Lucky Hearts Poker Open Returns in 2022; Will Brian Altman Continue Dominance?

December 03, 2021
Jon Sofen

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The Lucky Hearts Poker Open will return in 2022 come January, and the World Poker Tour (WPT) is on board again for a $2 million guaranteed Main Tour event, a tournament twice won by defending champ Brian Altman.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host the popular series, which includes 33 total events, highlighted by the WPT’s $3,500 buy-in tournament from January 21-26. The series begins at the Hollywood, Florida casino January 13 and concludes January 25.

In January 2020, Altman became the first player in history to win the same WPT event twice. He shipped the Lucky Hearts Poker Open for $482,636, beating out a field of 843 entrants. The reigning WPT Player of the Year also won this same tournament in 2015 for $723,008.

Large Fields Anticipated

The 2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open wrapped up less than two months prior to the COVID-19 lockdowns in the U.S. Last year’s event was postponed due to the pandemic, but it will return in 2022 in less than two months and large fields are expected for the Winter poker series in sunny South Florida.

Seminole Hard Rock is wrapping up a huge series — Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open — in which the WPT Championship event more than doubled its $2 million guarantee with 1,566 entries.

Expect more of the same in January when the casino hosts another major event, starting with the $1 million guaranteed series opener from January 13-16, a $600 buy-in deep stack no-limit hold’em tournament. Unlimited re-entry is available and players can enter in any or all of the six Day 1 starting flights.

But the top highlight of the series takes place January 21-26 with the $3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open. If Florida poker tournament turnout is any indication of how many players will sign-up, the $2 million guarantee will be smashed long before registration closes. Day 1a is set for January 21 and then Day 1b will take place on January 22. The final table on January 26 will be livestreamed on WPT.com.

2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Full Schedule

*Event #
Day
Date
Time
Buy-In
Tournament*
 
 
 

1A
Thu
13-Jan
10AM
$600
Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em ($1m GTD)
 
 
 

1B
Thu
13-Jan
6PM
$600
 
 
 
 

1C
Fri
14-Jan
10AM
$600
 
 
 
 

1D
Fri
14-Jan
6PM
$600
 
 
 
 

1E
Sat
15-Jan
10AM
$600
 
 
 
 

1F
Sat
15-Jan
6PM
$600
 
 
 
 

1
Sun
16-Jan
2PM
 
Day 2
 
 
 

2
Thu
13-Jan
12PM
$400
Omaha 8 Or Better (Re-Entry)
 
 
 

3
Thu
13-Jan
4PM
$150
Big Stack No Limit Hold’em ($20k GTD)
 
 
 

4
Fri
14-Jan
12PM
$400
H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
 
 
 

5
Sat
15-Jan
12PM
$400
Big O (Re-Entry)
 
 
 

6
Sun
16-Jan
1PM
$400
Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em ($50k GTD)
 
 
 

7
Sun
16-Jan
4PM
$1,100
Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em ($100k GTD)
 
 
 

7
Mon
17-Jan
2PM
 
Day 2
 
 
 

8
Sun
16-Jan
7PM
$600
Triple Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em
 
 
 

9
Mon
17-Jan
11AM
$400
Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
 
 
 

10
Mon
17-Jan
12PM
$600
Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em ($50k GTD)
 
 
 

11
Mon
17-Jan
3PM
$400
Big Stack Black Chip Bounty PLO
 
 
 

12
Mon
17-Jan
6PM
$150
Big Stack No Limit Hold’em ($30k GTD)
 
 
 

13
Tue
18-Jan
10AM
$400
Deep Stack Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
 
 
 

14
Tue
18-Jan
12PM
$600
Deep Stack Six-Max NLH ($50k GTD)
 
 
 

15
Tue
18-Jan
4PM
$1,100
Deep Stack Six-Max PLO 8 (1 Re-Entry)
 
 
 

16
Tue
18-Jan
7PM
$600
Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
 
 
 

17
Wed
19-Jan
12PM
$1,100
Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em ($100k GTD)
 
 
 

18
Wed
19-Jan
6PM
$200
QuadStack Double Bounty ($30k GTD)
 
 
 

19
Thu
20-Jan
12PM
$2,200
Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em ($200k GTD)
 
 
 

20A
Fri
21-Jan
11AM
$3,500
WPT No Limit Hold’em ($2m GTD)
 
 
 

20B
Sat
22-Jan
11AM
$3,500
 
 
 
 

20
Sun
23-Jan
12PM

Day 2
 
 
 

20
Mon
24-Jan
12PM

Day 3
 
 
 

20
Tue
25-Jan
12PM

Day 4
 
 
 

20
Wed
26-Jan
2PM

Day 5 – Final Table
 
 
 

21
Fri
21-Jan
7PM
$150
Big Stack No Limit Hold’em ($20k GTD)
 
 
 

22
Sat
22-Jan
5PM
$400
Deep Stack Turbo NLH (1 Re-Entry)
 
 
 

23
Sun
23-Jan
1PM
$400
Deep Stack Black Chip Bounty ($50k GTD)
 
 
 

24
Sun
23-Jan
4PM
$1,700
DeepStack Bounty ($100k GTD)
 
 
 

24
Mon
24-Jan
2PM

Day 2
 
 
 

25
Sun
23-Jan
7PM
$600
Deep Stack Turbo NLH/PLO (Re-Entry)
 
 
 

26
Sun
23-Jan
8PM
$1,600
Survivor NLH (Re-Entry) – 1 In 10 Win $15k
 
 
 

27
Mon
24-Jan
11AM
$600
Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em ($50k GTD)
 
 
 

28
Mon
24-Jan
12PM
$25,500
High Roller NLH ($1m GTD)
 
 
 

28
Tue
25-Jan
12PM

Day 2
 
 
 

29
Mon
24-Jan
3PM
$600
DeepStack 6-Max Double Bounty
 
 
 

30A
Mon
24-Jan
5PM
$200
Big Stack No Limit Hold’em ($50k GTD)
 
 
 

30B
Tue
25-Jan
11AM
$200
 
 
 
 

30C
Tue
25-Jan
5PM
$200
 
 
 
 

30
Wed
26-Jan
5PM

Day 2
 
 
 

31
Tue
25-Jan
12PM
$5,000
Deep Stack NLH ($200k GTD)
 
 
 

32
Tue
25-Jan
12PM
$600
H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
 
 
 

33
Tue
25-Jan
4PM
$2,200
Eight-Max Deep Stack PLO
 
 
 

*Images courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock.

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