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The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open – The Important Facts And Figures

Written By: Maya Michaels | September 3, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

Here at Poker Net our statisticians like nothing more than a page full of facts and figures, and earlier this year they brought you the news on all the important figures from this years World Series of Poker. Well today we can bring you news from another big tournament that has just finished, The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) which ran from Thursday 8th August until Thursday 29th August.

During the three week long tournament, which consisted of 33 events, a total of 17,763 entries were recorded, all of which made this years tournament a massive success. The event got off to a flying start as 3,391 players took to the felt for the $350 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Event which had a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. Such was the demand for places the prize pool was more than doubled and eventually stood at $1,017,300, with the final table of nine players sharing $500,875 between them after completing a chop.

The Main Event also saw it’s guarantee busted as the $10million prize pool rose to a massive total of £11,920,000 thanks to the 2,384 players who took part, though this was slightly inflated as players were able to re-enter once they busted out. One player, Justin Bonomo entered five times in total, which meant to recoup his stake he needed to finish in the top 63 to break even, something he did with ease as he finished runner-up to the eventual champion Blair Hinkle and collected $1,163,500 for his troubles. Incidentally Hinkle took home a cool $1,745,245 for finishing first in the Main Event.

During the event a total of 20 different players went home with a cash prize in excess of $100,000, 12 of which came in the Main Event, four in Event 7 and four in the World Poker Tour Alpha8 Series High Roller Event. All in all this years event has been a huge success and one that the organisers can be rightly proud of, and one that will no doubt be repeated this time next year.

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