Dominique Mosley Wins His First SHR Trophy Against a Tough Field, Earning $140,342

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 16
$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  335
Prize Pool:  $670,000
January 21, 2021

Dominique Mosley
Dominique Mosley

Thursday was the final day of the prelims, because Friday is Day 1A of the main event — the $3,500 buy-in WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open. But this final prelim shouldn’t be overlooked, as this $2,200 buy-in event attracted 335 entries and more than tripled its guarantee with a prizepool of $670,000.

There were plenty of marquee names in the field, but it was Dominique Mosley who defeated Nadya Magnus heads-up to win the title, the trophy, and a whopping $140,342.

“It feels great,” Mosley said as he discussed his first Seminole Hard Rock trophy. “I got lucky in a few big hands, and the rest is history.”

Mosley was up against the wall after getting it all in after the flop with middle pair against top-and-bottom for Magnus. But Mosley turned trips to double up into the lead, and then he won it all by winning a preflop race less than 15 minutes later.

“I thought Nadya played great,” said Mosley. “She was deserving heads-up, but the cards went my way.”

Primarily a cash game player, Mosley can’t resist the big tournament series here at the Seminole Hard Rock.

“I’ve been playing here since I was 18,” said Mosley when asked about the casino. “It’s like my home. I love everything about it.”

Dominique Mosley
Dominique Mosley

Final Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1DominiqueMosley$140,342
2NadyaMagnus$93,566
3StevenVeneziano, Jr.$68,723
4ChadWassmuth$51,099
5JustinZaki$38,469
6DavidMontoya Mancera$29,327
7AsherConniff$20,180
8ChadReynolds$20,180
9DavidMcGowan$14,035
10AdamKrach$14,035
11Ignacio MoronChavero$11,270
12EliaAhmadian$11,270
13LanceGarcia$9,172
14DanielAsbury$9,172
15ByronKaverman$7,566
16AaronMassey$7,566
17HoanNguyen$6,328
18KonstantinPorodin$6,328
19Ricardo Alves De LimaTavares$6,328
20MichaelStashin$6,328
21SalvatoreSidoti$5,368
22Josias CardosoDos Santos$5,368
23EricSutton$5,368
24MatthewZarcadoolas$5,368
25SolangeLucas$4,618
26DavidBerman$4,618
27EdwardMandel$4,618
28RobertConstable$4,618
29AndersonIreland$4,618
30BorisKolev$4,618
31BradleyMercer$4,618
32IvanGalinec$4,618
33GiuseppeIadisernia$4,030
34BrantJolly$4,030
35JosephCouden II$4,030
36ThanhNguyen$4,030
37FrankMarasco$4,030
38DanielGarcia$4,030
39Joseph Di RosaRojas$4,030
40JohnRipnick$4,030
41MatthewWantman$4,030
42RyanDepaulo$4,030

Event 16: Dominique Mosley Wins! ($140,342); Nadya Magnus Finishes as Runner-Up ($93,566)

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 335

Dominique Mosley
Dominique Mosley

Dominique Mosley open-shoved all in, and Nadya Magnus quickly called all in from the big blind for about 1,000,000 with 10s10d.

Mosley turned over KdQs, and Magnus needed her pocket tens to hold up to stay alive.

The board came AdQdJs3d6d, and Mosley paired his queen on the flop and rivered a king-high diamond flush to win the pot — and the trophy.

Nadya Magnus finished as the runner-up, earning $93,566.

Congratulations to Dominique Mosley!


Final Table Results:

1st:  Dominique Mosley  –  $140,342 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Nadya Magnus  –  $93,566
3rd:  Steve Veneziano, Jr.  –  $68,723
4th:  Chad Wassmuth  –  $51,099
5th:  Justin Zaki  –  $38,469
6th:  Jacobo Montoya  –  $29,327
7th:  Asher Conniff  –  $20,180

Nadya Magnus
Nadya Magnus

Event 16: Dominique Mosley Doubles Thru Nadya Magnus

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 335

Nadya Magnus vs Dominique Mosley
Nadya Magnus (left) vs. Dominique Mosley

Nadya Magnus raised to 275,000, and Dominique Mosley called.

The flop came 10c9d5c, Mosley checked, Magnus bet 250,000, and Mosley check-raised all in for 1,650,000. Magnus called.

Mosley had Kd9s for middle pair, but Magnus had 10d5h for top-and-bottom pair, putting Mosley in a tight spot as he faced elimination.

But the turn card was the 9h, giving Mosley the lead with trip nines, and the river card was the Jh. Mosley won the pot with his trip nines to double up in chips.

Dominique Mosley  –  3,950,000  (40 bb)
Nadya Magnus  –  2,750,000  (28 bb)

Event 16: Nadya Magnus Calls Dominique Mosley’s Bluff

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 335

Nadya Magnus
Nadya Magnus

Dominique Mosley limped for 100,000, and Nadya Magnus checked her option in the big blind.

The flop came 8s7h3h, Magnus bet 150,000, and Mosley called.

The turn card was the 10d, Magnus bet 250,000, and Mosley called.

The river card paired the board with the 10s, Magnus checked, Mosley bet 875,000, and Magnus tanked for a very long time before she called.

“Good call,” said Mosley, as he showed 9h5d for nine high. Magnus turned over 7s4d to win the pot with two pair, tens and sevens, taking a more than 2-to-1 chip lead.

Nadya Magnus  –  4,700,000  (47 bb)
Dominique Mosley  –  2,000,000  (20 bb)

Event 16: Steve Veneziano, Jr. – 3rd Place ($68,723)

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 335

Steve Veneziano Jr
Steve Veneziano, Jr.

Steve Veneziano, Jr. moved all in from the button for 1,225,000, and Dominique Mosley thought for a while before calling from the big blind with QcJc.

Veneziano turned over Jd9d, and he was dominated as he faced elimination.

The board came Jh8d7dKc6h — both players paired their jack on the flop, and Veneziano picked up a diamond flush draw. But neither improved further, and Mosley won the pot with his pair of jacks and queen kicker to eliminate Veneziano in third place.

Steve Veneziano, Jr.  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($68,723)

Here are the approximate chip counts for the start of heads-up play:

Dominique Mosley  –  3,400,000  (34 bb)
Nadya Magnus  –  3,300,000  (33 bb)