Jim Collopy Wins Event 25, Earning More Than the $100,000 Prizepool Guarantee

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 25
$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 134
Prize Pool:  $636,500
January 26, 2021

Jim Collopy
Jim Collopy

Event 25 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event, and the field of 134 entries created a prizepool of $636,500 — more than six times the $100,000 guarantee.

The one-day event ended with Jim Collopy and Byron Kaverman heads-up, and after battling for a while, they agreed to a deal to split the rest of the prizepool. These were their final chip counts:

Jim Collopy  –  1,670,000  (56 bb)
Byron Kaverman  –  1,010,000  (34 bb)

As the chipleader, Collopy was also awarded the title and the trophy, though it’s worth noting that both of the players earned more than $100,000 — the size of the guarantee.

Jim Collopy
Jim Collopy

Final Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JamesCollopy$141,714*
2ByronKaverman$129,596*
3IvanZufic$75,825
4ValeryLitvak$54,470
5NikolaMinkov$40,260
6AlexanderButcher$30,650
7MartinZamani$21,760
8LeeMarkholt$21,760
9RandallEmmett$16,280
10AdamHendrix$16,280
11RaffaelloLocatelli$14,070
12TimothyCapretta$14,070
13JakeSchwartz$12,590
14JoelGola$12,590
15LandonTice$11,675
16GiuseppeIadisernia$11,675
17CarlDiveglia$11,675

* Indicates results of a heads-up deal.

Event 25: Prize Pool and Payouts with $162,785 Up Top

$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  29 of 134

Registration closed on the one-day $5K tournament and we are closing out the series the way it started. Setting records. The 134 entries for the tournament is the biggest field for this tournament and they combined to create a prize pool worth $636,500.

The last 17 players will take home some money with $11,235 for a min-cash and a huge $162,785 for the Event 25 champion.

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 25
$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 134
Prize Pool:  $636,500
January 26, 2021

1st: $162,785 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $108,525
3rd: $75,825
4th: $54,470
5th: $40,260
6th: $30,650
7th-8th: $21,760
9th-10th: $16,280
11th-12th: $14,070
13th-14th: $12,590
15th-16th: $11,675
17th: $11,235

Event 25: Landon Tice is Among Us as Field Hits 99 Entries

$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Entries:  99

Landon Tice

Event 25 was sent on their second break of the day and the field hit 99 entries while they were gone. That leaves the field only 19 away from setting another record field.

Landon Tice is in the field a few months after collecting the biggest score of his young career. The Boca Raton grinder played the $1K MSPT Main Event at the Venetian in November and outlasted 1,123 entries to earn more than $200,000. That was also his first live recorded cash, not too shabby.

Event 25: Blasted Guarantee and Randall Emmett Up Early

$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  200/400 with a 400 ante
Entries:  74

Randall Emmett

While the LHPO Championship final table is playing down in the back of the Seminole Ballroom, the one-day $5K tournament is having a time of its own in the front.

The tournament flew right by its $100,000 guarantee early in the day and the prize pool is over $350,000 after the first break. The record for attendance in this tournament is 117 and they should hit that with late registration available until 6:40 pm.

Randall Emmett looks like one of the big stacks after the first break after the tv/movie producer ran his stack up to 52,000 in four levels. Emmett has two big wins and both came within days of each other; taking the top spot in the Aria $10K High Roller on October 3 of 2019 for $108,000 then again in the Aria $10K High Roller on October 5 for another $102,600.

Event 25: One-Day $5K

$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

It’s the last full day of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open series and we have two big tournaments to finish it off. The first starts at noon with the popular one-day $5,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament. Event 25 has a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool and if recent trends continue, it’s going to be huge.

They’ll start out with 20,000 deep stacks and play 30 minutes levels throughout the day. Late registration is available until the start of Level 12 at 6:40 pm following the dinner break with unlimited re-entries available.

We expect a very talented crowd today for the biggest buy-in tournament on the schedule.

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry until start of Level 12 (6:40pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet