Championship: Counts on Break

$1,700 Winter Poker Open Championship
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 471

Seat 1: David Kozma – 6,365,000 (106 bb)
Seat 4: Jamie Smith – 2,965,000 (49 bb)
Seat 5: Jerry Silva – 1,940,000 (32 bb)
Seat 7: Jeff Yanchek – 1,130,000 (19 bb)
Seat 8: Ken McAdams – 6,435,000 (107 bb)

Payouts:

1st: $140,000 + WPO Guitar trophy
2nd: $90,000
3rd: $65,000
4th: $50,000
5th: $37,000
6th: Jordan Lowery – $28,000
7th: Philip Jackson – $22,000
8th: Tom Nguyen – $17,000
9th: Mark Koeln – $13,500

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Coming Up!

The Tampa Winter Poker Open is wrapping up but we have some exciting tournament action on the other side of the state at the start of the new year. The 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open gets underway in Hollywood on January 12 with 43 trophy events and millions in guaranteed prize money.

They open the series with a $600 Deep Stack that features a $1,000,000 guarantee and the series is headlined by the LHPO Championship on January 20. That tournament has a $3,500 buy-in and $2,000,000 guarantee and will pack its ballroom.

There are plenty of game options during the series, take a look at the schedule and we hope to see some of our regulars down in South Florida.

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule

Championship: Jordan Lowery – 6th Place ($28,000)

$1,700 Winter Poker Open Championship
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 471

Jordan Lowery

Ken McAdams opened to 115,000 from the button and David Kozma called in the small blind. Jordan Lowery moved all in for 1,105,000 from the big blind, McAdams folded, and Kozma called.

Kozma: AcJc
Lowery: KsJs

Lowery was dominated by the bigger ace and it got worse when Kozma paired his ace on the Ah7d2c flop. The board finished with the 4h turn and As river and Lowery was eliminated in sixth place.

David Kozma – 6,200,000 (124 bb)
Jordan Lowery – Eliminated in 6th Place ($28,000)

Championship: Philip Jackson – 7th Place ($22,000)

$1,700 Winter Poker Open Championship
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 471

Philip Jackson

Jamie Smith opened to 125,000 from the button, Philip Jackson moved all in for 800,000 from the big blind and Smith called.

Smith: AhJc
Jackson: KsQd

Jackson was behind but had to live cards with a chance to double up. The board ran out Td5s4s5cAc, Jackson missed, and was eliminated in seventh place.

Jamie Smith – 3,175,000 (64 bb)
Philip Jackson – Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,000)

Championship: Tom Nguyen – 8th Place ($17,000)

$1,700 Winter Poker Open Championship
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 471

Tom Nguyen

Ken McAdams opened to 115,000 from middle position and Tom Nguyen tree-bet shipped for 940,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds folded, McAdams doubled-checked the amount and called.

Nguyen: AcQc
McAdams: AhJh

Nguyen was looking good for a final table double and the 9s4s4d flop was safe. McAdams took the lead on the Jc turn and sent Nguyen out in eighth after the Ts river.

Ken McAdams – 5,975,000 (120 bb)
Tom Nguyen – Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,000)

Event 10: Prize Pool and Payouts with $6,440 to Winner

2022 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 10
$250 Early Bird NLH (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  118
Prize Pool:  $24,190
December 12, 2022

Registration closed for the $250 Early Bird tournament with 118 entries turning the $10,000 guarantee into a prize pool worth $24,190. The last 15 players will make the money with $510 for a min-cash and $6,440 plus the last WPO trophy to the winner.

1st: $6,440 + WPO trophy
2nd: $4,290
3rd: $2,960
4th: $2,110
5th: $1,550
6th: $1,180
7th: $930
8th: $760
9th-10th: $650
11th-12th: $570
13th-15th: $510

Championship: Mark Koeln – 9th Place ($13,500)

$1,700 Winter Poker Open Championship
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 471

Mark Koeln

After a flop of Jh8c7s, Mark Koeln was all in at risk for about 1,500,000 and Ken McAdams had him at risk.

McAdams: ThTs
Koeln: AcJc

Koeln was ahead with his pair of jacks, McAdams had six outs after the 4h turn, and made his gutshot straight on the 9c river to send Koeln out in ninth place.

Ken McAdams – 4,900,000 (98 bb)
Mark Koeln – Eliminated in 9th Place ($13,500)

Championship: Jordan Lowery Doubles Through Mark Koeln

$1,700 Winter Poker Open Championship
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 471

Jordan Lowery

Mark Koeln opened to 135,000 from the hijack and David Kozma called on the button. Jordan Lowery moved all in and Koeln asked for a count. Before the dealer finished, Koeln moved all in and Kozma folded.

Lowery: 6c6h
Koeln: AcJs

Lowery needed his sixes to hold to double up and he faded the 4h3h2d flop. The Qc turn changed nothing but both made a straight on the 5h river. Koeln had a wheel but Lowery doubled with a six-high straight.

Jordan Lowery – 1,450,000 (29 bb)
Mark Koeln – 1,620,000 (32 bb)

Championship: Final Table Ready to Go

$1,700 Winter Poker Open Championship
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 471

The 2022 Tampa Winter Poker Open Championship final table returns at 2 pm to finish the business of finding the winner. David Kozma took the lead late on Day 2 and has a slight advantage over second-place Ken McAdams.

They will play the last 13:45 of Level 23 before blinds go up. The final table starts with blinds at 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante and the average stack is about 2,095,000 (52 bb) so there’s plenty of play still in the game.

Seat 1: David Kozma – 3,455,000 (86 bb)
Seat 2: Tom Nguyen – 1,820,000 (46 bb)
Seat 3: Jordan Lowery – 770,000 (19 bb)
Seat 4: Jamie Smith – 1,830,000 (46 bb)
Seat 5: Jerry Silva – 2,655,000 (66 bb)
Seat 6: Philip Jackson – 1,475,000 (37 bb)
Seat 7: Jeff Yanchek – 1,515,000 (38 bb)
Seat 8: Mark Koeln – 2,240,000 (56 bb)
Seat 9: Ken McAdams – 3,330,000 (83 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $140,000 + WPO Guitar trophy
2nd: $90,000
3rd: $65,000
4th: $50,000
5th: $37,000
6th: $28,000
7th: $22,000
8th: $17,000
9th: $13,500