Less than two months after he won the Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar East Chicago event for $177,502, Aaron Massey claimed his second HPT title, winning the HPT Club One Casino event for $77,760.
Massey topped a field of 200 entrants and moved to over $2.3 million in career live tournament earning.
"It's a prestigious honor," Massey told the HPT after his win. "I'm glad to be part of the family, and be an ambassador for HPT moving forward."
Final Table Results
|1||Aaron Massey||Chicago, IL||$77,760|
|2||Danny Gonzalez||Denver, CO||$48,384|
|3||Dee Timmons||Manteca, CA||$29,376|
|4||Jed Hoffman||Reno, NV||$21,600|
|5||Billy Huynh||San Mateo, CA||$16,128|
|6||Chris Taylor||Exeter, CA||$13,248|
|7||Mario Sequeira||Hanford, CA||$11,664|
|8||Sean Drake||Ione, CA||$10,224|
|9||Kevork Vorperian||Glendale, CA||$8,640|
Club One Casino in Fresno, California, played host to this latest stop on the HPT, and the top 18 places received a cash worth at least $4,608. David Yoshioka, Loren Cloninger, Yotam Shmuelov, Roger Bailey, Tim Lim, Anton Dimagiba, Steve Silva, Lisa Jacobs, and Aaron's brother, Ralph Massey, all busted short of the final table, but they each finished in the money. Then, at the final table, it was Kevork Vorperian sent to the rail in ninth place.
Tournament circuit regular Sean Drake busted in eighth place, and notable Billy Huynh finished a few spots higher in fifth place. Drake took home $10,224 for his finish, and Huynh won $16,128.
Jed Hoffman and Dee Timmons were eliminated in fourth place and third place, respectively, and that set up the final duel between Massey and Danny Gonzalez.
The two final competitors battled for 49 hands. According to the HPT, the match involved many all-in pots and a few doubles up. Eventually, though, it was Massey's racing faster to the finish line that Gonzalez's pocket fives to end it. For his runner-up result, Gonzalez scored $48,384.
Photo courtesy of the HPT.