Event 25: Matty Bretzfield Wins the $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Title ($15,323)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 25
$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha 
Entries:  84
Prize Pool:  $81,480
January 22, 2019

Matty Bretzfield - Event 25 Champion
Matty Bretzfield – Event 25 Champion

“I was long overdue for a trophy at the Hard Rock.”

After a couple of deep runs in previous tournaments here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, Matty Bretzfield overcame a field of 84 entries to win the final event of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open — $1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha.

From the Money Bubble to the end of the tournament, Bretzfield held the chip lead most of the way. The final five players agreed to a deal to split the remaining prizepool, and as chipleader, Bretzfield won the title, the trophy, and $15,323.

“It’s 4 am, that’s why I wanted to chop so bad — I’m really tired. But it feels really good, and I’m really happy. I chopped with good people.”

It was a long night for the players at the final table, as it took nearly three hours to drop from 12 players to eight.

Bretzfield has a few victories under his belt, but he really wanted a trophy from Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, especially after finishing 10th in last August’s SHRPO Championship (earning a career-best $62,415), and 11th yesterday in Event #21, $2,500 No Limit Hold’em.

“The trophy means a lot to me. It’s a sense of accomplishment. My mom just moved down here about two months ago, and she’s never seen me win a trophy. She’s just seen the ones I already have. So now I get to go home and bring it to her, and that means a lot to me.”

This is Bretzfield’s first trophy from the Seminole Hard Rock, but he doesn’t plan on it being his last.

“I just started tournament poker seriously back in August. Now I’m on the circuit grinding and it feels great. Living my dream, living in paradise.”


Final Results:

1st:  Matthew Bretzfield  –  $15,323 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Sam Sweilem  –  $14,804
3rd:  Tom Guedj  –  $12,495
4th:  Robert Banks  –  $10,891
5th:  Joseph Rahman  –  $10,307
6th:  Joseph Irgon  –  $4,074
7th:  Mario Cohen  –  $3,381
8th:  Zachary Milchman  –  $2,852
9th:  Farid Dhanani  –  $2,628
10th:  Eitan Elbaz-Dahan  –  $2,444
11th:  Mathyeu Provost  –  $2,281

Event 25: Matty Bretzfield Wins in a Five-Way Chop ($15,323)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 5 of 84

Matt Bretzfield
Matt Bretzfield

When Level 15 came to an end, the final five players agreed to a deal to split up the remaining prizepool. These were the official chip counts:

1.  Matty Bretzfield  –  367,000  (31 bb)
2.  Sam Snead  –  339,000  (28 bb)
3.  Tom Guedj  –  232,000  (19 bb)
4.  Timothy Banks  –  171,000  (14 bb)
5.  Joseph Rahman  –  151,000  (13 bb)

And these were the payouts agreed to:

1st:  Matty Bretzfield  –  $15,323
2nd:  Sam Snead  –  $14,804
3rd:  Tom Guedj  –  $12,495
4th:  Timothy Banks  –  $10,891
5th:  Joseph Rahman  –  $10,307

Stay tuned for a recap from this event, which will be posted later tonight.

Event 25: Joseph Irgon – 6th Place ($4,074)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 5 of 84

Joseph Irgon
Joseph Irgon

Sam Snead raised under the gun to 10,000, Joseph Irgon moved all in from the hijack for 22,000, Matt Bretzfield called from the big blind, and Snead also called.

Bretzfield and Snead checked all the way down on a board of QcJc6d7h4c, and all three players turned over their cards.

Matt Bretzfield:  Jh7s5h2s  (two pair, jacks and sevens)
Sam Snead:  KsQs9d9c  (pair of queens)
Joseph Irgon:  AcKd9s9h  (pair of nines)

Bretzfield won the pot with his two pair to eliminate Irgon in sixth place.

Matt Bretzfield  –  468,000  (47 bb)
Joseph Irgon  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($4,074)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 252,000 (25 big blinds).

Event 25: Mario Cohen – 7th Place ($3,381)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 84

Mario Cohen
Mario Cohen

Mario Cohen was all in preflop against Matt Bretsfield.

Matt Bretzfield:  AsKc8s4c
Mario Cohen:  Kd10h9d3c

The board came 6s5s2hJhAh, and Bretzfield won the pot with a pair of aces to eliminate Cohen in seventh place.

Matt Bretzfield  –  420,000  (42 bb)
Mario Cohen  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($3,381)

Event 25: Zack Milchman – 8th Place ($2,852)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 84

Zack Milchman
Zack Milchman

Zack Milchman was all in preflop from the button for 37,000 against Sam Snead in the cutoff.

Zack Milchman:  AhQdJh7s
Sam Snead:  4h3c2s2d

The board came Kd10c2c8c3d, and Snead won the pot with a flopped set of deuces to eliminate Milchman in eighth place.

Sam Snead  –  280,000  (35 bb)
Zack Milchman  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($2,852)