2020 Heartland Poker Tour Hollywood St. Louis

$1,650 Main Event
Days: 1c
Event Info

2020 Heartland Poker Tour Hollywood St. Louis

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000
Players Info - Day 1c
Players Left

$1,650 Main Event

Day 1c Completed

Garosshen and Moscati Neck and Neck as 45 Advance From Day 1c of HPT St. Louis

Level 14 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Vincent Moscati
Vincent Moscati

The final flight of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Hollywood Casino St. Louis $1,650 Main Event saw 211 entrants take to the felt, bringing the total number of entrants between the three flights to 392. Just 45 players made it through to tomorrow's Day 2, joining the 27 from the previous two flights.

When the smoke had cleared, it was Kevin Garosshen bagging up 376,000 in chips, narrowly edging the stack of Vincent Moscati and his 364,000. Both Garosshen and Moscati shot up the counts late in the evening, Garosshen the beneficiary of a cooler hand with Keith Heine, while Moscati got into a huge blind-versus-blind showdown with Moscati's Big Slick holding over his opponent's ace-nine. Both players flirted with or held over 400,000 in chips at various points in the final levels, but ended up settling for healthy 120+ big blind stacks and solid footing for Day 2.

The rest of the top 5 include Jimmy Bussey (327,500), Matt Clerk (312,000), and Hyndi Khomutetsky (311,000), who were also the only players to eclipse 300,000 in chips. Other notables able to bag chips include reigning HPT Player of the Year Nick Pupillo (281,500), Mike O'Neill (183,000), Tim Vance (167,000), Jay Friedman (131,000), Greg Jennings (107,000), and Sameer Al Dbhany (78,000).

The aforementioned Heine, who finished runner up here in last year's event, was cruising along with a healthy stack in Level 11 (800/1,600/1,600) when he found himself with top set on an eight-high flop. Unfortunately for Heine, he ran into the flopped nut straight of Garosshen, and Heine couldn't fill up, leaving himself with crumbs. He was unable to spin up a stack from there, and hit the rail short of another HPT Day 2.

Other notable players that were unable to bag up chips include Maurice Hawkins, Hamid Izadi, Lily Kiletto, and David "rUeTaMa" Moses.

The remaining 72 players will return at 11 a.m. local time tomorrow, and play down to the final table of nine. Monday's final table kicks off at Noon local time, and will be available for streaming on Twitch. Forty-five players will make the money, with the top prize of $131,184 and a $3,500 Championship Package the goal for the Day 2 field. Be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews, as we play down to the televised final table here at Hollywood Casino St. Louis!

Tags: Greg JenningsHamid IzadiHyndi KhomutetskyJay FriedmanJimmy BusseyKeith HeineKevin GarosshenLily KilettoMaurice HawkinsMike O'NeillNick PupilloSameer Al DbhanyTim VanceVincent Moscati

End-of-Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

Level 14 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Kevin Garosshen us
Kevin Garosshen
376,000 21,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
364,000 -36,000
Jimmy Bussey us
Jimmy Bussey
327,500 12,500
Matt Clerk us
Matt Clerk
312,000 112,000
Hyndi Khomutetsky us
Hyndi Khomutetsky
311,000 81,000
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
281,500 44,500
Chris Davis us
Chris Davis
209,500 209,500
Neil Patel us
Neil Patel
195,000 5,000
Brian Reeder us
Brian Reeder
184,500 184,500
Mike O'Neill us
Mike O'Neill
183,000 85,000
Matthew Hall us
Matthew Hall
169,000 169,000
John Marshall us
John Marshall
168,000 -92,000
Ronald Green us
Ronald Green
168,000 168,000
Austin Tjaden us
Austin Tjaden
167,500 167,500
Tim Vance us
Tim Vance
167,000 -13,000
Brian Tracy us
Brian Tracy
166,000 166,000
Stephen Green us
Stephen Green
Michael Bruno us
Michael Bruno
163,000 163,000
Bobby Byram us
Bobby Byram
138,500 48,500
Jay Friedman us
Jay Friedman
131,000 131,000
Bill Byrnes us
Bill Byrnes
124,000 124,000
John Utley us
John Utley
120,000 -5,000
Jerod Smith us
Jerod Smith
118,500 33,500
Houston Hubble us
Houston Hubble
111,000 111,000
Greg Jennings us
Greg Jennings
107,000 -35,000

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Three More Hands

Level 14 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

The remaining field of 47 players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the evening. Stay tuned later for chip counts and a full recap of the day's action.

Khomutetsky Takes From Garosshen

Level 14 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Kevin Garosshen
Kevin Garosshen

Hyndi Khomutetsky limped in from under the gun, and Kevin Garosshen raised to 12,500 from middle position. Khomutetsky called.

Khomutetsky check-called a bet of 13,000 on the {4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} flop, and both players checked the {9-Clubs} turn. Khomutetsky sized up a bet of 19,000 on the {7-Spades} river, and Garosshen quickly called.

Khomutetsky tabled {10-Clubs}{9-Spades} for trip nines, and Garosshen said, "Sick!" before mucking his hand.

Player Chips Progress
Kevin Garosshen us
Kevin Garosshen
355,000 -20,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Hyndi Khomutetsky us
Hyndi Khomutetsky
230,000 55,000

Tags: Hyndi KhomutetskyKevin Garosshen

Utley Doubles Through Berry

Level 14 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
John Utley
John Utley

John Utley, who knocked his wife Crystal out of today's flight a few levels ago ("I was down to four bigs and he had aces," Crystal told us) jammed for 58,000 on the button. Will Berry called in the small blind, and Tim Vance peeled his cards in the big blind, then folded his {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} face-up.

John Utley: {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Will Berry: {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}

Utley found a pair on the {4-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Spades} flop, and never looked back after the {5-Clubs} turn and {7-Hearts} river failed to produce an eight for Berry.

Player Chips Progress
Tim Vance us
Tim Vance
180,000 20,000
John Utley us
John Utley
125,000 70,000
Will Berry us
Will Berry
32,000 -38,000

Tags: John UtleyTim VanceWill Berry

Level: 14

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Ante: 3,000

Pupillo Doubles, Then Busts

Level 13 : 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
James Pupillo
James Pupillo

Hand #1:

James Pupillo jammed for 10,000 from the button, and Neil Patel called in the big blind.

James Pupillo: {k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Neil Patel: {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}

Pupillo made top pair on a {2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Spades} board to double up.

Hand #2:

The very next hand, Pupillo jammed for 24,000 from the cutoff, and Matt Clerk called on the button.

James Pupillo: {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Matt Clerk: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}

Pupillo couldn't hit his kicker on an {a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} board and hit the rail.

Player Chips Progress
Matt Clerk us
Matt Clerk
200,000 200,000
Neil Patel us
Neil Patel
190,000 -10,000
James Pupillo us
James Pupillo

Tags: James PupilloNeil Patel