Event 4: Jaime Sequeira Books Fast Turbo Win

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 44
Prize Pool: $22,000
January 13, 2018

Jaime Sequeira, Event 4 Champion

The 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open put a fun, fast tournament on the schedule for those looking for some Saturday afternoon poker. It was a small, hard event to get through but SHRP visitor Jaime Sequeira will be taking home a trophy after beating the field.

The $570 buy-in tournament drew 44 entries that comprised a field of weekend grinders and those already booked into Day 2 of the WPTDeepStacks event. They battled tough and, as expected with a turbo event, quickly found themselves at the final table.

But with only six of the final table ten players making some money, they still had some work to do.

The final table included former SHRP champs Gil Aboodi and Manny Minaya, both also holding sister property Tampa titles, but neither were able to take home another trophy.

Aboodi was able to make a min-cash in sixth place followed by Sampath “Sammy Grammy” De Silva and Scott Robbins to the payout desk.

The final three players decided to chop of the remaining prize pool and Sequeira took home the trophy as the chip leader. They split the remaining money almost evenly and Sequeira was happy to ship the title.

From Toronto, Sequeira made the trek to warmer weather and will be headed home with a new trophy.  He plans to stick around this week and take his shot at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship starting on Thursday.

Full recap to come shortly.

1st: Jaime Sequeira – $5,580 *
2nd: Daniel Linares – $5,570 *
3rd: Michael Merisier  – $5,570 *
4th: Scott Robbins – $2,200
5th: Sampath De Silva – $1,760
6th: Gil Aboodi – $1,320
* – denotes a three-way deal

Event 4: Final Table Lineup

$570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 44

Event 4 is a turbo and it did not take long to play down to the final table. Only ten players remain after less than four hours of play and they still have a little work to get done with only six of them making some money.

It’s another tough lineup that includes SHRP regular Zoltan Czinkota, Manny Minaya, and Gil Aboodi.

Seat 1: Daniel A. – 133,000 (67 bb)
Seat 2: Jamie Sequeira – 70,000 (35 bb)
Seat 3: Zoltan Czinkota – 18,800 (9 bb)
Seat 4: Ryan Sherman – 17,300 (9 bb)
Seat 5: Manny Minaya – 28,800 (14 bb)
Seat 6: Gil Aboodi – 70,000 (35 bb)
Seat 7: Scott Robbins – 34,800 (17 bb)
Seat 8: Michael Merisier – 41,500 (21 bb)
Seat 9: Sammy Whammy – 73,200 (37 bb)
Seat 10: Julio Ruiz – 40,600 (20 bb)

Payouts:

1st: $8,580
2nd: $5,060
3rd: $3,080
4th: $2,200
5th: $1,760
6th: $1,320

Event 4: Turbo Payouts with $8,580 Up Top

$570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 12: 800/1,600 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 44

Two tables remain in Event 4

Registration closed on the Saturday afternoon Turbo event and the tournament drew 44 entries to create a prize pool worth $22,000. The final six players will earn some money with a min-cash banking $1,320 and the champion walking away with $8,580 plus the LHPO trophy.

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$300 Turbo No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 44
Prize Pool: $22,00
January 13, 2018

1st: $8,580
2nd: $5,060
3rd: $3,080
4th: $2,200
5th: $1,760
6th: $1,320

Event 4: Turbo Lovers

$570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 25/50

The 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open has a fun tournament on today’s schedule for those looking for a quick run at a trophy. Event 4 kicks off at 5pm and is a one-day Turbo tournament that will award our third title of the series.

The Turbo event has a $570 buy-in and the pace will move along at a nice clip. The stacks are deep but the levels are fast, they will be done with plenty of time to enjoy a Saturday night on the casino floor.

Entrants start out with 12,000 stacks and the tournament plays 15-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 8 at 7pm and they will hustle their way down to a champion before the end of the night.

