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Monday, March 21, 2016

1st Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Sameer Al-Dbhany - $83,732



Sameer Al-Dbhany was chipleader early on Day 1C, building his stack up to more than 600,000 by the end of the day. He was definitely one of the most aggressive of the players throughout the entire Main Event. Al-Dbhany kept that chiplead through most of Day 2, coming to today's final table with 2 million more in chips than his nearest rival.

He briefly surrendered the chiplead to Frank Covich, then took down a massive pot with KK against the AK of Covich and A6 of Jacob Moore to gain 80 percent of all the chips in play 3-handed. Covich was eliminated by Mark Geith, setting up the heads-up action.

The final hand had Geith reraising preflop to 860,000 and Al-Dbhany calling. Al-Dabhany flopped top pair and snap-called the all-in by Geith, who was holding K♦️ J♥️. Gieth turned a flush draw but didn't get there and the tournament was over.

Al-Dbhany wins $83,732 for taking the HPT Belterra title, and he also gets a $3,600 HPT Championship package, coming out to Thunder Valley Resort in northern California in late October for that event.

The next HPT stop is Ameristar Kansas City April 8-18, see you there.

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com / Photo by Eric Butler

2nd Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Mark Geith - $51,699



Sameer Al-Dbhani raises to 325,000, Mark Geith reraises preflop to 860,000 and Al-Dbhani makes the call. The flop is Q♦️ 5♠️ 7♦️, Geich moves all in and Al-Dbhani snap-calls.

Geith - K♦️ J♥️
Al-Dbhani - K♥️ Q♥️

The turn is 6♦️, giving Geith a flush draw, but the 9♣️ misses him and Geith is eliminated in 2nd place, earning $51,699


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com / Photo by Eric Butler

Results - $1100 Main Event



- Here are the 2016 @HPTPoker @Belterra $1100 Main Event Results.

3/17-21/2016
$1100 Main Event
383 Entries
$367,680 Prize Pool
Pays 45 Places
* $3,600 HPT Championships Entry Added to First Place


Place Name City Payout
1 Sameer Al-Dbhani Franklin, KY $83,732*
2 Mark Geith Indianapolis, IN $51,699
3 Frank Covich Murfeesboro, TN $34,406
4 Jacob Moore Ft. Mitchell, KY $23,847
5 Mike Comisso Dublin, OH $18,022
6 Gary Breslauer Carmel, IN $14,017
7 Mike Sites Broadway, VI $11,651
8 Keven Stammen Coldwater, OH $9,648
9 Rob Kuhn St. Clarksville, OH $8,155
10 Jamey Kramer S. Lyon, MI $6,226
11 Jesse McEuen Akron, OH $6,226
12 Terry Moore Muncie, IN $6,226
13 George Woody S. Charleston, WV $4,697
14 Benjamin Beighle Bethel, OH $4,697
15 Charles Ciresi Cincinnati, OH $4,697
16 Chan Pelton College Station, TX $3,532
17Sean Small Douglasville, GA $3,532
18 Garry Simms Jr. Shelbyville, KY $3,532
19 Vanessa Rousso Las Vegas, NV $2,913
20 John Moe Cincinnati, OH $2,913
21 Kenneth Ware Frankfort, KY $2,913
22 Nathaniel Postlewaite Akron, OH $2,913
23 Rex Clinkscales Las Vegas, NV $2,913
24 James Lushin Westfield, IN $2,913
25 Alex Balcerzak Colombus, OH $2,913
26 Neal Harding Louisville, Ky $2,913
27 Larry Romine Louisville, KY $2,913
28 Edgar Kelley Cincinnati, OH $2,367
29 Nicole Miller Millersport, OH $2,367
30 Steve Galey Petersburg, IN $2,367
31 Sean Hendrix Indianapolis, IN $2,367
32 Jack Rolnitzky Commerce Township, MI $2,367
33 Ben Grise Indianapolis, IN $2,367
34 Jerry Martin Indianapolis, IN $2,367
35 Lester Milligan Brighton, AL $2,367
36 Barry Brown Walker, MI $2,367
37 Robert French Chillicothe, OH $2,002
38 Dean Schultz Stow, OH $2,002
39 Nicholas Guagenti Westerville, OH $2,002
40 Dennis Acosta, Jr. Mt. Juliet, TN $2,002
41 Nicholas Pupillo Addison, IL $2,002
42 Craig Casino Winfield, IL $2,002
43 Frank Athey Jr. Mineral Wells, WV $2,002
44 Ryan Dersch Louisville, KY $2,002
45 Jared Palmer Peebles, OH $1,001
45 James Toll Florence, KY $1,001

Heads Up for $83,732


The @HPTPoker Main Event @Belterra is heads up between Sameer Al-Dbhani and Mark Geich, the winner taking home $83,732 and a seat in the HPT Main Event at Thunder Valley Resort in northern California in late October. Second place today takes home $51,699.




