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$10M GTD, Hands #40-43: Final Eight Players

Hand #40  –  Ray Qartomy raises UTG+1 to 300,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #41  –  Justin Bonomo min-raises from the button to 240,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #42  –  Justin Bonomo min-raises from the cutoff to 240,000, and Ray Qartomy calls from the big blind. The flop comes Jh 7s 5c, Qartomy bets 200,000, Bonomo raises to 700,000, and Qartomy folds. Bonomo takes the pot.

Hand #43  –  Blair Hinkle raises from the cutoff to 250,000, Ray Qartomy calls from the small blind, and Mukul Pahuja calls from the big blind. The flop comes Ad Jc 6h, and it checks to Hinkle, who bets 200,000. Qartomy calls, and Pahuja folds.

The turn card pairs the board with the Jh, and both players check. The river is the Kc, Qartomy bets 400,000, and Hinkle folds. Qartomy takes the pot.

$10M GTD, Hands #34-39: Final Eight Players

Hand #34  –  Derrick Cutler moves all in from middle position for 2,345,000, and Blair Hinkle asks for a count from the button before he folds. Cutler takes the blinds and the antes.

Hand #35  –  Blair Hinkle raises from the cutoff to 250,000, and Mukul Pahuja calls from the big blind. Both players check to the turn on a board of on a board of 8c 6s 2d 7c, Pahuja checks, Hinkle bets 200,000, and Pahuja calls. The river is the 10d, and both players check. Pahuja shows As Qs to win the pot with ace high, and Hinkle mucks.

Hand #36  –  Everyone folds to Samuel Bernabeu Guilabert, giving him a walk in the big blind.

Hand #37  –  Justin Bonomo min-raises UTG+1 to 240,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #38  –  Blair Hinkle raises UTG+1 to 250,000, Derrick Cutler moves all in from the small blind for about 2.5 million, and Hinkle folds. Cutler takes the pot.

Hand #39  –  Panagiotis Nifakos completes the small blind to 120,000, and Justin Bonomo checks his option in the big blind. The flop comes 8h 6c 5d, Nifakos checks, Bonomo bets an unknown amount, and Nifakos folds. Bonomo takes the pot.

$10M GTD, Hand #33: Griffin Arnold Eliminated 9th by Blair Hinkle

Griffin Arnold

Hand #33  –  Griffin Arnold moves all in from middle position for 1.11 million, and chipleader Blair Hinkle moves all in over the top from the small blind with As Kh. Arnold turns over Jc 10h, and he’ll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Ac Js 6h Ks 4h, and Hinkle wins the pot with two pair, aces and kings, to eliminate Griffin Arnold in ninth place.

Blair Hinkle  –  24,700,000  (205 bb)
Griffin Arnold  –  Out in 9th Place  ($174,525)

$10M GTD, Hands #28-32: Final Nine Players

Hand #28  –  Panagiotis Nifakos raises UTG+1 to 415,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #29  –  Blair Hinkle raises UTG+2 to 250,000, Mukul Pahuja reraises from the cutoff to 625,000, and Hinkle calls. Both players check to the turn on a board of Ah 4h 2h 5s, Hinkle bets 800,000, and Pahuja calls. The river is the 6c, Hinkle bets 800,000 again, and Pahuja folds. Hinkle takes the pot.

Hand #30  –  Everyone folds to Panagiotis Nifakos, giving him a walk in the big blind.

Hand #31  –  Ray Qartomy raises from middle position to 300,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #32  –  Mukul Pahuja raises from middle position to 250,000, Samuel Bernabeu Guilabert reraises from middle position to 560,000, and Pahuja folds. Guilabert takes the pot.

$10M GTD: Official Chip Counts

Here are the official chip counts with the blinds at 60,000-120,000 and a 20,000 ante:

Seat 1.  Samuel Bernabeu Guilabert – 3,170,000 (26 bb)
Seat 2.  Griffin Arnold – 1,410,000 (11 bb)
Seat 3.  Derrick Cutler – 2,665,000 (22 bb)
Seat 4.
Seat 5.  Panagiotis Nifakos  –  2,385,000  (19 bb)
Seat 6.  Justin Bonomo  –  11,050,000  (92 bb)
Seat 7.  Blair Hinkle  –  21,965,000  (183 bb)
Seat 8.  Greg Lehn  –  3,240,000  (27 bb)
Seat 9.  Ray Qartomy  –  14,560,000  (121 bb)
Seat 10.  Mukul Pahuja  –  11,475,000  (95 bb)