Scott Baumstein Wins Event 8 Outright to Continue His Recent Winning Streak

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  430
Prize Pool:  $139,750
Bounty Prize Pool:  $86,000
January 18, 2021

Scott Baumstein
Scott Baumstein Wins Event 8

While there’s no award for “Poker Player of the Pandemic,” Scott Baumstein has a good argument for that title. Since live poker tournaments were slowly reintroduced at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood in late 2020, Baumstein had won three tournaments.

On Monday night, Baumstein won his fourth, the $600 Double Black Chip Bounty.

“I’ve been really, really lucky the last few months,” said Baumstein. “I’ve won three tournaments since September here, and this is the fourth one. It feels good to be on a hot streak, and I hope to win a bigger one during the series.”

Baumstein already has experience winning bigger events here, as he won the WPTDeepStacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open back in 2018 to earn $220,238.

Baumstein and runner-up Fred Goldberg were fairly close in chips when heads-up play began, but there wasn’t much talk about making a deal, because both players wanted the title and the trophy. So they continued playing.

Baumstein quickly built up a 2-to-1 chip lead, and then his 8h8d held up against Goldberg’s Kh10d on the first heads-up all-in situation to give Baumstein his fourth victory here in four months.

“I feel really focused,” said Baumstein. “I’ve been concentrating a lot more on tournaments recently, and I feel like I’m seeing things very clearly at the moment. It helps to run well.”


Final Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1ScottBaumstein$28,040.00
2FrederickGoldberg$18,675.00
3YuliaLisichkina$13,770.00
4DanielKuntzman$10,265.00
5MichaelHudson$7,740.00
6StephenHilowitz$5,900.00
7ChristopherVincent$4,050.00
8Josias CardosoDos Santos$4,050.00
9BradleyMercer$2,800.00
10HarryPavasko$2,800.00
11EricSiegel$2,235.00
12SalvatoreSollecito$2,235.00
13JohnRipnick$1,810.00
14DanielDoucet$1,810.00
15AndrewThompson$1,480.00
16SeanObrien$1,480.00
17ChristianoSouza$1,225.00
18BlakeWhittington$1,225.00
19TrungPham$1,225.00
20SeanThomson$1,225.00
21Javier ZarcoSanchez$1,025.00
22MichaelLevin$1,025.00
23JoshuaElrich$1,025.00
24SpencerAlexander$1,025.00
25Greg-EliotRosen$870.00
26StephenBrown$870.00
27AndrewMoser$870.00
28RyanMaloney$870.00
29JamesWright$870.00
30MitchellHuff$870.00
31CheriBeatty$870.00
32MarkWahba$870.00
33MichaelJohnson$750.00
34SteveZhang$750.00
35Alvaro JirauRamos$750.00
36RyanLuker$750.00
37PatrickBowe$750.00
38AaronBerman$750.00
39JosephKearns$750.00
40JohnnyTan$750.00
41TerrenceDoyle$650.00
42JosephLamkin$650.00
43ClairMills II$650.00
44CharlesGranados$650.00
45MarcoRodriguez$650.00
46MichaelDinardi$650.00
47ThanhlongNguyen$650.00
48HaroldSilva$650.00
49RichardVielhak$575.00
50CherylParker$575.00
51DienLevin$575.00
52JeffreySanders$575.00
53NoamMuallem$575.00
54CarlCajuste$575.00

Event 8: Scott Baumstein Wins ($28,040); Fred Goldberg Finishes as Runner-Up ($18,675)

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 430

Scott Baumstein
Scott Baumstein

Fred Goldberg got it all in from the button for 2,150,000 with Kh10d, and he needed to improve to stay alive against Scott Baumstein’s 8h8d.

The board came QdQc7s3h7c, and Baumstein won the pot — and the trophy — with two pair, queens and eights.

Congratulations to Scott Baumstein!

1st:  Scott Baumstein  –  $28,040 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Fred Goldberg  –  $18,675
3rd:  Yulia Lisichkina  –  $13,770
4th:  Dan Kuntzman  –  $10,265
5th:  Michael Hudson  –  $7,740
6th:  Stephen Hilowitz  –  $5,900
7th:  Chris Vincent  –  $4,050

Fred Goldberg
Fred Goldberg

Event 8: Yulia Lisichkina – 3rd Place ($13,770)

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 430

Yulia Lisichkina
Yulia Lisichkina

Yulia Lisichkina moved all in from the small blind for 925,000, and Scott Baumstein called from the big blind with KsJs.

