Matthew Stuff Wins Event 4 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open After Four-Way Deal

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$400 Deep Stack Pot-Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Entries: 225
Prize Pool:  $75,375
January 16, 2021

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 4 Champion Matthew Stuff

Event 4 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $400 Deep Stack Pot-Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry). A field of 225 entries created the largest Pot-Limit Omaha tournament in any Seminole Hard Rock Poker major series.

When the final table was reached nearly 13 hours after play began, it was 34-year-old Matthew Stuff who ran away with it. Stuff began second in chips and went on a heater, accumulating 75% of the chips in play with four players remaining.

It was at that point when the remaining players agreed to a deal. As the overwhelming chip leader, Stuff collected the entirety of the first-place payout. The other three players chopped up the remainder of the prize pool.

“I cut my teeth in PLO (Pot-Limit-Omaha) cash games,” Stuff said afterward. “PLO cash is what I’m really all about. I came down here honestly to get into a real big private game and came just for that. Then I felt like messing around in the big opening Hold’em event, but I suck at Hold’em. I busted eight players or so from the money last night. So I played this tournament just on a whim really and crushed, just ran amazing.”

Stuff, who resides in Clarksville, Tennessee, admitted he can see himself playing more tournaments moving forward.

“I don’t have any other tournament winnings or cashes. It hasn’t been a part of my cycle. Everything for me has just been grinding cash. I’ve been wanting to move into tournaments a little bit more, and now I’m a little bit more able to since my bankroll is a little bit better.”

Final Results

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
8RafaelPerez Guerrero$2,468
16CarlosBezara Vivas$930

*denotes four-way deal

Event 4: We Have a Deal!

$400 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000
Players Remaining: 4 of 225

After playing four-handed for a little while, Matthew Stuff further increased his chip lead to the point where he held 75% of the chips in play. The remaining players then agreed to a deal with Stuff getting the first-place prize money. The remaining three players chopped the remaining payouts equally.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Matthew Stuff – 3,370,000 (67 bb)
Yuval Bronshtein – 400,000 (8 bb)
Corel Theuma – 390,000 (8 bb)
Philip Whitaker – 345,000 (7 bb)

Here were the payouts:

Matthew Stuff – $17,169
Yuval Bronshtein – $8,699
Corel Theuma – $8,698
Philip Whitaker – $8,698

As the chip leader, Matthew Stuff is the official Event 4 Champion of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open!

Yuval Bronshtein also made his third consecutive final table, having won Event 2 on Thursday night and finished runner-up in Event 3 last night.

Matthew Stuff – 1st place
Yuval Bronshtein – 2nd place
Corel Theuma – 3rd place
Philip Whitaker – 4th place

Event 4: Jacob Corda – 5th Place ($4,700)

$400 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000
Players Remaining: 4 of 225

Jacob Corda – 5th place

In a battle of the blinds with the flop reading Qc9dJd, Jacob Corda ended up all in from the small blind for about 320,000 against Matthew Stuff in the big blind.

Corda: Ks10d8h6s
Stuff: Ah10s8s4s

“Oh wow, blind vs blind,” said Stuff, seeing his second-best straight run into the nuts. “Need a king.”

The Kc landed on the turn, giving Stuff Broadway.

The Js river was no help to Corda, ending his run in fifth place.

Matthew Stuff – 2,500,000 (63 bb)
Jacob Corda – Eliminated in 5th Place ($4,700)

Event 4: Matthew Stuff Crosses 2 Million

$400 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000
Players Remaining: 5 of 225

Matthew Stuff

Matthew Stuff raised to 125,000 from under the gun and Corel Theuma called from the button.

The flop was 7h3d8d and Stuff check-called 250,000 from Theuma.

The turn was the 8c and both players checked.

The river was the 10s, Stuff checked, Theuma bet 225,000 and Stuff called.

“Good call,” said Theuma, as he showed AdKdXxXx for a missed flush draw.

Stuff tabled AhQd10d5h for tens and eights to win the pot.

“Good thing no diamond,” remarked Stuff.

Matthew Stuff – 2,100,000 (52 bb)
Corel Theuma – 800,000 (20 bb)

Event 4: Gabe Ramos – 6th Place ($3,585)

$400 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000
Players Remaining: 5 of 225

Philip Whitaker raised from the button, Gabe Ramos reraised all in from the small blind and Whitaker called all in for 270,000.

Whitaker: AcAd8d2c
Ramos: KsQdQh10c

The board came down 8s6h4cJs7s, no help to Ramos, locking up the double for Whitaker.

Down to 45,000, Ramos busted a few hands later.

Philip Whitaker – 580,000 (15 bb)
Gabe Ramos – Eliminated in 6th Place ($3,585)

Event 4: William Rowlett – 7th Place ($2,468)

$400 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 225

William Rowlett – 7th place

Corel Theuma raised from the hijack, William Rowlett three-bet all in from the big blind for about 320,000 and Theuma called.

