High Roller: More Arrivals

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 8:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Entries:  74

Yuval Bronshtein

The High Roller field is up to 74 entries to put the current prize pool at $1,827,800. Registration is open for a little less than two hours and we will lock it down.

Recent arrivals include Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger, James Calderaro, and non-hold’em expert (and four-time Hollywood champ) Yuval Bronshtein playing some straight NLH this afternoon. He’s holding his own, playing well, and looks like an early leader with 345,000.

Andrew Lichtenberger

Championship: Dinner Break Until 6:05 pm; Jeremy Ausmus Leads with 5.14 Million

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  37 of 1,982

There has been a change in the schedule, and the field is taking their dinner break early, with 78:16 remaining in Level 25. Action is scheduled to resume at 6:05 pm EST.

With 37 players remaining from a field of 1,982, the average chip stack is about 2.14 million (36 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $23,360 each.

Here’s a look at the leaderboard from the dinner break:

1.  Jeremy Ausmus  –  5,140,000  (86 bb)
2.  Jake Ferro  –  4,300,000  (72 bb)
3.  Cherish Andrews  –  3,910,000  (65 bb)
4.  Daniel Lazrus  –  3,550,000  (59 bb)
5.  Joseph Crowley  –  3,515,000  (59 bb)

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the field is down to the final two tables (16 players).

Event 24: Scott Drobes Leads the Final Table with 1,130,000

$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 241

Event 26 final table

After the elimination of Christopher Logue in 10th place, the final nine players redraw for random seats at the final table.

Here is the updated lineup:

Seat 1.  Sean Dunleavy  –  173,000  (17 bb)
Seat 2.  Gintautas Putinas  –  313,000  (31 bb)
Seat 3.  Scott Drobes  –  1,130,000  (113 bb)
Seat 4.  Rambo Halpern  –  510,000  (51 bb)
Seat 5.  Dan Sepiol  –  187,000  (19 bb)
Seat 6.  Ken Stacy  –  916,000  (92 bb)
Seat 7.  Aaron Massey  –  293,000  (29 bb)
Seat 8.  Pete Lockwood  –  206,000  (21 bb)
Seat 9.  Nikita Kalinin  –  1,100,000  (110 bb)

And here are the payouts they’re playing for:

1st:  $55,235 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $38,145
3rd:  $24,715
4th:  $15,125
5th:  $11,605
6th:  $9,615
7th:  $8,195
8th:  $6,990
9th:  $5,785

Results so far:

10th: Christopher Logue – $5,785
11th: Steven Karp – $4,735
12th: Tom Gottlieb – $4,735
13th: John Valevich – $4,075
14th: Marc Goldman – $4,075
15th: Elijah Berg – $4,075
17th: Tse Shing – $3,410
18th: Qasem Jamhour – $3,410
19th: Brett Apter – $2,800
20th: James Frangoulidis – $2,800
21st: Mike Beasley – $2,800
22nd: Mike Dentale – $2,215
23rd: Antonio Salorio – $2,215
24th: Ian O’Hara – $2,215
25th: Peter Bozek – $1,945
26th: Tyler Hirschfeld – $1,945
27th: Richard Kellett – $1,945
28th: Spencer Champlin – $1,750
29th: Nicholas Martz – $1,750
30th: Andrew Ostapchenko – $1,750
31st: David Stefanski – $1,750

Championship: Jeremy Ausmus Leads the Field at the Break with 4,410,000

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  39 of 1,982

Jeremy Ausmus
Chipleader Jeremy Ausmus

The players return from break to begin Level 25, with increased blinds of 30,000-60,000 and a big blind ante of 60,000.

Now that the field is at the final five tables, the blind levels increase to 90 minutes. When the field reaches the final three tables (24 players), each player will be reset to exactly six non-transferable Time Chips.

A scan of the field during the break turned up nine players with at least 3.0 million in chips, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  Jeremy Ausmus  –  4,410,000  (74 bb)
2.  Jake Ferro  –  4,360,000  (73 bb)
3.  Joseph Crowley  –  3,760,000  (63 bb)
4.  Cherish Andrews  –  3,570,000  (60 bb)
5.  Daniel Lazrus  –  3,550,000  (59 bb)
6.  Carlos Rodriguez  –  3,535,000  (59 bb)
7.  Nicholas Verderamo  –  3,455,000  (58 bb)
8.  Josh Kay  –  3,310,000  (55 bb)
9.  Lazaro Hernandez  –  3,240,000  (54 bb)

With 39 players remaining from a field of 1,982, the average chip stack is about 2.03 million (34 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $23,360 each.

There will be a one-hour dinner break after Level 26 (around 7:45 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the field is down to the final two tables (16 players).

