The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, with Sergio Aido winning the $5,300 SHRPO Championship. Also on the SHRPO schedule were four PokerGO Tour (PGT) qualifying high roller tournaments.

Last week, Melad Marji won the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller for $443,118, while David Peters won the $50,000 Super High Roller for $407,545. After a break for the SHRPO Championship to kick off, two final high rollers were scheduled with the $25,000 The Big 4 High Roller that featured a $2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, and a one-day $10,000 High Roller.

The Big 4 High Roller attracted 105 entrants and created a prize pool of $2,593,500. Playing his first-ever high roller, Nolan King (pictured) emerged victorious after topping a final table that included Sean Winter (2nd), James Carroll (4th), Peters (6th), Chad Eveslage (7th), and Dylan Linde (8th). King collected $713,190 in prize money for his largest career score - besting a runner-up finish in the 2022 WSOP Event #74: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty where he won $117,545.

The final high roller of the series was a one-day tournament that saw 111 entrants create a $1,065,600 prize pool. Players finishing in the money included Joe McKeehen (11th), Darren Elias (8th), Elio Fox (7th), and Stephen Song (5th). Ed Sebesta would defeat Brandon Lulov heads-up to win the $311,915 first-place prize to win his second PGT event of the year after winning the $10,000 buy-in ARIA High Roller on June 3 for $120,000.

2022 PokerGO Tour Leaderboard

Rank Name Points Wins Cashes Earnings
1st Jake Schindler 2,751 4 13 $7,151,433
2nd Phil Ivey 2,742 2 15 $5,375,610
3rd Stephen Chidwick 2,560 3 21 $5,171,276
4th Ali Imsirovic 2,328 6 21 $3,613,156
5th Michael Duek 2,294 0 4 $4,957,705
6th Alex Foxen 2,172 4 17 $6,393,629
7th Espen Jorstad 2,100 1 1 $10,000,000
8th Daniel Dvoress 1,955 1 9 $4,154,995
9th Danny Tang 1,893 1 10 $3,420,315
10th Jason Koon 1,833 1 10 $4,186,913

Note: PokerGO Tour leaderboard is accurate at the date of this article.

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What Does the PGT Leaderboard Winner Get?

At the end of the 2022 PGT season, the top 21 players as ranked by the PGT leaderboard will square off in an invite-only freeroll to crown the 2022 PGT champion. The 2022 PGT Championship will award a winner-take-all $500,000 top prize. Each player's starting stack in the PGT Championship will be based on the number of points earned by a player during the regular season.

What’s Next for the PGT?

The next two qualifying PGT events are at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida, with a $25,000 buy-in and a $10,000 buy-in high roller. Following that, the PGT heads internationally to the Triton Mediterranean Poker Party with 13 PGT points-earning events. 

In Las Vegas, the action returns to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas for a 12-event Stairway To Millions series that includes four PGT events. The 2022 Poker Masters takes center stage at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino starting on September 21 with 12 events, while Super High Roller Bowl VII begins on October 5.

Click here to view the upcoming PokerGO Tour schedule.

* Image courtesy of BJ Nemeth / Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Blog.

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