James Wiedenborner Wins Event 30 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $10,025

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 30
$400 Black Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  164
Prize Pool:  $38,540
Bounty Prize Pool:  $16,400
January 20, 2023

2023 LHPO Event 30 Champion James Weidenborner

Event 30 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $400 Black Chip Bounty Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 164 entries created a prize pool of $38,540, with an additional $16,400 set aside for bounties.

Taking it down was James Wiedenborner, winning outright for $10,025.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JamesWeidenborner$10,025
2AndersonMontana$6,610
3ZiyaRahim$3,950
4RonTate$2,410
5SamanthaSimon$1,860
6GeorgeHortelano$1,540
7SantanaNoronha$1,330
8Juan AlexTestoni$1,175
9BrettSkolnick$1,025
10DarinUtley$1,025
11JordanMiller$885
12ScotterClark$885
13DavidInselberg$750
14EdwardRose$750
15NathanWillis$750
16LorenAzimov$625
17JamesTomblin$625
18RamiHahitti$625
19ErtemOsmanoglu$565
20RobertCulp$565
21PaulChoi$565

Event 30: Final Seven Players

$400 Black Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 164

2023 LHPO Event 30 Final Table

Seat 1:  James Weidenborner  –  760,000  (19 bb)
Seat 2:  Anderson Montana  –  650,000  (16 bb)
Seat 3:  Ron Tate  –  740,000  (19 bb)
Seat 4:  Santana Noronha  –  165,000  (4 bb)
Seat 5:  Ziya Rahim  –  700,000  (18 bb)
Seat 6:  George Hortelano  –  100,000  (3 bb)
Seat 7:  Samantha Simon  –  160,000  (4 bb)

1st:  $10,025 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $6,610
3rd:  $3,950
4th:  $2,410
5th:  $1,860
6th:  $1,540
7th:  $1,330

Event 30: Prize Pool and Payouts; $10,025 to the Winner

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 30
$400 Black Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  164
Prize Pool:  $38,540
Bounty Prize Pool:  $16,400
January 20, 2023

Event 30 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $400 Black Chip Bounty Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 164 entries created a prize pool of $38,540, with an additional $16,400 set aside for bounties. The final 21 players will cash, earning at least $565.

Up top for the winner is $10,025.

1st:  $10,025 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $6,610
3rd:  $3,950
4th:  $2,410
5th:  $1,860
6th:  $1,540
7th:  $1,330
8th:  $1,175
9th-10th:  $1,025
11th-12th:  $885
13th-15th:  $750
16th-18th:  $625
19th-21ts:  $565

LHPO Day 9 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

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

  • $2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 50,000 in chips
  • Day 1 & 2 levels last 60 minutes
  • Levels increase to 90 minutes when 40 players remain
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:15pm)
  • Day 1 will end after Level 10
  • Championship Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 29 – $600 H.O.R.S.E. (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 29 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 21 Day 2 – $600 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

1PM: Event 24 Day 2 – $1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

1PM: Event 25 – $25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 30 – $400 Black Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (7:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 30 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

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

  • 20 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 (2:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

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

  • Ten 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 (5:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

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

  • Five 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

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule

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Sebastian Espinoza Wins Event 30 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Outright for $4,052

2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 30
$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries:  119
Prize Pool:  $14,042
November 26, 2022

2022 RRPO Event 30 Champion Sebastian Espinoza

Event 30 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). The tournament drew 119 entries, creating a prize pool of $14,042.

Emerging victorious was Sebastian Espinoza, earning $4,052 for his outright victory.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1SebastianEspinoza$4,052
2AdrianNaggy$2,565
3AlexanderStewart$1,530
4PhilipWhitaker$985
5AntonioColon$745
6OscarRamirez$620
7MitchellSmith$535
8CarloRodriguez$470
9JoseHernandez$420
10ToddSiff$420
11LeonardoEmperador Marquez$370
12Marcos DanaJalife$370
13StanleyWong$320
14BillyUlacio Ferreira$320
15EoinStarr$320

Event 30: Prize Pool and Payouts with $4,052 Up Top

2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 30
$150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries:  119
Prize Pool:  $14,042
November 26, 2022

Registration closed for the $150 Big Stack and it drew 119 entries to create a prize pool worth $14,042. The last 15 players will make the money with $320 for a min-cash and $4,052 up top for the $4,052 winner.

1st: $4,052 + RRPO trophy
2nd: $2,565
3rd: $1,530
4th: $985
5th: $745
6th: $620
7th: $535
8th: $470
9th-10th: $420
11th-12th: $370
13th-15th: $320

Event 30: Big Stack Night

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

Closing out today’s new trophy event schedule with a $150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em at 5 pm. It will draw a big crowd on a Friday, get here early.

Players start with 15K big stacks and the first eight levels last 15 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 7:15 pm and blind levels increase to 20 minutes. They will remain that way until we have a winner and we hand out the Event 30 trophy.

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (7:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 30 Structure Sheet

RRPO Day 11 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

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

  • $2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 50,000 in chips
  • Day 1 & 2 levels last 60 minutes
  • 90-minute levels when 40 players remain
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:15pm)
  • Day 1 will come to an end after Level 10
  • Championship Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 28 Day 1 – $600 Mix Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (5:30pm)
  • Day 1 will come to an end after Level 16
  • Event 28 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 29 – $400 Ladies Event (Re-Entry)

  • $10,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-6 last 20 minutes; Levels 7+ last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (5:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 29 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 30 – $150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (7:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 30 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $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 (11:15am)
  • Structure Sheet

11AM: $375 RRPO Championship Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • One seat guaranteed into WPT RRPO Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 10 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (12:20pm)
  • Structure Sheet

8PM: $550 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • One seat guaranteed into any $5,000 RRPO event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (10:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

9PM: $200 Event 33 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two seats guaranteed into $1,700/$100K GTD Event 33
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (11:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2022 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Schedule

Short-Stacked to Start the Day, David Peters Comes Back to Win the $50,000 Super High Roller

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 30
$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  25
Prize Pool:  $1,212,500
August 4-5, 2022

David Peters
David Peters

David Peters started the day as the clear short stack in the $50,000 Super High Roller, with only 12 big blinds. But he pulled in a few small pots early and some key pots later to take the chip lead and win the title and the trophy in a heads-up deal with runner-up Byron Kaverman.

“It feels great, especially coming in short,” said Peters. “I was able to chip up early, and a lot of things went well today.”

The first elimination came about 90 minutes into the day, when Krishna Lawrence got it all in preflop with 10d9d against the Ac9c of Peters. Lawrence paired his ten on the flop, but Peters turned a club flush to knock out Lawrence. Lawrence earned $97,000 for his fifth-place finish.

Four-handed play would last for the next three hours.

“We were super deep four-handed,” said Peters, “so we were playing a lot of small pots. I was just able to pick my spots well and chip up.”

Byron Kaverman was chipleader for most of that stretch, and there was one key pot during that Peters considered a turning point.

“I got a nice big river check-raise in with the queen-high flush versus Byron,” said Peters. “We checked all the way down, and then he bet big on the river. He bet 70K, I raised to 330K, and he called. That was the big turning point, especially taking chips away from him and adding them to my stack.” (Click here for the full write-up of that hand.)

But they couldn’t play four-handed forever, and eventually, Sergio Aido shoved Ad10h from the button, and Peters woke up in the big blind with KhKd. Aido never caught up, and finished fourth to earn $133,375.

The next hand, Elio Fox shoved QcJc from the button, and this time it was Kaverman who called from the big blind with As6c. The board came nine high with no clubs, and Fox was sent home in third place with $194,000.

At that point, Peters had a small 1.3-to-1 lead over Kaverman, and the average stack was worth a whopping 98 big blinds. They agreed to an ICM deal to end the tournament right there, splitting the prizepool. Kaverman earned $380,580 for his runner-up finish, and Peters added $407,545 to his more than $40 million in career tournament earnings.

“It was a battle,” said Peters. “With this very deep structure, it could have gone all night if things went a little differently. But it was fun.”

As chipleader, Peters was awarded the title and the trophy, which is his third trophy from Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, which Peters praised in his interview.

“It’s a great environment,” said Peters, “and a lot of friends always come to this stop. There’s great weather, great food and restaurants. This is one of my favorite stops.”


Final Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1DavidPeters$407,545*
2ByronKaverman$380,580*
3ElioFox$194,000
4SergioAido$133,375
5KrishnaLawrence$97,000

*denotes heads-up deal

Super High Roller: David Peters Wins ($407,545) in a Heads-Up Deal with Runner-Up Byron Kaverman ($380,580)

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 25

David Peters
Super High Roller champion David Peters was joined by some friends for his victory photo.

After the elimination of Elio Fox in third place, the final two players agreed to an ICM deal to split up the remaining prizepool. These were their official chip counts:

David Peters  –  1,793,000  (112 bb)
Byron Kaverman  –  1,330,000  (83 bb)

And these were the adjusted payouts that they agreed to:

David Peters  –  $407,545
Byron Kaverman  –  $380,580

As chipleader, Peters was awarded the title and the trophy, becoming our Super High Roller champion.

Congratulations to David Peters!

1st:  David Peters  –  $407,545 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  Byron Kaverman  –  $380,580
3rd:  Elio Fox  –  $194,000
4th:  Sergio Aido  –  $133,375
5th:  Krishna Lawrence  –  $97,000

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