High Roller: Ping Liu Leads the Final 11 in the High Roller with 667,000

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 13:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 41

Ping Liu
Chipleader Ping Liu

Level 12 comes to an end, and the players take a 15-minute break. Here are their official chip counts:

TABLE 1
Seat 1.  Joe Cada  –  234,000  (23 bb)
Seat 2.  Jonathan Jaffe  –  568,000  (57 bb)
Seat 3.  Kevin Rabichow  –  546,000  (55 bb)
Seat 4.  Arkadiy Tsinis  –  319,000  (32 bb)
Seat 5.  Ping Liu  –  667,000  (67 bb)
Seat 6.  Alex Turyansky  –  155,000  (16 bb)
Seat 7.  
Seat 8.  

TABLE 2
Seat 1.  
Seat 2.  Byron Kaverman  –  364,000  (36 bb)
Seat 3.  
Seat 4.  Ali Imsirovic  –  83,000  (8 bb)
Seat 5.  Giuseppe Iadisernia  –  178,000  (18 bb)
Seat 6.  Jared Jaffee  –  487,000  (49 bb)
Seat 7.  
Seat 8.  Maria Ho  –  500,000  (50 bb)

In chip count order, you can see that Ping Liu leads the field:

1.  Ping Liu  –  667,000  (67 bb)
2.  Jonathan Jaffe  –  568,000  (57 bb)
3.  Kevin Rabichow  –  546,000  (55 bb)
4.  Maria Ho  –  500,000  (50 bb)
5.  Jared Jaffee  –  487,000  (49 bb)
6.  Byron Kaverman  –  364,000  (36 bb)
7.  Arkadiy Tsinis  –  319,000  (32 bb)
8.  Joe Cada  –  234,000  (23 bb)
9.  Giuseppe Iadisernia  –  178,000  (18 bb)
10.  Alex Turyansky  –  155,000  (16 bb)
11.  Ali Imsirovic  –  83,000  (8 bb)

Dovid Lakein  –  Eliminated in 12th Place

With 11 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 373,000 (37 big blinds), and the field is playing down to the money tonight (seven players). Here are the payouts:

1st:  $364,571
2nd:  $232,921
3rd:  $146,842
4th:  $101,270
5th:  $70,889
6th:  $55,699
7th:  $40,508

High Roller: Anthony Zinno Eliminated in 13th Place by Jonathan Jaffe

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  12 of 41

Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

Anthony Zinno got it all in from the cutoff for 138,000 with As10s, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the Jc9c of Jonathan Jaffe in the small blind.

The board came Ac10c6c2s2h — Zinno flopped two pair to Jaffe’s club flush, and Zinno improved no further. Jaffe won the pot with his flush to eliminate Zinno in 13th place.

Jonathan Jaffe  –  495,000  (83 bb)
Anthony Zinno  –  Eliminated in 13th Place

And the recent eliminations:

Andy Andrejevic  –  Eliminated
Jim Collopy  –  Eliminated
Lazaro Hernandez  –  Eliminated

With 12 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 342,000 (57 big blinds), and the field is playing down to the money tonight (seven players).

High Roller: Prize Pool and Payouts with $364,571 to the High Roller Champion

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 25
$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  41
Prize Pool:  $1,012,700
January 20-21, 2020

Registration has closed for the $25,500 High Roller, and with 41 entries, the total prizepool is worth $1,012,700.

The final seven players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $40,508, while the winner will earn $364,571.

1st:  $364,571
2nd:  $232,921
3rd:  $146,842
4th:  $101,270
5th:  $70,889
6th:  $55,699
7th:  $40,508

High Roller: Registration Closes; Redraw for Final Two Tables

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  16 of 41

High Roller - Final Two Tables
Final Two Tables

There were three entries during the dinner break to bump the total field to 41, which clears the $1 million guarantee. The prizepool should be released soon.

So there were 18 players in the field after dinner, but Fred Goldberg (18th place) and Ryan Riess (17th place) were eliminated fairly quickly, so there was a redraw for seats at the final two tables.

