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
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.
After John Binns was eliminated in third place, Jordan Joeckel and Patty Vorbeck decided to forgo playing a heads-up match with limit betting and chopped up the remaining prize pool. Joeckel held the chip lead and banked $5,165 for the win while Vorbect earned $4,715.
It took less than one level for Event 3 to form the final table from 16 players to nine. Most of that is thanks to Keith Austin and his massive lead. Here’s a look at the final table lineup and we will count their chips when they head for dinner after this level.
They still need to lose two players to make the money but they are getting there.
Seat 1: Brook Tarr Seat 2: David Witty Seat 3: Chris Peters Seat 4: Keith Austin Seat 5: John Binns Seat 6: Patty Vorbeck Seat 7: Kenny Greenwood Seat 8: Claudangelo Beaudouin Seat 9: Jordan Joeckel