Randy Pfeifer Defeats Record Field at HPT Turning Stone

Lacey Jones (pictured above left) went deep at Turning Stone (not pictured).

As regular readers of our site know, we love us some Heartland Poker Tour, and the brand keeps delivering.

A record field of 443 (or math math math 253 more than showed up for its parent company’s Pro-Am a week earlier) turned out for the HPT Turning Stone stop this weekend.

The big HPT turnout keeps up with the surprising post-4/15 trend where nearly all major poker tournaments–from the WPT Seminole Hard Rock & Championship to most every 2011 WSOP event– have exceeded entrant expectations.

The HPT event was captured by 40 year-old former nightclub owner Randy Pfeifer. For the win, Pfeifer banked $157,819.

Pfeifer defeated a final table that included ESPN Inside Deal co-host Bernard Lee (3rd – $52, 144).

Also cashing in 27th place was Lacey Jones ($3,977).

For a full rundown of results, go here.


2 Responses

  1. Sincity1954

    August 24, 2011 3:44 pm, Reply

    Congrats to Lacey! But Pfeifer is cheap. He only threw the dealers an extra $500 on his 157k win! 3% would’ve been about $4500 and that’s standard!

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