Blair Hinkle Wins WSOPC Council Bluffs For 3rd Time In 4 Years

Blair Hinkle Wins WSOPC Council Bluffs For 3rd Time In 4 YearsSome in the industry have humorously suggested the WSOPC should rename the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event the “Blair Hinkle Invitational” after the 27 year old pro won the tournament for the third time in four years.
In 2010, Blair Hinkle first won the $1,600 WSOPC Horseshoe Council Bluffs for $88,566, before repeating the feat at the same $1,675 event for a further $121,177. At the seat of his latest triumph, Hinkle beat a field of 247 players over three days in Iowa to walk away with his hatrick of WSOPC titles, as well as the $90,770 top prize. Following his remarkable victory, in which he eventually overcame Justin Bond heads-up to claim another gold ring, Hinkle tweeted:
“Oh yeah!!! 77 over A8 to win my 3rd #wsopcCouncilBluffs ! Lots of luck on my part winning flips. Great hu play by @Bluffingolfa #fb.”
Blair Hinkle now boasts $3,606,573 in live earnings to go with the $1,981,240 he was won online playing under the screen name “Blur5f6.”
The $1,675 WSOPC Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event was held over the Easter holiday and attracted a good-sized field to create a prize pool worth $370,500. Amongst the notable WSOP Circuit names cashing in at the event was Jeff Fielder in 23rd ($3,420), Jeff Banghart in 15th ($5,565), Bernard Lee in 12th ($6,747), and Alex Masek in 10th ($6,747).
Following the final table of nine being reached, Blair Hinkle (A-8) subsequently eliminated John Holley (4-4) in 9th ($8,307) but didn’t score his next knock-out until facing his final opponent Justin Bond during heads-up. The defining hand of the tournament then saw both Bond (A-8) and Hinkle (7-7) all-in preflop and after the dealer put out a K-3-3-4-5 board, Justin Bond had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $56,086, while Blair Hinkle made it into the WSOPC history books.
Final Table Results:
1 Blair Hinkle    $90,770
2 Justin Bond    $56,086
3 Ken Douglas    $40,522
4 Paul Ewen    $29,822
5 Quang Pham    $22,341
6 Daniel Carson    $17,024
7 Charles Moore    $13,190
8 J. Truesdell    $10,385
9 John Holley    $8,307

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