Poker Open

Andy Slater Wins Name Sake Tournament in Three Handed Deal!

“Slater Scoops”
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$150 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 112
Prize Pool:  $13,104
December 13, 2022

PLACEFIRST NAMELAST NAMEPRIZE AMOUNT
1ANDYSLATER$2,700*
2LUCASGONCALVES ARANTES$2,555*
3LAWRENCERUBENSTEIN$2,555*
4JOHNCHAMBERS$950
5DUCARMELBEAUBIEN$734
6JESSEHATFIELD$603
7MAZENNOUEIHED$511
8DANIELQUESADA$446
9PAVELSMEJKAL$393
10RICHARDGANESH$347
11AARONENGLAND$347
12MARCBROWN$347
13JESUSVELAZQUEZ$308
14ALEXANDERROTH$308
*denotes 3-handed deal

2022 SHRPO in Review

Sergio Aido
2022 SHRPO Champion Sergio Aido Surrounded by Friends

The 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open featured 45 primary events over 14 days that drew massive fields and set some records. Here are the raw numbers:

Primary Event:  45
Entries:  20,045
Guarantees:  $9,000,000
Prize Pools: $19,879,286

We kicked the series off by breaking records and packing the Grand Ballroom with players the first weekend. Event 1 was a $400 Deep Stack tournament with a $1,000,000 guarantee that brought out an incredible field of 7,703 entries for a prize pool of over $2.5 million. Both numbers were good enough for the biggest tournament field in state history and the top prize pool for a non-Championship/non-High Roller field.

Top fields:

2022 SHRPO Event 1 – 7,703 entries
2021 RRPO Event 1 – 6,196 entries
2016 RRPO Event 1 – 5,018 entries
2022 LHPO Event 1 – 4,960 entries
2017 LHPO Event 1 – 4,756 entries

On a historical note, the series pushed us over another big milestone. Running 43 major series since the 2011 Poker Showdown, we have now awarded more than $400 million in prize money.

Series: 43
Entries: 424,857
Guarantees: $215,213,500
Prize Pools: $400,704,356

The SHRPO Championship headlined the series with a $5,300 buy-in and a $3,00,000 guarantee. It drew 1,110 entries and created a prize pool worth more than $5,000,000. It created a tough final table that was live streamed by Poker Night in America and Spanish pro Sergio Aido defeated Jim Collopy heads-up for the title and $900,100.

The Big 4 also included the $25K High Roller plus the $2,700 and $1,100 Deep Stacks. David Peters, Josh Adcock, and Ivan Ruban all picked up wins on the final day of the series.

We had another first in this series; five female champions over the two-week run, four coming in consecutive tournaments and four during open events. That’s 11% of the primary schedule and a great run.

Sheila O’Connor – $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 8
Mica Lamar – $300 Ladies Event
Donna Stutts – $400 Deep Stack NLH
Jennifer Borsini – $600 Turbo NLH
Esther Taylor – $2,200 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha

It was a great series from the first weekend with a record crowd through the final day when ten trophies were awarded. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the series; we appreciate you and hope to see you again soon.

Below you can find links to results and updates for each of the trophy events during the series.

