Rafael Rodriguez Arango Wins Event 18 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $10,775

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 18
$200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  525
Prize Pool:  $57,750
Bounty Prize Pool:  $26,250
January 19, 2022

2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 18 Champion Rafael Rodriguez Arango

Event 18 of the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry). The tournament drew 525 entries, creating a prize pool of $57,750 with another $26,250 set aside for bounties.

Outlasting the field was Rafael Rodriguez Arango, winning outright for $10,775.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1RafaelRodriguez Arango$10,775
2DanielRosenbaum$7,445
3JoshuaZerbe$5,045
4PeterYoung$3,530
5AntonKutsenko$2,710
6AlejandroArana Torres$2,250
7EricWalling$1,865
8WilliamByrnes$1,490
9MichaelMcCray$1,120
10KahlikFrancis$1,120
11MarcellusToliver$930
12ChristopherThompson$930
13BenGazzola$745
14KaranvirSingh$745
15SandraMorse$745
16MohammedAl Balushi$625
17GeraldRavotti$625
18JorgeElejaga$625
19ArielRosello Quintana$530
20AlexanderCharron$530
21MarcusHead$530
22DebraNeser$440
23BarbaraSpano$440
24GaryKosakowski$440
25VladimirFlorent$375
26CarlosBolanos$375
27J.J.Cohen$375
28IgorKorkhin$325
29SamuelSimon$325
30MatthewVieira$325
31AntonioColon$325
32VetonKastrati$325
33DonaldO'Kelly$325
34PatriciaYannuz$325
35GeorahNetanelof$325
36JonathanMarcu$325
37StevenRandall$280
38SamsonAndrew$280
39DenisDumaresq$280
40DavidMacDonald$280
41DonaldDelancy$280
42KirbyConserve$280
43DennisAltman$280
44BrandonDuvdivani$280
45GilfredBertin$280
46DemierMinor$250
47LouiseRaspallo$250
48BrianMirras$250
49ToddRomboli$250
50TuanPhan$250
51TimothyCrinion$250
52RyanLeto$250
53LavonneSchaafsma$250
54DanielAmzallag$250
55SeanDaneshvaziri$225
56MichaelSuggs$225
57JacquesGuerrier$225
58TheoLawson$225
59RichardGanesh$225
60JohnTwyman$225
61RichardRiviello$225
62JamesPillon$225
63ColeQuortrup$225
64MenachemKorf$225
65CourtneyRowe$225
66DavidInselberg$225

Event 18: Final Table Lineup

$200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 27:  75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 525

2022 LHPO Event 18 Final Table

Seat 1:  Joshua Zerbe  –  3,400,000 (23 bb)
Seat 2:  Peter Young  –  2,475,000  (17 bb)
Seat 3:  Daniel Rosenbaum  –  1,300,000  (9 bb)
Seat 4:  Alejandro Arana Torres  –  1,500,000  (10 bb)
Seat 5:  Michael McCray  –  500,000  (3 bb)
Seat 6:  Anton Kutsenko  –  4,800,000  (32 bb)
Seat 7:  Bill Byrnes  –  2,550,000  (17 bb)
Seat 8:  Eric Walling  –  1,200,000  (8 bb)
Seat 9:  Rafael Rodriguez Arango  –  3,200,000  (21 bb)

1st:  $10,775 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $7,445
3rd:  $5,045
4th:  $3,530
5th:  $2,710
6th:  $2,250
7th:  $1,865
8th:  $1,490
9th:  $1,120

Event 18: Prize Pool and Payouts with $10,775 for the Last Bounty Hunter Standing

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 18
$200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  525
Prize Pool:  $57,750
Bounty Prize Pool:  $26,250
January 19, 2022

Registration has closed in the $200 Double Green Chip Bounty event with 525 entries creating a total prizepool worth $84,000.

That prizepool is broken down between the payouts for the final 66 players ($57,750) and the $50 bounties ($26,250).

A min-cash is $225, while first prize is worth $10,775. Here is the full list of payouts:

1st:  $10,775 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $7,445
3rd:  $5,045
4th:  $3,530
5th:  $2,710
6th:  $2,250
7th:  $1,865
8th:  $1,490
9th-10th:  $1,120
11th-12th:  $930
13th-15th:  $745
16th-18th:  $625
19th-21st:  $530
22nd-24th:  $440
25th-27th:  $375
28th-36th:  $325
37th-45th:  $280
46th-54th:  $250
55th-66th:  $225

Event 18: Doubled the Guarantee and Then Some

$200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Entries:  472

Event 18 Field
Event 18 Field

With about 20 minutes remaining before registration closes, there are already 472 entries in the Double-Green-Chip Bounty, creating a total prizepool (including bounties) worth more than $75,000.

Will the field reach 500 to make it to an $80,000 prizepool? Stay tuned.

Event 18: Quad Stacks and Bounties

$200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

The last tournament on today’s schedule at 6 pm has a smaller buy-in but it will produce a big chunk of money for our players. Event 18 is a $200 buy-in Double Green Chip Bounty tournament with quad stacks, a $30,000 guarantee, and $50 bounties on every player’s head.

