Championship: Justin Liberto Leads Tomorrow’s Final Table with 13.6 Million

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,110

Justin Liberto
Justin Liberto

After the elimination of James Mackey in eighth place, the final seven players bagged up for tomorrow afternoon’s live-streamed final table, which begins at 1:00 pm.

There is 5:30 remaining in Level 27, with blinds at 50,000-100,000 with a 100,000 ante. Here are the official chip counts, followed by the remaining payouts they’re playing for:

Seat 1.  Chris Brewer  –  9,700,000  (97 bb)
Seat 2.  Ryan Gianquitti  –  1,275,000  (13 bb)
Seat 3.  Sergio Aido  –  4,700,000  (47 bb)
Seat 4.  Raul Hernandez  –  4,525,000  (45 bb)
Seat 5.  Jim Collopy  –  8,900,000  (89 bb)
Seat 6.  Justin Liberto  –  13,625,000  (136 bb)
Seat 7.  Ugis Steinman  –  1,650,000  (17 bb)

1st:  $900,100 + Guitar Tower Trophy
2nd:  $614,775
3rd:  $412,375
4th:  $305,955
5th:  $231,060
6th:  $186,200
7th:  $154,185

Return to SHRPO.com tomorrow at 1:00 pm, when our Big 4 tournament final tables will all begin on the final day of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

Championship: James Mackey Eliminated in 8th Place by Justin Liberto; Live-Streamed Final Table is Set

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,110

James Mackey
James Mackey

James Mackey raised from the cutoff to 200,000, and Justin Liberto called from the big blind.

The flop came Qh8s4c, Liberto checked, Mackey bet 150,000, and Liberto check-raised to 425,000. Mackey called.

The turn card was the 2s, Liberto bet 675,000, and Mackey thought for a while before he called.

The river card was the Js, and Liberto moved all in. Mackey had about 2.9 million remaining in his stack, and he stopped to think for a bit.

Mackey seemed incredulous as he shook his head and said something along the lines of “If you got there, that’s so sick.”

Mackey paused for another few moments before he called all in for 2,900,000 with 8d8c for a flopped set of eights.

But Liberto turned over Ks10s for a rivered king-high flush to win the pot and eliminate Mackey in eighth place.

Justin Liberto  –  13,625,000  (136 bb)
James Mackey  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($122,260)

The final seven players are now bagging and tagging their chips for tomorrow afternoon’s live-streamed final table, scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm. Stay tuned for official chip counts.

Championship: Mike Kilker – 9th Place ($90,650)

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 1,110

Mike Kilker

Mike Kilker raised to 225,000 from middle position, Chris Brewer three-bet to 600,000 from the cutoff, Kilker four-bet all in for 3,850,000, and Brewer called instantly.

Kilker:  QsQc
Brewer:  AdAs

The board ran out 10h8d5d4d3d, further improving Brewer to an ace-high flush to eliminate Kilker in ninth place.

Chris Brewer  –  9,700,000  (97 bb)
Mike Kilker  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($90,650)

With eight players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 5,550,000 (56 big blinds).

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

Championship: Jim Collopy Leads the Final Nine; Playing Down to Seven Tonight

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 1,110

After the elimination of Mike Liang in 10th place, the final nine players drew for random seats at the final table. Here are their official chip counts:

Seat 1.  Chris Brewer  –  5,250,000  (53 bb)
Seat 2.  Ryan Gianquitti  –  1,325,000  (13 bb)
Seat 3.  Sergio Aido  –  5,050,000  (51 bb)
Seat 4.  James Mackey  –  4,525,000  (45 bb)
Seat 5.  Raul Hernandez  –  4,775,000  (48 bb)
Seat 6.  Jim Collopy  –  9,150,000  (92 bb)
Seat 7.  Mike Kilker  –  3,850,000  (39 bb)
Seat 8.  Justin Liberto  –  8,700,000  (87 bb)
Seat 9.  Ugis Steinman  –  1,650,000  (17 bb)

And here is the remaining prizepool 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:  $90,650

With nine players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 4,925,000 (49 big blinds).

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

Championship: Mike Liang Eliminated in 10th Place by Sergio Aido

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 1,110

Mike Liang

Mike Liang raised to 1,450,000 (leaving 25,000 behind) from the cutoff, Sergio Aido reraised all in from the button, and Liang called all in for the remaining 25,000.

