Monday, December 5, 2016

Bruce Hugon - 1st Place - $75,571


Three days of @HPTPoker @Belterra play came down to one pivotal heads-up hand between Bruce Hugon and Scott Poling that basically decided the $1100 Main Event title.

With chip stacks almost even, Hugon flopped two pair, Poling turned two pair and all the chips went in the middle with Hugon's tournament life at risk.

Hugon rivered a flush, gained a 10-1 chiplead and two hands later he knocked Poling out to win the tournament, $75,571 and a $3,600 Season XIII Championship Package.

Poling did most of the heavy lifting early at the final table, scoring three of the first five eliminations. Hugon took over at that point and was chipleader for all but 4-5 hands for the rest of the event.

There were 346 total entries across the three starting flights in this Main Event, with 73 players advancing to Sunday's Day 2. The $3,000 prize pool was distributed across the 36 players who cashed.

This concludes the 2016 calendar year for the HPT. Join us next at Ameristar East Chicago from Jan. 12-23, 2017.



-- Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Scott Poling - 2nd Place - $47,838


Scott Poling moves all in and Bruce Hugon makes the call on the Kc Kc Kc flop.

Poling - Kc Kc
Hugon - Kc Kc

The board runs out Kc Kc and Poling finishes as the December 2016 Belterra $1100 Main Event runner-up, cashing for $47,838

-- Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Massive Pot to Hugon


Scott Poling bets 650,000 preflop on the first hand back from break and Bruce Hugon makes the call.

The flop is Kc Kc Kc

Poling bets 625,000 and Hugon check-raises to 1,500,000. Poling makes the call, making this the biggest pot of the tournament.

The turn is Kc and Hugon moves all in for 2,605,000 and Poling calls, the players having nearly identical stacks but Poling has Hugon covered.

Hugon - Kc Kc for a turned two pair

Poling - Kc Kc for a turned bigger two pair

Hugon hits the Kc for the flush on the river, giving him a huge 10-1 chiplead.

Bruce Hugon - 9,460,000
Scott Poling - 900,000

Blinds - 150k/300k
Antes - 25k
Players Left - 2

-- Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Nosebleed Limits


@HPTPoker @Belterra $1100 Main Event players began their Day 1 play with 30,000 chips. It now takes 10-times that amount every two hands to cover the blinds.

Blinds - 100K/200K
Antes - 20K
Players Left - 2

-- Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Poling Flops 2 Pair


Bruce Hugon just went runner-runner two pair to take a big pot from Scott Poling and open a better than 4-1 chiplead here in heads-up play, cutting Poling down to 10BB.

Hugon opens for 400,000 the very next hand. Poling moves all-in for 1,690,000 and Hugon makes the call.

Poling - Kc Kc 
Hugon - Kc Kc

The Kc Kc Kc flop gives BottomTwo for Poling, and a backdoor straight draw for Hugon.

The Kc turn is part of Hugon's Broadway broadway draw, but the river is Kc for a double to get back to just about where heads-up play began.

Bruce Hugon - 6,860,000
Scott Poling - 3,500,000

Blinds - 80k/160k
Antes - 20k
Players Left - 2

-- Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Hugon vs. Poling for $75,571 @HPTPoker @Belterra Title


Bruce Hugon and Scott Poling and are heads-up for the December 2016 Belterra $1100 HPT Main Event title worth $75,571 and a $3,600 Season XII HPT Championships Package.

Hugon (above) has 6,135,000 chips to the 4,225,000 of Poling (below)


Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 15k
Players Left - 2

-- Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Michael Weber - 3rd Place - $32,035


Bruce Hugon opens, Michael Weber moves all in and Hugon makes the call.

Weber - Kc Kc
Hugon - Kc Kc

The board goes Kc Kc Kc Kc and Weber needs quads to survive, The river, though, is Kc
and Weber is out in third place, cashing for $32,035.

The heads-up match between Hugon and Scott Poling and is going to start in a few minutes.

Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 15k
Players Left - 2

-- Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Al Hencheck - 4th Place - $22,342


Al Hencheck opens, Bruce Hugon 3-bets to 500,000, Hencheck moves all in and Hugon snap-calls.

Hugon - Kc Kc
Hencheck - Kc Kc

The flop is Kc Kc Kc to give Hencheck two pair, but the Kc turn gives Hugon a bigger two pair.

The river is Kc and Hencheck is eliminated in 4th place, cashing for $22,342.

Bruce Hugon - 5,300,000

Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 15k
Players Left - 3

-- Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com