Blair Hinkle wins WSOP Circuit Event for Second Time
Last Monday night Blair Hinkle became the first player in WSOP Circuit history to win the same Main Event twice at Council Bluff’s Horseshoe Casino.
Hinkle beat off 367 entrants to win the $1,675 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event and take home $121,177, his second WSOP gold ring and automatic entry into the WSOP National Championship.
Hinkle beat a field of players which included his older brother and WSOP gold bracelet champion Grant.
Late in Day 2 Grant and Blair kept coming up against each other regardless of table changes and re-draws. In the end Grant exited the tournament in 11th place.
The final table included two-time gold ring champion Mark Bonsack as well as players such as Sterling Savill, Lance Garcia and Brendan Waite. After a three hour heads-up battle Blair eventually defeated Waite to win the event.
In the last five years Hinkle has won two gold ring championships, a WSOP gold bracelet and over $1.2 million in career earnings. He now has a place in the National Championship, a $1 million season-ending freeroll which is set aside for the top players who have had success at each of the Circuit’s 20 stops.