Jeremy Becker Wins Event 8 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $33,615

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  515
Prize Pool:  $172,525
January 15, 2023

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 8 Champion Jeremy Becker

Event 8 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 515 entries generated a prize pool of $172,525, more than tripling the guarantee.

Taking it down was Seminole Hard Rock Tampa regular Jeremy Becker, winning outright for $33,615. With this result, Becker surpassed the $700,000 mark in career live tournament winnings per the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JeremyBecker$33,615
2JayaAnush Malapati$22,400
3AltonMendleson$15,115
4DavidSandford$10,545
5FrankLagodich$8,100
6AshrafChehata$6,735
7NessimDayan Chocorn$5,600
8JonathanKranker$4,465
9AlexanderRoth$3,350
10RexLengsavath$3,350
11MatiasAsencio Ponce$2,775
12AlexGil$2,775
13CharlesMontalvo$2,220
14PabloValdivieso$2,220
15AaronThivyanathan$2,220
16ByronAbernathy$1,870
17MichaelDecesare$1,870
18CharlesHonkonen$1,870
19CarlosTorres Vazquez$1,575
20CamilloCampos Baggiani$1,575
21ReneCastillo$1,575
22VincentBonta$1,315
23JosephEsbenshade$1,315
24AxelSantoni$1,315
25CorrinePranevich$1,135
26StanleyBilan$1,135
27GiliSimon$1,135
28AlexanderMorgovsky$970
29ScottSommer$970
30EbertAlejo$970
31SheldonGross$970
32ArielRosello$970
33ThomasMcDonald$970
34NikitaBakarjiev$970
35BrendanChamoun$970
36MyungChoi$970
37JamesMikesell$835
38RicardoGarza$835
39RobertNoel$835
40EricKolodny$835
41JermaineGerlin$835
42DarylKaiser$835
43DarrenLittles$835
44JohnRocaberte$835
45RoryDonnellan$835
46JohnO'Brien$705
47KevinBartulewicz$705
48ArlindaJohns$705
49YordanPetrov$705
50RichardRice$705
51Jeremy MichaelZides$705
52OliverRenick$705
53KevinRines$705
54CharlemagneBenjamin$705
55MikeBeasley$615
56HalRotholz$615
57KennyVelez$615
58JosephStempek$615
59OceanMayo$615
60AnthonyAskey$615
61ZacharyHarrell$615
62JasonFisher$615
63ShayMontes$615
64PatrickReilly$615
65AlexanderCharron$615

Event 8: Jeremy Becker Wins! ($33,615); Jaya Anush Malapati Eliminated in 2nd Place ($22,400)

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 515

Jeremy Becker raised to 250,000 from the button, Jaya Anush Malapati three-bet to 500,00 from the big blind, and Becker called.

The flop was Kh6d3s, Malapati bet 500,000, and Becker called.

The turn was the Jh, Malapati shoved for roughly 3,800,000, and Becker called with Ks8h for a pair of kings, leading Malapati’s As5d.

The river was the 7h, safe for Becker to win Event 8 outright for $33,615.

Malapati finished runner-up for $22,400.

Event 8: Alton Mendleson – 3rd Place ($15,115)

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 515

With a dead small blind from David Sandford’s elimination, Alton Mendleson raised all in for about 2,050,000 from UTG/cutoff. Jaya Anush Malapati reraised all in from the button with his chip-leading stack, and Jeremy Becker called all in from the big blind for 2,450,000.

Here were their cards in descending order of chip counts:

Malapati:  Kd10d
Becker:  AdKc
Mendleson:  Ac10h

The board ran out Qd9c4s6d5c, safe for Becker to double through Malapati while eliminating Mendleson in third place.

Jeremy Becker  –  7,025,000  (94 bb)
Jaya Anush Malapti  –  3,175,000  (42 bb)
Alton Mendleson  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($15,115)

1st: $33,615 + LHPO trophy
2nd: $22,400

Event 8: David Sandford – 4th Place ($10,545)

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 515

David Sandford was all in for about 1,250,000 from the big blind against Jaya Anush Malapati in the small blind.

Sandford:  Ks8s
Malapati:  Ad6c

The board ran out QdJc9c7d6d, no help to Sandford, ending his tournament in fourth place.

