Leonard St. Germain Wins Omaha Hi/Low Following Six-Way Chop ($2,805)

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #11
$240 Omaha Hi/Low
Entries: 56
Prize Pool: $11,200
September 28, 2016


Leonard St. Germain is the most recent Coco Poker Open champion following a victory in Event 11 of the 15-tournament series. The $240 buy-in Omaha Hi/Low event kicked off Wednesday in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The 56-entry field surpassed the guarantee and saw St. Germain walk with $2,805 following a six-way chop.

Play stretched deep into the structure with six players remaining in Level 21 and limits of 16,000 and 32,000. Only 560,000 chips were in play and no one had any real wiggle room. The clock struck 11pm and per the structure sheet the decision to play the event out had to be unanimous. Arnold Cohen voted to bag and tag and that was that. After some grumbling from other competitors who wished to play it out, the final six agreed to a deal rather than head home for the night. Among those players still left were Claudangelo Beaudouin who won this very event on Day 1 of the Coco Poker Open. It was an anti-climactic finish for Beaudouin as his run at two tiles hit an abrupt halt, but he was sent home with $1,361.

The victory marks St. Germain’s third career tournament win and his 36th cash. He resides in nearby Southwest Raches, Florida.

Event 11 final results:

1st: Leonard St. Germain – $2,805
2nd: Arnold Cohen – $2,138
3rd: Bryan Scofield – $2,092
4th: Alex Cohen – $1,473
5th: Claudangelo Beaudouin – $1,361
6th: Ricardo Quintero – $1,331