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.
Place First Name Last Name Prize Amount
1 Sheila O'Connor $10,000*
2 Kevin M. Buck $7,000*
3 John Goyette $6,825*
4 Stewart Yancik $2,805
5 Sam Sternfield $2,075
6 Gabe Ramos $1,790
7 Phil Hui $1,545
8 Alejandro Espaillat $1,370
9 Jay Kerbel $1,205
10 Harry Eisenberg $1,205
11 Eric Tang $1,060
12 Aaron Klausman $1,060
13 Brandon Berkenfeld $925
14 Charles Mayes $925
15 Salvatore Pipitone $875
16 Mark McGarity $875
*denotes three-handed deal
$400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 25: 15,000/30,000 Players Remaining: 3 of 124
After playing three-handed for a few minutes, the remaining three players agreed to a deal.
Here were their chip counts at the time:
Sheila O’Connor – 965,000 (32 bb)
Kevin M. Buck – 492,000 (16 bb) John Goyette – 404,000 (13 bb)
Here were the resulting payouts:
Sheila O’Connor – $10,000
Kevin M. Buck – $7,000 John Goyette – $6,825
As the chip leader, Sheila O’Connor is the official winner of Event 11 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
A recap of the event will be published later tonight.
$400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 24: 15,000/25,000 Players Remaining: 3 of 124 Stewart Yancik
Sheila O’Connor raised to 90,000 from UTG/cutoff, Stewart Yancik called all in for 85,000 from the small blind, and John Goyette called from the big blind.
The flop was
, Goyette checked, O’Connor bet the pot of 265,000, and Goyette folded.
Yancik had a low draw and flush draw while O’Connor had aces and eights.
The turn was the
to give Yancik the lead with a flush, but the river was the to give O’Connor a winning full house.
Sheila O’Connor – 1,020,000 (41 bb)
Stewart Yancik – Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,805)
$400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 24: 15,000/25,000 Players Remaining: 4 of 124 Sam Sternfield
Sheila O’Connor limped from the button, Sam Sternfield potted from the big blind, and O’Connor called.
The flop was
, Sternfield bet his remaining 130,000-ish, and O’Connor called with for trip threes with the second best low draw.
for a pair of queens with the same low draw.
The turn was the
, vaulting Sternfield into the lead with queens full of threes, but the river was the to give O’Connor quad threes, eliminating Sternfield in fifth place.
Sheila O’Connor – 820,000 (33 bb)
Sam Sternfield – Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,075)
$400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 23: 10,000/20,000 Players Remaining: 5 of 124 Gabe Ramos
John Goyette opened to 70,000 from the hijack and Gabe Ramos called from the small blind.
They checked to the turn of an
board where Goyette bet 100,000. Ramos thought for a while before he check-raised all in for about 130,000 total.
“I smashed it,” said Goyette, as he called and tabled
for the nut flush.
“Nice hand,” said Ramos, who was drawing dead with
The river was an irrelevant
, giving both full houses, but Goyette had aces full to eliminate Ramos in sixth place.
John Goyette – 770,000 (39 bb)
Gabe Ramos – Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,790)