WPT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK POKER SHOWDOWN (TV)

April 10-16 | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Hollywood | Hollywood, Florida
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Eric Afriat Wins WPT #SHRPO Main Event in Florida

11:00 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #155: Eric Afriat Wins the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown! ($1,081,184)

10:33 PM, 04/16/14

Official Chip Counts Before Heads-Up Play

09:47 PM, 04/16/14

Final Table Stats Thru 140 Hands

09:44 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #148: James Mackey Out in 3rd Place ($441,128)

09:37 PM, 04/16/14

Final Table Stats Thru 120 Hands

09:12 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #124: James Mackey Doubles Thru Eric Afriat

09:07 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #121: Eric Afrait Wins a 25M Pot vs. James Mackey

09:03 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #114: Eric Afriat Takes the Chip Lead

08:50 PM, 04/16/14

Final Table Stats Thru 100 Hands

08:48 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #92: Mukul Pahuja Doubles Thru Eric Afriat

08:10 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #90: James Mackey Doubles Thru Mukul Pahuja

08:02 PM, 04/16/14

Final Table Stats Thru 80 Hands

07:53 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #68: Mukul Pahuja Wins a 8.35M Pot vs. Eric Afriat

06:58 PM, 04/16/14

Final Table Stats Thru 60 Hands

06:54 PM, 04/16/14

POY Update: Mukul Pahuja Is 2 Spots Away From Clinching

06:52 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #62: Jacob Bazeley Out in 4th Place ($371,931)

06:41 PM, 04/16/14

WPT History Books: Mukul Pahuja

06:28 PM, 04/16/14

ClubWPT.com "Monster WPT Event Package" Satellite on May 11

06:13 PM, 04/16/14

Final Table Stats Thru 40 Hands

05:59 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #33: Jacob Bazeley Takes a 7.25M Pot vs. Eric Afriat

05:39 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #30: Matt Stout Out in 5th Place ($308,501)

05:24 PM, 04/16/14

You're Invited to the WPT World Championship!

04:50 PM, 04/16/14

Final Table Stats Thru 20 Hands

04:48 PM, 04/16/14

Hand #14: Chance Kornuth Out in 6th Place ($247,954)

04:30 PM, 04/16/14

WPT History Books: Matt Stout

04:19 PM, 04/16/14

POY Update: Mukul Pahuja Can Clinch Tonight

03:38 PM, 04/16/14

New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP)

03:30 PM, 04/16/14

Meet the WPT #SHRPO Final Table

03:17 PM, 04/16/14

FT Set at WPT #SHRPO; Mukul Pahuja Leads w/19M

11:01 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #105-106: Blake Purvis Out in 7th Place ($193,174)

10:44 PM, 04/15/14

Official Chip Counts: Final Seven Players

10:30 PM, 04/15/14

Hand #96: James Mackey Doubles Thru Matt Stout

09:55 PM, 04/15/14

Hand #90: James Mackey Doubles Thru Chance Kornuth

09:36 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #83-84: Barry Hutter Out in 8th Place ($141,276)

09:24 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #80-82: Mukul Pahuja Wins a 9.6M Pot vs. Bazeley

09:18 PM, 04/15/14

Hand #79: Chance Kornuth Wins a 5.3M Pot vs. Hutter

09:14 PM, 04/15/14

Hand #48: Matt Glantz Out in 9th Place ($100,912)

06:24 PM, 04/15/14

Hand #24: Matt Glantz Doubles Thru Jacob Bazeley

05:13 PM, 04/15/14

POY Update: Mukul Pahuja Continues to Shrink the Field

05:05 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #10-11: Jeff Gross Out in 10th Place ($66,313)

04:38 PM, 04/15/14

Hand #9: Blake Purvis Doubles Thru Barry Hutter

04:33 PM, 04/15/14

Final 10 Players: Updated Chip Counts

04:19 PM, 04/15/14

Official Chip Counts: Final 11 Players

03:46 PM, 04/15/14

Justin Young Eliminated in 13th Place ($43,248)

