Aido, King & Peters Among Big 2022 SHRPO Winners; Nearly $20 Million Awarded

From July 27-August 9, South Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino played host to the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO), which culminated on Tuesday with their annual “Big 4” finale.

That included the $5,300 buy-in, $3 million guaranteed SHRPO Championship, and $25,500 Big 4 Hig Roller, both of which are recapped in depth below. The other two events were Event #35: $2,700 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em, which saw Josh Adcock top a 435-entry field ($1,065,750 prize pool) to claim a $151,469 top prize, and Event #39: $1,100 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em, which attracted 563 runners ($563,000 prize pool) and had Ivan Ruban come out on top to the tune of $107,125.

Andrew Pecina kicked off the 2022 SHRPO in a big way by winning the Florida record-setting Event #1: $400 NLH Re-Entry for $225,906. Others winners who followed included four female winners in a two-day period, Phil Hui (Event #19: $600 HORSE for $14,460), UFC fighter Colby Covington (Event #22: $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 for $25,875), Esther “E-Tay” Taylor (Event #41: $2,200 Five-Card PLO for $59,825), Jeremy Ausmus (Event #44: $1,100 Six-Max PLO for $36,675), and Filippos Stavrakis, who was the only player to capture two titles – Event #28: $1,100 HORSE Freezeout for $24,045 and Event #38: $600 Deep Stack NLH Turbo for $12,060.

When all was said and done, the 45-event series catered to a combined 20,045 entrants and awarded $19,651,717 in prize money!

Sergio Aido Victorious in SHRPO Championship Event

Sergio Aido
Sergio Aido and his crew.

From August 5-9, the $5,300 SHRPO Championship took place with 1,110 entries crushing the $3 million guarantee by creating a $5,838,2500 prize pool. On Tuesday, the final seven players returned to play down to a winner on a Poker Night in America live-streamed finale, and after more than nine hours of play, it was Spanish poker pro Sergio Aido claiming the prestigious tit le and $900,100 top prize.

“As you can expect with 90-minute levels,” Aido told SHRPO reporters after the win, “there was plenty of play. I’m very happy with how I played.”

He added: “Now I’m living in Mexico. It’s closer to Miami, and I think this stop will be in my schedule in the following months. So, I will be back for sure.”

The victory came a week after he finished fourth in the $50,000 Super High Roller. With the 2022 SHRPO Championship win, Aido earned his third-largest career score and moved past $14 million in career earnings according to The Hendon Mob.

2022 SHRPO Championship Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Sergio Aido $900,100
2 Jim Collopy $614,775
3 Chris Brewer $412,375
4 Justin Liberto $305,955
5 Paul Hernandez $231,060
6 Ugis Steinman $186,200
7 Ryan Gianquitti $154,185

King Turns $2,650 Satty Win Into $713,190 Payday in $25,500 High Roller

Nolan King
Nolan King

Event #40: $25,500 Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry), which played out from August 8-9, attracted 105 entries and offered up a $2,593,500 prize pool, which squeaked by the $2 million guarantee. That was paid out to the top 15 finishers and among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Darren Elias (10th – $67,430), Joseph Cheong (12th – $62,255), and recent 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event final tablist Asher Conniff (13th – $59,650).

Nolan King was playing in his first-ever high roller tournament, which he qualified for via a $2,650 satellite.

“One of my buddies, James Carroll, texted me and said, ‘Hey, come play this satellite with me,” King explained to SHRPO officials. “I was in bed, getting ready to go to sleep, but I said ‘Alright, I’ll come play.’ So, I came and played, and I won that. I never would have played this otherwise.”

King was almost one of the first to go from the final table but “got very lucky in a lot of spots” including one where he was dominated by Sean Winter.

“I had ace-three, and Sean had ace-king,” said King. “We got it all in preflop. He flopped a flush draw and turned a king, but I hit a miracle straight on the river.”

Heads-up play against Winter lasted more than two hours before coming to a head.

“That last hand, I had six-seven of spades,” said King. “Sean flopped top two, and I got lucky with a spade on the turn. So everything went my way today.”

2022 SHRPO $25,500 Big 4 High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Nolan King $713,190
2 Sean Winter $505,700
3 Arian Stolt $319,000
4 James Carroll $217,900
5 Taylor Wilson $140,050
6 David Peters $103,740
7 Chad Eveslage $85,585
8 Dylan Linde $72,615
9 Michael Duek $70,025

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David Peters Wins $50K Super High Roller

David Peters
David Peters

Earlier in the series, from August 4-5 to be exact, Event #30: $50,000 Super High Roller attracted 25 of the world’s best to battle for a $1,212,500 prize pool.

David Peters began the second day as the short stack with just a dozen big blinds, but he managed to spin that up into victory after striking a heads-up deal with Byron Kaverman, The latter received $380,580 as a part of the deal while Peters walked away with $407,545 and the trophy, his third from the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.

“It feels great, especially coming in short,” Peters told SHRPO officials. “I was able to chip up early, and a lot of things went well today.”

The deal came after back-to-back bust outs by the short stacks. First, Aido failed to get there with ace-ten against Peters’ pocket kings to fall in fourth for $133,375, and then Kaverman’s ace-six held against the queen-jack of Elio Fox, who exited in third place for $194,000.

