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When I Was A Donk With Blair Hinkle

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 02, 2017

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In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Blair Hinkle broke out on the live tournament scene in the summer of 2008, when he won a World Series of Poker event for $507,613. Since then he’s been a consistent performer on the live tournament circuit, racking up more than $4 million in earnings. Hinkle’s biggest score came in the 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open main event, which he won for $1,745,245. He has also taken down the WSOP Circuit main event at Horseshoe Council Bluff twice, in both 2010 and 2013. The Kansas City, Missouri native chopped the FTOPS main event in 2011 for $1,162,949, although it took him three years after Black Friday before he finally received his money. In total, ...


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