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Stepping toward the outskirts of Big Stakes' post-game action, Andrew Rosen looks pretty pleased as well. Remembering that Hartmann and Mielke flew out on Jet Blue with bargain-basement tickets, I can't help but wonder if they're going to fly home first-class on a tonier airline. "We're heading back on my jet," says Rosen. "Play a round of golf for $3 million, and you deserve to fly home on a private plane." v
Michael Kaplan is Cigar Aficionado's gambling columnist.
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