Indiana - Belterra Casino Resort

Belterra Casino Resort
Florence, Indiana
March 10-21, 2016
Total Prize Pool: $367,680
Congratulations to Sameer Al-Dbhani for winning $83,732
and the HPT champion's bracelet!

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Indiana - Belterra Casino Resort Quick Summary

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Indiana - Belterra Casino Resort Top 9

First Place

Sameer Al-Dbhany
Frankfort, KY

Second Place

Robert Geith
Indianapolis, IN

Third Place

Frank Covich
Murfreesboro, TN

Fourth Place

Jacob Moore
Ft Mitchell, KY

Fifth Place

Michael Comisso
Dublin, OH

Sixth Place

Gary Breslauer
Carmel, IN

Seventh Place

Mike Sites
Broadway, VA

Eighth Place

Keven Stammen
Coldwater, OH

Ninth Place

Robert Kuhn
St Clairsville, OH


Indiana - Belterra Casino Resort Top 46 Finishers

1. Sameer Al-Dbhany $83,732
2. Robert Geith $51,699
3. Frank Covich $34,406
4. Jacob Moore $23,847
5. Michael Comisso $18,022
6. Gary Breslauer $14,017
7. Mike Sites $11,651
8. Keven Stammen $9,648
9. Robert Kuhn $8,155
10. Jamey Kramer $6,226
11. Jesse McEuen $6,226
12. Terry Moore $6,226
13. George Woody $4,697
14. Benjamin Beighle $4,697
15. Charles Ciresi $4,697
16. Chan Pelton $3,532
17. Sean Small $3,532
18. Gary Simms Jr $3,532
19. Vanessa Rousso $2,913
20. John Moe $2,913
21. Kenneth Ware $2,913
22. Nathaniel Postlewaite $2,913
23. Rex Clinkscales $2,913
24. James Lushin $2,913
25. Alex Balcerzak $2,913
26. Neal Harding $2,913
27. Larry Romine $2,913
28. Edgar Kelley $2,367
29. Nicole Miller $2,367
30. Steve Galey $2,367
31. Sean Hendrix $2,367
32. Jack Rolnitzky $2,367
33. Ben Grise $2,367
34. Jerry Martin $2,367
35. Lester Milligan $2,367
36. Barry Brown $2,367
37. Robert French $2,002
38. Dean Schultz $2,002
39. Nicholas Guagenti $2,002
40. Dennis Acosta Jr $2,002
41. Nicholas Pupillo $2,002
42. Craig Casino $2,002
43. Frank Athey $2,002
44. Ryan Dersch $2,002
45. Jared Palmer $1,001
46. James Toll $1,001

Indiana - Belterra Casino Resort Recap

Lab Tech Wins HPT Title in Indiana

Kentucky man collects $83k for the victory

Florence, IN (March 21, 2016) – Sameer Al-Dbhani defeated a field of 383 entrants at Belterra Casino Resort this weekend to win his first Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Title and $83,732. The lab technician from Frankfort, Kentucky was overcome with emotion during his on-camera interview after the victory. His wife was quick to lighten the mood when asked how she felt about her husband’s accomplishment. 

“I’m happy,” she said. “I’m ready to shop!”

Al-Dbhani came into the Final Table Monday holding nearly twice as many chips as his closest competitor and never looked back. The last player standing in his way was Robert Geith from Indianapolis. Geith, a business owner, went all-in with a bluff on the last hand of the tournament. Unfortunately for him, Al-Dbhani had top pair and quickly called. Geith took home $51,699 for second place.

Loss Prevention Manager Frank Covich became the third-place finisher when his king-seven fell to Geith’s ace-king. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee native earned $34,406 for his weekend’s worth of work.

Jacob Moore was able to satellite into the HPT Main Event at Belterra for just $260. Though he’s a poker dealer by trade, Moore’s career earnings at the start of the day were $0. He added $23,847 to that total by finishing in fourth place. “It’s a life-changing amount of money for me,” said the Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky man. 

One player familiar with playing under the bright lights of an HPT televised event was Mike Comisso. Comisso finished eighth at an HPT event last month in Colorado. The poker player from Dublin, Ohio was able to improve on that finish this time around, making it to fifth place before he was sent to the rail. That was good for a score of $18,022.

Carmel, Indiana’s Gary Breslauer had one of the smaller stacks at the table when play began. The retired dentist was able to stave off elimination long enough to climb the pay ladder a few spots. In the end, Covich knocked him out of the tournament in sixth place. Breslauer collected $14,017.

Mike “K-9” Sites was active early and often at the televised Final Table. Eventually, the wholesaler from Broadway, Virginia was forced to make a move on a dry flop with ace-queen. His all-in was quickly called by Al-Dbhani’s pocket jacks. Neither an ace nor a queen came on the turn or river and Sites was sent home in seventh place with $11,651.

The first two players knocked out Monday were Robert Kuhn and Keven Stammen. Stammen, a poker player from Ohio, earned $9,648 when he exited in eighth place. Kuhn was the first to be knocked out when his king-ten failed to beat Geith’s pocket jacks. He finished in ninth place for $8,155.

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