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Monday, March 20, 2017

Mike Scarborough - @HPTPoker @Belterra Champ - $95,470


Mike @CincyKidPoker adds an HPT title to his poker resume, taking home $95,470 for closing out the Belterra Main Event and also receiving a $3,600 championship package to the 2017 HPT Championships in December at Ameristar St Charles.

"It was a super tough final table, I am super happy to win this, to get heads-up against Adam and win that one big hand to propel me back to the chiplead."

That big hand was a flip for stacks, AQ > KJ with nearly 9,000,000 chips in the middle. Scarborough held and took down the title a few hands later.

a Belterra HPT record field of 436 entries took a shot at the title, 45 made the money and Scarborough now has both HPT and WPT titles to his name.

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Live Updates

Adam Stephens - 2nd Place - $58,943


Mike Scarborough has opened up a good-sized chiplead heads-up against Adam Stephens, who is down to fewer than 20BB to start the hand.

Both players keep the action going on the Kc Kc Kc flop and the Kc turn. Stephens snap-shoves his remaining chips on the Kc river - the board showing three 8's - and Scarborough snap-calls, turning over Kc Kc for a full house. Stephens shows Kc Kc and Stephens finishes in second place, earning $58,943.

"Before the final table started, my buddy gave me some advice and that was stay away from Scarborough," Stephens said in his postgame interview.

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Live Updates

Chipleads Flips


Adam Stephens opens to 500,000 and Mike Scarborough (above) 3-bets all in preflop for 4,335,000. Stephens asks for a call, seems anguished over the decision, pulls out two stacks of brown 100k chips for the call, as this would flip the stack if he loses the hand ... and he finds the call. Folks on the LiveStream have to guess the cards as Scarborough's didn't show up preflop.

Stephens - K-J
Scarborough - A-Q

The board goes T-3-7-5-7 and the stacks flip, Scarborough to 8.7m and Stephens to 4.3m

Blinds - 100k/200k
Antes - 30k
Players Left - 2

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Live Updates

HU 4 @HPTPoker @Belterra Rollz


Mike @CincyKidPoker Scarborough has a WPT title from 2011 where he beat Erik Seidel heads-up for a $273k cash. Adam Stephens shows $50k total for his earnings. These two square off now for the March 2017 HPT Belterra Main Event title and a first place prize (including a $3600 Championship Package) of just shy of $100,000. Stephens has 8,740,000 and Scarborough has 4,335,000


Blinds - 100k/200k
Antes - 30k
Players Left - 2

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Live Updates

Kurt Jewell - 3rd Place - $39,226


One hand after losing his chiplead to Adam Stephens, it is Kurt Jewell moving all in preflop for 12BB. Stephens asks for a count and makes the call.

Jewell - Kc Kc
Stephens - Kc Kc

The board runs out Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc and Stephens eliminates Jewell in third place, a $39,226 cash.

Blinds - 100k/200k
Antes - 30k
Players Left - 2

-- Dan Ross - Hold'em Live Updates