PARTYPOKER PRESENTS: WPT500 AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

July 04-9 | ARIA Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada
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Hand #149: Sean Yu Wins! ($260,000)

05:27 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #134: Kareem Marshall Doubles Thru Sean Yu

05:09 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #126-128: Scott Clements Out in 3rd Place ($120,500)

04:54 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #113: Christian Harder Out in 4th Place ($90,000)

04:30 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #72: Jeffrey Ray Out in 5th Place ($70,000)

03:15 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #50: Luis Nargentino Out in 6th Place ($55,000)

02:29 AM, 07/10/14

The Nine Final Tablists

01:56 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #25: Brian Benhamou Out in 7th Place ($45,000)

01:20 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #24: Terry Fleischer Out in 8th Place ($35,000)

01:15 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #18: Messadek Soufiane Out in 9th Place ($26,000)

01:08 AM, 07/10/14

Kazu Oshima Out in 10th Place ($20,000)

12:04 AM, 07/10/14

Zarah Whimper Out in 13th Place ($16,000)

11:39 PM, 07/09/14

Kareem Marshall Doubles Thru Scott Clements

10:56 PM, 07/09/14

The Winner's Bounty

10:30 PM, 07/09/14

Scott Montgomery Eliminated by Christian Harder

09:27 PM, 07/09/14

Chipleader Jonas Ten Cate Crosses 5 Million in Chips

06:52 PM, 07/09/14

Chipleaders From the Break

06:23 PM, 07/09/14

Official Prizepool: $1,799,500

02:34 PM, 07/09/14

Bonus Prizes for Final Table

02:04 PM, 07/09/14

WPT by Number

02:00 PM, 07/09/14

Ken Daneyko Talks WPT500

01:56 PM, 07/09/14

Day 2 Seat Draw (Partial)

01:10 PM, 07/09/14

Interview with Adam Pliska

12:58 PM, 07/09/14

Remembering Chad Brown

11:43 AM, 07/09/14

Turbo Tidbits

08:56 AM, 07/09/14

"Turbo Time!"

08:35 AM, 07/09/14

Members of the WPT Champions Club in the Field

10:34 PM, 07/08/14

Breakdown of the First Five Starting Fields

09:08 PM, 07/08/14

Official Prizepool for Day 1E

06:16 PM, 07/08/14

All of the Alternates Have Been Seated

05:31 PM, 07/08/14

Shaun the Dealer Dealt a Bad Beat on Hand #1

05:06 PM, 07/08/14

PokerNews Podcast: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

03:25 PM, 07/08/14

Day 1F Already Filling Up

02:03 PM, 07/08/14

Catching Up With the partypoker Qualifiers

12:53 PM, 07/08/14

Day 1E at ARIA

11:45 AM, 07/08/14

Day 1D Summary: Field Sizes Nearly Double

08:09 AM, 07/08/14

Bonus Prizes for the Nine Final Tablists and the Winner

01:10 AM, 07/08/14

Updated Chip Counts From the Break

12:18 AM, 07/08/14

Money Bubble Lasts For 1 Hand of Hand-for-Hand Play

10:50 PM, 07/07/14

Chipleaders at the Break

10:10 PM, 07/07/14

WPT Champions Club: Keven Stammen and Eric Afriat

08:41 PM, 07/07/14

Packed Field with 12 WPT Champions Club Members

06:22 PM, 07/07/14

Quick Video Look at Today's Line for Registration

06:10 PM, 07/07/14

Official Prizepool for Day 1D (780 Entrants)

06:03 PM, 07/07/14

At Least 8 WPT Champions Club Members in the Field

05:43 PM, 07/07/14

Tomorrow's Day 1E Is Already Into Alternates

04:10 PM, 07/07/14

$1 Million Guarantee Reached -- Two Days Early

03:54 PM, 07/07/14

Video: partypoker Qualifiers VIP Party at Haze

03:25 PM, 07/07/14

A Misstep For "PearlJammer"

