Sunday, March 31, 2019

George Janssen Leads the Final Nine with 6,695,000 at HPT Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg


We are down to the final nine players remaining in the Heartland Poker Tour Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg Main Event after 86 returned at the start of Day 2.

The chip leader at the end of play is George Janssen (pictured) with a massive stack of 6,695,000. He played a lot of huge pots during the final stretch of the night, and he took out Jake Bazeley (11th) and Matthew Hils (12th) during the final stages of play.

Coming into the final table second in chips is Greg Wood with 2.3 million. Wood is appearing at his fourth HPT final table. Rounding out the top three is Doug Songer, who took out Dave Keller in 10th place on the final hand of the night to increase his stack to 1.76 million.

Here is a look at the seating chart and chip counts for the final table:

Seat 1: George Janssen - 6,695,000
Seat 2: Joseph Hiudt - 1,510,000
Seat 3: Greg Wood - 2,300,000
Seat 4: Gary Breslauer - 815,000
Seat 5: Doug Songer - 1,760,000
Seat 6: Donnie Kalb - 1,120,000
Seat 7: Mike Shin - 695,000
Seat 8: Angela Shade - 1,005,000
Seat 9: Ian Richardson - 755,000

Here is the remaining prize pool up for grabs:

1st: $119,101 + $3,500 Championship package
2nd: $73,573
3rd: $48,219
4th: $33,505
5th: $24,348
6th: $18,896
7th: $15,879
8th: $13,233
9th: $10,586

The money bubble burst early today when 63 players remained, and notables that finished in the money included Bazeley (11th), Timothy Burden (13th), Iverson Snuffer (14th), Henry Zou (19th), Michael Sabbia (22nd), Brett Apter (24th), Daniel Sepiol (25th), Dan Hummer (38th), Michael Rieck (41st), Matt Stammen (48th), Jerry Payne (54th), and Ryan Tamanini (59th).

Tune back in on Monday at Noon, when the final table of nine will play down to a champion. The HPT live reporting team will bring you all of the action in live updates, chip counts, and photos. You can also watch the HPT Live Stream of the final table on a 30-minute delay.

Dave Keller Eliminated in 10th Place by Doug Songer


Dave Keller (pictured) moves all in for 450,000 on the second hand at the final table UTG+1, and Doug Songer calls to cover him from the cutoff. The two players then flip over their cards.

Songer: AdKh
Keller: 6h6d

Board: KdTd2dTh8s

Keller is eliminated in 10th place, good for $8,151, and Songer stacks up 1.76 million after the hand.

The final table is now set, and Day 2 has come to a close. Stay tuned for final table chip counts, and a recap of the day.

Level - 27
Ante - 60,000
Blinds - 30,000-60,000
Entries - 9/555

-- Ryan Lucchesi updates

Jake Bazeley Eliminated in 11th Place by George Janssen


George Janssen raises to 175,000 preflop from the small blind, and Jake Bazeley calls on the big blind before the flop is dealt Jc4d2d. Janssen bets 225,000, and Bazeley calls before the turn falls 7s. Janssen bets 400,000, and Bazeley calls again before the river delivers the 2s.

Janssen checks, and Bazeley moves all in for 1,175,000. Janssen tanks before check-calling. Bazeley shows Kd8d for a bluff, and Janssen holds AhAs to win the hand. Bazeley is out in 11th place, good for $8,151, and Janssen holds 6.7 million after the hand.

The players are now taking new seats at the unofficial final table of 10.

Level - 27
Ante - 60,000
Blinds - 30,000-60,000
Entries - 10/555

-- Ryan Lucchesi updates

Joseph Hiudt Doubles Thru George Janssen


George Janssen raises to 180,000 preflop under the gun, and Joseph Hiudt (pictured) reraises all in for 695,000 from the small blind. Janssen calls to cover him so they flip over their cards.

Hiudt: KdKh
Janssen: AdKs

Board: 6h6s3c2h4h

Hiudt doubles up to survive with 1.54 million, and Janssen still holds 4.6 million after the hand.

Level - 27
Ante - 60,000
Blinds - 30,000-60,000
Entries - 11/555

-- Ryan Lucchesi updates

Matthew Hils Eliminated in 12th Place by George Janssen


George Janssen raises to 150,000 preflop from the button, and Matthew Hils (pictured) reraises all in for 830,000 from the small blind. Janssen calls to cover him so they flip over their cards.

Janssen: KcJs
Hils: TcTh

Board: 6c4c3hJc7h

Hils is eliminated in 12th place, good for $8,151, and Janssen stacks up 4,725,000 for the chip lead.

Level - 27
Ante - 60,000
Blinds - 30,000-60,000
Entries - 11/555

-- Ryan Lucchesi updates

Chip Count Update

Table 51
Seat 1: Donnie Kalb - 536,000
Seat 2: George Janssen - 1,497,000
Seat 3: EMPTY
Seat 4: EMPTY
Seat 5: Matthew Hils - 900,000
Seat 6: Jake Bazeley - 2,235,000
Seat 7: Mike Shin - 1,220,000
Seat 8: EMPTY
Seat 9: Joseph Hiudt - 730,000

Table 52
Seat 1: Dave Keller - 410,000
Seat 2: EMPTY
Seat 3: Gary Breslauer - 418,000
Seat 4: Angela Shade - 1,100,000
Seat 5: Douglas Songer - 1,430,000
Seat 6: Ian Richardson - 650,000
Seat 7: EMPTY
Seat 8: EMPTY
Seat 9: Greg Wood - 1,700,000

Level - 27
Ante - 60,000
Blinds - 30,000-60,000
Entries - 12/555

-- Ryan Lucchesi updates

George Janssen Doubles Thru Matthew Hils


George Janssen (pictured) is all in preflop for 1.86 million from the small blind, and Matthew Hils has him covered from the big blind. Here is a look at their cards.

Janssen: AcKh
Hils: ThTd

Board: Kc9h2d9cAs

Janssen scores a huge double up to 3,845,000, and Hils is down to 900,000 after the hand.

Level - 26
Ante - 50,000
Blinds - 25,000-50,000
Entries - 12/555

-- Ryan Lucchesi updates