They’ll start with 40,000 stacks out front and the first eight levels last 15 minutes. Late registration and a single re-entry available until the start of Level 9 at 8:15 pm then blind levels increase to 20 minutes.

This one-day tournament will award one of the last trophies before the Championship and a great way to dial in your game.

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 40,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (8:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 18 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 7 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Event 17 – $1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 17 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 18 – $200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 40,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (8:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 18 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

11AM: $400 “One-and-Done” Championship Satellite(1-in-10)

  • 20 seats guaranteed into $2,000,000 WPT LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (3:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

12PM: $300 Mixed Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (2:10pm)
  • Structure Sheet

3PM: $400 Championship Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 10 seats guaranteed into $2,000,000 GTD LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (7:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

5PM: $250 Event 19 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two seats guaranteed into $2,200/$200K GTD LHPO Event 19
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (7:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

7PM: $400 Championship Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Five seats guaranteed into $2,000,000 GTD LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (11:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

9PM: $250 Event 19 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • One seat guaranteed into $2,200/$200K GTD LHPO Event 19
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 5 (11:25pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule

Dwayne Nyholt Wins Event 18 of the 2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open After Four-Way Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 18
$150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  289
Prize Pool:  $34,680
November 26, 2021

2021 RRPO Event 18 Champion Dwayne Nyholt

Event 18  of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 289 entries came to play and created a prize pool of $34,680, easily surpassing the $20,000 guarantee.

A deal was reached between the final four players and as the chip leader, Dwayne Nyholt was the official Event 18 champion.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1DwayneNyholt$5,622*
2MarcRoth$4,651*
3CarlosGalvis$4,058*
4VincentSpadavecchia Jr.$3,964*
5EugenePoleon$1,665
6DavidSinger$1,380
7AlainCandales Falcon$1,160
8PabloTorres$960
9RobertoBendeck$765
10LinzellBorders$765
11AdamMammon$650
12StevenOliver$650
13DanielMartinez$550
14LucasDe Dominis$550
15GilfredBertin Jr.$550
16MichellleCeglarek$460
17MarcZeitlin$460
18JuanRodriguez$460
19AndreBryan$375
20MichaelMoore$375
21JorgeGomez$375
22MikeGao$320
23ToddRomboli$320
24RonnieBensimon$320
25Benjamin MichaelDalton$275
26AbrahamMevorah$275
27AlexOrtiz Vazquez$275
28PriscillaPerez$245
29YigalHen$245
30ChristopherDibari$245
31JosephEder Johnson$245
32LeifDalane$245
33SebastianCrema$245
34LucasMendes$245
35PeterDegirolarmo$245
36CesarFuentes$245
37MaheshwarManthani$245

*denotes four-handed deal

Event 18: We Have a Deal!

$150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 289

Following the double elimination, the remaining four players agreed to look at the numbers and reached a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Dwayne Nyholt  –  1,895,000  (32 bb)
Marc Roth  –  1,055,000  (18 bb)
Carlos Galvis  –  720,000  (12 bb)
Vincent Spadavecchia Jr.  –  675,000 (11 bb)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Dwayne Nyholt  –  $5,622
Marc Roth  –  $4,651
Carlos Galvis  –  $4,058
Vincent Spadavecchia Jr.  –  $3,964

As the chip leader, Dwayne Nyholt is officially the winner of Event 18.

A recap of the event will be posted later this morning.

Event 18 Champion Dwayne Nyholt
Marc Roth – 2nd Place
Carlos Galvis – 3rd Place
Vincent Spadavecchia Jr. – 4th Place

Event 18: Eugene Poleon – 5th Place ($1,665); David Singer – 6th Place ($1,380)

$150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 289

David Singer raised all in for 325,000 from under the gun and Carlos Galvis called all in for 285,000 from the cutoff with AcAh, leading Singer’s Ad7s.

The board ran out 9s8d5hJsKh, safe for Galvis to double up while leading Singer with just 40,000.

On the following hand, Singer was in the big blind and all in for the ante. Meanwhile, Eugene Poleon raised to 125,000 from the button and Dwayne Nyholt called from the small blind.

They checked to the turn of a 10d8s3hKs board where Nyholt bet 150,000. Poleon raised all in for about 550,000 and Nyholt called instantly with 10c10s, having the hand locked up against Poleon’s AhKh for a pair kings and Singer’s Kc6s for a pair of kings as well.

The river was an inconsequential 3d and Nyholt scored the double elimination.

Dwayne Nyholt – 1,895,000 (32 bb)
Eugene Poleon – Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,665)
David Singer – Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,380)

Eugene Poleon – 5th Place
David Singer – 6th Place

Event 18: Alain Candales Falcon – 7th Place ($1,160)

$150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 289

Alain Candales Falcon – 7th Place

Alain Candales Falcon raised all in for 160,000 from early position and Dwayne Nyholt called from the big blind with 9h9c, leading Falcon’s Kd6c.

The board ran out Ah3hJh10d2h, no help to Falcon, ending his tournament in seventh place.

Dwayne Nyholt – 1,600,000 (40 bb)
Alain Candales Falcon – Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,160)