Mitchell Mantin Wins Event 7 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $16,955

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7
$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Entries: 221
Prize Pool:  $74,035
January 18, 2021

2021 LHPO Event 7 Seniors Champion Mitchell Mantin

Event 7 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was the $400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Single Re-Entry ). A total of 221 entries generated a prize pool of $74,035, with the first-place prize set at $16,955. Mitchell Mantin began the final table fourth in chips and it was he who emerged victoriously, winning the tournament outright.

The 59-year-old Mantin resides in Baltimore and has been playing poker for 20 years. He considers himself a student of the game and this win puts him above $630,000 in tournament winings according to the Hendon Mob.

“I’ve probably read 50 poker books,” Mantin said afterward. “I’ve taken seminars and talk about hands with other friends that play all the time. I play with my 88-year-old Dad (Robert Mantin) who just came in 23rd in Event 1 and took 10th at the WPT at Bellagio in 2018. It’s truly is not about the money for us, we just love the game. The more I learn the more I realize how much I don’t know yet and it’s just always a thrill.”

Mantin was especially complimentary of the Seminole Hard Rock for the effort made to offer a major series with player safety at the forefront.

“The Hard Rock throws fantastic tournaments. I was actually surprised that they were willing and able to do all these plexiglass tables together in the ballroom and be able to do such a large series, because everybody’s got so much pent up energy to play. They’ve done a great job.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MitchellMantin$16,955
2MauriceCostigan$11,300
3BillFarnan$8,275
4HowardMash$6,140
5ChrisPapastratis$4,615
6PaulBalzano$3,520
7WilmerChavira$2,425
8AlanGould$2,425
9AmirBaron$1,695
10JohnMichalak$1,695
11JeffreyDana$1,365
12ScottShoemaker$1,365
13JeffreyPetronack$1,120
14JavierSarache$1,120
15DonaldO'Kelly$930
16DarinUtley$930
17MichaelDudik$785
18PaulFreedman$785
19ElizabethHagensick$785
20ChristopherBucceri$785
21JamesDike$670
22JuanDiaz$670
23LeeWatson$670
24DavidLevi$670
25NashaatAntonious$585
26RussellDohan$585
27DavidBerman$585
28KennethGoldfarb$585

Event 7: Maurice Costigan – 2nd Place ($11,300)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 221

Maurice Costigan – 2nd place

Maurice Costigan limped in from the button and Mitchell Mantin checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came down 9s5c3s and before long, Costigan was all in for about 350,000 with Qh9h for top pair, facing Mantin’s Qs2s for a flush draw.

The 5d turn kept Costigan ahead, but the 6s river gave Mantin a queen-high flush to win the tournament for $16,955.

Maurice Costigan collected $11,300 for his second-place showing.

A recap of the tournament will be posted later tonight.

Event 7: Bill Farnan – 3rd Place ($8,275)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 221

Bill Farnan – 3rd place

Down to 50,000 from the previous hand and with 30,000 in the big blind ante, Bill Farnan was all in from the big blind for 20,000.

Mitchell Mantin completed from the small blind with Js8s, dominating Farnan’s 8h3h.

The board ran out 9c5c7h8dQs, not enough help for Farnan, ending his tournament in 3rd place.

Mitchell Mantin – 2,165,000 (72 bb)
Bill Farnan – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($8,275)

Event 7: Mitchell Mantin Doubles Through Bill Farnan Into the Chip Lead

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 221

Mitchell Mantin

Bill Farnan raised to 75,000 from the button, Mitchell Mantin three-bet to 275,000 from the big blind, Farnan four-bet all in for effectively 1,050,000 and Mantin called all in.

Farnan: AdKh
Mantin: KdKc

The board came down 3h2c2s2dJs, safe for Mantin to double up into the overwhelming chip lead.

Mitchell Mantin – 2,115,000 (701 bb)
Bill Farnan – 50,000 (2 bb)