PokerNews to Live Report This Weekend’s HPT Golden Gates Main Event
Season XV of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) continues this weekend at Golden Gates Poker Parlour in Black Hawk, Colorado. The stop features a $1,650 buy-in Main Event that will be live reported right here on PokerNews.
That tournament kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, with Day 1a at Noon local time. Players will start with 30,000 in chips and play 40-minute levels. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Friday and Saturday respectively, with the surviving players from each flight returning for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The final table will then be live streamed at noon on Monday, February 18.
"We’re looking forward to having an industry leader like PokerNews there to report on it every step of the way.”
“HPT is excited to have PokerNews providing additional event coverage in 2019,” said Korey Stewart, HPT Marketing Manager. “Season XV is shaping up to be another record-breaking year for the tour. We’ve already added several new venues to the schedule and we’re hoping to announce a few more new additions soon. There will be plenty of opportunities for poker enthusiasts across the country to take a shot at winning life-changing money at nationally televised final tables. We’re looking forward to having an industry leader like PokerNews there to report on it every step of the way.”
The last time the HPT visited the 17-table poker room was back in September, which is when Wendy Freedman topped a 496-entry field to win a $167,696 first-place prize.
The latest series actually kicked off last weekend with a $400 buy-in Opening Event, which attracted 926 entries. The tournament ended when the final five struck a deal that saw them each lock up five-figure scores – Jeremy Hanke (1st - $42,047), Eric Pfenning (2nd - $35,087), Vincent Moscati (3rd - $33,605), Steven Kanowitz (4th - $26,493), and Jeremy Standiford (5th - $22,117).
Upcoming HPT Stops
PokerNews and the HPT plan to continue their live reporting relationship for stops throughout 2019. Those include visits to Hollywood Casinos in St. Louis and the Cincinnati area (Lawrenceburg, Indiana), The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Pittsburgh, and Ameristar East Chicago.
HPT Season XV Schedule
|Series Dates||Venue||Location||Main Event Buy-In|
|February 6-18||Golden Gates Poker Parlour||Black Hawk, Colorado||$1,650|
|March 7-18||Hollywood Casino & Hotel||St. Louis, Missouri||$1,650|
|March 21-April 1||Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg||Lawrenceburg, Indiana||$1,100|
|April 4-15||The Meadows Racetrack & Casino||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||$1,100|
|April 18-29||Hollywood Casino Columbus||Columbus, Ohio||$1,650|
|Mary 2-14||Ameristar East Chicago||Gary, Indiana||$1,650|
Image courtesy of HPT.
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