2022 SHRPO Schedule and Results

Championship: Sergio Aido – $900,100
Event 1 ($400 Multi-Flight): Andrew Pecina – $225,906
Event 2 ($400 Seniors): Robert Garcia – $15,364
Event 3 ($400 Big O): Hal Rotholz – $11,860
Event 4 ($200 Bounty): Eric Halpern – $5,495
Event 5 ($600 O8): Aaron Kupin – $17,015
Event 6 ($400 PLO8): Kaklil Francis – $13,200
Event 7 ($150 Big Stack): Darrell Carill – $7,196
Event 8 ($400 OE): Chris Labrie – $5,328
Event 9 ($600 Bounty): Steve Olivier – $12,478
Event 10 ($600 Bounty PLO): Vincent Fiorenza – $17,240
Event 11 ($400 PLO8): Sheila O’Connor – $10,000
Event 12 ($300 Ladies): Mica Lamar – $5,000
Event 13 ($400 NLH): Donna Stutts – $19,197
Event 14 ($1,100 6-Max): Vincent Chauve – $58,030
Event 15 ($600 PLO): Duff Charette – $48,075
Event 16 ($600 Turbo): Jennifer Borsini – $12,500
Event 17 ($1,100 Seniors): Neil Blumenfield – $31,670
Event 18 ($200 Big Stack): Carlos Pino – $54,720
Event 19 ($600 H.O.R.S.E.): Phil Hui – $14,460
Event 20 ($400 Turbo): Rob Brown – $9,320
Event 21 ($600 6-Max): Nick Yunis – $31,415
Event 22 ($1,100 PLO8): Colby Covington – $25,875
Event 23 ($1,100 NLH): Michael Tweedlie – $66,500
Event 24 ($25K PLO High Roller): Melad Marji – $443,118
Event 25 ($600 Bounty PLO): Brandon Duvdivani – $13,660
Event 26 ($200 Bounty): Jarett Minkoff – $8,460
Event 27 ($1,100 Turbo): James Rodriguez – $29,185
Event 28 ($1,100 H.O.R.S.E.): Filippos Stavrakis – $24,045
Event 29 ($2,200 NLH): Ian O’Hara – $107,155
Event 30 ($50K Super High Roller): David Peters – $407,545
Event 31 ($600 Bounty): Rostyslav Huriak – $15,885
Event 33 ($400 Bounty): Michael Sautner – $13,150
Event 34 ($150 Big Stack): Christopher Sweeney – $5,320
Event 35 ($2,700 Big 4): Josh Adcock – $151,469
Event 36 ($1,100 Mixed PLO): Matt Bretzfield – $20,165
Event 37 ($200 Big Stack): Shannon McCloud – $21,580
Event 38 ($600 Turbo): Filippos Stavrakis – $12,060
Event 39 ($1,100 Big 4): Ivan Ruban – $107,125
Event 40 ($25K Big 4 High Roller): Nolan King – $713,190
Event 41 ($2,200 PLO): Esther Taylor – $59,825
Event 42 ($400 Bounty): David Baize – $6,599
Event 43 ($10K One-Day): Ed Sebesta – $311,915
Event 44 ($1,100 PLO): Jeremy Ausmus – $36,675
Event 45 ($200 Bounty): Aleksandr Tishchenko – $5,610

Ed Sebesta Wins Event 43 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Outright for $311,915

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 43
$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  111
Prize Pool:  $1,065,600
August 9, 2022

2022 SHRPO Event 43 Winner Ed Sebesta

Event 43 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was the $10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). The perennial SHRPO big buy-in closing event drew 111 entries, generating a prize pool of $1,065,600, more than doubling the guarantee.

Emerging victorious was Ed Sebesta, winning outright for $311,915.

“My best result before recently had been for $47,000,” said Sebesta afterward. “Then two months ago I won a high roller at the Aria for $120,000, and now this. I’m definitely on a heater.”

Sebesta was quick to mention how well he ran, but also how making some bold plays were necessary.

“Mostly, I got lucky,” admitted Sebesta, “but I pulled a few plays that most of these guys probably didn’t expect I would make. It was a combination of both. Then when I got heads up, I was on a roll. I had a big stack, applied pressure, and it worked out.”

Sebesta resides in Richmond, Texas, is retired, and plays poker as a hobby. He gives all of his winnings to The Congregation of Holy Cross in honor of his son, who went to the University of Notre Dame and became a Priest, before tragically passing away after a long battle with a brain tumor.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1EdSebesta$311,915
2BrandonLulov$201,100
3SeanRagozzini$118,280
4FilippKhavin$77,250
5StephenSong$59,675
6RenLin$49,025
7ElioFox$41,555
8DarrenElias$36,230
9AshrafChehata$32,000
10TaylorWilson$32,000
11JoeMcKeehen$28,240
12Taylorvon Kriegenbergh$28,240
13ChristopherMills$25,045
14MitchellHalverson$25,045

Jeremy Ausmus Wins Event 44 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Outright for $36,675

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 44
$1,100 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries:  139
Prize Pool:  $134,830
August 9, 2022

2022 SHRPO Event 44 Winner Jeremy Ausmus

Event 44 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $1,100 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry). The event attracted 139 entries, generating a prize pool of $134,830. Taking it down was Jeremy Ausmus, winning the tournament outright for $36,675.

