The Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) kicked-off its 100th event yesterday is St. Louis at the River City Casino (a Pinnacle-owned property).
A number of top pros are playing the event, including Phil Hellmuth (who plays Day 1B today), Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler, Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, Darvin Moon, Dennis Phillips, Bernard Lee, and Will Failla.
Chainsaw and Failla played yesterday’s Day 1A, with both advancing and Failla ending play as chip leader.
We’ve written many times that HPT is the most underreported success story in the industry. In six years, the tour has seen over 90,000 entries into their events and have awarded over $33M dollars in main event prize money.
Read more about the HPT success story on Wicked Chops Insider (we’ve removed the paywall on the story) here.