A great opportunity for a Saturday evening and we expect to see a lot of action along the way.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 3 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Day 1C – $1,100 WPTDeepStacks NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration available until start of Level 10
  • Single re-entry allowed per flight
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15 or Tournament Director discretion
  • WPTDeepStacks Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 4 – $570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 37 – $140 Turbo Satellite to WPTDeepStacks Event (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into the $1,000,000 GTD WPTDeepStacks
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Satellite will be held in the Poker Room
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 37 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 38 – $200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 38 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 39 – $200 Turbo Satellite to Event 6 (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into the $100,000 GTD Purple Chip Bounty
  • Players begin with 8,000 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 39 Structure Sheet

Players are encouraged to park in Seminole Way Garage for easy, covered access to the tournament area and poker room
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Julian Gallo Wins Event 4 After Four-Handed Deal

2017 Fun in the Sun Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$250 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 126
Prize Pool: $26,460
December 29, 2017

                                             Event 4 Winner Julian Gallo

The 2017 Fun in the Sun Poker Open continued on Friday with Event 4, a $250 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em tournament. A field of 126 entries generated a total prize pool of $26,460 and for a while, it looked as if Event 1 winner Steven Bennett was going to win a second trophy in the span of three days, as he was the chip leader for the majority of the final table. In the end, the final four players agreed to a deal. The chip leader at the time was Julian Gallo, making him the official winner.

Hailing from Miami, FL, this marks Gallo’s first official tournament series win at the Seminole Hard Rock, and pushes him just below the $100,000 mark in career tournament earnings.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePayout
1JulianGallo*$4,800
2MichaelSinisgalli*$4,089
3StevenBennett*$4,088
4AndrewButler*$4,088
5YuriyKozinsky$1,323
6RichardPerea$1,138
7MannyTarich$986
8YossiBen Kessous$873
9RobertLeff$767
10KellySejour$675
11CharlesBon$675
12OryHen$675
13HongboChu$589
14StanleySanders$589
15TommyBurleson$589
16AlejandroFunes$516

*denotes four-handed deal

Event 4: We Have a Deal!

$250 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Structure Payouts
Prize Pool: $26,460
Players Remaining: 4/126

The remaining four players agreed to a deal. Here were their chip counts at the time, followed by their subsequent payouts.

Julian Gallo – 598,000 (30 bb)
Michael Sinisgalli – 507,000 (25 bb)
Steven Bennett – 413,000 (21 bb)
Andrew Butler – 372,000 (19 bb)

As chip leader,  Julian Gallo is officially the winner of Event 4 of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Fun in the Sun Poker Open.

Julian Gallo – $4,800
Michael Sinisgalli – $4,089
Steven Bennett – $4,088
Andrew Butler – $4,088

A tournament recap will be posted later tonight.

Event 4: Andrew Butler Doubles Through Steven Bennett

$250 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Structure Payouts
Prize Pool: $26,460
Players Remaining: 4/126

Andrew Butler raised all in for 175,000 from the button, and Steven Bennett called from the big blind with AdQc, racing with Butler’s 6s6c.

The board came down 7h5d2dJc6d, giving Butler a set of sixes to double through Bennett.

Andrew Butler – 372,000 (19 bb)
Steven Bennett – 455,000 (23 bb)

Event 4: Yuriy Kozinskiy – 5th Place ($1,323)

$250 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Structure Payouts
Prize Pool: $26,460
Players Remaining: 4/126

Yuriy Kozinskiy raised all in from under the gun for about 180,000, and Julian Gallo isolated from the small blind with AhKs, leading Kozinskiy’s AdQs.

The board came down 8d7h6d10sKc, no help to Kozinskiy, ending his tournament in fifth place.

Julian Gallo – 585,000 (37 bb)
Yuriy Kozinskiy – Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,323)

Event 4: Richard Perea – 6th Place ($1,138)

$250 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Structure Payouts
Prize Pool: $26,460
Players Remaining: 5/126

Julian Gallo raised to 37,000 from the cutoff, Richard Perea reraised all in from the small blind for roughly 70,000, and Gallo called.

Gallo: AcKd
Perea: Qc10h

The board came down 9c7d4c2c6s, no help to Perea, ending his tournament in sixth place.

Julian Gallo – 470,000 (39 bb)
Richard Perea – Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,138)