25 players remaining after the Main Event Day 1 - HPO St. Louis Regional Main Event
The Main Event of the Hollywood Poker Open St. Louis Regional kicked off last Saturday. This regional stop of the HPO Season 3 was a modest success with 173 poker players part taking in the battle. As a reminder, the previous edition of the same event held last year was won by the famed 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and current HPO ambassador, Chris Moneymaker. By topping a field of 67 players, he earned a whopping $ 36,259 for his 2014 HPO St. Louis Regional Main Event win. Saturday night, the field was trimmed to 24 after 14 levels of play. Heading to Day 2 on top of the chip counts leader board is Kyle Cartwright. With 532,000 in chips, the 2014World Series of Poker bracelet winner Kyle Cartwright is the man to watch in this race.
In any case, Kyle Cartwright will be entering Day 2 in confidence. He is well ahead of Damian Radanov (2nd/ 318,000 chips), Paul Fehlig (3rd/ 275.500), Josh Lozada (4th/222,000), James Basham (5th/216,000), Nicholas Weber (6th/ 159,500), Linda Lieder (7th/ 157,000) and Woo Moore (8th/ 156,000). Oddly enough, the winner of the 2008 European Poker Tour Copenhagen Main Event, Tim Vance, managed to claim the chip lead at some point on the day, but eventually shrank to 9th with 143,000 chips when play stopped around 2 a.m. Garrett Riley completes the Day 1 chip counts Top 10 with 141,000 chips. The poker tournament plays down to a winner on Sunday at Hollywood Casino St. Louis.
Monday, 27 April 2015
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