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2021 SHRPO in Review

Dimitri Vorbe
2021 SHRPO Champion Dimitri Vorbe

The 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open featured 43 primary events with more than $9.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The series concluded when it awarded a very excited Dimitri Vorbe the SHRPO Championship trophy on Tuesday evening along with $929,365.

With the big schedule, there is a lot to unpack so we will start with the raw numbers. 2021 SHRPO combined to draw 19,881 entries over the three-week run for the biggest series we’ve ever hosted by topping the massive inaugural 2013 SHRPO fields.

For the second time in our history, we awarded more than $20,000,000 in prize money during a single series with only the 2021 Poker Showdown topping the $21,014,260 paid out during the 2021 SHRPO run (and that one did it with 15 fewer tournaments)

Series numbers
Trophy Events:  43
Total Entries:  19,881
Guarantees:  $9,560,000
Total Prize Pool:  $21,014,260

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 14 Champion Raminder Singh

On the player side, we had two historic wins during the series to alter our all-time win list. Raminder Singh captured the $200 Double Green Chip Bounty title during the first week to earn his seventh major SHRP Hollywood title. That moved him into a tie with David Prociak for most in our history.

Keeping pace was Michael Newman. He had five victories coming into the series and picked up another on the last day in the $400 Turbo NLH tournament. Newman’s sixth title put him into a tie with Brian Altman for second all-time.

Michael Newman

We had an incredible 34 players cash out $100,000 or better for a single tournament with 10 of those coming from the Championship alone. Jeff Trudeau is on that list twice; he earned $352,200 for his Event 15 win and another $163,390 in the Championship.

Top payouts
Dimitri Vorbe – $929,365 (Championship)
AP Louis Garza – $674,285 (Championship)
Zhuang Ruan – $562,600 ($50K Super High Roller)
Joe McKeenen – $550,990 ($25K High Roller)
Darren Elias – $539,135 ($25K High Roller)

Shannon Shorr added another trophy in his second straight series, Rebekkah Emmons won a tournament ($400 PLO) hours after finishing fifth in another ($1,100 NLH), Yuval Bronshtein won two of the first four tournaments of the series, and YouTube/social media star Masato Yokosawa flew in from Japan then won the first tournament he entered ($1,700 Purple Chip Bounty).

Overall, it was an incredible series where we met many new friends and watched some of our regulars do big things on a big stage. Thanks to everyone who came out to support and we look forward to seeing everyone in November for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open.

You can find links below for every event on the schedule with updates and results.

Full 2021 SHRPO Schedule and Results

SHRPO Championship: Dimitri Vorbe – $929,365
Event 1 ($400 Multi-Flight): Joseph Rossi – $138,887
Event 2 ($400 O8): Yuval Bronshtein – $6,673
Event 3 ($400 H.O.R.S.E.): Avery Bloom – $6,903
Event 4 ($400 PLO): Yuval Bronshtein – $10,423
Event 5 ($400 NLH): Clifford Conners – $22,750
Event 6 ($1,100 NLH): Richard Menjura – $35,355
Event 7 ($200 Multi-Flight): T.K. Miles – $51,560
Event 8 ($400 Black Chip): Eric Piderit – $10,730
Event 9 ($400 PLO): Rebekah Emmons – $12,475
Event 10 ($400 6-Max NLH): Lunique Petiote – $13,000
Event 11 ($400 OE): Ziya Rahim – $9,065
Event 12 ($400 NLH): Michael Rosen – $11,095
Event 13 ($400 6-Max PLO): Colbert Silva – $7,136
Event 14 ($200 Dbl Green Chip): Raminder Singh – $6,256
Event 15 ($600 NLH): Jeff Trudeau – $352,200
Event 16 ($600 OE): Scott Matejka – $15,180
Event 17 ($600 H.O.R.S.E.): Andy Woodmancey – $13,121
Event 18 ($600 PLO8): Long Nguyen – $19,605
Event 19 ($400 NLH): Frank Russo – $19,205
Event 20 ($1,700 Bounty) – Masato Yokosawa – $44,925
Event 21 ($400 Seniors): Benjamin Robinson – $18,030
Event 22 ($600 Bounty): Ducarmel Beaubien – $20,860
Event 23 ($600 PLO): Tom Guedj – $18,238
Event 24 ($150 NLH): Pasquale Caiazza – $7,182
Event 25 ($1,100 O8): Donny Rubinstein – $27,220
Event 26 ($600 6-Max NLH): Victor Choupeaux – $25,328
Event 27 ($600 6-Max PLO): Logan Hewett – $18,055
Event 28 ($1,100 NLH): Neal Corcoran – $76,020
Event 29 ($50K Super High Roller): Chris Brewer – $420,670
Event 30 ($200 Bounty): Roberto Bendeck – $5,836
Event 31 ($1,100 H.O.R.S.E.): Sam Panzica – $23,185
Event 32 ($2,200 NLH): Bin Weng – $99,142
Event 33 ($50K Super High Roller): Zhuang Ruan – $562,600
Event 35 ($2,650 NLH): Shannon Shorr – $186,261
Event 36 ($15,000 NLH): Matthew Sabia – $155,515
Event 37 ($600 Turbo): David Nowling – $7,227
Event 38 ($1,100 NLH): Scott Baumstein – $81,220
Event 39 ($25K High Roller): Joe McKeehen – $550,990
Event 40 ($150 Big Stack): Gonzalo Garcia – $21,970
Event 41 ($2,650 PLO): Ari Oxman – $38,795
Event 42 ($400 Turbo): Michael Newman – $7,573
Event 43 ($10K NLH): Sam Soverel – $293,205

