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Blair Hinkle Wins $1.75 Million at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

Pro Stiffed By Black Friday Gets Career Back on Track with Huge 2013

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Oct 02, 2013

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Blair Hinkle burst onto the live poker tournament scene in 2008 when he won a $2,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event at the World Series of Poker for $507,613. What made his win even more impressive was the fact that he was the second Hinkle brother to pick up a bracelet that summer, joining older brother Grant in the winner’s circle. He continued to light up the tournament circuit for the next three years, picking up two more six-figure scores and a gold WSOP Circuit ring. Having always been a top-notch online player, Hinkle continued to grind from home and on the road. Then, in February of 2011, Hinkle scored his biggest payday to date, chopping the $600 Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) XIX main event for a whopping $1,162,950, one of the largest prizes ever awarded online. Almost immediately, Hinkle began requesting withdrawals from his online account, but his ...


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