Event 7: Reece Lightner Wins $360 No Limit Hold’em ($18,286)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  270
Prize Pool:  $81,000
January 14, 2019

Reece Lightner - Event 7 Champion
Reece Lightner – Event 7 Champion

The final table of the $360 No Limit Hold’em event finished late Monday night with Maurice “Reece” Lightner taking home the title, the cash, and the trophy.

Lightner’s victory continues the streak of final tables this series playing down to a winner without any chops or deals made.

There were 270 entries in this one-day event, and Lightner, a local player from Miami, outlasted them all to earn the second-biggest score of his live tournament career, and this victory puts his live tournament earnings over the $100K mark.

Final Table Results:

1st:  Maurice Lightner  –  $18,286 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Benjamin Keathley  –  $12,874
3rd:  Raymond Millard  –  $8,280
4th:  Thomas Gari  –  $5,050
5th:  Spencer Champlin  –  $3,900
6th:  Kerry Scott  –  $3,232
7th:  Jacobo Milhem Mugrabi  –  $2,714
8th:  Christopher Young  –  $2,268
9th:  David Nowling  –  $1,829
10th:  Sherriee Williams  –  $1,539

Event 7: Benjamin Keathley Leads the Final Table

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining; 10 of 270

Event 7 - Final Table
Event 7 – Final Table

They are down to a final table in Event 7, and here are the approximate chip counts, followed by the remaining prizepool at stake:

Seat 1.  Spencer Champlin  –  450,000  (45 bb)
Seat 2.  Ray Millard  –  325,000  (33 bb)
Seat 3.  David Nowling  –  408,000  (41 bb)
Seat 4.  Kerry Scott  –  650,000  (65 bb)
Seat 5.  Benjamin Keathley  –  707,000  (71 bb)
Seat 6.  Chris Young  –  280,000  (28 bb)
Seat 7.  Thomas Gari  –  581,000  (58 bb)
Seat 8.  Sherriee Williams  –  160,000  (16 bb)
Seat 9.  Reece Lightner  –  690,000  (69 bb)
Seat 10.  Jacobo Milhem  –  104,000  (10 bb)

1st:  $18,286 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  $12,874
3rd:  $8,280
4th:  $5,050
5th:  $3,900
6th:  $3,232
7th:  $2,714
8th:  $2,268
9th:  $1,829
10th:  $1,539

They will be playing down to a winner tonight.

Event 7: Prize Pool and Payouts with $18,286 Up Top

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 13: 1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining; 40 of 270

While we’ve been tracking the Ultimate Re-Entry action, Event 7 went big and drew 270 entries to the single re-entry tournament to easily surpass the $50,000 Guarantee. The combined to put $81,000 in the prize pool and the last 34 spots will be paid.

A min-cash will earn $556 while the Event 7 champ will take home $18,286 plus the LHPO trophy and custom-framed winners photo courtesy of Image Masters.

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  270
Prize Pool:  $81,000
January 14, 2019

1st: $18,286 + LHPO trophy
2nd: $12,874
3rd: $8,280
4th: $5,050
5th: $3,900
6th: $3,232
7th: $2,714
8th: $2,268
9th: $1,829
10th-12th: $1,539
13th-15th: $1,316
16th-18th: $1,102
19th-21st: $911
22nd-24th: $729
25th-27th: $628
28th-34th: $556

Event 7: Another One-Day Trophy

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

Not everybody could bag up in the Ultimate Re-Entry event but that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on earning one of those LHPO trophies. The next new event is a straight up No Limit Hold’em tournament with some nice money up for grabs.

Event 7 has a $360 buy with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and the big blind ante format. Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm but players are limited to a single re-entry should they bust out. They will have a dinner break at 6pm and return to play down to the champion.

Action kicks off at noon and we will keep you up to date through the day.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 7 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 5 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Event 7 – $360 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 7 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 1 Day 2 – $360 Ultimate Re-Entry

6PM: Event 8 – $150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Winner receives ADDED $2,500 LHPO Event 21 seat
  • Players begin with 15,000 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 8 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 38 – $140 Mega Turbo Satellite (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into any $570 LHPO tournament
  • 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 38 Sheet

3PM: Event 39 – $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 39 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 41 – $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 41 Structure Sheet

Raminder Singh Inspires Daughter With Yet Another Hard Rock Trophy

2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em  
Entries: 170
Prize Pool: $164,900 
November 18, 2018 

Raminder Singh wins $1,100 no-limit hold’em

Raminder Singh’s trophy case is full of trophies from poker tournaments he has won. From looking at his results, he owns nearly two dozen of them.

In the early hours of Monday morning, he earned another one in the $1,100 no-limit hold’em. In a heads-up chop with Travis Jackson, Singh came out on top of the 170-entry field and earned $37,706 for his efforts, along with the hardware.

Some players love trophies to show off to their friends and family. They validate their skill on the felt. Singh has another motivation for taking the trophies back to his South Florida home.

They are to continually push his daughter to be a better athelete.

“My daughter, Sonya, she’s into ice skating and she wins a lot of trophies too,” said Singh. “She wins some in ice skating and I win some in poker. This is to inspire her. When I take a new trophy home, she is quite inspired to win more in ice skating and do well. That is a great inspiration as a dad.”