--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

3rd Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Frank Covich - $34,406


Frank Covich is all in preflop and Mark Geigh makes the call, having Covich covered.

Covich - Kc 7d
Geich - Ac Kh

The board runs out Ah 6s 2h Th 9h, a flush for Geich and Covich is eliminated.

Frank Covich - 3rd place - $34,406
Mark Geich - 3,077,000


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com / Photo by Eric Butler

4th Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Jacob Moore - $23,847


Jacob Moore moves all in preflop for 1,305,000. Sameer Al-Dbhani reraises all in for 2,925,000 and Frank Covich moves all in also and has 3,300,000 for by far the biggest pot of the entire tournament.

Moore - A♠️ 6♦️
Al-Dbhani - K♥️ K♠️
Covich - A♥️ K♣️

The board runs out 8♣️ 4♦️ 2♦️ J♥️ 9♣️, Al-Dbhani gets a huge near-triple-up and Moore is eliminated.

Sameer Al-Dbhani - 9,885,000
Frank Covich - 495,000
Jacob Moore - 4th place - $23,847
Mark Geich has 1,600,000 as we move to 3-handed play.

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com / Photo by Eric Butler

5th Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Mike Comisso - $18,022


@MaadMike Comisso moves all in preflop and Sameer Al-Dbhani asks for a count. The stack is 420,000 total and Al-Dbhani makes the call.

Comisso - 4s 4d
Al-Dbhani - Ks 9d

The board runs out 3h 7c Ts Jc 9c, Al-Dbhani catches the river and Comisso is eliminated.

Mike Comisso - 5th place - $18,022
Sameer Al-Dbhani -

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com / Photo by Eric Butler

6th Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Gary Breslauer - $14,017


Frank Covich limps, Dr. Gary Breslauer moves all in pre flop for 325,000 and Covich makes the call

Covich - A♥️ J♥️
Breslauer - K♥️ 4♦️

The board runs out Q♠️ T♣️ T♥️ 9♣️ 5♦️ and Breslauer is out in 6th place, cashing today for $14,017.

Frank Covich - 1,900,000


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com / Photo by Eric Butler

7th Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Mike Sites - $11,651


Mike Sites leads out preflop, Sameer Al-Dbhani raises to 315,000 and Mike Sites makes the call. The flop is 3♣️ T♥️ 2♠️, Sites quickly moves all-in and A-Dhani just as quickly makes the call.

Al-Dbhani - J ♥️J♦️
Sites - A♣️ Q♥️

The board runs out 6♠️ 9♠️ and Sites is eliminated in 7th place.

Mike Sites - 7th place - $11,651
Sameer Al-Dbhani - 4,700,000


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com / Photo by Eric Butler

8th Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Keven Stammen - $9,648


Keven @stammdogg Stammen is all-in preflop. Sameer Al-Dbhani asks for a count and the dealer says it is 330,000. Al-Dbhani makes the call.

Stammen - As2h
Al-Dbhani - Jc9h

The board runs out 8c Ks 6d 5k Jh, Al-Dbhani catches his J on the river and Stammen is eliminated.

Keven Stammen - 8th place - 49,648
Sameer Al-Dbhani - 3,600,000


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

9th Place @HPTPoker @Belterra - Rob Kuhn - $8,155


@PokerGuru740 Rob Kuhn was all-in 4 straight hands without a call, but Mark Geith pulled the call-trigger this time.

Kuhn - K♥️ T♥️
Geith - J♦️ J♥️
The board runs out 3♦️ 5♦️ 9♥️ 3♥️ T♠️ and Kuhn is the first elimination of the day.

Blinds - 25000/50000
Antes - 5000
Players - 8

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Chipleader Interview


Here is an @HPTPoker @Belterra interview with chipleader Sameer Al-Dbhani during Day 2 play.





