Event 2: In the Money, Near the Final Table

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 16:  6,000/12,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  12 of 92

The Money Bubble has burst in the Omaha 8 event, and the final 12 players are now in the money, guaranteed at least $780 each, with $9,925 and the SHRPO trophy waiting up top for the winner.

Following the new TDA rules, they will combine to a final table with nine players remaining, and that’s when we’ll pick up our coverage. They will play as long as it takes tonight to reach a winner.

Event 2: Prize Pool and Payouts with $9,925 to the O8 Champ

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11: 2,000/4,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 45 of 92

The math is complete and we have our official numbers for the Omaha 8 event. The tournament drew 92 entries to beat the $30,000 Guarantee and put $31,280 in the prize pool.

The last 12 spots will be paid out with $780 for a min-cash and $9,925 for the first SHRPO champ of the series.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 2
$400 Limit Omaha 8
Entries: 92
Prize Pool: $31,280
August 1, 2019 

1st: $9,925 + SHRPO trophy
2nd: $5,945
3rd: $3,755
4th: $2,425
5th: $1,875
6th: $1,485
7th: $1,250
8th: $1,095
9th: $950
10th: $950
11th: $845
12th: $780

Event 2: Defending Champ; Hitting the Guarantee

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 800/1,600 Limits
Entries: 89

Peter Walsworth

The Omaha 8 tournament is nearing the end of its registration period and they crossed over the $30,000 guaranteed prize pool not long before Level 8 came to an end. They might pick up a few more entries to push it higher.

One of the recent entries has history in this tournament. Peter Walsworth returned to the Event Center as the defending champion when he won the 2018 SHRPO Omaha 8 title for his third overall SHRP win.

Event 2: Phil Hui; Poker Players Champion

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4: 300/600 Limits
Entries: 76

Phil Hui

The Omaha 8 tournament got a little tougher before the first break. Phil Hui was already a successful player by any measure before he went to Las Vegas this summer for the WSOP. He already owned a bracelet and four WSOPC rings along with four SHRP titles (the lastest coming this spring during the Poker Showdown).

Then Hui bought into the $50K WSOP Poker Players Championship field, one of the toughest and most prestigious tournaments you’ll find, and conquered it. He was the last player standing over an incredibly tough field that featured top players from start to finish playing an eight-game mix. Hui earned more than $1,000,000 for his second bracelet and the rest of the world found out what we knew in the states. Hui is one of the best.

Event 2: Familiar Omaha Faces

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2: 150/300 Limits
Entries: 45

Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers

Flight A of Event 1 isn’t the only game drawing well this afternoon. The Omaha 8 tournament is up to 45 entries after the first level and it is halfway towards reaching the $30,000 Guarantee with four hours remaining to register.

We’re happy to have Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers join us for the start of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. The fount of poker knowledge already has success in this room when he locked up a second-place finish in the 2018 Poker Showdown $300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH event.

Joel Harwood already has his first SHRP trophy sitting at home. The Omaha specialist regularly makes the four-card final tables and he won his first title a year ago in the SHRPO $360 Pot Limit Omaha 8 tournament.

Joel Harwood