The brand new SHRPO Championship trophy

Michael Newman Wins Turbo Event 42 for Sixth Title

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 42
$400 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 120
Prize Pool:  $40,800
August 10, 2021

Michael Newman

Raminder Singh won his seventh major Hollywood title earlier in the series and Michael Newman with five was not about to let him get too far ahead on the all-time list. He rolled through the $400 Turbo No Limit Hold’em tournament and earned his sixth trophy plus $7,573 after a five-way deal.

Newman’s previous five victories came with some big payouts including a win in the 4,058-entry 2019 LHPO Ultimate Re-Entry tournament for $181,025 and he was the SHRP Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Champion in 2017 for another $374,240.

2016 SHRPO – $570 No Limit Hold’em
2016 RRPO – $360 Pot Limit Omaha
2017 LHPO – $570 Six-Max Pot Limit Omaha
2017 RRPO – $3,500 RRPO Championship
2019 LHPO – $360 Ultimate Re-Entry
2021 SHRPO – $400 Turbo NLH

Newman’s sixth SHRP Hollywood title ties him with three-time WPT Champion Brian Altman on the all-time win list and one behind Singh and David Prociak.

Congrats to Michael on the historic win and we’ll see you in November for the 2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open!

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MichaelNewman$7,573*
2NicholasAgnew$7,067*
3RenatoLabadan$6,525*
4DavidJohnson$3,969*
5TrentSmith$3,431*
6ZacharyAbbott$1,795
7JesseFujarczyk$1,550
8RichardChouinard$1,370
9GonzaloGarcia$1,200
10EphraimUzan$1,200
11BradfordCorner$1,090
12LukeBlindert$1,090
13KevinBlewitt$980
14RichardSaunders$980
15JeffBlenkarn$980

* denotes results of five-way deal

Ari Oxman Captures $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha Title for $38,795

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 41
$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries:  45
Prize Pool:  $109,125
August 6-10, 2021

Ari Oxman

The last Pot Limit Omaha tournament on the SHRPO schedule drew 45 entries to the $2,650 buy-in tournament and Ari Oxman was the last player standing at the end. He won the tournament outright and took home $38,795 after defeating Petko Tsakov heads-up.

Event 41 had a prize pool worth $109,125 and Day 1 came to an end on Monday evening with eight players remaining at the final table and six getting paid. They quickly made it into the money when Will Nguyen and Dien Le were eliminated and the tournament was settled before too long.

Christian Harder, David Mzareulov, Tony Miles, and Jordan Semel fell short of the title and the heads up match was complete in less than a level.

Tsakov earned $25,865 for his runner-up finish while Oxman took home the cash and SHRPO trophy.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1AriOxman$38,795
2PetkoTsakov$25,865
3JordanSemel$17,245
4TonyMiles$11,975
5DavidMzareulov$8,675
6ChristianHarder$6,570

Event 43: Prize Pool and Payouts with $293,205 Up Top

$10,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 12:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  45 of 101

Registration closed on the last tournament of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and the $10,000 buy-in tournament drew 101 entries to beat the $500,000 guarantee and put $969,600 in the prize pool.

That last 13 spots will be paid with $26,665 for a min-cash and $293,205 to the winner.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 43
$10,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 101
Prize Pool:  $969,600
August 10, 2021

1st: $293,205 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $181,800
3rd: $111,505
4th: $72,720
5th: $56,720
6th: $45,375
7th: $38,590
8th: $33,450
9th-10th: $28,120
11th-13th: $26,665

Championship: Mark Dube – 4th Place ($324,035)

$5,250 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 1,180

Mark Dube

Ian O’Hara opened to 400,000 and Mark Dube moved all in from the small blind for 3,900,000. AP Louis Garza folded his big blind and O’Hara called.

Dube: AdJd
O’Hara: AcQd

Dube had kicker issues and he could not find a miracle as the board ran out Kh5s4s9dTh to go out of the Championship in fourth place for $324,035.

Ian O’Hara – 11,900,000 (60 bb)
Mark Dube – Eliminated in 4th Place ($324,035)