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Blair Hinkle Wins Seminole Hard Rock Open ($1,745,245)

Tags: Blair Hinkle, Justin Bonomo, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
Posted on 29 August 2013 by "T".

After 56 hands of play at the Seminole Hard Rock Open $10 Million Guarantee Championship Event final table, Justin Bonomo and Blair Hinkle were the last men standing (just as many had predicted). The two American pros, who started the final table as chip leaders, battled it out for the next 167 hands...

Hinkle had a small lead when the match began and also took down several pots to increase his lead. However, Bonomo fought back and managed to narrow the gap later on. On the 96th hand, Bonomo took down a monster pot with a nine-high straight versus the eight-high straight of Hinkle. Suddently Bonomo had more than a two-to-one chip lead.

Now it was Hinkle's turn for a comeback, though. He took down pot after pot and nearly caught up with Bonomo around the 150-hand mark. The first all-in of the mach occured on Hand 183, but both players held ace-three and split the pot. Three hands later they were all-in once again, and now Hinkle doubled up with aces against Bonomo's middle pair. The two took turns at holding the chip lead over the next few hands, but eventually Bonomo found himself in a 3-to-1 lead again.

Hinkle managed to double up again after his pocket sixes outlasted the pocket deuces of Bonomo. Then it didn't take long before Hinkle was back in the lead once again. The battle came to an end on Hand 233 - after almost 6 hours of heads-up play - when Hinkle had a 6-to-1 lead. Bonomo check-shoved his remaining stack on a board of QDiamond9Spade5ClubJClub with QSpade8Club. Hinkle snap-called with the nuts: KSpade10Heart. Bonomo was drawing dead and the two shook hands. Hinkle received $1,745,245 and a guitar while Bonomo received $1,163,500! 

Final table results:

1st Blair Hinkle $1,745,245
2nd Justin Bonomo $1,163,500
3rd Mukul Pahuja $872,625
4th Ray Qartomy $639,925
5th Samuel Bernabeu Guilabert $494,490
6th Greg Lehn $378,138

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6 comments on "Blair Hinkle Wins Seminole Hard Rock Open ($1,745,245)"

 carluimaca29/08/2013 12:57:44 GMT
 magatt96629/08/2013 13:08:04 GMT
Posted by carluimaca:

You are welcome
 lycans5529/08/2013 21:04:48 GMT
I see you two met to reach hand in hand after starting the final table as the chip leaders. 6 hours, that if a great battle Smile congratulations to Hinkle!
 demodawggy29/08/2013 22:26:39 GMT
Only 56 hands to whittle the final table down to two guys heads up. Pretty fast!

THEN,...167 hands to finish it up. That's a long battle!

One and three quarter million dollars payoff...? F'ing NICE...!!! Thumbs Up

Hard Rock Cafe.......that's for wannabees..... Thumbs Down Confused
 Macubaas31/08/2013 20:53:12 GMT
Congratulations to the winner, thats a really nice payday Big Smile

PLus on top of the money he also got a really sick guitar, even if you do not play it it's sick just to hang it on the wall Smile
 doubletop77719/11/2013 13:58:16 GMT
Would have thought that Bonomo would have beaten Hinkle heads up, but if the poker gods are not on your side no matter how skilled you are, you will always struggle to win

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