02:31 PM, 04/15/14

Official Chip Counts: Final 13 Players

02:12 PM, 04/15/14

Barry Hutter Doubles Thru Mukul Pahuja (POY Race)

01:35 PM, 04/15/14

Day 4 About to Begin at WPT #SHRPO

11:42 AM, 04/15/14

Bazeley Leads Final 18; POY Leader Pahuja Still Going

01:40 AM, 04/15/14

Jacob Bazeley Wins a 3.6M Pot Against Peter Striano

12:18 AM, 04/15/14

New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP)

11:55 PM, 04/14/14

WPT Player of the Year Update: 3 Contenders Still Alive

08:24 PM, 04/14/14

New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP)

05:20 PM, 04/14/14

WPT Player of the Year Update: Pahuja Still In Control

01:51 PM, 04/14/14

DraftKings Qualifier Mark Ellerbe Out in 102nd Place ($8,707)

01:07 PM, 04/14/14

Day 3 About to Begin at WPT #SHRPO

11:42 AM, 04/14/14

Day 2 Ends w/114; Richard Kirsch Leads w/1,734,000

12:49 AM, 04/14/14

WPT Player of the Year Update: Pahuja Still In Control

11:26 PM, 04/13/14

Anthony Zinno Bubbles In 171st Place

10:54 PM, 04/13/14

Harrison Gimbel Eliminated by Siva Ganta in Biggest Pot of the Tournament

10:28 PM, 04/13/14

WPT History Books: Shawn Cunix

10:24 PM, 04/13/14

WPT History Books: Justin Zaki

08:46 PM, 04/13/14

WPT Alpha8 Florida Final Table Tonight at 9pm on FS1

06:18 PM, 04/13/14

WPT History Books: Kathy Liebert

05:53 PM, 04/13/14

WPT Ladies Event Airs Tonight on Fox Sports Net (FSN)

05:32 PM, 04/13/14

Free Monster Headphones For WPT Champions Club

04:16 PM, 04/13/14

WPT History Books: Noah Schwartz

04:01 PM, 04/13/14

Bust Will Failla For a Free Pair of Monster Headphones

02:32 PM, 04/13/14

WPT History Books: Jonathan Roy

01:59 PM, 04/13/14

WSOP Champ Ryan Riess Eliminated by New Chipleader Frank Russo

01:25 PM, 04/13/14

partypoker Increases Sunday Major for $500K Guaranteed Special Event

12:55 PM, 04/13/14

Official Prize Pool Released

12:13 PM, 04/13/14

Day 2 About to Begin at WPT #SHRPO

11:45 AM, 04/13/14

Day 1C Ends w/ 304; Joe Kuether Leads w/ 295,900

01:08 AM, 04/13/14

WPT History Books: Marvin Rettenmaier

10:25 PM, 04/12/14

WPT History Books: Tommy Vedes

09:00 PM, 04/12/14

WPT Flashback: Season IX Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

08:46 PM, 04/12/14

partypoker Increases Sunday Major for $500K Guaranteed Special Event

08:40 PM, 04/12/14

Level 7 Begins (1,795 Entries)

08:02 PM, 04/12/14

The WPT HU Shootout on partypoker.com (NJ)

06:22 PM, 04/12/14

WPT History Books: Michael Mizrachi

05:18 PM, 04/12/14

WPT History Books: Byron Kaverman

03:56 PM, 04/12/14

Retired NFL Player Bubba Franks Doubles Up

03:33 PM, 04/12/14

The Record-Breaking Field: 1,600 and Counting

02:09 PM, 04/12/14

New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP)

02:04 PM, 04/12/14

Guarantee Reached; Prizepool Will Be More Than $5 Million!