--Kyle Fogarty - HPTPoker.com

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Your Final Table



Here is the @HPTPoker @Belterra $1100 Main Event Final Table Nine, in seat position order, starting with Jacob Moore in the 1 seat, with 1,456,000


Frank Covich - 1,690,000 - Seat 2


Mike Comisso - 1,000,000 - Seat 3


Dr. Gary Breslauer - 755,000 - Seat 4


Rob Kuhn - 640,000 - Seat 5


Keven Stammen - 775,000 - Seat 6


Mike Sites - 605,000 - Seat 7 


Mark Geith - 1,300,000 - Seat 8


Sameer Al-Dbhani - 3,195,000 - Seat 9


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Kramer Bubbles the TV Table


Jacob Moore and Jamie Kramer moves all in from UTG+1. Action folds back around to Moore, who hesitates for a moment, then makes the call, having Kramer covered.

Moore - 7 7
Kramer - K Q
There's a 7 on the flop, the rest of the board blanks, and Kramer is the TV Table Bubble today here at Belterra.

Level 26
Blinds - 20000/40000
Antes - 5000
Players - 9

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

3 Shortstack Doubles

Jamey Kramer, Gary Breslauer and Jacob Moore have all doubled up lately, keeping 10 players at the unofficial final table and evening out some of the chipstacks.

Breslauer was in KQ v 88 of Mike Comisso, and Comisso flopped a 8 but Breslauer flopped a flush draw and got there on the river.

Kramer was in with JQ against AQ, flopped a Q, rivered a J.

Moore was all-in the hand as the tables were being combined to 10, QQ v AK and he flopped a Q.

Level 26
Blinds - 20000/40000
Antes - 5000
Players - 9

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Single Table Time


Down to 10 @HPTPoker @Belterra, one away from tomorrow's TV Final Table. here are the 10 players and their chipstacks, in seat position order.

1. Jacob Moore - 1,720,000
2. Frank Covich - 560,000
3. Jamey Kramer - 225,000
4. Mike Comisso - 1,050,000
5. Gary Breslauer - 355,000
6. Rob Kuhn - 1,000,000
7. Keven Stammen - 900,000
8. Mike Sites - 600,000
9. Robert Geith - 1,550,000
10. Sameer Al-Dbhani - 3,450,000

Level 25
Blinds - 15000/30000
Antes - 5000
Players - 10

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

2 Quick Exits

Both Terry Moore and Jesse McEuen have been eliminated here shortly after coming back from dinner break, sending the final 10 players into a redraw for one table, and one more elimination until the end of the night.

We'll have the redraw for you in just a few moments

Level 25
Blinds - 15000/30000
Antes - 5000
Players - 10

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

3 2 Go

The final 12 @HPTPoker @Belterra players are back from dinner break, three eliminations away from the end of the night

Level 25
Blinds - 15000/30000
Antes - 5000
Players - 12

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

2.5 Milly ... to Not So Many


A LOUD yell from @HPTPoker @BBelterra Table 11 comes from Sameer Al-Dbhani as the table's two monster stacks - Al-Dbhani and Jesse McEuen smash into one another, getting all the chips in preflop in what looks to be close to a 4,000,000 pot.

Al-Dbhani - AA
McEuen - KK

is The flop 6♦️ J♥️ 5♥️  and Al-Dbhani yells out again, calling for a deuce. There's a 3♠️ turn an 9♣️ river, and a third cheer from Al-Dbhani. After this third cheer, McEuen - who had become the BigStack in a major clash with Ben Beighle an orbit earlier - has heard enough and he begins chirping at the new chipleader.

The players chirp back and forth at one another as the dealer counts out A-Dbhani's stack at 1,876,000, and the words escalate to yelling by both once the chips are gone from McEuen - leaving him with about 500k.

A quick string of obscenities comes from McEuen as he exits the tournament area and heads off on his 60-minute dinner break.

Sameer Al-Dbhani - 3,862,000
Jesse McEuen - 555,000

Level 24
Blinds - 12000/24000
Antes - 3000
Players - 12

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Fast Bustouts


3 quick @HPTPoker @Belterra bustouts has the field down to 12 as dinner break approaches. First it was Charlie Ciresi in 15th, then Ben Beighle in 14th (both pictured above. 
Then George Woodt ran 99 into the JJ or Gary Breslauer, only to flop a 9, only to have Breslauer turn a J and eliminate Woody in 13th.


