2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Commerce Casino (Los Angeles, CA)

Thursday, May 16, 2024 to Saturday, May 18, 2024

WSOPC Event #8: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,222,505
  • Entries: 1,467
  • Remaining: 0


Sunday, April 8, 2018 11:31 AM Local Time
Fourth Time is Not a Charm for Blair Hinkle

Blair Hinkle - Pictured Here on Day 1B

Kansas resident Blair Hinkle has won not one, not two, but three previous Main Events here at Council Bluffs.  Hinkle took first for $88,555 in 2010/11, first for $121,177 in 2012/13, and first for $90,770 in 2013/14. Unfortunately for Hinkle, there will be no repeat performance this year, as he was recently eliminated from play by Bernard Lee.  

According to the table, Lee opened to 10,500 in the hijack, and Hinkle moved all in for 48,500 in the big blind. Lee tanked for a minute before ultimately calling.

Hinkle was ahead holding    against Lee's   , but only until the flop came    , giving Lee a pair of queens to take the lead.

Unfortunately for Hinkle the   turn and   river did not improve his hand, and he was eliminated from play about ten away from the  money.

After the hand was over, Lee apparently said to the table, "You're welcome for knocking him out! You would have definitely all cursed me if I had doubled him up!"

Bernard Lee - 182,000
Blair Hinkle - Eliminated

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