Poker Open

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Primary Events

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DetailsStructure
1AThu22-Jul10AM$400Deep Stack No Limit' Hold'em (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)Coming Soon
1BThu22-Jul6PM$400$500,000 GTDComing Soon
1CFri23-Jul10AM$400--Coming Soon
1DFri23-Jul6PM$400--Coming Soon
1ESat24-Jul10AM$400--Coming Soon
1FSat24-Jul6PM$400--Coming Soon
1Sun25-Jul1PM--Day 2Coming Soon
2Thu22-Jul12PM$400Omaha 8 or Better (Freeze-Out)Coming Soon
3Fri23-Jul12PM$400H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)Coming Soon
4Sat24-Jul12PM$400Deep Stack PLO (Single Re-Entry)Coming Soon
5Sun25-Jul12PM$400Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $25,000 GTDComing Soon
6Sun25-Jul4PM$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $75,000 GTDComing Soon
6Mon26-Jul2PM--Day 2Coming Soon
7AMon26-Jul11AM$200Big Stack No Limit' Hold'em (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
7BMon26-Jul3PM$200$150,000 GTDComing Soon
7CMon26-Jul7PM$200--Coming Soon
7DTue27-Jul11AM$200--Coming Soon
7ETue27-Jul3PM$200--Coming Soon
7FTue27-Jul7PM$200--Coming Soon
7Wed28-Jul2PM--Day 2Coming Soon
8Mon26-Jul12PM$400Deep Stack Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTDComing Soon
9Mon26-Jul4PM$400PLO (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
10Tue27-Jul12PM$400Big Stack Six-Max No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDComing Soon
11Tue27-Jul4PM$400Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Freeze-Out)Coming Soon
12Wed28-Jul12PM$400Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Freeze-Out) - $30,000 GTDComing Soon
13Wed28-Jul4PM$400Six-Max PLO (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
14Wed28-Jul5PM$200Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Freeze-Out) - $20,000 GTDComing Soon
15AThu29-Jul10AM$600Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
15BThu29-Jul6PM$600$1,000,000 GTDComing Soon
15CFri30-Jul10AM$600--Coming Soon
15DFri30-Jul6PM$600--Coming Soon
15ESat31-Jul10AM$600--Coming Soon
15FSat31-Jul6PM$600--Coming Soon
15Sun1-Aug1PM--Day 2Coming Soon
16Thu29-Jul12PM$600Omaha 8 or Better (Freeze-Out)Coming Soon
17Fri30-Jul12PM$600H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)Coming Soon
18Sat31-Jul12PM$600PLO 8 (Single Re-Entry)Coming Soon
19Sun1-Aug12PM$400Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDComing Soon
20Sun1-Aug4PM$1,700 Deep Stack Purple Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTDComing Soon
20Mon2-Aug2PM--Day 2Coming Soon
21Mon2-Aug10AM$400Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
22Mon2-Aug12PM$600Deep Stack Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry)Coming Soon
23Mon2-Aug3PM$600PLO (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
24Mon2-Aug6PM$150Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTDComing Soon
25Tue3-Aug11AM$1,100 SHRPO Omaha 8 Championship (Freeze-Out)Coming Soon
25Wed4-Aug12PM--Day 2Coming Soon
26Tue3-Aug12PM$600Deep Stack Six-Max No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDComing Soon
27Tue3-Aug4PM$600Six-Max PLO (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
28Wed4-Aug12PM$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Singe Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTDComing Soon
29Wed4-Aug12PM$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)Coming Soon
29Thu5-Aug2PM--Day 2Coming Soon
30Wed4-Aug5PM$200Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Freeze-Out) - $20,000 GTD Coming Soon
31Thu5-Aug11AM$1,100 SHRPO H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-Out)Coming Soon
31Fri6-Aug12PM--Day 2Coming Soon
32Thu5-Aug12PM$2,200 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $200,000 GTDComing Soon
33Thu5-Aug2PM$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)Coming Soon
33Fri6-Aug2PM--Day 2Coming Soon
34AFri6-Aug11AM$5,250 SHRPO Championship (Single Re-Entry per day)Coming Soon
34BSat7-Aug11AM$5,250 $3,000,000 GTDComing Soon
34Sun8-Aug12PM--Day 2Coming Soon
34Mon9-Aug12PM--Day 3Coming Soon
34Tue10-Aug1PM--Day 4Coming Soon
35Sun8-Aug2PM$2,650 No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTDComing Soon
35Mon9-Aug12PM--Day 2Coming Soon
35Tue10-Aug1PM--Day 3Coming Soon
36Sun8-Aug2PM$15,000 No Limit Hold'em (Freeze-Out)Coming Soon
36Mon9-Aug12PM--Day 2Coming Soon
37Sun8-Aug6PM$600Deep Stack TURBO No Limit Hold'em (Freeze-out)Coming Soon
38Mon9-Aug11AM$1,100 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $500,000 GTDComing Soon
38Tue10-Aug1PM--Day 2Coming Soon
39Mon9-Aug12PM$25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry) - $2,000,000 GTDComing Soon
39Tue10-Aug1PM--Day 2Coming Soon
40AMon9-Aug5PM$150Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
40BTue10-Aug5PM$150$50,000 GTDComing Soon
40Wed11-Aug4PM--Day 2 Held in Poker RoomComing Soon
41Mon9-Aug5PM$2,650 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
41Tue10-Aug4PM--Day 2Coming Soon
42Tue10-Aug11AM$400Deep Stack TURBO No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTDComing Soon
43Tue10-Aug12PM$10,000 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $500,000 GTDComing Soon

