We all are familiar with that pivotal moment where the main character goes all in. The resigned push of all their chips, hopes riding on that one last chance for redemption. The dice roll, the final card comes out, the roulette wheel skips to a stop …
This is not the story for Kevin Hinton, the 2010 The Big Deal poker tournament winner. As the final hand was played, Kevin went all in but for a different reason. He meant for his peer to win. Imagine his surprise to find out that he was the winner of the tournament and the recipient of a $10,000 seat at the 2011 World Series of Poker® Main Event, Las Vegas.
The One+ team spoke with Kevin for the May issue, where he said he is ready to defend his title at the second annual Big Deal event in Orlando (July 24, 2011). Kevin is relying not only on his own intuition and skills picked up from TV but also on the guidance of his fellow meeting professionals.
“Go Kevin!” is our campaign to keep you informed about Kevin’s progress in preparation for the WSOP® Main Event. While you read about his (mis)adventures, leave your words of wisdom, playing tips and advice on wardrobe (sunglasses versus visor versus hood) in the comments section. Then be sure to bring your skills to The Big Deal at WEC 2011, where planners attendees who register online get in for free and everyone can network like there’s no tomorrow!