Hosted Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in South Florida in 2022 SHR open poker $3,000,000 Guaranteed $5,300 for the August 5-9 No-Limit Hold’em Championship event. The tournament attracted a massive field of 1,110 entries, voiding the guarantee to create a final prize pool of $5,383,500. In the end, Sergio Aido won the title SHR Guitar Cup, first prize $900,100.
It was the third largest result of the Spaniard’s career in the high-stakes tournaments, after the $1.8 million he earned for winning the 2019 title. European Poker Tour Monte Carlo €100,000 super roller, and $1.35 million on payday which he earned as the runner-up in the $128000 Triton Poker event in 2017.
Aido now owns more than $14 million in professional tournament earnings, ensuring him further control of the number two money list in Spain ever. Only his compatriot Adrien Matthews ($28.7 million) got more money in the ring.
In addition to the money and the title, Aido also scored 1,920 card player Overall player points to win. This was his first title and sixth in the final standings of the year. With a total of 3,153 points and about $1.3 million year-to-date POY Its earnings, Aido now ranks 19th in 2022 POY sponsored race Global Poker.
This tournament lasted for five days. Lots of big names were among the 139 players who made money, including in 2022 Where are the millions? Champion: Tony Senchtag (35), Cherish Andrews (30), Governor WSOP . World Series of Poker Main event champion Espen Gorstad (29), Andrew Ostapchenko (28), Matt Affleck (14), and 2021 Wynn Millions main event winner Andrew Moreno (11).
The final day started with seven players remaining, with Mike Kelker (ninth – $90,650) and James Mackey (eighth – $122,260) having been eliminated late in the third day. It was Ryan Gianquette who started the stack, and he quickly found himself in everything. And at stake with KQ racing against the pocket jacks of two-time bracelet winner Jim Collopy. Jack on the flop gave a Collopy, which remained his best hand from there on. Gianquette earned $154,185 as the seventh place finisher.
Augs Steinmann’s race in this event ended in brutal fashion. He’s got the best hand in Hold’em: Pocket Cards. He moved everything in the last 8.5 or so big blinds from his early position and got a dozen pocket call from high-stakes tournament regular Chris Brewer, who was on a cut. The rest of the table got out of the way and Steinman favored a 4:1 ratio to double it. Brewers fumbled a dozen full of fours, though, turning the tables to leave Steinmann in a terrible predicament. Steinmann had no help from the bend or the river and lost in sixth place ($186,200).
The next elimination did not occur for about six hours. After this extended stretch of quintet action, Raul Hernandez lifted from under the rifle with a six-pocket, and summoned Aido from the big blind with a Q-10. Aido flopped with a queen and took everything high on Hernandez’s continuation bet. Hernandez made the call on the Q-5-3 flop with two diamonds on board. He got a straight pull on the turn, but a pair of river planks sent him to the rail in fifth ($231,060).
A classic pre-paid coin pattern marked the end of the day’s early chip leader Justin Liberto. The bracelet winner takes it all with an A.s face 99 Eido. The pocket pair got stuck and Liberto lost in fourth place ($305,955). The result increased his career earnings to nearly $4.6 million.
Brewer featured in the event with three titles and 14 final table games under his belt in 2022. The former team distance runner dropped to 20 big blinds after folding it up in a big showdown with Collopy. The pair quickly closed the horns again, this time with all the chips on top. The brewer is raised from the button with A10 Pay three Collopy bet at 99 from the big canopy. Brewer called all in and the K-plate came down73sK To lock the Collopy pot.
Brewer got his home for $412,375 for his third-place bid. This was the fourth biggest hit of his career, and his recorded earnings increased to nearly $6.6 million. Brewer also earned 1,280 POY Point to finish the podium. With 4,723 points and more than 2.6 million dollars in POY His earnings so far in 2022, Brewer climbed up the rankings and took second place in POY Leaderboard. He is now only 178 points behind current contender Stephen Chidwick.
With that, the head-to-head game began with Collopy holding 26,525,000 to 17,850,000 for Aido. Aido topped the lead by winning a big pot with AJ versus full jacks, defeating the Pocket Queens from Collopy on a double board. After that, he got more than 2.5:1 advantage chip.
On the last hand, Collopy is raised from the button with an A5 Summon Aido from Big Blind Q10 Flipping brought K.65. Aido raised a continuous bet of 600,000 from Collopy by pulling the flush, making it a bet of 1,850,000. Called Collopy and the role brought 4. Aido bet 1,800,000 with a flush, a Collopy called a pull nut, and a pair of fives. 10 Pair the board at the end. Aido and Collopy checked, after some study, he moved the whole at 12.3 million. Aido made the appeal to lock up fate and the title. Collopy was sent home as the runner-up, taking home $614.775 in his career for his strong showing. He now has over $4.2 million in tournament results to his name.
Here is a look at the payments and POY Points awarded on the final table:
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