Event 12: Phil Hui Wins Limit Omaha 8 ($6,765)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 12
$570 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  33
Prize Pool:  $16,500
January 17, 2019

Phil Hui - Event 12 Winner
Phil Hui – Event 12 Winner

There were two other trophy events here on the first day of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event, and Phil Hui outlasted 33 entries in $570 Limit Omaha 8 to win $6,765.

Hui has a WSOP bracelet in Omaha Hi-Lo, and showed his chops as he overcame a huge chip deficit during heads-up play to come back and win the title and the trophy.

Hui already has more than $1.5 million in career live tournament earnings, and this is third trophy he’s won at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. This is the second final table of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open for Hui, as he finished third in Event 3 ($360 H.O.R.S.E.).


Final Results:

1st:  Phil Hui  –  $6,765 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Monte Adler  –  $4,125
3rd:  Paul Williams  –  $2,475
4th:  Lazaro Rodriguez  –  $1,815
5th:  Marc Sacheli  –  $1,320

Event 12: Paul Wade Williams Leads the $570 Omaha 8 Final Table

$570 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 1,500/3,000
Players Remaining: 9 of 33

Final Table - Event 12
Final Table – Event 12

Simultaneous eliminations means the final table in Event 12 is starting with nine players instead of 10. Here are the final table chip counts and seating positions:

Seat 1.  Lavonne Schaafsma  –  75,500  (25 bb)
Seat 2.  Paul Wade Williams  –  85,500  (29 bb)
Seat 3.  Lazaro Rodriguez  –  70,500  (24 bb)
Seat 4.  Steve Allen  –  25,500  (9 bb)
Seat 5.  Heriberto Ferreyra  –  19,500  (7 bb)
Seat 6.  Phil Hui  –  41,500  (14 bb)
Seat 7.  Marc Sacheli  –  69,000  (23 bb)
Seat 8.  Monte Adler  –  70,000  (23 bb)
Seat 9.  Gabriel Ramos  –  40,000  (13 bb)

With 33 entries, only the final five players will finish in the money. Here are the payouts:

1st:  $6,765 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  $4,125
3rd:  $2,475
4th:  $1,815
5th:  $1,320

Event 12: Prize Pool and Payouts

$570 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 11: 800/1,500
Players Remaining: 16 of 33

Registration closed on the Limit Omaha 8 trophy event and it drew 33 entries on Main Event day to create a prize pool worth $16,500. The last five players will take home some money with the winner walking away with $6,675 and the LHPO trophy.

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 12
$570 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  33
Prize Pool:  $16,500
January 17, 2019

1st:  $6,765 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  $4,125
3rd:  $2,475
4th:  $1,815
5th:  $1,320

Event 12: More Omaha

$570 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 50/100

The WPTDeepStacks Main Event kicks off today but we also have two new trophy events on the schedule. Both are Omaha and the first kicks off at 11am in the Event Center.

Event 12 is a $570 Limit Omaha 8 game to continue our big slate of four-card game. Player will start with 15,000 stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 10 at 3:30 and there will be a dinner break at 5pm. Since this is a one-day tournament, we will award another LHPO trophy later this evening.

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 12 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 8 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 12 – $570 Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 12 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 1A – $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/single re-entry per flight available until start of Level 10
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Main Event Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 13 – $360 Six-Max Pot Limit Omaha (Single Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 13 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 51 – $140 Main Event Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into WPTDeepStacks Main Event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 51 Sheet

3PM: Event 52 – $140 Main Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 10 seats guaranteed into WPTDeepStacks Main Event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 52 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 53 – $140 Main Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into WPTDeepStacks Main Event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 53 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 54 – $140 Main Event Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into WPTDeepStacks Main Event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 54 Structure Sheet

Czech Republic’s Pavel Plesuv Wins WPT RRPO Championship for $504K

2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 12

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 898
Prize Pool: $2,873,600
November 23-28, 2018 

Pavel Plesuv, WPT RRPO Champion

The World Poker Tour came to South Florida this weekend for the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” Championship, a first time for this November series. The Championship had a $2 Million Guarantee which was easily surpassed and the top prize was over $500,000.

After two starting flights, three play down days, and a tough final table, the Czech Republic’s Pavel Plesuv defeated Jim Gilbert heads-up to put his name on the WPT Champions Cup.

