Main Event

Brendan Waite Eliminated in 2nd Place ($74,881)

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Brendan Waite spikes in a call in what would be the final hand.

It's over! Blair Hinkle has done the improbable and won the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event for the second time in three years!

In what would be the final hand, Brendan Waite limped from the button and Hinkle checked his option, bringing about a flop of {k-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Two checks followed, the {K-Diamonds} turned, and Hinkle led out for 125,000. Waite raised to 325,000, Hinkle called, and the {6-Spades} completed the board on the river.

Hinkle checked, Waite bet 420,000, and Hinkle woke up with an all-in check-raise. Waite had about 1.3 million behind and thought long and hard before spiking in a call. It was the wrong choice. Hinkle tabled the {2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for a straight, which bested the {6-Hearts}{7-Clubs} of Waite. The local pro was denied his second gold ring, but he had a $74,881 payday to help ease the pain.

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