Pierre Xavier-Laurent Wins Event 22 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open In Heads-Up Deal

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 22
$200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  323
Prize Pool:  $35,530
Bounty Prize Pool:  $16,150
January 17-18, 2023

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 22 Champion Pierre Xavier-Laurent

Event 22 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 323 entries created a prize pool of $35,350, with an additional $16,150 set aside for bounties.

A heads-up deal was reached between the final two players. Pierre Xavier-Laurent was leading at the time, making him the official winner of Event 22 for $4,608.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1PierreXavier-Laurent$4,608*
2WilliamMassey$4,397*
3RobertWalber$2,750
4KevinMcGillicuddy$2,035
5PeterFellows$1,710
6ReyRodriguez$1,420
7FadyKhabbaz$1,185
8SolangeZambrano$970
9GuillermoMorales Ardila$850
10AdamMammon$850
11RyanLeto$740
12JasonBlodgett$740
13LeviBerger$655
14PatrickMcConnell$655
15KennyVelez$655
16EdwinAvellaneda$570
17JosephShammas$570
18CharlemagneBenjamin$570
19ThomasDaugherty$500
20ElijahRuffin$500
21AnaHuete$500
22AndrewBlack$450
23KarillFrye$450
24MatthewGold$450
25GeorgeBoyadjian$425
26MarkCarusillo$425
27ColeQuortrup$425
28TruyenNguyen$400
29CarlosApinaye$400
30MiguelGomez$400
31DavidTuchinsky$400
32AlekseyKashirin$400
33JohnBungert$400
34MichaelBrenden$400
35AleksandrTishchenko$400
36JohnYoung$400
37ThuongCao$375
38ErrolMassey$375
39SheikhAl-Thani$375
40LucasTorselli$375
41DeanMascolo$375

*denotes heads-up deal

Event 22: Prize Pool and Payouts; $5,295 to the Winner

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 22
$200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  323
Prize Pool:  $35,530
Bounty Prize Pool:  $16,150
January 17-18, 2023

Event 22 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 323 entries generated a prize pool of $35,530, with an additional $16,150 set aside for bounties. The final 41 players will cash, earning at least $375.

Up top for the winner is $5,295.

1st:  $5,295 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  $3,710
3rd:  $2,750
4th:  $2,035
5th:  $1,710
6th:  $1,420
7th:  $1,185
8th:  $970
9th-10th:  $850
11th-12th:  $740
13th-15th:  $655
16th-18th:  $570
19th-21st:  $500
22nd-24th:  $450
25th-27th:  $425
28th-36th:  $400
37th-41st:  $375

Event 22: Quad Stacks and Bounties

$200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  100/100

The Quad Stack bounties are becoming a favorite on the schedule and another goes tonight at 6 pm. $200 buy-in Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH with a $50 bounty on every player’s head.

They’ll sit down to huge 40K stacks and the first eight levels last 15 minutes. Late registration and re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 8:15 pm and levels increase to 20 minutes for the duration.

Since this is a one-day tournament, we will crown another LHPO champ before the night is through.

  • 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 22 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 7 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 19 Day 1 – $2,200 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (3:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when nine players remain
  • Event 19 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 12 Day 2 – $200 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 18 – $1,100 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 20 – $10,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 100,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 40 minutes
  • Final table levels last 90 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 10 (9:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when nine players remain
  • Event 20 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 21 Day 1A – $600 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

  • $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Levels 27+ last 60 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when field reaches 12.5%
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 22 – $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • 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 22 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 23 – $1,100 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (10:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 23 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

11AM: $400 Championship Mega Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Ten seats guaranteed into $3,500 LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (3:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

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

  • Ten seats guaranteed into $3,500 LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (7:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

4PM: $2,650 High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1-in-10 will win seat into $25K LHPO High Roller
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-7 last 20 minutes; Levels 8+ last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (6:35pm)
  • Structure Sheet

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

  • Two seats guaranteed into $3,500 LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

9PM: $2,650 High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1-in-10 will win seat into $25K LHPO High Roller
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-7 last 20 minutes; Levels 8+ last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (11:35pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule

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Matt Vinke Wins His Third SHRP Major Series Trophy With Outright Win in Event 22

2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 22
$400 Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries:  58
Prize Pool:  $19,720
November 22, 2022

2022 RRPO Event 22 Champion Matt Vinke

Event 22 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $400 Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). There were 58 entries creating a prize pool of $19,720, and emerging victorious was Matt Vinke, winning outright for $7,095.

This was Vinke’s third SHRP major series trophy victory. His first came at the 2018 Showdown in a $360 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty event for $9,500, while his second was at the 2019 LHPO in a $360 No-Limit Hold’em for $10,445.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MattVinke$7,095
2AnthonyPiacquadio$4,170
3TimothyRepp$2,615
4YahirCardona$1,775
5ManuelLabandeira$1,380
6MosheGutnick$1,085
7JackBittker$890
8RaminderSingh$710

Event 22: For the Turbo Love

$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/100

We have a turbo trophy event just about every day on the RRPO schedule and tonight is no different. Starting at 8 pm, we have a $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH that will keep things moving, payout some big money, and one player will leave with a trophy.

They’ll start with 20,000 deep stacks and levels last 15 minutes from beginning to end. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 10:15 pm.

The one-day tournament will move right along and it will be another fun game in the Grand Ballroom.

