Leonard August Wins 2022 Poker Showdown Limit Omaha 8 Championship

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

2022 Poker Showdown Limit Omaha 8 Champion Leonard August

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!

Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NameWinnings
1LeonardAugust$18,000 *
2William "Jeter"Brock$17,750 *
3AlekseyFilatov$7,960
4IlyaDyment$5,685
5GaryKosakowski$4,385
6WalterBuss$3,410
7DavidScarpetta$2,925
8StephenJohnson$2,600
9A.J.Kelsall$2,275

* – denotes results of a heads-up deal

Event 26: Leonard August Wins O8 Championship After Heads-Up Deal

$1,100 Limit Omaha 8 Championship (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 Limits

Leonard August

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

Jeter Brock

Event 26: Aleksey Filatov – 3rd Place ($7,960)

$1,100 Limit Omaha 8 Championship (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 67

Aleksey Filatov

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: AhAc6d5h
August: Kh7h3c2s

Filatov was ahead with his aces but August flopped two pair kings and threes on the KdQs3h to take the lead. Filatov added a low draw on the 4d turn but the Kc river bricked to send him out in third place.

Leonard August – 615,000 (12 bb)
Aleksey Filatov – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($7,960)

Event 26: Ilya Dyment – 4th Place ($5,685)

$1,100 Limit Omaha 8 Championship (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  3 of 67

Ilya Dyment

Ilya Dyment was down to 14,000 and all in with a part of the big blind. Leonard August and Jeter Brock folded and Aleksey Filatov called the extra 4K in the small blind.

Dyment: Kc6c6h2d
Filatov: QsTd7s3d

Dyment was ahead with the sixes but Filatov paired ten on the AhTs2h flop. The board finished Jd turn and 3c river to send Dyment out in fourth place.

Aleksey Filatov – 290,000 (7 bb)
Ilya Dyment – Eliminated in 4th Place ($5,685)

Event 26: Gary Kosakowski – 5th Place ($4,385)

$1,100 Limit Omaha 8 Championship (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  4 of 67

Gary Kosakowski

Gary Kosakowsi was down to 45,000 and got his stack in the middle against Aleksey Filatov.

Kosakowski: 7d6h3h3d
Filatov: AdTs9c3c

“I’m ahead with the threes,” Kosakowski confirmed.

But his threes did not hold on the Tc9d6sQh4s board when Filatov flopped top two to scoop the pot and send Kosakowski out in fifth place.

Aleksey Filatov – 245,000 (6 bb)
Gary Kosakowski – Eliminated in 5th Place ($4,385)