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.
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.
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.