Jaya Anush Malapati  –  5,700,000  (76 bb)
David Sandford  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($10,545)

With three players remaining from a field of 515, the average chip stack is around 3,400,000 (45 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $15,115 each.

Event 8: Frank Lagodich – 5th Place ($8,100)

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 515

Jeremy Becker raised to 175,000 from the button, Frank Lagodich three-bet all in for about 500,000 from the big blind, and Becker called.

Becker:  Ad6s
Lagodich:  Kc4d

The board ran out Js10h6d5cQh, no help to Lagodich, ending his tournament in fifth place.

Jeremy Becker  –  2,350,000  (31 bb)
Frank Lagodich  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($8,100)

With four players remaining from a field of 515, the average chip stack is around 2,575,000 (34 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $10,545 each.

Event 8: Final Five Players

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 515

Seat 1:  Jeremy Becker  –  2,100,000  (28 bb)
Seat 2:  Alton Mendleson  –  2,800,000  (37 bb)
Seat 3:  Frank Lagodich  –  275,000  (4 bb)
Seat 4:  Jaya Anush Malapati  –  3,125,000  (42 bb)
Seat 5:  David Sandford  –  1,900,000  (25 bb)

1st: $33,615 + LHPO trophy
2nd: $22,400
3rd: $15,115
4th: $10,545
5th: $8,100

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payouts with $33,615 Up Top

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  515
Prize Pool:  $172,525
January 15, 2023

Registration closed for the one-day $400 Deep Stack tournament with a huge turnout of 515 entries. They smashed the $50,000 guarantee and put up a prize pool worth $172,525. The last 65 spots will be paid with $615 for a min-cash and $33,615 plus the LHPO trophy awaiting the winner.

1st: $33,615 + LHPO trophy
2nd: $22,400
3rd: $15,115
4th: $10,545
5th: $8,100
6th: $6,735
7th: $5,600
8th: $4,465
9th-10th: $3,350
11th-12th: $2,775
13th-15th: $2,220
16th-18th: $1,870
19th-21st: $1,575
22nd-24th: $1,315
25th-27th: $1,135
28th-36th: $970
37th-45th: $835
46th-54th: $705
55th-65th: $615

Event 8: Sunday One-Day

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

There’s a lot of action for the first Sunday of the series, with four new trophy events on the schedule, starting with Event 8 at 1 pm in the Grand Ballroom. It is a $400 Deep Stack NLH tournament with a $50,000 guarantee and one-day structure to crown a champion later this evening.

Players start with 20K deep stacks, and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 5:30 pm. They will enjoy a 45-minute dinner break at 7:30 pm and return to play down for the Event 8 trophy.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (5:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 4 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

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

1PM: Event 8 – $400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (5:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

4PM: Event 9 Day 1 – $1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-12 last 30 minutes; Levels 13+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:00pm)
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15
  • Event 9 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 10 Day 1 – $600 Mixed PLO (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end after Level 16
  • Event 10 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 11 – $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 40,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (8:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 11 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

12PM: $250 Multi-Event Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two $2,100 packages guaranteed; includes seat in any $1,100 and $400 event plus $600 in cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (2:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

8PM: $400 Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 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 (10:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule
 

Please note: We recommend parking in either Winner’s Way or Seminole Way garage for the most convenient access to the Grand Ballroom

Matty Bretzfield Wins His Fourth SHRP Trophy in Event 8 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open in Five-Way Deal

2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  37
Prize Pool:  $19,610
November 17, 2022

2022 RRPO Event 8 Champion Matty Bretzfield

Event 8 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $600 Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). There were 37 entries that created a prize pool of $19,610.

A five-way took place once the players reached the money, and as the chip leader it was Matty Bretzfield who was the official winner for $5,828.

For Bretzfield, this marked his third straight SHRP series with a trophy and his fourth overall, one in each of the major series. The win also puts Bretzfield past the $465K mark in career live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MattyBretzfield$5,828*
2RichardCollins$4,685*
3DavidAronson$3,294*
4VincenzoDisalvo Jr.$3,054*
5MatthewHoffman$2,749*

*denotes five-handed deal