Shannon McCloud Wins Event 37 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Outright for $21,580

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 37
$200 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  696
Prize Pool:  $111,360
August 7-9, 2022

Shannon McCloud

Event 37 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a two-flight $200 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) tournament. A field of 696 entries generated a prize pool of $111,360, more than doubling the guarantee.

Taking it down was Shannon McCloud, winning outright for $21,580.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1ShannonMcCloud$21,580
2DennisRodriguez$14,200
3StevenGlazerman$9,595
4PashaGolovin$6,800
5TimothyFerri$5,200
6PhilipWhitaker$4,300
7MikhailProkopchuk$3,565
8EdwardDenton$2,835
9JimmyCortes$2,125
10TomislavKrizanic$2,125
11PierrePlessis$1,760
12GregoryMason$1,760
13FrancoisZayas$1,410
14MattyBretzfield$1,410
15StevenCho$1,410
16GabrielSefchovich$1,175
17RaymondNalbandian$1,175
18YigalHen$1,175
19MarceloAparecido$995
20ThomasGari$995
21JonathanMoschel$995
22PatrickTobar$825
23VenkatChivukula$825
24JulioClavell$825
25JamesSutherland$700
26ArthurGallinaro$700
27JamesTomblin$700
28DragosIosub$585
29AnwarMohamed$585
30MarcWoolf$585
31JuanDiaz$585
32OktayAltinbas$585
33GiliSimon$585
34LuzSanchez Garcia$585
35MarcusWilliams$585
36UriSefchovich$585
37RichardChouinard$510
38CarlosMedia$510
39CarlosSaturno$510
40IvanRuban$510
41PaulCampbell$510
42JohnCullen$510
43JulieMarriott$510
44HowardSchrager$510
45JeremyBecker$510
46KevinPham$445
47DucarmelBeaubien$445
48LeeStransky$445
49LeonardoClavel$445
50MoisesBenchlouc$445
51MansoorKader$445
52JohnLiberto$445
53EricSiegel$445
54JeffreyKeiser$445
55JesseHatfield$400
56DavidShmuel$400
57MatthewSmith$400
58SandeepVelkuru$400
59NicholasFunaro$400
60NicholasVelentzas$400
61NathanHays$400
62MichaelYehudai$400
63FrancisGarcia$400
64DarrellCarril$355
65AlexRivera Aponte$355
66MatthewZarcadoolas$355
67CharlesMarik$355
68ChristopherMiranda$355
69ThangLam$355
70SomaGubacsi$355
71GeorgesBoyadjian$355

Event 43: Filipp Khavin – 4th Place ($77,250)

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 111

Filipp Khavin
Filipp Khavin

Ed Sebesta moved all in from the small blind for about 430,000, and Filipp Khavin thought for a bit before calling all in from the big blind for about 150,000 with 8s6d.

Sebesta turned over QhJs, and Khavin needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Jc10s4s5s2d, and Sebesta won the pot with a pair of jacks to eliminate Khavin in fourth place.

Ed Sebesta  –  605,000  (24 bb)
Filipp Khavin  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($77,250)

The final three players are guaranteed at least $118,280 each.

Event 43: Stephen Song – 5th Place ($59,675)

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 111

Stephen Song
Stephen Song

In the first hand after the break, with the blinds increased to 15,000-25,000, Stephen Song completed the small blind to 25,000, Brandon Lulov raised from the big blind to 80,000, and Song thought for a bit before moving all in for about 500,000.

Lulov called with AdJc, but Song turned over JsJh. Song needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came As9h7sKd8s, and Lulov paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Song in fifth place.

Brandon Lulov  –  1,460,000  (58 bb)
Stephen Song  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($59,675)

The final four players are guaranteed at least $77,250 each.

Event 44: Ira Schwartz – 6th Place ($5,790)

$1,100 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 19:  600/1,200
Players Remaining: 5 of 139

Ira Schwartz

The board read QcJs5c when Ira Schwartz got all in with Jd10s9c8s in the hole from the button, and Jeremy Ausmus called to cover him holding KsKh10h5h on the small blind.

The turn and river were dealt 9h6s, and Schwartz was eliminated in sixth place, good for $5,790. Ausmus stacked up 865,000 after collecting the pot.

Jeremy Ausmus – 865,000 (54 bb)
Ira Schwartz – Eliminated in Sixth Place ($5,790)

Event 43: Final Five Players

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 111

Brandon Lulov  –  965,000  (39 bb)
Stephen Song  –  490,000  (20 bb)
Sean Ragozzini  –  345,000  (14 bb)
Ed Sebesta  –  265,000  (11 bb)
Filipp Khavin  –  160,000  (6 bb)

1st:  $311,915 + SHRPO trophy
2nd:  $201,100
3rd:  $118,280
4th:  $77,250
5th:  $59,675

6th:  Ren Lin  –  $49,025
7th:  Elio Fox  –  $41,555
8th:  Darren Elias  –  $36,230
9th:  Ash Chehata  –  $32,000

Sergio Aido Outlasts a Massive Field of 1,110 to Win the 2022 SHRPO Championship for $900,100

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  1,110
Prize Pool:  $5,383,500
August 5-9, 2022

Sergio Aido
2022 SHRPO Champion Sergio Aido Surrounded by Friends

There were 1,110 entries in the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship, enough to smash the $3 million guarantee and create a massive prizepool worth $5,383,500.

