2019 World Series of Poker

PokerNews Heads to Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg for HPT Main Event

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  • PokerNews will live report this weekend's @HPTPoker @HollywoodIND $1,100 Main Event.

Season XV of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) continues this week at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. The stop features an $1,100 buy-in Main Event this weekend that will be live reported right here on PokerNews.

That Main Event kicks off with Day 1a on Thursday, March 28 at 2 p.m. local time. Players will start with 30,000 in chips and play 40-minute levels. Day 1b will take place at the same time on Friday, March 29, while Day 1c will take place at noon on Saturday, March 30. The surviving players from all three flights will return for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The final table will then be live-streamed at noon on Monday, April 1.

"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.”

A Look at the Prelim Winners

The stop actually kicked off last weekend with Event #1: $300 Monster Stack, which crushed its $75K GTD by drawing 685 runners and creating a $174,675 prize pool. Among those to cash the tournament were Derrick Rose (27th - $1,100), Jeremy Pistor (13th - $1,904), Thomas Mayer (5th - $7,983), and Cameron Douglas (3rd - $15,633). In the end, Adam Bacon defeated Marvin Tuckett in heads-up play to win the title and $38,189 top prize.

In Event #2: $300 Seniors (50+), the final five players struck a deal which ultimately resulted in David “The Maven” Gutfreund coming out on top to win $6,541 in prize money.

Adam Bacon
Event #1 champ Adam Bacon

Main Event Structure

LevelLengthSmall BlindBig BlindBB Ante
140 minutes1001000
240 minutes1002000
340 minutes1003000
440 minutes100300300
540 minutes200400400
640 minutes200500500
740 minutes300600600
840 minutes400800800
940 minutes5001,0001,000
1040 minutes6001,2001,200
1140 minutes8001,6001,600
1240 minutes1,0002.0002.000
1340 minutes1,5002,5002,500
1440 minutes1,5003,0003,000
1540 minutes2,0004,0004,000

Upcoming HPT Stops

PokerNews and the HPT plan to continue their live reporting relationship for stops throughout 2019. Those include visits to The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Pittsburgh and Ameristar East Chicago.

Here’s a look at the current Season XV schedule with more stops expected to be announced in the near future. For more information, visit hptpoker.com and follow them on Twitter @HPTPoker.

HPT Season XV Schedule

Series DatesVenueLocationMain Event Buy-In
April 4-15The Meadows Racetrack & CasinoPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$1,100
April 18-29Hollywood Casino ColumbusColumbus, Ohio$1,650
May 2-14Ameristar East ChicagoGary, Indiana$1,650
July 10-22Golden Gates Casino & Poker ParlourBlack Hawk, CO$1,100
August 1-12Ameristar VicksburgVicksburg, Mississippi$1,100
August 22-September 2Ameristar East ChicagoGary, Indiana$1,650
October 17-28Daytona Beach Racing & Card ClubDaytona Beach, Florida$1,100

Images courtesy of HPT.

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