Ben Gazzola Wins Event 16 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open In Heads-Up Deal

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 16
$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries:  150
Prize Pool:  $79,500
January 18, 2022

Ben Gazzola
Ben Gazzola

Event 16 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). There were 150 entries who took part, creating a prize pool of $79,500. A heads-up deal was reached between the final two tables and as the chip leader, Ben Gazzola was the official winner for $19,558.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1BenGazzola$19,558*
2VinnyPahuja$15,812*
3MatthewAlli$8,190
4DavidMock$4,970
5NicolasYunis$3,855
6VanessaKade$3,185
7RobertBrown$2,785
8TzviWeinberger$2,485
9JonathanMarcu$2,195
10DonaldStetzer$2,195
11JoshuaGreene$1,910
12FrancisFortin-Chevalier$1,910
13EricSiegel$1,630
14TarunGulati$1,630
15SeanMiller$1,630
16MatthewFriendly$1,390
17VincentTeutonico$1,390
18NabilGlenza$1,390
19MichaelSuggs$1,390

*denotes heads-up deal

Event 16: Ben Gazzola Wins in a Heads Up Deal With Vinny Pahuja

$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 150

Ben Gazzola
Ben Gazzola

Before heads-up play began, Ben Gazzola and Vinny Pahuja looked at the numbers and agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Ben Gazzola  –  2,245,000  (75 bb)
Vinny Pahuja  –  755,000  (25 bb)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Ben Gazzola  –  $19,558
Vinny Pahuja  –  $15,812

As the chip leader, Ben Gazzola is the official winner of Event 16 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Vinny Pahuja
Vinny Pahuja

Event 16: Matthew Alli – 3rd Place ($8,190)

$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 150

Matthew Alli
Matthew Alli

Matthew Alli raised all in for about 300,000 from the small blind and Ben Gazzola called from the big blind with Ad7c, leading Alli’s Jh7h.

The board ran out 2h6h5c2s8d, no help to Alli after a flopped flush draw, ending his tournament in third place.

Matthew Alli  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place ($8,190)

Event 16: David Mock – 4th Place ($4,970)

$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 150

David Mock
David Mock

David Mock was all in from the small blind for about 240,000 against Vinny Pahuja on the button.

Mock:  AcJc
Pahuja:  AsKc

The board came Qd3s2d7h10d, no help to Mock, ending his tournament in fourth place.

Vinny Pahuja  –  755,000  (25 bb)
David Mock  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($4,970)

Event 16: Nick Yunis – 5th Place ($3,855)

$600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 150

Nick Yunis
Nick Yunis

Nick Yunis raised all in for 90,000 from under the gun, Ben Gazzola called from the hijack and Matthew Alli called from the big blind.

The flop was 10c8d5d and Gazzola isolated the action, showing KdJd. Yunis trailed with Qd4h.

The 6d turn locked it up for Gazzola with a flush, rendering the Qh river moot.

Ben Gazzola  –  2,000,000  (67 bb)
Nick Yunis   –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($3,855)