Just a few minutes ago, the $360 Omaha hi-lo redrew to the final two tables. With 17 players left, there are only five more eliminations remaining before the final 12 players reach the money and guaranteed at least $721.
Perry Klein is leading the pack with 130,000 followed by Scott Brooks with 110,000 and George Vartan with 107,000.
Chris Moneymaker is still in town after the conclusion of the Moneymaker Tour event, and is thriving in this event. He’s got 72,000. Seminole Hard Rock mixed games regulars Zachary Milchman and Gabriel Ramos are also still in the hunt with 47,000 and 26,000, respectively.
The numbers are in and Event 2 officially drew 96 entries to create a prize pool of $28,800. The last 12 spots will be paid with a min-cash earning $721 and the first RRPO champ will take home $9,136 along with the trophy.
Registration closed on the Limit Omaha/8 tournament and it was a great turnout. Event 2 drew 96 entries to the split-pot game to top last year’s number of 72 by a healthy margin, and that game had a $300 buy-in.
Tournament staff are calculating the prize pool information and we will publish payouts as soon as they are available.
The Omaha/8 field had a nice number at the start and it continues to grow as they approach last year’s count after less than half an hour. This tournament drew 74 entries to the smaller buy-in tournament and we should push up a nice prize pool.
Chris Moneymaker grabbed an early seat and your 2003 WSOP Main Event Champ, the impetus of the poker boom, has been on a nice run the last few days. We hosted the final tournament on the $86 Moneymaker PSPC Tour, which award seats in the big PokerStars event coming up in January, and he made it through the 957-entry field to finish in second place.
Last night, he was part of the Feeding South Florida charity event and went on to win the entire thing. As a PokerStars ambassador, he was ineligible to win the $30,000 Platinum Pass and it went to second place finisher Esteban Garcia.
Moneymaker is part of a small but talented field that also includes Joel Harwood, David Shmuel, and Martin Ryan (who captured the WSOP Circuit casino championship a few weeks ago at our sister room in Coconut Creek).
The Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open has a little something for everyone on the schedule. While there are a lot of people playing the opening Texas Hold’em tournament on the schedule, we’re also giving some of our split-pot players some action on opening day.
Event 2 is a $360 buy-in tournament with a Limit Omaha/8 structure sure to bring out some of best Omaha players. They’ll sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and the tournament will run 30-minute levels throughout with late registration/re-entries available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm.
The remaining players will take a dinner break around 6:30pm and they will return to play it out for the first RRPO trophy of the series.
Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion