High Roller: Prize Pool and Payouts with $713,190 Up Top

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$25,500 Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  105
Prize Pool:  $2,593,500
August 8-9, 2022

Registration closed for the $25K Big 4 High Roller with 105 entries. The $2,000,000 guaranteed turned into a prize pool worth $2,593,500 and the last 15 spots will be paid. A min-cash is worth $54,645 while the last six players will earn six digits and the champ will cash for $713,190.

1st: $713,190 + SHRPO trophy
2nd: $505,700
3rd: $319,000
4th: $217,900
5th: $140,050
6th: $103,740
7th: $85,585
8th: $72,615
9th: $70,025
10th: $67,430
11th: $64,840
12th: $62,255
13th: $59,650
14th: $57,055
15th: $54,645

Championship: Mitchell Halverson Eliminated in 12th Place by Sergio Aido

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 1,110

Mitchell Halverson

Raul Hernandez raised to 175,000 from the under the gun, Sergio Aido called in the cutoff, and Mitchell Halverson called in the big blind.

The flop was Ks9d3d, Halverson bet his remaining 150,000, and both Hernandez and Aido called.

The 8h turn was checked by both remaining players, as was the 7h river.

Halverson showed 7d4d for a pair of sevens, besting Hernandez’s AdQh, but Aido tabled 10s10h for a pair of tens to win the pot and eliminate Halverson in 12th place.

Sergio Aido  –  4,975,000  (66 bb)
Raul Hernandez  –  1,950,000  (26 bb)
Mitchell Halverson  –  Eliminated in 12th Place  ($69,900)

Championship: Tim Capretta Eliminated in 13th Place by Sergio Aido

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  12 of 1,110

Tim Capretta
Tim Capretta

Tim Capretta min-raised under the gun to 150,000, Mike Liang reraised from the button to 375,000, and Sergio Aido tanked for a while in the small blind before he moved all in for more than 2.5 million.

Capretta called all in for about 950,000, and Liang quickly folded, later claiming he had ace-ten suited.

Capretta turned over QhJh, and he needed to improve to stay alive against Aido’s KhKd.

The board came As10s3dAc9d, and the pocket kings held up for Aido to win the pot and eliminate Capretta in 13th place.

Sergio Aido  –  4,200,000  (56 bb)
Tim Capretta  –  Eliminated in 13th Place  ($54,920)

With 12 players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 3,700,000 (49 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $69,900 each.

Action will continue today until there are seven players remaining for tomorrow afternoon’s live-streamed final table, scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.

Event 35: Results Update Down to Two Tables

$2,700 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  17 of 435

Billy Pilossoph

Here is a look at the players that have finished in the money on the journey down to 17 players remaining in the tournament.

18th: Justin Zaki – $12,415
19th: Farhad Jamari – $10,340
20th: William Nguyen – $10,340
21st: John Spadavecchia – $10,340
22nd: James Gilbert – $8,730
23rd: Billy Pilossoph (pictured) – $8,730
24th: Jacky Wong – $8,730
25th: Carlo Rodeiguez – $7,200
26th: Kee Fredkove – $7,200
27th: Anthony Spinella – $7,200
28th: Artem Metalidi – $5,885
29th: Harrison Ashdown – $5,885
30th: Jason Cummings – $5,885
31st: Alan Rosenbaum – $5,885
32nd: Richard Leger – $5,885
33rd: Zachary Eichenbaum – $5,885
34th: Sean Ragozzini – $5,885
35th: Giuseppe Iadisemia – $5,885
36th: Jordan Degrenier – $5,885
37th: Rodney Turvin – $5,180
38th: Daniel Lowe – $5,180
39th: Adolfi Isoldi – $5,180
40th: Mark Dickstein – $5,180
41st: Hector Pacheco – $5,180
42nd: Michael Nugent – $5,180
43rd: Chritina Gollins – $5,180
44th: Corey Wade – $5,180
45th: Endri Foto – $5,180
46th: Paul Fisher – $4,540
47th: Darren Elias – $4,540
48th: Saber Salum Penayo – $4,540
49th: Daniel Couzens – $4,540
50th: Jaroslaw Salabaj – $4,540
51st: Did not collect – $4,540
52nd: Edwatd Mandel – $4,540
53rd: Adam Hendrix – $4,540
54th: Haim Toorgeman – $4,540
55th: Alexander Rosenblatt – $4,540

Here is the remaining prize pool up for grabs:

1st: $215,730 + SHRPO trophy
2nd: $146,250
3rd: $97,080
4th: $65,435
5th: $50,300
6th: $41,800
7th: $35,000
8th: $28,240
9th-10th: $21,510
11th-12th: $18,225
13th-15th: $15,135
16th-17th: $12,415

Championship: Raul Hernandez Doubles Thru Andrew Moreno

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 1,110

Raul Hernandez

Andrew Moreno opened to 150,000 from under the gun, Jim Collopy called in the hijack, and Raul Hernandez called on the button.

The flop was 9d5c4h and Moreno checked to Collopy who bet 175,000. Hernandez raised to 450,000, Moreno called, and Collopy folded.

The turn was the 2c, Moreno bet effectively 475,000, and Hernandez called all in for that amount.

Moreno:  Js9s
Hernandez:  Kc9c

Both had a pair of nines, but Hernandez had the better kicker and a flush draw along with it.

The river was the 4s, safe for Hernandez to double up.

