Monday, August 7, 2017

$42,835 to @HPTPoker @AmeristarVI Champ


Freddie Ardoin of Lake Charles, LA marks today as his second HPT Main Event final table appearance and his first HPT Main Event win.  In March 2015, Ardoin finished 6th here in Vicksburg.  With a six-figure tournament cash record, Ardoin adds to his poker resume by finishing today in 1st place.

After making a quick and steady comeback, Ardoin takes the lead in chips and traps Judge Leo Booth to take the win.

Ardoin is first to act and calls the 160,000 big blind.  The Judge shoves all-in for 2,170,000 and Ardoin makes the call.

Ardoin:   qc Kc
Judge:  Kc Kc

Board runs out Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc

Ardoin wins the hand, knocking out the Judge and wins the HPT's 201st Main Event, bracelet, and $42,835 in prize money in addition to the $3600 Championship Package.

Our new winner, as well as every final table player, received a free t-shirt courtesy of Raiser Clothing.  Players can get 10% off all Raiser merchandise by using the code HPT at raiserclothing.com.



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Boothe Finishes in 2nd for $26,652


Judge Leo Boothe is a retired Judge from Ferriday, LA.  He spends his time serving as a lawyer, farmer, and poker player.  Recently, the Judge has cashed in two HPT Main Events, finishing 4th here in Vicksburg in October 2015 and 28th in New Orleans in February 2017.

This is his best finish in an HPT Main Event.  His biggest tournament cash to date is $83,420 with a total live earnings of $236,979.

Freddie Ardoin is first to act and calls the big blind.  The Judge ships all in and Ardoin makes the call.

Judge:  Kc Kc
Ardoin:   qc Kc


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Updated Chipcounts


Players took a quick bathroom break.  Chipcounts are...

Boothe:  1,550,000
Ardoin:  3,465,000

Blinds - 80k/160k
Antes - 20k


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Ardoin Continues to Chip Up


With an average opening raise of 300,000, Freddie Ardoin has chipped away at Judge Leo Booth for the rest of level 31.  Ardoin has taken a significant lead over the Judge.

End of Level 31


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Ardoin Takes Down Another Monster


Freddie Ardoin is first to act and raises to 120,000.  Judge Leo Boothe re-raises to 300,000.  Ardoin three-bets to 600,000 and the Judge makes the call.

Flop:  Kc Kc Kc

Ardoin is first and goes all-in.  The Judge folds, and Ardoin rakes in over 1,000,000 in chips.

Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 15k


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