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Buy-In: $1,500 + $100
Prize Pool: $361,440
Entrants: 251

WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs $1,500 Main Event

  • Aug 29, '10 - Aug 31, '10


Updates on Final Day (Aug 31, 10)


Blair Hinkle Wins WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs Main Event ($88,555) -- Shiva Dudani Eliminated in Second Place ($54,715)

Shiva DudaniShiva Dudani had battled back slightly against Hinkle after the first couple of hands went to the young gold bracelet winner, but Dudani’s comeback capped out at 2.1 million. He was down to 1.4 million when he decided to move all in on the button with a 9Heart Suit7Club Suit6Club Suit4Spade SuitKDiamond Suit board sitting on the table.

Hinkle made the call and Dudani turned over JClub Suit8Diamond Suit. Hinkle revealed KSpade Suit6Spade Suit for two pair and he won the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs main event. Dudani was eliminated in second place and he will take home $54,715 in prize money.

Hinkle was awarded the top prize worth $88,555 and the WSOP Circuit gold ring. He is also awarded a seat in the $1 million guaranteed National Championship that will take place in May 2011.

Player Tags: Blair Hinkle,   Shiva Dudani

Hinkle Gaining the Edge

The board read 10Diamond Suit9Spade Suit5Club Suit9Heart Suit when Shiva Dudani bet 400,000 from the button. Blair Hinkle thought for a few minutes and then decided to make the call.

The river fell 2Spade Suit and both players checked. Dudani said, “King-high.” Hinkle flipped over ASpade Suit8Spade Suit and he collected the pot to grow his stack to 3.4 million. Dudani held 1.52 million after the hand.

Player Tags: Blair Hinkle,   Shiva Dudani

Heads-Up Chip Counts

Here are the chip counts for the final two:

Blair Hinkle: 2,772,000
Shiva Dudani: 2,249,000


Dwyte Pilgrim Eliminated in Third Place ($39,531)

Dwyte PilgrimDwyte Pilgrim moved all in for his final 440,000 on the button with a board of 10Spade Suit9Club Suit2Spade Suit7Diamond Suit sitting on the table. Blair Hinkle made the call from the small blind and they turned up their hands:

Pilgrim: AClub Suit10Heart Suit
Hinkle: 8Spade Suit6Club Suit

River: 6Heart Suit

Pilgrim was drawing dead to Hinkle’s straight and he busted out of the tournament in third place ($39,531). Hinkle grew his stack heading into the heads-up final. Pilgrim performed well at yet another WSOP Circuit stop at the Horseshoe in Council Bluffs. He won a $235 no-limit hold’em preliminary earlier in the week in addition to his final-table appearance in the main event.

The final two players took a five-minute break after the hand to prepare for the final.

Player Tags: Blair Hinkle,   Dwyte Pilgrim

Chip Count Update

Here is a look at the chip counts:

Shiva Dudani: 2,300,000
Blair Hinkle: 1,800,000
Dwyte Pilgrim: 750,000


Matt Lawrence Eliminated in Fourth Place ($29,092)

Matt LawrenceMatt Lawrence (UTG) got it all in preflop against Shiva Dudani (small blind). Their cards:

Lawrence: ADiamond Suit6Club Suit
Dudani: ASpade Suit9Heart Suit

Board: KHeart Suit10Heart Suit7Spade SuitAHeart Suit2Diamond Suit

Lawrence was eliminated on the hand in fourth place and he took home $29,092 in prize money.

Player Tags: Matt Lawrence,   Shiva Dudani

Level 28 Begins

The players are back from break and the blinds are now 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante.


Break Time

The players are now on a 10-minute break.


Chip Count Update

Here is where the chip counts sit after an exciting hour of play:

Seat 5: Blair Hinkle — 1,700,000
Seat 7: Shiva Dudani — 2,000,000
Seat 8: Dwyte Pilgrim — 700,000
Seat 9: Matt Lawrence — 820,000


Charles Moore Eliminated in Fifth Place ($21,795)

Charles MooreCharles Moore got all of his chips into the middle preflop on the button and Blair Hinkle made the call from the cutoff. Their cards:

Hinkle: 9Diamond Suit9Heart Suit
Moore: ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit

Board: JClub Suit8Spade Suit5Diamond Suit8Heart SuitQClub Suit

Their stacks were very close. Moore was all in for 783,000 and Hinkle had him covered by 7,000. Moore was eliminated in fifth place and he took home $21,795. The Hinkle nearly doubled up to 1.7 million after the hand.

Player Tags: Charles Moore,   Blair Hinkle
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