Main Event

Waite's Stack Cut in Half

[user249964] • Level 30: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
The railbirds observe the heads-up match.

A few hands into heads-up play a huge hand started to develop. It began with a min-raise and call preflop, but once the {7-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds} came on the flop, fireworks ensued. Waite check-raised Hinkle's 100,000 bet to 300,000. Hinkle took his time, but decided to fire out 600,000, and when Waite four-bet to 1,100,000, the room started to stand and gather around the table, in anticipation of a possible all-in situation. Hinkle eventually made the call and the {j-Hearts} peeled off on the turn. Waite checked and there was a long pause, now about ten minutes into this hand, before Hinkle checked behind. The{5-Hearts} came on the river and Waite put out a bet of 800,000 and Hinkle quickly called.

Waite: {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Hinkle: {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}

Hinkle had flopped trip sevens and took down the massive 3,800,000 pot.

Player Chips Progress
Blair Hinkle us
Blair Hinkle
us 5,105,000 2,155,000
Brendan Waite
Brendan Waite
2,240,000 -2,110,000

Tags: Blair HinkleBrendan Waite