Event 9: Sebastian Kos Wins After Four-Way Deal

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9
$570 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 80
Prize Pool: $40,000
January 15, 2018

                                                                                 Sebastian Kos

Event 9 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $570 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) tournament. A total of 80 entries created a prize pool of $40,000 with the top 10 places being paid.

When the money bubble burst and the final 10 players converged at one table, 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year David Prociak was the chip leader. He eliminated four of the first five players to fall at the final table and seemed primed to win his fifth Pot-Limit Omaha title at the Seminole Hard Rock. However, his run came to an abrupt end as he went from chip leader with five players remaining to out in fifth place, opening the door for Sebastian Kos to emerge as the official victor after a four-handed deal was reached.

Kos was third in chips to begin the final table and held steady while Prociak thinned the field. When Prociak’s luck began to change, Kos scored the final blow by eliminating him in fifth place.

With the remaining players all within four big blinds of each other, they agreed to look at the numbers and eventually agreed to a deal.

For Kos, it marks his fourth cash in a major series event at the Seminole Hard Rock and his first trophy. It also bumps him toward the $120,000 mark in career tournament winnings.

Final Results
1st: Sebastian Kos – $7,557*
2nd: Marcus Stein – $7,429*
3rd: Leandro Peirano – $7,284*
4th: Edward Han – $7,230*
5th: David Prociak – $2,500
6th: Fito Rascosvky – $2,000
7th: Peter Eichhardt – $1,800
8th: Zack Milchman – $1,600
9th: Artem Maksimov – $1,400
10th: Joseph Irgon – $1,200

*denotes four-way deal