Level 24
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 12

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Did Someone Say Eat?


Day 2 of @HPTPoker @Belterra $1100 Main Event has reached its 60-minute dinner break with 12 players left in the field. Play wraps up tonight at whatever time the field is narrowed to the TV Final Table of 9.

Monday's final table is being filmed live inside the Center stage Showroom here at Belterra starting at pm, with audience seating so come on down and watch the final table action.

When play resumes, players are at

Level 25
Blinds - 15000/30000
Antes - 5000
Players - 12

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Level 24 Chipcounts @HPTPoker @Belterra -

1,500,000 - Keven Stammen -
1,350,000 - Sameer Al-Dbhani -
1,300,000 - George Woody -
1,100,000 - Rob Kuhn
980,000 - Frank Covich
900,000 - Jesse McEuen
825,000 - Mike Comisso
700,000 - Ben Beighle
600,000 - Gary Breslauer
490,000 - Jacob Moore
400,000 - Jamey Kramer
400,000 - Robert Geith
375,000 - Charlie Ciseri
250,000 - Mike Sites
130,000 - Terry Moore

Level 24
Blinds - 12000/24000
Antes - 4000
Players - 15

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Charlie Triples, Chan Busts


Table 11 @HPTPoker @Belterra has a three-way all-in, with Charlie Ciresi, Ben Beighle and HPT Vicksburg champ Chan Pelton. Ciresi is the shortstack and Beighle has everyone covered.

Ciresi - AQ
Pelton - AT
Beighle - JJ

The board goes K♦️ K♣️ Q♠️ 4♦️ 2♠️, Ciresi is going to triple up, with Pelton being eliminated. 

Charlie Ciresi - 375,000
Ben Beighle - 700,000
Chan Pelton - 16th place - $3,532

Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 15

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

1.1 for @PokerGuru740


At @HPTPoker @Belterra Main Event we have Gary Simms all-in, called by the Ryan Tepen replacement Rob Kuhn.

Simms - 44
Tepen-Kuhn - JJ

The board runs out T♠️ 2♦️ 2♣️ 6♥️ A♥️ and Simms is eliminated in 18th place, cashing for $3,532. Kuhn moves to 1.1 milly.

Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 17

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

End of Day for @VanessaRousso


The @HPTPoker @Belterra Main Event run has come to an end for Vanessa Rousso, eliminated in 19th place. Her table broke with the bustout, brining the tournament down to its final two 9-handed tables.

Vanessa Rousso - 19th place - $2,913

Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 18

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

You Put Me Next to HIM??


Here at @HPTPoker @Belterra, the look on Charlie Ciresi's face seems to be screaming out for help since he's been seated next to Ben Beighle after the redraw at 27 players. OK, we're having some fun here with the two WSOP floor supervisors who are running deep in the $1100 Belterra Main Event.

Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 19

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Updated Chipcounts


Level up @HPTPoker @Belterra and here are some updated chipcounts - 

1,350,000 - Sameer Al-Dbhani
1,300,000 - George Woody
980,000 - Frank Covich
950,000 - Keven Stammen
900,000 - Jesse McEuen
825,000 - Mike Comisso
660,000 - Rob Kuhn
510,000 - Ben Beighle
475,000 - Chan Pelton
470,000 - Sean Small
400,000 - Jamey Kramer
330,000 - Vanessa Rousso
325,000 - Charlie Ciseri
250,000 - Mike Sites
130,000 - Terry Moore

Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 19

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

2nd Break Chipcounts


The @HPTPoker @Belterra Main Event is through 21 levels and just 26 of the 383 entries remain. Here are some chipcounts as the players go on a 15-minute break.

1,375,000 - Jesse McEuen
850,000 - Frank Covich
770,000 - Saheem Al-Dbhani
800,000 - Keven Stammen
670,000 - Rob Kuhn
645,000 - Sean Small
480,000 - Mike Comisso
475,000 - Jamey Kramer
450,000 - Charlie Ciseri
400,000 - Vanessa Rousso
365,000 - Chan Pelton
300,000 - Terry Moore
260,000 - Mike Sites
200,000 - Rex Clinkscales
170,000 - Ben Beighle
145,000 - Matt Lushin

When they return, plaers are at
Level 22
Blinds - 8000/16000
Antes - 2000
Players - 26

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

With 3 You Get Redraw


@VanessaRousso - with @MelProceOuellet watching over her shoulder - is among the 27 players who have made it to the three-table redraw. Also in is Keven Stammen, Rex Clinkscales, Mike Comisso and Chan Pelton

Level 20
Blinds - 6000/12000
Antes - 2000
Players - 27

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Facing 4 Bubbles


4 times at @HPTPoker @Belterra Main Event, Mike Sites faced a bubble, and he ended up running 2-for-4. Sites bubbled Day 1A, being the last player out before the bag-n-tag at the end of the night. Day 1B and Sites repeated the process, with 22 players advancing and he busted in 23rd.

