Unlucky in Slots, But Lucky in PLO-8: Michael Lim Wins Event 14 to Finish Even for the Day

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 14
$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  75
Prize Pool:  $25,500
January 14, 2020

Event 14 Champion Michael Lim
Event 14 Champion Michael Lim

Michael Lim’s day started out on a downswing, but he bounced back by entering and winning Event #14, Pot-Limit Omaha 8, earning enough to cover his earlier losses.

“Usually I don’t play slots much,” said Lim. “But I got carried away today.”

While slots were unlucky for Lim, he downplayed his own skill in this PLO victory, and gave credit to his cards.

“I was getting all the cards,” said Lim. “Ace-deuce-three, ace-deuce-four-five. It wasn’t anything I did. They just held up.”

There was no deal, as Lim defeated Sterling Savill heads up when Lim’s Ad8c4s3h made trip fours on a board with no possible lows.

“I had a great time, and I’m ecstatic that I’m even for the day.”


Final Results:

1st:  Michael Lim  –  $7,815
2nd:  Sterling Savill  –  $5,210
3rd:  Michael Raimon  –  $3,475
4th:  Bobbi Smith  –  $2,415
5th:  Kevin Love  –  $1,750
6th:  Marc Lowe  –  $1,330
7th:  Kenneth Noteboom  –  $1,060
8th:  Steven Novak  –  $885
9th:  Michael Dreese  –  $780
10th:  Jason Reep  –  $780

Event 14: Michael Lim Wins ($7,815); Sterling Savill Finishes as Runner-Up ($5,210)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  4,000/8,000
Players Remaining:  1 of 75

Michael Lim
Michael Lim

Michael Lim defeated Sterling Savill heads up when Lim’s Ad8c4s3h made trip fours on a board with no possible lows.

Stay tuned for a recap from this event to be posted later tonight.

1st:  Michael Lim  –  $7,815
2nd:  Sterling Savill  –  $5,210
3rd:  Michael Raimon  –  $3,475
4th:  Bobbi Smith  –  $2,415
5th:  Kevin Love  –  $1,750
6th:  Marc Lowe  –  $1,330
7th:  Kenneth Noteboom  –  $1,060
8th:  Steven Novak  –  $885
9th:  Michael Dreese  –  $780
10th:  Jason Reep  –  $780

Event 14: Final Table Begins with Michael Lim in the Lead

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  1,200/2,400
Players Remaining:  9 of 75

Event 14 Final Table
Event 14 Final Table

After the elimination of Jason Reep in 10th place, the final nine players have drawn for random seats at the final table, and they will be playing down to a winner tonight.

Here are their updated chip counts, followed by the payouts:

Seat 1.  Michael Lim  –  315,000  (131 bb)
Seat 2.  Kevin Love  –  69,200  (29 bb)
Seat 3.  Michael Dreese  –  35,000  (15 bb)
Seat 4.  Marc Lowe  –  39,000  (16 bb)
Seat 5.  Bobbi Smith  –  93,000  (39 bb)
Seat 6.  Kenneth Noteboom  –  55,000  (23 bb)
Seat 7.  Steven Novak  –  25,500  (11 bb)
Seat 8.  Michael Raimon  –  71,800  (30 bb)
Seat 9.  Sterling Savill  –  175,000  (73 bb)

1st:  $7,815
2nd:  $5,210
3rd:  $3,475
4th:  $2,415
5th:  $1,750
6th:  $1,330
7th:  $1,060
8th:  $885
9th:  $780
10th:  Jason Reep  –  $780

Event 14: Prize Pool and Payouts with $7,815 Up Top

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10:  500/1,000
Players Remaining:  32 of 75

Registration has closed in the PLO-8 tournament, and with 75 entries, the total prizepool is worth $25,500.

The final 10 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $780 each, and first prize is worth $7,815.

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 14
$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  75
Prize Pool:  $25,500
January 14, 2020

1st:  $7,815
2nd:  $5,210
3rd:  $3,475
4th:  $2,415
5th:  $1,750
6th:  $1,330
7th:  $1,060
8th:  $885
9th-10th:  $780

Event 14: Back From Break

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 5: 200/300
Entries:  58

Mark Dube

The Pot Limit Omaha 8 game is coming back from its first break of the day with 58 in the game so far and more joining as they drop out of the first two new tournaments of the day.

Mark Dube is among the crowd after falling short in the Six-Max. He’s still okay over the last 48 hours after picking up his third Hollywood trophy this weekend in the $50K GTD Deep Stack event.