Level 18 (3,000/6,000/1,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 29
Average Stack: 192,000
Blair Hinkle found a double through former chip leader Jovan Sudar and is at his peak in this main event.
After he lost the chip lead on the money bubble, Jovan Sudar's tournament prospects took a dive with each passing hand. Sudar's star shined bright for most this main event but it is nearly faded away thanks to Blair Hinkle.
Hinkle opened to 12,000 on the button and Sudar called from the big blind to see a flop of 8♥3♦2♥. Sudar checked and Hinkle continued for 10,000. As he has done for all of the tournament, Sudar put Hinkle to the test and shoved all-in for effectively 125,000.
Hinkle called with Q♥J♥ for two over cards and a flush draw to the 10♣8♣ of Sudar. The A♥ turn locked up the hand for Hinkle and Sudar is left with less than 20,000 after the pot. On the verge of the three table draw, Hinkle is playing close to 265,000 and peaking at the right time.