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   Saturday, July 13 2024 
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open: Blair Hinkle wins the Main Event

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, a poker tournament which guaranteed $10 million, ended with the victory of Blair Hinkle. The latter won the $1,745,245 promised to the winner and brings his earnings in live tournament, at more than $3.5 million in his career. The final table gathered six players, namely Justin Bonomo, Mukul Pahuja, Greg Lehn, Blair Hinkle, Ray Qartomy and Samuel Bernabeu Guilabert. Blair Hinkle started the day as chipleader, with a huge stack of 22.8 million chips on the 71.425 million chips involved in this final table. Short stack of the final table, Greg Lehn was the first player who was eliminated, after only 14 big blinds. In his turn, Samuel Bernabeu Guilabert leaves, only three hands after the elimination of Lehn. The two players were eliminated by Justin Bonomo and pocketed respectively $378,138 and $494,490. From his part, Blair Hinkle eliminated Ray Qartomy in the 4th place, for a gain of $639,925.

Real executioner of this final table, Justin Bonomo eliminated Mukul Pahuja ($872,625) in the 3nd place of the ranking and met Blair Hinkle in heads-up. This ultimate duel lasted six hours, or 167 hands, after which Blair Hinkle stood out. During a certain period of the game, Hinkle lost the advantage in chips, but he managed to catch his blow and won finally the guitar and the $1,745,245. As Bonomo failed in the second place of this Florida poker event, he adds $1,163,500 to his gain in live tournament and has from now on gains amounted at more than $7 million in career.

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