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James Hagan Wins TPC Omaha 8 Title; Denies Jean Laurent a Third Trophy

2022 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 9

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 73
Prize Pool: $24,460
March 15, 2022

James Hagan

The $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament had a great turnout for the non-Hold’em game and TPC Event 9 produced a very talented final table. After everything was done, James Hagan took home the trophy along with $7,390 after a three-way deal.

There were 73 entries in the split pot game and they combined to create a prize pool worth $24,460. The last eight players would make some money that would potentially leave someone at the nine-handed final table without a payday.

As it turns out, they lost two players on the final table bubble so the last eight in the game locked up their cash.

In addition to Hagan, the final table included Jean Laurent going for his third straight major Tampa Limit Omaha 8 title. He won this tournament during the 2021 Pinktober Poker Open and then again during the Winter Poker Open a few months later.

Jon Binns was also in the mix and he owns two trophies from Hollywood; he won the RRPO Limit Omaha 8 title in 2017 and added the RRPO Pot Limit Omaha 8 trophy this past November.

Greg Masterson made his second final table in as many days after taking ninth in Monday’s Seniors Event. Stephen Stoyko had back-to-back second and third-place finishes in our weekly Limit Omaha 8 games in February and Andy Laikin made the final table of this tournament during the Winter Poker Open.

For Hagan’s part, he has some results of his own. He finished eighth in the Omaha 8/Stud 8 tournament a few days ago, finished third in the Hollywood LHPO $600 H.O.R.S.E. in January, and won an O8 title in Jacksonville a decade ago.

There was plenty of skill on display and Hagan out chipped everyone to win the Event 9 trophy along with $7,390.

Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStateWinnings
1JamesHaganMelbourneFL$7,390 *
2JeanLaurentTampaFL$4,900 *
3AndrewLaikinIndialanticFL$4,900 *
4GregoryMastersonSarasotaFL$2,350
5EdwardStackhouseLargoFL$1,700
6StephenStoykoWinter HavenFL$1,290
7EugeneMistrettaCaryNC$1,040
8JohnBinnsCape CoralFL$890

* – denotes results of a three-way deal

Event 9: Final Table Lineup

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  6,000/12,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  8 of 73

The Limit Omaha 8 tournament was set to form the final table when nine players remained but only eight were of them would get paid. They took care of two pieces of business at once when two players went out on separate tables to form the final table and put them in the money at the same time.

It is a tough lineup that includes Jean Laurent going for his third straight major Tampa O8 tournament win after picking up victories in this game during the 2021 Pinktober and Winter Poker Open series.

Seat 1: James Hagan
Seat 2: Andy Laikin
Seat 3: Ed Stackhouse
Seat 4: John Bins
Seat 5: Eugene Mistretta
Seat 6: Jean Laurent
Seat 7: Greg Masterson
Seat 8: Steve Stoyko

Payouts:

1st: $8,500 + TPC trophy
2nd: $5,260
3rd: $3,430
4th: $2,350
5th: $1,700
6th: $1,290
7th: $1,040
8th: $890

Event 9: John Holley in the Mix

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  48 of 73

John Holley

The Limit Omaha 8 field is down to six tables on the other side of the room to leave them with 48 players but 40 of them will walk away empty-handed.

We found John Holley back in the room with us. The 2014 Tampa Winter Poker Open Championship runner-up picked up his seventh WSOP Circuit ring in January and he’s shooting for his second Tampa trophy after winning the $250 Turbo guitar trophy during the 2016 WPO series.

Event 9: Prize Pool and Payouts with $8,500 to O8 Champ

2022 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 9

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 73
Prize Pool: $24,460
March 15, 2022

Registration closed on the $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament and it drew a very nice 73 entries to create a prize pool worth $24,460. The last eight spots will be paid with $890 for a min-cash and $8,500 plus the TPC trophy awaiting the Event 9 champ.

1st: $8,500 + TPC trophy
2nd: $5,260
3rd: $3,430
4th: $2,350
5th: $1,700
6th: $1,290
7th: $1,040
8th: $890

Event 9: More Omaha

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  50/100 Limits

There’s plenty of action on the Tampa Poker Classic schedule for those who prefer their games with more than two hole cards. Another runs this afternoon starting at noon with a $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament.

