Cards are in the air for the first of three starting flights in the $1,650 Main Event at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado. Be sure to follow along with regular updates all weekend long at HPTupdates.com and PokerNews.com
The crowds always come out to play when HPT visits Colorado, home to some of the largest prize pool in the tour's history. There's been three HPT's per season in Black Hawk in recent years - a $1,650 in February, an $1,100 in July and this September stop.
Austin Peck won the July $1,100 732-entry event for a $156k cash, with the current Player of the Year leader, Nick Pupillo, the February champ here, defeating a 588-entry field in the February $1,650 for a $194k score.
Players this weekend open with 30,000 stacks and play 15 40-minute levels on today's Day 1A, tomorrow's Day1B and Saturday's Day 1C (all noon starts), reaching the Bag-n-Tag at about 11:45pm.
Sunday's Day 2 Restart is at 11am, playing down to the 10-handed final table, with the Monday livestream Final Table scheduled for a noon start.
Follow along with all the action at HPTupdates.com and PokerNews.com.
-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Media Live
The third and final flight of the $1,650 Main Event from Ameristar East Chicago is underway. The first two flights drew 269 total entries. For a recap of the first two flights, or to follow along with the action the rest of the way, head to PokerNews.com. Here's a recap of Day 1b action as told by Brandon Temple of PokerNews:Read more
The first of three flights in the $1,650 Main Event from Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago kicks off today at 2pm. Players start with 30,000 chips and 40 minutes levels in this big blind ante event and registration is open until the start of level 10, or approximately 9:45pm. Players are allowed a single re-entry in each flight.Read more