$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 10: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante Players Remaining: 144 of 335
Event 16 drew 335 entries to the $2,200 No Limit Hold’em tournament to clearly surpass the $200,000 guarantee and put $670,000 in the big prize pool. The last 42 players will take home some of that money with $4,030 for a min-cash and a huge $140,342 payday for the Event 16 winner.
2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 16 $2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed Entries: 335 Prize Pool: $670,000 January 21, 2021
$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante Entries: 335
Players are back in their seats after the second break and registration closed on the last preliminary tournament before the Championship. Event 16 drew 335 entries to the $2,200 No Limit Hold’em game for another record; the largest one-day $2,200 field in our history.
The $200,000 guarantee was beaten early and they pushed the prize pool up to $670,000.
$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 7: 300/600 with a 600 ante Entries: 278
The clock has about run out on Level 7 to leave one more level plus a break to push the entry count over 300. With a few people in line and re-entries still open, it looks like it will get there.
We can’t have a major series in Hollywood without seeing the Massey Brothers in our biggest games. Aaron and Ralph have combined for more than $5.4 million in career earnings and four WSOP Circuit rings. Now they are both looking to add a Hollywood title to their list of accomplishments.
$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 6: 200/400 with a 400 ante Entries: 256
That Event 16 prize pool is sliding its way up to new milestones every time we look and new entries join the field. The latest was getting the prize pool over $500,000 with more than 250 entries with 90 minutes to build it up.
We found Eric Afriat earlier, he with the three WPT titles, and then walked by Darren Elias who is one better. Elias is the only player with four WPT titles and he’s using the $2K to warmup for a chance at number five starting tomorrow.
$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 5: 200/300 with a 300 ante Entries: 227
Tournament staff sent the $2,200 field on a staggered break, half going early and half on time, to limit the number of people in the halls along with the massive WPT LHPO Championship satellite crowd.
While they were gone, Event 16 officially became the biggest one-time $2K event in our history with a lot of time to run it up.
The Championship kicks off tomorrow and that means we’re seeing some big players for the first time including three-time WPT champ Eric Afriat. We mentioned Brian Altman earlier as the first player to win the same WPT Event twice, well Afriat had a chance for that feat earlier. He captured the WPT Poker Showdown title in 2014 and finished one spot away from that title again in 2019.
$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante Entries: 174
The $200,000 guarantee is far in the rearview mirror and the Event 16 prize pool climbed over $300,000 well before the first break. With a steady diet of new entrants and three hours of registration remaining, it’s likely this will become the biggest one-day $2,200 tournament in our history.
The current record stands at 226 entries for the $2,200 Eight-Handed NLH during the 2017 Poker Showdown. That tournament was captured by 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen. He is back in today’s field and another win would be a nice way to head into Championship weekend.
$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante Entries: 103
Much like the other tournaments on the LHPO schedule, Event 16 quickly surpassed its guarantee and they are now playing for more than $200,000 in the one-day tournament. With late registration and unlimited re-entries, that number will get much bigger.
“I want to finish better than I did last year,” Steve Ekin told us.
That would be a really good day for the SHRP regular. We had 149 entries in this game last year and Ekin made it all the way to fourth place. Finishing higher this year would be a very nice payday.
The WPT LHPO Championship kicks off tomorrow and today we have the last preliminary event on the schedule. If it turns out anything like yesterday’s one-day event, it’s going to be a busy day in the Seminole Ballroom.
Event 16 is a $2,200 buy-in with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool and one-day structure. Players will start with 20,000 deep stacks and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm with unlimited re-entries available during that time.
Cards go in the air at noon and we will bring you all the action as we prepare for the main attraction.
$200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion