Event 4: Andrew Woodmancey Wins $360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 ($8,320)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  86
Prize Pool:  $25,800
January 12, 2019

Andrew Woodmancey
Andrew Woodmancey

The final table of the $360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 event was a bit of a roller-coaster late, with Andrew Woodmancey seemingly on the verge of victory with a huge chip lead heads-up, then losing the lead, then coming back to win it all.

There were 86 entries in this one-day event, and Woodmancey, a local player from Coconut Creek, outlasted them all to earn the second-biggest score of his live tournament career.

Final results:

1st:  Andrew Woodmancey  –  $8,320 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Shannon Kelly  –  $5,031
3rd:  Robert Wachtel  –  $3,128
4th:  Matthew Bianchini  –  $2,116
5th:  Andrea Mastrogiovanni  –  $1,613
6th:  Sean Remz  –  $1,290
7th:  Michael Cuevas  –  $1,071
8th:  Julius Threadgill  –  $903
9th:  Fabian Mayorga Medina  –  $832
10th:  Gabriel Ramos  –  $774
11th:  Matthew Kaplan  –  $722

Event 4: Final Table Set for $360 Pot Limit Omaha 8

$360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 1,500/3,000
Players Remaining 10 of 86

Final Table - Event 4
Final Table – Event 4

After the elimination of Matthew Kaplan in 11th place, the final 10 players had a redraw for random seats at the final table. Here are their approximate chip counts:

Seat 1.  Michael Cuevas  –  78,300  (26 bb)
Seat 2.  Gabriel Ramos  –  55,000  (18 bb)
Seat 3.  Shannon Kelly  –  67,800  (23 bb)
Seat 4.  Sean Remz  –  116,700  (39 bb)
Seat 5.  Matt Bianchini  –  45,600  (15 bb)
Seat 6.  Andrew Woodmancey  –  220,000  (73 bb)
Seat 7.  Robert Wachtel  –  97,000  (32 bb)
Seat 8.  Mark Threadgill  –  59,500  (20 bb)
Seat 9.  Fabian Alberto Mayorga  –  208,200  (69 bb)
Seat 10.  Andrea Mastrogiovanni  –  120,000  (40 bb)

And here is the prizepool, which is paying 11 spots:

1st:  $8,320 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  $5,031
3rd:  $3,128
4th:  $2,116
5th:  $1,613
6th:  $1,290
7th:  $1,071
8th:  $903
9th:  $832
10th:  $774
11th:  Matthew Kaplan  –  $722

Event 4: Prize Pool and Payouts with $8,320 Up Top

$360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 10: 600/1,200
Players Remaining 36 of 86

The numbers are in and the $360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 game officially drew 86 entries to create a prize pool worth $25,800. The last 11 spots will be paid with a min-cash worth $722 and the winner walks away with $8,320 and the LHPO trophy.

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  86
Prize Pool:  $25,800
January 12, 2019

1st: $8,320 + LHPO trophy
2nd: $5,031
3rd: $3,128
4th: $2,116
5th: $1,613
6th: $1,290
7th: $1,071
8th: $903
9th: $832
10th: $774
11th: $722

Event 4: First Break

$360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 5: 200/400
Entries: 69

The Pot Limit Omaha 8 game recently returned from their first break of the day. The entry count is up to 69 for another great non-hold’em turnout as the majority of the room grinds the Ultimate Re-Entry.

Making room for them, the PLO8 is playing out in the back corner of the Event Center for a more intimate, quiet game.

They have four more levels plus the break to push the number higher with late registration closing at 4:30pm.

Event 4: Pot Limit Omaha 8 Time

$360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 50/100

We are knee deep into the first weekend of the series with the masses coming out to participate in the Ultimate Re-Entry event. But we don’t forget our four-card friends and we’ve had a one-day trophy event every day so far.

Today is no exception.

Event 4 is a $360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 game that will keep things moving but will also have chopped pots to even things out. Players sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and all levels last 30-minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm and there will be a dinner break at 6pm.

Cards are in the air and we will track them down to the final table for full coverage.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 3 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1 Day 1E – $360 Ultimate Re-Entry

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • 10% of each flight’s field, rounded down, will advance to Day 2
  • All Day 2 players will be in the money
  • Players surviving more than one Day 1 flight will receive a $2,500 cash payout for each lesser multiple chip stack
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 4 – $360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 5 – $250 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $10,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Winner receives Hard Rock AC package and $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event seat
  • 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
  • Ladies Event Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 1 Day 1F – $360 Ultimate Re-Entry

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • 10% of each flight’s field, rounded down, will advance to Day 2
  • All Day 2 players will be in the money
  • Players surviving more than one Day 1 flight will receive a $2,500 cash payout for each lesser multiple chip stack
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 32 – $90 Event 1 Turbo Satellite (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into LHPO Ultimate Re-Entry Event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 32 Sheet

3PM: Event 33 – $140 Main Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into WPTDeepStacks Main Event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 33 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 34 – $140 Main Event Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into WPTDeepStacks Main Event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 34 Structure Sheet

Event 4: Jason Prest Wins After Three-Handed Deal

2018 Fun in the Sun Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$250 Big Stack (Re-Entry)
Entries: 175

Prize Pool: $36,750
December 29, 2018

The 2018 Fun in the Sun Poker Open continued on Saturday with Event 4, a $250 Big Stack (Re-Entry) No-Limit Hold’em tournament. A field of 175 entries created a total prize pool of $36,750, easily topping the $25,000 guarantee. The final three players agreed to a deal, and Jason Prest was the biggest stack of the bunch to officially earn the title of champion.

Residing in Boca Raton, this marks the 44-year-old Prest’s second career title at the Seminole Hard Rock, having won a $560 No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2012 Showdown series.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize
*1JasonPrest$8,501
*2AlexanderMichaels$6,606
*3JulianDurity$4,712
4ArielRosello$2,293
5GustavoPerla$1,770
6StevenZukowski$1,466
7AbrahamMevorah$1,268
8ScottEfron$1,109
9JuanDiaz$966
10DanielDiamond$823
11MarcRoth$823
12ToddLafever$823
13NigelMurray$696
14PaulSmerdon$696
15RichardWhitebrook$696
16MarcSacheli$579
17KarinPowsner$579
18NancyThomas$579
19GaryJohnson$469
20JulioLopez$469
21AlexOrtiz Vazquez$469
22VladislavVarlashin$358

*denotes three-handed deal

Event 4: We Have a Deal

$250 Big Stack (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $36,750
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 BB Ante
Players Remaining: 3/175

The remaining three players agreed to a deal. Here were their chip counts at the time:

Jason Prest – 1,305,000 (87 bb)
Alexander Michaels – 875,000 (58 bb)
Julian Durity – 445,000 (30 bb)

Here were their subsequent payouts:

Jason Prest – $8,501
Alexander Michaels – $6,606
Julian Durity – $4,712

As the chip leader, Jason Prest is officially the winner of Event 4 of the 2018 Fun in the Sun.

Event 4: Ariel Rosello Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,293)

$250 Big Stack (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $36,750
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 BB Ante
Players Remaining: 3/175

Ariel Rosello raised all in for 97,000 from the cutoff and Julian Durity called from the button.

Rosello: [As][6s]
Durity: [Kd][Jh]

The board came down [Kc][3c][3s][9s][5h], giving Durity kings and treys to eliminate Rosello in fourth place.

Julian Durity – 445,000 (37 bb)
Ariel Rosello – Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,293)