Raul Hernandez  –  2,675,000  (36 bb)
Andrew Moreno  –  2,950,000  (39 bb)

Championship: The Ups & Downs of Raul Hernandez With 13 Players Left

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 1,110

Raul Hernandez
Raul Hernandez

Mitchell Halverson completed the small blind to 75,000, and Raul Hernandez checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came Kd10d8c, Halverson bet 75,000, and Hernandez calls.

The turn card was the 6h, Halverson bet 175,000, Hernandez raised to 500,000, and Halverson folded. Hernandez took the pot.

Raul Hernandez  –  2,000,000  (27 bb)
Mitchell Halverson  –  675,000  (9 bb)

Two hands later, Raul Hernandez raised from the button to 175,000, Sergio Aido reraised from the big blind to 450,000, and Hernandez four-bet it to 1,150,000. Aido folded, and Hernandez took the pot.

Raul Hernandez  –  2,550,000  (34 bb)
Sergio Aido  –  3,475,000  (46 bb)

A couple hands later, Hernandez raised UTG+1 to 150,000, Jim Collopy reraised from the big blind to 475,000, and Hernandez called.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of As3d2c4d, Collopy checked, Hernandez bet 350,000, and Collopy called.

The river card was the Kc, Collopy checked, Hernandez bet 925,000, and Collopy tanked for a while before he called.

Hernandez showed QhJh for a queen-high bluff, and Collopy turned over AdAc to win the pot with a set of aces.

Jim Collopy  –  5,050,000  (67 bb)
Raul Hernandez  –  750,000  (10 bb)

The next hand, Hernandez raised under the gun for 725, leaving himself just 25K behind. Everyone else folded, and Hernandez won the blinds and ante.

Raul Hernandez  –  950,000  (13 bb)

With 13 players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 3,400,000 (45 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $54,920 each.

Action will continue today until there are seven players remaining for tomorrow afternoon’s live-streamed final table, scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.

Event 35: Francis Anderson Takes One Out

$2,700 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  19 of 435

Francis Anderson

The big blind was all in for a short stack preflop with Ac8c in the hole from the big blind, and Francis Anderson had him covered holding KhJs on the button.

The board was dealt 8s3d2hKcJd, and the big blind was eliminated on the hand. Anderson stacked up 409,000 after collecting the pot.

Francis Anderson – 409,000 (34 bb)

Championship: Matt Affleck Eliminated in 14th Place by James Mackey

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 1,110

Matt Affleck

Matt Affleck raised all in for 575,000 from middle position and James Mackey called from the big blind.

Affleck:  AcJs
Mackey:  Ad6h

The board ran out 8s9s2h5d7h, giving Mackey a nine-high straight on the river to eliminate Affleck in 14th place.

James Mackey  –  4,500,000  (60 bb)
Matt Affleck  –  Eliminated in 14th Place ($54,920)

Championship: Mike Kilker Shoves the Turn Against Ryan Gianquitti

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  14 of 1,110

Ryan Gianquitti raised to 150,000 from the hijack, Mike Kilker called on the button, and Chris Brewer called in the big blind.

The flop was 5c4h2d and Brewer checked to Gianquitti who continued for 200,000. Kilker raised to 600,000, Brewer folded, and Gianquitti called.

The turn was the 6c, Gianquitti checked, Kilker shoved for roughly 1,525,000, and Gianquitti thought for a bit before he folded.

Mike Kilker  –  3,250,000  (43 bb)
Ryan Gianquitti  –  2,900,000  (39 bb)

Championship: Back From Dinner; Playing Down From 14 to 7 Tonight

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  14 of 1,110

The final 14 players have returned from dinner to begin Level 26, with increased blinds of 50,000-75,000 with a 75,000 ante.

Here are the official chip counts:

TABLE  7
Seat 1.  
Seat 2.  
Seat 3.  James Mackey  –  4,225,000  (56 bb)
Seat 4.  Ryan Gianquitti  –  3,625,000  (48 bb)
Seat 5.  Matt Affleck  –  625,000  (8 bb)
Seat 6.  Mike Kilker  –  2,500,000  (33 bb)
Seat 7.  Justin Liberto  –  4,950,000  (66 bb)
Seat 8.  Chris Brewer  –  6,325,000  (84 bb)
Seat 9.  Ugis Steinman  –  3,400,000  (45 bb)

TABLE  8
Seat 1.  
Seat 2.  Sergio Aido  –  4,000,000  (53 bb)
Seat 3.  Andrew Moreno  –  3,575,000  (48 bb)
Seat 4.  Tim Capretta  –  2,775,000  (37 bb)
Seat 5.  Jim Collopy  –  3,200,000  (43 bb)
Seat 6.  Mitchell Halverson  –  950,000  (13 bb)
Seat 7.  Raul Hernandez  –  1,750,000  (23 bb)
Seat 8.  
Seat 9.  Mike Liang  –  3,975,000  (53 bb)

The live-stream has finished for today, and they’ll just be playing out in the ballroom. The live-stream will be back for tomorrow afternoon’s final table.

Here are the payouts they’re playing for:

1st:  $900,100 + Guitar Tower Trophy
2nd:  $614,775
3rd:  $412,375
4th:  $305,955
5th:  $231,060
6th:  $186,200
7th:  $154,185
8th:  $122,260
9th-10th:  $90,650
11th-12th:  $69,900
13th-14th:  $54,920

With 14 players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 3,175,000 (42 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $54,920 each.

Action will continue today until there are seven players remaining for tomorrow afternoon’s live-streamed final table, scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.