John Binns Wins His Second SHRP Trophy of the Series and Fourth Overall in Event 16 for $14,540

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 16
$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  87
Prize Pool:  $45,675
March 31, 2022

2022 Showdown Event 16 Champion John Binns

Event 16 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $600 Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry). A field of 87 entries generated a prize pool of $45,675, and the final table boasted several SHRP major multi-trophy winners.

In the end, just days after winning Event 4 ($400 PLO8) outright, John Binns did it again, this time winning Event 16 outright for $14,540. It’s Binns’ fourth SHRP major series trophy overall, and each is in an Omaha 8 variant.

His first came in a $300 Omaha 8 event at the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open for $6,605, his second in the $400 PLO8 tournament at the 2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open for $9,000, and now he has another two from the 2022 Showdown to join that pair.

“It’s just like last time, it’s not me,” said Binns afterward. “God makes it happen. It’s a pretty simple game, you just have to watch the players at your table and pick up on things here and there. I definitely had to get lucky because I was so short-stacked heads-up, but with getting lucky and playing well, there’s only so much I can do. The rest is up to God, and he is good to me.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JohnBinns$14,540
2ScottBlackman$8,910
3Mitchell W.Smith$5,540
4GabeRamos$3,745
5BarryLevy$2,855
6RobertPoolos$2,285
7FilipposStavrakis$1,900
8YuvalBronshtein$1,600
9SamoeunMon$1,475
10ClaudangeloBeaudouin$1,475
11IlyaDyment$1,350

Event 16: John Binns Wins Again! ($14,540); Scott Blackman Eliminated in 2nd Place ($8,910)

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  40,000/80,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  1 of 87

John Binns

John Binns limped for 40,000 and Scott Blackman checked.

They checked to the turn of a Jc5c4cJh board where Blackman bet 80,000. Binns raised to 160,000, Blackman reraised to 240,000, Binns reraised to 320,000, and Blackman called.

“No low card,” said Binns.

The river was the 3d, Blackman checked, Binns bet, and Blackman called all in for 30,000.

“Full house,” said Binns, as he tabled KhJs10s5h for jacks full of fives.

“That is so sick,” said Blackman, as he showed Jd10h4d4s for a second-best full house of jacks full of fours.

Binns had the only possible better full house, winning the tournament outright for $14,540. It’s his second trophy win of the series and fourth overall.

Blackman finished runner-up for $8,910.

A recap of the event will be posted last tonight.

Scott Blackman

Event 16: John Binns Pulls Ahead

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  40,000/80,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 87

John Binns raised to 80,000 and Scott Blackman called.

The flop was 8d4d8h and Blackman check-called 40,000 from Binns.

The turn was the As, Blackman checked, Binns bet 80,000, Blackman check-raised to 160,000, and Binns called.

The river was the Jd, Blackman bet 80,000, Binns raised to 160,000, and Blackman called.

Binns tabled 7s3d2d2c for the nut low and a flush, Blackman showed 7c6s3s2h for the nut low, and Binns took three-quarters of the pot to take the lead.

John Binns  –  870,000  (11 big bets)
Scott Blackman  –  435,000  (5 big bets)

Event 16: John Binns Evening Things Up

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 87

John Binns raised to 60,000 and Scott Blackman called.

The flop was 3d8h3h and Blackman check-called 30,000 from Binns.

The turn was the 6d and Blackman check-called 60,000 from Binns.

The river was the 5s and Blackman check-called about 60,000.

Binns showed AcQh4d3s for trip threes with a six-five low, Blackman mucked, and Binns won the pot.

John Binns – 620,000  (10 big bets)
Scott Blackman  –  685,000  (11 big bets)

Event 16: Three-Quarters for Scott Blackman

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 87

Scott Blackman

Scott Blackman limped for 25,000, John Binns raised to 50,000, and Blackman called.

The flop was 3c2d6d, Binns checked, Blackman bet 25,000, and Binns called.

The turn was the Ad, Binns checked, Blackman bet 50,000, Binns check-raised to 100,000, Blackman reraised to 150,000, Binns reraised to 200,000, and Blackman called.

The river was the Ah, Binns bet 50,000, and Blackman called.

“I can’t believe it,” Binns said. “I played this hand so freaking bad.”

Binns showed Ac8h5c4s for a six-high straight and a wheel, while Blackman tabled Kc6s5d4d for flush and a wheel, winning three-quarters of the pot.

Scott Blackman  –  1,075,000  (22 big bets)
John Binns  –  230,000  (5 big bets)