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Buy-In: $1,820 + $180
Prize Pool: $2,446,080
Entrants: 1344

Event 23 - No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 12, '08 - Jun 14, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 14, 08)

 
 

Blair Hinkle Wins Event No. 23 ($507,563)

Blair HinkleMark Brockington moved all in preflop for 1.2 million and he was called by Blair Hinkle. Brockington showed AK and he was up against Hinkle's pocket sixes. The flop came down A62 and while both players hit their hands, Hinkle spiked a 6 for a set. The turn was the 8 sealing Brockington's fate. He earned $326,552 for his runner-up finish.

Hinkle earned $507,563 and of course, a gold bracelet that he can now match up with his older brother's. The Hinkles become only the second pair of brothers to own a bracelet in history, and they set a record by winning them at the same WSOP!

 

 

 

 

 

Player Tags: Blair Hinkle,   Mark Brockington
 

$2,000 NLHE - Final Table - Daniel O'Brien Eliminated in 3rd Place

Blinds/Antes: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 of 1,344

Chip Counts:


Blair Hinkle: 3,950,000
Mark Brockington: 565,000

Eliminations:

3rd Place: Daniel O'Brien ($198,132)

Big Hands/Storylines:

Daniel O'Brien Daniel O'Brien Eliminated in Third Place ($198,312)


Daniel O'Brein got all of his chips into the middle and Blair Hinkler made the call. Their cards:

Hinkle: 66
O'Brien: 88

Board: A655K

O'Brien was eliminated in third place, and he took home $198,312 in prize money.

Hinkle now takes a huge chip lead into the final heads-up match. It's a lot to a little and Hinkle almost has this one in the bag.


Player Tags: Blair Hinkle
 

$2,000 NLHE - Final Table - David Steicke Eliminated in 4th Place

Blinds/Antes: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 of 1,344

Chip Counts:


Blair Hinkle: 3,950,000
Daniel O'Brien: 2,015,000
Mark Brockington: 565,000

Average Stack: 1,792,000

Eliminations:

4th Place: David Steicke ($166,333)

Big Hands/Storylines:

David SteickeDavid Steicke Eliminated in Fourth Place ($166,333)

Blair Hinkle raised to 100,000 preflop and everyone made the call. The flop was dealt Q86 and David Steicke moved all in. Hinkle reraised all in and everyone else folded. Their cards:

Hinkle: 86
Steicke: 102

Turn and River: 510

Steicke was eliminated in fourth place, and he took home $166,333 in prize money.

Daniel O'Brien Doubles Up

Daniel O'Brien raised all in for 840,000 preflop and Hinkle made the call. Their cards:

Hinkle: A9
O'Brien: AQ

Board: KK10J7

O'Brein doubled up on the hand to survive.

Mark Brockington Doubles Up

Mark Brockington shoved his small stack into the middle preflop and Hinkle called him down. Their cards:

Brockington: JJ
Hinkle: AQ

Board: 108432

Brockington doubled up on the hand to survive. Although doubling up both of his opponents Hinkle continued to dmoinate play by winning almost all of the small pots. He still held almost 4 million after the hand.
 

 

$2,000 NLHE - Final Table - Stuck at Four

Blinds/Antes: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 of 1,344

Chip Counts:


Blair Hinkle: 2,450,000
David Steicke: 1,490,000
Daniel O'Brien: 935,000
Mark Brockington: 520,000

Average Stack: 1,344,000

Eliminations:

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Big Hands/Storylines:

Blair Hinkle The Blair Hinkle Show

Action has been stuck at four handed for quite some time this past level. Blair Hinkle has been master of ceremonies and to say he is running the show is an understatement. Seventy-seven hands into things he had taken down 26 pots. With Hinkle taking down one out of every three hands, it is obvious that his opponents are trying to stay away.  Just two double up hands by Daniel O'Brien and Mark Brockington are the only thing standing between Hinkle and total domination at this point.

Mark Brockington Doubles Up


Mark Brockington raised all in preflop for 380,000 and Blair Hinkle made the call. Their cards:

Brockington: A4
Hinkle: Q9

Board: 10742J

Brockington doubled up on the hand and prolonged four-handed play.

 

$2,000 NLHE - Final Table - Dustin Dirksen Eliminated in 5th Place

Blinds/Antes: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 of 1,344

Chip Counts:


Blair Hinkle: 2,829,000
David Steicke: 1,561,000
Daniel O'Brien: 769,000
Mark Brockington: 473,000

Average Stack: 1,344,000

Eliminations:

Dustin Dirksen: 5th Place ($137,757)

Big Hands/Storylines:

Dustin DirksenDustin Dirksen Eliminated in Fifth Place ($137,757)


Dustin Dirksen raised all in preflop for 330,000 and Blair Hinkle made the call after pondering his move for a moment. Thier cards:

Hinkle: A8
Dirksen: A2

Board: Q3286

Dirksen was eliminated in fifth place, and he took home $137,757 in prize money. Hinkle cleared a hurdle by what had been his toughest opponent to start the day.

