$360 Eight-Handed Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) Level 10: 500/1,000 Players Remaining: 32 of 119
The numbers were crunched and Event 5 officially drew 119 entries into the Pot Limit Omaha game to create a prize pool worth $35,700. The last 16 players will earn some money with a min-cash banking $696 and the next LHPO champion taking home $9,078 along with the trophy and custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of Image Master.
2017 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL Event 5 $360 Eight-Handed Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) Entries: 119 Prize Pool: $35,700 January 18, 2016
$360 Eight-Handed Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) Level 9: 400/800 Players Remaining: 40 of 119
Registration is now closed on Event 5 and the unofficial number shows 119 entries in the PLO tournament. We will release the official numbers and payout information after the numbers are crunched.
Reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year David Prociak is having a nice afternoon so far. The former SHRP champ ran his 10,000 stack up near 90,000 over the first four levels to return with the chip lead.
David Prociak – 87,800 (110 bb) Jason Sagle – 78,000 (98 bb) Richard Becker – 56,800 (71 bb) Gregory Kolo – 54,400 (68 bb) Mika Paasonen – 50,000 (63 bb) David Bradshaw – 41,800 (52 bb) Daniel Pearlman – 41,300 (52 bb)
Less than an hour remains for players to come down to the ballroom to get a piece of the PLO action. There have been plenty of mixing it up so far including Peter Walsworth hitting the rail.
“Tell the blog readers that Peter is one his 12th bullet,” laughed Mike Raimon. The statement got a laugh though it was a slight exaggeration.
David Bradshaw is one of our SHRP major winners in the PLO tournament and will try to take the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year points lead in the WPTDeepStacks Main Event. His big title came a few weeks ago when he outlasted the field to win the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Championship for nearly $155,000.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa poker ambassador Wally Maddah is back in action this afternoon after a long evening at the tables. He went deep in the $570 Six-Max Event 4 field and finished his night as part of a five-way chop to lock up some nice cash.
That continues a nice run for Maddah over the last few months which saw him final table two events during the the 2016 RRPO plus 18th in the 5,018-entry opening event then followed that up with an Event 1 final table at the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open.
PLO players are taking their first break of the day as the count edges up closer to triple digit territory. Tournament staff will color off the green quarter chips and bring them back for another four levels. Registration will close after the next break and they’ll start heading towards a champion.
We’re seeing a steady stream of players hopping into the PLO tournament but there’s also more than a few players hitting the rail and/or re-entry desk. The early line had ~100 entries in today’s game and we’re on pace to top expectations.
Trenton Baker made his way down from Ohio for some WPTDeepStacks action and mixing it up in four-card poker beforehand. He has recent success at one of their tour events at one of our sister properties. Baker ran deep in the WPTDeepStack Immokalee and finish second for more than $40,000.
The PLO tournament is filling up and we have 50 entries in the game in the first hour with more than three hours to register.
Rafael Indriago knows a little bit about Pot Limit Omaha. He won his first career title during the 2016 Coco Poker Open in the PLO game and followed that up with a second-place finish two days later. Both results were good enough to propel him to the top of Player of the Series leaderboard.
$360 Eight-Handed Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) Level 1: 25/50
The first week of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open is set to close as we prepare to kick off the WPTDeepStacks Main Event tomorrow. A lot of the ballroom will be playing Main Event satellites but we will also be running the first four-card game of the series.
Event 5 is a $360 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha game that will be played semi-short-handed for the duration. Eight-handed, four hole cards, unlimited re-entries for four hours. This will be a fun tournament for people who love their PLO.
Each entrant will sit down to a 10,000 starting stack and the tournament will run 30-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm. A 40-minute dinner break is scheduled at 6:30pm and they will play down to a winner when they return.
Cards fly at noon and we’ll be keeping an eye on them all day long.
Players begin with 10,000 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