Jeff Madsen Wins Event 18 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Outright for $16,335

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 18
$600 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  103
Prize Pool:  $54,075
April 2, 2022

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 18 Champion Jeff Madsen

Event 18 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $600 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry). A field of 103 entries generated a prize pool of $54,075. Emerging victorious was Jeff Madsen, taking it down outright for $16,335.

The four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner has more than $5.7 million in career live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database, so entering the final table with the chip lead, he was the man to beat. Of his four WSOP bracelets, one is a $3,000 PLO8, which he won in 2015, besting a field of 480 for $301,413. His approach to the game differs quite a bit from Hold’em, but it’s his ability to adapt and adjust that makes him successful.

“No antes in this game, so you have time and just have to play pretty solid,” Madsen said afterward. “You can’t just run over the table, because you have to have hands and make hands. People aren’t just going to fold. You still have to wait for your spots.”

Madsen usually only comes to the Seminole Hard Rock for the WPT Championship events, but was excited with the variety that the Showdown schedule offered.

“I usually come here for the WPT event, but I really liked the mixed game schedule. I’ve spent a lot of time specializing in these games and it just made sense to come here, because a lot of poker series don’t have good mixed-game schedules. It’s good warmup for the World Series (of Poker), too, and a break from Vegas to come to the beach.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JeffMadsen$16,335
2WallyMaddah$10,140
3IlyaDyment$6,220
4MichaelWang$4,055
5DarinUtley$3,160
6CareyPickus$2,530
7SeanKennedy$2,150
8HarryArmstrong$1,865
9Sonia-VeronikaShashikhina$1,650
10DavidBrooker$1,650
11StevenRoth$1,485
12MikeBeasley$1,485
13JohnHegi$1,350

Event 18: Jeff Madsen Wins! ($16,335); Wally Maddah Eliminated in 2nd Place ($10,140)

$600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  1 of 103

Jeff Madsen

Wally Maddah limped for 30,000 and Jeff Madsen checked.

The flop was 10h10s4d, Madsen checked, Maddah bet 50,000, Madsen check-raised to 130,000, and Maddah called.

The turn was the 9s and Madsen potted for 320,000. Maddah had about 340,000 behind and tanked for about two minutes before he moved all in.

Madsen called the remaining 20,000-ish with KcJs10c5h for trip tens, leading Maddah’s AsAdKd2c for aces and tens.

The river was the Qs, safe for Madsen to win the pot and the tournament outright for $16,335.

Wally Maddah finished runner-up for $10,140.

A recap of the event will be published later tonight.

Event 18: Wally Maddah Doubles Up to Close the Gap

$600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 103

Wally Maddah

Jeff Madsen limped for 30,000 and Wally Maddah checked his option.

The flop was 10hJs8s and Maddah check-called 35,000 from Madsen.

The turn was the 6h and both checked.

The river was the 6s, Maddah checked, Madsen bet the pot of 130,000, Maddah check-raised all in for 240,000 and Madsen called with 7c6c5d4c for trip sixes.

Maddah, though, had flopped a straight with Qs9s3c3d and doubled up with a flush.

Wally Maddah  –  610,000  (20 bb)
Jeff Madsen  –  935,000  (31 bb)

Event 18: Heads-Up Chip Counts

$600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 103

Jeff Madsen vs. Wally Maddah

Jeff Madsen  –  1,170,000  (39 bb)
Wally Maddah  –  375,000  (13 bb)

1st:  $16,335 + Showdown trophy
2nd:  $10,140

3rd:  Ilya Dyment  –  $6,220
4th:  Michael Wang  –  $4,055
5th:  Darin Utley  –  $3,160
6th:  Carey Pickus  –  $2,530
7th:  Sean Kennedy  –  $2,150
8th:  Harry Armstrong  –  $1,865
9th:  Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina  –  $1,650
10th:  David Brooker  –  $1,650
11th:  Steven Roth  –  $1,485
12th:  Mike Beasley  –  $1,485
13th:  John Hegi  –  $1,350

Event 18: Ilya Dyment – 3rd Place ($6,220)

$600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 103

Ilya Dyment

Ilya Dyment raised to 100,000 from the button, Jeff Madsen three-bet the pot from the small blind, Wally Maddah folded his big blind, and Dyment called all in for about 230,000.

Dyment:  As10c6c6s
Madsen:  Ah4h2h2c

The board came 5d2dQsQc10h, giving Madsen deuces full of of queens to eliminate Dyment in third place.

Jeff Madsen  –  1,170,000  (39 bb)
Ilya Dyment  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($6,220)