John Binns Wins Event 4 Outright for His Third SHRP Trophy and $10,720

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  108
Prize Pool:  $36,1
March 26, 2022

John Binns
John Binns

Event 4 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry). A field of 108 entries generated a prize pool of $36,180. Outlasting the field was John Binns, earning $10,720 for his first-place showing, as well his third SHRP trophy.

His first came in a $300 Omaha 8 event at the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open for $6,605, and his second came in this very event – the $400 PLO8 tournament – at the 2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open for $9,000. As for this victory, Binns didn’t take the credit for it.

“God,” said a thankful Binns following the win. “There is no other explanation for the way I ran. He is good to me.”

For Binns, the victory puts him past the $130,000 mark in live career tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount

Event 4: John Binns Wins! ($10,720); David Shmuel Eliminated in 2nd Place ($6,695)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/40,000
Players Remaining:  1 of 108

John Binns
John Binns

David Shmuel limped on the button and John Binns checked his option in the big blind.

The flop was Qs3h10s and Binns check-called 75,000 from Shmuel.

The turn was the 9d, Binns checked, Shmuel bet his remaining 150,000-ish and Binns called with AhQd9h7h for queens and nines, leading Shmuel’s KsQc5s2d for a pair of queens.

The river was the 6h, safe for Binns to take down Event 4 outright for $10,720.

David Shmuel finished runner-up for $6,695.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

David Shmuel
David Shmuel

Event 4: Dave Howard – 3rd Place ($4,015)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 108

Dave Howard
Dave Howard

Dave Howard raised to 85,000 from the button, John Binns called from the small blind and David Shmuel called from the big blind.

The flop was KsJc2d and action checked to Howard who continued for the pot of 255,000. Binns check-raised the pot, Shmuel folded and Howard called all in for about 300,000 total.

Howard:  Kh10s9h8s
Binns:  JsJd9d4s

Binns was ahead with a set of jacks and held up through the 5c turn and 9s river to eliminate Howard in third place.

John Binns  –  1,150,000  (38 bb)
David Shmuel  –  145,000  (5 bb)
Dave Howard  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($4,015)

Event 4: John Binns Doubles Thru David Shmuel

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  3 of 108

Following a flop of 2s9s4c, a series of bets and raises led to John Binns all in from the big blind for 340,000 against David Shmuel on the button.

Shmuel:  As9c6d3d
Binns:  8d7h4d2d

Binns had bottom two pair and a rough low draw, while Shmuel had top pair, a straight draw,  and the nut low draw.

“Big cards!” yelled Binns.

The Kh turn and Qc river completed the board, safe for Binns to double up with his bottom two pair.

John Binns  –  845,000  (28 bb)
David Shmuel  –  240,000  (8 bb)

Event 4: Chris Labrie – 4th Place ($2,625)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  15,000/25,000
Players Remaining:  3 of 108

Chris Labrie
Chris Labrie

Chris Labrie pot-raised from the small blind to 75,000, Dave Howard reraised from the big blind, and Labrie called all in for 120,000.

Dave Howard:  As4h3h2d
Chris Labrie:  AhJsJd8h

The board came Ad7h3cKh9s, and Howard scooped the pot with two pair for a high (aces and threes) and a 7-4 low. Labrie was eliminated in fourth place.

Dave Howard  –  610,000  (24 bb)
Chris Labrie  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($2,625)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 432,000 (17 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $4,015 each.