On Monday night they got down to the seven-handed final table, with all seven players guaranteed at least $154,185 each. They then played down to a winner on Tuesday on a live-stream broadcast by Poker Night in America.

In a final table that lasted more than nine hours, Sergio Aido was the last player standing to win the title, the iconic Guitar Tower-shaped trophy, and $900,100.

“As you can expect with 90-minute levels,” said Aido, “there was plenty of play. I’m very happy with how I played.”

Justin Liberto began the day as chipleader with a whopping 136 big blinds, but the long final table had taken a toll on his chip stack, and with four players left, he got it all in with AdQs against Aido’s 9s9h. Liberto failed to improve, and he was out in fourth place, earning $305,955. (Click here for more details.)

Chris Brewer started the final table second in chips with 97 big blinds, and made it all the way to the final three. Brewer got it all in preflop with Ah10c, but never caught up to Jim Collopy’s 9h9d. Brewer finished third to earn $412,375. (Click here for more details.)

Collopy began heads-up play with the lead over Aido, but Aido cracked Collopy’s queens on a double-paired board to double up to a nearly 3-to-1 chip lead. (Click here for more details.)

Collopy was never able to recover from that deficit, but he went out on his own terms on a board of Kc6c5h4c10h. Collopy held the Ac5d, but with action on every street, a lowly pair of fives wasn’t likely to be the best hand.

Aido had turned a flush with Qc10c, but checked the river to Collopy, who tanked for a while before bluffing all in. Aido snap-called with his flush to win the trophy, the title, and the $900,100 first prize. (Click here for more details on the final hand.)

Aido is originally from Spain, and you know he must have an impressive poker resume when this $900,100 prize is only his third largest. He finished fourth last week in Event 30, the $50,000 Super High Roller, and this victory will put Aido over $14 million in career earnings.

Aido has played in some of our big events here at Seminole Hard Rock over the past two years, and we might be seeing more of him in the future.

“Now I’m living in Mexico,” said Aido. “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.”


Final Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1SergioAido$900,100
2JimCollopy$614,775
3ChrisBrewer$412,375
4JustinLiberto$305,955
5RaulHernandez$231,060
6UgisSteinman$186,200
7RyanGianquitti$154,185
8JamesMackey$122,260
9MikeKilker$90,650
10MikeLiang$90,650
11AndrewMoreno$69,600
12MitchellHalverson$69,600
13TimCapretta$54,920
14MattAffleck$54,920
15JeanMimy$54,920
16MartinZamani$44,685
17OleksandrGnatenko$44,685
18JoeMcKeehen$44,685
19GregoryAnda$36,555
20VitalijsZavorotnijs$36,555
21MichaelLaufer$36,555
22AndrewHeckman$30,150
23LukeGraham$30,150
24TaylorWilson$30,150
25RobertoAlberro$26,485
26NicAgnew$26,485
27JasonWandling$26,485
28AndrewOstapchenko$23,255
29EspenJorstad$23,255
30CherishAndrews$23,255
31MatthewWantman$23,255
32SebastienGrax$23,255
33FrankLagodich$23,255
34StanleyLee$23,255
35TonySinishtaj$23,255
36DimitryAgrachov$23,255
37NabilCardoso$20,025
38KharlinSued$20,025
39AnesKovacevic$20,025
40BorisKravets$20,025
41StewartNewman$20,025
42MeladMarji$20,025
43EthanYau$20,025
44MitchGarshofsky$20,025
45WagnerWysotchanski$20,025
46RichardSimpkins$17,875
47AlexFoxen$17,875
48SergioGiha$17,875
49MichaelJozoff$17,875
50SteveKarp$17,875
51GastonMiculitzki$17,875
52YuliaLisichkina$17,875
53ChristianHarder$17,875
54VincentChauve$17,875
55RajVohra$16,205
56JoeyWeissman$16,205
57YueWang$16,205
58DeonarineItwaru$16,205
59AaronMassey$16,205
60ClaudioPiedrabuena$16,205
61DylanSmith$16,205
62HowardMash$16,205
63JonathanJaffe$16,205
64JosephPetrolino$15,125
65CarlosRodriguez$15,125
66RanganathKanchi$15,125
67IvanSaul$15,125
68AlainBauer$15,125
69ScottZakheim$15,125
70KevinBlewitt$15,125
71RyanRoussel$15,125
72AsherConniff$15,125
73ElioFox$14,050
74CarlosGuerrero$14,050
75NathanRussler$14,050
76TylerRueger$14,050
77BrandonCaputo$14,050
78A.J.Gambino$14,050
79RyanVan Sanford$14,050
80MaximinoRamirez Lopez$14,050
81JonBrody$14,050
82MarcEvanier$12,975
83TaylorHart$12,975
84RogertTeska$12,975
85IgnacioMoron$12,975
86DannyWong$12,975
87ZacharyDuce$12,975
88AbrahamFaroni$12,975
89DavidJackson$12,975
90CesarFuentes$12,975
91AnthonySpinella$11,950
92DamasoBenalcazar$11,950
93MattGlantz$11,950
94JesseCohen$11,950
95MandyCalara$11,950
96CarlosBermudez$11,950
97MaxKingstone$11,950
98KennethFishman$11,950
99FilippKhavin$11,950
100MichaelNewman$10,925
101MinhPhan$10,925
102ArianStolt$10,925
103VladimirVasilyev$10,925
104ChristopherMills$10,925
105NickSchulman$10,925
106NickPalma$10,925
107DavidMzareulov$10,925
108KurtLichtman$10,925
109JordanKasimow$9,910
110CoreyHochman$9,910
111DavidCastranova$9,910
112JonathanLittle$9,910
113TomThomas$9,910
114JasonMarshman$9,910
115MattStout$9,910
116JamesGilbert$9,910
117MichaelElbilia$9,910
118OsmanIhlamur$8,995
119JustinZaki$8,995
120XiaoyanWang$8,995
121BrockWilson$8,995
122MichaelNugent$8,995
123DavidDatashvili$8,995
124AaronSchaff$8,995
125WillFailla$8,995
126AndyPark$8,995
127JohnOwen$8,115
128MiguelHernandez$8,115
129$8,115
130SchneurBorenstein$8,115
131TonyCousineau$8,115
132VadimShlez$8,115
133TarunGulati$8,115
134AaronRosenthal$8,115
135YuvalBronshtein$8,115
136MichaelGarcia$8,115
137MichaelDuek$8,115
138AnthonyZinno$8,115
139MatthewMcDowell$8,115

