Event 7: Harry Eisenberg Wins After Four-Way Deal

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7
$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Entries: 86
Prize Pool: $21,930
January 15, 2018

Harry Eisenberg

Event 7 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open, a $300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry), drew 86 entries and generated a prize pool of $21,930. After about 11 hours, a four-handed deal was agreed upon by the final four players. Harry Eisenberg was chip leader at the time, earning him the official victory.

Originally from Wayland, Massaschusetts, Eisenberg now resides in Boca Raton and plays in the big tournament series at the Seminole Hard Rock often. With 11 final tables made here over the years, Eisenberg had been close to victory several times. Despite having three third-place finishes and four runner-up showings, however, that elusive SHRP title evaded him.

That all changed tonight.

“It’s wonderful,” said Eisenberg after the win. “I guess you think it’s never going to happen, then it happens, and it’s like walking on air. It’s like the first time I teed off at Pebble Beach. It’s just a wonderful feeling.”

Eisenberg began the final table third in chips, and steadily rose the ranks to seize the chip lead with six players still in the hunt. Once four players remained, they quickly agreed to a deal and Eisenberg finally had his victory at the Seminole Hard Rock.

“You have to get lucky, but I was happy with how I played. It’s nice to win one.”

*1st: Harry Eisenberg – $4,766 + Trophy
*2nd: Gary Kosakowski – $4,200
*3rd: Billie Walter – $3,565
*4th: Mark Hurst – $3,274
5th: David May – $1,371
6th: Stephen Wood – $1,097
7th: Hoyt Verner – $910
8th: Wesley Chong – $768
9th: Marc Sacheli – $707
10th: David Prociak – $658
11th: Robert Nevens – $614

*denotes four-way deal

Event 7: We Have a Deal!

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 86

                                                                Harry Eisenberg – 1st Place

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

Harry Eisenberg – 319,000 (16 BB)
Gary Kosakowski – 232,500 (12 BB)
Billie Walter – 169,000 (8 BB)
Mark Hurst – 140,000 (7 BB)

As chip leader, Harry Eisenberg is officially the winner of Event 7 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Harry Eisenberg – $4,766
Gary Kosakowski – $4,200
Billie Walter – $3,565
Mark Hurst – $3,274

A tournament recap will be posted later tonight.

                                                                    Gary Kosakowski – 2nd Place
                                                                             Billie Walter – 3rd Place
                                                                         Mark Hurst – 4th Place

Event 7: David May – 5th Place ($1,371)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 86

                                                                                           David May


David May was all in prior to sixth street and was showing AdJs / AsJcQh, leading Gary Kosakowski’s 7h7s / JdKc2s.

Kosakowski spiked the 7c on sixth street to pull ahead with trips, although May caught the Qc to have three pairs and six outs to fill up.

However, the 10d on seventh street was no help and May was eliminated in fifth place for $1,371.

Gary Kosakowski – 235,000 (12 BB)
David May – Eliminated

Event 7: Stephen Wood – 6th Place ($1,097)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 8,000/16,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 5 of 86

                                                                               Stephen Wood


With his board showing 3x8x2x9x, Stephen Wood bet on seventh street against Harry Eisenberg, who raised with his board of 10x6x3xJx (not necessarily in that order). Wood called all in.

Eisenberg tabled 2x4xAx for a 6-4-3-2-A low.

“Ace on the river,” commented Eisenberg.

Wood mucked and was eliminated in sixth place for $1,097.

Harry Eisenberg – 255,000 (16 BB)
Stephen Wood – Eliminated