Nevada - Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno $1100

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Reno, NV
September 29-October 10, 2016
Total Prize Pool: $195,840
Total Entrants: 204
Congratulations to Loren Klein for winning $47,099
and the HPT champion's bracelet!

Nevada - Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno $1100 Quick Summary

Please check out the full event write up below.

Nevada - Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno $1100 Top 9

First Place

Loren Klein
Reno, NV

Second Place

Anton Dimagiba
Sacramento, CA

Third Place

Jae Pak
El Dorado Hills, CA

Fourth Place

Harley Wilmot
Walker, CA

Fifth Place

Marty Gorenc
Reno, NV

Sixth Place

Lance Garcia
Houston, TX

Seventh Place

Jared Ingles
New Orleans, LA

Eighth Place

Samuel Britton
Gillette, WY

Ninth Place

Samuel Kobrinsky
Salinas, CA


Nevada - Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno $1100 Top 23 Finishers

1. Loren Klein $47,099
2. Anton Dimagiba $29,028
3. Jae Pak $19,416
4. Harley Wilmot $13,937
5. Marty Gorenc $10,573
6. Lance Garcia $8,651
7. Jared Ingles $7,305
8. Samuel Britton $6,248
9. Samuel Kobrinsky $5,190
10. Sok Chean $4,229
11. Richard Hanley $4,229
12. Ryan Gregor $4,229
13. Valerie Hanley $3,653
14. Bryan Johnson $3,653
15. Randall Hobbs $3,653
16. Allen Kessler $2,884
17. Stuart Spear $2,884
18. Benjamin Mohr $2,884
19. James Colson $2,499
20. Randy Gil $2,499
21. Jed Hoffman $2,499
22. Lee Markholt $2,499
23. Dan Webster $2,499

Nevada - Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno $1100 Recap

Klein Takes Cash and Bracelet in Reno

Local grinder earns $47k for the HPT victory at Peppermill

Reno, NV (October 10, 2016) – Local poker player Loren Klein added to an already stellar year at the poker tables Monday when he topped the field in the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Main Event at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Klein collected $47,099, a $3,600 championship package, and the silver HPT bracelet for his efforts.

By the time Klein and fellow poker player Anton Dimagiba got to heads up play, there were only 50 big blinds left in play. So, it was no surprise when the two of them got all the chips in the middle on the first hand against one another.

Klein held the ace-seven of clubs while Dimagiba had the king-six of clubs. When a king hit the flop, it looked as though Dimagiba would double up. However, runner-runner clubs on the turn and river gave Klein a flush and the title. Dimagiba, from Sacramento, took home $29,028 for second place.

“I’m just so happy that I made it here,” said Dimagiba after the runner-up finish. “To make a final table is always so exciting.”

Just minutes before the final hand, Jae Pak was eliminated by Klein when his king-queen came up short against the eventual champ’s pocket queens. Pak and Klein went back forth throughout the day, doubling each other up several times. In the end, Pak won $19,416 for third place.

Walker, California’s Harley Wilmot was playing in his first ever HPT event. The fireman and deputy sheriff played well, but his day also came to an end at the hands of Klein. Wilmot took fourth place, good for a $13,937 payday.

Marty Gorenc began the day with the chip lead and was aiming to top his third-place finish from last time he made an HPT Final Table. Gorenc, a semi-retired poker player from Reno, was in good shape to capture his first major title when Klein caught a 3-outter on the river to knock him out of the tournament. Gorenc earned $10,573 for his weekend’s worth of work.

All eyes were on Lance “Cord” Garcia at the start of the day. Garcia won an HPT event in Colorado last month and was poised to take over the top spot in the Player of the Year race with a win. Unfortunately for the Houston, Texas man, it wasn’t in the cards. Garcia was eliminated in fifth place and took home $8,651.

One of the more experienced players at the table was New Orleans’ Jared Ingles. Ingles has $1.2 million in career earnings and was looking to add an HPT win to his resume, but fell short. The Louisiana poker player was sent to the rail in seventh place with $7,305. He said he plans to use the winnings to go to Disney World.

It’s been quite some time since Casper, Wyoming’s Samuel Britton made an HPT Final Table. Nearly ten years ago, Britton won an event in South Dakota. This time he would have to settle for eighth place. The truck driver won $6,248 for his efforts.

The first player of the day to be eliminated was retired dentist and real estate developer Samuel Kobrinsky. Kobrinsky earned $5,190 for ninth place, more than doubling his previous career earnings total on the felt.

The final tour stop of HPT’s Season XII kicks off later this week near Sacramento, California. That series has over $850k in guaranteed prize pool money. At the end of the month, the tour heads back to its Midwest roots with an event just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. For a look at the full upcoming schedule, visit


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