2022 Winter Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 5 $400 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) $10,000 Guaranteed Entries: 59 Prize Pool: $19,765 December 6, 2022
The Mixed Pot Limit Omaha tournament is always popular in Tampa and we had a nice group of 59 entries in the 2022 WPO version. Event 5 came down to a tough heads-up battle where Joseph Kessman defeated John Binns for the title and $6,475.
Several interesting storylines were playing out at the final table. Jordan Joeckel was going for back-to-back wins in consecutive days after winnings yesterday’s $400 Limit Omaha 8 title, but he fell in sixth place. Wally Maddah was the defending champ, taking the Mixed PLO title during the Pinktober Poker Open, but he was eliminated in eighth place.
Kessman was the unknown factor; no recorded tournament results and claims among some saying this was his first tournament. He was heads-up with Binns, who is very known; nine career Omaha titles with four coming in major Hollywood events.
In the end, Binns was unable to overcome Kessman’s lead and settled for second place, while Kessman took home the WPO trophy.
$400 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) $10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 21: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
After a long heads-up battle, newcomer Joseph Kessman defeated journeyman John Binns for the $400 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha title. Binns earned $4,310 for his runner-up finish while Kessman earned $6,475 along with the WPO trophy.
Tournament report to come later this evening.
1st: Joseph Kessman – $6,475 2nd: John Binns – $4,310
$400 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) $10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 16: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante Players Remaining: 8 of 59
After a long, long money bubble, the final table of $400 Mixed PLO Event 5 is underway with eight players remaining in the money. Wally Maddah is still alive to defend his title from the Pinktober Poker Open and Jordan Joeckel is going for his second trophy in as many days.
Seat 1: Paul Sexton – 55,000 (7 bb) Seat 2: John Binns – 65,000 (8 bb) Seat 3: Adam Davis – 157,000 (20 bb) Seat 4: Wally Maddah – 77,000 (10 bb) Seat 5: Ralph Blanco – 170,000 (21 bb) Seat 6: Joseph Kessman – 173,000 (22 bb) Seat 7: Jordan Joeckel – 92,000 (12 bb) Seat 8: Michael Zacco – 60,000 (8 bb)