2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 26 $1,100 Limit Omaha 8 Championship (Freeze-out) Entries: 67 Prize Pool: $64,990 April 5, 2022
The 2022 Poker Showdown had three Limit Omaha 8 tournaments on the schedule with escalating stakes until Event 26 kicked off on April 6. The $1,100 Limit Omaha 8 Championship drew 67 players for the freeze-out format and Leonard August walked away with the title along with $18,000.
Nine players returned for Day 2, all final table players in the money and shooting for the title. Despite a lot of chips in play, the final table quickly played down to a heads-up match between August and “Jeter” Brock.
Brock had the lead but August quickly took over and held a slight lead when the two decided to split up the remaining prize pool. Brock earned $17,750 for his second straight runner-up finish in this tournament (2nd in 2021 SHRPO Limit Omaha 8 Championship).
August earned $18,000 for the win plus his first Hollywood trophy!
Leonard August and Jeter Brock played a few hands heads up, August pipped a small lead and the two decided to divide up the remaining prize pool.
Brock earned $17,750 for the runner-up finish while August earned an even $18,000 in the deal and the Showdown trophy.
“I just wanted to match what I did in August,” Brock mentioned after the deal (August as in the SHRPO series and not his opponent). Brock finished that $1,100 Limit Omaha 8 Championship in second place as well and seemed content.
1st: Leonard August – $18,000 + Showdown trophy * 2nd: Jeter Brock – $17,750 * 3rd: Aleksey Filatov – $7,960 4th: Ilya Dyment – $5,685 5th: Gary Kosakowski – $4,385 6th: Walter Buss – $3,410 7th: David Scarpetta – $2,925 8th: Stephen Johnson – $2,600 9th: A.J. Kelsall – $2,275
Aleksey Filatov dropped to a short stack after playing a big bet hand against Leonard August that did not go to a showdown and they tangled again. Filatov raised from the small blind, August put in a third bet from the big, and Filatov called at risk for 67,000 total.
Filatov was ahead with his aces but August flopped two pair kings and threes on the to take the lead. Filatov added a low draw on the turn but the river bricked to send him out in third place.
Leonard August – 615,000 (12 bb) Aleksey Filatov – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($7,960)
Leonard August and Aleksey Filatov were heads up to a flop. Filatov checked from the big blind, August bet from early position, and Filatov checked-raised. August called, the turn was , Filatov bet, August raised, and Filatov called.
The river came , Filatov checked, and August got one last bet in. Filatov called and Leonard said “sevens full”.
He tabled for a full house sevens over nines and a nut low. Filatov double-checked his cards and mucked the big pot to August.
Leonard August – 425,000 (18 bb) Aleksey Filatov – 135,000 (6 bb)