Joseph Burns Wins Event 3 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open in Four-Way Chop

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  320
Prize Pool:  $37,760
January 12, 2023

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 3 Champion Joseph Burns

Event 3 of the 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 320 entries generated a prize pool of $37,760, easily surpassing the $30,000 guarantee.

A four-way chop took place at the final table, and as the chip leader it was Joseph Burns who was the official winner for $4,845.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JosephBurns$4,845*
2ScottRobb$4,845*
3AlexanderCharron$4,845*
4AleksandrTishchenko$4,845*
5AxelSantoni$1,800
6JacoboMontoya$1,500
7KevinPham$1,260
8MichaelSiegle$1,035
9JoseSade$825
10PabloHernandez$825
11JeannetteBlanco$695
12DanKuntzman$695
13DeonarineItwaru$600
14MikhailProkupchuk$600
15MarkVogel$600
16ShamicaLamar$505
17DavidMacDonald Jr.$505
18RebeccaRonaghi$505
19JohnCapitano$420
20GilNachum$420
21JordanKeller$420
22BrendanChamoun$345
23GlennPipkin$345
24AntonioAlban$345
25AndreBryan$295
26AvramLockwood$295
27ErezIluz$295
28AlexanderStewart$250
29JasonHopkins$250
30MarkJohnson$250
31AlbertoRodriguez$250
32RobertKessler$250
33JaymeBrashears$250
34KennethAdams$250
35DavidMetz$250
36MichahHanessian$250
37TimothySheets$250
38SheylaCornish$250
39WalterRoman$250
40JamielAsghar$250

*denotes four-handed chop

Event 3: Prize Pool and Payouts; $7,775 to the Winner

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  320
Prize Pool:  $37,760
January 12, 2023

Event 3 of the 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 320 entries produced a prize pool of $37,760. The final 40 places will be paid, with a min-cash set at $250.

Up top for the winner is $7,775.

1st:  $7,775 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $5,555
3rd:  $3,700
4th:  $2,350
5th:  $1,800
6th:  $1,500
7th:  $1,260
8th:  $1,035
9th-10th:  $825
11th-12th:  $695
13th-15th:  $600
16th-18th:  $505
19th-21st:  $420
22nd-24rd:  $345
25th-27th:  $295
28th-40th:  $250

Event 3: Big Stacking

$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

We are rolling out another one-day trophy event with a $150 Big Stack at 5 pm. The tournament features a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool and a nice pace to win some money.

Players start with 15K big stacks and all levels last 20 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 10 at 8:25 pm. The tournament will move right along and we will hand out their LHPO trophy later this evening.

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 10 (8:25pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 1 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

10AM: Event 1 Day 1A – $600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Levels 24+ last 60 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (2:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when field reaches 12.5%
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

11AM: Event 2 – $400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (3:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 3 – $150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 10 (8:25pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 1 Day 1B – $600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Levels 24+ last 60 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (10:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when field reaches 12.5%
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 4 – $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 4 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

1PM: $150 Multi-Event Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two $1,250 packages guaranteed; includes seat in any $600 and $400 event plus $250 in cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (3:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

8PM: $150 Multi-Event Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two $1,250 packages guaranteed; includes seat in any $600 and $400 event plus $250 in cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (10:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule

Chris Kostoulas Wins Event 3 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open in Six-Way Deal

2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$600 Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Entries:  80
Prize Pool:  $42,000
November 16, 2022

2022 RRPO Event 3 Champion Chris Kostoulas

Event 3 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
was a $600 Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry). The tournament attracted 80 entries, generating a prize pool of $42,000.

A six-handed deal was reached at the final table, and as the chip leader it was Chris Kostoulas who was the official Event 3 champion for $7,418.

This marked Kostoulas’ second SHRP final table and his first SHRP trophy win. He previously finished runner-up in a $360 PLO event at the 2019 Showdown. With his result tonight, Kostoulas passed the $285K mark in career live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1ChrisKostoulas$7,418*
2ErrolMassey$7,066*
3DavidShmuel$6,412*
4GabeRamos$5,930*
5KristopherGrunwald$4,989*
6LongNguyen$3,885*
7DaveDambrosi$1,890
8KennethPo$1,680
9AlexanderOrlov$1,470
10VolodymyrKondratenko$1,260

*denotes six-handed deal

Event 3: We Have a Deal!

