Unlucky in Slots, But Lucky in PLO-8: Michael Lim Wins Event 14 to Finish Even for the Day

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 14
$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  75
Prize Pool:  $25,500
January 14, 2020

Event 14 Champion Michael Lim
Event 14 Champion Michael Lim

Michael Lim’s day started out on a downswing, but he bounced back by entering and winning Event #14, Pot-Limit Omaha 8, earning enough to cover his earlier losses.

“Usually I don’t play slots much,” said Lim. “But I got carried away today.”

While slots were unlucky for Lim, he downplayed his own skill in this PLO victory, and gave credit to his cards.

“I was getting all the cards,” said Lim. “Ace-deuce-three, ace-deuce-four-five. It wasn’t anything I did. They just held up.”

There was no deal, as Lim defeated Sterling Savill heads up when Lim’s Ad8c4s3h made trip fours on a board with no possible lows.

“I had a great time, and I’m ecstatic that I’m even for the day.”

Final Results:

1st:  Michael Lim  –  $7,815
2nd:  Sterling Savill  –  $5,210
3rd:  Michael Raimon  –  $3,475
4th:  Bobbi Smith  –  $2,415
5th:  Kevin Love  –  $1,750
6th:  Marc Lowe  –  $1,330
7th:  Kenneth Noteboom  –  $1,060
8th:  Steven Novak  –  $885
9th:  Michael Dreese  –  $780
10th:  Jason Reep  –  $780