Sean Winter Wins Seminole Flagship Event for $698,175
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2019) – For the fifth consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded with the crowning of The Big 4 champions at the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.
This year’s SHRPO kicked off with a record-breaking series opener. With 3,229 entries, the $600 Deep Stack NLH event nearly doubled its $1 million guarantee for a final prize pool of $1,711,370. Raminder Singh (Delray Beach, Fla.) took home a SHRPO trophy and cashed $200,000.
Unique to South Florida, the Big 4 is a collection of four tournament finales that feature staggered structures, timed so the events play down simultaneously. This year’s events boasted combined prize pool guarantees of $6.5 million. With 1,846 entries in Big 4 events, total cash payout exceeded the guarantees, topping out at more than $8,301,150.
The quartet of winners earned more than $1,785,818 million, with Sean Winter winning the SHRPO Championship and claiming $698,175. This year’s SHPRO Championship drew in 809 total entries, boasting a total prize pool of $3,923,650.
This is the fourth six-figure score for Winter at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, but his first victory here. With the win, Winter brings his live tournament earnings to more than $13.6 million.
SHRPO Championship Final Table Results:
1st: Sean Winter (Jacksonville, Fla.) $698,175
2nd: Shalom Elharrar (Israel) $487,695
3rd: Jerry Robinson (Raleigh, N.C.) $314,230
4th: Jordan Fisch (Toronto, Canada) $232,065
5th: Giuliano Lentini (New York City, N.Y.) $176,350
6th: Ben Farrell (Birmingham, U.K.) $139,705
7th: Joseph Cheong (Las Vegas, Nev.) $115,300
8th: Brandon Carl (Yorba Lina, Calif.) $91,365
9th: Nick Schwarmann (Daytona Beach, Fla.) $69,800
The other Big 4 winners include:
Shaun Deeb (Troy, N.Y.), winning the $25,500 High Roller for $778,300
Jessica Dawley (Hollywood, Fla.), winning the $2,650 NLH Single Re-Entry for $204,610
Keith Brennan (Ashbourne, Ireland), winning the $1,100 NLH Re-Entry for $104,035
The play down of all four events was streamed online by Poker Night in America, as well as filmed for later airing on CBS Sports Network.
SHRPO preliminary events featured the Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic. The event drew 370 entries, and saw Randal Fernandez of Aventura, Fla. win the event for the second consecutive year. More than $194,580 was raised for the charity benefitting the Conine Clubhouse, a home-away-from-home where families of children under care at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital can stay for free as long as necessary.
Other signature event winners from the 2019 SHRPO include:
Jason Mercier (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), winning the $50,000 Super High Roller for $715,860
Currently undergoing a $1.5 billion property-wide expansion, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will unveil its new iconic Guitar Hotel on Oct. 24, in time for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO). Poker action will return to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood on Nov. 20 – Dec. 4 for the World Poker Tour Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open. Future tournament information and poker hotel rates are available at SHRPO.com.
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About Seminole Hard Rock Poker
Seminole Hard Rock Poker encompasses four major poker series held annually at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In August 2013, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) was introduced to poker players around the world and featured a $10 million guarantee championship, the largest guarantee in history. In addition to the SHRPO, Seminole Hard Rock Poker series’ includes the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (January), Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April) and Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll” Poker Open (November). All four series fall under the SHRPO umbrella with tournament news, live updates and championship live streaming. Visit www.SHRPO.com. Join the conversation at #SHRPO, and tag us @SHRPO.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It is a world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination that features a AAA Four Diamond-rated, 465 room luxury hotel; expansive gaming offerings including first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South Florida’s premier poker room; spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and nightlife; and the popular Hard Rock Event Center which hosts celebrity performances, comedy acts and sporting events. A $1.5 billion expansion slated to open October, 2019, will bring 638 new, luxury guestrooms to the first-ever, guitar-shaped Guitar Hotel and 168 upscale guest accommodations, including unique swim-up suites, in the adjacent Oasis Tower at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Upon completion, the property will have a combined total of 1,271 rooms. The project will also unveil a lush, “Bora Bora” style lagoon with private cabanas and butler service; a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa®; a 13.5 acre recreational water experience for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding; 19 dining outlets and 20 bars and lounges; an expansive gaming floor housing 3,100 slots, 193 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space including a 38,000 square-foot, carpeted exhibition hall; and a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. The highly anticipated Hard Rock Live entertainment venue with a 7,000-person capacity, will showcase A-list entertainers, comedy acts, Broadway performances, sporting events and live broadcast productions. The integrated resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7, (U.S. Highway 441), and is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more information, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com,call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.