Hinkle the Dominator

It was announced 51 hands into the match that Hinkle had won 16 pots, or roughly one evey three hands. He now has the chip lead and it looks like whoever else wants to win this bracelet is going to have to go through Hinkle to win.

Daniel O'Brien Doubles Up


Blair Hinkle raised to 100,000 preflop and Daniel O'Brien made the call. Their cards:

Hinkle: AQ
O'Brien: QJ

Board: 1095108

O'Brien doubled up on the hand to survive.


Player Tags: Dustin Dirksen,   Blair Hinkle
 

$2,000 NLHE - Final Table - The Netherlands and England Fall

Blinds/Antes: 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 of 1,344

Chip Counts:


David Steicke: 2,225,000
Blair Hinkle: 1,804,000
Mark Brockington: 607,000
Dustin Dirksen: 545,000
Daniel O'Brien: 244,000

Average Stack: 1,075,200

Eliminations:

7th Place: Dominik Kulicki ($81,944)
6th Place: Chris Bjorin ($106,404)

Big Hands/Storylines:

International Incident

The final table today is an international affair. Seven different countries are represented as follows:

Andrew Jeffreys: Australia
Blair Hinkle: USA
Dustin Dirksen: USA
David Steicke: Hong Kong
Mark Brockington: Canada
Daniel O'Brien: USA
Stephane Tayar: France
Chris Bjorin: England
Domink Kulicki: Netherlands

Dominik KulickiDominik Kulicki Eliminated in Seventh Place ($81,944)


Dutchman Dominik Kulicki got all of his chips into the middle preflop against Blair Hinkle and they turned up their cards:

Hninkle: AJ
Kulicki: QQ

Board: AA105K

Kulicki was eliminated in seventh place, and he took home $81,944 in prize money.

Chris BjorinChris Bjorin Eliminated in Sixth Place ($106,404)

Hinkle raised to 65,000 preflop and Bjorin reraised all in for 113,000. Hinkle made the call and they revealed their hands:

Hinkle: A3
Bjorin: KQ

Board: 108235

Bjorin was eliminated in sixth place, and the Englishman took home $106,404 in prize money.

 

$2,000 NLHE - Final Table - France and Australia Out

Blinds/Antes: 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining:
7 of 1,344

Chip Counts:


David Steicke: 1,510,000
Blair Hinkle: 1,300,000
Dustin Dirksen: 798,000
Mark Brockington: 607,000
Daniel O'Brien: 397,000
Chris Bjorin: 174,000
Dominik Kulicki: 131,000

Average Stack: 768,000

Eliminations:

9th Place: Stephane Tayar ($45,252)
8th Place: Andrew Jeffreys ($63,598)

Big Hands/Storylines:

Stephane TayarStephane Tayar Eliminated in Ninth Place ($45,252)

Early in play, Stephane Tayar got it all in preflop and David Steicke made the call. Their cards:

Steicke: QQ
Tayar: A10

Board: 5229K

The frenchman Tayar was eliminated in ninth place, and took home $45,252 in prize money.

Chris Bjorin Doubles Up


Chris Bjorin raised to 108,000 preflop and Dustin Dirksen made the call. Blair Hinkle then reraised all in over the top of everyone and Dirksen laid down his hand. Bjorin and Hinkle then reveaed their cards:

Hinkle: KJ
Bjorin: 1010Andrew Jeffreys

Board: 1054Q6

Bjorin doubled up on the hand to survive by spiking a 10 on the flop.

Andrew Jeffreys Eliminated in Eighth Place ($63,598)


The lone Aussie at the table, Andrew Jeffreys, moved all in preflop and Steicke quickly called him down. Steicke flipped over rockets and Jeffreys held cowboys for the classic ace vs. kings showdown. The board hit the table A10257 and Jeffreys was eliminated in eighth place. he took home $63,598 in prize money.

 

Tournament Announcement

It appears that 2:30 p.m. is a more realistic time for shuffle up and deal to take place. Stay tuned.

 

$2,000 NLHE - FInal Table - Begins at 2 p.m.

The final table of Event No. 23, the $2,000 no-limit hold'em event is set to begin at 2 p.m. Professional Blair Hinkle comes into the final table in second chip position, and he is gunning to join his brother Grant as a bracelet winner at the 2008 World Series of Poker. Here are the chip stacks heading into the final table.Blair Hinkle

Andrew Jeffreys: 1,051,000
Blair Hinkle: 1,030,000
Dustin Dirksen: 867,000
David Steicke: 611,000
Mark Brockington: 552,000
Daniel O'Brien: 465,000
Stepane Tayer: 323,000
Chris Bjorin: 247,000
Dominik Kulicki: 241,000

Average Stack: 597,333

The blinds will start at 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante. Catch all the action in CardPlayer.com's live coverage of the final table.

Player Tags: Blair Hinkle
 
 
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