The third and final day of the $1,650 HPT Black Hawk Main Event returned nine players from the 588 entrants. Nick Pupillo entered the final table with the chip lead, hit a couple of big hands and went on to win his second HPT title for $194,478.
Pupillo notched three of the eight knockouts during the final table and bested Reginald 'Shawn' Roberts in a brief heads up match. Roberts entered the final table second in chips and nearly had Pupillo eliminated when he held pocket queens to Pupillo's king-jack after the turn. Pupillo hit a king on the river to make two pair.
Roberts is within an HPT win of overtaking the all-time HPT money list from Craig Casino. John Sacha finished third and was looking for his second HPT title after winning this event in 2009.
Mike Itoafa, Dapo Ajayi, Kareem Abuzar and Sacha all hail from the local area and their familiarity gave the final table a home game feel.
HPT heads to St. Louis next for the first event at the Hollywood Hotel & Casino. The series kicks off March 7 and runs through March 18.
The $1,100 Main Event from The Meadows Racetrack and Casino just outside of Pittsburgh is underway. This tournament features two starting flights. Flight A is Friday at 2pm and Flight B is Saturday at noon. Day 2 will take place Sunday at 11am and the tournament will conclude with a televised final table on Monday at noon.Read more
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.comRead more
After almost 12 hours of play, Josh Gervais is the last man standing in the $500 HPT Mini Series Main Event from Hollywood Casino Toledo. The Michigan man outlasted a field of 481 entries to take home the top prize of $46,615 along with the custom crystal trophy.Read more
The tournament action has been strong all week at Hollywood Casino Toledo for the HPT Mini Series. Today marks the start of the pinnacle event, a $500 Main Event. There are five starting flights for this big blind ante tournament, the first of which just kicked off a few moments ago.Read more
By Anthony Thompson of PokerNews: For the second time this year, Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) held its $1,650 Main Event in East Chicago at the Ameristar Casino, which drew a massive 579 entries and created an $833,760 prize pool. In the end, it was Wisconsin poker pro Josh Reichard who emerged victorious to claim a $186,812 first-place prize and a $3,500 HPT Championship package.Read more