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.