Yuval Bronshtein Wins Event 2 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open After Four-Way Deal

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 2
$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 123
Prize Pool:  $41,205
January 14, 2021

Event 2 Champion Yuval Bronshtein

Event 2 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out). A field of 123 players came to play, creating the second-biggest Limit Omaha 8 tournament in any Seminole Hard Rock Poker major series.

After nearly 13 hours of play, four players remained and a deal was reached after some discussion. The chip leader at the time was Yuval Bronshtein, making him the official Event 2 winner.

“It’s pretty cool,” Bronshtein said afterward. “Last year at Lucky Hearts I was heads-up in this same tournament with a good friend of mine and we even chopped it, but he was chip leader and got the trophy. So it’s pretty cool to get it this time.”

With more than $1.6 million in tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob and a World Series of Poker Bracelet (2019 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball) to his name, Bronshtein is widely respected in mixed-game tournament circles. He moved to South Florida in 2019 and this marked his fifth mixed-game tournament cash in the majors since then.

“I’ll be back for the H.O.R.S.E. tomorrow, and the plan is to go back-to-back.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount

*denotes four-way deal

Event 2: We Have a Deal!

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 123

After playing four-handed for a few minutes, the remaining four players agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Yuval Bronshtein – 525,000 (9 big bets)
Manuel Labandeira – 480,000 (8 big bets)
Andrew Edgington – 245,000 (4 big bets)
Mark Robinson – 225,000 (4 big bets)

Here were the payouts:

Yuval Bronshtein – $7,534
Manuel Labandeira – $7,324
Andrew Edgington – $5,867
Mark Robinson – $5,704

As the chip leader, Yuval Bronshtein is officially the winner of Event 2 of the 2021 LHPO.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Yuval Bronshtein – Event 2 Champion
Manuel Labandeira – 2nd place
Andrew Edgington – 3rd place
Mark Robinson – 4th place

Event 2: Steve Pollack – 5th Place ($2,620)

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 123

Steve Pollack – 5th Place

Steve Pollack raised all in for 50,000 from the cutoff and Yuval Bronshtein isolated the pot with a three-bet from the small blind.

Pollack: AdKh5h4h
Bronshtein: AcQc10d2d

The board ran out 5c3cJs10c6d, giving Bronshtein the nut flush along with the nut low to eliminate Pollack in fifth place.

Yuval Bronshtein – 400,000 (8 big bets)
Steve Pollack – Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,620)

Event 2: Claudangelo Beaudouin – 6th Place ($1,995)

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 5 of 123

Claudangelo Beaudouin – 6th place

Yuval Bronshtein limped from under the gun, Claudangelo Beaudouin (pictured) raised from the cutoff to 40,000 and Andrew Edgington made it three bets to 60,000 from the button.

Steve Pollack called all in for 15,000 from the small blind, Bronshtein folded and Beaudouin called.

The flop was 6d6cJd, Beaudouin bet his remaining 10,000 and Edgington called.

Beaudouin: As10d7s4c
Edgington: AcAh8h7h
Pollack: KhKsQsQd

The 7d turn and Kd river completed the board, giving Pollack kings full of sixes to win the main pot to more than triple up.

Edgington, meanwhile, won the side pot with aces and sixes to eliminate Beaudouin in sixth place.

Steve Pollack – 75,000 (2 big bets)
Andrew Edgington – 120,000 (3 big bets)
Claudangelo Beaudouin – Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,995)

Event 2: Kris Lord – 7th Place ($1,420)

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 6 of 123

Kris Lord – 7th Place

A series of raises between Kris Lord (pictured) under the gun and Andrew Edgington in the big blind led to Edgington all in for 80,000.

Edgington: AhKcJd7s
Lord: AcKs8h6d

The board ran out 7dQs4h10s4c, not much for either player, but Edgington paired his seven to win the pot with sevens and fours.

Down to 5,000, Lord busted two hands later.

Andrew Edgington – 170,000 (4 big bets)
Kris Lord – Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,420)

Event 2: Final Table Lineup

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 7 of 123

Seat 1: Yuval Bronshtein – 170,000 (8.5 big bets)
Seat 2: Mark Robinson – 165,000 (8 big bets)
Seat 3: Claudangelo Beaudouin – 315,000 (16 big bets)
Seat 4: Andrew Edgington – 160,000 (8 big bets)
Seat 5: Kris Lord – 86,000 (4 big bets)
Seat 6: Steve Pollack – 130,000 (6.5 big bets)
Seat 7: Manuel Labandeira – 450,000 (22.5  big bets)

Remaining Payouts
1st: $10,730 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $7,170
3rd: $4,975
4th: $3,555
5th: $2,620
6th: $1,995
7th: $1,420

Results Thus Far
8th: Jason Lopesilvero – $1,420
9th: Miguel Acevedo – $1,075
10th: Ilia Belkin – $1,075
11th: Ken Han – $935
12th: Scott Hecker – $935
13th: Leonard St-Germain – $850
14th: Joseph Haug – $850
15th: Wesley Sigafoos – $800
16th: Offer Kohavi – $800

Event 2: Prize Pool and Payouts with $10K to the O8 Champ

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 1,000/2,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 86 of 123

The numbers are in and official. Event 2 drew 123 players to create a prize pool worth $41,205 with the last 16 spots getting paid.

A min-cash is worth $800 while the first LHPO champion will walk away with $10,730 and the big trophy.

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 2
$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Entries:  123
Prize Pool:  $41,205
January 14, 2021

1st: $10,730 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $7,170
3rd: $4,975
4th: $3,555
5th: $2,620
6th: $1,995
7th-8th: $1,420
9th-10th: $1,075
11th-12th: $935
13th-14th: $850
15th-16th: $800

Event 2: Registration Closed with 123 Entries

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Level 9: 800/1,600 Limits
Entries: 123

Peter Walsworth

The second break came to an end and the last of the last-minute players took their seats including two-time SHRP Omaha champ Peter Walsworth.

The final total shows 123 players joined to create the second-biggest Limit Omaha 8 tournament in any of our majors. The only one to top it ran a decade ago during the 2011 Poker Showdown and it had a $230 buy-in with re-entries.

Cheers to our Omaha gang.

Top five biggest SHRP Limit Omaha 8 fields:

  • 2011 Poker Showdown – 153
  • 2021 LHPO – 123
  • 2018 SHRPO – 113
  • 2012 Poker Showdown – 106
  • 2013 SHRPO – 105

Event 2: Blasting Off

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Level 4: 200/400 Limits
Entries: 109

Daniel Pearlman

Event 2 is bringing out the Omaha players in a big way. As they head on their first break, The 109 players in the freeze-out easily surpassed the 88 from this time last year. We will have to take a deep dive into the history books to see how it rates all time.

A few of the familiar faces in the field include Daniel Pearlman, Ian Feller, Steve Flacco, and five-time SHRP champ Gabriel Ramos.

Gabriel Ramos
Ian Feller
Steve Flacco

Event 2: First Four-Card Game

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Level 1: 50/100 Limits

Chips and Cards

South Florida players love their non-Hold’em games and the first LHPO trophy will go to one of them. Event 2 is a $400 Limit Omaha 8 game that will play out later this evening and it will take some skills to get there.

They’ll start with 12,000 stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes long. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm but the Freeze-Out format will mean players only have one bullet to fire. There will be a 40-minute dinner break at 6pm and they will return to play down to our first LHPO champion.

Cards will go in the air at noon and we will keep an eye on them as they make their way through the day.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet