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Final-Table Takedown: Blair Hinkle Pays Attention to Every Detail to Formulate a Plan of Attack

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 29, 2010


Blair Hinkle has been playing poker online since 2005, and in early 2008, he turned professional. His accomplishments include winning event No. 3 of the UltimateBet Online Championship in 2006, a Full Tilt Online Poker Series event in 2007, and a World Series of Poker no-limit hold’em event in 2008, for $507,613. His brother Grant also plays professionally, and they were the first brothers ever to win WSOP bracelets in the same year. Hinkle has more than $1.4 million in career tournament cashes. Event: World Series of Poker Circuit Council Bluffs main event Players in the Event: 251 Buy-in: $1,500 First Prize: $88,555 Finish: First Hand No. 1 Stacks: Blair Hinkle – 572,000 Kevin Calenzo – 625,000 Blinds: 6,000-12,000 Antes: 2,000 Players at the Table: 9 Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Applying pressure; sending a message to the table; re-evaluating your play at the end of every session Blair Hinkle ...

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