Matt Figlesthaler Wins Event 18 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $9,289

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 18
$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Entries: 86
Prize Pool:  $28,810
January 23, 2021

2021 LHPO Event 18 Champion Matt Figlesthaler

Event 18 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open, $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Single Re-Entry), drew 86 entries and generated a prize pool of $28,810. Matt Figlesthalter outlasted the field, earning the outright victory for $9,289.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MattFiglesthaler$9,289
2EdgarLuna$5,618
3EliasNassif$3,493
4PaulMorash$2,362
5CarlosFonseca$1,801
6LyleDiamond$1,441
7CharlieDawson$1,103
8DavidGoodis$1,103
9JoelBaker$929
10SteveZhang$864
11DonaldCameron$807

Event 18: Final Table Lineup

$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $28,810
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 86

2021 LHPO Event 18 Final Table

Seat 1: Matt Figlesthaler – 310,000 (26 bb)
Seat 2: Carlos Fonseca – 425,000 (35 bb)
Seat 3: Edgar Luna – 152,000 (13 bb)
Seat 4: Paul Morash – 265,000 (22 bb)
Seat 5: Lyle Diamond – 105,000 (9 bb)
Seat 6: Charlie Dawson – 121,000 (10 bb)
Seat 7: Elias Nassif – 342,000 (29 bb)

1st: $9,289 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $5,618
3rd: $3,493
4th: $2,362
5th: $1,801
6th: $1,441
7th: $1,103

Event 18: Prize Pool and Payouts

$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13: 1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 86

Event 18  drew 86  entries to create a  prize pool worth $28,810. The last 11 places will earn some money with $807 for a min-cash and $9,289 and the LHPO trophy to the winner.

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 18
$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Entries: 86
Prize Pool:  $28,810
January 23, 2021

1st: $9,289 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $5,618
3rd: $3,493
4th: $2,362
5th: $1,801
6th: $1,441
7th-8th: $1,103
9th: $929
10th: 864
11th: 807

LHPO Day 10 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Day 1B – $3,500 WPT LHPO Championship

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 40,000 in chips
  • Day 1 and 2 levels last 60 minutes
  • Day 3 and 4 levels last 90 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:15pm)
  • Single re-entry per flight
  • Day 1 will end after Level 11
  • Championship Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 18 – $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/single re-entry until start of Level 9 (7:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 18 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 65 – $400 LHPO Championship Turbo Satellite

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $1,000,000 GTD LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Satellite will be held in the Poker Room
  • Structure Sheet

11AM: Event 66 – $400 WPT LHPO Championship Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $1,000,000 GTD WPT LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • Winners will be entered into the earliest starting flight
  • Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 67 – $250 Multi-Event 20 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 packages guaranteed; Package includes $1,700 seat in Event 20 plus $500 in cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

Complete 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule
 

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Brian Altman Wins Second WPT LHPO Championship Title

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 18
$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  843
Prize Pool:  $2,697,600
January 17-22, 2020

The WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship was the headliner on the schedule and it did not disappoint. The $3,500 buy-in tournament drew a great, fun, talented group of players and Brian Altman made history by winning his second career WPT LHPO title for $482,636.

“This is incredibly special. It’s amazing to be the first person to win the same WPT event twice, and kind of cement myself in history with this event,” Altman said. “Obviously it’s fantastic to get big wins, but playing these events I’m happy to put myself in a position to go deep, be chip leader, and make final tables.”

The 843 entries over two starting flights easily surpassed the $2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and put $2,697,600 up for grabs. The last 106 spots and the field made the money late on Day 2 as Altman and John Dollinger began moving up the accounts.

Dollinger and Altman were among the leaders for the last two days of the Championship and they swapped the lead late on Day 4. It was Altman who bagged the final table lead but Dollinger was only a few chips behind.

Peter Walsworth was the shortest stack coming into the final table, found an early double up, but eventually fell in sixth place to his friend Dollinger.

Nadeem Hirani

Nadeem Hirani also found an early double up but he was sent out in fifth place when his big slick could not hold against the JhTd of Altman.

Nadya Magnus

Russian Nadya Magnus had a chance to put a female name on the WPT Champions Cup but she got in with a big ace that wasn’t as big as Altman’s big slick. She had a great run this week but fell in fourth place.

John Dollinger (left) and Chanracy Kun (right)

Dollinger and Altman held the majority of chips at the three-handed table but Chanracy Khun made a valiant comeback with two doubles. But the comeback ultimately fell short and he was eliminated by Dollinger in third place to set up the heads-up battle for the title.

Dollinger had a significant lead for the title but Altman quickly took back the advantage. On the final hand of the tournament, Altman picked up aces and Dollinger ran into them to end the tournament.

Altman made history by becoming the first player to ever win the same World Poker Tour event twice. He captured the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship in 2015 and added another five years later.

“Winning a second WPT title feels amazing. It’s incredibly special. It doesn’t always work out. I’ve had maybe a dozen or so situations where I’ve gone deep and thought I was going to win and I didn’t,” Altman said. “But that’s how tournaments go. To continually put myself in a position to win tournaments, it feels special.”

On a fun side note, Altman was on hand when friend Jonathan Jaffe won the LHPO High Roller on Tuesday and joined him in the winner’s photo. Jaffe returned the favor today by railing the final table and hopping in the shot.

Final table results:

1st:  Brian Altman – $482,636*
2nd:  John Dollinger – $311,751
3rd:  Chanracy Khun – $230,086
4th:  Nadya Magnus – $171,642
5th:  Nadeem Hirani – $129,438
6th:  Peter Walsworth – $98,686
* First-prize amount includes the winner’s $15,000 entry into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions.

Download: Complete Championship results (PDF)