Poker Open

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Comes to a Close

With the conclusion of the 33rd event at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, our series has come to an end. An amazing three weeks of poker here at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino saw incredible fields and prize pools that was highlighted by the $10 Million Guaranteed Main Event.Over 2,300 entrants meant that not only was the $10 Million Guarantee met, but it was crushed by almost $2 million. Some of the best poker players from around the world as well as South Florida’s grinders showed up for what ended up being one of the premiere stops in poker this year.

Blair Hinkle began the final table of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10M GTD Championship Event with the chip lead. With a World Series of Poker bracelet under his belt and seven figures in online earnings, Hinkle has shined on poker’s biggest stage before. Second in chips was Justin Bonomo, who has more than $6 million in tournament earnings to his name. It was little surprise that the two chipleaders would find themselves playing for the $1,745,245 first-place prize.

The final table began at a fast pace, as four players fell in the first 58 hands. What followed next was a 165-hand heads-up duel between Hinkle and Bonomo. With career tournament earnings of nearly $10 million between them, both top professionals gave it everything they had for nearly six hours before Hinkle emerged victorious, having fought back from several chip deficits.

On the final hand, with more than a 6-to-1 chip lead, Hinkle called Bonomo’s all-in raise after the turn. Bonomo held top pair with a queen-high straight draw, but was drawing dead against Hinkle’s king-high straight.

Congratulations again to Blair Hinkle, winner of the inaugural Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship Event!

Thanks to all the players, staff and fans who made the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open an unforgettable series.

Stay tuned to SeminoleHardRockPokerOpen.com and @SHRPO on Twitter for updates on all the exciting tournament poker action that will be coming your way in the future.

Blair Hinkle Wins the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10M GTD Championship!

Blair Hinkle began the final table of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10M GTD Championship Event with the chip lead. With a World Series of Poker bracelet under his belt and seven figures in online earnings, Hinkle has shined on poker’s biggest stage before. Second in chips was Justin Bonomo, who has more than $6 million in tournament earnings to his name. It was little surprise that the two chipleaders would find themselves playing for the $1,745,245 first-place prize.

The final table began at a fast pace, as four players fell in the first 58 hands. What followed next was a 165-hand heads-up duel between Hinkle and Bonomo. With career tournament earnings of nearly $10 million between them, both top professionals gave it everything they had for nearly six hours before Hinkle emerged victorious, having fought back from several chip deficits.

On the final hand, with more than a 6-to-1 chip lead, Hinkle called Bonomo’s all-in raise after the turn. Bonomo held top pair with a queen-high straight draw, but was drawing dead against Hinkle’s king-high straight.

Congratulations to Blair Hinkle, winner of the inaugural Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship Event!

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 Bernabeau Guilabert – $494,490
6th: Greg Lehn – $378,138

Hand #223: Blair Hinkle Wins the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10M GTD Main Event!

Hand #223  -  Blair Hinkle min-raises to 1,200,000, and Justin Bonomo calls. The flop comes Qd 9s 5c, Bonomo checks, Hinkle bets 800,000, and Bonomo calls.

The turn is the Jc, Bonomo checks, Hinkle bets 2,100,000, and Bonomo thinks for a bit before he moves all in for 7,950,000.

Hinkle quickly calls with Ks 10h for a king-high straight. Bonomo turns over Qs 8c for a pair of queens and a worthless gutshot queen-high straight draw — Bonomo is drawing dead.

The meaningless river card is the 2d, and Blair Hinkle wins the pot — and the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guaranteed Main Event — with a king-high straight.

Congratulations to Blair Hinkle!

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

Hands #220-222: Blair Hinkle Opens Up a 6-to-1 Chip Lead

Hand #220 – Justin Bonomo raises to 1,200,000, Blair Hinkle moves all in, and Bonomo folds. Hinkle takes the pot.

Justin Bonomo – 11,975,000
Blair Hinkle – 59,450,000


Hand #221 – Blair Hinkle limps for 600,000, and Justin Bonomo checks his option. The flop comes 7d 6d 6h, Bonomo bets 850,000, and Hinkle calls.

The turn is the 4h, Bonomo bets 2,300,000, and Hinkle thinks for a while before he folds. Bonomo takes the pot.

Justin Bonomo – 13,500,000
Blair Hinkle – 57,925,000


Hand #222 – Justin Bonomo limps for 600,000, and Blair Hinkle checks his option. The flop comes 10s 7d 3s, Hinkle bets 700,000, Bonomo raises to 1,900,000, and Hinkle calls.

The turn is the Ad, and both players check. The river is the 3d, Hinkle bets 900,000, and Bonomo thinks for a while before he calls.

Hinkle shows 10c 6d to win the pot with two pair, tens and threes, and Bonomo mucks.

Justin Bonomo – 10,025,000
Blair Hinkle – 61,400,000

Hands #216-219: Blair Hinkle Takes a 4-to-1 Chip Lead

Hand #216 – Justin Bonomo folds, giving Blair Hinkle a walk.

Justin Bonomo – 29,225,000
Blair Hinkle – 42,200,000


Hand #217 – Blair Hinkle raises to an unknown amount, and Justin Bonomo folds.

Justin Bonomo – 28,550,000
Blair Hinkle – 42,875,000


Hand #218 – Justin Bonomo raises to 1,400,000, and Blair Hinkle folds.

Justin Bonomo – 29,225,000
Blair Hinkle – 42,200,000


Hand #219 – Blair Hinkle raises to 1,600,000, and Justin Bonomo calls. The flop comes 10s 4h 2h, Bonomo checks, Hinkle bets 1,300,000, and Bonomo calls.

The turn is the Qc, Bonomo checks, Hinkle bets 4,000,000, and Bonomo calls.

The river is the 5s, Bonomo checks, Hinkle bets 9,000,000, and Bonomo quickly calls. Hinkle turns over 5d 4d to win a huge pot with two pair, fives and fours, and Bonomo mucks.

Justin Bonomo – 13,250,000
Blair Hinkle – 58,175,000