$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship

Hinkle Eliminates Simmons

mnuwwarah • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

On a completed board of {q-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, Sam Simmons bet 55,000 in middle position into a pot of around 190,000. Blair Hinkle thought awhile and then set him in for his last 75,000 or so. Simmons leaned back and sucked in a deep breath. After about 30 seconds, he dropped in his chips and Hinkle instantly turned over {k-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for a straight.

Tournament staff instructed the players not to show and Simmons could only smile and shake his head, indicating he couldn't beat the flopped Broadway. He joked about saving the spoilers and eventually showed {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a turned set when instructed to show.

Hinkle and Ramin Hajiyev are vying for the chip lead north of 1 million.

Player Chips Progress
Ramin Hajiyev az
Ramin Hajiyev
az 1,100,000 220,000
Blair Hinkle us
Blair Hinkle
us 1,085,000 285,000
Sam Simmons US
Sam Simmons
US Busted

Tags: Blair HinkleRamin HajiyevSam Simmons