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Since 2015, our Hold’em Live Updates team has been providing all the live tournament reporting from each Heartland Poker Tour Main Event across the country.

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We’re at HPT St Louis This Weekend

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What is lining up to be a good-sized crowd is anticipated for this weekend’s Heartland Poker Tour $1650 Main Event at Hollywood St. Louis Casino.

The turnout for each preliminary event has been outstanding, including a Missouri state record field size for the opening $350 event, with nearly 1,300 entries. The Tag Team, Seniors and all the main event satellites have had big numbers as well.

We are here as the HPTupdates.com team, providing wall-to-wall event coverage right down to the final hand at the final table.

Follow all the action starting Friday at 3pm at HPTupdates.com

Nick Pupillo Wins HPT Black Hawk Main Event

Nick Pupillo - Champion - HPT Black Hawk - February 2019

From a Day 1 when he seemed in control the entire time, to chipleader to start the final table, Nick Pupillo earned his second career Heartland Poker Tour Main Event Title tonight, winning $194,487 as the HPT Black Hawk Champion.

The tournament at Gates Poker Room in Colorado drew a 588-entry field, the players creating a prize pool of more than $850,000 as Black Hawk continues to produce some of the largest tournaments each year for the HPT.

Here’s our tournament recap we wrote for HPTupdates.com, along with the full tournament reporting and photography we did for the weekend’s event.

Our next scheduled HPT Main Event where we’re providing tournament reporting is March 14-18 at Hollywood St. Louis.

HPT Black Hawk Final Table is Set

Reginald 'Shawn' Roberts

We’re at Gates Poker Room in Black Hawk, CO., providing the tournament reporting for the Heartland Poker Tour‘s $1,650 Main Event. From a starting field of 588 entries, the field is down to the LiveStream table of nine.

Here’s our HPTupdates.com look at the final table with the likes of Nick Pupillo and Shawn Roberts competing for the nearly $195,000 up top.

We’ve added the players by seat, with their chipcounts included, for you to see how the final table lays out. The LiveStream is schedule to begin Monday at Noon on Twitch.

Follow us From Black Hawk This Weekend with HPT

HPT Black Hawk

We return Thursday to Gates Poker Room at Golden Gates Casino and Poker Parlour in Black Hawk, CO. for another $1,650 Heartland Poker Tour Main Event.

This event marks the start of our fifth calendar year providing HPT and its fans with live main event updates – posting all the tournament reporting at HPTupdates.com.

Wendy Freedman – who won the last HPT Black Hawk main event, said yesterday she cannot be there to defend her title, but last February’s champ – Mike Englert – is expected to be in attendance. Follow along there for all the action, and we’ll have end-of-day recaps here as well.

Davidson Wins His 2nd HPT Title

Nick Davidson _HPTEC

Nick Davidson defeated a field of 554 entries at Ameristar East Chicago to capture the HPT Main Event title, earning him $178,709 and his second career HPT East Chicago win.

Davidson – winner of the same event in September 2016 – held off Mike Sabbia in heads-up play to garner the victory.

Check out the full story and main event live updates coverage from Paul Oresteen at HPTupdates.com

Johnson Wins HPT Player of Year

Aaron Johnson - HPT Season XIV Player of the Year

Aaron Johnson – who led the Heartland Poker Tour Player of the Year race for about half of the season – secured the title at the very last table of Season XIV by finishing 6th in the $2,500 Season Championship at Ameristar East Chicago.

Johnson needed an 8th place or better to take the lead, then had a sweat as Jim Kasputis could have overtaken him with a 1st-place finish in the Season Championship.

Johnson earns $10,000 in Season XV HPT Main Event entries and hotel accommodations at the locations he opts to use his entries.

Reichard Wins HPT Season Championship

Reichard Wins HPT

A dominating final table performance capped off the day for Josh Reichard as he took down the Heartland Poker Tour Season XIV Season Championship at Ameristar East Chicago.

Reichard earned $221,293 and a $3,500 Season XV Championship Package for his win. He defeated Bobby Noel heads-up to close out the final table.

Check out our Final Table Recap that we wrote for HPT, and a note here that starting in January we begin our 5th year of providing Live Updates for the HPT.

Time for HPT Season Championship

Ameristar East Chicago Poker

Season XIV of the Heartland Poker Tour wraps up this weekend with the $2,500 Season Championship taking place at Ameristar East Chicago.