The $3,500 buy-in tournament drew 898 entries for the biggest RRPO Championship field in Seminole Hard Rock history. They created a prize pool worth $2,873,600 and the last 113 spots were paid when they hit the money late on Day 2. Five of our former RRPO champions made it through to Day 2 including defending champ Michael Newman.

We had 52 players move on to Day 3 and Plesuv was not among the leaders. That would change as they progressed and he was fourth of 14 returning for Day 4 to play down to the WPT live-streamed final table. When the dust settled, Plesuv took his seat on the last day with the biggest stack.

The final table had an international flavor with two coming from Europe and another from South Korea. Ravi Raghavan was the only member with his name on the WPT Champions Cup but he was unable to run up his short stack. Chris Kennedy followed shortly after in fifth place and the last four settled in for a long grind.

Austria’s Marius Gierse went out in fourth place and Jeremy Joseph’s exit in third set the heads-up battle. Gilbert faced nearly a six-to-one deficit, doubled up twice, but he was unable to come back.

Jim Gilbert (left) versus Pavel Plesuv (right)

Gilbert, a Philadephia-based pro, earned $326,565 for his runner-up finish and Plesuv took home $504,820 for the win plus a seat into the WPT Tournament of Champions.

This win pushed Plesuv’s career earnings over $4,000,000 with half of it coming in 2018. He earned $925,000 for a second place finish at the partypoker Millions in Germany and another $640,000 for a win in the MSPT Las Vegas Main Event this summer. Also, this was not the first time Plesuv was heads-up for a WPT title with the lead.

“I was heads-up in WPT Prague three years ago with a big chip lead,” Plesuv said. “I lost. So I’m really excited to come back and win.”

This was Plesuv’s first trek to South Florida for our series but it will not be the last.

“The tournament was great,” Plesuv said. “I really liked the structure, the field was big and it had great organization. The property is great too.”

Congratulations to Pavel on his WPT RRPO Championship win and a huge thanks to our players for another successful series.

Final table results:

1st: Pavel Plesuv – $504,820
2nd: Jim Gilbert – $326,565
3rd: Jeremy Joseph – $240,945
4th: Marius Gierse – $179,710
5th: Chris Kennedy – $135,505
6th: Ravi Raghavan – $103,310

Championship: Pavel Plesuv Takes One

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 34: 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Pavel Plesuv raised to 600,000 and Jim Gilbert called.

The flop came as10c9h, Gilbert checked, and Plesuv bet 500,000. Gilbert called.

The turn brought the qd, Gilbert checked again and Plesuv put out a bet of 1,800,000. Gilbert let it go.

Pavel Plesuv – 28,675,000 (96 bb)
Jim Gilbert – 7,250,000 (24 bb)

Championship: Jim Gilbert Doubles Again

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 33: 125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Jim Gilbert

Pavel Plesuv shoved and Jim Gilbert quickly called all in for 3,750,000.

Gilbert tabled qdqh and was in great shape against Plesuv’s 3d3s.

The board ran out 7h6h2d2c4h and Gilberts pocket queens held to score another double up.

Jim Gilbert – 7,750,000 (31 bb)
Pavel Plesuv – 28,175,000 (141 bb)

Championship: Jim Gilbert Scores a Double

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Jim Gilbert

Pavel Plesuv shoved and Jim Gilbert called all in for 2,775,000. Gilbert turned over ah4d and needed to hold against Plesuv’s jd9s.

The board ran out kd4h2s8c10s and Gilbert wound up with a pair of fours to avoid elimination.

Jim Gilbert – 5,750,000 (30 bb)
Pavel Plesuv – 30,175,000 (151 bb)

Championship: Pavel Plesuv Has 13 to 1 Chip Lead

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Pavel Plesuv

Pavel Plesuv completed the small blind and Jim Gilbert checked his option in the big blind.

Both players checked the 10c4c3d flop. The turn brought the qs, Gilbert checked, and Plesuv bet 400,000. Gilbert called.

The river was the 3s, Gilbert checked and Plesuv bet 1,500,000. Gilbert called.

Plesuv tabled 6d3h for trip threes and Gilbert mucked.

Pavel Plesuv – 33,350,000 (167 bb)
Jim Gilbert – 2,575,000 (13 bb)