Monday, April 10, 2017

Tom Morse HPT Champion 1st Place $117,249


Tom Morse is the newest @hptpoker Champion here at @AmeristarSC

Morse came into the final table today as the chip leader. Morse had an up and down day playing well and getting a few knockouts to get to heads up play.

When Heads up began Morse's opponent Jeff Landherr had a chip advantage and controlled play.
The tables turned just a few hands before they went to a break and Morse closed the gap.

Soon after break LAndherr again took control heads up until Morse made 2 pair on the river to take a small lead. Then the classic race situation occurred and Morse small pair held against the two overs to take the title.

Morse got in this event from a $375 qualifier with less than $5000 in life time tournament cashes.

Thats what the HPT is all about.

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Tom Morse HPT Champion 1st Place $117,249



-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Jeff Landherr 2nd Place $74,224


Its a new level and Tom Morse once again has climbed his way back in to the match.
The last hand Morse caught two pair on the river for over 2,000,000 in chips.

The next hand Jeff Landherr raises to 280,000 Tom Morse raises to 600,000 and Landherr moves all in and Morse makes the call.

Landherr Kc Kc
Morse Kc Kc

Board Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc

Landherr was barely covered by Morse and Landherr is eliminated in 2nd.

Jeff Landherr 2nd Place $74,224



-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

22 Folds


Tom Morse limps, Jeff Landherr raises to 330,000 and Morse 3 bets to 700,000 before Landherr moves all in and Morse folds 22 face up. Says "Im probably 50/50"

Jeff Landherr 8,300,000
Tom Morse 2,450,000

Level -30
Blinds -50000/100000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Break


Players are on a 10 minute break. Jeff Landherr continues to lead the way.

Here are the players chip counts.


JeffLandherr7,000,000
TomMorse 3,770,000



Level -30
Blinds -50000/100000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Morse Climbing back


Tom Morse has battled back some. Jeff Landherr still has the chip lead but Morse has cut his deficit.

Tom Morse 3,900,000
Jeff Landherr 6,800,000

Level -29
Blinds -40000/80000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

4 to 1 Lead


Jeff Landherr now holds a 4 to 1 chip lead after Tom Morse bluffs 700,000 on the river into Landherr's flopped trip queens.

Jeff Landherr 8,100,000
Tom Morse 2,600,000

Level -28
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Landherr Controls HU


Jeff Landherr has controlled most of heads up play so far.
Tom Morse has taken down a few pots but Landherr took the first big pot of heads up play with AQ.


Jeff Landherr 7,000,000
Tom Morse 3,700,000

Level -28
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Lets Play Heads Up


Heads up play has begun and here is how it looks to start.


JeffLandherr6,275,000
TomMorse 4,495,000

Level -28
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

John Kurfman 3rd Place $49,704


Jeff Landherr opens to 140,000 and John Kurfman moves all in for 680,000. MOrse gets a count and makes the call. Landherr folds.

Morse Kc Kc
Kurfman Kc Kc

Kurfman turns a J for some outs but bricks and Morse'e AA holds and he will play heads up against Jeff Landherr.

John Kurfman  @pokerfarm 3rd Place $49,704

Level -28
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -2/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Ed Sebesta 4th Place $34,665


First hand back from break Jeff Landherr opens to 135,000 and Ed Sebesta announces re raise and makes it 360,000. Landherr puts out a stack of 100K's enough to put Sebesta all in and Sebesta calls

Landherr Kc Kc
Sebesta Kc Kc

Sebesta gets no help from the run out and Landherr gets the KO.

Jeff Landherr 7,500,000

Ed Sebesta 4th Place $34,665

Level -28
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -3/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

2nd Break Chipcounts


Players are on their second break of the day.

Here is how they sit going into level 28.


JeffLandherr5,665,000
TomMorse 2,460,000
Ed Sebesta 1,795,000
JohnKurfman850,000

Level -28
Blinds -30000/60000
Antes -10000
Players Left -4/359

-- Clinton Cart
wright - Hold'em Live Updates

Kurfman Doubles


Short stack John Kurfman moves all in and Ed Sebesta makes the call.

Sebesta Kc Kc
Kurfman Kc Kc

Kurfman flops a Q and fades the A and the K to double up through Sebesta,

Kurfman 905,000

Level -27
Blinds -25000/50000
Antes -5000
Players Left -4/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Mary Sturges 5th Place $25,999



Tom Morse limps and Jeff Landherr raises to 175,000. Mary Sturges moves all in for 640,000 action folds back to the original raiser Landherr. Landherr thinks for a few minutes then finally makes the call.

Sturges Kc Kc
Landherr Kc Kc

Board Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc

Sturges was ahead until the river where Landherr hits a gutshot straight to end Sturges day.

Jeff Landherr 3,700,000

Mary Sturges 5th Place $25,999

Level -27
Blinds -25000/50000
Antes -.5000
Players Left -4/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Play has Slown Down


Its been quite some time since we have had a notable hand.
Plenty of raise folding going on as action as slowed down. Mary Sturges continues to be the short stack and has gotten a few shoves through with no callers.

Tom Morse continues to lead as Ed Sebesta closes in on him


Level -26
Blinds -20000/40000
Antes -5000
Players Left -5/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

First Break


Players are on their first break of the day and we are already down to 5.

Here are how they stack up entering level 26.


TomMorse 3,070,000
JeffLandherr2,910,000
Ed Sebesta 2,670,000
JohnKurfman1,325,000
Mary Sturges795,000

Level -26
Blinds -20000/40000
Antes -5000
Players Left -5/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'e
m Live Updates

Kurfman Bluffs Off a Milly


John Kurfman bluffs off a million to Ed Sebesta.

After a limp call of 105,000 blind vs blind

Sebesta leads for 100,000 on a flop of Kc Kc Kc and Kurfman raises to 225,000 and Sebesta makes the call.

Turn Kc and Sebesta check calls 275,000 from Kurfman.

River Kc and again Sebesta check calls Kurfman's 550,000 chip bet this time and shows 2 pair with K9. Kurfman shows J2.

Ed Sebesta 2,200,000
John Kurman 1,400,000

Level -25
Blinds -15000/30000
Antes -4000
Players Left -5/359

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates