Two Trophies in One Night: Justin Lee Wins PLO Outright After Watching His Friend Chris Blik Win Two Hours Earlier

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 10
$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries:  108
Prize Pool:   $36,720
January 13, 2020

Event 10 Champion Justin Lee
Event 10 Champion Justin Lee surrounded by his friends.

About two hours after watching his friend Chris Blik win Event 9 in a heads-up deal, Justin Lee won Event 10 ($400 Pot Limit Omaha) outright after a lengthy heads-up battle against Dmitry Savelyev.

Lee and a group of his friends came down from Michigan primarily to play in the $1,100 WPTDeepStacks event that just finished, and the $3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open that begins on Friday. But in between those two events, they’ve now won two trophies.

“It feels amazing,” said Lee. “I just ran well, played well, and the cards came. It felt good.”

In addition to his supportive rail of friends, Lee caught a small bit of luck at just the right time. “I got it in bad with a set against the nut straight, and I rivered a boat,” said Lee. “After that, I had a big lead, and I just kind of hung out until heads-up.”

“It’s Omaha,” said Lee. “Anything can happen.”

The heads-up battle was fairly long, and Lee and Savelyev both had very deep stacks, so it could have gone either way. But shortly after watching his friend Blik win a trophy, Lee was able to match it with one of his own.

“It feels amazing. It feels great,” said Lee. “The positive energy worked out.”

Final Results:

1st:  Justin Lee  –  $10,035 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Dmitry Savelyev  –  $6,695
3rd:  David Levy  –  $4,550
4th:  Aaron Frei  –  $3,205
5th:  Gabriel Ramos  –  $2,340
6th:  Michael Dreese  –  $1,780
7th:  Bobbi Smith  –  $1,410
8th:  Reed Orem  –  $1,165
9th:  Sergii Noskov  –  $1,005
10th:  Andrew Klivan  –  $1,005
11th:  Yuval Bronshtein  –  $905
12th:  William McMahan  –  $905
13th:  Riley Fuller  –  $860
14th:  Zachary Milchman  –  $860