August 11, 2021

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

For the sixth 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 events boasted combined prize pool guarantees of $6.5 million. With 2,328 entries in Big 4 events, total cash payout exceeded the guarantees, topping out at more than $9.7 million.

The quartet of winners earned more than $1.7 million, with Dimitri Vorbe winning the SHRPO Championship NLH and claiming $929,365. This year’s SHRPO Championship drew 1,180 total entries, boasting a total prize pool of more than $5.7 million, marking the third largest championship field in SHRPO history.

SHRPO Championship Final Table Results:

1st: Dimitri Vorbe – $929,365 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: AP Louis Garza – $674,285
3rd: Ian O’Hara – $437,350
4th: Mark Dube – $324,035
5th: Matt Affleck – $244,775
6th: Darren Rabinowitz – $197,850
7th: Jeff Trudeau – $163,390
8th: Harrison Brown – $130,455
9th: Michael Wang – $100,215

The other Big 4 winners include:

  • Shannon Shorr, winning the $2,650 NLH for $186,261
  • Scott Baumstein, winning the $1,100 NLH for $81,220
  • Joe McKeehen, winning the $25,500 NLH High Roller for $550,990

This year’s SHRPO kicked off with the $400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (NLH) which had 3,730 entries across six starting flights. The event more than doubled its $500,000 guarantee for a final prize pool of more than $1.2 million. In a four-way ICM deal, chip leader Joseph Rossi was awarded the title and cashed $138,887.

Poker action will return to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood with the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Nov. 18 – Dec. 1. For more information and to view the series schedule, future tournament details and make hotel reservations, please visit

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, 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. This 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; a 13.5-acre recreational water experience for watersports; private “Bora Bora” style cabanas; more than 15 food and beverage outlets; an expansive gaming floor with 3,000 slots, 193 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, the resort’s entertainment venue, showcases 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, call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.