Main Event

Event Info

Prize Pool $550,800
Players 367

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000

First Action of the Day

[user249964] • Level 26: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The first hand of the day was a raise and take it from Cord Garcia. The second hand was a little more interesting. Trevor Deeter opened in middle position for 42,000 only to get reraised from Sean Small in the cutoff to 81,000. With the blinds folding, Deeter made the call and the flop came {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Spades}. Deeter checked and Small bet 85,000, which was enough to take down an 81,000 pot.

Sean Small us
Sean Small
us 1,433,000 81,000
Trevor Deeter
Trevor Deeter
597,000 -81,000

Tags: Sean SmallTrevor Deeter

Shuffle Up and Deal!

Chad_Holloway • Level 26: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The final ten players have filled out their bios sheets and taken their seats. Cards are now in the air here at the Whiskey Roadhouse inside the Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs.


Can Hinkle Make History and Capture the WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs for a Second Time?

Blair Hinkle
Blair Hinkle

Welcome back to the third and final day of the 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs. What began with 367 entrants is now down to the final ten, each competing for the $121,177, the championship gold ring, and a coveted seat into the National Championship.

The man best position to capture that prize is Brendan Waite, who holds the chip lead with 1.432 million. Two other man are hot on his heels in Sean Small and WSOP bracelet winner Blair Hinkle, who won the 2010/2011 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs $1,650 Main Event for $88,555.

We actually almost had a Hinkle final table, but Blair's brother, Grant, fell just shy in 11th place. While a family dynamic will be missing from the final table, there is another significant storyline to follow, that of Mark Bonsack, who won a ring in Event #6 $365 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo for $11,254 last week, is looking for his second win of the series and to lock up the Casino Championship title.

The third and final day is set to kick off at noon CST, which is about a half an hour from now, and PokerNews will be on hand to bring you all the live updates from that event.

Final Table Chip Counts

1Brendan Waite1,432,000
2Sean Small1,352,000
3Blair Hinkle1,006,000
4Mark Bonsack686,000
5Ben Smith362,000
6Trevor Deeter678,000
7Cord Garcia376,000
8Tim Hughes595,000
9Phil Mader306,000
10Sterling Savill506,000

Tags: Blair Hinkle

Main Event
Day 3 Started