02:50 PM, 07/07/14

Mike Sexton's First WSOP

02:02 PM, 07/07/14

Shuffle Up and Deal

12:02 PM, 07/07/14

Day 1D Dawns at ARIA

11:48 AM, 07/07/14

Day 1C Summary: Field Size at 1,256 and Counting

09:39 AM, 07/07/14

Day 1C Ends With 22 Players

01:20 AM, 07/07/14

New Royal Flush Girl: Kat Kelley

11:32 PM, 07/06/14

First Double-Casher in a WPT Event? Jackie Saltzman

11:10 PM, 07/06/14

Bubble Bursts Before It Begins -- 3rd Day In a Row

10:17 PM, 07/06/14

Accidental Flirt Lynn Gilmartin

06:12 PM, 07/06/14

Making Sense of a Unique Tourney: WPT500 at ARIA

04:57 PM, 07/06/14

Meet the Newest Royal Flush Girl!

04:45 PM, 07/06/14

Mike Sexton Finds Value at the #WPT500

02:52 PM, 07/06/14

Lots of "Talent" in the Room

01:44 PM, 07/06/14

Phil Hellmuth Stops by the WPT500

12:33 PM, 07/06/14

Third Verse, Same as the First

11:59 AM, 07/06/14

Day 1B Summary: Soufiane Dominates with 1.1M

11:28 AM, 07/06/14

Day 1B Chipleader: Messadek Soufiane

01:42 AM, 07/06/14

Player Party Tonight at Haze for partypoker Qualifiers

08:01 PM, 07/05/14

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated. No, Really This Time.

06:22 PM, 07/05/14

Phil Hellmuth Still Alive (Cue the Mark Twain Quote)

05:56 PM, 07/05/14

Official Prizepool for Day 1B

05:22 PM, 07/05/14

Making Sense of a Unique Tourney: WPT500 at ARIA

03:41 PM, 07/05/14

GG, LG

03:26 PM, 07/05/14

Lynn Wants You to Come Play the WPT500!

02:51 PM, 07/05/14

Join the RankingHero Last Longer

02:25 PM, 07/05/14

Day 1A Summary: 433 Enter, 22 Survive to Day 2

01:33 PM, 07/05/14

partypoker Qualifiers VIP Party Tonight

12:47 PM, 07/05/14

Day 1B Begins at ARIA

11:36 AM, 07/05/14

Scott Montgomery Busts the Final Player of Day 1A

01:36 AM, 07/05/14

Last Hand Before Dinner: David Tuthill vs. Keven Stammen

08:40 PM, 07/04/14

Strong Turnout for Women at the WPT500 at ARIA

05:41 PM, 07/04/14

Watching the World Cup: Germany vs. France

04:54 PM, 07/04/14

Welcome to the WPT500, Instagram Style

04:20 PM, 07/04/14

Making Sense of a Unique Tourney: WPT500 at ARIA

01:28 PM, 07/04/14

WPT500 Strategy Tips from Scott Baumstein

01:28 PM, 07/04/14

Shuffle Up and Deal!

12:07 PM, 07/04/14

A New Season, A New Venue, A New Event

11:46 AM, 07/04/14

Live Tournament Updates

Matt Juttelstad Wins the 2012 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Matt Juttelstad, Jessica Welman, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
05:09 PM, 02/15/12

No Student Loan Debt for WPT Champ Matt Juttelstad

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

4877 Matt Juttelstad w RFGs Jeannie Duffy n Brittney Bell
Matt Juttelstad may still have to sweat the result of his grad school admissions interview, but he certainly won't have to sweat how to pay for grad school.

The Florida native came back from a nearly year-long hiatus from poker to play in the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open only because he was going to be in the Miami area for his interview at Florida Atlantic University.  He even busted on Day 1A and only re-entered on Day 1B after his interview ended earlier than expected. That decision was a profitable one for Juttelstad. He is now a WPT title holder and has $268,444.

When the Lucky Hearts final table began, it was Gigi Gagne who was in pole postion with a big chip lead over the field and a chance to become the first female winner of a WPT open event.  She took a hit to her stack early though when she flopped two pair holding Aclub4heart on an Aheart5heart4spade board and got it all-in against Ferrera's Aspade10heart.  Ferrera spiked a ten on the turn to make a better two pair and double, then put another dent in Gagne's stack a few hands later.

