Thursday January 25, 2018 at 7:43 pm
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Ship it to Fish! Darryll Fish took down the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Fish outlasted 911 players to win the title and $511K in cash. Fish also earned a seat in the Tournament of Champions. The WPT also announced the addition of the Bobby Baldwin Classic, a $10,000 buy-in event which will end Season XVI of the WPT and take place before the Tournament of Champions in late May at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas.

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The Daft Punk robots from France said they were "up all night to get lucky." Tom Petty once said, "Only the losers get lucky sometime." Luck, skill, whatever... it's poker! The Seminole Hard Rock Casino has become the flagship of poker in the southeast. The first major series of the year, the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, concluded with their $3,500 Main Event that also doubled as stop on the World Poker Tour. Darryll Fish went deep in a WPT event at the Seminole Hard Rock last March, but had to settle on a second-place finish. Fish made another final table at the SHR, but his time… Fish took it down.

The 2018 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship attracted 911 runners. This event had a $2 million guarantee, but it didn't even come close. The final tally was over $2.9M. Only 114 places paid out with a min-cash worth $5,858. Everyone at the final table would lock up at least $104K with first place awarded the bulk of the prize pool. Half mil score? Not too shabby! Overall, $511,604 would be the winner's share. Let's not forget the free seat! The champ got a freeroll into the season ending Tournament of Champions.

The final table included Andy Frankenberger, Darryll Fish, Alan Krockey, Aleksandr Shevelev, Ness Reilly, and Brett Bader. Andy Frankenberger went deep, but he busted in third place.

Darryll Fish defeated Aleksandr Shevelev heads up for the WPT win. Shevelev earned $331K for being the bridesmaid. But that's still a sick score for a runner-up. Fish banked the big one... $511K in all. Plus, the free seat to the TOC at the Aria Casino in May valued at $15K.

Fish has now earned over $3.7M in tournaments. The Lucky Hearts win marked his largest cash to date. Last March, Fish was the runner-up at the SHR's WPT Showdown Championship for a $453K score.

In other news, the WPT announced a new event to honor one of the greats in poker… Bobby Baldwin. Beginning May 17, the Aria Casino in Las Vegas will host a WPT Tournament of Champions Festival that includes the season-ending Tournament of Champions, the newly-minted Bobby Baldwin Classic, and a couple of high roller events – $25K High Roller and $100K Super High Roller.

The WPT will end its 16th season with the inaugural Bobby Baldwin Classic. The $10,000 buy-in event starts May 20. Baldwin got his start in Vegas as a poker player, but the savvy Baldwin later moved upstairs as a casino executive. Baldwin has been a cash-game guru since he first arrived in town. He also worked at legendary casinos such as the Golden Nugget, Mirage, Bellagio, and now the Aria.

WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open

Buy-in: $3,500

Players: 911

Prize Pool: $2,915,200

Payouts: 114

 

Final Table Results:

1. Darryll Fish $511,604

2. Aleksandr Shevelev $331,116

3. Andy Frankenberger $244,342

4. Ness Reilly $182,249

5. Brett Bader $137,440

6. Alan Krockey $104,784

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