Singh is a family man through and through. His mile-long list of victories, including a WSOP Circuit ring from a main event victory, all come from South Florida. He rarely leaves the area, let alone the state to play a poker tournament.

Every single victory he has to his name have all come in South Florida. With multiple businesses to run and two kids to raise, he sticks to local tournaments in order to be there for his family.

In the last six weeks alone, he’s won three tournaments before his victory at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.

“Those are all amateur trophies, I call it,” said Singh. ” I call myself a true amateur in the Slum Donkey Poker Community.”

Singh is part of a larger group of poker players that formed the Slum Donkey Poker Community. They share hand histories and results with each other. Singh is an amateur by definition, but his skills rival most pros.

“I’m one of the decent amateurs,” said Singh. “I’ll describe it like that, but I enjoy poker in my free time.”

Singh expertly navigated the final table. He came into the unofficial final table near the top of chips, bunched together with a few other big stacks.

He opted to get a feel for the table before really turning up the pressure.

“I tried to sit back and take some time as a decent stack,” said the Delray Beach native. “And try to observe the final table. There were players combined from various tables. Later on, when I had a good handle on the play of the various players, I decided to change my game and play accordingly.”

As the table got shorter, Singh started to accumulate chips at a rapid pace. He was the chip leader three-handed when chop talks arose. They were nixed by the short stack, Lucas Braga, who ended up busting in third and left Singh heads-up with Jackson.

After looking at the ICM numbers, the two players agreed to a chop. Singh had the larger stack and got the slightly bigger payout, giving him credit for the win.

He noted that he doesn’t usually chop, but there were events on Monday’s schedule that he wanted to be rested to play.

The 170-entry field paid the top 24 spots. Here are the full results:

1st: Raminder Singh – $37,706*
2nd: Travis Jackson – $34,311*
3rd: Lucas Braga – $16,910
4th: Sherrie Williams – $10,290
5th: David Jackson – $7,940
6th: Edward McNamara – $6,580
7th: Ann Coffen – $5,689
8th: Jason Budish – $4,978
9th: Derek Bowers – $4,434
10th: Gavin O’Rourke – $3,694
11th: Guy Naimi – $3,694
12th: Vitor Coelho – $3,694
13th: Hiren Dharani – $3,125
14th: Hyndi Khomutetsky – $3,125
15th: Dovid Goldfischer – $3,125
16th: Kathryn Lindsey – $2,597
17th: Sukhjinder Hare – $2,597
18th: Chris Moorman – $2,597
19th: Roberto Bendeck – $2,102
20th: Paul Domb – $2,102
21st: Jordan Joeckel – $2,102
22nd: Scott Wright – $1,608

* Reflects adjusted payouts from a deal

Event 7: Ted McNamara Leads Final 10 Players

$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 
$100,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 170

With about seven minutes remaining in the level, the $1,100 no-limit hold’em reached its final 10 players and they have redrawn for seats at the unofficial final table.

Everybody is guaranteed a cash of at least $3,694, but the winner will walk away with $43,341.

Here’s a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts of the final 10 players:

Seat 1: Sherrie Williams – 251,000
Seat 2: Lucas Braga – 338,000
Seat 3: Ann Coffen – 146,000
Seat 4: Jason Budish – 235,000
Seat 5: Gavin O’Rourke – 62,000
Seat 6: David Jackson – 229,000
Seat 7: Raminder Singh – 340,000
Seat 8: Derek Bowers – 183,000
Seat 9: Travis Jackson – 389,000
Seat 10: Ted McNamara – 425,000

Event 7: Full Payouts With $43,341 To The Winner

2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event #7
$1,100 NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee

Entries: 170
Prize Pool: $164,900
November 18, 2018

1st: $43,341 + Trophy
2nd: $28,767
3rd: $16,910
4th: $10,290
5th: $7,940
6th: $6,580
7th: $5,689
8th: $4,978
9th: $4,334
10th-12th: $3,694
13th-15th: $3,125
16th-18th: $2,597
19th-21st: $2,102
22nd: $1,608

Event 7: One Day $1K Underway

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed |
Structure
Level 1: 100/100
Entries: 49

In the shadow of the huge $360/$1,000,000 guarantee bubble, Event 7 of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open kicked off in the back of the Hard Rock Event Center. Freshly underway (began at 3pm) and awarding a trophy, Event 7 is a $1,100 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Re-entry tournament. It boasts 15,000 starting chips, 30-minute levels and is structured to play to completion during the early morning hours of Monday.

Here are the details:

3PM: Event 7 – $1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 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/single re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 7 Structure Sheet

With a $1,367,400 prize pool up for grabs in the $360/$1,000,000 guarantee, much of our live reporting efforts will be concentrated there. For the $1,100, we’ll provide the prize pool when final, the final table seating chart when they get there and the complete results along with a final report and winner photo when action concludes.

Good luck, $1,100 players!

RRPO Day 5 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Event 6 – $360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 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/single re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 1 Day 2 – $360 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 7 – $1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 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/single re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 7 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 32 – $80 Event 8 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $250,000 GTD RRPO Event 8
  • 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 32 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 33 – $390 Championship Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into $2 Million GTD WPT RRPO 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 33 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 34 – $390 Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $2 Million GTD WPT RRPO Championship
  • 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 34 Structure Sheet