The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been one of the most popular poker events of 2022. The event, which took place on the Las Vegas Strip, ran for one and half months. The turnout was incredible as players from all over the world showed up.
The Main Event was the highlight as the attendance almost broke the record. After completion of the tournament, poker players were looking forward to the other year's major events, such as the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO).
The planning committee of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker pen has been busy throughout the year to ensure the event will be a success. Most poker players predicted that SHRPO would either be as successful as the 2022 World Series of Poker or come very close to it.
The tournament series opened the event with a bang. The first event was a $400 buy-in Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em tournament with re-entries. Last year’s tournament drew 6,196 entrants.
This year the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open had more entries than in 2021. With a guarantee of $1,000,000, the event had 7,703 entries and a prize pool of $2,541,990 after all the eight starting flights. The turnout, entries, prize pool, and guarantee of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open have moved the tournament to one of the biggest turnouts in the history of the poker sector in Florida.
Action on Day 2
A total of 772 poker players showed up on Day 2. Every flight played down to 10 percent of its respective field.
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament was initially supposed to end on Sunday, the 31st, but the event was extended to Monday due to the huge turnout. Automatically, Monday became Day 3 and the final day. The final day came with a reward of $308,979 for the last winner.
After Day 2, 17 poker players remained to participate on the final day. Corel Theuma was the leading player with 16.625 million chips. Next to him was Colby Covington at Table 7 with 14.950 million chips. In third place is Tobby Morgado, with 14.650 million chips.
The similarities between the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit could not go unnoticed. The only notable difference was the size of the event. Both events had several tournaments with low buy-ins.
The buy-ins attracted several poker players making SHRPO have high attendance. However, a few tournaments in the World Series of Poker Circuit had higher buy-ins than in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
The No-Limit Hold’em Championship
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open will hold a No-Limit Hold’em Championship on August 5th. Although the championship will not be as massive as the just-concluded tournament, the planning committee hopes for a large turnout if the previous event is anything to go by.
Dimitri Vorbe was the ultimate winner during the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship. Fans and poker players are eager to see how this year’s championship will develop.
Dimitri triumphed over a 1,180-entry field and won $929,365 in cash. The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open championships and tournaments take the majority of the credit for turning Florida into a poker hub.