Seniors: Marc Levy Wins In a Five Way Deal

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 281

Marc Levy
Marc Levy

Following the elimination of Santana Noronha in sixth place, the remaining five players looked at the numbers and agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Marc Levy  –  1,565,000  (26 bb)
Paul Leckey  –  1,290,000  (22 bb)
Tom Starkey  –  1,285,000  (21 bb)
Blair Miller  –  890,000  (15 bb)
Mitchell Mantin  –  590,000  (10 bb)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Marc Levy  –  $12,814
Paul Leckey  –  $11,840
Tom Starkey  –  $11,820
Blair Miller  –  $10,099
Mitchell Mantin  –  $8,472

As the chip leader, Marc Levy is the official winner of Event 13 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Paul Leckey
Paul Leckey
Tom Starkey
Tom Starkey
Blair Miller
Blair Miller
Mitchell Mantin
Mitchell Mantin

Seniors: Santana Noronha – 6th Place ($3,750)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 281

Santana Noronha
Santana Noronha

Tom Starkey limped from the small blind and Santana Noronha checked in the big blind.

The flop was 10c9h6d, Starkey bet 60,000, Noronha raised all in for 285,000 and Starkey thought for a few moments before he called.

Starkey:  10d7d
Noronha:  10h3c

Both had a pair of tens, but Starkey had the better kicker.

The 4c turn and 9s river completed the board, giving both tens and nines. However, Starkey’s seven kicker played, ending Noronha’s tournament in sixth place.

Tom Starkey  –  1,300,000  (22 bb)
Santana Noronha  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($3,750)

Seniors: Gary Herstein – 7th Place ($3,150)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 281

Gary Herstein
Gary Herstein

Gary Herstein raised from the button to 200,000 (leaving himself just 10K behind), and Tom Starkey called from the small blind.

The flop came Js5c2c, Starkey moved all in, and Herstein called all in for 10,000 with AsKc for ace high.

But Starkey turned over Ah9d for ace high with a lower kicker, and Herstein was actually a big favorite to double up.

The turn card was the 6s, and the river card was — the 9c.

Starkey spiked a nine on the river to win the pot with a pair of nines, eliminating Herstein in seventh place.

Tom Starkey  –  1,130,000  (38 bb)
Gary Herstein  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($3,150)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 935,000 (31 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $3,750 each.

Seniors: Sumner Camisa – 8th Place ($2,615)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 281

Sumner Camisa
Sumner Camisa

The next hand after the elimination of John Maness in ninth place, Paul Leckey raised from the cutoff to 80,000, Sumner Camisa moved all in from the big blind for 415,000, and Leckey called with 9s9d.

Camisa turned over AsAc, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 9c4c3c8h2h — Leckey flopped a set of nines to Camisa’s club flush draw, but Camisa improved no further. Leckey won the pot with his set of nines to eliminate Camisa in eighth place.

Paul Leckey  –  1,770,000  (59 bb)
Sumner Camisa  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($2,615)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 805,000 (27 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $3,150 each.

Seniors: John Maness – 9th Place ($2,085)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 281

John Maness
John Maness

John Maness moved all in under the gun for 250,000, and Paul Leckey called from the button with AdQs.

Maness turned over KdQd, and he was dominated as he faced elimination.

The board came 7h7c3dAs6c, and Leckey won the pot with two pair, aces and sevens, to eliminate Maness in ninth place.

Paul Leckey  –  1,280,000  (43 bb)
John Maness  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($2,085)

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 705,000 (24 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $2,615 each.

Seniors: Final Table Begins with Mitchell Mantin in the Lead

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 281

Final Table - Seniors Event
Final Table – Seniors Event

The final nine players have redrawn for random seats at the final table, and here are their updated seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1.  Blair Miller  –  335,000  (11 bb)
Seat 2.  Paul Leckey  –  1,025,000  (34 bb)
Seat 3.  Gary Herstein  –  285,000  (10 bb)
Seat 4.  Tom Starkey  –  955,000  (32 bb)
Seat 5.  John Maness  –  250,000  (8 bb)
Seat 6.  Sumner Camisa  –  455,000  (15 bb)
Seat 7.  Santana Noronha  –  235,000  (8 bb)
Seat 8.  Marc Levy  –  1,055,000  (35 bb)
Seat 9.  Mitchell Mantin  –  1,070,000  (36 bb)

And here are the payouts they’re playing for:

1st:  $20,830 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $14,365
3rd:  $9,465
4th:  $5,860
5th:  $4,525
6th:  $3,750
7th:  $3,150
8th:  $2,615
9th:  $2,085

Seniors: Paul Leckey Leads the Field After Dinner; Alton Mendleson Climbs the Leaderboard

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Players Remaining:  78 of 281

Paul Leckey and Alton Mendleson
Paul Leckey (left) and Alton Mendleson

A scan of the field during the dinner break turned up six players with at least 130K in chips, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  Paul Leckey  –  219,500  (88 bb)
2.  Chad Moore  –  184,500  (74 bb)
3.  Gary Herstein  –  148,500  (59 bb)
4.  John Maness  –  139,000  (56 bb)
5.  Alton Mendleson  –  138,500  (55 bb)
6.  Tom Starkey  –  135,000  (54 bb)

Shortly after they returned from dinner, Alton Mendleson (fifth in chips at the break) raised from the button to 7,500, the big blind reraised to 19,500, and Mendleson called.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of KcJd9cKs, the big blind bet 25,000, and Mendleson called.

The river card was the 4h, and they both checked. Mendleson showed QsJs to win the pot with two pair, kings and jacks.

Alton Mendleson  –  182,000  (73 bb)

With 78 players remaining from a field of 281, the average chip stack is about 72,000 (29 big blinds). The final 36 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $655 each.

Seniors: Prize Pool and Payouts with $20,830 to the Seniors Champ

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 13
$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  281
Prize Pool:  $94,135
January 18, 2022

Registration closed for the 2022 LHPO Seniors Event with 281 entries in the field to create a prize pool worth $94,135. The second biggest Seniors Event turnout and we’re happy to host such a great tournament.

The last 36 players will make the money with $655 for a min-cash and $20,830 plus the LHPO trophy for our Seniors Event champ.

1st: $20,830 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $14,365
3rd: $9,465
4th: $5,860
5th: $4,525
6th: $3,750
7th: $3,150
8th: $2,615
9th-10th: $2,085
11th-12th: $1,760
13th-15th: $1,500
16th-18th: $1,250
19th-21st: $1,025
22nd-24th: $825
25th-27th: $730
28th-36th: $655

Seniors: Registration Closed with 281 Entries

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 9:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Entries:  175

Registration closed for the 2022 LHPO Seniors Event with a huge turnout of 281 entries. They nearly created a prize pool worth $100,000 and it was good enough for the second biggest Seniors Event we’ve ever hosted.

2021 Showdown – 386 entries
2022 LHPO – 281 entries
2021 SHRPO – 227 entries
2017 WSOPC – 226 entries
2021 LHPO – 221 entries

Tournament staff are crunching the numbers and we will post the payout information as soon as it is available.

Seniors: Former Champs

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 2:  100/100 with a 100 ante
Entries:  175

Zoltan Czinkota

The Seniors Event has a big crowd and an early crowd on a Tuesday. The field is already up to 175 before the first hour was complete and they are having a good time.

We found a couple of former Seniors Event champions this morning. Zoltan Czinkota is the defending champ after winning this title during the RRPO this past November and Jeff Kessler took the title during the 2013 RRPO series in the old poker room in Seminole Paradise (for a Seniors flashback).

Jeff Kessler