Peters added: “It was a battle. With this very deep structure, it could have gone all night if things went a little differently. But it was fun. It’s a great environment and a lot of friends always come to this stop. There’s great weather, great food, and restaurants. This is one of my favorite stops.”

2022 SHRPO $50K Super High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 David Peters $407,545*
2 Byron Kaverman $380,580*
3 Elio Fox $194,000
4 Sergio Aido $133,375
5 Krishna Lawrence $97,000

*Denotes heads-up deal.

2022 SHRPO

2022 SHRPO Winners

*Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize*      
July 27-August 1 Event #1: $400 NLH Re-Entry 7,703 $2,541,990 Andrew Pecina $225,906      
27-Jul Event #2: $400 Seniors NLH 50+ 272 $91,120 Robert Garcia $15,364      
27-Jul Event #3: $400 Big Stack Big O 129 $43,215 Hal Rotholz $11,860      
27-Jul Event #4: $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty 212 $23,320 Eric Halpern $5,495      
28-Jul Event #5: $600 Limit Omaha 8 109 $57,225 Aaron Kupin $17,015      
28-Jul Event #6: $400 8-Handed PLO 144 $48,240 Kahlil Francis $13,220      
28-Jul Event #7: $150 Big Stack NLH 297 $35,046 Darrell Carril $7,196      
29-Jul Event #8: $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 81 $27,135 Chris Labrie $5,328      
29-Jul Event #9: $600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH 188 $61,100 Steve Olivier $12,478      
29-Jul Event #10: $600 Black Chip Bounty 5-Card PLO 149 $63,325 Vincent Fiorenza $17,240      
30-Jul Event #11: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 124 $41,540 Sheila O’Connor $10,000      
30-Jul Event #12: $300 Ladies NLH 66 $17,160 Mica Lamar $5,000      
31-Jul Event #13: $400 Deep Stack NLH 505 $169,175 Donna Stutts $19,197      
July 31-August 1 Event #14: $1,100 Six-Max NLH 262 $254,140 Vincent Chauve $58,030      
July 31-August 2 Event #15: $600 Deep Stack PLO 500 $260,000 Duff Charette $48,075      
31-Jul Event #16: $600 NLH Turbo 100 $53,000 Jennifer Borsini $12,500      
August 1-2 Event #17: $1,100 Seniors 50+ 137 $132,890 Neil Blumenfield $31,670      
August 1-3 Event #18: $200 Big Stack NLH 2,532 $405,120 Carlos Pino $54,720      
August 1-2 Event #19: $600 HORSE 86 $45,150 Phil Hui $14,460      
1-Aug Event #20: $400 NLH Turbo 86 $29,240 Rob Brown $9,320      
2-Aug Event #21: $600 Deep Stack 6-Max NLH 257 $134,925 Nick Yunis $31,415      
August 2-3 Event #22: $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 84 $81,480 Colby Covington $25,875      
August 3-4 Event #23: $1,100 Deep Stack NLH 314 $304,580 Michael Tweedlie $66,500      
August 3-4 Event #24: $25,500 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller 52 $1,284,400 Melad Marji $443,118      
3-Aug Event #25: $600 Double Black Chip Bounty PLO 158 $52,930 Brandon Duvdivani $13,660      
3-Aug Event #26: $200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH 395 $43,500 Jarett Minkoff $8,460      
3-Aug Event #27: $1,100 Deep Stack Turbo NLH 97 $97,000 James Rodriguez $29,185      
August 4-5 Event #28: $1,100 HORSE Freezeout 72 $69,840 Filippos Stavrakis $24,045      
August 4-5 Event #29: $2,200 Deep Stack NLH 229 $458,000 Ian O’Hara $107,155      
August 4-5 Event #30: $50,000 Super High Roller 25 $1,212,500 David Peters $407,545      
4-Aug Event #31: $600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH 303 $98,475 Rostyslav Huriak $15,885      
August 5-9 Event #32: $5,300 SHRPO Championship 1,110 $5,383,500 Sergio Aido $900,100      
5-Aug Event #33: $400 Black Chip Bounty Turbo NLH 241 $56,635 Michael Sautner $13,150      
6-Aug Event #34: $150 Big Stack NLH 302 $35,636 Christopher Sweeney $5,320      
August 7-9 Event #35: $2,700 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em 435 $1,065,750 Josh Adcock $151,469      
August 7-8 Event #36: $1,100 Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha 78 $75,660 Matt Bretzfield $20,165      
August 7-9 Event #37: $200 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em 696 $111,360 Shannon McCloud $21,580      
7-Aug Event #38: $600 Deep Stack NLH Turbo 65 $34,450 Filippos Stavrakis $12,060      
August 8-9 Event #39: $1,100 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em 563 $563,000 Ivan Ruban $107,125      
August 8-9 Event #40: $25,500 Big 4 High Roller 105 $2,593,500 Nolan King $713,190      
August 8-9 Event #41: $2,200 Five-Card PLO 115 $230,000 Esther Taylor $59,825      
9-Aug Event #42: $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH 153 $35,955 David Baize $6,599      
9-Aug Event #43: $10,000 Deep Stack NLH 111 $1,065,600 Ed Sebesta $311,915      
9-Aug Event #44: $1,100 Six-Max PLO 139 $134,870 Jeremy Ausmus $36,675      
9-Aug Event #45: $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty 264 $29,040 Aleksandr Tishchenko $5,610      

*Images courtesy of SHRPO.

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