Jose Baeza of Fort Lauderdale won the first event of the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open last week at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, earning $32,844.
The tournament, which carried a $125 buy-in, attracted 1,898 entries, spread out over six flights. Players could enter more than one flight, then take their larger chip stack into Day 2.
The final 10 players decided to chop up the remaining prize money.
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