2022 LHPO in Review | Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Poker

The 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open ran from January 13 through January 26 and it was another huge success. The series had 33 primary trophy events and was headlined by the WPT LHPO Championship.

Alex Yen took down a tough Championship final table and took home nearly a million dollars for the big win.

Alex Yen
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Champion Alexander Yen with Seminole Hard Rock Poker Staff

We closed things out with the 2022 WPT LHPO Championship that drew 1,982 for the second-biggest field in tour history. They more than tripled the $2,00,000 guarantee for a $6,342,400 prize pool and Yen added his name to the list of WPT champions.

The Championship final table was a great way to close out the series and it was a fantastic show of poker skill by all.

The series featured more than $5,000,000 in guarantees and we drew more than 15,000 entries to award $16.5 million in prize money.

Events: 33
Entries: 15,321
Guarantees: $5,100,000
Prize Pools: $16,494,110

We kicked things off with a $600 Deep Stack tournament and the six starting flights attracted 4,960 entries. That was good enough for the biggest $600 buy-in tournament in state history and the third biggest overall. The $1,000,000 guarantee was increased to a $2,579,200 prize pool and Farid Jattin earned $306,832 after a heads-up deal.

That wasn’t enough for Jattin though. For the first time, we had a player win the first event of the series and the last. He capped off his series by winning the $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha tournament on the final day of the series.

Farid Jattin
2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 33 Champion Farid Jattin

Jonathan Jaffe defended his LHPO High Roller title; he won the tournament in 2020 and again this series (no High Roller was played in 2021). Jay Kerbel won the Limit Omaha 8 title during the RRPO series in November and returned to LHPO then won it again.

Scott Baumstein and Yuval Bronshtein also hit milestones over the two-week series. Both won two LHPO trophies and both picked up their fifth major Hollywood title to tie for the third-most in our history. Baumstein won Event 7 and Event 17 $1,100 buy-in NLH tournaments and Bronshtein won the $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 and $600 H.O.R.S.E. titles.

Yuval Bronshtein and Scott Baumstein
Yuval Bronshtein and Scott Baumstein

Nicholas Verderamo began his series with a win in the $600 Six-Max tournament then went on to finish the WPT LHPO Championship in fourth place for $361,130.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the first series of the year, you made us look good and we appreciate each of you. We look forward to seeing everyone again in March for the 2022 Poker Showdown and another great time. You can find the Showdown schedule below along with results and updates from every Lucky Hearts Poker Open tournament.

2022 Poker Showdown Schedule

2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Results

WPT LHPO Championship: Alex Yen – $975,240
Event 1 ($600 Multi-Flight): Farid Jattin – $306,832
Event 2 ($400 O8): Jay Kerbel – $13,655
Event 3 ($150 Big Stack): John Colucci – $5,985
Event 4 ($400 H.O.R.S.E.): Aron Dermer – $7,271
Event 5 ($400 Big O): Jamichael Harris – $13,775
Event 6 ($400 NLH): Bryan Choi – $25,820
Event 7 ($1,100 NLH): Scott Baumstein – $60,006
Event 8 ($600 Turbo NLH): Carlo Rodriguez – $9,827
Event 9 ($400 OE): Yuval Bronshtein – $9,020
Event 10 ($600 NLH): Eric Walling – $36,415
Event 11 ($400 Bounty PLO): Matthew Kaplan – $12,475
Event 12 ($150 Big Stack): Leudy Matos – $10,295
Event 13 ($400 Seniors): Marc Levy – $12,814
Event 14 ($600 6-Max NLH): Nicholas Verderamo – $38,600
Event 15 ($1,100 PLO8): Eugene Kotlyarevskiy – $26,000
Event 16 ($600 Turbo): Ben Gazzola – $19,558
Event 17 ($1,100 NLH): Scott Baumstein – $96,795
Event 18 ($200 Bounty NLH): Rafael Rodriguez – $10,775
Event 19 ($2,200 NLH): James Romero – $167,285
Event 21 ($150 Big Stack): Michael Kudrav – $4,534
Event 22 ($400 Turbo NLH): Marks Gorskis – $8,326
Event 23 ($400 Bounty NLH): Gil Levy – $14,351
Event 24 ($1,700 Bounty NLH): Nikita Kalinin – $55,235
Event 25 ($600 Turbo NLH/PLO): Max Pinnola – $10,880
Event 26 ($1,600 Survivor)
Event 27 ($600 NLH): Kharlin Sued – $36,990
Event 28 ($25K High Roller): Jonathan Jaffe – $574,085
Event 29 ($600 Bounty PLO): Melad Marji – $14,325
Event 30 ($200 Big Stack): Bhakeerathan Naahanathan – $19,465
Event 31 ($5K NLH): Taylor Von Kriegenbergh – $220,495
Event 32 ($600 H.O.R.S.E.): Yuval Bronshtein – $11,760
Event 33 ($2,200 PLO): Farid Jattin – $58,410

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