A weekend of starting flights, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-11, sets the tournament up for a big turnout in this Big Blind Ante format tournament. Day 2 is set for Veterans Day, with the final table LiveStream on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

30,000 stacks, hour-long levels the entire tournament, quarter-chips in play the first two levels, registration open until the start of Level 9 and end-of-day 1 play scheduled for the end of Level 10 each flight. Check the structure sheet here.

Follow the entire tournament coverage by us at HPTupdates.com.

 

Silva Comes Back to Win HPT Daytona Beach

Silva Wins HPT Daytona Beach

Staying out of the path of steamroller Hyndi Khomutetsky in the early going paid off for Daniel Silva, as he overcame a huge chip deficit to win the Heartland Poker Tour $1,100 Main Event at Daytona Beach Racing and Card Room.

Silva earns $95,057 – including an entry in the Nov. 9-13 HPT Season Championship $2,500 at Ameristar East Chicago – for the win, with Khomutetsky collecting $56,527 as runner-up.

The final table appeared to be one that would finish incredibly fast as Khomutetsky eliminated payer-after-player, cutting the field down to three players in fewer than three hours of final table play.

Heads-up went more than two hours, though, with Silva struggling to be only a 2-1 dog at times, falling as far back as 5-1 on a few occasions. The tourney accelerated once he gained the chiplead, finishing just three hands after Silva gained the chip advantage.

Take a look here at our final table recap and the entire main event coverage.

We’re Headed to Daytona Beach for HPT

Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club

After a short break to recover from 14 consecutive weekends of tournament coverage, the Hold’em Live Updates team is off again, headed this time to the Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club for an $1,100 Heartland Poker Tour Main Event.

We’re providing full coverage of the Main Event, starting with Day 1A at 2pm on Thursday, Oct. 25, through the final hand of the final table on Monday, Oct. 29.

The 2018 HPT Player of the Year race has two events left – this and the $2500 Season Championship in November in East Chicago – and the race is extremely close. In fact, anyone in the Top-70 in points would earn enough points with a win to move to No. 1 on the Leaderboard (based on how those ahead of the person finished, as well).

Wendy Freedman Wins HPT Black Hawk

Freedman Wins HPT Black Hawk

Chipleader to start the final table. Chipleader for all but 11 hands at the final table. Owner of all the chips at the end of the final table.

Wendy Freedman dominated play at the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event at Gates Poker Room in Black Hawk CO on Monday, becoming the first woman to win a HPT title in more than five years.

Freedman surpassed the $1,000,000 mark in career earnings with her first-place prize of $167,696. She went set-over-set to take down Mark Morris on the final hand at the final table. Freedman joins Teresa Hemingway as the only two women to win the HPT Black Hawk title. Hemingway won in 2013 and was the last female HPT champion.

Using a style on constant pressure on her challengers, Freedman regularly placed her tablemates in spots where their next move was for their tournament life. In the process she eliminated five of her eight challenger.

Here our full recap of the final table and all the live tournament reporting we provided for the HPT Black Hawk Main Event.

Wendy Freedman Leads HPT Final Table

Wendy Freedman

Wendy Freedman is just shy of a million chips clear of the rest of the field as today’s HPT Black Hawk final table plays down to a winner today.

Freedman – at 3.345m – is ahead of a field that includes last September’s HPT Black Hawk champ Alex Greenblatt and last week’s WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley 4th place Paul Richardson.

Follow the LiveStream at Twitch.TV/HPTpoker or our NO SPOLIERS updates at HPTupdates.com

Time for HPT Black Hawk

HPT Black Hawk

Join us all this week as our Hold’em Live Updates team provides full coverage of the Heartland Poker Tour $1650 Main Event at Gates Poker Room in Black Hawk, CO.

Gates – inside the Golden Gates Casino – plays host three times a year to a HPT Main Event – a $1650 each February, An $1100 each July and a $1650 each September.

Some of the largest HPT prize pools each year are generated by the players coming to Black Hawk.

Follow along with all the updates at HPTupdates.com

Baumgartner Grabs HPT East Chicago Win

Jake Baumgartner

Jake Baumgartner made his way through a HPT East Chicago Labor Day Weekend record-crowd of 653 entries to emerge as the champion, earning $209,564, including an entry in November’s HPT Season Championship at Ameristar East Chicago.

The final table was nearly a 12-hour-long marathon challenge that left the players wiped out from the challenge of being sharp and on-game for that long. A 653-entry filed crates those challenges and Baumgartner survived the best at the end.

