Monday, August 7, 2017

$42,835 to @HPTPoker @AmeristarVI Champ


Freddie Ardoin of Lake Charles, LA marks today as his second HPT Main Event final table appearance and his first HPT Main Event win.  In March 2015, Ardoin finished 6th here in Vicksburg.  With a six-figure tournament cash record, Ardoin adds to his poker resume by finishing today in 1st place.

After making a quick and steady comeback, Ardoin takes the lead in chips and traps Judge Leo Booth to take the win.

Ardoin is first to act and calls the 160,000 big blind.  The Judge shoves all-in for 2,170,000 and Ardoin makes the call.

Ardoin:   qc Kc
Judge:  Kc Kc

Board runs out Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc

Ardoin wins the hand, knocking out the Judge and wins the HPT's 201st Main Event, bracelet, and $42,835 in prize money in addition to the $3600 Championship Package.

Our new winner, as well as every final table player, received a free t-shirt courtesy of Raiser Clothing.  Players can get 10% off all Raiser merchandise by using the code HPT at raiserclothing.com.



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Boothe Finishes in 2nd for $26,652


Judge Leo Boothe is a retired Judge from Ferriday, LA.  He spends his time serving as a lawyer, farmer, and poker player.  Recently, the Judge has cashed in two HPT Main Events, finishing 4th here in Vicksburg in October 2015 and 28th in New Orleans in February 2017.

This is his best finish in an HPT Main Event.  His biggest tournament cash to date is $83,420 with a total live earnings of $236,979.

Freddie Ardoin is first to act and calls the big blind.  The Judge ships all in and Ardoin makes the call.

Judge:  Kc Kc
Ardoin:   qc Kc


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Updated Chipcounts


Players took a quick bathroom break.  Chipcounts are...

Boothe:  1,550,000
Ardoin:  3,465,000

Blinds - 80k/160k
Antes - 20k


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Ardoin Continues to Chip Up


With an average opening raise of 300,000, Freddie Ardoin has chipped away at Judge Leo Booth for the rest of level 31.  Ardoin has taken a significant lead over the Judge.

End of Level 31


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Ardoin Takes Down Another Monster


Freddie Ardoin is first to act and raises to 120,000.  Judge Leo Boothe re-raises to 300,000.  Ardoin three-bets to 600,000 and the Judge makes the call.

Flop:  Kc Kc Kc

Ardoin is first and goes all-in.  The Judge folds, and Ardoin rakes in over 1,000,000 in chips.

Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 15k


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Ardoin Finds New Life


Freddie Ardoin finds new life as he gets a double up from Judge Leo Boothe.

Judge calls the big blind and Ardoin checks.

Flop: Kc Kc Kc

Ardoin checks, and the Judge bets 300,000.  Ardoin makes the call.

Turn: Kc

Ardoin checks again, and the Judge bets 300,000.  This time Ardoin goes all-in and the Judge quickly calls.

Ardoin shows Kc Kc and the Judge reluctantly turns up his Kc Kc.

River: Kc

Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 15k


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Judge Scoops Over One Million


Judge Leo Boothe and Freddie Ardoin call the big blind and see the flop: Kc Kc Kc.

Judge is first, bets 350,000 and Ardoin makes the call.

Turn: Kc

Judge bets 650,000 and Ardoin makes the call.

River: Kc

Both players check the river and the Judge shows Kc Kc.


Blinds - 50k/100k
Antes - 10k


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Updated Chipcounts - Heads Up


It's down to Judge Leo Boothe and Freddie Ardoin.

Boothe  1,925,000
Ardoin  3,090,000

Blinds - 50k/100k
Antes - 10k
Remaining - 2

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McBrayer Finishes 3rd for $16,181



B. J. McBrayer from Duncanville, AL has an extensive tournament win record, filled with cashes from around the world.  He is currently ranked 4th on the Alabama All Time Money List according to Hendon Mob and has nearly $900,000 in live cashes.  This is his first HPT tournament cash.

In a heads up hand with Freddie Ardoin, the players see the flop after McBrayer raised to 225,000 and gets the call from Ardoin.

Flop: Kc Kc Kc

Ardoin is first and checks.  McBrayer bets 250,000 and Ardoin calls.

Turn: Kc

Ardoin is first and goes all-in for 1,135,000.  McBrayer tanks for over five minutes and finally calls.

McBrayer: Kc Kc
Ardoin: Kc Kc

River: Kc

McBrayer is crippled and goes all-in the next hand for the rest of his stack: 130,000.  He gets called by both Ardoin and Judge Leo Boothe.  He loses the hand with King-high, and Judge takes the pot with A 8 and deals the final blow to McBrayer.

Blinds - 50k/100k
Antes - 10k
Remaining - 2

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