Renny Barrett Wins His First Poker Title in His Favorite Game — Omaha

2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 12
$400 Mixed Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries:  59
Prize Pool:  $20,060
November 26, 2019

Event 12 Champion Renny Barrett
Event 12 Champion Renny Barrett

Renny Barrett flies up from Kingston, Jamaica from time to time to play in the poker tournaments here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, and on Tuesday night he won his first trophy.

“Omaha is my favorite game,” said Barrett. “All forms of Omaha.”

When Barrett saw this event on the schedule, he was immediately attracted to it. “I saw the sequence of the Omaha — the Big O, the Omaha-8, and the PLO, and I said ‘I’m gonna give this one a shot.’ I like the variety of it.”

Barrett knocked out two of the five players who were eliminated at the final table, yet he still found himself as the short stack with just 10 big blinds during three-handed play.

Three-handed play lasted for about an hour, and in that time, Barrett worked his way from short stack to chipleader, and once the three players found themselves fairly even in chips, they agreed to an even three-way chop. As chipleader, Barrett won the trophy and the title.

There were 59 entries in this one-day event, and the final eight players finished in the money.


Final Results:

1st:  Renny Barrett  –  $4,617 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  Natan Wager  –  $4,617
3rd:  Quyen Van  –  $4,616
4th:  Peter Shonk  –  $2,025
5th:  Aaron Duczak  –  $1,465
6th:  Chris Walling  –  $1,110
7th:  Leif Force  –  $880
8th:  David Meagher  –  $730

Event 12: Renny Barrett Wins in a 3-Way Deal

$400 Mixed Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/10,000
Players Remaining:  3 of 59

Renny Barrett
Renny Barrett

The final three players took a 10-minute break after Level 18, and these were their official chip counts:

Seat 1.  Quyen Van  –  400,000  (50 bb)
Seat 2.  Natan Wager  –  231,000  (29 bb)
Seat 3.  Renny Barrett  –  77,000  (10 bb)

During a round of PLO-8, Natan Wager raised from the button to 24,000, and Renny Barrett reraised from the small blind to 80,000, with just 1,000 behind. Wager put him all in, and Barrett called.

Natan Wager:  Ac9d5d3h
Renny Barrett:  As10c7d5s

The board came 10s9c7hKh5h, and there were no possible lows. Barrett won the pot with two pair, tens and sevens, to double up in chips.

Renny Barrett  –  175,000  (22 bb)
Natan Wager  –  166,000  (21 bb)

Natan Wager
Natan Wager

About 15 minutes later, Level 19 came to an end, and Level 20 began with increased blinds of 5,000-10,000.

A little while later, during a round of Big O, Barrett had dropped down to 56,000, and he got it all in from the button against Wager in the big blind.

Natan Wager:  AdJc10c5c3h
Renny Barrett:  AsKsKh8d2d

The board came Qh10h9s9c4c, and there were no possible lows. Barrett wins the pot with two pair, kings and nines, to double up in chips.

Renny Barrett  –  117,000  (12 bb)
Natan Wager  –  260,000  (26 bb)

A little while later, as the three players got fairly even in chips, they agreed to a straight three-way chop. These were their official chip counts at that point:

1.  Renny Barrett  –  267,000  (27 bb)
2.  Natan Wager  –  237,000  (24 bb)
3.  Quyen Van  –  204,000  (20 bb)

As chipleader, Barrett would be declared the winner, receiving the title and the trophy.

1st:  Renny Barrett  –  $4,617 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  Natan Wager  –  $4,617
3rd:  Quyen Van  –  $4,616
4th:  Peter Shonk  –  $2,025
5th:  Aaron Duczak  –  $1,465
6th:  Chris Walling  –  $1,110
7th:  Leif Force  –  $880
8th:  David Meagher  –  $730

Stay tuned for a recap, which will be posted later tonight.

Quyen Van
Quyen Van

Event 12: Peter Shonk – 4th Place ($2,025)

$400 Mixed Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  3,000/6,000
Players Remaining:  3 of 59

Peter Shonk
Peter Shonk

During a round of Big O, Peter Shonk pot-raised UTG/cutoff to 21,000, leaving himself just 1,000 behind. Natan Wager reraised from the small blind to 40,000, and Shonk called all in for his last 1,000.

Natan Wager:  AsQcJd7s3h
Peter Shonk:  Ad9c5d4h4c

The board came Qd10h9hQs6c, and there were no possible lows. Wager won the pot with trip queens to eliminate Shonk in fourth place.

Natan Wager  –  175,000  (29 bb)
Peter Shonk  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($2,025)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 236,000 (39 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $2,915.

Event 12: Aaron Duczak – 5th Place ($1,465)

$400 Mixed Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/5,000
Players Remaining:  4 of 59

Aaron Duczak
Aaron Duczak

During a round of Omaha-8, Aaron Duczak lost a good-sized pot against Natan Wager, who won it with a full house. Duczak mucked his cards as he dropped down to 15,000 (3 big blinds).

Two hands later, Renny Barrett raised from the cutoff to 10,000, Duczak moved all in from the big blind for 15,000, and Barrett called.

Renny Barrett:  As7s3h2h
Aaron Duczak:  AdQh10h2s

The board came KcJh3s6c6d, and there were no possible lows. Barrett won the pot with two pair, sixes and threes, to eliminate Duczak in fifth place.

Renny Barrett  –  160,000  (32 bb)
Aaron Duczak  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($1,465)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 177,000 (35 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $2,025.

Event 12: Chris Walling – 6th Place ($1,110)

$400 Mixed Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/5,000
Players Remaining:  5 of 59

Chris Walling
Chris Walling

During a round of Big O, three players saw a flop of Jc7h6h. Two players checked to Chris Walling on the button, and he moved all in for 36,000. Renny Barrett called under the gun, and Quyen Van thought for a bit before folding in the cutoff.

Renny Barrett:  KcKh8h7d2c  (pair of kings, king-high flush draw, 8-7 low draw)
Chris Walling:  AhKd10h3h3s  (pair of threes, ten-high flush draw, 7-3 low draw)

The turn card was the Jd, the river card is the Jh, and there are no possible lows. Barrett wins the pot with a full house, jacks full of kings, to eliminate Walling in sixth place.

Renny Barrett  –  165,000  (33 bb)
Chris Walling  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($1,110)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 142,000 (28 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $1,465.