Indiana - Belterra Casino Resort

Belterra Casino Resort
Florence, IN
November 3-13, 2017
Total Prize Pool: $383,160
Total Entrants: 399
Congratulations to Keven Stammen for winning $87,303
and the HPT champion's bracelet!

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Indiana - Belterra Casino Resort Top 9

First Place

Keven Stammen
Coldwater, OH

Second Place

Bill Horsman
Louisville, KY

Third Place

Mike Shanahan
Avon, IN

Fourth Place

Ray Attiyah
Cincinnati, OH

Fifth Place

Bob Brandl
Clinton, TN

Sixth Place

Steven Fox
Mason, MI

Seventh Place

Gary Herstein
Chicago, IL

Eighth Place

Scott Schwalich
Centerville, OH

Ninth Place

Michael Scarborough
Lawrenceburg, IN


Indiana - Belterra Casino Resort Top 45 Finishers

1. Keven Stammen $87,303
2. Bill Horsman $53,898
3. Mike Shanahan $35,868
4. Ray Attiyah $24,861
5. Bob Brandl $18,788
6. Steven Fox $14,613
7. Gary Herstein $12,146
8. Scott Schwalich $10,058
9. Michael Scarborough $8,502
10. Ian Richardson $6,490
11. Kenneth Ware $6,490
12. Harry Thomas $6,490
13. Ronald Surenkamp $4,896
14. Terry Setters $4,896
15. Greg Raymer $4,896
16. Jacob Bazeley $3,682
17. Richard Woodruff $3,682
18. Joshua Kinard $3,682
19. Chad Hahn $3,036
20. Rita Davison $3,036
21. Omer Miller $3,036
22. Michael Scott $3,036
23. Cary Aronson $3,036
24. Edgar Kelley $3,036
25. Gregory Masters $3,036
26. Jasper May $3,036
27. Greg Yeager $3,036
28. Roy Davis $2,467
29. David Short $2,467
30. Mark Beard $2,467
31. Matthew Gildea $2,467
32. Timothy Burde $2,467
33. Riley Luttrell $2,467
34. Sandeep Sikand $2,467
35. Brian Bauman $2,467
36. Keith King $2,467
37. Daniel Statman $2,088
38. Kevin Walde $2,088
39. Brian Powell $2,088
40. David Russ $2,088
41. Bradford Corey $2,088
42. Christopher Underwood $2,088
43. Kenny Smith $2,088
44. Terry Moore $2,088
45. James Hensley $2,088

Indiana - Belterra Casino Resort Recap

Stammen Takes Home the HPT Title

Veteran poker pro wins $83k at Belterra Casino Resort

Florence, Indiana (November 13, 2017) – Professional poker player Keven Stammen has over $5 million in career earnings on the felt, including wins with almost every major poker tour. On Monday, he added to that impressive resume by capturing his first Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) title at Belterra Casino Resort. The victory was good for an $87,303 payday.

“Everything went pretty good,” Stammen said after the tournament. ”I’m going to try to hang onto [the money]. Maybe put it in some other tournaments”.

Early on at the nine-handed final table, Stammen faced an all-in bet on the river for his tournament life with three of a kind. His opponent in the hand, Bill Horsman, had the nut flush. After tanking for several minutes, Stammen made the disciplined fold and left himself with less than six big blinds. From there, the eventual champ doubled up several times and took a commanding chip lead, never looking back.

It was fitting that, in the end, Stammen found himself heads up against the earlier foe, Horsman. By that point, Horsman was short stacked and virtually forced to push the last of his chips in the middle with queen-ten. Stammen called with pocket sixes and the board brought no help for Horsman, who owns a business in Louisville, Kentucky. With that, the tournament was over. Horsman collected $53,898 for the runner-up finish.

“I enjoyed playing with him,” Horsman said of his final opponent. “He’s an excellent poker player.”

Attorney Michael Shanahan has made a nice side job out of his poker hobby over the years. In total, the Avon native has earned over $450,000 at the tables in the last decade. Much of that has come from playing HPT events, though Monday was Shanahan’s first time playing under the bright lights of an HPT final table. He came in as the chip leader and coasted through most of the day before a bluff gone bad sent him to the rail. Shanahan won $35,868 for third place.

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Ray Attiyah became the fourth-place finisher when his pocket jacks failed to hold up against Shanahan’s ace-five. The colorful Attiyah, an author and business entrepreneur by trade, took home $24,861 for his efforts. Not long before Attiyah’s departure, Bob Brandl tried to make a move with nine-eight suited. Unfortunately for him, Horsman was able to make the easy call with pocket kings. Brandl, a screen printer from Clinton, Tennessee, earned $18,788 for fifth place.

One of the most familiar faces on the tour is that of Mason, Michigan’s Steve Fox. Fox was making his second appearance at an HPT final table Monday. His previous best finish was ninth in 2013. He was able to improve on that this time around, climbing his way to sixth. Fox got the last of his chips in the middle with his pocket eights up against Stammen’s pocket queens. The queens held and Fox was eliminated in sixth-place for $14,613.

Chicago’s Gary Herstein had a lot on the line at this weekend’s event. He needed to finish eighth place or better to take over the Player of the Year points lead with only one event remaining this season. It seemed like a tall task with 399 total entries in the tournament, but Herstein managed to succeed. The retired trader was knocked out in seventh place. He collected $12,146 for his weekend’s worth of work.

Scott Schwalich was Monday’s eighth-place finisher. The accountant from Centerville, Ohio took home $10,058. Lawrenceburg’s Michael Scarborough was looking to go back-to-back after winning the HPT main event at Belterra earlier in the year. Though he wasn’t able to win the tournament, making two final tables in a row is quite an accomplishment. The sales manager padded his bankroll with $8,502 for the ninth-place finish.

This was the seventh time HPT has visited Belterra. The tour has now awarded over $3 million in prize pool money at this Southern Indiana property over the years. The next HPT series at Belterra has already been announced with event dates listed as March 9-19, 2018.

HPT has one event remaining on the 2017 schedule, its Championship Open just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. That series kicks off November 29 and runs through December 12. The schedule features several prizes and unique tournaments, all of which are listed at

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