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (10:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

RRPO Day 7 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 17 Day 1D – $200 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (2:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when field reaches 10%
  • Event 17 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 19 – $400 Big Stack Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 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 19 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 14 Day 2 – $600 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 20 Day 1 – $1,100 Deep Stack NLH Shootout (Freeze-Out)

  • Tournament has a 90-player cap
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 5 (4:15pm) or until 90-player cap is reached
  • Players who win their table advance to the final table on Day 2
  • Final table levels will last 40 minutes and roll back to Level 9 at the start
  • Event 20 Structure Sheet

4PM: Event 21 Day 1 – $1,700 Purple Chip Bounty Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-12 last 30 minutes; Levels 13+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (8:55pm)
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

7PM: Event 17 Day 1F – $200 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (10:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when field reaches 10%
  • Event 17 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 22 – $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (10:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

4PM: $400 RRPO Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Five seats guaranteed into WPT RRPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (6:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

6PM: $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (8:10pm)
  • Structure Sheet

8PM: $400 RRPO Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two seats guaranteed into WPT RRPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (10:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2022 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Schedule

MMA Fighter Colby Covington Proves Himself a Multi-Faceted Competitor By Winning His First Poker Trophy

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 22
$1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  84
Prize Pool:  $81,480
August 2-3, 2022

Colby Covington

Two days ago, MMA fighter Colby Covington final tabled SHRPO Event 1, which broke the record for the largest poker tournament in Florida history with 7,703 entries. Covington finished seventh to earn $48,298, but he wasn’t satisfied.

“I wanted to come back and prove that wasn’t just a fluke,” said Covington, “and show that I could play with the best players in the world.”

Covington did exactly that, winning Event 22 ($1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha-8) against a tough field to win the title, the trophy, and $25,875.

“It’s a surreal feeling,” said Covington after his victory. “It’s been a long journey to finally get a trophy here at Seminole Hard Rock. This is my home casino, and I love playing here.”

Covington’s two deep runs came in two completely different events. Event 22 was PLO-8 instead of the standard hold’em of Event 1, and while this one had a smaller field, it was filled with much tougher, more experienced players.

One of those players was Phil Hui, fresh off a victory last night in $600 H.O.R.S.E. Hui has three WSOP bracelets, five Seminole Hard Rock trophies, and more than $3.6 million in career tournament earnings.

“I was staying away from Phil Hui early on,” said Covington. “He’s a great player, one of the greatest players in the game today. I know he’s a specialist in high-low, so I wanted to navigate around him and wait to pick really good spots where I felt comfortable with getting the high and the low.”

Covington’s strategy paid off, and he never gave up the chip lead at the final table. Covington knocked out five of his eight final table opponents on his way to victory.

Hui was down to three big blinds when he got it all in against Covington, who scooped the pot to knock out Hui in fourth place. (Click here for details.)

A short while later, Salvatore Pipitone got it all in against Covington after a flop of Kc8d6d. Pipitone had pocket aces with no draws, while Covington had flopped a set of sixes with the nut low draw. Covington’s hand held up to scoop the pot and eliminate Pipitone in third place. (Click here for details.)

That left Covington heads-up against David Shmuel, a five-time trophy winner here at Seminole Hard Rock, with three of them coming in Omaha events.

Even with such an accomplished player between him and victory, Covington remained focused and relaxed.

“Luckily for me, I’ve fought at the highest levels on pay-per-view, and in front of sold-out areas like Madison Square Garden,” said Covington. “I’m used to the nerves and I know how to channel them and use them the right way. I don’t ever get emotional when playing cards or fighting, and I just play my best game every time I come out.”

The final two players eventually got it all in on a board showing 7d6c5sAd on the turn. Shmuel had a nine-high straight, and a higher flush draw, while Covington had a set of fives and a made low. (Click here for more details.)

The river card was — the 5c. Covington won his first poker title and trophy with quad fives.

Covington was very appreciative after his victory.

“I started playing at the sister property, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek,” said Covington. “I’ve got to give a big shout out to them and Kelly Mautner (Director of Poker Operations for Seminole Coconut Creek). Without them, I wouldn’t be here today winning this title.”

“I also want to give a big thank you to everybody at Seminole Hard Rock Casino,” said Covington. “Tony Burns and the team, you guys do a great job. You run such good tournaments here. I’m very thankful that you guys do what you guys do.”


Final Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1stColbyCovington$25,875
2ndDavidShmuel$15,890
3rdSalvatorePipitone$9,985
4thPhilHui$6,680
5thTonyCousineau$5,095
6thAaronSchaff$4,075
7thErrolMassey$3,380
8thDamjanRadanov$2,850
9thJakeLiebeskind$2,625
10thSeanRemz$2,625
11thMarkDickstein$2,400

Event 22: Colby Covington Wins the Title Outright ($25,875); David Shmuel Finishes as Runner-Up ($15,890)

$1,100 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  15,000/25,000
Players Remaining:  1 of 84

Colby Covington

David Shmuel limped from the button for 25,000, and Colby Covington checked his option.

The flop came 7d6c5s, Covington checked, Shmuel bet 40,000, and Covington called.

The turn card was the Ad, and they quickly got it all in for Shmuel’s last 180,000.

Colby Covington:  Qs8d5d5h  (set of fives, eight-high flush draw, 8-7 low)
David Shmuel:  Kd10h9d8h  (nine-high straight, king-high flush draw, no low draw)

Shmuel needed his hand to hold to win half the pot and stay alive, but the river card was the 5c. Colby Covington won the pot — and the title, the trophy, and $25,875 — with quad fives.

Congratulations to Colby Covington!

1st:  Colby Covington  –  $25,875 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  David Shmuel  –  $15,890
3rd:  Salvatore Pipitone  –  $9,985
4th:  Phil Hui  –  $6,680
5th:  Tony Cousineau  –  $5,095
6th:  Aaron Schaff  –  $4,075
7th:  Errol Massey  –  $3,380
8th:  Damjan Radanov  –  $2,850
9th:  Jake Liebeskind  –  $2,625

Stay tuned for a recap from this event, which will be posted later this evening.