The 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) began back on July 22 and will run through August 10 culminating with the $5,250 buy-in, $3 million GTD Main Event from August 6-10.
As July ends, the series has already catered to over 8,000 combined entries and has awarded in excess of $2.3 million in prize money through just 16 completed tournaments.
Here are some highlights from the first week of action.
Yuval Bronshtein Nabs Two Titles
The first trophy awarded during the series was for Event #2: $400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freezeout), a tournament that attracted 100 players and awarded a $34,000 prize pool. The tournament ended in a four-handed deal that saw the chip leader at the time, Yuval Bronshtein, claim the trophy and $6,673 in prize money.
It was a bit of déjà vu as he had won the same event via a four-way deal back in January.
“It’s pretty nice,” Bronshtein told SHRPO reporters. “I won this one in January, and right after that had two second-place finishes in mixed events. Good start to the series for sure.”
Indeed, it was a good start as just a few days later he was at it again in Event #4: $400 Deep Stack Pot-Limit Omaha, a tournament that drew 133 entries and offered up a $45,220 prize pool. Bronshtein claimed his second trophy of the series after a heads-up deal with Nancy Birnbaum.
“Since I won my WSOP bracelet (in the summer of 2019), I’ve got this tremendous confidence whenever I get to a final table,” Bronshtein said. “I don’t feel any stress or pressure. I just feel like I can always play my game, I feel like I’m going to play better than everyone, I feel like I’m going to run better than everyone, and get cards when I need them in the crucial spots.”
Event #4: $400 Deep Stack PLO Final Table Results
*Denotes heads-up deal.
T.K. Miles Big Stack Champ
From July 26-28, Event #7: $200 Big Stack NLH players out. The tournament more than doubled its $150K guarantee as 2,056 entrants across six starting flights created a $328,960 prize pool. On Day 2, 260 players returned to action with Florida’s T.K. Miles sitting second in chips.
The accomplished poker pro used his chips and experience to turn his $200 buy-in into a $51,560 payday after winning the tournament outright. The win saw him cross $4 million in lifetime tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob.
Others to cash the tournament were Lucas Tae (2nd – $37,055), Alex Morgovsky (3rd – $24,645), Sergio Perez (10th – $4,640), Tamara Goldshteyn (20th – $1,900), Rafael Lima (30th – $1,090), Brandon Miller (43rd – $920), and Daryl Boatwright (49th – $785).
Event #7: $200 Big Stack NLH Final Table Results
Raminder Singh Ties Record
On Thursday, July 29, Raminder Singh topped a 333-player field to win Event #14: $200 Double Green Chip Bounty, which nearly tripled its $20K guarantee by generating a $53,280 prize pool.
The tournament ended in a three-way deal with Singh receiving the trophy and $6,256, It was significant as it marked his seventh Seminole Hard Rock Poker major trophy, which tied him with David Prociak for most in history,
Singh’s first three titles came in 2015, while he’s one each from 2018-21.
Event #14: $200 Double Green Chip Bounty Final Table Results
*Denotes three-way deal.
2021 SHRPO Winners Thus Far
|July 22-25||Event #1: $400 Deep Stack NLH||3,730||$1,249,550||Joseph Rossi||$138,887|
|7/22/21||Event #2: $400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freezeout)||100||$34,000||Yuval Bronshtein||$6,673|
|7/23/21||Event #3: $400 HORSE (Freezeout)||82||$27,880||Avery Bloom||$6,903|
|7/25/21||Event #4: $400 Deep Stack PLO||133||$45,220||Yuval Bronshtein||$10,423|
|7/25/21||Event #5: $400 Deep Stack NLH||302||$102,680||Clifford Conners||$22,750|
|July 25-26||Event #6: $1,100 Deep Stack NLH||126||$122,220||Richard Menjura||$35,355|
|July 26-28||Event #7: $200 Big Stack NLH||2,056||$328,960||T.K. Miles||$51,560|
|7/26/21||Event #8: $400 Black Chip Bounty||171||$41,040||Eric Piderit||$10,730|
|7/26/21||Event #9: $400 Deep Stack PLO||122||$41,480||Rebekah Emmons||$12,475|
|7/27/21||Event #10: $400 6-Max NLH||217||$73,780||Lunique Petiote||$13,000|
|7/27/21||Event #11: $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8||93||$31,620||Ziya Rahim||$9,065|
|7/28/21||Event #12: $400 Deep Stack NLH Freezeout||184||$62,560||Michael Rosen||$11,095|
|7/28/21||Event #13: $400 6-Max PLO||128||$43,520||Colbert Silva||$7,136|
|7/28/21||Event #14: $200 Double Green Chip Bounty||333||$36,630||Raminder Singh||$6,256|
|7/29/21||Event #16: $600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freezeout)||111||$58,275||Scott Matejka||$15,108|
|7/30/21||Event #17: $600 HORSE (Freezeout)||108||$56,700||Andy Woodmancey||$13,121|
*Image courtesy of SHRPO.