2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Total Entries: 79
Prize Pool: $158,000
One of the last tournaments on the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown schedule, and the last non-Hold’em event, drew a group of talented poker players for the $2,200 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha tournament. A total of 79 entrants came out but it was WSOP bracelet winner Scott Clements outlasting them all for the title and $47,400.
Some of the best PLO players came out for the big buy-in tournament and it was a stacked final table that returned for Day 2. Scott Clements was running up his stack in the latter portions of the opening day and came back with nearly half of the chips in play, with the other half divided between eight players.
One of Clements two WSOP bracelets came during a PLO tournament but he had to deal with the second tallest stack, Chance Kornuth, who also holds a bracelet in the game. The most recent member of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Team had a good chance to catch Clements but fell victim to a big wrap draw to go out in 6th place. Well short of what he expected.
Clements continued to dominate play after the return and never gave up his lead while players continued to drop around him. Charbel Azzi went out in third place and Clements made quick work of the heads-up match to send Petko Tsakov to the payout desk for a runner-up cash.
Clements continues to prove himself as one of the top players in the game. Besides his two WSOP bracelets, he’s also has a WPT title and WSOP Circuit ring winner. He can now add Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown champion to his list of accomplishments.
Final table results:
1st: Scott Clements (Lynden, WA) $47,400
2nd: Petko Tsakov (Provincetown, MA) $33,180
3rd: Charbel Azzi (Methuen, MA) $21,330
4th: Luis Calvo (Sunny Isles Beach, FL) $15,800
5th: Erice Penner (Denver, CO) $11,850
6th: Chance Kornuth (Las Vegas, NV) $9,480
7th: Chris Meyers (Kenmore, NY) $7,900
8th: Joe Irgon (Princeton, NJ) $6,320
9th: Mikhail Zlotnik (Brooklyn, NY) $4,740