TABLE 1
Seat 1.  Joe Cada
Seat 2.  Jonathan Jaffe
Seat 3.  Kevin Rabichow
Seat 4.  Lazaro Hernandez
Seat 5.  Ping Liu
Seat 6.  Alex Turyansky
Seat 7.  Anthony Zinno
Seat 8.  Andy Andrejevic

TABLE 2
Seat 1.  Dovid Lakein
Seat 2.  Byron Kaverman
Seat 3.  Arkadiy Tsinis
Seat 4.  Ali Imsirovic
Seat 5.  Giuseppe Iadisernia
Seat 6.  Jared Jaffee
Seat 7.  Jim Collopy
Seat 8.  Maria Ho

Lazaro Hernandez vs Alex Turyansky
Lazaro Hernandez (far left) vs Alex Turyansky (second from right)

Alex Turyansky was down to just 10K on the dinner break, but he’s making a bit of a comeback.

He got his stack up to 35K before moving all in UTG+1. Lazaro Hernandez called from the big blind with Jc7c, and Turyansky turned over Ac10h.

The board came Qc8s5s10cAs — Turyansky paired his ten on the flop, Hernandez turned a flush draw and a straight draw, and Turyansky rivered two pair to win the pot and double up in chips.

Alex Turyansky  –  78,000  (16 bb)
Lazaro Hernandez  –  290,000  (58 bb)

With 16 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 256,000 (51 big blinds).

High Roller: Kevin Rabichow Leads During Dinner

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Entries:  38

Kevin Rabichow

The stacks were counted down while the players were on break and we found Kevin Rabichow leading the way. The Chicago native is up to 555,000 and has a nice chip advantage over the rest of the field. Ping Liu sits in second followed by Maria Ho in third.

The table lineup has been updated with counts followed a list sorted by stacks.

Table 80
Seat 1: Kevin Rabichow – 555,000 (111 bb)
Seat 2: Arkadiy Tsinis – 123,000 (25 bb)
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Alex Turyansky – 10,000 (2 bb)
Seat 5: — Empty —
Seat 6: Jonathan Jaffe – 344,000 (69 bb)
Seat 7: — Empty —
Seat 8: Maria Ho – 402,000 (80 bb)

Table 89
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Andy Andrejevic – 81,000 (16 bb)
Seat 3: Fred Goldberg – 61,000 (12 bb)
Seat 4: — Empty —
Seat 5: Lazaro Hernandez – 282,000 (56 bb)
Seat 6: Giuseppe Iadisernia – 284,000 (57 bb)
Seat 7: Jared Jaffee – 288,000 (58 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —

Table 90
Seat 1: Ryan Riess – 104,000 (21 bb)
Seat 2: Ali Imsirovic – 255,000 (51 bb)
Seat 3: Ping Liu – 424,000 (85 bb)
Seat 4: Joe Cada – 351,000 (70 bb)
Seat 5: — Empty —
Seat 6: Anthony Zinno – 237,000 (47 bb)
Seat 7: — Empty —
Seat 8: — Empty —

By chip counts:

  1. Kevin Rabichow – 555,000 (111 bb)
  2. Ping Liu – 424,000 (85 bb)
  3. Maria Ho – 402,000 (80 bb)
  4. Joe Cada – 351,000 (70 bb)
  5. Jonathan Jaffe – 344,000 (69 bb)
  6. Jared Jaffee – 288,000 (58 bb)
  7. Giuseppe Iadisernia – 284,000 (57 bb)
  8. Lazaro Hernandez – 282,000 (56 bb)
  9. Ali Imsirovic – 255,000 (51 bb)
  10. Anthony Zinno – 237,000 (47 bb)
  11. Arkadiy Tsinis – 123,000 (25 bb)
  12. Ryan Riess – 104,000 (21 bb)
  13. Andy Andrejevic – 81,000 (16 bb)
  14. Fred Goldberg – 61,000 (12 bb)
  15. Alex Turyansky – 10,000 (2 bb)