Hometown: Kansas City
Country of Origin: United States
After learning the game from his grandmother, Blair Hinkle knew that poker would be a family affair. His brother Grant also plays and at the 2008 World Series of Poker, the duo became the first siblings in the history of the Series to win a bracelet in the same year.
Grant won a $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold'em event, and, twelve days later, Blair took down the $2,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event. He outlasted a field of 1,343 for a nearly $508,000 first-place prize.