Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Main Event @Belterra Starts Thursday


@HPTPoker returns to Belterra Casino in Florence, IN this weekend for another $1,100 Main Event.

There are three Day 1's - 2pm starts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-3.

Players start with 30,000 chips and play 40-minute levels throughout the tournament. See the schedule below for all details. Late registration and unlimited re-entries is available through level 9 and the hour-long dinner break.

Follow our Live Updates Twitter feed @HPTUpdates for live coverage of the entire tournament,


-- Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Monday, November 21, 2016

Walt Lustgraaf HPT Champion $111,370



Walt Lustgraaf your New HPT Champion!!!

Walt came into the final table 6th in chips and he said with this structure he wanted to take it easy to start.That's exactly what he did. Lustgraaf played a well thought out tight aggressive game. He made the most of his opportunities

Lustgraaf picked up a few key hands when he needed them to get to the heads up chip leader.

Once Heads up Lustgraaf controlled the play winning 90% of the pots heads up and only loosing one big one, when he held AK.

This is Lustgraaf's biggest cash ever and plans to spend some money on family, pay some bills and play more tournament poker.

@AmeristarKC has been a great host for this event and we cant wait till next time to see who takes it down!


-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

Nick Summervill 2nd Place $70,502


After bleeding Nick Summervill down a bit Walt Lustgraaf opens to 250,000 and Summerville moves all in for 1,450,000 and Lustgraaf quickly calls.

Lustgraaf Kc Kc
Summervill Kc Kc

The Kc on the flop all but ended the hopes of Summervill.

Nick Summervill was eliminated in 2nd place.



-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

Summervill Doubles


Walt Lustgraaf opens to 250,000 and Nick Summervill moves all in for 1,290,000 and Lustgraaf quickly calls.

Lustgraaf Kc Kc
Summervill Kc Kc

The board doesnt help Lustgraaf and Summervill gets the double.

Walt Lustgraaf 7,800,000
Nick Summervill 2,600,000

Level -29
Blinds -50000/100000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

Lustgraaf Gains Huge Advantage


Walt Lustgraaf takes a huge advantage over Nick Summervill.
Lustgraaf makes it 200,000 to go and Summervill calls.

Flop Kc Kc Kc

Summervill checks Lustgraaf makes it 175,000 and summerville raises to 375,000 and gets called

Turn Kc

Summervill leads 500,000 and gets a call.

River Kc 

Summervill leads 1,125,000 and is called instantly.

Lustgraaf shows A4 for two pair.

Walt Lustgraaf  8,000,000
Nick summervill 2,300,000

Level -28
Blinds -40000/80000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

5 Bet Shove


The blinds went up and Walt Lustgraaf opens to 210,000, Nick Summervill raises to 500,000.
Lustgraaf re raises to 1,300,000 then Summervill moves all in and Lustgraaf folds.

Lustgraaf 6,100,000
Summervill 4,000,000

Level -28
Blinds -40000/80000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

Heads up begins


Heads up play is underway.

Walt Lustgraaf holds a slight lead over Nick Summervill


Nick Summervill 4,855,000
Walt Lustgraaf5,370,000

Both Players going for their first HPT titles, this being Summervill's first ever tournament cash.
First Place will take home $111,000 in cash.


Level -27
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

Keith Murrell 3rd place $47,211


Walt Lustgraaf opens to 140,000 when Keith Murrell 3 bets to 530,000 and Nick Summervill shoves behind.
Lustgraaf has a hard time folding but finally does.
Murrell makes the call.

Murrell Kc Kc
Summervill Kc Kc

Lustgraaf says he folded 2 9's

The J never comes Murrell and he finishes in 3rd place.

Level -27
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

Lustgraaf Takes Lead


Walt Lustgraaf opens to 130,000 and Keith Murrell 3 bets to 330,000 and Lustgraaf makes the call.

Flop Kc Kc Kc

Murrell leads 400,000 and Lustgraaf make the call.

Turn Kc

This time Murrell check calls Lustgraaf's 650,000 chip bet.

River Kc

again Murrell checks but when Lustgraaf bets 750,000 Murrell insta mucks.

Lustgraaf takes the chip lead 3 handed.


Level -27
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -3

-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

Chris Scott 4th Place $24,695


Chris Scott opens to 130,000 and Keith Murrell 3 bets to 460,000, Scott moves all in for 1,500,000 and has Murrell covered.
Murrell thinks and final makes the call.

Scott Kc Kc
Murrell Kc Kc

Board Kc Kc Kc Kc but the Kc river leaves Scott with just 2 big blinds.

Murrell knocks out Scott the very next hand and he finishes 4th.

Level -27
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -3

-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

New Level


Nick Summerville takes one down as the blinds are going up.
Summervill callsa 145,000 bet from Chris Scott on the turn and rivers a 9 for top pair top kicker with
A9.

New blinds 30,000/60,000
Ante 10,000

Level -27
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -4

-- Clinton Cartwright -
HoldemRadio.com

Jonathan Hanner 5th place $24,695


Chris Scott opens to 110,000 and Jonathan Hanner moves all in for 1,200,000. Walt Lustgraaf reshoves and has Hanner covered. Scott instantly mucks.

Hanner Kc Kc
Lustgraaf Kc Kc

The board gives no help to Hanner as he shakes his head and he will be eliminated in 5th position.

Walt Lustgraaf 2,750,000

Level -26
Blinds -25000/50000
Antes -5000
Players Left -4

-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com

Nam Phan 6th Place $19,369


Nam Phan open shoves in early position and Nick Summervill makes the call. Chris Scott tanks for 2 minutes scratches his head and eventually folds. Scott said he had JJ.

Phan Kc Kc
Summervill Kc Kc

The board flops a K and Phan finds no help and will be eliminated in 6th  place.

Nick Summervill 3,200,000 and the new chip leader.

Level -26
Blinds -25000/50000
Antes -5000
Players Left -5

-- Clinton Cartwright - HoldemRadio.com