James Hagan Wins TPC Omaha 8 Title; Denies Jean Laurent a Third Trophy

2022 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 9

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 73
Prize Pool: $24,460
March 15, 2022

James Hagan

The $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament had a great turnout for the non-Hold’em game and TPC Event 9 produced a very talented final table. After everything was done, James Hagan took home the trophy along with $7,390 after a three-way deal.

There were 73 entries in the split pot game and they combined to create a prize pool worth $24,460. The last eight players would make some money that would potentially leave someone at the nine-handed final table without a payday.

As it turns out, they lost two players on the final table bubble so the last eight in the game locked up their cash.

In addition to Hagan, the final table included Jean Laurent going for his third straight major Tampa Limit Omaha 8 title. He won this tournament during the 2021 Pinktober Poker Open and then again during the Winter Poker Open a few months later.

Jon Binns was also in the mix and he owns two trophies from Hollywood; he won the RRPO Limit Omaha 8 title in 2017 and added the RRPO Pot Limit Omaha 8 trophy this past November.

Greg Masterson made his second final table in as many days after taking ninth in Monday’s Seniors Event. Stephen Stoyko had back-to-back second and third-place finishes in our weekly Limit Omaha 8 games in February and Andy Laikin made the final table of this tournament during the Winter Poker Open.

For Hagan’s part, he has some results of his own. He finished eighth in the Omaha 8/Stud 8 tournament a few days ago, finished third in the Hollywood LHPO $600 H.O.R.S.E. in January, and won an O8 title in Jacksonville a decade ago.

There was plenty of skill on display and Hagan out chipped everyone to win the Event 9 trophy along with $7,390.


PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStateWinnings
1JamesHaganMelbourneFL$7,390 *
2JeanLaurentTampaFL$4,900 *
3AndrewLaikinIndialanticFL$4,900 *
6StephenStoykoWinter HavenFL$1,290
8JohnBinnsCape CoralFL$890

* – denotes results of a three-way deal