Though it was Ferrera who got off to the fastest start at the final table, he was the player who exited first when he aggressively four-bet all-in preflop with Q-J and Juttelstad called with 9club9spade.  Ferrera flopped a jack and looked in good shape to double, but the river brought the 9heart to give Juttelstad a set and the pot, sending Ferrera home in sixth place.

Then it was Juttelstad's turn to hold the chip lead, but he had to weather a storm of rough hands, including short stack Todd Jacobson doubling thru him on two separate occassions.  Jacobson came in as the smallest stack, but refused to give up and lasted through 192 hands of action before busting in fifth place when his pocket tens couldn't hold against Sharon Levin's [Abut asd4d] after the two got it all-in preflop.

Busting Jacobson added some chips to Levin's dwindling stack, but with both Juttelstad and Uri Kadosh sitting on big stacks, it was tough for Levin to keep up with the pack.  Levin tried to pick up some chips by shoving all-in from the button with Aclub3spade, but Gagne woke up with a bigger ace, Aspade10club, in the big blind.  Her hand held and Levin exited in fourth place.

When three-handed play began, the trio of players were closely packed together in the counts, but then Juttelstad took command of the table and started amassing quite a pile of chips.  Juttelstad doubled thru Kadosh to take the chip lead, then picked off even more of Kadosh's stack.  Juttelstad dealt the final blow to Kadosh when Kadosh reraised all-in preflop holding Jclub8diamond and Juttelstad called him with a dominant AheartJspade.

Juttelstad's hand held to eliminate Kadosh in third place and give him a more than 3-1 advantage over Gagne going into heads-up play.  Juttelstad may have had the chip advantage, but Gagne proved she could play with patience and wouldn't go down without a fight.

Over the course of roughly 30 hands of heads-up action, the two sparred in relatively small pots before the match abruptly screeched to a halt.  On the final hand of play, the two limped in preflop and a saw the board fall 5club3spade2heart.  Gagne bet and Juttelstad called.  The turn brought the Aspade and Gagne, who had made the wheel with 4-8, moved all-in.  Juttelstad called immediately and showed 4club6heart for a bigger straight, leaving Gagne drawing dead to a chop.

The river 8spade ended Gagne's hopes of becoming the first female open event winner and, in a flash, the frenetically paced final table, which plowed through 303 hands of action in less than nine hours, was over.

After the hand concluded and WPT's own Mike Sexton interviewed Juttelstad about his victory, Juttelstad said he needed to "decompress."  That is certainly expected when you consider that in for the past four days Juttelstad played some impressive poker, staying near the top of the chip counts from Day 1 all the way to Day 4 en route to a WPT title, a seat in the WPT World Championship, and a quarter of a million dollars.  

Juttelstad deserves some time to relax...until he has to start worrying about how that grad school interview went.

Here are the final table results from the Lucky Hearts Poker Open:

1st: Matt Juttelstad - $268,444
2nd: Gigi Gagne - $158,194
3rd: Uri Kadosh - $105,463
4th: Sharon Levin - $73,344
5th: Todd Jacobson - $54,649
6th: Keith Ferrera - $42,185

Sorted In: Matt Juttelstad, Gigi Gagne, Uri Kadosh, Sharon Levin, Todd Jacobson, Keith Ferrera, Featured Blog, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
10:33 PM, 02/14/12

Hand #303: Matt Juttelstad Wins! ($268,444)

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Matt Juttelstad limps for 80,000, and Gagne checks. The flop comes 5club3spade2heart, Gagne bets 300,000, and Juttelstad calls.

The turn is the Aspade, Gagne moves all in, and Juttelstad immediately calls with 6heart4club for a six-high straight. Gagne turns over 10-4 for a five-high straight, but she's drawing dead to a chop. Gagne needs a six on the river to stay alive.

The river card is the 8spade, and Matt Juttelstad wins the pot -- and the tournament -- with a six-high straight.

Gigi Gagne finishes as the runner-up, earning $158,194.

Matt Juttelstad wins the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open, earning $268,444, a WPT Champions Trophy, and a trophy from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. His prize money includes a $25,500 seat in the WPT World Championship this May at the Bellagio.