Not to be deterred, Sites was back on Day 1C ... and this time he survived the end-of-night bubble, advancing to Sunday's Day 2 with 131,500 chips.

He's now batting .500 for the series as he made it through the most important bubble .. the money bubble ... and he's at 230,000 chips now.


Level 21
Blinds - 6000/12000
Antes - 2000
Players - 28

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com/ photo by Eric Butler

KO'd by @VanessaRousso


Ben Grise is all in @HPTPoker @Belterra Main Event and called preflop by Vanessa Rousso.

Grise - 8♠️ 8♥️
Rousso - A♥️ K♠️

There's the A♦️ in the window, the board running out Q♠️ Q♦️ T♥️ 3♣️ and Grise is eliminated in 33rd place, cashing for $2,913.

Vanessa Rousso - 305,000

Level 20
Blinds - 5000/10000
Antes - 1000
Players - 32

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Ice Melts


Lester 'Black Ice' Milligan is out of @HPTPoker @Belterra Main Event, completing his two-day run in 35th place, picking up $2,913 for his efforts.

Level 20
Blinds - 5000/10000
Antes - 1000
Players - 34

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Barry Brown Busts


@HPTPoker @Belterra we lose Barry Brown when his J-Q all-in gets called by the A-K of Jamey Kramer on a 8-2-2-T-2 board.

Jamey Kramer - 260,000
Barry Brown - 36th Place - $2,367

Level 20
Blinds - 5000/10000
Antes - 1000
Players - 34

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Updated Chipcounts


@HPTPoker @Belterra players are in Level 19, here are some of the chipcounts across the room

875,000 - Mike Shanahan
780,000 - Saheem Al-Dbhani
750,000 - Mike Comisso
525,000 - Keven Stammen
475,000 - Rob Kuhn
365,000 - Terry Moore
350,000 - Frank Covich
300,000 - Chan Pelton
265,000 - Vanessa Rousso
140,000 - Rex Clinkscales


Level 19
Blinds - 4000/8000
Antes - 1000
Players - 36

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Early Bustouts




@HPTPoker @Belterra bustouts are coming fast now that the bubble burst. Players are headed off on their first 15-minute break of the day. Here are the early in-the-money knockouts, including Craig Casino.


Place Name City Payout
40 Dennis Acosta, Jr. Mt. Juliet, TN $2,002
41 Nicholas Pupillo Addison, IL $2,002
42 Craig Casino Winfield, IL $2,002
43 Frank Athey Jr. Mineral Wells, WV $2,002
44 Ryan Dersch Louisville, KY $2,002
45 Jared Palmer Peebles, OH $1,001
45 James Toll Florence, KY $1,001

When play resumes, players are at

Level 19
Blinds - 4000/8000
Antes - 1000
Players - 39

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

2 Out on Bubble Lose $99 Each

@HPTPoker @Belterra 2 players were all-in at separate tables, and both of those shortstacks (Jared Palmer and James Toll) were eliminated, so we have a chop of the 45th-place payout of $2,002 so Palmer and Toll earned $1,001 - or $99 less than their buyin.

Well, it could be worse, they both could be out $1100.

The 44 remaining players are now in the money also.

Level 18
Blinds - 3000/6000
Antes - 1000
Players - 45

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

2 Down


@HPTPoker @Belterra no not 2 players down on the bubble, 2 hands down and no bustouts ... 

Level 18
Blinds - 3000/6000
Antes - 1000
Players - 46

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Covich up 5x


@HPTPoker @Belterra Frank Covich doubled on the second hand of the day - against George Woody - and he has not slowed down since. He just flopped a set of deuces and had Jeff Goodrich shove into him when Goodrich held 99 for an overpair on a 6-4-2 flop. The 6 turn gave Covich a boat, and knocked out Goodrich.