Event 43: Ren Lin – 6th Place ($49,025)

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 111

Ren Lin

Brandon Lulov opened to 40,000 in the cutoff, Ren Lin three-bet all n for about 290,000 in the big blind, and Lulov called.

Lulov:  JsJc
Lin:  AcQh

The board ran out 9s7d4s10sKd, no help to Lin, ending his second final table of the day in sixth place.

Bradon Lulov  –  740,000  (37 bb)
Ren Lin  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($49,025)

Event 44: Samantha Perryman – 7th Place ($4,370)

$1,100 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 19:  600/1,200
Players Remaining: 6 of 139

Samantha Perryman

Samantha Perryman was knocked out of the tournament in seventh place when her hand could not beat the AhQc8h7d held by David Moreno on a board dealt 9h6h4cQd8d.

Perryman was eliminated in seventh place, good for $4,370, and this was her second deep PLO run this week after chopping heads-up in the $1,100 Mixed PLO event for $20,000.

Moreno stacked up 560,000 after the hand.

David Moreno – 560,000 (35 bb)
Samantha Perryman – Eliminated in Seventh Place ($4,370)

Event 44: Results Update and Final Table Seat Draw

$1,100 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 19:  600/1,200
Players Remaining: 7 of 139

Here is a look at the seat draw among the final seven players:

Seat 1: Ira Schwartz
Seat 2: Jeremy Ausmus
Seat 3: David Moreno
Seat 4: Kyle Taddei
Seat 5: Samantha Perryman
Seat 6: Abdullah Faiz
Seat 7: Josh Reichard

Remaining Prize Pool:

1st: $36,675
2nd: $23,775
3rd: $15,915
4th: $10,980
5th: $7,815
6th: $5,790
7th: $4,370

Here are the results in the money today:

8th: Eli Pollack – $4,370
9th: Artem Metaldi – $3,400
10th: Dash Dudley – $3,400
11th: Anderson Ireland – $2,800
12th: Tom Thomas – $2,800
13th: Iman Dan – $2,375
14th: Phil Hui – $2,375
15th: Jordan Miller – $2,095
16th: Javier Sanchez – $2,095
17th: Andres Rodriguez – $1,920
18th: Michael Wang – $1,920

Event 43: Elio Fox – 7th Place ($41,555)

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 111

Elio Fox

Ed Sebesta raised to 30,000 from under the gun, Elio Fox three-bet all in for about 140,000 from the hijack, and Sebesta called with 8d8c, flipping with Fox’s AcKc.

The board ran out 7s4d4h7h7d, no help to Fox, ending his tournament in seventh place.

Ed Sebesta  –  460,000  (31 bb)
Elio Fox  – Eliminated in 7th Place  ($41,555)