Event 22: Carlos Torres Vasquez Wins After Three-Way Deal

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 683
Prize Pool: $81,960
January 22-24, 2018

Carlos Torres Vasquez

Event 22 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) tournament. Over two starting flights, a total of 683 entries generated a prize pool of $81,960, easily surpassing the $50,000 guarantee. Only 65 players made it to Day 2, and when it was all said and done a three-handed deal was agreed upon. Carlos Torres Vasquez was the chip leader at the time, making him the official winner.

“I’m a recreational player and only play once a week, so to have a result like this is very nice. I was just happy to make the final table and would have been happy with any result, so to win the trophy feels like a bonus.”

Final Table Results:
1st: Carlos Torres Vasquez – *$14,598
2nd: David Dohner – *$14,270
3rd: Matan Yehudai – *$13,701
4th: Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez – $5,737
5th: Hector Lopez – $4,139
6th: Karen Cleveland – $3,319
7th: Robert Leff – $2,541
8th: Daniel Saffer – $1,803
9th: Steven Touitou – $1,311
10th: Michael Johnson – $984
*denotes three-way deal

Event 22: We Have a Deal!

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining 3 of 683

David Dohner (left), Carlos Torres Vasquez (center), Matan Yehudai (right)

The remaining three players agreed to a deal. Here were their chip counts at the time, followed by their subsequent payouts.

Carlos Torres Vasquez – 2,470,000 (49 bb)
David Dohner – 2,310,000 (46 bb)
Matan Yehudai – 2,050,000 (41 bb)

As chip leader, Carlos Torres Vasquez is officially the winner of Event 22 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Carlos Torres Vasquez – $14,598
David Dohner – $14,270
Matan Yehudai – $13,701

A tournament recap will be posted later tonight.

Carlos Torres Vasquez
David Dohner
Matan Yehudai

Event 22: Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez – 4th Place ($5,737)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining 3 of 683

Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez

Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez raised all in for about 400,000 from the button, and Matan Yehudai called from the big blind.

Ibarry Quinonez showed AcQd, trailing Yehudai’s KdKs.

The board came down Jc7c2d8h3c, no help to Ibarry Quinonez, ending his tournament in fourth place for $5,737.

Matan Yehudai – 2,050,000 (41 bb)
EmanuelIbarry Quinonez – Eliminated

Event 22: Hector Lopez – 5th Place ($4,139)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining 4 of 683

Hector Lopez

With a dead small blind in the hand, Hector Lopez raised all in for 415,000 from the hijack and Carlos Torres Vasquez isolated with a shove of his own from the cutoff.

Lopez: AhKs
Torres Vasquez: AsQs

The board came down KhJc8h6s10h, giving Torres Vasquez an ace-high straight to eliminate Lopez in fifth place for $4,139.

Carlos Torres Vasquez – 2,520,000 (63 bb)
Hector Lopez – Eliminated

Event 22: Karen Cleveland – 6th Place ($3,319)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining 5 of 683

Karen Cleveland

Matan Yehudai raised all in from the small blind, and Karen Cleveland called all in from the big blind for 360,000.

Yehudai: 5s5h
Cleveland: Ah10h

The board came down 7d6s4d7c7h, no help to Cleveland, ending her tournament in sixth place for $3,319.

Matan Yehudai – 1,650,000 (41 bb)
Karen Cleveland – Eliminated