Frank Covich - 375,000

Level 17
Blinds - 2500/5000
Antes - 500
Players - 47

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Hand-for-Hand


@HPTPoker @Belterra 46 players remain, 45 cash, so tournament director Jeremy Smith had asked all dealers to "hold up after this hand," as hand-for-hand play is about to begin.

Level 18
Blinds - 3000/6000
Antes - 1000
Players - 46

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

The Fossil to @MaadMike


@HPTPoker @Belterra we see @FossilMan singing his bustout-fossil for Mike Comisso (on Raymer's right). We missed the hand but we see Comisso is up to 520,000 as players are now 5 from the money. The new Murderer's Row at that table include Vanessa Rousso, Comisso and Craig Casino.

Level 17
Blinds - 2500/5000
Antes - 500
Players - 50

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Small Gets Bigger


@HPTPoker @Belterra Day 1B chipleader Sean Small leads out for 12,000, John Shepherd moves all in from the cutoff and Small snap-calls the much shorter-stacked Shepherd.

Shepherd - K♦️ 9♦️
Small - Q♦️ 8♦️

Small catches top pair on the flop of T-Q-J, but that is a straight for Shepherd. The turn T gives Small a few outs to a boat, and the Q river gets him there, eliminating Shepherd in 55th place, breaking the table as well.

Sean Small - 510,000

Beth Locke is out at table 8 on the same hand, bringing the field to 54 players, and two more are gone before we post this.

Level 17
Blinds - 2500/5000
Antes - 500
Players - 52

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

450 for @VanessaRousso


Early in @HPTPoker @Belterra Day 2 we see Vanessa Rousso and Hobie Atkins mixing it up, with Rousso betting 15,000 on a 4♦️ 7♠️ J♦️ flop and Atkins making the call. Atkins leads out for 20,000 on the A♥️ turn, and Rousso doesn't look as though she believes that bet very much, so she makes the call. Both players check the 5♣️ river.

Rousso shows J-8, Atkins shows his cards only to Rousso, and mucks.

Vanessa Rousso - 450,000

Level 16
Blinds - 2000/4000
Antes - 50
Players - 57

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

More Down


@HPTPoker @Belterra Terry Moore knocked out a shortstacked Blake Bonnes when Moore's JJ held (yes, I said JJ held). We are now 14 from the money

Terry Moore - 355,000

Level 16
Blinds - 2000/4000
Antes - 500
Players - 58

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Woody Gets Them Back


@HPTPoker @Belterra George Woody lost an all-in a few hands ago, now his AQ > AT of Shannon Shepherd on an A-high board, knocking out Shepherd.

George Woody - 375,000

On the next hand at Woody's table, Beth Locke gets her double-up, moving to 100,000.

Level 16
Blinds - 2000/4000
Antes - 500
Players - 60

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Another Double



@HPTPoker @Belterra Ben Grise and Jeff Russell started the day with nearly identical chipstacks. Russell chipped up some early, then the players ended up all-in and Grise earned his double with a set of Kings.

Ben Grise - 272,000
Jeff Russell - 51,000

Level 16
Blinds - 2000/4000
Antes - 50
Players - 63

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Covich Doubles Through Woody


@HPTPoker @Belterra George Woody reraises Frank Covich all-in preflop and Covich snap-calls.

Woody - TT
Covich - QQ

The board goes A-x-K-x-x and Coviche gets a full doubles just 2 hands in to Day 2.

Frank Covich - 172,000
George Woody - 290,000

Level 16
Blinds - 2000/4000
Antes - 50
Players - 63

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Let's Get The Day Started


63 players return today for Day 2 of the $1100 Belterra Main Event. 45 cash and we are going to wrap the day up when down to the 9-handed TV Final Table. Play begins at the start of Level 16 today, playing 40-minute levels all day.

Saheem Al-Dbhuri did some serious chipping-up over the last 2 hours last night, bagging 612,000, more than 100k clear of the field as Day 2 starts. Check the Chipcounts Tab above for the 63 players and what their starting stacks are for the day.