Theuma: AcQcJs10h
Rowlett: KcKh8s7s

The board ran out 2sJhAdJd4d, giving Theuma jacks full of aces to eliminate Rowlett in seventh place.

Corel Theuma – 1,830,000 (46 bb)
William Rowlett Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,468)

Event 4: Yuval Bronshtein and Corel Theuma Double Through Jacob Corda

$400 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 225

Jacob Corda raised to 75,000 from middle position, Yuval Bronshtein called from the button and Corel Theuma called from the small blind.

The flop was 7c8h6d and Theuma checked to Corda who bet 150,000. Bronshtein raised all in for 260,000, Theuma folded and Corda called.

Corda: 8d6h6s5s
Bronshtein: Kd10d9s7s

Bronshtein was in the lead with the nut straight against Corda’s set.

The 9c turn and Qh river completed the board, no help to Corda, locking up the pot for Bronshtein.

A few hands later, Theuma doubled through Corda as well.

Corel Theuma – 1,325,000 (44 bb)
Yuval Bronshtein – 775,000 (26 bb)
Jacob Corda – 575,000 (19 bb)

Event 4: Final Table Lineup

$400 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/25,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 225

Seat 1: William Rowlett – 420,000 (17 bb)
Seat 2: Matthew Stuff – 950,000 (38 bb)
Seat 3: Yuval Bronshtein – 525,000 (21 bb)
Seat 4: Corel Theuma – 830,000 (33 bb)
Seat 5: Philip Whitaker – 105,000 (4 bb)
Seat 6: Gabe Ramos – 280,000 (11 bb)
Seat 7: Jacob Corda – 1,425,000 (57 bb)

1st: $17,169 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $11,445
3rd: $8,405
4th: $6,245
5th: $4,700
6th: $3,585
7th: $2,468

Recent Eliminations
8th: Rafael Perez Guerrero – $2,468
9th: Andrew Kliven – $1,715
10th: Michael Rosenberg – $1,715
11th: Jeremy Goureau – $1,380
12th: Blake Whittington – $1,380

Event 4: Final Two Tables With Approximate Stacks

$400 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 10,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 12 of 225

Table 21
Seat 1: Rafael Perez Guerrero – 200,000 (10 bb)
Seat 2: Matthew Stuff – 610,000 (31 bb)
Seat 3: Jeremy Goureau – 105,000 (5 bb)
Seat 4: Gabe Ramos – 570,000 (29 bb)
Seat 5: Yuval Bronshtein – 165,000 (8 bb)
Seat 6: Philip Whitaker – 250,000 (13 bb)
Seat 7:
Seat 8:

Table 22
Seat 1: Andrew Kliven – 135,000 (7 bb)
Seat 2: Jacob Corda – 710,000 (35 bb)
Seat 3: Corel Theuma – 795,000 (40 bb)
Seat 4: Blake Whittington – 215,000 (11 bb)
Seat 5:
Seat 6:
Seat 7: William Rowlett – 585,000 (29 bb)
Seat 8: Michael Rosenberg – 160,000 (8 bb)

Results This Far
13th: Santiago Fiallo – $1,125
14th: Joseph Patalano – $1,125
15th: Joshua Johnson – $930
16th: Carlos Bezara Vivas – $930

17th: John Blalock – $775
18th: Seyed Hosseini – $775
19th: Tommy Scott – $775
20th: Alexandru Ivan – $775

21st: Kyle Flickinger – $660
22nd: John Evans – $660
23rd: Matthew Shoup – $660
24th: Thanhlong Nguyen – $660

25th: Dmitry Bushnyy – $570
26th: David Shmuel – $570
27th: Mitchell Menes – $570
28th: Leon Toledo – $570
29th: George Linkenback – $570

Event 4: Gabe Ramos Doubles Up While Also in Flight F of Event 1

$400 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 14 of 225

Gabe Ramos has been getting quite the workout tonight. He’s still in the PLO with two tables remaining and has been going back and forth between his seat there and his seat in Flight F of Event 1.

Ramos was sitting on a slightly below average stack of 275,000 in the PLO when there were two limpers in front of him. Ramos raised to 45,000 from the button and both limpers called.

The flop came down JsKh5s and the player in middle position checked over to the player in the hijack who bet about 100,000. Ramos raised all in for 232,000, the initial limper folded and the player in the hijack called with AsQs7s7d for the nut flush draw and a Broadway draw. Ramos tabled KsQdJc7c for top two pair.

The 2c turn and 4d river completed the board, safe for Ramos to double up.

He’s up to 617,000 and sits third in chips with 14 players left in the PLO. In Flight F of Event 1, he’s sitting on a short stack of about 11 big blinds.