Event 14: Shawn Nguyen Wins Pot Limit Omaha 8 ($8,200)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 14
$570 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  40
Prize Pool:  $20,000
January 18, 2019

Shawn Nguyen
Shawn Nguyen

With Day 1B of the Main Event playing out in the background, Shawn Nguyen outlasted a field of 40 entries in $570 Pot Limit Omaha 8 to win $8,200.

This is the second PLO-8 trophy that Nguyen has won here at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood in just the past two months. Nguyen’s other PLO-8 victory came during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open, when he won $360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 to earn $8,471.

Nguyen also picked up the biggest score of his career here; he finished fourth at the televised final table of the 2015 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, earning $323,500.


Final Results:

1st:  Shawn Nguyen  –  $8,200 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Sean Legendre  –  $5,000
3rd:  Daniel Vitiello  –  $3,000
4th:  Zachary Milchman  –  $2,200
5th:  George Linkenback  –  $1,600

Event 14: Down to 10 with Sean Remz Sitting Big

$570 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 11: 800/1,600
Players Remaining: 10 of 40

After just under six hours of play, the 40-entry field in today’s $570 Pot Limit Omaha 8 Re-Entry tournament is down to 10 and at the unofficial final table. Sean Remz has a stranglehold on the action with a stack of 200,000 chips. The next closest holdings belong to Shawn Nguyen with 130,000. From there there’s a spattering of sub-75,000 stacks.

Here’s a look at the lineup:

Seat 1: Shawn Nguyen – 130,000
Seat 2: Zack Milchman – 30,200
Seat 3: Matt Bianchi – 38,800
Seat 4: Claudangelo Beaudouin – 19,600
Seat 5: Sean Legendre – 50,400
Seat 6: Michael Patrick Lee – 15,000
Seat 7: George Linkenback – 13,000
Seat 8: Daniel Vitiello – 18,800
Seat 9: Sean Remz – 200,000
Seat 10: Carey Pickus – 75,000

A payday is reserved for only the top five finishers and they’ll be awarded as follows:

1st: $8,200 + LHPO trophy
2nd: $5,000
3rd: $3,000
4th: $2,200
5th: $1,600

We will provide the tournament results along with a final report and winner photo when the event ends.

Event 14: Prize Pool and Payouts

$570 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 600/1,200
Players Remaining: 14 of 40

Registration closed on the $570 Pot Limit Omaha 8 game and it drew 40 entries to create a prize pool worth exactly $20,000. The last five players will be paid with $1,600 for a min-cash and $8,200 plus the LHPO trophy to the champ.

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 14
$570 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  40
Prize Pool:  $20,000
January 18, 2019

1st: $8,200 + LHPO trophy
2nd: $5,000
3rd: $3,000
4th: $2,200
5th: $1,600

Event 14: More Omaha

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

Chips

Continuing our trend of giving plenty of play to our Omaha players, we have two more one-day trophy events on the schedule starting with Event 14 at 11am.

It is a $570 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha 8 tournament with four cards and split pots. Players start with 15,000 stacks and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30pm following the dinner break with unlimited re-entries available.

We will bring highlights throughout the day with a recap when it is complete.

  • 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 14 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 9 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 14 – $570 Pot Limit 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 14 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 1B – $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 15 – $360 Six-Max Pot Limit Omaha 8 (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 15 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 55 – $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 55 Sheet

3PM: Event 56 – $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 56 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 57 – $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 57 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 58 – $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 58 Structure Sheet

Event 14: Peter Mancini Wins After Three-Handed Chop

2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 14
$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 153
Prize Pool: $153,000
Bounty Prize Pool: $52,500
November 25-26, 2018

Peter Mancini takes the trophy in three-handed deal

The $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) re-started Day 2 at 2:00 PM with twelve players and was completed within two and a half hours. The bust outs were fast and furious including a double knock out by the eventual winner Peter Mancini. Mancini scored two bounties on that hand and wound up collecting nine altogether.

The day started with Aleksandr Gofman as chip leader, who parlayed his big stack into a fourth place finish worth $9,653. Immediately after Gofman’s elimination, Peter Mancini, Michael Stashin, and Pablo Mariz agreed to a deal.

As the chip leader when the deal was agreed upon, the 63 year old was declared the winner. Mancini is a lawyer for disability cases living in Ontario, Canada. He came all the way down to Florida to play this Rock’N’Roll Poker Open.

“This is an awesome property. This is probably the toughest field that I’ve played against in the last two years. The tournament was well structured. Playing with pros was quite a challenge but I learned a lot”

Even at the final table Mancini had to get through two WSOP Bracelet winners to victory. He ended up chopping with one of them, 2017 Millionaire Maker champion Pablo Mariz.

When asked how Day 1 went Mancini had this to say, “The day went quite well for me yesterday, I had good luck.. catching runner-runner at one point to stay in the tournament.”

Day 2 however wasn’t as smooth for the champion. “Earlier in the day I lost pocket kings to pocket aces, I thought I was going to make an early exit but I was able to continue all the way to the chop.”

Mancini takes home $31,093 for his victory as well as the RRPO trophy.

Final table results:

1st:  Peter Mancini – $31,093 + trophy
2nd: Michael Stashin – $29,039
3rd:  Pablo Mariz – $23,385
4th: Alexandr Gofman – $9,563
5th: Paula Alibrandi – $7,382
6th: Brian Hastings – $6,120
7th: Myles German – $5,317
8th: Daniel Pearlman – $4,774
9th: David Levi – $4,113

Event 14: Aleksandr Gofman – 4th Place ($9,563)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 153

Aleksandr Gofman

Aleksandr Gofman opened to 30,000 from under the gun and Peter Mancini defended his big blind.

Both players checked the [qc][8h][6c] flop. The turn brought the [2h], Mancini bet 55,000 and Gofman thought for a while before moving all in for around 160,000.

Mancini snap called with [8d][6h] for two-pair and was up against Gofman’s [qh][9h] top pair and flush draw.

The river, [ac], was a brick for Gofman as he was eliminated in 4th place.

Peter Mancini – 1,518,000 (127 bb)
Aleksandr Gofman – Eliminated in 4th Place ($9,563)

Event 14: Paula Alibrandi – 5th Place ($7,382)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 153

Paula Alibrandi

Paula Alibrandi moved all in for around 100,000 from early position and Aleksandr Gofman called from late position.

It looked like it was going to be a chop when both players turned up ace jack. Gofman’s however was suited in clubs.

The board ran out [ah][8c][6c][7h][3c] and Gofman made a flush on the river to eliminate Alibrandi.

Aleksandr Gofman – 460,000 (46 bb)
Paula Alibrandi – Eliminated in 5th place ($7,382)

Event 14: Brian Hastings Eliminated in 6th Place ($6,120)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 153

Brian Hastings

Brian Hastings was all in for around 300,000 in late position with [ah][kh] and was flipping against Peter Mancini’s [qc][qs].

The board ran out [9d][7c][2s][8s][8d] and Mancini’s pocket queens held to eliminate Hastings in 6th place and take the chip lead.

Peter Mancini – 1,000,000 (100 bb)
Brian Hastings – Eliminated in 6th Place ($6,120)