2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 11 $400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry) Entries: 124 Prize Pool: $41,540 July 30, 2022
Event 11 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry). A field of 124 entries created a prize pool of $41,540. A three-way deal took place, and as the chip leader it was Sheila O’Connor who was the official Event 11 winner, earning $10,000 for the victory.
“This is my home casino, even though it’s two hours away,” said O’Connor afterward. “I live in Fort Myers Beach, but I like to play cash here. I never really play PLO8, just PLO, but I came in second once here, so it’s nice to win the trophy this time.”
The second-place finish O’Connor referred to was at the 2018 Showdown, when she finished runner-up in a $360 Pot-Limit Omaha for $5,090.
Sam Sternfield potted to 60,000 from the small blind, Stewart Yancik reraised from the big blind, and Sternfield called all in for 90,000.
The board ran out , giving Sternfield aces and nines to double up.
A few hands later, Sternfield potted to 70,000 from the hijack and John Goyette three-bet the pot from the button. Kevin M. Buck called all in for about 30,000 from the big blind and Sternfield called all in for 170,000.
Sternfield: Goyette: Buck:
The board ran out , giving Buck nines and sevens to win the main pot of about 90,000, while Sternfield won the bigger side pot with aces.
Sam Sternfield – 280,000 (14 bb) Kevin M.Buck – 100,000 (5 bb) Stewart Yancik – 183,000 (9 bb) John Goyette – 600,000 (30 bb)