Event 8: Drew Johnson Wins Outright

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$570 8-Max Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Entries: 208
Regular Prize Pool: $62,400
Bounty Prize Pool: $41,600

January 15, 2018

                                                                             Drew Johnson

Event 8 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $570 8-Max Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry) tournament. A total of 208 entries generated a prize pool of $104,000. Of that total, $41,600 was set aside for bounties and the remaining $62,400 made up the payouts for the top 26 finishers.

More than fifteen hours after the tournament began, Drew Johnson outlasted the field for a first-place prize of $14,470.

When the field was down to the official final table of eight players, Johnson was the shortest stack of the bunch. Flying mainly under the radar while Ory Hen held the chip lead for a majority of the final table, Johnson scored a key double with three players left.  His queen-five bested Hen’s ace-eight and, combined with Hen’s elimination shortly thereafter, gave Johnson the chip lead beginning heads-up play.

After about a half hour of heads-up action, Johnson bested Jim Engelbrecht to win the tournament and his first SHRP trophy.

Originally from Bridgewater, New Jersey, Johnson now resides in Fort Lauderdale. His win today marked his sixth major series cash at the Seminole Hard Rock and increased his career tournament winnings to nearly $75,000.

Final Results
1st: Drew Johnson – $14,470
2nd: Jim Engelbrecht – $9,635
3rd: Ory Hen – $7,015
4th: Alex Moreira – $5,185
5th: Joseph Patalano – $3,890
6th: Mansoor Kader – $2,965
7th: Adrian McCullough – $2,295
8th: Francis Margaglione – $1,805
9th: Jamie Sequeira – $1,445
10th: Jason Brown – $1,445
11th: Kevin Wright – $1,175
12th: Peter Vitantonio – $1,175
13th: (unclaimed) – $970
14th: Ricky Valenti – $970
15th: Ido Ashkenazi – $820
16th: Michael Santos – $820
17th: David Inselberg – $700
18th: Miguel Capriles – $700
19th: Lawrence Pileggi – $700
20th: Richard Leger – $700
21th: Knut Berntsen – $610
22nd: Oscar Trestini – $610
23rd: James Salmon – $610
24th: Jack Rolnitzky – $610
25th: Kristian Bawcom – $540
26th: John Spadavecchia – $540

Event 8: Final Table Update

$570 8-Max Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 26: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 208

Drew Johnson – 1,335,000 (45 bb)
Jim Engelbrecht – 1,160,000 (39 bb)

Final Table Results Thus Far
3. Ory Hen – $7,015
4. Alex Moreira – $5,185
5. Joseph Patalano – $3,890
6. Mansoor Kader – $2,965
7. Adrian McCullough – $2,295
8. Francis Margaglione – $1,805
9. Jamie Sequeira – $1,445

Event 8: Nine-Handed Final Table

$570 8-Max Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 208

The starting field has been trimmed to nine players, and they’re now combined around the unofficial final table for Event 8. Here’s the lineup:

Seat 1: Mansoor Kader – 302,000 (50 bb)
Seat 2: Adrian McCullough – 589,000 (98 bb)
Seat 3: Jim Englebrecht – 230,000 (38 bb)
Seat 4: Drew Johnson – 177,000 (30 bb)
Seat 5: Jamie Sequeira – 28,000 (5 bb)
Seat 6: Ory Hen – 344,000 (57 bb)
Seat 7: Alex Moreira – 197,000 (33 bb)
Seat 8: Joseph Patalano – 229,000 (38 bb)
Seat 9: Francis Margaglione – 415,000 (69 bb)

And here are the remaining payouts:

1st: $14,470 + trophy
2nd: $9,635
3rd: $7,015
4th: $5,185
5th: $3,890
6th: $2,965
7th: $2,295
8th: $1,805
9th: $1,445

A winner’s story will be published once the event concludes.

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payouts; $14,470 Up Top

$570 8-Max Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 10: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 72 of 208

Registration closed on the second new tournament of the day and the Double Black Chip Bounty more than doubled its $50,000 Guarantee. The tournament drew 208 entries to the $570 buy-in event to put the combined prize pool at $104,000 between the regular and bounty pools.

The last 26 players will earn a portion of the regular prize pool with a min-cash worth $540 and the next LHPO champ walking away with $14,470 plus the LHPO trophy.

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$570 8-Max Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Entries: 208
Regular Prize Pool: $62,400
Bounty Prize Pool: $41,600

January 15, 2018

1st: $14,470
2nd: $9,635
3rd: $7,015
4th: $5,185
5th: $3,890
6th: $2,965
7th: $2,295
8th: $1,805
9th – 10th: $1,445
11th – 12th: $1,175
13th – 14th: $970
15th – 16th: $820
17th – 20th: $700
21st – 24th: $610
25th – 26th: $540

Event 8: Building Bounties

$570 8-Max Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 25/50

The busy day in the ballroom continues with a new event on the schedule that will award another trophy. Event 8 is a $570 buy-in Double Black Chip Bounty tournament with $200 bounties on each player and a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The tournament will pay out two $100 black cash chips for each player you knock out to give players a chance to profit before they start paying out the regular prize pool. The tournament will also run with an eight-handed format to keep the action brisk.

Entrants will start out with 12,000 stacks and levels will last 30 minutes a pop. Late registration and re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm with a dinner break scheduled at 6:30pm. This is a one-day tournament and we will award another trophy later this evening.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet