Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces Winners from 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Big 4 Championships

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.(August 10, 2023) – For the eighth consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded with the crowning of The Big 4 champions at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

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 four primary events boasted combined prize pool guarantees of $6.5 million. With 2,082 entries in Big 4 events, the total cash payout exceeded the guarantees, topping out at more than $8.7 million.

The quartet of winners earned more than $1.5 million, with Farid Jattin winning the SHRPO Championship and claiming $655,000. This year’s SHRPO Championship drew 1,070 total entries, boasting a total prize pool of more than $5.1 million.

SHRPO Championship Final Table Results:

1st: Faird Jattin (Miami, Fla.) – $655,000 + SHRPO Trophy

2nd: Shannon Shorr (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) – $545,000

3rd: Omer Rotman (Israel) – $490,762

4th: Kitty Kuo (Taipei, Taiwan) – $480,763

5th: Jim Collopy (Washington, D.C.) – $223,925

6th: Koray Aldemir (Berlin, Germany) – $180,130

7th: Nadya Magnus (Russia) – $148,885

8th: Mike Leah (Las Vegas, Nev.) – $118,115

9th: Philipe Pizzari Pinto (Miami, Fla.) – $87,960

The other Big 4 winners include:

  • Dan Sepiol (Bloomington, Ind.), winning the $2,700 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em for $204,735
  • James Carroll (Las Vegas, Nev.), winning the $1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em for $100,000
  • Aaron Mermelstein (Philadelphia, Pa.) winning the $25,500 High Roller NLH for $614,615

This year’s SHRPO kicked off with the $400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (NLH), which had 6,253 entries. The event more than doubled its $1 million guarantee for a final prize pool of more than $2 million. Winner Johnny Bromberg (Los Angeles, Calif.) was awarded the title and cashed for $219,490.

Poker action will return to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood with the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open on Nov. 15 – 29. For more information and to view the series schedule, future tournament details and make hotel reservations, please visit