Event 4: Shawn Platt Notches Omaha 8 Title

Below are the final results from Event 4 of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic, a one-day $300 buy-in Omaha 8 tournament that concluded Monday, February 25th

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 4
$300 Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 71
Prize Pool: $17,750
February 25, 2019

Shawn Platt

The first non-hold’em game on the Tampa Poker Classic produced a great turnout, as expected when Tampa sees an Omaha game. The $300 Omaha 8 game attracted a big 71-entry field and Shawn Pratt earned his first title after the dust settled.

The tournament produced a $17,750 prize pool and the last eight players would make some money. That meant the ten final table players still had some work to do. Michael Steckler and Greg Masterson tried their best with very short stacks, made the final table, but fell short in ninth and tenth places.

Pratt was second in chips to start the table behind only Michael Dreese. The chip leader could not turn his advantage into a title, dropping in fourth place.

Platt ended his Monday night with an Omaha 8 win for $5,643. This is Platt’s second-biggest score behind a third-place payout in the $150 event during the 2017 Summer Little Slick Series.