Check out our coverage of the final table and the entire tournament here. We’ve been the HPT Main Event reporting team since late 2015.

Estafanous Leads Day 1A HPT East Chicago

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Boulos ‘Ossama’ Estafanous is 100,000 clear of the field after 20 players advanced from Day 1A of the Heartland Poker Tour $1650 main Event at Ameristar East Chicago.

Estafanous – at 434,000 – leads a pack who all bagged 300k or more.

We are providing all the tournament reporting for this and all HPT main events around the country. Check out all the Live Updates at HPTupdates.com

Labor Day Weekend at HPT East Chicago

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Join our Hold’em Live Updates team as we spend Labor Day Weekend at Ameristar East Chicago for the Heartland Poker Tour $1650 Main Event.

Some of the biggest HPT Main Event fields each year are at this property just across the Indiana border, on the edge of Lake Michigan.

We’ll be bringing full start-to-finish Live Updates coverage beginning Thursday afternoon. Check out all those updates at HPTupdates.com

Hawkins Adds HPT Title to Resume

Hawkins Wins HPT St Charles

Maurice Hawkins fought back from being down to fewer than 10BB 3-handed – and a 4-1 deficit heads-up – to claim the Heartland Poker Tour main event title at Ameristar St. Charles.

Hawkins was running over the final table early on, moving from 1.6 million to as high as 3.7 million. He went downhill fast when 3-handed play began, falling as low as 800k of the 10.4 million in play. A triple-up to 2.7 million sent his stack back upwards.

HB Sablotny and Hawkins played heads-up for more than three hours, staying close to even the first two hours, before Sablotny opened to a 4-1 chiplead over the next hour. Hawkins rapidly regained his composure, his chip, and then closed out Sablotny in a massive cooler, his 5-7  > A-6 by flopping a straight against a turned two pair.

Check out the full updates we did for this and att HPT Main Events at HPTupdates.com

McBrayer Takes HPT Vicksburg Title

McBrayer Wins HPT Vicksburg

Pushing his career poker tournament earnings to almost $1 million, BJ McBrayer won the Heartland Poker Tour’s $1,100 Main Event at Ameristar Vicksburg in Mississippi.

McBrayer was mid-pack through much of the final table, gaining his lead late, then he nearly ended the tournament three hands in to heads-up play against James Patrick. Ahead pre-flop and with a 7-1 chiplead to start heads-up play, McBrayer seemed on his way to a quick victory.

Well, you see, what happened was … Patrick doubled, doubled again, came back to take the chiplead, and eventually fell to McBrayer in a heads-up match that lasted more than two full hours.

Take a look at our full main event coverage we provided for HPT at their updates site, HPTupdates.com.

Live from Historic Vicksburg This Weekend

Ardoin After Vicksburg Title

Hold’em live Updates travels to Vicksburg, Miss. this weekend to provide full tournament reporting of the Heartland Poker Tour $1,100 Main Event at Ameristar Vicksburg.

The event should draw close to a 200-entry field with a prize pool at about $190,000.

Follow along at HPTupdates.com for the full tournament reporting, including Monday’s LiveStream final table scheduled for a Noon CST start time.,

Fielder Bags Another Win

Fielder Wins HPT KC

We’ve crossed paths with Jeff Fielder at many poker tournaments in the last year, on-hand as he’s won his share.

Fielder is the newest Heartland Poker Tour champion, taking home $94,713 as he topped a 290-entry field at Ameristar Kansas City.

Fielder defeated Jovan Suder heads-up at a final table that included Nick Jivkov (3rd), Mick Pupillo (5th) and Vince Moscati (6th).

Check out all the HPT Kansas City Main Event updates at HPTupdates.com.

Two Main Events This Weekend

There’s two main events we’re at or part of this weekend, the $500,000 Guarantee Ante Up World Championship $1,650 at TVPokerRoom at Thunder Valley Resort in northern California and the Heartland Poker Tour $1650 Main Event at Ameristar Kansas City.

Catch all the Ante Up Worlds action at ThunderValleyPoker.com.

Check out the HPT Kansas City action at HPTupdates.com

Brown Wins HPT Black Hawk $1100

Brown Wins HPT $1100

From a record-field of 756 entries, Ben Brown takes the title in the Heartland Poker Tour‘s $1100 Main Event at Gates Poker Room in Black Hawk, CO.

