James Romero Wins His Second SHRP Trophy in Event 19 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $167,285

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$2,200 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  413
Prize Pool:  $826,000
January 20, 2022

2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 19 Champion James Romero

Event 19 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was the $2,200 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 413 entries smashed the $200,000 guarantee, more than quadrupling it to the tune of $826,000. Emerging victorious was James Romero, taking it down outright for $167,285.

This is Romero’s second SHRP major series trophy, having previously won a $1,100 NLH Turbo event for $26,373 at the 2018 SHRPO. This also pushes Romero’s live career tournament winnings past the $5,000,000 mark, according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JamesRomero$167,285
2BinWeng$117,425
3RichardLeger$76,115
4SujuAbraham$50,840
5SpencerChamplin$39,110
6KristenNyman$32,420
7ValerieNovak$27,215
8FredGoldberg$22,055
9AlexRocha$16,900
10YordanDichev$16,900
11DorianRios$14,250
12JakeSchwartz$14,250
13YoannGimenez$11,870
14JeremyAusmus$11,870
15JosephRossi$11,870
16PatrickWhite$9,750
17EricSiegel$9,750
18AndrewAhn$9,750
19NikitaKutukov$8,095
20ArianStolt$8,095
21PhillipKrynaich$8,095
22MatthewZarcadoolas$6,875
23MichaelRossitto$6,875
24BenjaminGrise$6,875
25JaimeCervantes$5,660
26AndrewLichtenberger$5,660
27EricAfriat$5,660
28ShannonShorr$4,625
29AaronKupin$4,625
30VladimirVasilyev$4,625
31AlexandruPredincia$4,625
32JoshArieh$4,625
33AlbertoSabogali$4,625
34DarrenElias$4,625
35LoniHarwood$4,625
36GregorySemer$4,625
37FrankMarasco$4,130
38YordanPetrov$4,130
39HarveyVandeven$4,130
40AliImsirovic$4,130
41J.J.Liu$4,130
42MinZhang$4,130
43MikeVela$4,130
44BadrImejjane$4,130
45ChanceKornuth$4,130
46SamuelBrown$3,670
47JosephCrowley$3,670
48JordanSemel$3,670
49ConradSimpson$3,670
50JimCollopy$3,670
51AlexanderYen$3,670
52ConnorStuewe$3,670

Event 19: James Romero Wins! ($167,285); Bin Weng Eliminated in 2nd Place ($117,425)

$2,200 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 413

James Romero

Bin Weng limped on the button, James Romero raised to 400,000 from the big blind and Weng called.

They checked to the river of an 8sAd3d6cAc board where Romero bet effectively 1,775,000, sending Weng into the tank for about three minutes before he called all in.

James Romero (left) bets enough to cover Bin Weng (right)

Romero tabled AsKc for trip aces, besting Weng’s 8d7s to win Event 19 outright for $167,285. Weng finished runner-up for $117,425.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Bin Weng

Event 19: Heads-Up Chip Counts

$2,200 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 413

Bing Weng (left) vs James Romero (right)

James Romero  –  4,675,000  (62 bb)
Bin Weng  –  3,575,000  (48 bb)

1st:  $167,285
2nd:  $117,425

3rd:  Richard Leger  –  $76,115
4th:  Suju Abraham  –  $50,840
5th:  Spencer Champlin  –  $39,110
6th:  Kristin Nyman  –  $32,420
7th:  Valerie Novak  –  $27,215
8th:  Fred Goldberg  –  $22,055
9th:  Alex Rocha  –  $16,900

Event 19: Richard Leger – 3rd Place ($76,115)

$2,200 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 413

Richard Leger

James Romero raised from the button, Richard Leger raised all in from the big blind for about 800,000 and Romero called.

Romero:  6h6d
Leger:  AsQs

The board ran out 4s4d10hKc3h, no help to Leger, ending his tournament in third place.

Richard Leger  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($76,115)

Event 19: Suju Abraham – 4th Place ($50,840)

$2,200 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 413

Suju Abraham raised all in for about 700,000 from the button and James Romero called instantly from the big blind.

Abraham:  10c3s
Romero:  AcQh

The board ran out AdKcQc6d8d, no help to Abraham, ending his tournament in fourth place.

James Romero  –  3,850,000  (51 bb)
Suju Abraham  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($50,840)