Event 5: Patrick Chi Wins After Eight-Way Deal

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 293
Prize Pool: $74,715
January 14, 2018

Patrick Chi, Event 5 Champion

The first Sunday of the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule put on a big, one-day $300 No Limit Hold’em tournament that had a nice turnout. The tournament drew 293 entries for nearly a $75,000 prize pool and SHRP visitor Patrick Chi walked away with the trophy as a reward for one day’s work.

The tournament created a stacked final table that included SHRP regulars Errol Massey, Marc Sacheli, and 2017 LHPO WPTDeepStacks Main Event champion Michael Graffeo. The stacks were deep and the structure left plenty of room for play.

They lost two players in early action and the final eight players settled in for what could have been a very long grind. They realized they might be in for a marathon and the eight remaining players checked the ICM numbers before agreeing to a deal to divide up the prize pool.

Chi held a small lead over Massey and was crowned the champion thanks to his stack. He collected $7,720 for his efforts along with the LHPO trophy and custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI.

The 19-year-old champion decided to visit us for the LHPO series after playing in the Bahamas. This was the New Yorkers last chance for a title before flying out at 7am to make his way back to school at Columbia University. Besides being a champion poker player, Chi is also a chess wizard and a National Master in the game.

Congrats to Patrick and we hope to see him back soon.

Event 5 final table results:

1st: Patrick Chi – $7,720 + Trophy *
2nd: Errol Massey – $7,523 *
3rd: Elias Nassif – $7,246 *
4th: Barry Gallo – $7,116 *
5th: Walter Buss – $5,727 *
6th: Anne Amato – $5,489 *
7th: Marcin Plewinski – $5,404 *
8th: Michael Graffeo – $5,043 *
9th: Michael Sinisgalli – $1,647
10th: Marc Sacheli – $1,393
* – denotes eight-way deal

Event 5: Final Table Set

$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 20: 500/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 293

The $300 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Event 5 made its way down to the final table with ten players remaining of the starting 293 entries. They switched sides of the room and ready to get underway with another tough final table.

Spread around the table we have SHRP regulars Errol Massey, Julian Gallo, Marc Sacheli, and 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open WPTDeepStacks Main Event champ Michael Graffeo.

Seat 1: Elias Nassif – 675,000 (68 bb)
Seat 2: Marcin Plewinski – 141,000 (14 bb)
Seat 3: Walter Buss – 375,000 (38 bb)
Seat 4: Patrick Chi – 213,000 (21 bb)
Seat 5: Errol Massey – 334,000 (33 bb)
Seat 6: Shari Amato – 263,000 (26 bb)
Seat 7: Julian Gallo – 515,000 (52 bb)
Seat 8: Marc Sacheli – 165,000 (17 bb)
Seat 9: Michel Sinisgalli – 198,000 (20 bb)
Seat 10: Michael Graffeo – 147,000 (15 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st – $16,469 + Trophy
2nd – $11,581
3rd – $7,449
4th – $4,651
5th – $3,590
6th – $2,974
7th – $2,499
8th – $2,055
9th – $1,647
10th – $1,393

Event 5: Prize Pool and Payout Information

$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 108 of 293

Registration is closed in today’s 11am No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry Event 5 and it was a monster. Boasting a $50,000 guarantee, the event shot past that figure before the prize pool settled in at $74,715. The top 37 are slated to earn a payday with a min-cash awarding $452. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of a $16,469 top prize. In addition, the champion earns the property’s coveted guitar pick trophy.

Prize pool and payout details:

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 293
Prize Pool: $74,715
January 14, 2018

1st – $16,469 + Trophy
2nd – $11,581
3rd – $7,449
4th – $4,651
5th – $3,590
6th – $2,974
7th – $2,499
8th – $2,055
9th – $1,647
10th-12th – $1,393
13th-15th – $1,184
16th-18th – $986
19th-21st – $807
22nd-24th – $650
25th-27th – $575
28th-36th – $507
37th – $452

With the clock showing 108 players remaining late in Level 9, there’s a slew of notables still in including reigning Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open Champion Michael Newman, last year’s WPTDeepStacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event winner Michael Graffeo and last year’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year runner-up Michael Cohen.

Michael Newman
Michael Graffeo
Michael Cohen

We will provide another updated on this event when play reaches the 10-handed final table.

Event 5: Sunday Morning Game

$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 1: 25/50

Sunday morning brings the fifth tournament on the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule and it will have a nice prize pool for one day’s work.

Event 5 is a straight-up $300 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool that will award another LHPO trophy before the night is through.