Brown used a massive hand at the final table – Pocket_Kings vs the Pocket_queens of Chris Tryba – to vault himself to a huge chiplead that he never relinquished.

Check out Korey Stewart’s full coverage of the final table and the entire main event here.

Live from HPT East Chicago

HPT East Chicago

Our Hold’em Live Updates team is providing all the coverage this week of the $1,650 Heartland Poker Tour Main Event at Ameristar East Chicago.

This is the first time HPT has offered a Big Blind Ante Main Event – and if the response from players is positive there’s a likelihood more HPT stops are going to see BB Ante Main Events as well.

Follow along right here for all the action, or go straight to HPTupdates.com.

Radosh Now a 2x HPT Champ

Radosh Celebrates

In 2015, Greg Radosh was a dealer at the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event final table at Ameristar St. Charles.

In 2016, Radosh won that very same HPT Main Event.

Today, Radosh became part of a small group of players to have two HPT titles, and a smaller-yet group to have two titles at the same location, as he once again wins the St. Charles Main Event.

Radosh took the top spot in a 305-entry field, earning $99,612 when he held off Michael Esquivel heads-up.

Here’s all the results from the main event and our full coverage of the tournament.

Time for HPT St. Charles

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The latest Heartland Poker Tour main event is just across the Missouri River from St. Louis at Ameristar St. Charles … so close even I can reach St. Louis with a Sand Wedge from here.

There’s three starting flights in the $1,650 Main Event – Day 1A today, Day 1B starts 2pm Friday and the final starting flight is set to begin at 1pm Saturday.

30,000 starting stacks, 40-minute day 1 levels, 60-minute day 2 levels and a LiveStream final table on Monday.

Follow all the Main Event Live Updates – provided by our Hold’em Live Updates team – at HPTupdates.com

O’Neill Wins HPT Belterra

O'Neill Wins HPT Belterra

Day 2 chipleader Michael O’Neill maintained his advantage for two full days, taking down the Heartland Poker Tour $1,100 Main Event at Belterra Casino in Florence, IN.

O’Neill takes home $93,340 and a Championship Package to the HPT Season Championship at Ameristar East Chicago at the end of the season. He defeated Frank Guerra heads-up for the victory.

Next up for the HPT is a return to Las Vegas and a $1,650 Main Event at the Westgate Resort and Casino – home ot the worlds-biggest sports book.

Englert Moves Up 2 Steps, Captures HPT Title

Englert Wins HPT Black Hawk

@MoneyFlickaMike Englert – 3rd place at the Heartland Poker Tour $1100 Main Event last July at Gates Poker Room in Black Hawk, CO – came back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Matt Bond heads-up for the HPT Black Hawk Title yesterday.

Englert takes home $200,762 and a HPT Watch for his victory, with Bond collecting $124,208 for his second-place finish in the 607-entry event.

Here’s the full recap from our Hold’em Live Updates team, on site for reporting coverage of the Main Event.

Back in Black (Hawk)

HPT Poker

Our Hold’em Live Updates team returns to Colorado starting at noon today for wire-to-wire coverage of the Heartland Poker Tour $1650 Main Event hosted by Gates Poker Room at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk.

This is the first of four daily noon-start Day 1 flights, players kicking off with 30,000 stacks and playing 40-minute Day 1 levels.

Those surviving a Day 1 flight advance to Sunday’s Day 2 with 60-minute levels, playing down to Monday’s LiveStream Final Table of Nine.

Follow all the action right here as we post direct to HPTupdates.com, moving along with our fourth full year of providing HPT Live Updates.

Ronconi Earns HPT East Chicago Title

Darryl Ronconi

His fourth top-10 finish in a Heartland Poker Tour Main Event wrapped up for Darryl Ronconi with a victory at Ameristar East Chicago for his career-best $175,482 cash.

Ronconi captured the January 2018 title by defeating Ryan Kulovitz heads-up FTW. The $108,401 cash for Kulovitz was not only his first HPT payout, it was his first-ever poker tournament cash.

The 544-entry tournament created a $783,360 prize pool.

Ari Engel Wins HPT Championship, Player of Year

Ari Engel HPT

Ari Engel came to the Season XIII Heartland Poker Tour $2500 Championship at Ameristar St. Charles needing to win outright – and have everyone in the top-10 fail to cash – for him to win the HPT Player of the Year award.

Everything above happened and Engel walked off with win the $162,154 first palce prize and also entries in to six HPT Main Events of his choice next year as their Season XIII Player of the Year.