01:23 PM, 04/12/14

WPT History Books: Joe Serock

12:39 PM, 04/12/14

Day 1C About to Begin at WPT #SHRPO

11:26 AM, 04/12/14

Day 1B Ends w/ 194; Melad Marji w/ 297,900

12:54 AM, 04/12/14

Night Shoot for the Royal Flush Girls

10:52 PM, 04/11/14

WPT History Books: Phil Laak

10:22 PM, 04/11/14

ClubWPT Qualifier John Disante Eliminated

09:30 PM, 04/11/14

Player Party at Passion Nightclub at 11 pm

08:35 PM, 04/11/14

WPT History Books: Mohsin Charania

08:08 PM, 04/11/14

WPT History Books: James Calderaro

05:37 PM, 04/11/14

Jake Cody Vaults To The Chip Lead

05:09 PM, 04/11/14

partypoker Increases Sunday Major for $500K Guaranteed Special Event

05:05 PM, 04/11/14

WPT History Books: Jeff Madsen

03:43 PM, 04/11/14

New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP)

03:01 PM, 04/11/14

WPT History Books: Mike Sexton

01:29 PM, 04/11/14

The WPT HU Shootout on partypoker.com (NJ)

01:19 PM, 04/11/14

Day 1B About to Begin at WPT #SHRPO

11:19 AM, 04/11/14

Day 1A Ends w/ ~175; Justin Young Leads w/ 313,200

12:40 AM, 04/11/14

WPT History Books: Matt Salsberg

11:20 PM, 04/10/14

WPT POY Matt Salsberg Cruising On Only One Bullet

10:20 PM, 04/10/14

WPT Flashback: Season X Lucky Hearts Poker Open

10:02 PM, 04/10/14

Bust Will Failla For a Free Pair of Monster Headphones

09:05 PM, 04/10/14

The WPT HU Shootout on partypoker.com (NJ)

08:43 PM, 04/10/14

Players Should Check Out the New Monster Bar

06:13 PM, 04/10/14

WPT Flashback: Season XI Lucky Hearts at Seminole Hard Rock

05:15 PM, 04/10/14

New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP)

03:07 PM, 04/10/14

WPT Flashback: Season X Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

02:35 PM, 04/10/14

PartyPoker Increases Sunday Major for $500K Guaranteed Special Event

01:35 PM, 04/10/14

WPT Flashback: Season XI Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

12:49 PM, 04/10/14

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Begins Soon

11:37 AM, 04/10/14

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
Eric Afriat
$1,081,184
2
Mukul Pahuja
$691,965
3
James Mackey
$441,128
4
Jacob Bazeley
$371,931
5
Matt Stout
$308,501
6
Chance Kornuth
$247,954

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Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $1,081,184
2 $691,965
3 $441,128
4 $371,931
5 $308,501
6 $247,954
7 $193,174
8 $141,276
9 $100,912
10 - 12 $66,313
13 - 15 $43,248
16 - 18 $29,985
19 - 27 $25,372
28 - 36 $21,336
37 - 45 $18,164
46 - 54 $15,569
55 - 63 $13,263
64 - 72 $11,533
73 - 81 $10,668
82 - 90 $9,803
91 - 100 $9,053
101 - 110 $8,707
111 - 120 $8,361
121 - 130 $8,073
131 - 140 $7,785
141 - 150 $7,496
151 - 160 $7,266
161 - 170 $7,093

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 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 35,000-70,000 10,000
30 40,000-80,000 10,000
31 50,000-100,000 15,000
32 60,000-120,000 20,000
33 75,000-150,000 25,000
34 100,000-200,000 25,000
35 125,000-250,000 25,000
36 150,000-300,000 50,000
37 200,000-400,000 50,000
38 250,000-500,000 50,000
39 300,000-600,000 100,000
40 400,000-800,000 100,000
41 500,000-1,000,000 150,000
42 600,000-1,200,000 200,000
43 800,000-1,600,000 200,000
44 1,000,000-2,000,000 250,000
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