Event 17: Frank Nerat Wins First Trophy, Career-Best Payout ($8,850)

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 17
$300 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 114
Prize Pool: $30,000
January 21, 2018

Frank Nerat

Well that didn’t take long.

Frank Nerat has just outlasted a field of 114 entries in Event 17, collecting the trophy and the top prize of $8,850. It took less than seven hours for him to accomplish the victory.

Nerat is a 66-hear-old attorney from Lansing, Michigan. This result is the largest on his record, which includes just one previous tournament cash. Remarkably, he began the final table with the shortest stack, entering with less than three big blinds.

Final table results:

1st: Frank Nerat – $8,850
2nd: Sasidhar Bobba – $5,475
3rd: Donald Somers – $3,270
4th: Frank Bedoya – $2,100
5th: Yousef Nassr – $1,590
6th: Ory Hen – $1,320
7th: Esteban Garcia – $1,140
8th: Glenn Menne – $1,005
9th: Joseph Patalano – $885

Event 17: Final Table Set

$300 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 114

Playing like a true turbo, Event 17 is down to its final table with only ten players remaining. Sashi Bobba holds a big lead with regulars Yousef Nassr, Joseph Patalano, and former SHRP Player of the Year Ory Hen trying to catch him.

Seat 1: Jeff Krusinski – 51,000
Seat 2: Ory Hen – 48,500
Seat 3: Yousef Nassr – 58,500
Seat 4: Sashi Bobba – 340,000
Seat 5: Glenn Menne – 151,500
Seat 6: Frank Naranjo Bedoya – 135,000
Seat 7: Donald Somers – 200,000
Seat 8: Frank Nerat – 28,000
Seat 9: Esteban Garcia – 105,000
Seat 10: Joseph Patalano – 30,000

Remaining payouts:

1st: $8,850 + trophy
2nd: $5,475
3rd: $3,270
4th: $2,100
5th: $1,590
6th: $1,320
7th: $1,140
8th: $1,005
9th: $885
10th: $780

Previous payouts:

11th: Lloyd Gunther – $780
12th: Zoltan Czinkota – $780
13th: Steven Weintraub – $675
14th: Jorge Gomez – $675
15th: Bradley Coultas – $675

Event 17: First Turbo

$300 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 25/50

We have two new tournaments on the Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule and both of them will zip off with turbo formats while the Championship plays down in the ballroom.

Event 17 is a $300 buy-in tournament with a turbo structure and a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. It is set up to start and finish on the same day so we will crown another LHPO trophy before the night is through.

Entrants start out with 10,000 stacks and play 15-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration and re-entries are available until the start of Level 11 at 2 pm. They will return and continue shrinking the field until only the Event 17 remains.

Cards fly at 11 am and we’ll keep one eye on them from across the hallway.

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 17 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 11 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 17 – $300 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 17 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 2 – $3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship

3PM: Event 18 – $1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 12
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 18 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

3PM: Event 68 – $140 Mega Satellite into Event 19 (1-in-5)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into $570/$50,000 GTD Event 19
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 68 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 69 – $2,650 Mega Satellite into High Roller (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $25,500 LHPO High Roller
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 69 Structure Sheet

10:30PM: Event 70 – $2,625 Super Turbo into High Roller (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $25,500 LHPO High Roller
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 70 Structure Sheet

Players are encouraged to park in Seminole Way Garage for easy, covered access to the tournament area and poker room
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