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Tag: Blair Hinkle

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.

Blair Hinkle Defends Title and Wins Third WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs Main Event

Blair Hinkle made history on Monday by successfully defending his WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event title and winning the event for the third time.

Welcome to Day 1b of Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki Casino

After a record field filled the room on Day 1a of Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki Casino, we're set to fire up Day 1b with an eye towards possibly hitting 400 entrants, which would top the guaranteed prize pool by a cool $100,000.

Hinkle Clawing Back

Blair Hinkle pushed all in for 12,200 from middle position, and action folded to Dustin Dirksen, who called in the big blind. Dirksen: Hinkle: Hinkle found help immediately on the flop, and he got two pair on the turn.

Carpenter Cripples Hinkle

Blair Hinkle and Cash Carpenter got all in before the flop, with Hinkle covering Carpenter's 43,100. Carpenter: Hinkle: Hinkle was dead on the turn when the community came , and he was left with just 2,500.

Unlucky 13

Three very tough players have drawn three very unfortunate seats: Kou Vang ($589,493 in live cashes), Blair Hinkle ($3,515,803), and Mark Sandness ($363,322) are all seated next to each other at Table 13.

Hinkle Rivers Flush

The player in the small blind bet 3,125 on a board of , and Blair Hinkle raised to 6,500 from the button. The small blind expressed doubt that Hinkle would call the turn with ace-jack, and he announced a call. Hinkle tabled for a flush.

WPT Player of the Year Leader Mukul Pahuja's Big Gamble, Leaving Finance for Poker

Three years ago, Mukul Pahuja took the plunge, leaving a cushy finance job in Midtown Manhattan to pursue poker full time. Now, he leads the Season XII WPT Player of the Year race.

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