2019 SHRPO in Review — 30 Players Cash for Six Figures

The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open ran August 1st through the 13th in South Florida concluding during the early morning hours of Wednesday. The 13-day festival saw 27 trophies awarded and 30 players cash for six-figure scores. Additionally, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker season-ending event saw Jason Young lock up Player of the Year honors.

2019 SHRPO Video Coverage

Here’s a look at the complete series results:

Sean Winter
Jessica Dawley
Keith Brennan
Shaun Deeb

That’s a wrap on the SHRPO tournament action. Thank you to everyone who played! Next up at the Seminole Hard Rock is the Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open November 20th through December 4th.

The property finalized their major and in-room tournament series calendar through December 2020 — It can be viewed HERE

Championship: Sean Winter Dominates the Final Table From Beginning to End to Win His First SHRP Trophy

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 20
$5,250 SHRPO Championship (Single Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  809
Prize Pool:  $3,923,650
August 9-13, 2019

2019 SHRPO Champion Sean Winter
2019 SHRPO Champion Sean Winter

When one player completely dominates a final table, it usually ends relatively quickly (as we saw four days ago when Jason Mercier steamrolled the $50K Super High Roller final table in about 90 minutes). The final table of the $5,250 SHRPO Championship ran more than nine hours from start to finish, but there’s no denying that Sean Winter dominated it wire-to-wire. Winter was methodical but relentless, and at no point did his chip stack even drop as low as 120 big blinds, ultimately winning the SHRPO Championship for $698,175.

Winter wasn’t the only big stack coming into the final table, as Joseph Cheong began with 110 big blinds after making it to this final table for the second straight year. (Cheong finished eighth in the 2018 SHRPO Championship to earn $102,843.) But Cheong ran into trouble early, and by the time Jordan Fisch doubled thru him in Hand #14, Cheong had lost nearly half his chips.

Speaking of double-ups, that was the theme of this final table for the first three-and-a-half hours, as the first eight all-in situations ended with the short stack doubling up. Five different players (including Cheong) were the shortest stack during that time, with a sixth dropping below 20 big blinds. Winter was coasting well above the fray, of course, never in a hint of any danger.

Eventually, in Hand #73, Nick Schwarmann got it all in with 8s8h, but it failed to hold against Winter’s Ad9h when an ace fell on the flop. That opened the floodgates.

Brandon Carl was knocked out by Winter on a bad beat in Hand #79, when Winter’s AcQs flopped a queen against Carl’s AdKd

In Hand #102, Giuliano Lentini doubled thru Cheong, knocking him down to a single big blind, and Cheong was eliminated on the next hand.

Ben Farrell was knocked out in sixth place when his Kh10d failed to improve against the 5s5c of Jordan Fisch in Hand #106.

In Hand #144, Giuliano Lentini got it all in with QdJd, but failed to improve against the AsKh of Jerry Robinson, and Lentini was out in fifth place.

In Hand #149, Jordan Fisch shoved from the small blind over two limpers with Ks8c, but Sean Winter woke up in the big blind with 10h10c. Fisch failed to catch up, and he was eliminated in fourth place.

Three-handed play lasted 29 hands before Jerry Robinson lost a race in Hand #178 with AhKc against Sean Winter’s 10h10d.