Level 16
Blinds - 2000/4000
Antes - 500
Players - 63

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Day 2 Seat Assignments

Here are the @HPTPoker @Belterra Day 2 seat assignments $1100 Main Event

Table 4
Seat Name Chipcount
1 Neil Harding 65,500
2 Clyde Royal 62,000
3 Alex Balcerzac 149,000
4 Frank Athey 145,000
5 Sean Small 488,500
6 Matt Lushin 138,500
7 Craig Casino 321,000
8 Dale Robinson 90,500
9 John Shepherd 290,000

Table 6
Seat Name Chipcount
1 Mike Sites 131,500
2 Edgar Kelley 100,500
3 Keven Stammen 194,000
4 James Toll 114,500
5 Lester Milligan 332,500
6 Michael Shanahan 216,000
7 Robert Kuhn 368,000
8 Steve Galey 217,500
9 Jamey Kramer 63,000

Table 7
Seat Name Chipcount
1 Ben Grise 167,000
2 Jeff Russell 169,500
3 John Miraglia 208,500
4 Jerry Martin 82,000
5 Robert Geith 309,500
6 Ken Ware 133,500
7 Jack Rolnitzky 188,000
8 Nicole Miller 138,000
9 Dennis Acoste Jr. 44,000

Table 8
Seat Name Chipcount
1 Beth Locke 40,000
2 Charlie Ciresi 101,000
3 George Woody 365,800
4 Ryan Dersch 120,000
5 Shannon Shepherd 67,000
6 Jason Caulk 59,000
7 Barry Brown 110,500
8 Jeff Goodrich 57,000
9 Frank Covich 86,000

Table 9
Seat Name Chipcount
1 Ben Beighle 181,000
2 Jesse McEuen 121,000
3 Hobart Atkins 333,000
4 Vanessa Rousso 318,500
5 Kadir Reeves 33,000
6 Mike Comisso 449,500
7 Ben Aicholtz 77,000
8 Dean Schultz 206,000
9 Nick Guagenti 207,500

Table 10
Seat Name Chipcount
1 Garry Simms 139,500
2 George Lusby 94,500
3 Danny Terrell 102,000
4 Larry Romine 59,500
5 Blake Bonnes 44,500
6 Chan Pelton 398,500
7 Terry Moore 306,500
8 Nick Pupillo 214,000
9 John Moe 168,500

Table 11
Seat Name Chipcount
1 Jacob Moore 230,000
2 Nate Postlewaite 241,000
3 Sean Hendrix 88,000
4 Rex Clinkscales 194,500
5 Jared Palmer 153,000
6 Gary Breslauer 152,500
7 Robert French 137,500
8 Greg Raymer 226,000
9 Sameer Al-Dbhani 612,000

Day 2 Chipcounts


Here are all the players at @HPTPoker @Belterra who have advanced to Sunday's Day 2, by chipcount. We'll have full seat assignments in about 30 minutes



Sameer Al-Dbhani 612000
Sean Small 488500
Mike Comisso 449500
Chan Pelton 398500
George Woody 368500
Robert Kuhn 368000
Hobart Atkins 333000
Lester Milligan 332500
Craig Casino 321000
Vanessa Rousso 318500
Robert Geith 309500
Terry Moore 306500
John Shepherd 290000
Nate Postlethwaite 241000
Jacob Moore 230000
Greg Raymer 226000
Steve Galey 217500
Michael Shanahan 216000
Nick Pupillo 214000
John Miraglia 208500
Nick Guagenti 207500
Dean Schultz 206000
Rex Clinkscales 194500
Keven Stammen 194000
Jack Rolnitzky 188000
Ben Beighle 181000
Jeff Russell 169500
John Moe 168500
Ben Grise 167000
Jared Palmer 153000
Dr. Gary Breslauer 152500
Alex Balcerzak 149000
Frank Athey 145000
Garry Simms 139500
Matt Lushin 138500
Nicole Miller 138000
Robert French 137500
Ken Ware 133500
Mike Sites 131500
Jesse McEuen 121000
Ryan Dersch 120000
James Toll 114500
Barry Brown 110500
Danny Terrell 102000
Charlie Ciresi 101000
Edgar Kelley 100500
George Lusby 94500
Dale Robinson 90500
Sean Hendrix 88000
Frank Covich 86000
Jerry Martin 82000
Ben Aicholtz 77000
Shannon Shepherd 67000
Neal Harding 65500
Jamey Kramer  63000
Clyde Royal 62000
Larry Romine 59500
Jason Caulk 59000
Jeff Goodrich 57000
Blake Bonnes 44500
Dennis Acoste Jr 44000
Beth Locke 40000
Kadir Reeves 33000

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com