2022 SHRPO Live Updates

Event 1: Skip McDonough Eliminated in 154th Place by Michael Jagroo

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  150 of 7,703

Michael Jagroo

Michael Jagroo raised from the cutoff to 65,000, Skip McDonough moved all in from the small blind for 380,000, and Jagroo thought for a while before he called with Ks10s.

McDonough turned over Ac8c, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came KdJc4sQs9d, and Jagroo paired his king on the flop and rivered a king-high straight to win the pot and eliminate McDonough in 154th place.

Michael Jagroo  –  1,630,000  (54 bb)
Skip McDonough  –  Eliminated in 154th Place  ($2,034)

With about 150 players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is around 1,025,000 (34 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $2,034 each.

Event 13: Prize Pool and Payouts with $33,130 Up Top

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 13
$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  505
Prize Pool:  $169,175
July 31, 2022

Registration closed for the one-day $400 Deep Stack with a huge 505 entries in the field. They more than tripled up the $50,000 guarantee into a prize pool worth $169,175. The last 64 players will earn some money with $625 for a min-cash and $33,130 up top for the Event 13 champ.

1st: $33,130 + SHRPO trophy
2nd: $21,915
3rd: $14,875
4th: $10,340
5th: $7,940
6th: $6,620
7th: $5,515
8th: $4,400
9th-10th: $3,300
11th-12th: $2,740
13th-15th: $2,180
16th-18th: $1,830
19th-21st: $1,545
22nd-24th: $1,295
25th-27th: $1,110
28th-36th: $950
37th-45th: $820
46th-54th: $700
55th-64th: $625

Event 1: David Albertson Won a Massive Pot Before the Break to Catapult to the Chip Lead

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  185 of 7,703

David Albertson
Chipleader David Albertson

The players returned from break to begin Level 24, with increased blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 ante.

With about 185 players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is around 835,000 (28 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $1,525 each.

A scan of the field during the break turned up four players with at least two million in chips, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  David Albertson  –  3,845,000  (128 bb)
2.  Rafaello Locatelli  –  2,795,000  (93 bb)
3.  Phillip Theard  –  2,345,000  (78 bb)
4.  Ronald Collins  –  2,275,000  (76 bb)

David Albertson won a huge pot right before the break, where he raised big preflop to 150,000. His opponent didn’t see the raise, and only called 25K, thinking nobody had raised the big blind.

He was given a fairly standard ruling with two options — he could fold and forfeit his 25,000 into the pot, or he could call the full amount of the raise. He chose to call.

The flop came Ax4x2x, and the player who had mistakenly called moved all in with a sizable stack worth well over a million in chips.

Albertson called with AdKd for top pair, top kicker, and his opponent turned over Ax5x — pair of aces with a lower kicker, and a gutshot straight draw. Albertson had his opponent covered.

The turn card paired the board with another 2x, and the river card was a Qx. Albertson won the huge pot with his king kicker to eliminate his opponent and catapult to a sizable chip lead at the break.

David Albertson  –  3,845,000  (128 bb)

Event 1: Alex Kimpel Cracks Kings to Double Up

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  216 of 7,703

Alex Kimpel

Alex Kimpel (yesterday’s Flight G chip leader) moved all in from early position for 375,000, and the player in the cutoff called with KsKc.

Kimpel turned over Kh10h, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Kd9h3h2dQh — the cutoff flopped a set of kings, but Kimpel rivered a heart flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Alex Kimpel  –  815,000  (33 bb)

With about 216 players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is around 715,000 (29 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $1,525 each.

Event 1: Pasha Golovin Rivers a Flush Against Nigel Murray’s Straight to Quadruple His Stack

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  250 of 7,703

Pasha Golovin
Pasha Golovin

Nigel Murray raised from UTG+1, and Pasha Golovin moved all in from the cutoff for 80,000. The player in the big blind called, as did Murray, and any further betting would create a side pot.

Both players checked to the river on a board of Kc5h3hQdJh, the big blind checked, Murray bet 50,000, and the big blind folded.

Murray showed As10h for a rivered ace-high straight, but Golovin turned over 9h8h for a rivered nine-high flush to win the pot and nearly quadruple his chip stack.

Pasha Golovin  –  315,000  (13 bb)
Nigel Murray  –  850,000  (34 bb)

With about 250 players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is around 615,000 (25 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $1,462 each.

Event 1: Kevin McCormick Doubles Up

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  290 of 7,703

Kevin McCormick

A player raised from middle position to 20,000, Kevin McCormick moved all in from the cutoff for 175,000, and his opponent tanked for a long time before he called with 6s6d.

McCormick turned over AsQd, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came QhJh3c9sKs, and McCormick paired his queen on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.

Kevin McCormick  –  400,000  (20 bb)

With about 290 players remaining from a field of 7,703, the average chip stack is around 530,000 (27 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $1,398 each.

Event 13: Last Level to Register

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  400/800 with a 800 ante
Entries:  468

Sahar Khajavi

Event 13 reached Level 8 of the tournament, the last chance to jump into this big one-day tournament. With 468 entries, they’ve already tripled up the guarantee for a great Sunday afternoon.

Sahar Khajavi and Nancy Thomas are among the crowd in the Meeting Room, Khajavi coming off a second-place finish in the Ladies Event last night. Thomas hit a big $100K score in the 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open opening event for a second place finish.

Nancy Thomas

Event 15 Flight A: Expanding PLO

$600 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

Multi-flight tournaments are generally reserved for big No Limit Hold’em tournaments but we’re changing that up this week and putting out some Pot Limit Omaha action. Event 15 is a $600 PLO tournament with flights and a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.

We expect a healthy group of our Omaha lovers to come out to enjoy this one. Flight A gets underway at 5 pm with the last two flights running on Monday.

Players start with 20K deep stacks and all levels last 30 minutes on Day 1, going up to 40 minutes on Day 2. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 9:30 pm. All flights will play down to the last 12.5% of the field and survivors will return on Tuesday for Day 2 at 2 pm in the money.

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when field reaches 12.5%
  • Event 15 Structure Sheet

Event 14: Big Money Six-Max

$1,100 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

Continuing the packed Sunday schedule with a big short-handed tournament at 4 pm. Event 14 has a $1,100 buy-in with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, a two-day structure, and six-max tables to keep the action moving.

Players start with 20K deep stacks and blinds last 30 minutes for the first 12 levels, going up to 40 minutes after that. Late registration and a single re-entry option are available until the start of Level 9 at 9 pm after a 45-minute dinner break.

Day 1 will continue through 15 full levels and survivors will return on Monday at 2 pm for Day 2.

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-12 last 30 minutes; Level 13+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:00pm)
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet