This weekend's $2,500 Championship Event at Ameristar East Chicago could be a big one. Twice this year the $1,650 Main Event came in just shy of a $1 million prize pool. Keep an eye on HPTupdates.com all weekend long to follow the action.
There are three starting flights for this Season XIV Championship Event. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Day 2 will be Monday and the nationally televised final table is scheduled for Tuesday at noon.
On top of the life-changing money at stake this weekend, this is the last event of the year for players to collect Player of the Year points. It's been a tight race for months and there are still quite a few players in the hunt. The POY champ will earn a $10,000 package to play in Main Events next season as well as hotel accommodations at six stops. Ossama Estafanous extended his point lead with a final table appearance in Daytona Beach, Florida a few weeks ago but there are a number of players within reach of him for the POY honors.
Dan Ross of Holdem Radio will be supplying tournament updates all weekend long at HPTupdates.com.
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