Jordan Joeckel Wins WPO Omaha 8 Title in Heads-Up Deal

2022 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 3
$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  52
Prize Pool:  $17,420
December 5, 2022

Jordan Joeckel

The Tampa Winter Poker Open $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament drew 52 entries to beat its $10,000 guarantee and create a prize pool worth $17,420. Jordan Joeckel began the final table with the shortest stack but caught a quick double, then rode it to the Event 3 title after a heads-up deal.

While Joeckel needed help to start the final table, Keith Austin had a huge lead at the time. But Patty Verbock went to work chopping down his stack and Austin finished in seventh place.

After four-time Hollywood Omaha champ John Binns was eliminated in third place, Joeckel and Verbock quickly came to terms for dividing up the remaining prize pool.

Verbock earned $4,715 for her runner-up finish while late chip leader Joeckel walked away with $5,165 and the Tampa WPO trophy.


PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JordanJoeckel$5,165 *
2PattyVorbeck$4,715 *

* – denotes results of a heads-up deal