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.
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