Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces Winners of 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2022) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood concluded its 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) on Wednesday with the second biggest World Poker Tour (WPT) live field in its history. Besting 1,982 entries in the WPT LHPO Championship, Alexander Yen of Indianapolis, Ind. made history by winning $975,240.

“It feels absolutely incredible,” said Yen. “I’ve never won a live tournament before. I don’t even think I’ve won online, so this is a pretty unreal feeling.”

The $3,500 WPT LHPO finale boasted a final prize pool of more than $6.3 million, easily exceeding the $2 million guarantee. The last 248 spots were paid $6,275 for a min-cash.

Championship Final Table Results:

1st: Alexander Yen Indianapolis, Ind. $975,240

2nd: Anton Wigg Stockholm, Sweeden $650,180

3rd: Daniel Lazrus Long Island, N.Y. $482,380

4th: Nicholas Verderamo Baltimore, Md. $361,130

5th: Josh Kay Delray Beach, Fla. $272,830

6th: Omar Lakhdari Paris, France $208,025

The 33-event LHPO kicked off on Thursday, Jan. 13 with the $600 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (NLH) opener. With a state record of 4,960 entries, the event more than doubled the $1 million guaranteed, creating a total prize pool of more than $2.5 million. Farid Jattin Miami, Fla. won the opener earning $306,832 after a heads-up deal with second place finisher Dustin Nelson Tallahassee, Fla.

Other signature event winners include:

  • Jonathan Jaffe Plantation, Fla. winning the $25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry) for $574,085
  • James Romero Wilsonville, Ore. winning the $2,200 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) for $167,285
  • Taylor Von Kriegenbergh Jersey City, N.J. winning the $5,000 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) for $220,495

Poker Action will return to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood with Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown March 24 – April 12, 2022, headlined by the $400 Deep Stack NLH series opener with a $500,000 guarantee and the $3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship boasting a $3 million guarantee.

Future tournament information and poker hotel rates are available at