Liang:  Kc6c
Aido:  AdJc

The board ran out QcJh8c5d5s, no help to Liang after a flopped flush draw, ending his tournament in 10th place.

Sergio Aido  –  4,850,000  (49 bb)
Mike Liang  –  Eliminated in 10th Place  ($90,650)

Championship: Andrew Moreno Eliminated in 11th Place by Sergio Aido

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 1,110

Andrew Moreno
Andrew Moreno

Andrew Moreno called all in under the gun for 25,000, Mike Liang completed the small blind for 100,000, and Sergio Aido raised from the big blind to 325,000. Liang called.

The flop came Ad8d8h, Liang checked, Aido bet 150,000, and Liang folded. Aido took the side pot worth 600,000.

For the main pot, Moreno showed Jc7s, but he’d need to catch something runner-runner to stay alive against Aido’s Ah5s (two pair, aces and eights).

The turn card was the 2s, the river card was the 4h, and Aido won the pot with his two pair to eliminate Moreno in 11th place.

Sergio Aido  –  3,250,000  (33 bb)
Andrew Moreno  –  Eliminated in 11th Place  ($69,900)

With 10 players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 4,425,000 (44 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $90,650 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.

Championship: Jim Collopy Calls Andrew Moreno’s River Bluff

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 1,110

Jim Collopy

Andrew Moreno limped from the small blind and Jim Collopy checked in the big blind.

The flop was 5cAd10s, Moreno bet 100,000, and Collopy called.

The turn was the 3c, Moreno bet 375,000, and Collopy thought for about two minutes before he called.

The river was the Jc, Moreno thought for about a minute before he bet roughly 1,500,000 (leaving behind 25,000), and Collopy called after a few seconds.

Moreno showed 4s3s for a pair of threes, but Collopy tabled 5d3d for fives and threes to win the pot.

Jim Collopy  –  8,550,000  (86 bb)
Andrew Moreno  –  25,000  (< 1 bb)

Championship: Sergio Aido vs. Andrew Moreno

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 1,110

Sergio Aido
Sergio Aido

Sergio Aido completed the small blind to 100,000, Andrew Moreno raised from the big blind to 375,000, and Aido called.

Both players checked to the river on a board of 9s9c8c5c8d, Aido checked, Moreno bet 250,000, and Aido thought for a while before he called with Qh10d — he was playing the two pair on the board, with his queen as a kicker.

But apparently that was enough, as Moreno mucked, and Aido won the pot.

Sergio Aido  –  3,200,000  (32 bb)
Andrew Moreno  –  2,025,000  (20 bb)

With 11 players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 4,025,000 (40 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.

Championship: Mike Kilker Doubles Thru Justin Liberto

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 1,110

Mike Kilker

Mike Kilker limped from the small blind and Justin Liberto checked in the big blind.

The flop was 7d3d2c, Kilker bet 100,000, Liberto raised to 425,000, and Kilker called.

The turn was the 8c, Kilker checked, Liberto bet effectively 1,650,000, and Kilker instantly called all in with 8d4d for a pair of eights with a flush draw. Liberto was behind with Qc9h.

The river was the 7c, safe for Kilker to double up.

Mike Kilker  –  4,450,000  (45 bb)
Justin Liberto  –  6,700,000  (67 bb)

With 11 players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 4,025,000 (40 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.

Championship: Raul Hernandez Doubles Thru Mike Liang

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 1,110

Raul Hernandez
Raul Hernandez

Three players saw a flop of Qc10s7s, and Jim Collopy checked the small blind. Raul Hernandez bet 250,000 from the big blind, Mike Liang called under the gun, and Collopy folded.

The turn card was the 5h, Hernandez bet 500,000, and Liang thought for a while before he called.

The river card was the Qs, Hernandez moved all in for 1,475,000, and Liang asked for a count and thought for a bit before he called with Ks6s for a king-high spade flush.

But Hernandez turned over Qd5s to win the pot with a full house, queens full of fives, and double up in chips.

Raul Hernandez  –  5,200,000  (52 bb)
Mike Liang  –  2,725,000  (27 bb)

With 11 players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 4,025,000 (40 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.