Live Events 4
$1,650 Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $1,650
Players 392

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 160,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 9



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BrandonTemple • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
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Chop Pot for McCormick and Cartwright

BrandonTemple • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Austin McCormick raised to 40,000 from the button, and Kyle Cartwright called in the big blind.

Action checked through the {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop, and Cartwright checked the {j-Diamonds} turn. McCormick bet 45,000 and Cartwright called.

The {10-Spades} fell on the river, and Cartwright led out for 230,000. McCormick called, Cartwright tabled {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for trip tens, and McCormick showed {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for the same hand and a chop pot.

Austin McCormick us
Austin McCormick
us 2,900,000 125,000
Kyle Cartwright us
Kyle Cartwright
us 2,000,000

Tags: Austin McCormickKyle Cartwright

Tae and Hoppe Get Aggressive

BrandonTemple • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #1:

Brett Apter raised to 40,000 on the button, and Lucas Tae three-bet to 130,000 in the big blind. Apter folded.

Hand #2:

Brian Reeder raised to 45,000 from the hijack, and Laura Hoppe three-bet shoved for 230,000 from the button. Reeder folded after a short stint in the tank.

Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
us 1,800,000 -100,000
[Removed:175] US
US 800,000 100,000
Brian Reeder us
Brian Reeder
us 650,000 -45,000
Laura Hoppe us
Laura Hoppe
us 325,000 25,000

Tags: Brett ApterBrian ReederLaura Hoppe

Garosshen Steps on the Gas

BrandonTemple • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Kevin Garosshen raised to 40,000 from middle position, and Brian Reeder called on the button.

Garosshen bet 40,000 on a {10-Clubs}{4-Spades}{8-Hearts} flop, and Reeder called.

Garosshen bet 110,000 when the {j-Spades} fell on the turn, and Reeder called again.

The {3-Diamonds} fell on the river, and Garosshen bet 250,000. Reeder thought for a minute, then folded.

Kevin Garosshen us
Kevin Garosshen
us 1,850,000 260,000
Brian Reeder us
Brian Reeder
us 695,000 -240,000

Tags: Brian ReederKevin Garosshen

Apter Takes First Hand of Significance

BrandonTemple • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Kyle Cartwright raised to 40,000 from middle position, and was called by Brent Cunningham on the button and Brett Apter in the big blind.

Action checked through the {q-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop, and Apter checked the {j-Diamonds} turn. Cartwright bet 50,000, and only Apter called.

Both players checked the {5-Hearts} river, and Apter tabled {j-Spades}{9-Clubs} for a pair of jacks. Cartwright mucked.

Kyle Cartwright us
Kyle Cartwright
us 2,000,000 -120,000
Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
us 1,900,000 165,000
Brent Cunningham us
Brent Cunningham
us 1,000,000 -125,000

Tags: Brent CunninghamBrett ApterKyle Cartwright

Shuffle Up and Deal!

BrandonTemple • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Cards are in the air for the final day of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Hollywood St. Louis $1,650 Main Event! Play resumes with 33:00 remaining in Level 22 (10,000/20,000/20,000), and levels will be one-hour in length until heads-up play is reached, at which point levels will reduce to thirty-minutes.

The PokerNews blog will sync with the HPT Twitch stream, which is on a short delay.


Who Will Walk Away With the $131,184 Top Prize at HPT St. Louis?

Kyle Cartwright
Kyle Cartwright

From a starting field of 392 entrants, just nine return for the final day of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Hollywood Casino St. Louis $1,650 Main Event. The final table, which will be filmed for a future television broadcast, will also be streamed on the HPT's Twitch channel on a short delay (no hole cards will be shown due to Missouri gaming laws), featuring Jerod Smith and the HPT's Korey Stewart on commentary. The PokerNews blog coverage will sync with the stream.

The returning players already have a $12,776 cash locked up, but all eyes are on the top prize of $131,184, along with the trophy and a $3,500 Championship Package good for the Season XVI HPT Championship at the end of the year.

Austin McCormick returns to his second HPT St. Louis final table with the chip lead today, with a stack of 2,775,000 to work with, good for nearly 140 big blinds at the start of play. WSOP Bracelet winners Kyle Cartwright (2,120,000) and Brett Apter (1,735,000) sit in the other two medal positions at the moment, while Kevin Garosshen (1,590,000) and Brent Cunningham (1,125,000) round out the chip millionaires club.

Final Table Seat Draw

TableSeatNameChip CountBig Blinds
Final1Lucas Tae700,00035
Final2Neil Patel480,00024
Final3Austin McCormick2,775,000139
Final4Kevin Garosshen1,590,00080
Final5Kyle Cartwright2,120,000106
Final6Brent Cunningham1,125,00056
Final7Brian Reeder935,00047
Final8Brett Apter1,735,00087
Final9Laura Hoppe300,00015

Stay tuned to the PokerNews blog throughout the day, as we crown the latest HPT champ here at Hollywood Casino St. Louis!

Tags: Austin McCormickBrent CunninghamBrett ApterJerod SmithKevin GarosshenKyle Cartwright