2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Hollywood
Prize Pool: $1,361,880
January 9-13, 2020
The Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open kicked off the series with the $1,000,000 guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Hollywood event. The big tournament had a huge turnout and Tampa’s Edwards Muñiz made the trek across the state then walked away with the title.
“I still can’t believe it,” Muñiz said. “I can’t even process it. It’s been a magical few days.”
The tournament drew 1,404 entries over three starting flights and they put together a prize pool worth $1,361,880. Muñiz bagged the biggest stack in Flight B and he used those chips to make the final table at the end of Day 2.
Former RRPO opening event champ Trung Pham began the final table with the lead but Muñiz quickly moved up the counts until he took the late lead. He knocked the last three players out of the tournament and defeated Jason Block on the first hand of heads-up play.
Muñiz earned $228,717 for his WPTDeepStacks Hollywood title and moved into second place on the WPDeepStacks Player of the Year race with only 2019 champ Jason Young ahead of him.
This wasn’t the only win for Muñiz in this series. With some time to kill after bagging Flight B, Muñiz played the Big O tournament on Saturday and won that trophy on his day off.
“Killing time by playing poker and watching football is not a bad way to spend a Saturday,” Muñiz said. “I was sure that that was the peak of the poker trip until today happened.”
Congratulation to Edwards on the great weekend of poker and thank you to our players for a fantastic opening.
Final table results:
1st: Edwards Muñiz – $228,717*
2nd: Jason Block – $159,206
3rd: Peter Fellows – $103,316
4th: Brian Metter – $76,627
5th: Trung Pham – $57,739
6th: Howard Mash – $46,596
7th: Alcides Gomez – $38,348
8th: Justin Bianco – $30,276
9th: Aaron Rosenthal – $22,571
* First-prize amount includes a $3,000 package for the winner to play in the WPTDeepStacks Championship in April at Thunder Valley Resort & Casino.
Download: Complete WPTDeepStacks results (PDF)