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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Join Us at Ameristar East Chicago


@HPTPoker is at @AmeristarEC tomorrow through May 9 for a series of tournaments - including the opening weekend $100,000 guaranteed Monster Stack and the $1650 Main Event from May 5-9.

Take a look at the full schedule above.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

1st Place - Ryan Gregor - $111,696



Ryan Gregor started heads-up play almost a 2-1 underdog in chips to Jason Darland. The match between the two, however, was all Gregor's at the start as he methodically worked his way to the chiplead without any all-in plays, then chipped Darland down until he had nearly a 4-1 lead. Darland fought back, however and closed the gap to almost dead-even in chips after the end of the first two full levels of heads-up play.

In the final hand of the tournament, Gregor raised to 650,000 preflop, Darland moved all in and Gregor made the call.

Darland - Q♠️ 9♦️
Gregor - A♦️ 6♦️

The board runs out  2♥️ 3♦️5♣️ A♣️ 5♦️ and Gregor had all the chips.

Ryan Gregor - First Place - $111,969

That's a wrap for all of us here at AmeristarKC. The next HPT Tour Stop is Ameristar East Chicago, with the Main Event May 5-9, then to Ameristar St. Charles, with that Main Event May 19-23

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Kansas City Main Event Results


- Here are the @HPTPoker @AmeristarKC Main Event Results.

342 Entries
$485,640 Prize Pool
Pays 36 Places


Place Name City Payout
1 Ryan Gregor Kansas City, MO $111,696
2 Jason Darland Overland Park, KS $70,709
3 Jeff Wigh Olathe, KS $47,350
4 Robert Castiore Cecilia, KY $33,024
5 Mike Vanier Lincoln, NE $24,768
6 Jay McVeigh Shawnee, KS $19,426
7 Si Vo St. Louis, MO $16,415
8 Grant Hinkle Overland Park, KS $13,598
9 Deborah Phillips Ozark, MO $11,704
10 Raymond Dehaharghani Leawood, KS $9,227
11 Joey Brown Battlefield, MO $9,227
12 Edward Sebesta Sugarland, TX $9,227
13 Andrew Ernstein Overland Park, KS $6,945
14 Mike Rieck Louisiana, MO $6,945
15 Beau Wilshire Shawnee, KS $6,945
16 Greg Raymer Raleigh, NC $5,439
17 Jeff Fielder W. Des Moines, IA $5,439
18 Carolyn Redman Kansas City, MO $5,439
19 Craig Casino Winfield, Il $4,371
20 Brandon Naghshineh Kansas City, MO $4,371
21 Chris Hooper Tulsa, OK $4,371
22 Anthony Faulkner Kansas City, MO $4,371
23 Robert Wilson Gower, MO $4,371
24 Michael Budde Williamsburg, MO $4,371
25 Shane Raikes Topeka, KS $4,371
26 Jeremy Jagoda Leawood, KS $4,371
27 William Lafevre Topeka, KS $4,371
28 Behman Zakeri Leawood, KS $3,642
29 Yashveen Mudireddy Omaha, NE $3,642
30 Charles Carpenter Olathe, KS $3,642
31 Jessie Pattison Kansas City, MO $3,642
32 Christopher Drake Leavenworth, KS $3,642
33 Grant Illig Overland Park, KS $3,642
34 Sammy Kiger Columbia, MO $3,642
35 Timothy Killday Columbia, MO $3,642
36 Jeffrey Bryan Ft. Calhoun, NE $3,642

2nd Place - Jason Darland - $70,709


Ryan Gregor makes it 650,000 preflop, Jason Darland moves all in Gregor makes the call.

Darland - Q♠️ 9♦️
Gregor - A♦️ 6♦️

The board runs out  2♥️ 3♦️5♣️ A♣️ 5♦️ and Darland has been eliminated in 2nd place.

Jason Darland - 2nd Place - $70,709

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Almost Back To Even


Ryan Gregor bet out 500,000 on a 7 6 2 flop and Jason Darland moved all in. Gregor tanked for nearly 4 minutes before finding a fold and showing TopTop face up, while Darland only smiles and rakes in the chips.

Ryan Gregor - 5,350,000
Jason Darland - 4,900,000


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Welcome to Hour 13

The @HPTPoker @Ameristar9-handed Final Table started 12 hours and 10 minutes ago ...  welcome to Hour13 ... heads-up between Ryan Gregor and Jason Darland, hand 270 for the day being played now.


