Nohad “Nu” Teliani Came for the Six-Max, and Won the Ladies Event

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$250 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  55
Prize Pool:  $11,550
January 17, 2020

Ladies Event 19 Champion Nohad "Nu" Teliani
Ladies Event 19 Champion Nohad “Nu” Teliani

Nohad “Nu” Teliani won a six-max tournament up in Canada on Wednesday, and flew down to South Florida this weekend to play Sunday’s $1,100 Six-Max tournament. There were no satellites for it, but the Ladies Event offered an $1,100 Six-Max seat as a bonus to the winner, so Teliani entered, treating it almost like a ladies-only satellite — and won it in a three-way chop.

“It feels pretty awesome,” said Teliani. “We had some really tough competition at the final table, so it was really fun.”

When asked how ladies events compare with other events, Teliani said, “I’m starting to think they’re more comparable. I used to be more intimidated by the ladies. I felt men were easier to play against because women were so scattered, but when you get to this level, the girls are really good.”

But Teliani’s preference is clearly six-max poker.

“Six-max is my favorite structure,” said Teliani. “You can be more aggressive, and you can call light, which I like to do.”


Final Results:

1st:  Nohad “Nu” Teliani  –  $2,792* + $1,100 Seat (Event #22) + Vacation Package
2nd:  Matilde Fernandez  –  $2,791*
3rd:  Rosanna De La Rosa  –  $2,791*
4th:  Melissa Kaiser  –  $1,097
5th:  Elissa Pincus  –  $866
6th:  Debra Williams  –  $693
7th:  Wendy Mentro  –  $520

* Indicates a three-way chop.

Ladies Event: Nohad “Nu” Teliani Wins the Ladies Event in a Three-Way Chop

$250 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 55

Ladies Event 19 Champion Nohad "Nu" Teliani
Ladies Event 19 Champion Nohad “Nu” Teliani

The Ladies Event wrapped up quicker than expected, with the final three players agreeing to an equal chop of the remaining prizepool. These were their official chip counts:

1.  Nohad “Nu” Teliani  –  389,000  (97 bb)
2.  Matilde Fernandez  –  236,000  (59 bb)
3.  Rosanna De La Rosa  –  200,000  (50 bb)

As chipleader, Nu Teliani received the title, the trophy, and the prize package that includes a seat into Event #22 ($1,100 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em) and a vacation package to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

1st:  Nohad “Nu” Teliani  –  $2,792* + $1,100 Seat (Event #22) + Vacation Package
2nd:  Matilde Fernandez  –  $2,791*
3rd:  Rosanna De La Rosa  –  $2,791*
4th:  Melissa Kaiser  –  $1,097
5th:  Elissa Pincus  –  $866
6th:  Debra Williams  –  $693
7th:  Wendy Mentro  –  $520

Stay tuned for a recap of this event which will be posted later tonight.

* Indicates a three-way chop.

Ladies Event: Final Table Set with Nu Teliani Leading

$250 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 55

Event 19 Final Table
Event 19 Final Table

The Ladies Event quickly played down to the final table after registration closed but they still have some work to go. There are nine players remaining but only seven will get paid.

Seat 1: Wendy Mento – 76,000 (30 bb)
Seat 2: Elissa Pincus – 69,000 (28 bb)
Seat 3: Nohad “Nu” Teliani – 220,000 (88 bb)
Seat 4: Debra Williams – 77,500 (31 bb)
Seat 5: Ekaterina Vorobeva – 37,000 (15 bb)
Seat 6: Rosana Dela Rosa – 99,000 (40 bb)
Seat 7: Melissa Kaser – 58,000 (23 bb)
Seat 8: Lauren Monosson – 18,000 (7 bb)
Seat 9: MG Fernandez – 170,500 (68 bb)

Payouts:

1st: $4,274
2nd: $2,541
3rd: $1,559
4th: $1,097
5th: $866
6th: $693
7th: $520

Ladies Event: Prize Pool and Payouts with $4,274 to the Ladies Champ

$250 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 55

Registration closed on the Ladies Event and the 55 entries to create a prize pool worth $11,550. The last seven players will make some money with $520 for a min-cash and $4,274 to the winner.

In addition to the cash, the Ladies Champion will also win a seat into the $1,100 buy-in/$100,000 guarantee LHPO Event 22 and a vacation package to Hard Rock Atlantic City.

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$250 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  55
Prize Pool:  $11,550
January 17, 2020

1st: $4,274
2nd: $2,541
3rd: $1,559
4th: $1,097
5th: $866
6th: $693
7th: $520

Ladies Event: Special Tournament

$250 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

In addition to the Championship Day 1B flight, we have a special tournament running this afternoon. The $250 Ladies Event is about to get underway with some nice added bonuses.

The tournament has a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool then we added a LHPO $1,100 tournament seat and Hard Rock Atlantic City vacation package to the first-place prize.

They will start with 15,000 stacks and the first nine levels will last 20 minutes before jumping to 30 minutes from that point forward. Late registration is available until the start of Level 10 at 5:30 pm.

This is a one-day tournament and we will crown our next Ladies Champion later this evening.

  • $10,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • LHPO $100,000 GTD Event 22 seat and Hard Rock AC stay added to 1st place
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-9 last 20 minutes; Levels 10+ last 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 19 Structure Sheet