Engel defeated Jake Bazeley heads-up FTW, with Bazeley earning $102,647 as runner-up in the 316-entry tournament.

Check here for our full coverage from the tournament.

Live This Weekend from HPT Season Championship

HPT Ryan Gregor

We are just outside St. Louis, MO this weekend, providing the Live Updates coverage of the $2,500 Heartland Poker Tour Season XIII Championship.

The race for their Player of the Year is pretty close, with Gary Herstein leading Cord Garcia by little more than a mincash.

Follow along here with all the action or go direct to HPTupdates.com.

Keven Stammen Claims HPT Belterra Title

Keven Stammen HPT

Keven Stammen earned his first Heartland Poker Tour Main Event title by taking down the 399-entry field at Belterra Casino in Florence, IN.

Stammen earns $87,303 and an entry in to the Season XIII Championships at Ameristar St. Charles next month.

 

All three of Stammen’s HPT final table appearances were at Belterra, according to Jessica Parente of Hold’em live Updates, Stammen finished 6th in November 2013 and finished 8th in March 2016.

Check out all of Jessica’s HPT Belterra Main Event reporting here.

Wentling Captures HPT Meadows Title

HPT Austin Wentling

Urged on by a loud and celebratory rail, Austin Wentling earns more than $100k by taking down the Heartland Poker Tour $1100 Main Event title at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, PA.

Wentling defeated John Yocca heads-up, in huge part due to cracking Aces despite far behind and needing a river 3-outer to keep from being eliminated.

The 462-entry filed was the largest for a HPT $1100 Main Event outside of the tournaments held at Gates Poker Room in Black Hawk, CO.

Here’s our full coverage of the tournament from the Hold’em Live Updates team.

We’re in PA With HPT This Weekend

Darvin Moon HPT

Follow along with our Live Updates coverage for the Heartland Poker Tour $1100 Main Event coming to you this weekend from The Meadows Racetrack and Casino just outside Pittsburgh, PA.

The 3-flight $1100 buy-in marks the first time HPT has traveled to Pennsylvania for a Main Event.

We are doing all the live reporting from beginning to end, just as we’ve provided for every HPT Main Event since late 2015.

HPT Title for Scrogins

Ben Scrogins

21-year-old Ben Scrogins outlasted a 282-entry Heartland Poker Tour $1650 field at Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club to grab the win Monday, making it through a final table that included the likes of Cord Garcia and Nick Schwarmann.

Scrogins was one of the dominant stacks through all three days he played the Main Event, parlaying his aggressive style to a $94,515 cash plus entry in the HPT Season XIII Season Championships at Ameristar St. Charles in December.

Check out our full coverage and the full results here from our Hold’em Live Updates team, the official Live Updates team of the HPT since 2015.

Live This Week from HPT Daytona Beach

HPT Maurice Hawkins

We jump from West Coast to East Coast this week and settle in at Daytona Beach Racing and Kennel Club for a weekend of coverage focused on the Heartland Poker Tour annual Florida $1650 Main Event.

We’re here as the Live Updates Team – as we’ve been for all HPT Main Events since late 2015.

Follow along all weekend as we bring you live coverage form the tournament’s first hand Thursday afternoon until there’s a winner declared Monday night.

McCracken Captures HPT Kansas City Title

Shawn McCracken

Seven hours of final table play wrapped up tonight with veterinarian Shawn McCracken taking down the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event title At Ameristar Kansas City.

McCracken defeated Travis Hiteshew heads-up in a battle decided on a flip that Hiteshew missed, leaving him with just 3BB.

The tournament drew 279 entries, a prize pool just shy of $400,000 and a $91k payday for McCracken.

Our Hold’em Live Updates team provided the tournament coverage – as we’ve done for all HPT Main Events since late 2015. You can check out the full coverage here.

We’re Live from HPT Kansas City

HPT-KC

Our Hold’em Live Updates team is doing the live reporting all weekend from the Heartland Poker Tour $1650 Main Event at Ameristar Kansas City.

Day 1A goes at 2pm Thursday and Day1B at 2pm Friday. Saturday’s final starting flight begins at 1pm, and Sunday’s Day 2 also set for 1pm starts. Monday’s LiveStream final Table is set for a noon broadcast – live with no hole cards due to Missouri State Gaming Laws prohibiting and live/delayed broadcasts showing hole cards.

Follow our Live Updates coverage here.