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

3-1 Chiplead for Gregor


Ryan Gregor has been winning the majority of the hands since heads-up play began against Jason Darland. Starting play as nearly a 2-1 chip-dog, Gregor now has slightly better than a 3-1 chiplead


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Even Stacks Heads Up

@HPTPoker @AmeristarKC is down to two players - Jason Darland and Ryan Gregor and the players have equal stacks now in the heads up match, with about 5.2 million each.


Blinds - 80000/160000
Antes -20000
Players - 2

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Monday, April 18, 2016

Heads Up for $111,696


The @HPTPoker @AmeristarKC Main Event is down to its final two players - Ryan Gregor (above) and Jason Darland (below), playing for the top prize of $111,696.
Gregor starts heads-up play with 3,695,000 (23BB) and Darland has 6,565,000 (41BB)


Blinds - 80000/160000
Antes - 20000
Players - 2

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

3rd Place - Jeff Wigh - $47,350


Jeff Wigh is all-in preflop for his last 1,570,000 and Jason Darland makes the call.

Wigh - K 9
Darland - A T

The board runs out 8 7 A 3 7 and Wigh is eliminated.

Jason Darland - 6,565,000
Jeff Wigh - 3rd Place - $47,350

Blinds - 80000/160000
Antes - 20000
Players - 2

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Updated Chipcounts

3-handed play has gone for more than 2 1/2 hours now. Players are on a 10-minute break. Here are their updated chipcounts.


Blinds - 80000/160000
Antes - 20000
Players - 3

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

They're Baaaaack

Dinner break is over, let's get back to 3-handed action from AmeristarKC

Level
Blinds -
Antes -
Players -

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Dinner Break Chipcounts




- Ryan Gregor - 4,735,000


- Jeff Wigh - 2,790,000


- Jason Darland - 2,735,000

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Find Us Some BBQ

The three remaining players in the Main Event are on a 60-minute dinner break .. and so are we .. see ya soon ...


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

4th Place - Robert Castiore - $33,024


Ryan Gregor leads out, Robert Castiore moves all in preflop and is called by Gregor, who has Castiore covered.

Castiore - A♥️ Q♠️
Gregor - K♠️ K♥️

The board runs out 3♥️ T♣️ 8♣️ 2♠️ T♠️ and Castiore is eliminated.

Ryan Gregor - 2,900,000
Robert Castiore - 4th Place - $33,024

Level 29
Blinds - 40000/80000
Antes - 10000
Players - 3

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Updated Level 29 Chipcounts

- The @HPTPoker Main Event from @AmeristarKC is on a 10-minute break. here are the updated chipcounts for the 4 remaining players.

Jeff Wigh - 3,795,000 -
Jason Darland - 3,085,000 -
Robert Castiore - 1,830,000 -
Ryan Gregor - 1,535,000 -

Level 29
Blinds - 40000/80000
Antes - 10000
Players - 4

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

And Then There Were Four


Down to the Final Four here @HPTPoker @AmeristarKC, with Ryan Gregor your chipleader with 3,300,000.


Jeff Wigh - 3,000,000 -


Jason Darland - 2,300,000 - 


Robert Castiore - 1,800,000 

Blinds - 30000/60000
Antes - 10000
Players - 4

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

5th Place - Mike Vanier - $24,768


The flop is all clubs - J♣️ A♣️ 3♣️. Mike Vanier moves all in for his tournament life and Jeff Wigh makes the call.

Vanier - Q♣️ 9♥️ for a flush draw
Wigh - K♦️ J♠️ for 2nd pair

The turn is 4♦️ and the river 5♦️ brings the end of the day for Vanier, who pulled off four double-ups during the day, starting the day 9/9 and finishing 5th.

Jeff Wigh - 3,475,000
Mike Vanier - 5th Place - $24,768

Blinds - 30000/60000
Antes - 10000
Players - 4

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Vanier Gets 4th Double


Mike Vanier started Today's @HPTPoker final table with just 234,000 or 9BB. He doubled up three different times today, and just moved all in again, this time called by Robert Castiore.

Vanier - A-K
Castiore - A-J

Castiore hits is on the A-9-J flop, but Vanier refuses to be eliminated today as he catches the K turn for a better two pair. The 2 river is a blank and Vanier reaches his high-point in the tournament, now up to 1,600,000 and Castiore drops to 1,300,000

Blinds - 25000/50000
Antes - 5000
Players - 5

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

6th Place - Jay McVeigh - $19,426


Jay McVeigh is all-in preflop for his last 575,000 and Robert Castiore makes the call from the BB.

McVeigh - Q♦️ T♣️
Castiore - A♥️ T♦️

The 9♣️ 4♣️ A♣️ flop gives Castiore top pair and gives McVeigh a flush draw. The board runs out 4♦️ 2♥️ and McVeigh is eliminated.

