Brian Altman Leads WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Final Table; $482,636 for the Winner

By Tim Duckworth Day 4 of the Season XVIII WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open has concluded at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, with the final table of six players set. Leading the way is WPT Champions Club member Brian Altman (pictured) with 10,400,000 in chips while four of the six…

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21 de enero de 2020

By Tim Duckworth

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Day 4 of the Season XVIII WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open has concluded at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, with the final table of six players set. Leading the way is WPT Champions Club member brian altman (pictured) with 10,400,000 in chips while four of the six remaining players are registering their first WPT final table.

Altman is joined at the table by fellow WPT Champions Club member Chanracy Khun, John Dollinger, Nadeem Hirani, Nadya Magnus, and Peter Walsworth. Each player is currently guaranteed $98,686 in prize money, while all eyes are set on the $482,636 first-place prize that includes the $15,000 entry into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions, as well as an inscription of their name on the WPT Champions Cup.

Mesa final del WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Asiento Nombre Completo País Número de chips Persianas grandes
1 Juan Dollinger Estados Unidos 10,275,000 137
2 Chanracy Khun Canadá 3,150,000 42
3 brian altman Estados Unidos 10,400,000 139
4 nadeem hirani Estados Unidos 5,000,000 67
5 nadia magnus Rusia 4,000,000 53
6 Pedro Walsworth Estados Unidos 900,000 12

El botón está en Peter Walsworth y quedan 52:43 en el nivel 28 (50,000-75,000 y un ante de ciega grande de 75,000).

Heading into his fourth final table as chip leader, WPT Champions Club member brian altman will enter the final table with 10,400,000 in chips on the back of eliminating Scott Drobes in seventh place. Altman has amassed nearly $3.8 million in lifetime earnings, and on the WPT, Altman has collected over $1.35 million in earnings which now includes 25 Main Tour cashes, and 4 Main Tour final tables. In Season XVIII, Altman finished in 10th-place at WPT Legends of Poker and third-place at WPT Maryland at Live! Casino, and by reaching this final table, he has moved into the lead in the Jugador Hublot WPT del año race with a minimum of 1,500 points to take the lead over Alex Foxen (1,400 points).

“The tournament has gone really smoothly for me,” Altman said. “I’ve been running really well, getting good cards and good table draws, and things have kind of just been going my way.”

Altman’s only WPT title was the Season XIII WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open for $723,008, and if he can prove victorious and collect his second title, he will become the first player in WPT history to win the same event twice.

"Ganar el mismo torneo dos veces y hacer historia sería muy agradable", dijo Altman. “Lo estoy abordando de la misma manera que abordaría cualquier otro WPT. No hay ninguna razón para presionarme más”.

Based locally in Florida, Juan Dollinger sits second overall with 10,275,000 in chips. Dollinger has over $711,000 in lifetime tournament earnings with his best result being a victory at the 2016 Battle at the Beach in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack event. On the WPT, Dollinger made a run in the Season XI WPT bestbet Open at bestbet Jacksonville where he made a run at reaching the televised final table before falling in eighth-place for a $25,808 payday.

Sentarse tercero en fichas es nadeem hirani con 5,000,000. Originario de la India, pero ahora radicado en Waynesboro, Georgia, Hirani está recaudando su primer dinero en efectivo del WPT. La mayoría de los resultados de Hirani se han producido en Florida, y sólo llegar a la mesa final hará que Hirani quindecuple sus ganancias de por vida.

Originario de Rusia, nadia magnus ocupa el cuarto lugar en la general con 4,000,000 en fichas y está recogiendo su segundo efectivo de la Temporada XVIII, y el tercero en la general. Magnus fue una vez el 'Cañón suelto' en la temporada 1 de la Programa de televisión sobre grandes juegos de PokerStars en 2010, y desde entonces ha acumulado más de $650,000 en ganancias en torneos de por vida y esta aparición en la mesa final resultó en su mayor efectivo hasta la fecha.

Miembro del WPT Champions Club Chanracy Khun ocupa el quinto lugar en la general con 3,150,000 en fichas. En la Temporada XI, Khun ganó el WPT Barcelona por $258,448 y ha visto sus ganancias en el WPT superar los $348,000 con un total de nueve cobros; seis de ellos están en el WPT Main Tour.

Completando la mesa final está Pedro Walsworth con 900,000 en fichas. Walsworth tiene casi $1.3 millones en ganancias en torneos de por vida, de los cuales casi $140,000 provienen del WPT, donde ha conseguido tres premios del WPT Main Tour de un total de nueve premios.

Champion's Cup

Day 4 saw just 13 players return to play, and it would be Aaron Rosenthal (13th), Ian Gillespie (12th), Billy Pilossoph (11th), Sam Soverel (10th), WPT Champions Club member James Calderaro (9th), Hiroaki Harada (8th), and Scott Drobes (7th) all finding themselves on the rail short of the televised WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open final table.

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The final six players will return on Wednesday, January 22, to play for the $482,636 first-place prize as the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open final table action gets underway at 2 p.m. (ET) with a live stream on a 30-minute delay on the WPT.com YouTube channel. As always, keep your browsers locked right here to WPT.com for continued coverage of the World Poker Tour, and to see who will be crowned the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open champion for Season XVIII.

Fotografía por Melissa Haereiti / PokerPhotoArchivo


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