Event 17: Peter Eichhardt Takes the Trophy

2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 89
Prize Pool: $178,000
November 26-27, 2018

Champion Peter Eichhardt with Tournament Director Tony Burns

Swedish poker professional Peter Eichhardt has just won Event 17, the $2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha.

On the first day of the two day tournament, “I quadrupled up at the end of registration, I played solid the rest of the way. It went fast, there were 89 entrants and only 35 left when registration closed.”

It wasnt all smooth sailing for the champion however, “I had to fade a flush draw for my life with 20 left against Richard Gayler.. I had 70k and went to 170k at the end of the night, I went from being in danger to having a top five stack.”

Gayler came into Day 2 as the chip leader and parlayed his stack to a fourth place finish worth $13,795.

Scotter Clark who came into the day as the shortest stack made it all the way to third place. After Clark was eliminated by Leif Force he gave him a signed toy dump truck that he would roll his chips into the pot with whenever he was all in.

Shortly after heads up play started the two WSOP Bracelet winners   Eichhardt and Force agreed to a chop with their nearly even stacks. Eichhardt had the slight lead which awarded him the trophy.

“Today went really well for me, I had some really good hands, good spots. I think me and Leif [Force]  were the two best players at the table.”

Force chimed in “That was the only reason I chopped, I wouldnt have chopped with anybody else.” Eichhardt agreed, “He’s very experienced, so am I” This was Force’s fourth final table of the series.

Eichhardt had great things to say about the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “I like playing here at Seminole a lot. We come all the way from Europe, Michael Tureniec and we have good results here. The reason why is the poker is really good here. The atmosphere, the weather is fine, it feels good when you’re not playing you can go to the pool”

“We come here often, the whole package is great. The poker room is nice and Tony Burns is brilliant.”

Full Results:

1st: Peter Eichhardt – $45,745*
2nd: Leif Force – $44,545*
3rd: Scotter Clark – $21,360
4th: Richard Gayler – $13,795
5th: Matthew Wantman – $10,680
6th: Christopher Wilson – $8,455
7th: Greg Levine – $7,120
8th: Adam Hendrix – $6,230
9th: Emmanuel Sebag – $5,648
10th: Petko Tsakov – $5,162
11th: Darryll Fish – $4,806
12th: Phil Laak – $4,454

Event 17: Scotter Clark – 3rd Place ($21,360)

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 8,000/16,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 89

Scotter Clark

Leif Force raised to 40,000 from the button and Scotter Clark made it 135,000 from the small blind. Force called.

The flop came Qs9s2c, Clark shoved and Force quickly called.

Clark tabled KdKs6h4h for an over pair and needed to hold against Force’s Js10s8d6d

The board came Kc, 7d and Force hit his straight to eliminate Clark in third place.

Leif Force – 930,000 (58 bb)
Scotter Clark – Eliminated in third place ($21,360)

Event 17: Peter Eichhardt versus Scotter Clark

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 89

Peter Eichhardt

In a battle of the blinds with a board reading AsQh10d10h Scotter Clark bet 25,000 and Peter Eichhardt called.

The river brought the 6c, Clark bet 40,000 and Eichhardt raised to 120,000. Clark called.

Eichhardt tabled Ah10s9h8h for a full house and Clark mucked.

Peter Eichhardt – 790,000 (66 bb)
Scotter Clark – 260,000 (22 bb)

Event 17: Richard Gayler – 4th Place ($13,795)

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 89

Richard Gayler

Richard Gayler opened to 42,000 from under the gun, Leif Force  called from the button as did Scotter Clark in the small blind.

The flop came Ah6c4h, Clark checked and Gayler moved all in for 23,000. Both of his opponents called.

They checked down the Jd, 8d board and Gayler tabled AdKh10s9c but was no good against Force’s 8h6d5h4d two-pair.

Leif Force – 870,000 (73 bb)
Richard Gayler – Eliminated in 4th Place ($13,795)

Event 17: Scotter Clark versus Richard Gayler

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 4 of 89

Scotter Clark

Scotter Clark raised to 25,000 from the button and Richard Gayler defended his big blind.

Both players checked the Qc9c9h flop. The turn brought the 5s, Gayler checked and Clark bet 35,000. Gayler raised to 80,000 and Clark called.

The river was the Ah, Gayler checked and Clark bet 70,000 winning himself the pot.

Scotter Clark – 400,000 (33 bb)
Richard Gayler – 300,000 (25 bb)

Event 17: Matthew Wantman – 5th Place ($10,680)

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 4 of 89

Matthew Wantman

In a battle of the blinds Matthew Wantman was mostly all in, saving himself 2,000 and Peter Eichhardt in the big blind was his opponent.

The flop came AsKd4d, Wantman put it in with Ks9c8h7d but was behind Eichhardt’s Ad10h8d3d.

The turn, 8s and river 2s, sealed the deal as Wantman was eliminated in fifth place.

Peter Eichhardt – 580,000 (58 bb)
Matthew Wantman – Eliminated in 5th Place ($10,680)

Event 17: Christopher Wilson – 6th Place ($8,455)

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 5 of 89

Christopher Wilson limped under the gun and Richard Gayler raised to 45,000 from the hijack. Wilson called.

The flop came 5d4d4c, and Wilson shoved for around 70,000. Gayler called with KhKdJd3d and was out in front against Wilson’s AcQd10d10s.

The turn, 7c, and river 3c changed nothing and Wilson was eliminated in sixth place.

Richard Gayler – 640,000 (64 bb)
Christopher Wilson – Eliminated in 6th place ($8,455)

Event 17: Matthew Wantman Doubles Through Richard Gayler

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 89

Matthew Wantman

Richard Gayler opened to 25,000 from the hijack and Matthew Wantman called leaving himself 1k behind.

The flop came Qd4c3h, Wantman shoved and Gayler called.

Wantman tabled KcQs7s4s for two-pair and was in good shape against Gayler’s Js10s9s7d.

The board ran out 7c, Kd and Wantman’s two-pair held to avoid elimination.

Matthew Wantman – 57,000 (6 bb)
Richard Gayler – 510,000 (51 bb)

Event 17: Scotter Clark Doubles through Christopher Wilson

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 89

It went three-ways to the flop of KcQs4d, it checked to Scotter Clark in middle position who bet 20,000. Christopher Wilson raised to 60,000 from the cutoff and Clark moved in for 145,000 total.

Wilson called KdQh8h4h  two-pair with versus Clark’s AdQdQc3c set of queens.

The turn, 8s and river Ah changed nothing and Clark scored a double through Wilson, leaving Wilson short.

Scotter Clark – 280,000 (35 bb)
Christopher Wilson – 20,000 (3 bb)