Robert Castiore - 2,200,000
Jay McVeigh - 6th Place - $19,426

Blinds -25000/50000
Antes - 5000
Players - 5

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Time for a Break - Updated Chipcounts


A quick 5-minute break for the remaining 6 players, here are their chipcounts.

Ryan Gregor - 2,915,000 -
Jeff Wigh - 2,645,000 -  
Jason Darland - 2,036,000 - 
Mike Vanier - 1.115,000  -
Robert Castiore - 835,000 - 
Jay McVeigh - 720,000 - 

FOllow all the action on our LiveStream today at twitch.tv/hptpoker


Blinds - 20000/40000
Antes - 5000
Players - 6

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

7th Place - Si Vo - $16,415


Si Vo is all in on a T♦️ 2♥️ 3♥️ flop and Jeff Wigh quickly calls.

Vo - J♥️ J♦️
Wigh - K♥️ 6♥️

The turn is the A♣️, but the rive K♦️ hits Wigh. Vo is eliminated and Wigh becomes the chipleader.

Jeff Wigh - 3,000,000
Si Vo - 7th Place - $16,415

Level 25
Blinds - 15000/30000
Antes - 4000
Players - 6

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

8th Place - @GrantHinkle - $13,598


There's a raise to 70,000, then Grant Hinkle moves all in for his last 409,000. Jason Darland asks for a count, then he moves in over the top and all others get out of the way.

Darland - A K
Hinkle Q T

The 9 5 J flop gives Hinkle an open-ended draw. The 3 turn is no help and the 4 river ends the day for Hinkle. Today's cash, though, moves Hinkle's career earnings to more than 1 Million.

Jason Darland - 1,800,000
Grant Hinkle - 8th Place - $13,598

Level 25
Blinds - 15000/30000
Antes - 4000
Players - 7

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Uncle Ron in da House


OoooohYeeeah, @MasonHinkle is here today with mom Lynn @2BraceletMom and brother Blair @blur5f6 to cheer on Grant Hinkle at today's Final Table. If you're not familiar with Uncle Ron, you NEED to check out the Live Stream at twitch.tv/hptpoker at wait for the "Oooooh Yeeeeah" cheer.

Level 25
Blinds - 15000/30000
Antes - 4000
Players - 8

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Vanier Doubles Twice through Hinkle


The @HPTPoker Final Table @AmeristarKC has seen short-stack Mike Vanier all in twice so far, and he has doubled each time through Grant Hinkle.

The first double was 55>AJ, the second was QJ>J5 on a J-high flop.

Both players are now at about 800,000.


Level 24
Blinds - 12000/24000
Antes - 3000
Players - 8

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

9th Place - Deborah Phillips - $11, 704


Deborah Phillips is all in on the very first hand of the final table on a T♠️ 2♦️ 4♠️ flop and called by Jeff Wigh.

Phillips - JJ
Wigh - K♠️ J♠️

THere's the 8♠️ on the turn to complete the flush for Wigh. The A♥️ brings the end of the day for Phillips after just one hand.

Deborah Phillips - 9th Place - $11,704
Jeff Wigh - 1,530,000

Level 24
Blinds - 12000/24000
Antes - 4000
Players - 8

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

LiveStream from Kansas City


Today's LiveStream team for @HPTPoker @AmeristarKC is Jaymz Larsen and the Poker World's Master of Information, Mr. Kevin Mathers. There are no hold cards today on the 20-minute-delay LiveStream at twitch.tv/hptppoker

Player introductions is taking place now so we're not far away from the start.

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Almost Ready for Final Table


We're just about ready for the final table of the @HPTPoker @AmeristarKC Main Event. LiveStream with a delay for the event at twitch.tv/hptpoker. No Spoilers via our "Live" updates, we'll only post once the action has gone out over the LiveStream.

Players are just taking their seats and getting ready now.


--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Your Final Table in Photos


Jason Darland - Seat 1 - 1,116,000


Si Vo - Seat 2 - 1,321,000


Ryan Gregor - Seat 3 - 2,397,000


Jay McVeigh - Seat 4 - 1,352,000


Deborah Phillips - Seat 5 - 281,000


Mike Vanier - Seat 6 - 234,000


Jeff Wigh - Seat 7 - 1,282,000


Grant Hinkle - Seat 8 - 1,382,000


Robert Castiore - Seat 9 - 897,000

Payouts 10-18


- Here are the @HPTPoker @AmeristarKC Main Event Payouts for 10-18th Place.


