Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Spring Poker Open
Event 2: $210 Pot Limit Omaha
March 8, 2014
Prize Pool: $7,700
The second event of the series got cards in the air at 7PM as 44 players showed up for the $210 Pot Limit Omaha event.
After 16 levels of play, 44 players had been slimmed down to just two as soon as Jim Hagan was eliminated in third place.
The final two players took two completely different routes to their heads-up chop. Pete Walsworth was one of the chip leaders throughout most of the tournament and used his chip stack to leverage his opponents.
Christy Pham, on the other hand, was short most of the tournament and came to final table as one of the shortest stacks.
“This is the first time I’ve ever played PLO,” said Pham at the conclusion of the event with a smile. “I only usually play $2-$5 No Limit (cash games) and other tournaments.”
Pham was able to score two key double ups. One during the final two tables where she flopped two pair and got all in on the flop against the nut straight. Running diamonds came to give her the nut flush to double up. The second came when she flopped top set and got all in on the turn against the nut straight. She was able to pair the board on the river to stay alive.
While she hit two fortunate river cards to stay alive earlier in the tournament, Pham held pocket aces during their final all in flip for the Main Event voucher and had them cracked by Walsworth when he made three tens on the turn.
Pete Walsworth and Christy Pham chopped the tournament and each took home $2,502 cash when they got to heads-up play. They decided to go all in blind and flip for the $1,650 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Spring Poker Open Championship event voucher that is added and awarded to the winner of the tournament. Walsworth won the flip and the Championship entry.
|LAKE MARY, FL