Tournament Director Jeremy Smith has put cards in the air for the first of three starting flights in the $500,000 Guaranteed $1,650 Main Event at Hollywood St. Louis.
Players open with a 30,000 stack and play 40-minute levels on their Day 1 flight. Registration and the unlimited-entry period is available until the start of Level 10 a few minutes after 9:30pm. There's a hour-long dinner break at the end of Level 9 at about 8:30pm.
Play is scheduled for a full 15 40-minute levels, with play ending just before 2am. The HardStop is at 13% of the field, not likely but a possibility. Players with chips at the end of play tonight bag up their stacks to return Sunday at 11am for the Day 2 Restart, playing down to the 9-handed final table.
Final table play - livestreamed on a 30-minute delay on twitch.tv/hptpoker - is set to begin Monday at noon.
There's two additional starting flights - a 2pm start tomorrow and a noon start on Saturday. This is a Best Stack Forward tournament so players can enter all flights, only moving forward their biggest stack.
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