2022 SHRPO Turns Into A Big Success With Close To $20M Awarded
- This year’s SHRPO ran from July 27-August 9 and turned out to be a massive success
- SHRPO awarded nearly $20 million in prizes
- Spanish pro Sergio Aido was crowned SHRPO Champion for $900K
The 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in South Florida concluded on August 9, awarding almost $20 million in prizes to the top finishers.
The schedule was headlined by four huge events referred to as the “Big 4” – the $2,700 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em, the $1,100 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em, the $25,500 Big 4 High Roller and the main highlight of the festival, the $5,300 SHRPO Championship.
Let’s take a look at the biggest winners at the series.
Sergio Aido Becomes Newest SHRPO Champion
The festival culminated in the $5,300 SHRPO Championship which ran from August 5-9 and came with a $3 million guarantee. The tournament attracted a field of 1,110 entries, creating a total prize pool of more than $5.8 million. The lion’s share of that figure, a cool $900,100, went to Spanish poker pro Sergio Aido who also final-tabled the $50K Super High Roller just a week earlier.
Aido’s latest win is his third-largest score to date and has brought his total live earnings to more than $14 million.
David Peters Triumphs in $50K Super High Roller
The $50,000 Super High Roller brought together some of the world’s best high-stakes pros, which were ultimately dominated by David Peters. The four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner pulled off a come-from-behind victory to walk away with the title and the $407,545 top prize.
Nolan King Captures $25,500 Big 4 High Roller
Another big winner at the series was Nolan King who took down the $25,500 Big 4 High Roller. The two-day series drew 105 entries and ended up awarding $2,593,500 in total prize pool. In the end, it was King who emerged victorious, turning his $2,650 satellite ticket into a $713,190 payday.
Other notable winners at the recently-concluded festival include: Andrew Pecina (Event #1: $400 NLH, $225,906), Melad Marji (Event #24: $25,500 PLO High Roller, $443,118), Ian O’Hara (Event #29: $2,200 Deep Stack NLH, $107,155) and Josh Adcock (Event #35: $2,700 Big 4 NLH, $151,469).
Popular pros Phil Hui and Jeremy Ausmus also took down one event each, with female players also winning big at the series, including Sheila O’Connor, Mica Lamar, Donna Stutts and Jennifer Borsini.