Event 17: George Linkenback Wins the Omaha 8/Stud 8 Title ($4,797)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 17
$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  41
Prize Pool:  $12,300
January 19, 2019

George Linkenback - Event 17 Champion
George Linkenback – Event 17 Champion

George Linkenback defeated Noah Carbone in a heads-up battle to win the $360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 event, earning $4,797.

There were 41 entries in this one-day event, which started at 3:00 pm with Day 1C of the Main Event playing out in the background, and ended around 2:00 am.

This is the first trophy of Linkenback’s poker career, and also the highest cash of his career. Linkenback currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but was born right here in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


Final Results:

1st:  George Linkenback  –  $4,797 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Noah Carbone  –  $2,829
3rd:  Heriberto Ferreyra  –  $1,722
4th:  Claudangelo Beaudouin  –  $1,230
5th:  Ralph Broderick  –  $984
6th:  Jonathan Brody  –  $738

Event 17: Noah Carbone Leads the Final Table for Omaha 8/Stud 8

$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 9 of 41

Event 17 - Final Table
Event 17 – Final Table

The field is down to nine players in the $360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 event, so they have combined to a final table. Here are their seating positions and chip counts:

Seat 1.  David To  –  9,000  (1.5 BB)
Seat 2.  George Linkenback  –  72,500  (12 BB)
Seat 3.  Noah Carbone  –  103,500  (17 BB)
Seat 4.  Heriberto Ferreyra  –  52,000  (9 BB)
Seat 5.  Jon Brody  –  66,000  (11 BB)
Seat 6.  Ralph Broderick  –  47,600  (8 BB)
Seat 7.  Claudangelo Beaudouin  –  62,000  (10 BB)
Seat 8.  Stephen Reid  –  49,000  (8 BB)
Seat 9.  Tim Fiorvanti  –  30,000  (5 BB)

Only the final six players will finish in the money. Here are the payouts:

1st:  $4,797 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $2,829
3rd:  $1,722
4th:  $1,230
5th:  $984
6th:  $738

Event 17: Prize Pool and Payouts with $4,797 to the Omaha 8/Stud 8 Champion

$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 9: 1,000/2,000
Players Remaining: 25 of 41

Registration has closed in the $360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 event, and it attracted 41 entries, creating a total prizepool worth $12,300. The final six players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $738 each, and first prize is worth $4,797 plus a Lucky Hearts Poker Open trophy.

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 17
$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  41
Prize Pool:  $12,300
January 19, 2019

1st:  $4,797 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $2,829
3rd:  $1,722
4th:  $1,230
5th:  $984
6th:  $738

Event 17: More Mixed Games

$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/200

Continuing with the mixed games on today’s schedule, the second new tournament on the schedule will switch between Omaha 8 and Stud 8 for plenty of split pots.

Event 17 has a $360 buy-in and it will be a fun tournament for those who already bagged up in the Main Event or those who do not bother with two-card games. They will sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and play 30-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 at 7:30pm and they will continue splitting pots until we have our OE champion later tonight.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 17 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 10 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 16 – $570 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 16 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 1C – $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/single re-entry (per flight) available until start of Level 10
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Main Event Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 17 – $360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 17 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 59 – $140 Main Event Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into WPTDeepStacks Main Event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 59 Sheet

5PM: Event 60 – $275 Event 21 Mega Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into $2,500/$300K GTD LHPO Event 21
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 60 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 61 – $275 Event 21 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $2,500/$300K GTD LHPO Event 21
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 61 Structure Sheet

Event 17: Peter Eichhardt Takes the Trophy

2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Championship
$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 89
Prize Pool: $178,000
November 26-27, 2018

Champion Peter Eichhardt with Tournament Director Tony Burns

Swedish poker professional Peter Eichhardt has just won Event 17, the $2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha.

On the first day of the two day tournament, “I quadrupled up at the end of registration, I played solid the rest of the way. It went fast, there were 89 entrants and only 35 left when registration closed.”

It wasnt all smooth sailing for the champion however, “I had to fade a flush draw for my life with 20 left against Richard Gayler.. I had 70k and went to 170k at the end of the night, I went from being in danger to having a top five stack.”

Gayler came into Day 2 as the chip leader and parlayed his stack to a fourth place finish worth $13,795.

Scotter Clark who came into the day as the shortest stack made it all the way to third place. After Clark was eliminated by Leif Force he gave him a signed toy dump truck that he would roll his chips into the pot with whenever he was all in.

Shortly after heads up play started the two WSOP Bracelet winners   Eichhardt and Force agreed to a chop with their nearly even stacks. Eichhardt had the slight lead which awarded him the trophy.

“Today went really well for me, I had some really good hands, good spots. I think me and Leif [Force]  were the two best players at the table.”

Force chimed in “That was the only reason I chopped, I wouldnt have chopped with anybody else.” Eichhardt agreed, “He’s very experienced, so am I” This was Force’s fourth final table of the series.

Eichhardt had great things to say about the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “I like playing here at Seminole a lot. We come all the way from Europe, Michael Tureniec and we have good results here. The reason why is the poker is really good here. The atmosphere, the weather is fine, it feels good when you’re not playing you can go to the pool”

“We come here often, the whole package is great. The poker room is nice and Tony Burns is brilliant.”

Full Results:

1st: Peter Eichhardt – $45,745*
2nd: Leif Force – $44,545*
3rd: Scotter Clark – $21,360
4th: Richard Gayler – $13,795
5th: Matthew Wantman – $10,680
6th: Christopher Wilson – $8,455
7th: Greg Levine – $7,120
8th: Adam Hendrix – $6,230
9th: Emmanuel Sebag – $5,648
10th: Petko Tsakov – $5,162
11th: Darryll Fish – $4,806
12th: Phil Laak – $4,454

Event 17: Scotter Clark – 3rd Place ($21,360)

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 8,000/16,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 89

Scotter Clark

Leif Force raised to 40,000 from the button and Scotter Clark made it 135,000 from the small blind. Force called.

The flop came [qs][9s][2c], Clark shoved and Force quickly called.

Clark tabled [kd][ks][6h][4h] for an over pair and needed to hold against Force’s [js][10s][8d][6d]

The board came [kc], [7d] and Force hit his straight to eliminate Clark in third place.

Leif Force – 930,000 (58 bb)
Scotter Clark – Eliminated in third place ($21,360)

Event 17: Peter Eichhardt versus Scotter Clark

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 89

Peter Eichhardt

In a battle of the blinds with a board reading [as][qh][10d][10h] Scotter Clark bet 25,000 and Peter Eichhardt called.

The river brought the [6c], Clark bet 40,000 and Eichhardt raised to 120,000. Clark called.

Eichhardt tabled [ah][10s][9h][8h] for a full house and Clark mucked.

Peter Eichhardt – 790,000 (66 bb)
Scotter Clark – 260,000 (22 bb)

Event 17: Richard Gayler – 4th Place ($13,795)

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 89

Richard Gayler

Richard Gayler opened to 42,000 from under the gun, Leif Force  called from the button as did Scotter Clark in the small blind.

The flop came [ah][6c][4h], Clark checked and Gayler moved all in for 23,000. Both of his opponents called.

They checked down the [jd], [8d] board and Gayler tabled [ad][kh][10s][9c] but was no good against Force’s [8h][6d][5h][4d] two-pair.

Leif Force – 870,000 (73 bb)
Richard Gayler – Eliminated in 4th Place ($13,795)