It was a tough battle for the Four Musketeers that our blogger, “The Grinder”, spoke of yesterday, but there always has to be a final victorious champion. We had a small sideline bet going on here at TPS between the “Grinder” and myself, Chief Dealer “Pocket Bullets Paris”, where the Grinder favored Pahuja whilst I felt that Bonomo would take it down. We were both surprised when on Wednesday evening the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee Championship Event came to an end after more than 200 hands, including a back and forth 167 hands heads-up between Blair Hinkle and Justin Bonomo. It was over on hand #223 when Hinkle dominated Bonomo on a board that showed . Bonomo slammed all-in with and Hinkle snapped called with for the nuts straight.
Congratulations to Blair Hinkle for taking down the first ever $10 million guarantee and taking home a sweet $1,745,245, and of course, the Seminole’s Hard Rock Guitar. When it’s all said and done we really want to express our gratitude to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and of course to all the players but most specially to the four players who held on to their poker chips long enough to be forever known (in our minds) as the Seminole Four Musketeers. Here are their final pay-outs:
1st Blair Hinkle $1,745,245
2nd Justin Bonomo $1,163,500
3rd Mukul Pahuja $872,625
4th Ray Qartomy $639,925