Players start with 10,000 stacks and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm with unlimited re-entries available if a player loses their stack.

The limit split-pot game will have a smaller field but it will be talented. The winner will earn the title and trophy.

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes each
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 9 Structure Sheet

Poker Classic Day 7 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 8 – $600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • $2,200 TPC Event 12 seat added to 1st Place
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes each
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (3:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 9 – $400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes each
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 9 Structure Sheet

Secondary Event Schedule

6PM: $140 TPC Event 10 Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into TPC $1,100 One-Day Challenge
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes each
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7 (8:10pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Structure Sheet

2022 Tampa Poker Classic Schedule

Peter Walsworth Wins Winter Poker Open Event 9

2021 Tampa Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 9
$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 186
Prize Pool:  $98,580
December 7, 2021

Peter Walsworth

The penultimate warmup for the Winter Poker Open Main Event was a $600 No Limit Hold’em game with a $30,000 guarantee. The tournament drew 186 entries and Peter Walsworth took top honors along with $23,970 for the win.

The tournament kept the theme of the previous games and easily beats its guarantee to put $98,580 in the prize pool. The last 19 players took home some money with the long bubble completed after the dinner break when Carmen S was eliminated from her fun table.

The final table formed quickly after the bubble burst and included some tough players including 14-time WSOPC champ Maurice Hawkins, September Super Stacks champ Thomas Elder, WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event final table member Ryan Luker, and WPO Event 6 winner Brandon Byars.

Walsworth made a heads-up deal with Hawkins, in the end, to take the title along with $26,870. He already captured two SHRP Hollywood wins before today and added a Tampa trophy to his collection.

1st: Peter Walsworth – $23,970 + WPO trophy *
2nd: Maurice Hawkins – $19,500 *
3rd: Edmund Buker – $11,440
4th: Brandon Byars – $8,100
5th: Suju Abraham – $5,900
6th: Ryan Luker – $4,430
7th: Ryan Mazurkiewicz – $3,420
8th: Thomas Elder – $2,730
9th: Eric Tarikas – $2,250
10th: Mark Wahba – $2,250
11th: Frederick Conforit – $1,910
12th: Joe Marincola – $1,910
13th: Antonio Payne – $1,680
14th: Randy Raji – $1,680
15th: Ron Johnston – $1,530
16th: Frederick Zupanc – $1,530
17th: Blair Miller – $1,450
18th: Mark Rupnik – $1,450
19th: Anthony Astarita – $1,450
* – Denotes results of a heads-up deal

Event 9: Peter Walsworth Wins After Heads-Up Deal

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante

Peter Walsworth

After Edmund Buker was eliminated in third place, Peters Walsworth and Maurice Hawkins looked at numbers based on their chip counts. After some negotiations, they came to an agreement with Hawkins taking $19,500 for second place and Walsworth earned $23,970 as the Event 9 champion.

Peter Walsworth – 3,970,000
Maurice Hawkins – 1,600,000

1st: Peter Walsworth – $23,970 + WPO trophy
2nd: Maurice Hawkins – $19,500

Maurice Hawkins

Event 9: Edmund Buker – 3rd Place ($11,440)

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 186

Edmund Buker

Peter Walsworth opened to 200,000 from the button and Edmund Buker moved all in for 420,000 from the small blind. Maurice Hawkins folded his big, Walsworth asked for a count and called before it was complete.

Walsworth: 5c4c
Buker: 8c7c

Buker was ahead but the dealer put a five in the window on the KcKs5s flop. Buker picked up some club outs on the 3c turn but blanked the 5d river to exit in third place.

Peter Walsworth – 3,970,000 (79 bb)
Edmund Buker – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($11,440)

Event 9: Break Time Counts

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 186

The three remaining took a short break and returned to the action with Maurice Hawkins leading.

Seat 1: Peter Walsworth – 1,950,000 (39 bb)
Seat 2: Edmund Buker – 1,175,000 (24 bb)
Seat 8: Maurice Hawkins – 2,450,000 (49 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $26,870 + WPO trophy
2nd: $16,600
3rd: $11,440