WPT LEGENDS OF POKER (TV)

August 23-29 | The Bicycle Casino | Bell Gardens, California
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Congratulations to Harry Arutyunyan, WPT Legends of Poker Champion! ($576,369)

03:07 AM, 08/30/14

Hand #194: Mike Eskandari Out in 2nd Place ($330,110)

02:08 AM, 08/30/14

Hand #189: Mike Eskandari Doubles Thru Harry Arutyunyan

01:53 AM, 08/30/14

Hand #175: Harry Arutyunyan Regains the Chip Lead

01:16 AM, 08/30/14

Hand #172: Mike Eskandari Reclaims the Chip Lead

01:10 AM, 08/30/14

Hand #147: Mike Eskandari Doubles Thru Harry Arutyunyan

12:14 AM, 08/30/14

Hand #135: Harry Arutyunyan Wins With a Straight

11:47 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #132: Harry Arutyunyan Doubles Thru Mike Eskandari

11:36 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #107: Harry Arutyunyan Doubles Thru Mike Eskandari

10:31 PM, 08/29/14

Official Heads-Up Chip Counts

10:06 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #104: Tyler Kenney Out in 3rd Place ($213,600)

09:47 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #91: Mike Eskandari Wins a Pot Worth 3.6 Million

09:20 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #74: Mike Eskandari Reclaims the Chip Lead

08:17 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #73: Harry Arutyunyan Takes the Chip Lead

08:15 PM, 08/29/14

Win a Monster Headphones $6,000 WPT Montreal Package on ClubWPT.com

08:13 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #67: Tyler Kenney Wins a Pot Worth 4 Million

07:58 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #66: Tyler Cornell Out 5th ($103,075); Taylor McFarland Out 4th ($145,640)

07:44 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #48: Tyler Cornell Doubles Thru Mike Eskandari

06:59 PM, 08/29/14

Hand #43: Jeremy Kottler Out in 6th Place ($83,075)

06:47 PM, 08/29/14

The Season XIII WPT Final Table Set

05:30 PM, 08/29/14

WPT Legends of Poker FT to Begin Soon

03:47 PM, 08/29/14

Meet the WPT Legends of Poker Final Table

10:24 AM, 08/29/14

Jeremy Kottler Headlines Legends of Poker Final Table

09:39 PM, 08/28/14

Hand #92: Owen Crowe Out in 7th Place ($63,650)

09:23 PM, 08/28/14

Win a Monster Headphones $6,000 WPT Montreal Package on ClubWPT.com

08:26 PM, 08/28/14

Hand #45: Jeremy Kottler Takes the Chip Lead

07:49 PM, 08/28/14

Hand #29: Keven Stammen Out in 8th Place ($45,310)

07:15 PM, 08/28/14

Hands #26-28: Keven Stammen Makes the Right Fold

07:08 PM, 08/28/14

Hand #16: Richard Munro Out in 9th Place ($32,365)

06:31 PM, 08/28/14

Hand #1: Andy Frankenberger Out in 10th Place ($24,815)

05:40 PM, 08/28/14

Official Chip Counts (Final 12 Players)

04:48 PM, 08/28/14

Official Chip Counts (Final 13 Players)

03:03 PM, 08/28/14

Dylan Wilkerson Out in 14th Place ($19,420)

02:11 PM, 08/28/14

A Busy Day 3 Ends with 16 Players and Tyler Kenney on Top

10:20 PM, 08/27/14

Official Day 4 Chip Counts (16 Players Left)

10:16 PM, 08/27/14

Official Chip Counts From the Dinner Break (21 Left)

08:16 PM, 08/27/14

Official Chip Counts From the Break (Final 25 Players)

06:40 PM, 08/27/14

Matt Salsberg Out in 27th Place ($14,025)

06:19 PM, 08/27/14

WSOP Champ Ryan Riess Out in 35th Place ($11,865)

04:38 PM, 08/27/14

Lee Markholt Out in 36th Place ($11,865)

