Event 12 – ’40 Big Blind Black Chip Bounty NLH’
Level 21 (50,000/100,000/20,000)
Total Entries: 283
Players Remaining: 5
Average Stack: 2,264,000
After the elimination of Jane Hitchcock, this Event 12 final table went on a short break and when they returned, the “shove fest”, as some players were calling it in Level 20, continued into Level 21. In the end, the chips all ended up in front of Rex Clinkscales, a fitting finish for the player who came back from the dinner break with the final table chip lead.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing though, as Clinkscales ran into a few tough spots right after that break and saw John Bilello take control of the chip lead. That lead held until the very end, as Clinkscales bested Bilello heads up, to claim one of the only pieces missing from his nearly full poker trophy case.
The Las Vegas based pro has won tournaments from coast to coast, including two WSOP Circuit rings and a Colorado Poker Championship in 2014. This win puts Clinkscales over the $800,000 mark in terms of career earnings and kicks off his 2016 season with a victory, after 2015 was his best year as a professional.
He’ll certainly be a player to watch throughout the rest of ‘All-Star Weekend’, as he’ll go for another deep run when the WPT starts their WPO Championship tomorrow.
That concludes the WPO blog’s coverage of the Event 12 ’40 Big Blind Bounty’ and a list of the final table results is provided below:
- Rex Clinkscales – $30,851
- John Bilello – $18,182
- Adam Agaev – $10,468
- Devon Shalmi – $8,485
- Alan Snow – $6,612