One of the important aspects of FineAwards.com is forming relationships with our clients. FineAwards.com has been working with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a long time creating different custom crystal awards for different events. Back in August, the Seminole Hard Rock hosted one of their many tournaments: their annual Poker Open. Winners of that tournament received custom poker awards courtesy of FineAwards.com!
Running from August 1 – August 13, the poker tournament featured 27 different events. 30 players left with six figures in cash prizes, and 27 lucky winners also took home custom crystal trophies! Here, we’ve covered just 3 of the 27 big winners.
After a nine-hour long final table, Sean Winter came away with the tournament win and $698,175. Winter dominated the final table until he won at 2 AM, staying ahead of the rest of the competition for the whole nine hours. He finished with a margin of more than $200,000 above the runner-up. While Winter has competed at the Poker Open before, earning six figures, this the first time he was able to take home one of the custom poker awards!
For Jason Mercier, winning the $50,000 Super High Roller event was a family affair. For the second time, he won an event while his wife was seven months pregnant! Two years ago, he won the High Roller event at the Poker Open, and this year he won the Super High Roller! He joked “I wish she could always be seven months pregnant, but I don’t think she wants that.” This will be Mercier’s second fine custom award!
The Final Winner
Stephen Song closed up the tournament and took the first of the custom poker awards for the final event of the Poker Open. Song won the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry) event, beating out the other 116 entrants. The final table of the event took over twelve hours and ended in Song making a deal with the runner up. It was an exciting final event and a great way to close out the tournament!
To read about the other 24 events, check out the Hard Rock’s Poker Open in Review, which featured live updates throughout the tournament. To learn more about another Hard Rock Poker event, read about the Hard Rock Poker Showdown back in April! Do you want in on the action? Keep an eye out for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker open on November 20 – December 4, 2019. Team FineAwards is working with the Hard Rock to create a brand new custom blue crystal trophy for this event! Maybe you’ll be the next person to take home one of our fine custom crystal power awards!