04:30 PM, 08/27/14

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04:00 PM, 08/27/14

Ali Eslami Bubbles in 55th Place

02:28 PM, 08/27/14

Greg Gliner Eliminated By Huy Le in Controversial Pot

02:05 PM, 08/27/14

Amit Makhija Eliminated by New Chip Leader Jeremy Kottler

01:55 PM, 08/27/14

Day 3 of WPT Legends of Poker Begins at 1:00 pm PT

12:39 PM, 08/27/14

Day 2 Ends with 67 Players and Chris Tolone Leading

02:13 AM, 08/27/14

Nick Grippo's Kings Cracked by Chris Tolone's Queens

01:53 AM, 08/27/14

Richard Munro Doubles Thru Jason Dewitt in Massive Pot

11:44 PM, 08/26/14

Defending Champ Jordan Cristos Eliminated by Keven Stammen

08:18 PM, 08/26/14

The No-Show Player Arrives, Then Leaves

04:39 PM, 08/26/14

Official Prizepool Released; First Prize is $576,369

04:36 PM, 08/26/14

Somebody Paid $10,000 and Hasn't Shown Up Yet

04:18 PM, 08/26/14

2 WPT Legends of Poker Champs, 1 WSOP Main Event Winner, and 1 Poker Hall of Famer

03:36 PM, 08/26/14

Phil Laak Eliminated by Greg Gliner

01:53 PM, 08/26/14

Day 1C Ends with 95 Players and Tyler Cornell Leading

12:44 AM, 08/26/14

Wear Monster Headphones For Chance to Win Monster Prizes

06:11 PM, 08/25/14

ClubWPT Qualifier "Diamond Mike" Golub

04:15 PM, 08/25/14

Simon Brooks Doubles as Shulman Lays Down Kings

03:57 PM, 08/25/14

Jared Hamby Misclicks Into Pocket Aces

03:01 PM, 08/25/14

ClubWPT Qualifier Alec Minnis

02:23 PM, 08/25/14

Day 1C Begins at 1:00 pm PT

12:23 PM, 08/25/14

Day 1 Chipleaders Will Win Free Monster Headphones

11:36 PM, 08/24/14

Shan Jing Wins the Drawing For the Monster Poker Survival Kit

09:45 PM, 08/24/14

Marco Johnson Goes Perfect Perfect

07:18 PM, 08/24/14

RFG Bounty Tournament is Underway on ClubWPT

06:52 PM, 08/24/14

Richard Seymour Makes His WPT Debut

05:52 PM, 08/24/14

RFG Bounty Tourney on ClubWPT Tonight at 9pm ET

02:35 PM, 08/24/14

Wear Monster Headphones For a Chance to Win Monster Gear

01:25 PM, 08/24/14

Day 1A Ends with 52 Players and Randy Bowie on Top

12:53 AM, 08/24/14

Day 1 Chipleaders Will Win Free Monster Headphones

11:43 PM, 08/23/14

Danny Geyser Wins the Monster Poker Survival Kit

09:43 PM, 08/23/14

Wear Monster Headphones For a Chance to Win a Poker Survival Kit

04:41 PM, 08/23/14

RFG Bounty Tournament on ClubWPT.com Tomorrow

02:50 PM, 08/23/14

WPT Legends of Poker Begins at 1:00 pm PT

12:40 PM, 08/23/14

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
Harry Arutyunyan
$576,369
2
Mike Eskandari
$330,110
3
Tyler Kenney
$213,600
4
Taylor McFarland
$145,640
5
Tyler Cornell
$103,560
6
Jeremy Kottler
$83,075

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Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $576,369
2 $330,110
3 $213,600
4 $145,640
5 $103,560
6 $83,075
7 $63,650
8 $45,310
9 $32,365
10 - 12 $24,815
13 - 15 $19,420
16 - 18 $16,180
19 - 27 $14,025
28 - 36 $11,865
37 - 45 $9,710
46 - 54 $8,630

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 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 10,000
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 80,000-160,000 20,000
33 100,000-200,000 25,000
34 125,000-250,000 50,000
35 150,000-300,000 50,000
36 200,000-400,000 50,000
37 250,000-500,000 50,000
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