Nearly a $1 Million is Up for Grabs in the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open with Just Six Players Remaining

Alex Yen leads the last six players in the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open. The professional poker player has been playing poker for 15 years, but this is by far the most cash of his. Yen pocketed 27,575,000 for 138 BBs and the Chicago native leads the field by a wide margin.

Also at the final table are Anton Wigg, a professional poker player and startup manager from Sweden, Daniel Lazrus, a poker player and NFT creator from New York, Joshua Kay, another professional poker player, Nick Verderamo, a actuary from Baltimore MD, and Omar Lahkdari, who originally hails from Prais, France.

Josh Kay scored two eliminations on Day 4 and sits second in the leaderboard, but he is almost 10 million chips behind Yen. Anton Wigg is third in chips after eliminating two players of his own and is the only other player above 10 million in chips and sits at 16,975,000. Daniel Lazrus entered the day fourth in chips, and that’s where he finds himself heading into the final six with 7,350,000.

WPT Deepstacks champion Omar Lakdhari sits in fifth place in chips with 4,825,000 after scoring a late double through Jeremy Ausmus when his pocket eights held against Ausmus ace-ten. Nicholas Verderamo is the short stack just behind Lakdhari, having pocketed 4,425,000.

Players are playing for the first place prize of $975,240 but everyone is guaranteed at least $208,025. Here’s a full look at the remaining payouts for the event:

  • 1st – $975,240
  • 2nd – $650,180
  • 3rd – $482,380
  • 4th – $361,130
  • 5th – $272,830
  • 6th – $208,025

Commentators for the event will be WPT Tour Executive Director Matthew Savage and LearnWPT Instructor and international shredder Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger. Lichtenberger has over $11 million in live tournament earnings since 2007 and has played in some of the biggest tournaments in the world.

The final six players return tomorrow at 2pm for the final table broadcast live. Play starts at level 30 and blinds at 100,000-200,000 with a 200,000 ante for 80 minutes before the levels go down to 60 minutes until heads up when they go down to 30 minute levels. The stream starts at 2:30pm on Twitch, where viewers have a chance to win a #NFT from Gamavrs Poker Heroes, as well as on YouTube and here on Facebook.




  • Seat 1: Anton Wigg – 16,975,000
  • Seat 2: Nicolás Verderamo – 4,425,000
  • Seat 3: Joshua Kay – 18,150,000
  • Seat 4: Daniel Lazrus – 7,350,000
  • Seat 5: Alexander Yen – 27,575,000
  • Seat 6: Omar Lakdhari – 4,825,000