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Tag: Blair Hinkle

2014 MSPT Meskwaki Casino Day 1b: Two Former Champions Lead; Iowa Record Smashed

Joe Illingworth and Jonathan Olsen lead the Day 1b field of the 2014 Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki Main Event.

Meyers, Hinkle Out

Two of the brighter tournament stars in the room have exhausted their last allotted bullets for the tournaments: Blair Hinkle and Brandon Meyers.

Hinkle Down to Final Bullet

Blair Hinkle bet 1,000 on a flop from early position and was called by the small blind. In the big blind, Scott Moses put in a raise, and Hinkle got it all in with him, forcing out the small blind.

2014 MSPT Meskwaki Casino Day 1a: David Gutfreund Leads Surviving 35 Players

Day 1a of MSPT Meskwaki attracted 182 players, but after 14 levels of play, just 35 remained with David Gutfreund and his stack of 238,500 leading the way.

Hinkle Making Bullet Two Count

Blair Hinkle's second shot in the tournament is going much better than the first. He checked a board of from the cutoff and saw his opponent on the button bet 1,650.

Hinkle Reloads; Boone Takes an Early One

Blair Hinkle was all in with a very short stack when we arrived at his table, and he was quickly eliminated as his failed to catch the of an opponent despite a flop with a giving him some more outs. He headed for the registration desk.

2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open: Colman, Leah, and Kuether Among Final 18

Martin Hanowski leads after Day 3 of the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Daniel Colman, Mike Leah & Joe Kuether still alive with 18 left.

2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open: Defending Champ Hinkle Still Alive With 62 Left

John Dolan leads after Day 2 of the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Defending champ Blair Hinkle still alive with 62 left.

$2.5 Million Overlay at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open; Jared Jaffee Leads After Day 1

The 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open fell way short of its $10 million guarantee, creating a $2.5 million overlay for the 478 players who advanced to Day 2.

A Historical Look at the Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel Stop

The Mid-States Poker Tour Season 5 continues this weekend at Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama, Iowa. Here's a look at the stop's history.

WSOP What to Watch For: Tracy Leads, Ivey Next in Line to Start Main Event Day 2c

Eric Tracy leads to start Day 2c of the 2014 WSOP Main Event, but all eyes will be on Phil Ivey who begins second of the 2,571 players returning to action.

2014 WSOP Day 42: Eric Tracy, Phil Ivey Top Huge Day 1c; Main Event Draws 6,683

Day 1c of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event drew a whopping 3,768 players to bring the overall field to 6,683. Eric Tracy and Phil Ivey led Day 1c.

Piqué Called Off Side, Hinkle Climbing

On a board of and roughly 12,000 in the pot, Blair Hinkle checked and Gerard Piqué bet out 5,500. Hinkle check-called as the landed on the river and both players checked.

Shak Shakes Hinkle

Dan Shak just busted Blair Hinkle when Shak's made a pair of kings on a board of to best Hinkle's . The two had been in a few reraising confrontations that led to the two getting it all in there, Shak said.

Petersen Gets a Double

Blair Hinkle opened for 6,000 under the gun, and Mickey Petersen potted for nearly all of his stack. When action folded back to Hinkle, he went ahead and put Petersen at risk.

Ausmus Survives

Jeremy Ausmus and Blair Hinkle got it all in preflop from the blinds with Ausmus at risk for 9,900. Ausmus' turned a pair of queens to ensure his survival against Hinkle's .

Hinkle Crippled by Stern; Eliminated by Grappo

We saw Blair Hinkle putting on his backpack and exiting the tournament area, which is a sure sign of elimination. Sure enough a quick check with his former table revealed that he had been crippled when his lost to Dani Stern's .

Five Thoughts: Crumpling Cards, the Seminole Hard Rock $10 Million Guarantee, and More

Five Thoughts examines the crumpling cards fiasco, looks at the new schedule for the $10 million guarantee, and more.

Seminole Hard Rock Posts Dates for $10 Million Guarantee and $100,000 Super High Roller

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open schedule posted, featuring another $10 million guarantee and a $100,000 Super High Roller.

Global Poker Index: Duhamel Returns to Top 10; Trickett Cracks the Top 300

Jonathan Duhamel returns to the top 10 of the Global Poker Index, while Sam Trickett cracks the top 300.