One of the most decorated players in the game, this marked Ausmus’ first SHRP trophy. In 2018, he finished runner-up in the SHRPO Championship event, and with his victory tonight he is approaching $12.6 million in career live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JeremyAusmus$36,675
2DavidMoreno$23,775
3KyleTaddei$15,915
4JoshReichard$10,980
5AbdullahFaiz$7,815
6IraSchwartz$5,750
7SamanthaPerryman$4,370
8EliPollack$4,370
9ArtemMetalidi$3,400
10DashDudley$3,400
11AndersonIreland$2,800
12TomThomas$2,800
13DanIman$2,375
14PhilHui$2,375
15JordanMiller$2,095
16JavierZarco$2,095
17AndresReyes Rodriguez$1,920
18MichaelWang$1,920

Aleksandr Tishchenko Wins Event 45 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Outright for $5,610

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 45
$200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  264
Prize Pool:  $29,040
Bounty Prize Pool:  $13,200
August 9, 2022

2022 SHRPO Event 45 Winner Aleksandr Tishchenko

Event 45 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty No Limit-Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 264 entries created a prize pool of $29,040 with an additional $13,200 set aside for bounties.

Earning the victory was Aleksandr Tishchenko, winning outright for $5,610.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1AleksandrTishchenko$5,610
2JaymeBrashears$3,855
3RodrigoAldorino$2,775
4LeonardoEmperador Marquez$1,810
5LisaTeebagy$1,400
6NikitaBakarjiev$1,160
7FrancisGarcia$975
8AxelPantaleon$815
9DavidDohner$665
10LeviBerger$665
11RobertoBendeck$560
12DolphusPowers$560
13GeorgeHortelano$480
14LuisSuarez$480
15DerrickFoster$480
16JorgeLlaguno$440
17PaulColacicco$440
18LyesYazid$440
19StevenMcKoy$410
20DanielHallowell$410
21AlejandroMartinez$410
22AntonioColon$380
23CarlosMedina$380
24AlejandroFunes$380
25DidierBramy$350
26JosephBlock$350
27NathanHays$350
28AlanLeon$335
29GilNachum$335
30HowardSchrager$335
31ChristopherMiranda$335
32DmitryCherney$335
33DavidSathue$112
34HumbertoMiranda de Andrade$112
35BenjaminPollan$111

Event 44: Jeremy Ausmus Wins! ($36,675); David Moreno Eliminated in 2nd Place ($23,775)

$1,100 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 24:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 139

David Moreno was all in for his remaining 220,000-ish from the big blind with QsQh7c2c against Jeremy Ausmus on the button holding KcJc10d8h.

The board ran out 8c8s3dAcJs, giving Ausmus eights full of jacks to win Event 44 outright for $36,675.

David Moreno finished runner-up for $23,775.

Event 43: Ed Sebesta Wins! ($311,915); Brandon Lulov Eliminated in 2nd Place ($201,100)

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 111

Ed Sebesta

Brandon Lulov limped from the button and Ed Sebesta checked his option in the big blind.

The flop was 4s5c3d, Sebesta checked, Lulov bet 30,000, Sebesta check-raised to 100,000, and Lulov called.

The turn was the 4d, Sebesta bet 100,000, and Lulov called.

The river was the 4h, Sebesta moved all in, and Lulov thought for about 20 seconds before he called all in for roughly 500,000.

Sebesta showed 5s4c for quads fours, Lulov’s hand wasn’t shown, and Sebesta won Event 43 outright for $311,915. Lulov finished runner-up for $201,100.

A recap of the event will be posted later this morning.

Brandon Lulov

Event 44: Results Update

$1,100 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 19:  600/1,200
Players Remaining: 2 of 139

Kyle Taddei

Here is a look at the bustouts that brought things down to the heads-up final in Event 44.

3rd: Kyle Taddei – $15,915
4th: Josh Reichard – $10,980
5th: Abdullah Faiz – $7,815

Here is a look at the chip counts between the final two players.

Jeremy Ausmus – 2,305,000
David Moreno – 475,000

Event 43: Sean Ragozzini – 3rd Place ($118,280)

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 111

Sean Ragozzini

Brandon Lulov raised all in from the small blind for effectively 315,000 and Sean Ragozzini thought for a bit before he called all in.

Lulov:  Jh7h
Ragozzini:  Kh3h

The board ran out 7cAhKcJc10d, giving Lulov jacks and sevens on the turn to eliminate Ragozzini in third place.

Brandon Lulov  –  1,050,000  (35 bb)
Ed Sebesta  –  1,215,000  (41 bb)
Sean Ragozzini  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($118,280)

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