Poker, Casino & Gaming
August 10, 2023

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


2023 SHRPO Championship Winner, Faird Jattin
2023 SHRPO Championship Winner, Faird Jattin

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


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About Seminole Hard Rock Poker
Seminole Hard Rock Poker encompasses four major poker series held annually at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In August 2013, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) was introduced to poker players around the world and featured a $10 million guarantee championship, the largest guarantee in history. In addition to the SHRPO, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker series’ includes the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (January), Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April) and Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll” Poker Open (November). All four series fall under the SHRPO umbrella with tournament news, live updates and championship live streaming. Visit Join the conversation at #SHRPO and tag us @SHRPO.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship-integrated resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion in 2019, highlighting the debut of the world’s first and only Guitar Hotel. Between three hotel towers, the resort boasts 1,271 luxury guestrooms. Amenities include a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; an 18-acre recreational water experience; private “Bora Bora” style cabanas; more than 20 food and beverage outlets; an expansive gaming floor with more than 2,700 slots, more than 200 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. Hard Rock Live, ranked No. 5 worldwide in 2022 gross revenue for both Pollstar Magazine and Billboard in its respective categories, highlights A-list entertainers and performers, sporting events and live broadcast productions in an intimate 7,000-person capacity setting. Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441). For more information, visit us online at, 1 (800) 937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.