Lisichkina turned over Qh2d, and she needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qc6s6d4dKc — Lisichkina paired her queen on the flop, but Baumstein paired his king on the river to win the pot, the $200 bounty, and eliminate Lisichkina in third place.

Yulia Lisichkina  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($13,770)

And here are the chip counts before heads-up play begins:

Fred Goldberg  –  3,500,000  (35 bb)
Scott Baumstein  –  3,025,000  (30 bb)

Event 8: The Short Stacks Have Been Winning the All-In Situations

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 430

Fred Goldberg
Fred Goldberg

Fred Goldberg got it all in from the big blind for 1,800,000 with KsKh, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the 9s9h of Yulia Lisichkina.

The board came Js4h3c2s10h, and the pocket kings held up for Goldberg to win the pot and double up in chips.

Seat 4.  Fred Goldberg  –  3,725,000  (50 bb)
Seat 6.  Yulia Lisichkina  –  1,450,000  (19 bb)
Seat 7.  Scott Baumstein  –  1,350,000  (18 bb)

A few minutes later, Scott Baumstein got it all in from the small blind for 1,625,000 with 4h4d, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against Goldberg’s As5d in the big blind.

The board came KhJh9h9s6d, and the pocket fours held up for Baumstein to win the pot and double up in chips.

Seat 4.  Fred Goldberg  –  1,800,000  (24 bb)
Seat 6.  Yulia Lisichkina  –  1,325,000  (18 bb)
Seat 7.  Scott Baumstein  –  3,325,000  (44 bb)

After the blinds increased to 50,000/100,000, Goldberg moved all in from the button for 1.65 million, and Baumstein called from the big blind with 6s6h. Goldberg turned over Jd10d, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 9d5c2h10hQd, and Goldberg paired his ten on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.

Seat 4.  Fred Goldberg  –  3,450,000  (35 bb)
Seat 6.  Yulia Lisichkina  –  1,000,000  (10 bb)
Seat 7.  Scott Baumstein  –  2,025,000  (20 bb)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2.15 million (22 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $13,770.

Event 8: Yulia Lisichkina Builds Up From 1.3M to 3.3M

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 430

Yulia Lisichkina
Yulia Lisichkina

Yulia Lisichkina raised from the button to 150,000, Scott Baumsteain reraised from the small blind to 375,000, and Lisichkina four-bet all in for about 1.25 million.

Baumstein folded, and Lisichkina took the pot.

Yulia Lisichkina  –  1,750,000  (29 bb)
Scott Baumstein  –  2,075,000  (35 bb)

After the blinds increased to 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante, Baumstein and Fred Goldberg saw a flop of Qs10c5d. Baumstein bet 75,000 form the small blind, and Goldberg called from the big blind.

The turn card was the 9h, and both players checked. The river card was the Kc, Baumstein bet 375,000, Goldberg raised to about 1.0 million, and Baumstein folded. Goldberg took the pot.

The next hand, Goldberg accidentally raised from the small blind to 150,000, but it was too late as his chips were out far enough to be a legal bet. Lisichkina moved all in from the big blind for 1.75 million, and Goldberg looked frustrated as he asked for an exact count. Goldberg tanked for a while before he folded, and Lisichkina took the pot.

Yulia Lisichkina  –  2,050,000  (27 bb)

A few minutes later, with the final board showing 10h8s6c5h7h and about 1.6 million in the pot, Goldberg bet 625,000 from the small blind, and Lisichkina moved all in from the big blind for about 1.1 million.

Goldberg thought for a bit before he folded, and Lisichkina took the pot.

Seat 1.  Fred Goldberg  –  1,900,000  (25 bb)
Seat 2.  Yulia Lisichkina  –  3,325,000  (44 bb)
Seat 3.  Scott Baumstein  –  1,250,000  (17 bb)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2.15 million (29 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $13,770.