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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

Event 3: Jordan Joeckel Wins After Heads Up Deal with Patty Vorbeck

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  8,000/16,000 Limits

Jordan Joeckel

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.

Patty Vorbeck

Event 3: Keith Austin Leads on Dinner Break

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  5,000/10,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  8 of 52

Keith Austin

Before the Event 3 final table was sent on dinner break, chip leader Keith Austin eliminated Claudangelo Beaudouin in ninth place to leave them one knockout from the money.

They’ll return with 5,000/10,000 Limits and everyone trying to catch Austin.

Seat 1: Brook Tarr – 42,000 (4 BB)
Seat 2: David Witty – 62,000 (6 BB)
Seat 3: Chris Peters – 54,000 (5 BB)
Seat 4: Keith Austin – 205,000 (21 BB)
Seat 5: John Binns – 99,000 (10 BB)
Seat 6: Patty Vorbeck – 80,000 (8 BB)
Seat 7: Kenny Greenwood – 68,000 (7 BB)
Seat 8: Jordan Joeckel – 19,000 (2 BB)

Event 3: Final Table Lineup

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  4,000/8,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  9 of 52

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