Bryan Choi Wins Event 6 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open After Seven-Way Deal

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 6
$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  527
Prize Pool:  $176,545
January 16, 2022

2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 6 Champion Bryan Choi

Event 6 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open, a $400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry), attracted 527 entries to create a prize pool of $176,545, more than tripling the guarantee.

A seven-way deal was reached at the final table and as the chip leader, Bryan Choi was the official winner, earning $25,820 for his showing.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1BryanChoi$25,820*
2RaffaelloLocatelli$18,635*
3D.J.Collier$17,872*
4LarryMetz$12,226*
5AxelSantoni$10,331*
6GuillermoHamilton$10,302*
7MichaelForca$8,884*
8SpyrosMalkotsis$4,555
9ArthurBoatman$3,520
10NadaSiddik$3,520
11RobinelEugene$2,840
12KyleGolembiewski$2,840
13JohnMingus$2,270
14AleksandrTishchenko$2,270
15KarlManouchkian$2,270
16ChristieYau$1,900
17TamasHartman$1,900
18JeffreyRoland$1,900
19RussellRamutan$1,605
20FranciscoSoliman$1,605
21JasonFisher$1,605
22LisaSeamans$1,345
23ArturNazarenko$1,345
24MatthewMcFadden$1,345
25GinoldRendel$1,155
26ErikDominguez$1,155
27JulioAbreu$1,155
28ConorHannan$985
29NicholasVelentzas$985
30KyleRignola$985
31JordanPhillips$985
32JerryZehr$985
33JohnSimcox$985
34DanielWilliams$985
35MichaelRosen$985
36RavensonEncabo$985
37SantiagoOspina$850
38RichardYau$850
39FrancisFortin-Chevalier$850
40YordanPetrov$850
41DavidFernandez$850
42ArnulfoVidal$850
43SeanDaneshvaziri$850
44AldringGomez$850
45ElishaGreenwood$850
46MichaelFryett$720
47TrentPaul$720
48ArturTishchenko$720
49EgertonBullock$720
50SandeepVelkuru$720
51SalomonBenarroch$720
52DeonarineItwaru$720
53RyanSlowik$720
54TerranceBraxton$720
55VitorCoelho$615
56MelGoss$615
57MehmetAkbas$615
58NicholasDoucette$615
59DylanWeiss$615
60DarinUtley$615
61JosephShammas$615
62MarcRabuse$615
63LeoBirov$615
64JosephDuchman$615
65PaulStanechewski$615
66JasonBrumbach$615

*denotes seven-handed deal

Event 6: We Have a Deal!

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 527

After playing seven-handed for a few minutes, the remaining players agreed to look at the numbers and soon reached a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Bryan Choi  –  3,700,000  (62 bb)
Raffaello Locatelli  – 2,195,000  (37 bb)
D.J. Collier  –  1,985,000  (33 bb)
Larry Metz  –  980,000  (16 bb)
Axel Santoni  –  675,000  (11 bb)
Guillermo Hamilton  –  530,000  (9 bb)
Michael Forca  –  475,000  (8 bb)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Bryan Choi  –  $25,820
Raffaello Locatelli  –  $18,635
D.J. Collier  –  $17,872
Larry Metz  –  $12,226
Axel Santoni  –  $10,331
Guillermo Hamilton  –  $10,302
Michael Forca  –  $8,884

As the chip leader, Bryan Choi is the official winner of Event 6 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

A recap of the event will be posted later this morning.

Event 6: Spyros Malkotsis – 8th Place ($4,555)

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 527

Following a nine-high flop, a short-stacked Spyros Malkotsis was all in from the big blind with Js9h for about 300,000 against Bryan Choi’s KsKc in middle position.

Malkotsis found no help from the turn nor river, ending his tournament in eighth place.

Bryan Choi  –  3,800,000  (76 bb)
Spyros Malkotsis  – Eliminated in 8th Place  ($4,555)

Event 6: Arthur Boatman – 9th Place ($3,520)

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 527

Arthur Boatman was all in for about 1,200,000 with AsKs in the cutoff against Bryan Choi in middle position holding JdJc.

The final board read Jh6h7c10d10h, giving Choi jacks full of tens to eliminate Boatman in ninth place.

Bryan Choi  –  3,700,000  (74 bb)
Arthur Boatman  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($3,520)

Event 6: Final Table Lineup

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 527

2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 6 Final Table Lineup

Seat 1:  Raffaello Locatelli  –  1,770,000  (44 bb)
Seat 2:  Spyros Malkotsis  –  310,000  (8 bb)
Seat 3:  DJ Collier  –  2,240,000  (56 bb)
Seat 4:  Guillermo Hamilton  – 740,000  (19 bb)
Seat 5:  Bryan Choi  –  2,600,000  (65 bb)
Seat 6:  Larry Metz  –  210,000  (5 bb)
Seat 7:  Michael Forca  –  460,000  (12 bb)
Seat 8:  Arthur Boatman  –  1,450,000  (36 bb)
Seat 9:  Axel Santoni  –  800,000  (20 bb)

1st:  $33,505 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $23,480
3rd:  $15,420
4th:  $10,785
5th:  $8,285
6th:  $6,885
7th:  $5,710
8th:  $4,555
9th:  $3,520