For the seventh consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded with the crowning of The Big 4 champions at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.
Unique to South Florida, the Big 4 is a collection of four tournament finales that feature staggered structures, timed so the events play down simultaneously. This year’s 45 primary events boasted combined prize pool guarantees of $6.5 million. With 2,113 entries in Big 4 events, the total cash payout exceeded the guarantees, topping out at more than $9.6 million.
The quartet of winners earned more than $1.9 million, with Sergio Aido winning the SHRPO Championship and claiming $900,100. This year’s SHRPO Championship drew 1,110 total entries, boasting a total prize pool of more than $5.3 million.
SHRPO Championship Final Table Results:
1st: Sergio Aido (London, England) – $900,100 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: Jim Collopy (Princeton, Fla.) – $614,775
3rd: Chris Brewer (Vista, Calif.) – $412,375
4th: Justin Liberto (Fallston, Md.) – $305,955
5th: Raul Hernandez (Hialeah, Fla.) – $231,060
6th: Ugis Steinman (Flushing, N.Y.) – $186,200
7th: Ryan Gianquitti (Boca Raton, Fla.) – $154,185
The other Big 4 winners include:
- Josh Adcock (Hopkinsville, Ky.), winning the $2,700 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em for $151,469
- Ivan Ruban (Moscow, Russia), winning the $1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em for $107,125
- Nolan King (Wellington, Fla.), winning the $25,500 High Roller NLH for $713,190
This year’s SHRPO kicked off with the $400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (NLH), which had 7,703 entries, making it the largest poker tournament field in Florida history. The event more than doubled its $1 million guarantee for a final prize pool of more than $2.5 million. Winner Andrew Pecina (Ruskin, Fla.) was awarded the title and cashed $225,906.
Poker action will return to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood with the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open on Nov. 16 – 30. For more information and to view the series schedule, future tournament details and make hotel reservations, please visit SHRPO.com.
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About Seminole Hard Rock Poker
Seminole Hard Rock Poker encompasses four major poker series held annually at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In August 2013, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) was introduced to poker players around the world and featured a $10 million guarantee championship, the largest guarantee in history. In addition to the SHRPO, Seminole Hard Rock Poker series’ includes the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (January), Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April) and Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll” Poker Open (November). All four series fall under the SHRPO umbrella with tournament news, live updates and championship live streaming. Visit www.SHRPO.com. Join the conversation at #SHRPO, and tag us @SHRPO.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship-integrated resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion in 2019, highlighting the debut of the world’s first and only Guitar Hotel. Between three hotel towers, the resort boasts 1,271 luxury guestrooms. Amenities include a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; an 18-acre recreational water experience; private “Bora Bora” style cabanas; more than 20 food and beverage outlets; an expansive gaming floor with 2,800 slots, more than 200 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. Hard Rock Live, ranked No. 3 worldwide in 2021 ticket sales for theatre venues by Pollstar Magazine, showcases A-list entertainers and performers, sporting events and live broadcast productions in an intimate 7,000-person capacity setting. Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441). For more information, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, call (800) 937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.