Justin Liberto Coolers Dan Heimiller To Win SHRPO High Roller for $257,000

Justin Liberto

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHPRO) is in full swing in Hollywood, Florida as dozens of events take place between July 26 and Aug. 8. One of the largest buy-in events on the schedule, Event #23: $10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em, saw longtime pro Justin Liberto defeating veteran opponent Dan Heimiller to win $257,000.

The high roller event had a prize pool of $798,000 and drew 84 top poker players, including Chance Kornuth, who Liberto eliminated on the money bubble, as well as final tablists Alex Foxen (4th - $65,500), recent three-time WSOP bracelet winner Chad Eveslage (5th - $49,900) and 2021 GPI Female Player of the Year Nadya Magnus (9th - $25,800).

SHRPO Event #23: $10,000 Deep Stack NLH Final Table Results

 1Justin Liberto$257,000
 2Dan Heimiller$155,600
 3Asher Neaman$96,800
 4Alex Foxen$65,500
 5Chad Eveslage$49,900
 6Justin Zaki$39,900
 7Brandon Wittmeyer$33,100
 8Daniel Rezaei$28,000
 9Nadya Magnus$25,800

Brutal Turn Leads to Another Runner-Up Finish For Heimiller

Liberto, a pro from Maryland who had $5.4 million in Hendon Mob earnings headed into the event, entered the final table with the chip lead, according to live updates, which he was able to use to take the event down.

After getting heads-up against Heimiller, Liberto flopped a set of jacks before Heimiller made a set of tens with an unfortunate turn card. All the chips got in before the blank river and Liberto locked up the six-figure victory and secured the SHRPO trophy.

Heimiller, who was looking to add to $7.3 million in live earnings, has had a stellar summer that included a third-place finish in the $1,000 Seniors Championship for $356,166 at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) before finishing runner-up to Josh Arieh in the $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. High Roller for $439,622.

Dan Heimiller
Dan Heimiller

Liberto, meanwhile, had a fourth-place finish at the WSOP in the $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship for $306,555.

Other SHRPO Winners

There were plenty of big winners during the first week of the SHRPO. The series kicked off with Event #1: $400 Deep Stack NLH, which drew 6,253 for a prize pool of over $2 million. In the end, it was Johnny Bromberg left standing to win the trophy and $219,090.

Another big winner was Sam Sternfield, who got through a field of 173 players in Event #5: $600 Limit Omaha 8 to win $23,260. Meanwhile, Chris Tsiolis took down Event #11: $600 Mixed PLO for $20,425 and Ethan Bennett emerged victorious in Event #12: $400 Deep Stack NLH for $18,001.

Other SHPRO winners so far include Antuan Bunkley (Event #15: $300 Quad Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH - $8,239), John Binns (Event #19: $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH - $9,810), Christopher Hice (Event #20: $600 Deep Stack Turbo PLO- $8,690) and Min Zhang (Event #26: $1,100 Deep Stack Turbo NLH - $23,450).

SHRPO Winners So Far

 7/26/23Event #1: $400 Deep Stack NLH6,253$2,063,490Johnny Bromberg$219,090
 7/26/23Event #2: $400 Seniors 50+214$71,690Dan Van Dyke$12,192
 7/26/23Event #3: $600 Deep Stack Big O145$76,125David Shmuel$18,903
 7/26/23Event #4: $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty243$26,730Eric Ward$3,625
 7/27/23Event #5: $600 Limit Omaha 889$46,725David Thurston$14,600
 7/27/23Event #6: $600 Deep Stack Six-Max PLO173$90,825Sam Sternfield$23,260
 7/27/27Event #7: $200 Big Stack NLH340$54,400Zachary Harrell$11,300
 7/28/23Event #8: $600 Eight-Game Mix100$52,500Nick Zivolich$8,020
 7/28/23Event #9: $600 Double Black Chip Bounty Turbo NLH85$28,050Carlos Bermudez$9,030
 7/28/23Event #10: $600 Black Chip Bounty 5-Card PLO158$67,150Donald Maloney$15,653
 7/29/23Event #11: $600 Mixed PLO139$72,975Chris Tsiolis$20,425
 7/30/23Event #12: $400 Deep Stack NLH460$154,100Ethan Bennett$18,001
 7/30/23Event #15: $300 Quad Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH312$48,460Antuan Bunkley$8,239
 7/30/23Event #16: $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH81$27,540Kevin Naim$8,785
 08/01/23Event #19: $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH180$42,300John Binns$9,810
 08/01/23Event #20: $600 Deep Stack Turbo PLO40$21,200Christopher Hice$8,690
 08/01/23Event #22: $600 Deep Stack Six-Max NLH169$88,725Nick Palma$16,446
 08/01/23Event #23: $10,000 Deep Stack NLH84$798,000Justin Liberto$257,000
 08/01/23Event #24: $600 Double Black Chip Bounty PLO75$24,375Rafael Lima$6,825
 08/01/23Event #25: $300 Quad Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH171$26,505Esteban Garcia$6,540
 08/01/23Event #26: $1,100 Deep Stack Turbo NLH67$67,000Min Zhang$23,450

*Photos courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock.

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