When heads-up play began, Winter had nearly 200 big blinds, and more than a 6-to-1 chip lead over Shalom Elharrar. This was a match-up between an experienced high-stakes pro with a massive chip lead (Winter) and a recreational player (Elharrar) who owns a business called Paranoia Horror Maze, which the Miami Herald described as “part haunted house, part escape room.”

But Elharrar had been the short stack at one point with nine players left, and had already played a lot of big pots against Winter. Could Elharrar come from behind yet again to overcome the seasoned pro who had dominated the final table to this point?

No.

Heads-up play was a lot of quick, small pots, with Winter slowly and methodically chipping away at Elharrar’s stack.

In Hand #215, Elharrar limped with 7d7c, and Winter shoved with 5c4c. Elharrar called, and he was a huge favorite to double up. Elharrar flopped a set of sevens, but the board brought five hearts, making it a chopped pot.

Elharrar appeared to go on tilt after having his double-up taken from him, and Winter took six of the next seven hands without a showdown to wear down Elharrar to just two big blinds.

Elharrar appeared to move all in blind before the cards were dealt in Hand #223, and Winter called with Ac10d. Elharrar turned over Ks10h, and he was dominated.

The final board read 7d5s5c4d9c, and though it had taken nine hours, Winter had won the SHRPO Championship in a dominating performance from beginning to end.

Winter won $698,175, raising his career live tournament earnings to more than $13.6 million. This is the fourth six-figure score for Winter at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, but surprisingly, this is Winter’s first victory here.

With performances like he put on today, it’s unlikely to be his last.

Final Table Results:

1st: Sean Winter –  $698,175
2nd: Shalom Elharrar –  $487,695
3rd: Jerry Robinson –  $314,230
4th: Jordan Fisch – $232,065
5th: Giuliano Lentini – $176,350
6th: Ben Farrell – $139,705
7th: Joseph Cheong – $115,300
8th: Brandon Carl – $91,365
9th: Nick Schwarmann – $69,800

$10K/$500K: Stephen Song Wins Final Event and First Trophy at SHRPO

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 27
$10,000 SHRPO NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 117
Prize Pool: $1,123,200
August 13, 2019

Stephen Song

Stephen Song topped a field of 117 entries to win the final event on the SHRPO schedule late Tuesday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

“My first bullet was pretty slow and I bricked that, and then I decided screw it, and fired one more. That bullet was pretty slow in the beginning, and then I had a pretty bad table, but I had good cards so I chipped up on that table a lot, ” said Song when he was asked about his journey through the tournament.

“The turning point was with three tables left, I got aces vs. kings against Spencer Champlin close to the money. I went to the bubble with heaps of chips, and then I won a really big pot at the bubble with kings where a guy hero-called my shove on the river, and then I was in prime position to pick up a lot of chips,” said Song.

“The final table went really smoothly until three handed when I lost a bunch of all ins, but before that it went really smoothly. Everything worked out well today, bluffs got through, and when I had it I got paid usually,” Song continued when he was asked about the final table.

The field reached the money around 10 pm after a Noon start, and then it was a quick trip down to the final table of nine. Farid Jattin was the first player to exit the final table in ninth place, and he was followed to the rail by Wesom Abdallah in eighth place.

There was a slight lull in the action after that until John Dollinger took his leave in seventh place around 11:30 pm. Sam Gorsfield left the field a little while later. The elimination of Noah Schwartz in fifth place then took the field down to the final four.

Matas Cimbolas went out in fourth place, and then a few double ups for Joseph Orsino pushed the final table past midnight. James Romero also doubled up a few times to pull back into contention with Song.

After Orsino hit the rail in third place, the final two players made a deal before the heads-up final even began. Song was crowned the winner, and the SHRPO trophy was the first he was ever awarded at a tournament. The terms of the chop, along with all the rest of the payouts can be found below.

$10,000 SHRPO NLH (Re-Entry) Results:

1st: Stephen Song – $285,243
2nd James Romero – $250,257
3rd: Joseph Orsino – $121,865
4th: Matas CImbolas – $78,060
5th: Noah Schwartz – $58,970
6th: Sam Gorsfield – $48,860
7th: John Dollinger – $42,120
8th: Wesom Abdallah – $37,065
9th: Farid Jattin – $33,135
10th: Rainer Kempe – $33,135
11th Harry Cullen – $29,205
12th: Gal Yifrach – $29,205
13th: Aleksandr Shevelev – $25,270
14th: James Carroll – $25,270
15th: Ali Imsirovic – $25,270