David Prociak Earns Second Title Of LHPO In Pot Limit Omaha

2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 
Event 14
$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha 
Total Entries: 34
Prizepool: $51,000 
January 24, 2017

David Prociak Wins Second Title of LHPO


David Prociak is running out of room for all of the Hard Rock trophies he’s won over the last couple of years.

After winning the $360 Pot Limit Omaha title last week for $9,078, Prociak earned his second title of the series in the early hours of Wednesday morning by taking down the $1,650 Pot Limit Omaha event.

Prociak, the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year, bested a field of 34 players to win his fifth career Hard Rock title and earn $20,400.

“I’m glad I won this one,” said Prociak. “It has a bigger buy-in, better players, and more prestigious.”

Prociak is one of the more complete poker players the Seminole Hard Rock has. He has a World Series of Poker bracelet in Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo, a HORSE title from the 2016 Rock n’ Roll Poker Open, an Omaha Hi-Lo title last year at Coconut Creek, three Pot Limit Omaha titles at the Hard Rock, and countless cashes in No-Limit Hold’em events.

Of all the games he is proficient in, he likes Pot Limit Omaha more than the rest.

“It’s the game I play the most,” said Prociak. “The game I’ve played, besides hold’em, the longest. I don’t really like hold’em that much anymore, but you got to play it because that’s where the big tournaments are.

“I’m also very lucky,” said Prociak with a chuckle. “So that goes together with PLO.”

The Florida native came into the final table near the top of chip counts, but really dominated the table, especially as the money bubble approached.

He amassed a huge stack and had more than half of the chips in play with five players remaining on the money bubble.

“I had really good position at the table,” said Prociak. “Based on how people were playing, I was able to get away with a lot of stuff. I won a big pot and had a big lead. People just couldn’t really call me and I was pushing the bubble. I just built my stack up from there.”

Once the bubble popped and there were four players remaining, players seemingly dropped like flies and it wasn’t long before Prociak had amassed all of the chips in play.

He defeated Oren Maimon heads-up to secure the title and add another trophy to his already crowded trophy case.

Here are the results:

1st: David Prociak – $20,400
2nd: Oren Maimon – $14,280
3rd: John Palace – $9,180
4th: Juuso Leppanen – $7,140

Event 14: David Prociak Wins Again ($20,400); Oren Maimon Finishes Runner Up ($14,280)

$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 1 of 34

David Prociak

Oren Maimon raised to 18,000 from the button, David Prociak reraised the pot to 54,000 from the big blind, Maimon shoved for about 86,000, and Prociak called.

Maimon: KdJs6s3d
Prociak: AsKc10h9s

The board came down KhQh8s7h5c, giving both players a pair of kings. Prociak, though, had the better of it with an ace kicker to win the pot and his second event of the 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open. The victory earned him $20,400.

Maimon pocketed $14,280 for his second-place finish.

Oren Maimon

Event 14: John Palace – 3rd Place ($9,180)

$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 34
Average Stack: 255,000 (42 bb)

John Palace

John Palace raised from the button, Oren Maimon reraised the pot from the big blind, and Palace called all in for about 45,000 with KsKcQd7c. Maimon showed AhQsJh5s.

The board rolled out 10c8d3hAd7h, giving Maimon a pair of aces to eliminate Palace in third place.

Oren Maimon – 140,000 (23 bb)
John Palace – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($9,180)

Event 14: Juuso Leppanen – 4th Place ($7,140)

$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 12: 2,500/5,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 34
Average Stack: 170,000 (34 bb)

Juuso Leppanen

Juuso Leppanen was all in for about 25,000 from under the gun with AdAsJd3d against David Prociak in the big blind with Qc10c4d3c.

The board came down QdJc6h7c3s, giving Prociak a queen-high flush to eliminate Leppanen in fourth place.

David Prociak – 340,000 (68 bb)
Juuso Leppanen – Eliminated in 4th Place ($7,140)

Event 14: David Prociak Leading On The Bubble

$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 12: 2,500/5,000
Players Remaining: 5 of 34

Chad Trentacosta

After Chad Trentacosta was eliminated by David Prociak, there are only five players remaining in the $1,650 Pot Limit Omaha event.

The top four spots get paid and the tournament is officially on the bubble. Prociak has more than half the chips in play and leads the final five players.

Here are the chip counts for the final five players:

David Prociak – 270,000
Oren Maimon – 90,000
John Palace – 53,000
Juuso Leppanen – 45,500
Taylor Dean-Lipson

Event 14: Taylor Dean-Lipson Leads Final 10 Players

$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha Re-Entry
Level 9: 1,000/2,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 34

The $1,650 Pot Limit Omaha is down to its unofficial final table of 10 players. Taylor Dean-Lipson leads the way and is the only player over the 100,000 chip mark.

They are down to the final table, but they are still six eliminations away from the money.

Here is the seating arrangement and chip counts of the final 10 players:

Seat 1: Victor Figueroa – 29,5000
Seat 2: Mika Paasonen – 25,000
Seat 3: Taylor Dean-Lipson – 103,000
Seat 4: Juuso Leppanen – 47,000
Seat 5: Chad Trentacosta – 61,000
Seat 6: Richard Becker – 58,000
Seat 7: David Eller – 23,000
Seat 8: Oren Maimon – 31,000
Seat 9: John Palace – 46,000
Seat 10: David Prociak – 86,000

Event 14: Registration Closes With 34 Entries

$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha Re-Entry
Level 7: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 34

Cards are in the air and level 7 is underway, which means late registration and re-entry is closed for the $1,650 pot limit Omaha re-entry event.

There are 34 entries in the field, generating a prizepool of $51,000. The top four spots will get paid and the winner will take home $20,400.

Here are the payouts:

1st: $20,400
2nd: $14,280
3rd: $9,180
4th: $7,140

Event 14: Oren Maimon Doubles Up

$1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Entry
Level 4: 300/600
Total Entries: 29

After a couple raises preflop, Oren Maimon gets all in on the button for his last 10,300 against the player under the gun.

Maimon shows AhAdTh4d and is in the lead against his opponent’s KhKc7h2s.

The board runs out 7c5s5d8s8c and Maimon’s aces hold up to score an early double up. There are 29 entries thus far, but there is about 90 minutes left before registration closes and the field size is finalized.

Oren Maimon – 23,000

Event 14: Big Money PLO

$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 100/100

The clock is running out for players to earn a 2017 Seminole Lucky Hearts Poker Open trophy and this evening brings the final Omaha tournament on the schedule.

Event 14 has a $1,650 buy-in to put some nice money up top for the next champion. This is the perfect tournament for those who love their PLO with a nice pace.

Entrants sit down to 15,000 starting stacks and play 40-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 7 at 9:30pm and they are scheduled to bag up after Level 12 for a return tomorrow.

Cards are in the air and we’ll track along with the small but talented tournament.

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet