The $1,650 Main Event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Chicago is underway. This big blind ante event features three starting flights. Play starts at 2pm Thursday and Friday. Flight C on Saturday begins at noon. Follow tournament coverage all weekend long at HPTupdates.com or PokerNews.com.
Ameristar East Chicago has become a staple on the HPT schedule, generating some of the largest prize pools on the circuit each year. Several times in recent events, the total prize pool has surpassed the $900,000 mark. Most recently, HPT visited Chicagoland in May and saw 570 entries across four starting flights. Chris Moon came out on top at the end of that event, collecting $183,899 for his efforts.
The Main Event is a re-entry tournament with a big blind ante format. Players are allowed to late register up to the start of Level 10, or approximately 7:30pm. Entrants will play out 15 full levels or down to 13% of the field, whichever comes first. At that point, they'll bag-n-tag chips for the night. All players who advance from their respective three flights will return to the felt Sunday at 11am for Day 2 action.
On Sunday, they'll play down to the final nine players. Those nine will return to battle it out for the title and the cash at the nationally televised final table on Monday. The final table is open to public spectators and will also be streamed on a short delay at twitch.tv/hptpoker.
Greg Raymer put on a classic clinic at the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Ameristar East Chicago $1,650 Main Event final table, taking down his record fifth HPT Main Event title, along with $171,411 in prize money, and a $3,500 Championship Package for the HPT Season XVI Championship at the end of the season.Read more
The final nine players in the $1,650 Main Event from Ameristar East Chicago will take their seats at noon today to play down to a winner. You can watch the table on a short delay at twitch.tv/hptpoker. Here's the story on the final table as told by PokerNews' Brandon Temple:Read more
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