Entrants will start with 10,000 stacks and play 30-minute levels throughout. Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 at 3:30 pm and unlimited re-entries are available during that time. We expect a nice crown taking part and they will continue grinding down until we have one player posing for their picture as the Event 5 champ.

Cards fly at 11 am and it will be a great way for players to finish up their weekend.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 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 5 Structure Sheet

Today’s live reporting efforts will concentrate on the WPTDeepStacks restart, but we’ll provide highlights from this $300 including prize pool and payout information, the final table lineup, a winner photo and the final results.

LHPO Day 4 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 5 – $300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 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 5 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 2 – $1,100 WPTDeepStacks NLH (Single Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 6 Day 1 – $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-10 last 30 minutes; Levels 11+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • Day 1 will end after Level 16 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 40 – $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
  • Satellite will be held in the Poker Room
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 40 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 41 – $390 Mega Satellite to Championship (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into $2,000,000 GTD LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 41 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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Dani Dayan Wins Event 5 After Four-Handed Deal

2017 Fun in the Sun Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$130 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 184
Prize Pool: $18,400
December 29, 2017

                                                         Event 5 Winner Dani Dayan

Event 5 of the 2017 Fun in the Sun Poker Open was a $130 Deep Stack Turbo tournament with a $15,000 guaranteed prize pool. The event drew 184 entries, generating a prize pool of $18,400. Also on the line was an $1,100 seat to the WPT DeepStacks Hollywood at the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

A four-handed deal was reached and chip leading at the time was Dani Dayan, making her the official winner. For Dayan, it marked her first official tournament series win at the Seminole Hard Rock.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePayout
1DaniDayan*$3,205
2KevinDubrocq*$3,073
3MatthewSacks*$2,390
4MorrisBossen*$2,329
5MichaelKrumenacker$886
6MeyerZana$734
7MoisesNatanel$626
8AndresVerona$550
9FrancisMargaglione$477
10YanivAdar$405
11AlexanderHur$405
12PieterHogoboom$405
13HaimToorgeman$340
14LuisEspinoza$340
15ReneMartinez$340
16JohnSexton$285
17ShaundraSeay$285
18DianaShirey$285
19AlejandroZambrano$230
20JeffRodriguez$230
21TerryBastien$230
22FranciscoCastillo$175
23RobynMarshman$175

*denotes four-handed deal

Event 5: We Have a Deal!

$130 Deep Stack Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Structure Payouts
Prize Pool: $18,400
Players Remaining: 4/184

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

Dani Dayan – 1,175,000 (24 bb)
Kevin Dubrocq – 1,100,000 (22 bb)
Matthew Sacks – 710,000 (14 bb)
Morris Bossen – 675,000 (13 bb)

As chip leader,  Dani Dayan is officially the winner of Event 5 of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Fun in the Sun Poker Open.

Dani Dayan – $3,205 + $1,100 WPT DeepStacks seat
Kevin Dubrocq – $3,073
Matthew Sacks – $2,390
Morris Bossen – $2,329

A recap of the tournament will be posted later tonight.

Event 5: Michael Krumenacker – 5th Place ($886)

$130 Deep Stack Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $18,400
Players Remaining: 4/184

Michael Krumenacker was all in from the button for about 200,000 with Ax10x against Kevin Dubrocq in the big blind with 8x6x.

Dubrocq flopped trip sixes, and Krumenacker couldn’t catch up to bust in fifth place.

Kevin Dubrocq – 1,150,000 (29 bb)
Michael Krumenacker – Eliminated in 5th Place ($886)

Event 5: Meyer Zana – 6th Place ($734)

$130 Deep Stack Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $18,400
Players Remaining: 5/184

Dani Dayan was all in from early position for 495,000 with AcKs, racing with Meyer Zana’s 10d10s from under the gun.

The board came down KcQc6s9s2d, giving Dayan a pair of kings to double up.

Zana was left very short stacked and was eliminated shortly thereafter in sixth place.

Dani Dayan – 1,085,000 (26 bb)
Meyer Zana – Eliminated in 6th Place ($734)

Event 5: Moises Natanel – 7th Place ($626)

$130 Deep Stack Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $18,400
Players Remaining: 6/184

Moises Natanel raised all in for about 250,000 from the button, and Kevin Dubrocq called from the big blind with AhQc, leading Natanel’s Ad7s.

The board came down Qd8d4cAs5h, giving Dubrocq aces up to eliminate Natanel in seventh place.

Kevin Dubrocq – 800,000 (20 bb)
Moises Natanel – Eliminated in 7th Place ($626)