$600 Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  6,000/12,000
Players Remaining:  6 of 80

After playing six-handed for a little while, the remaining six players agreed to a deal. Here were their chip counts at the time:

Chris Kostoulas  –  403,000  (34 bb)
Errol Massey  –  364,000  (30 bb)
David Shmuel  –  298,000  (25 bb)
Gabe Ramos  –  254,000  (21 bb)
Kristopher Grunwald  –  178,000  (15 bb)
Long Nguyen  –  103,000  (9 bb)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Chris Kostoulas  –  $7,418
Errol Massey  –  $7,066
David Shmuel  –  $6,412
Gabe Ramos  –  $5,930
Kristopher Grunwald  –  $4,989
Long Nguyen  –  $3,885

As the chip leader, Christopher Kostoulas is the official 2022 RRPO Event 3 champion.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Event 3: Dave Dambrosi – 7th Place ($1,890)

$600 Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  6,000/12,000
Players Remaining:  6 of 80

Errol Massey raised to 30,000 from the cutoff, Dave Dambrosi three-bet the pot from the button, Massey four-bet, and Dambrosi called all in for about 110,000.

Massey:  AhKsKc6c3c
Dambrosi:  Ac10c6s5s2s

The board ran out QcQs3dJdAd, leaving Dambrosi drawing dead on the turn to end his tournament in seventh place.

Errol Massey  –  370,000  (31 bb)
Dave Dambrosi  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($1,890)

Event 3: Kenneth Po – 8th Place ($1,680)

$600 Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  5,000/10,000
Players Remaining:  7 of 80

Kristopher Grunwald limped for 10,000 in the hijack, Gabe Ramos raised to 25,000 from the cutoff, Kenneth Po called on the button, David Shmuel called in the small blind, and Grunwald called.

The flop was Ks8s6c and action checked to Ramos who bet 10,000. Po raised all in for 107,000, Shmuel reraised all in with a covering stack, Grunwald folded, and Ramos folded.

Po:  AsQhJs7d2s
Shmuel:  KhKd10s9h8d

Shmuel had top set of kings with a straight draw, while Po had multiple draws with the nut-flush draw and the nut-low draw.

The 10c turn and 6s river completed the board, giving Shmuel kings full of sixes to eliminate Po in eighth place.

David Shmuel  –  403,000  (40 bb)
Kenneth Po  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($1,680)

Event 3: Big O Final Table Lineup

$600 Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  4,000/8,000
Players Remaining:  8 of 80

2022 RRPO Event 3 Final Table

Seat 1:  Kristopher Grunwald  –  139,000  (17 bb)
Seat 2:  Gabe Ramos  –  174,000  (22 bb)
Seat 3:  Kenneth Po  –  179,000  (23 bb)
Seat 4:  David Shmuel  –  235,000  (29 bb)
Seat 5:  Long Nguyen  –  95,000  (12 bb)
Seat 6:  Errol Massey  –  340,000  (43 bb)
Seat 7:  David Dambrosi  –  163,000  (20 bb)
Seat 8:  Christopher Kostoulas  –  275,000  (34 bb)

1st:  $14,195 + Trophy
2nd:  $8,190
3rd  $5,125
4th:  $3,465
5th:  $2,625
6th:  $2,100
7th:  $1,890
8th:  $1,680

In-The-Money Finishers
9th:  Alexander Orlov  –  $1,470
10th:  Volodymyr Kondratenko  –  $1,260

Event 3: 20 Players Remain

$600 Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,500/3,000
Players Remaining:  20 of 80

With 20 players remaining from the field of 80 entries, the average chip stack is 80,000 (27 big blinds).

Here are the top five stacks entering Level 13.

1.  Manuel Labandiera  –  195,000  (65 bb)
2.  David Shmuel  –  148,000  (49 bb)
T3.  Kenneth Po  –  142,500  (48 bb)
T3.  Long Nguyen  –  142,500  (48 bb)
5.  Gabe Ramos  –  139,500  (47 bb)

The final 10 players will cash.