Event 19: Matt Yorra Wins After Heads-Up Chop

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$570 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 224
Prize Pool: $112,000
January 22, 2018

Matt Yorra

Event 19 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $570 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) tournament. A field of 224 entries created a prize pool of $112,000, more than doubling the guarantee. When all was said and done, Matt Yorra and Sebastian Kos were the last two standing. A lengthy heads-up battle ensued, and after trading double ups they agreed to a chop. As chip leader, Yorra was officially declared the winner.

“It was a good field. A lot of the Hard Rock regulars and circuit grinders, and I’m just happy to get the win and end the series on a good note.”

Yorra began the final table second in chips to Kos. Once the two got heads up, the back-and-forth battle lasted nearly two hours before they agreed to a chop.

“He was really good, and the match could have gone either way. It’s so late, so I’m fine making the deal.”

The win bumps Yorra past the $570,000 mark in career live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database, and also is Yorra’s first big series win at the Seminole Hard Rock.

“I’m really happy to get the title. It’s my first trophy, so it just feels good to finally get one.”

Results:
1st: Matt Yorra – *$22,697
2nd: Sebastian Kos – *$22,696
3rd: Jamie Wiegrefe – $11,480
4th: Howard Mash – $6,982
5th: Lazaro Rodriguez – $5,383
6th: Rogelio Padilla – $4,469
7th: Peter Nigh – $3,808
8th: Oscar Trestini – $3,248
9th: Iso Ashkenazi – $2,671
10th: David Nicholson – $2,352
11th: Lukas Pribyl – $2,352
12th: Ramiro Yranek – $2,352
13th: Jeffrey Abramovitz – $2,016
14th: Rafael Bababekov – $2,016
15th: Dennis Rodriguez – $2,016
16th: Tyron Watts – $1,680
17th: Michael Tureniec – $1,680
18th: Dovid Goldfisher – $1,680
19th: Thomas Sheets – $1,344
20th: Scott Ward – $1,344
21st: Carlos Rodriguez Rojas – $1,344
22nd: Nick Yunis – $1,036
23rd: Aryeh Bassman – $1,036
24th: Bobba Sasidhar – $1,036
25th: Peter Vitantonio – $832
26th: Jamie Sequeira – $832
27th: Eril Silevitch – $832
28th: Wataru Nippa – $775

*denotes heads-up chop

Event 19: We Have a Deal!

$570 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 224

Following Matt Yorra’s double up, the two players agreed to an even chop.

Here were the chip counts at the time of the deal:

Matt Yorra – 2,190,000 (27 bb)
Sebastian Kos – 1,170,000 (15 bb)

As chip leader, Matt Yorra is officially the winner of Event 19 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Matt Yorra – $22,697
Sebastian Kos – $22,696

Event 19: Sebastian Kos Pulls Back Ahead

$570 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 224

Sebastian Kos limped from the button, and Matt Yorra checked his option in the big blind.

The flop fell KdQs2d, and Yorra check-called 80,000 from Kos.

The turn was the Ad, and both players checked.

The river was the 9s, Yorra bet 125,000, and Kos called.

Yorra showed Qd7s for a pair of queens, but Kos showed Kc6d for a pair of kings to win the pot and retake the chip lead.

Sebastian Kos – 2,050,000 (26 bb)
Matt Yorra – 1,310,000 (16 bb)

Event 19: Matt Yorra Doubles to Retake the Lead

$570 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 224

Sebastian Kos limped from the button, Matt Yorra raised all in for 1,085,000 from the big blind, and Kos snap called.

Kos: AsJh
Yorra: Ah7d

The board came down Kc7h4h3d9s, giving Yorra a pair of sevens to double up and retake the chip lead.

Matt Yorra – 2,190,000 (27 bb)
Sebastian Kos – 1,170,000 (15 bb)

Event 19: Matt Yorra’s Turn to Double Into the Lead

$570 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 224

Matt Yorra raised all in for 850,000 from the button, and Sebastian Kos called after a few moments from the big blind

Yorra tabled Ad10s, leading Kos’ Kd5s.

The board came down 10d6s6c2h3h, giving Yorra tens up to double through Kos and retake the chip lead.

Matt Yorra – 1,720,000 (21.5 bb)
Sebastian Kos -1,640,000 (20.5 bb)