Congratulations to Matt Juttelstad!

1st:  Matt Juttelstad  -  $268,444
2nd:  Gigi Gagne  -  $158,194
3rd:  Uri Kadosh  -  $105,463
4th:  Sharon Levin  -  $73,344
5th:  Todd Jacobson  -  $54,649
6th:  Keith Ferrera  -  $42,185

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Matt Juttelstad, Gigi Gagne, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
09:55 PM, 02/14/12

Hand #302: Gigi Gagne

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Gigi Gagne raises to 250,000, and Matt Juttelstad folds.

Matt Juttelstad  -  6,655,000
Gigi Gagne  -  2,195,000

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
09:48 PM, 02/14/12

Hand #301: Matt Juttelstad

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Matt Juttelstad limps for 80,000, and Gigi Gagne checks her option. Both players check to the river on a board of Aspade7spade6spade9heart9diamond. Juttelstad shows 10-6 to win the pot with two pair, nines and sixes, and Gagne mucks.

Matt Juttelstad  -  6,745,000
Gigi Gagne  -  2,105,000

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
09:48 PM, 02/14/12

Hand #300: Gigi Gagne

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Gigi Gagne limps for 80,000, and Matt Juttelstad checks his option. The flop comes JclubJdiamond6spade, Juttelstad checks, Gagne bets 400,000, and Juttelstad folds. Gagne takes the pot.

Matt Juttelstad  -  6,655,000
Gigi Gagne  -  2,195,000

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
09:47 PM, 02/14/12

Hand #299: Gigi Gagne

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Matt Juttelstad limps for 80,000, and Gigi Gagne checks her option. The flop comes 9heart7spade2spade, Gagne checks, Juttelstad bets, and Gagne folds.

Matt Juttelstad  -  6,745,000
Gigi Gagne  -  2,105,000

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
09:46 PM, 02/14/12

Level 29 Begins

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Level 29 begins with increased blinds of 40,000-80,000 and a 10,000 ante. Play continues without a break.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
09:45 PM, 02/14/12

Hand #298: Matt Juttelstad

Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Gigi Gagne limps for 60,000, and Matt Juttelstad checks his option. The flop comes AclubJspade8spade, Gagne checks, Juttelstad bets 80,000, and Gagne folds. Juttelstad takes the pot.

Matt Juttelstad  -  6,655,000
Gigi Gagne  -  2,195,000

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
09:44 PM, 02/14/12

Hand #297: Gigi Gagne

Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Matt Juttelstad raises to 120,000, Gigi Gagne reraises to 360,000, and Juttelstad calls. The flop comes Aclub10spade3heart, Gagne bets 250,000, and Juttelstad calls.

The turn card pairs the board with the 10club, and Gagne moves all in for about 1 million. Juttelstad thinks for 20 seconds before he folds, and Gigi Gagne takes the pot.

Matt Juttelstad  -  6,585,000
Gigi Gagne  -  2,265,000

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
09:43 PM, 02/14/12

 

RANKING

1
Sean Yu
$260,000
2
Kareem Marshall
$180,000
3
Scott Clements
$120,500
4
Christian Harder
$90,000
5
Jeffrey Ray
$70,000
6
Luis Nargentino
$55,000

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Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $260,000
2 $180,000
3 $120,500
4 $90,000
5 $70,000
6 $55,000
7 $45,000
8 $35,000
9 $26,000
10 - 12 $20,000
13 - 15 $16,000
16 - 18 $13,000
19 - 27 $10,000
28 - 36 $8,000
37 - 45 $6,000
46 - 54 $5,000
55 - 63 $4,000
64 - 72 $3,500
73 - 90 $3,000
91 - 108 $2,500
109 - 126 $2,000
127 - 153 $1,500
154 - 176 $1,250

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 25-50 0
2 50-100 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 15,000
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 75,000-150,000 25,000
33 100,000-200,000 25,000
34 150,000-300,000 50,000
35 200,000-400,000 50,000
36 250,000-500,000 75,000
37 300,000-600,000 75,000
38 400,000-800,000 100,000
39 500,000-1,000,000 100,000
40 600,000-1,200,000 200,000
41 25-50 0
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