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
1MatthewStuff$17,169*
2YuvalBronshtein$8,699*
3CorelTheuma$8,698*
4PhilipWhitaker$8,698*
5JacobCorda$4,700
6GabeRamos$3,585
7WilliamRowlett$2,468
8RafaelPerez Guerrero$2,468
9AndrewKliven$1,715
10MichaelRosenberg$1,715
11JeremyGoureau$1,380
12BlakeWhittington$1,380
13SantiagoFiallo$1,125
14JosephPatalano$1,125
15JoshuaJohnson$930
16CarlosBezara Vivas$930
17JohnBlalock$775
18SeyedHosseini$775
19TommyScott$775
20AlexandruIvan$775
21KyleFlickinger$660
22JohnEvans$660
23MatthewShoup$660
24ThanhlongNguyen$660
25DmitryBushnyy$570
26DavidShmuel$570
27MitchellMenes$570
28LeonToledo$570
29GeorgeLinkenback$570

*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)