Dash Dudley Wins Event 9 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $10,945

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9
$400 Black Chip Bounty PLO (Single Re-Entry)
Entries: 201
Prize Pool:  $47,235
Bounty Prize Pool: $20,100
January 18, 2021

2021 LHPO Event 9 Champion Dash Dudley

Event 9 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $400 Black Chip Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry). A total of 201 entries generated a prize pool of $47,235, with an additional $20,100 set aside for bounties.

The final table featured two players that have a combined three World Series of Poker Pot-Limit Omaha bracelets and $5.3 million in tournament winnings between according to the Hendon Mob. Sure enough, they navigated their respective ways through. In the end, it was Lansing, Michigan native Dash Dudley besting Leif Force heads-up to earn the outright win for $10,945.

“I thought everyone played really well,” said Dudley afterward. “The final table was really tough. We got four-handed and it lasted I don’t know how many hours. Nobody wanted to bust and you could tell that everybody was here to win.”

The 35-year-old Dudley, who is without a doubt a PLO specialist with two WSOP bracelets won in 2019, likes what he’s seeing in the PLO scene in South Florida.

“Omaha is getting bigger down here and you can tell. The cash games are getting bigger, the tournament are getting bigger, and I think only better things are coming.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1DashDudley$10,945
2LeifForce$7,295
3SvetlozarNestorov$5,310
4JohnBlalock$3,925
5JoelGossett$2,945
6HenryHull$2,245
7DavidMoreno$1,555
8ChristopherWilliams$1,555
9DavidShmuel$1,095
10MariiaIevseieva$1,095
11TesfaldetTekle$890
12JeremyPekarek$890
13BretteScott$735
14KyleFlickinger$735
15JeremyParker$620
16FrankieMuzzio$620
17ShanmukhaMeruga$530
18YasinAhmady$530
19JohnPalace$530
20MehmetCetinkaya$530
21ChristopherArcidiacono$460
22NadyaMagnus$460
23MichaelLim$460
24MichaelHallen$460
25AndersonIreland$410
26ManhNguyen$410

Event 9: Dash Dudley Wins ($10,945); Leif Force Finishes as Runner-Up ($7,295)

$400 Black Chip Bounty PLO (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000
Players Remaining: 1 of 201

Dash Dudley – Event 9 Champion

After a series of raises, Leif Force was all in from the big blind for about 500,000 with KdQc10h2c against Dash Dudley on the button with AdKcJc4h.

The board ran out AcQs7c3d6c, giving both players a flush, but Dudley had the better of it to win Event 9 for $10,945.

Leif Force finished runner-up for $7,295.

Leif Force

Event 9: Dash Dudley Extends His Lead

$400 Black Chip Bounty PLO (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 201

With the board reading 4s5s8c3d, Dash Dudley bet 150,000 from the big blind and Leif Force called from the button.

The river was the 6s, Dudley checked, Force bet 400,000 and Dudley thought for about a minute before he called.

Force showed KdJcJs10s for a jack-high flush, but Dudley tabled AhQs3h2s for a queen-high flush to win the pot.

Dash Dudley – 1,860,000 (37 bb)
Leif Force – 550,000 (11 bb)

Event 9: Svetlozar Nestorov – 3rd Place ($5,310)

$400 Black Chip Bounty PLO (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 201

Svetlozar Nestorov – 3rd place

Following a flop of 6d4s3d, Svetlozar Nestorov shoved from the big blind for 175,000 and Dash Dudley tanked for a bit before he called.

Nestorov: Kh10c3h2c
Dudley: As10s4c2h

Dudley was ahead with a pair of fours against Nestorov’s pair of threes.

Both players made small two pairs when the 2d turn hit, and Nestorov found no help from the Jh river to bust in third place.

Dash Dudley – 1,640,000 (33 bb)
Svetlozar Nestorov – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($5,310)