Tuesday, March 19, 2019

HPT ST LOUIS LIVESTREAM


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Here's the LiveStream for the @HPTpoker @Hollywood STL Main Event final table - $148,587 up top - with @DomJSil on the commentary. No hole cards, as Missouri state gaming law does not allow such.

Monday, March 18, 2019

BILL BYRNES WINS HPT ST LOUIS TITLE


Aces on the final hand flop a set and hold as Bill Byrnes defeats Keith Heine heads-up to win the @HPTpoker $1,650 Main Event at @StLouisPokerHC for a $148,587 payday.

Byrnes opened for 300,000 on the final hand, Heine called, then Heine made it 500,000 on the Ace-High flop. An all-in from Heine on the turn with a flush draw drew an insta-call from Byrnes with the top set. The Aces held and the HPT St Louis Title belonged to Byrnes.

Heine earned $91,735 as runner-up.

Less than six hours for the entire deep-stacked final table was not what most anticipated, but the nine players never took their feet off the gas pedal all afternoon long.

Stephen Green took 3rd for $61,049, while Dave Simon went from 4 million chips to out in 3 hands for a rough exit in 4th place, a $42,314 cash, and Kou Vang grabbed 5th for a $31,978 score.

Andy Echele (6th place, $24,872) had his Aces cracked by the 6-7 of Heine when Echele limped to try and get action, only to get more than he hoped for when Heine turned a full house.

Tim Burden came to the final table with a big chiplead and extended that lead quite a bit in the first hour of play - at one point holding more than one-third of all the chips in play 8-handed.

From 7-handed play, however, Burden's stack went continually downhill, and he cashed out in 7th for $20,673.

Joe Landazzi (8th, $17,120) and Greg Wood (9th, $14,471) rounded out teh final table cashes.

Among the players who eared a payout in the main event was Jason mangold (14th, $8,334), Jason Darland (15th, $8,334), Shawn Roberts (19th, $5,166), Allen Kessler (30th, $4,199), Mary Sturges (31st, $4,199), Ryan Gregor, (32nd, $4,199), Andy Rogowski (35th, $4,199) and Ryan Tepen (40th, $3,533).

Here's the final results.

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Media Live
-- HayleyOcho Hochstetler photo

BYRNES ACES HOLD, HEINE OUT 2ND


Bill Byrnes opens to 300,000 and gets a call from Keith Heine, heads-up for the @HPTpoker @StLouisPokerHC title. There's an open for 500,000 from Heine on the flop and a call from Byrnes.

The board is 8h Ad Kh

Heine declares himself all in on the 5d turn and Byrnes snaps the call.

Byrnes - Ah Ac
Heine - Jh 2h

"I think it's gonna be the 7 of Hearts," says Heine.

The river 2s eliminates Heine in second place, a $91,735 cash, Byrnes earning the victory and the $148,587 first-place prize.

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Media Live
-- HayleyOcho Hochstetler photo

HEINE DOUBLES AGAIN


Down almost 5-1 in chips in the heads-up match in the @HPTpoker @StLouisPokerHC Main Event Keith_Heine moves all in for 1,490,000 and Bill Byrnes makes the call.

Byrnes - Kc
Heine - 5h ch

The board goes Ad 7s As 6c Qd and Heine finds a much-needed double to cut the lead almost to 2-1.

Level - 29
Ante - 50000
Blinds - 50000/100000
Entries - 2/444

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Media Live
-- HayleyOcho Hochstetler photo

HEINE DOUBLES THROUGH BYRNES


A few hands after Bill Byrnes rivered a gutter for a straight to take a 4-1 chiplead, @Keith_Heine 3-bets preflop to 225,000 and Byrnes calls here in the @HPTpoker @StLouisPokerHC Main Event heads-up match.

The flop goes Tc 8h 4h

Byrnes leads out for 500,000, there's an all in from Heine, and an announced snap-call from Byrnes.

Heine - Qs Qh for an overpair
Byrnes - Td 3d for top pair

No help for Byrnes on the turn or river and the chiplead is down to 2-1 for Byrnes.

Level - 28
Ante - 40000
Blinds - 40000/80000
Entries - 2/444

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Media Live
-- HayleyOcho Hochstetler photo