LHPO Day 8 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Event 16 – $2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 16 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 56 – $250 Event 16 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $2,200 buy-in LHPO Event 16
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 5
  • Satellite will be held in the Poker Room
  • Structure Sheet

11AM: Event 57 – $400 WPT LHPO “One and Done” Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 20 seats guaranteed into $1,000,000 GTD WPT LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • Winners will be entered into the earliest starting flight
  • Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 58 – $400 WPT LHPO Championship Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 10 seats guaranteed into $1,000,000 GTD WPT LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • Winners will be entered into the earliest starting flight
  • Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 59 – $200 Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 60 – $400 WPT LHPO Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into $1,000,000 GTD WPY LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Structure Sheet

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It’s a Historic Day as Chad Eveslage Wins His First Trophy in Event 15

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 15
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  556
Prize Pool:  $539,320
January 20, 2021

Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

Event 15 was a one-day event, starting at noon (coinciding with the Presidential Inauguration), and it ended just a few moments before 5:00 am. Eventual winner Chad Eveslage assumed it was a two-day event, and he didn’t learn the truth until after midnight.

But Eveslage didn’t let the misunderstanding affect his play, even as the tournament continued for another four hours, with the payouts increasing to five figures, and for the winner, six figures — $101,572.

It was the third-highest live cash of Eveslage’s career, coming in just behind his 66th-place finish in the 2014 WSOP Main Event. But when the tournament ended, Eveslage seemed more excited about the trophy than the money.

“I think this is my first trophy,” said Eveslage. “I’ve won a tournament, but it only had like 20 people in it, so I didn’t get a trophy or anything.”

“I just got lucky,” said Eveslage. “I didn’t have any really tough decisions, and everything seemed to work out my way. There were a couple of really tough players, and everyone was pretty good. Whoever runs the best is going to win, and this time, it was me.”

Eveslage lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is a regular in the Seminole Hard Rock’s tournaments. What keeps him coming back?

“Big fields and big prizepools,” said Eveslage. “I love this room. I almost wish I didn’t live around here, because I would travel here every time. I’ve never even stayed at the hotel, but it looks sweet.”

Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

Final Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1ChadEveslage$101,572
2NickPupillo$67,735
3DavidBerman$49,885
4WilliamWatson$37,165
5Igor De OliveiraPinheiro$28,005
6ScottStewart$21,350
7AndriyKovalchuk$14,664
8BlakeWhittington$14,664
9JordanJoeckel$10,160
10JonathanDokler$10,160
11SamuelPanzica II$8,125
12YaroslavNakonechnyy$8,125
13ChadReynolds$6,580
14JamesHundt$6,580
15BrandonNavarrete$5,395
16LawrenceEngerman$5,395
17MatthewGallen$4,485
18BrianClements$4,485
19DanielSwartz$4,485
20MatthewYorra$4,485
21RyanJones$3,770
22IanO’Hara$3,770
23MasonVieth$3,770
24MatthewWantman$3,770
25DavidDiBernardi$3,215
26JamesCalderaro$3,215
27JermaineGerlin$3,215
28AlbertBarney, Jr.$3,215
29Ricardo Alves De LimaTavares$3,215
30OrlandoMaldonado, Jr.$3,215
31AlbertoSabogali$3,215
32BenjaminThomas$3,215
33BryanHunter$2,775
34MarkAmaral$2,775
35GabrielBoria$2,775
36MichaelRocco$2,775
37JamesCarroll$2,775
38IdoAshkenazi$2,775
39SharonChen$2,775
40DennisZollo$2,775
41MichaelAntimisiaris$2,430
42RonnieTate$2,430
43MahmoodMoghaddam$2,430
44OryHen$2,430
45NicholasVerderamo$2,430
46TylerHirschfeld$2,430
47TravisHeryla$2,430
48NikolasMinkov$2,430
49ChristopherBlik$2,155
50SatoshiTanaka$2,155
51MatthewZarcadoolas$2,155
52DavidMoreno$2,155
53AlexanderRosenblatt$2,155
54ArmandoGutierrez, Jr.$2,155
55JamesAnderson$2,155
56DavidMcGowan$2,155
57BlakeNapierala$1,940
58JonathanBaylor$1,940
59VladimirVasilyev$1,940
60Josias CardosoDos Santos$1,940
61JuanRodriguez$1,940
62HenryLiang$1,940
63TszShing$1,940
64DanielKuntzman$1,940
65JackShea$1,770
66JeffreyProctor$1,770
67RobertLandhauser$1,770
68AnthonyMerlo, Jr.$1,770
69JenniferBorsini$1,770
70DhavalJoshi$1,770

Event 15: Chad Eveslage Wins ($101,572); Nick Pupillo Finishes as Runner-Up ($67,735)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 556

Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

Chad Eveslage raised to 300,000, Nick Pupillo reraised to 900,000, and Eveslage moved all in.

Pupillo called with QdJc, but Eveslage turned over a dominating AhQh. Pupillo needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came As7d2sKh6c — Eveslage paired his ace on the flop and Pupillo turned a gutshot straight draw, but the river card was a blank. Eveslage won the pot — along with the trophy and $101,572 — with a pair of aces.

Nick Pupillo finished as the runner-up, earning $67,735. Stay tuned for a recap from this event to be posted soon.

Nick Pupillo
Nick Pupillo

Final Table Results:

1st:  Chad Eveslage  –  $101,572 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Nick Pupillo  –  $67,735
3rd:  David Berman  –  $49,885
4th:  William Watson  –  $37,165
5th:  Igor Pinheiro  –  $28,005
6th:  Scott Stewart  –  $21,350
7th:  Andriy Kovalchuk  –  $14,664

Event 15: Chad Eveslage Takes the Heads-Up Chip Lead

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 556

Chad Eveslage vs Nick Pupillo
Chad Eveslage (left) heads-up against Nick Pupillo (right)

With the board showing 8c7d4sQc on the turn, Chad Eveslage checked, Nick Pupillo bet 900,000, and Eveslage thought for a while before he called.

The river card was the 10c, Eveslage checked, Pupillo bet 1,400,000, and Eveslage quickly called.

Pupillo showed Qs3s for a pair of queens, but Eveslage turned over 6d5d to win the pot — and take the chip lead — with a flopped eight-high straight.

Chad Eveslage  –  7.0 million  (70 bb)
Nick Pupillo  –  4.0 million  (40 bb)

Event 15: David Berman – 3rd Place ($49,885)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 556

David Berman
David Berman

David Berman got it all in from the big blind for about 1.6 million with As6s, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the 8h8d of Nick Pupillo on the button.

The board came KhJs8sKs5h — Berman briefly thought he won the pot when he turned a spade flush, but then he realized that Pupillo had flopped a set of eights and turned a full house.

Pupillo won the pot with his full house to eliminate Berman in third place.

David Berman  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($49,885)

Here are the approximate chip counts for the start of heads-up play:

Nick Pupillo  –  7.7 million  (77 bb)
Chad Eveslage  –  3.4 million  (34 bb)