Thursday, May 11, 2017
HPT Main Event Ameristar East Chicago Begins Today at 2pm!
The Heartland Poker Tour Main Event kicks off today at the Ameristar in East Chicago, IN with the first of three starting flights. In the HPT Main Event at this property back in January, Michael Hahn beat a field of 590 entrants for a grand prize of $190,417. The final tablists from that event are pictured above.
Action will begin today at 2:00 p.m. Central Time for Flight A, with two more chances to get in, tomorrow at 2pm and Saturday at 1pm. The final table will be livestreamed on Twitch.tv Monday at noon.
For the $1,650 buyin, players will receive 30,000 starting chips and blinds will be 40 minutes for Day 1 and 60 minutes for Day 2 and beyond. Breaks will be every two hours of play, with a 60-minute dinner break after Level 9. Late entry is available until the beginning of Level 10, and play will continue through Level 15 or until 15% of the field is reached here on Day 1A.
Good luck players!
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