Place Name City Payout
10 Raymond Dehaharghani Leawood, KS $9,227
11 Joey Brown Battlefield, MO $9,227
12 Edward Sebesta Sugarland, TX $9,227
13 Andrew Ernstein Overland Park, KS $6,945
14 Mike Rieck Louisiana, MO $6,945
15 Beau Wilshire Shawnee, KS $6,945
16 Greg Raymer Raleigh, NC $5,439
17 Jeff Fielder W. Des Moines, IA $5,439
18 Carolyn Redman Kansas City, MO $5,439

Day 2 Is a Wrap

Ray Dehaharghani ran 88 into the AK of chipleader Ryan Gregor preflop. There's a K in the window, another on the turn, and Dehaharghani is eliminated in 10th place, closing out the night and securing the remaining players as the Ameristar Kansas City Final Nine.

We'll have official chipcounts for y'all in about 15 minutes.

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

What Mom Says

Jeff Wigh says his family is part of the online audience following along the Live Updates here, and we see among the Twitteratti another "Interested Spectator," family member of one of the final 10.


Players are on a 10-minute break, when they return they'll be playing

Level 24
Blinds - 12000/24000
Antes - 3000
Players - 10

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

1 Table ...



Here are the final 27 players in the Main Event, with their new seat assignments and chipcounts.

Seat Name Chipcount
1 Jason Darland 1,119,000
2 Ray Dehaharghani 700,000
3 Si Vo 1,325,000
4 Ryan Gregor 1,585,000
5 Gerald McVeigh 1,355,000
6 Deborah Phillips 290,000
7 Mike Vanier 240,000
8 Jeff Wigh 1,270,000
9 Grant Hinkle 1,395,000
10 Robert Castiore 900,000


Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 10

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Redraw at 10


Joey Brown final-tabled here in August, and he missed today by 2 spots, busting in 11th place. We're at a redraw for the (un)official final table of 10.

One more elimination tonight at we're set to start filming at Noon Monday with The Final Nine.

Joey Brown - 11th Place - $9,227

Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 10

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Very Interesting


Three players - Joey Brown, Deborah Phillips and Mike Vanier - all have 15BB as the three short-stacks with 11 players left. We are two eliminations away from the end of the night and tomorrow's TV Final Table of 9, so at LEAST one of the short-stacks is going to get through.

Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 11

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Hinkle Scores a KO


Ed Sebesta is all in preflop and he's called by Grant Hinkle.

Sebesta - 77
Hinkle- AA

The first 4 cards are all spades, neither Sebesta nor Hinkle has a spade so Sebesta has a shot at a chop, the 2 river is black, but a club, and Hinkle has Sebesta covered by about 100,000.

Grant Hinkle - 1,220,000
Ed Sebesta - 12th Place - $9,227

Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 11

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Lots'a Moves

From Gerald McVeigh scoring a huge double up with a set of queens to Mike Rieck and Andy Ernstein being eliminated, there's been a lot of movement in the last 15 minutes.

McVeigh doubled through Ray Dehaharghani with his QQQ to 2nd in chips with 1.5 million with 12 remaining. Ryan Gregor has been killing in since dinner break, all the way up now to 1.8 million.

Level 23
Blinds - 10000/20000
Antes - 3000
Players - 12

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Payouts 19-27


- Here are the @HPTPoker @AmeristarKC Main Event Payouts for 19-27th place.


Place Name City Payout
19 Craig Casino Winfield, Il $4,371
20 Brandon Naghshineh Kansas City, MO $4,371
21 Chris Hooper Tulsa, OK $4,371
22 Anthony Faulkner Kansas City, MO $4,371
23 Robert Wilson Gower, MO $4,371
24 Michael Budde Williamsburg, MO $4,371
25 Shane Raikes Topeka, KS $4,371
26 Jeremy Jagoda Leawood, KS $4,371
27 William Lafevre Topeka, KS $4,371

And the Fossil Goes To ...



Greg Raymer's Main Event has come to an end in 16th place as his AQ < QQ all in preflop against Gerald McVeigh.

Greg Raymer - 16th Place - $5,439
Gerald McVeigh - 800,000

Level 22
Blinds - 8000/16000
Antes - 2000
Players - 15

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

1 2 Go

One table to be eliminated and we're done for the night here at Day 2 in Kansas City.

Well, less than that as we lost two players while I was writing up this map of the seat assignments with 18 left, so we're down to 16 now.

Table 29 -
1. Grant Hinkle
2. open
3. Jason Darland
4. Mike Rieck
5. Si Vo
6. Joey Brown
7. Deborah Phillips
8. Ed Sebesta
9. Robert Castoria

Table 30-
1. Andy Ernstein
2. Greg Raymer
3. Gerald McVeigh
4. Ryan Gregor
5. Open
6. Mike Vanier
7. Ray Dehaharghani
8. Jeff Vigh
9. Beau Wilshire


Level 22
Blinds - 8000/16000
Antes - 2000
Players - 16

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Down to 2 Tables


Craig Casino moves all-in for his last 257,000 over the top of Gerald McVeigh's 50,000 lead-out on a 9♣️ 2♦️ 8♣️ flop. McVeigh thinks for a long time before finding a call.

Casino - A♣️ J♦️
McVeigh - K♥️ 8♥️

The board runs out 3♠️ Q♦️ and the HPT all-time money leader adds an additional cash of $4,371 - his 24th HPT cash.

We lost Carolyn Redman two hands later and we're down to 2 tables in the Main Event, 8 away from the end of the night.

Level 22
Blinds - 8000/16000
Antes - 2000
Players - 16

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Git 'er Goin'

The final 19 players in the Main Event are back from dinner break, playing down tonight until we reach the TV Final Table of 9. Those 9 players come back Monday at Noon to play just off to our right on the stage being built as I type ...

Level 22
Blinds - 8000/16000
Antes - 2000
Players - 19

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Dinner Break Chipcounts


Time to take an hour-long break for dinner for the remaining 19 players in the Main Event. Here are their updated chipcounts.

Jeff Wigh - 1,160,000  - ➶
Si Vo - 1,0200,000 - ➴
Ryan Gregor - 850,000 - ➶ 
Ray Dehaharghani - 815,000 -
Jason Darland - 705,000 - ➶
Grant Hinkle - 640,000 -➴
Deborah Phillips - 605,000 - ➴
Gerald McVeigh - 510,000 - ➶
Andy Ernstein - 495,000 - ➶
Mike Vanier - 490,000 - ➶ 
Craig Casino - 445,000 - ➶
Ed Sebesta - 435,000 - ➴
Joey Brown - 415,000 - ➴
Greg Raymer - 370,000 - ➴
Carolyn Redman - 370,000 - ➶
Robert Castiore - 340,000 - ➶
Jeff Fielder - 325,000 - ➶
Beau Wilshire - 295,000 - ➴
Mike Rieck - 85,000 - ➴

When they return, they'll be playing

Level 22
Blinds - 8000/16000
Antes - 2000
Players - 19

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Then Again


A few hands after we post about @CraigCasino1 troubles today and we see him move all in for 123,000 over the top of the 40,000 raise by Ed Sebesta, who snap-calls.

Casino - KK
Sebesta - 99

The board runs out 3-T-6-A-5 and Casino gets a double.

Craig Casino - 275,000
Ed Sebesta - 515,000

Level 21
Blinds - 6000/12000
Antes - 2000
Players - 19

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Rough Ride


@CraigCasino1 had his aces cracked about an hour ago, and has found few chips coming his way ever since. He just moved all in preflop from the SB to pick up a pot and get up to 145,000.

Level 21
Blinds - 6000/12000
Antes - 2000
Players - 19

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Yes, Si


After a series of preflop raises building the pot to 200k, Anthony Faulkner adds an additional 149,000 as he moves all-in, and Si Vo finds a call.

Faulkner - AQ
Vo - 22

The board runs out 5-K-9-3-3 and that's at least four knockouts today for Vo.

Si Vo - 975,000
Anthony Falukner - 22nd Place - $4,371

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

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Go Get Some BBQ

Dinner break time is here, we'll be bringing updated chipcounts as soon as we work our way across the three tables.

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Barry Greenstein TIme


Greg @Fossilman Raymer leads out for 26,000 UTG, Ryan Gregor calls and Mike Vanier moves all in for his last 172,000. Raymer asks for a count, makes the call and Gregor gets out of the way.

Raymer - 55
Vanier - AA

There's groans from the table as a 5 pops in the window, the rest of the flop running out J♠️ K♠️. Raymer hits his set. The turn is a J♦️, Raymer improves to a boat, but that's the A♥️ on the river .. boat-over-boat and Vanier gets his double.

Mike Vanier - 405,000
Greg Raymer - 450,000

Level 21
Blinds - 6000/12000
Antes - 2000
Players - 24

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

First to a Milly


Jeff Wigh just knocked Shane Raikes out of the Mian Event in 25th place, making Wigh the first person to crack the 1,000,000 mark in chips. If ya wanna know, below is what a milly looks like ... 



Level 21
Blinds - 6000/12000
Antes - 2000
Players - 24

--Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com