Turning Stone Casino - 1K Event
Final Results: $164,000 total prize pool
Congrats to Tyler Reimer. He walks home with $51,335 in First Place.
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Turning Stone Casino - 1K Event Quick Summary
The kids came out to play this week in New York as the Heartland Poker Tour descended upon the Turning Stone Casino near Syracuse. Turning Stone is one of the few 18 year old minimum casinos in the country, opening the door for dozens of internet pros to try their skills in a live tournament and a chance to play on a TV stage.
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Turning Stone Casino - 1K Event Top 6
Miller Place, NY
Joseph (JT) Moody
Turning Stone Casino - 1K Event Top 15 Finishers
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Turning Stone Casino - 1K Event Recap
Verona, New York – Turning Stone Casino
The kids came out to play this week in New York as the Heartland Poker Tour descended upon the Turning Stone Casino near Syracuse. Turning Stone is one of the few 18 year old minimum casinos in the country, opening the door for dozens of internet pros to try their skills in a live tournament and a chance to play on a TV stage. In the end, the $1000 event came down to a heads up match between two young players who’ve earned their poker chops on the internet. The last man standing was Tyler Reiman, a 19 year old internet professional playing in his very first live poker event. Reiman netted $48,335 for his effort, besting fellow internet pro Jason Somerville, a business student and full time poker player from Miller Place, New York.
Reiman, originally from Peoria, Illinois, has been spending his time recently on a beach in South Carolina, and playing poker on-line. When the HPT scheduled an event on the east coast for the first time, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try his hand in a live event. His decision was made easier as he very recently took down a huge on-line tournament and a cash for over 100k. He obviously made the transition from using a mouse to facing his opponents eye to eye and navigated the field at the HPT event over the course of three days before taking down the championship.
The key hand for Reiman occurred early in the match when he tripled up as his Aces held up against KK and AK suited. Reiman was fortunate enough to pick up AA and KK in a couple other key spots during the match and continued to grow his stack. However, Somerville played solid poker all day and went from the short stack when the final table started to chip leader for a brief time while heads up with Reiman. The head up match turned on a huge pot in which Reiman got all his chips in the middle holding KK against Somerville’s AQ of hearts.
The Heartland Poker Tour has been in Turning Stone for the past week with eight events scheduled including two TV events, the first of which was the $1000 buy in that just concluded tonight. 164 players competed in TV event number one and hundreds more have been competing in the daily Turning Stone events. TV event number two ($2500) will conclude on Sunday afternoon in the casino events center.
The Heartland Poker Tour is filming season three and will continue it’s record breaking season next month with a return trip to the Majestic Star in Gary, Indiana.