Seniors: Richard Whitebrook – 7th Place ($1,831)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 155

Richard Whitebrook
Richard Whitebrook

Bruce Gans raised from the cutoff to 30,000, and Jill Pike called from the small blind. The flop came Js4s2h, Pike checked, Gans moved all in for 122,000, and Pike quickly called with AhAc.

Gans turned over As10s for a spade-flush draw, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card was the Qh, giving Gans additional outs with a gutshot straight draw.

The river card was the Qs, and Pike quietly said “Fudge nugget” as Gans rivered his flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Bruce Gans  –  324,000  (27 bb)
Jill Pike  –  200,000  (17 bb)

A short while later, Harvey Bruce Freedman raised from the hijack to 35,000, Richard Whitebrook moved all in from the button for about 110,000, and Yvonne McQuillan moved all in over the top from the big blind for about 280,000. Freedman folded.

Whitebrook turned over 9s9c, but he needed to improve to stay alive against McQuillan’s JsJc.

The board came Ks6h6cJh4c, and McQuillan turned a full house, jacks full of sixes, to win the pot and eliminate Whitebrook in seventh plce.

Yvonne McQuillan  –  450,000  (38 bb)
Richard Whitebrook  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($1,831)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 310,000 (26 big blinds), and the next player to be eliminated will earn $2,108.

Seniors: David Albertson – 8th Place ($1,644)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 155

David Albertson
David Albertson

The players return from break to begin Level 19, with increased blinds of 5,000-10,000 with a 10,000 ante. Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.  Greg Spinder  –  64,000  (6 bb)
Seat 2.  David Albertson  –  104,000  (10 bb)
Seat 3.  Harvey Bruce Freedman  –  124,000  (12 bb)
Seat 4.  Bruce Gans  –  172,000  (17 bb)
Seat 5.  Richard Whitebrook  –  251,000  (25 bb)
Seat 6.  Jill Pike  –  254,000  (25 bb)
Seat 7.  Yvonne McQuillan  –  454,000  (45 bb)
Seat 8.  Phil Rigby  –  437,000  (44 bb)

A hand or two later, David Albertson raised from the button to 35,000, Harvey Bruce Freedman moved all in from the small blind for 119,000, and Albertson called all in for 104,000 with Kc10c.

Freedman turned over Ac9c, and Albertson needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 10h8d5sAh9h — Albertson paired his ten on the flop, but Freedman paired his ace on the turn and his nine on the river to win the pot and eliminate Albertson in eighth place.

Harvey Bruce Freedman  –  243,000  (24 bb)
David Albertson  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($1,644)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 266,000 (27 big blinds), and the next player to be eliminated will earn $1,831.

Seniors: Greg Rosen – 9th Place ($1,417)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 155

Greg Rosen

Greg Rosen moved all in from middle position for about 60,000, David Albertson moved all in over the top from the button for about 100,000, and the blinds folded.

Rosen turned over KdKc, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against Albertson’s 9s9h.

The board came 9d8h2s5d5c, and Albertson flopped a set of nines and rivered a full house to win the pot and eliminate Rosen in ninth place.

David Albertson  –  180,000  (23 bb)
Greg Rosen  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($1,417)

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 233,000 (29 big blinds), and the next player to be eliminated will earn $1,644.

Seniors: Final Table Begins with Yvonne McQuillan in the Lead

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 155

The final nine players have drawn for random seats at the final table, and play will continue tonight until they reach a winner. Here are their updated chip counts, followed by the remaining prizepool:

Seat 1.  Greg Spinder  –  67,000  (11 bb)
Seat 2.  David Albertson  –  100,000  (17 bb)
Seat 3.  Harvey Bruce Freedman  –  204,000  (34 bb)
Seat 4.  Bruce Gans  –  231,000  (39 bb)
Seat 5.  Richard Whitebrook  –  92,000  (15 bb)
Seat 6.  Jill Pike  –  209,000  (35 bb)
Seat 7.  Greg Rosen  –  49,000  (8 bb)
Seat 8.  Yvonne McQuillan  –  473,000  (79 bb)
Seat 9.  Phil Rigby  –  440,000  (73 bb)

1st:  $14,166 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $9,188
3rd:  $5,415
4th:  $3,294
5th:  $2,543
6th:  $2,108
7th:  $1,831
8th:  $1,644
9th:  $1,417

And here is a list of the players who have finished in the money so far, along with their payouts:

10th:  Mike Parekh  –  $1,238
11th:  Hector Pacheco  –  $1,238
12th:  Fariborz Zojaji  –  $1,238
13th:  Miami John Cernuto  –  $1,067
14th:  Lawrence Klur  –  $1,067
15th:  David Katz  –  $1,067
16th:  Thomas Bielecky  –  $901
17th:  Peter Netherton  –  $901
18th:  Miguel Martinez  –  $901
19th:  Jonathan Shapiro  –  $738
20th:  Marc Levy  –  $738

We will be providing live updates from this table until they reach a winner.

Seniors: Prize Pool and Payouts with $14,166 to Seniors Champ

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 9:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining:  54 of 155

Registration closed on the LHPO Seniors event and we had another great turnout. The tournament drew 155 entries to create a prize pool worth $52,700 and the last 20 players will earn some money.

A min-cash is worth $738 and the Seniors Event champion will take home $14,166 plus the LHPO trophy.

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  155
Prize Pool:  $52,700
January 13, 2020

1st: $14,166 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $9,188
3rd: $5,415
4th: $3,294
5th: $2,543
6th: $2,108
7th: $1,831
8th: $1,644
9th: $1,417
10th-12th: $1,238
13th-15th: $1,067
16th-18th: $901
19th-20th: $738