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Grant Hinkle WINS RUNGOOD DOWNSTREAM MAIN EVENT FOR $28,360

April 15, 2018

Level 24 (5000/20000/40000)Entrants: 199Players remaining: 1Average chips: 3,980,000 RunGood's trip to Downstream was another party on the felt with plenty of old and new faces among the crowd. The action wrapped up with RG Ambassador Grant Hinkle taking home the Main Event trophy and the $28,260 top prize. The Overland Park, Kansas, native triumphed over a field of 199 entrants to take home first-place after leveraging his chip lead to whittle down his heads-up opponent, then flopping a set of threes against his opponent's pocket fours.  A WSOP bracelet holder, the RunGood Ambassador joined the team in 2016, having a solid resume with $1,614,499 in lifetime tournament winnings. Still, Hinkle remains employed outside his poker career as a Governance Risk and Compliance Consultant. He'll return...

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RG Downstream Main Event (Day 2): Jesse Jones eliminated in 2nd ($19,654)

April 15, 2018

Level 24 (5000/20000/40000)Entrants: 199Players remaining: 1Average chips: 3,980,000 Jesse Jones (pictured), with around 600,000, completes the 40,000 big blind from the button only to have Grant Hinkle move all in. Jones calls immediately and the hands are turned up. Jones - 4♣4♦Hinkle - 3♣3♦ Jones is way ahead, even having Hinkle's suits covered. But poker is a cruel game, and this flop was one, as well:  K♠9♠3♥. Just like that, Jones went from a huge favorite to a huge dog. With no backdoor straight or flush possibilities, Jones must catch one of the two remaining fours left in the deck to stay alive. Neither the 7♥ turn nor the J♥ river bring the help he needs, and Jones's fate is sealed. The...

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RG Downstream Main Event (Day 2): Hinkle extends his lead

April 15, 2018

Level 24 (5000/20000/40000)Entrants: 199Players remaining: 2Average chips: 1,990,000 Grant Hinkle is wearing down Jesse Jones's chip stack, one hand at a time. As of this writing, the last five consecutive pots have all been pushed to the RG pro. Current stacks: Seat Player Chip Count 8 Jesse Jones 560,000 9 Grant Hinkle 3,320,000

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RG Downstream Main Event (Day 2): JD Hays eliminated in 3rd ($12,188)

April 15, 2018

Level 24 (5000/20000/40000)Entrants: 199Players remaining: 2Average chips: 1,990,000 JD Hays (pictured) has been eliminated in a pre-flop all-in confrontation with Grant Hinkle. Hays held Ax9x and Hinkle had him pipped with AxQx. Neither player made a pair with Hinkle's ace-queen high good for the win. Hays is eliminated in 3rd place and takes home $12,188 for his performance. We are now heads up for the title between Jesse Jones and Grant Hinkle. Hinkle holds a 3-to-1 chip lead at the start of heads up play. Hinkle - 3,030,000Jones - 950,000

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