Event 27: Prize Pool and Payouts with $36,990

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 27
$600 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  337
Prize Pool:  $176,925
January 24, 2022

Registration closed for the $600 Deep Stack NLH tournament with 337 entries easily beating the $50,000 guarantee. They put $176,925 in the prize pool with the last 43 players getting paid.

A min-cash is worth $925 while the Event 27 champ will earn $36,990 and the LHPO trophy.

1st: $36,990 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $26,490
3rd: $17,035
4th: $10,970
5th: $8,460
6th: $7,000
7th: $5,875
8th: $4,820
9th-10th: $3,780
11th-12th: $3,185
13th-15th: $2,715
16th-18th: $2,250
19th-21st: $1,860
22nd-24th: $1,515
25th-27th: $1,305
28th-36th: $1,105
37th-43rd: $925

Championship: Results on Break

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  39 of 1,982

Bin Weng finished in 42nd place

Players are taking another break shortly after the field dropped down to the last five tables. When they return, levels will increase to 90 minutes until they reach the six-handed final table.

They will return to blinds at 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante and the average stack is about 2,035,000 (34 bb). Everyone is now guaranteed at least $23,360.

Recent results:

41st: Min Zhang – $19,825
42nd: Bin Weng – $19,825
43rd: Lanny Vaysman – $19,825
44th: Dan Stavila – $19,825
45th: Jaime Cervantes – $19,825
46th: Jean-Louis Santoni – $19,825
47th: Lateshia Mullins – $19,825
48th: Christopher Meyers – $19,825

Championship: Min Zhang Eliminated in 41st Place by Alexander Yen

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  40 of 1,982

Min Zhang
Min Zhang

Alexander Yen moved all in from the small blind for 1,645,000, and Min Zhang tossed in all but one of her Time Chips right away to give herself well over three minutes to think.

As her time was nearing zero, Zhang called all in for 1,045,000 with Ah7h.

Yen turned over 9h9d, and Zhang needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Js10c3cQd5h, and the pocket nines held up for Yen to win the pot and eliminate Zhang in 41st place.

Alexander Yen  –  2,740,000  (55 bb)
Min Zhang  –  Eliminated in 41st Place  ($19,825)

With 40 players remaining from a field of 1,982, the average chip stack is about 1.98 million (40 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $23,360 each, and the field is playing down to the final two tables tonight (16 players).

Championship: Artur Rudenkov Doubles Thru Jeremy Ausmus

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  43 of 1,982

Artur Rudenkov
Artur Rudenkov

Artur Rudenkov moved all in under the gun for 645,000, and Jeremy Ausmus called from the big blind with 7s7d.

Rudenkov turned over 6d6c, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Kc8c8dAc4c, and Rudenkov rivered a club flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Artur Rudenkov  –  1,365,000  (27 bb)
Jeremy Ausmus  –  4,950,000  (99 bb)

With 43 players remaining from a field of 1,982, the average chip stack is about 1.84 million (37 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $19,825 each, and the field is playing down to the final two tables tonight (16 players).

Championship: Lateshia Mullings Eliminated in 47th Place by Alexander Yen

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  46 of 1,982

Alexander Yen
Alexander Yen

After a flop of Jd8h4h, Alexander Yen bet 45,000 from the small blind, Lateshia Mullings raised from the big blind to 125,000, and Yen moved all in.

Mullings called all in for 570,000 with Qh9h for a heart flush draw with a gutshot straight draw, and she needed to improve to stay alive against Yen’s Jc4s (two pair).

The turn card was the Ks, the river card was the 7s, and the two pair held up for Yen to win the pot and eliminate Mullings in 47th place.

Alexander Yen  –  1,350,000  (27 bb)
Lateshia Mullings  –  Eliminated in 47th Place  ($19,825)

With 46 players remaining from a field of 1,982, the average chip stack is about 1.72 million (34 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $19,825 each, and the field is playing down to the final two tables tonight (16 players).

Championship: Blinds Up; Table Down

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  48 of 1,982

Steve Blackmon

More players were sent to the payout desk as the blinds go up. Steve Blackmon was among the most recent eliminations, the second straight deep run after he finished 50th in the WPT RRPO Championship.

Blinds are up to 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante and the average stack about 1,650,000 (48 bb).

49th: Scott Zakheim – $17,000
50th: Michael Gathy – $17,000
51st: Frederic Normand – $17,000
52nd: Steve Blackmon – $17,000
53rd: Arian Stolt – $17,000
54th: Michael Lech – $17,000
55th: Richard Flach III – $17,000
56th: Ian Gillespie – $17,000