Clinkscales wins Colorado Poker Championship, $47K

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The Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colo., once again hosted the Colorado Poker Championship, which ran May 9-27. The 28 events wrapped up nicely just before the apex of the poker season (aka the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas), collectively boasting a nice $642,665 prize pool. The main event went to Rex Clinkscales, a 31-year-old pro from Las Vegas who recently won the Wynn Classic in February. Clinkscales weathered the storm of 220 entrants, taking home $47,020.

The next Colorado Poker Championship at the Golden Gates starts in mid August and runs through the first of September. There are plenty of high stakes, high profile poker to be played in the following months, so good luck to all the Colorado players making the trek to the WSOP, as well as those staying at home to play at any of the tournaments and cash games.

— Email Hans at anteuphans@gmail.com.