• June 18, 2021

Steve Jewell Beats Record Field at HPT Ameristar East Chicago

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(pokernews.com)- The Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar East Chicago stop is always one of the marquee events on the schedule, and the Season 12 edition didn’t disappoint, bringing in 670 players, a record for the stop. Amateur player and satellite qualifier Steve Jewell took down the $1,650 buy-in event for $211,777, topping a final table that included two-time HPT champ Craig Casino.
Jewell also won a $3,000 package to the HPT season-ending championship.
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Jewell also won a $3,000 package to the HPT season-ending championship.
Final Table Payouts

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Steve Jewell Dyersville, IA $211,777
2 Jim Casement Pingree Grove, IL $131,208
3 Kris Bradshaw Jackson, MI $86,156
4 Andrew Mills Davie, FL $60,165
5 Craig Casino Winfield, IL $43,993
6 Jorge Postigo Evanston, IL $33,692
7 Steve Karp Miami, FL $26,205
8 Raney Yousif Madison Heights, MI $23,585
9 Ryan Hohenstein Eden Prairie, MN $19,253

The tournament paid 56 places and a number of notable names booked cashes, including Tom Koral(35th), Michael Younan (33rd), 2009 WSOP Main Event champ Joe Cada (26th), Jonathan Gaviao(25th), Matthew Shepsky (23rd), and Millard Hale III (17th).
By the time the final table was reached, Jewell was sitting with a mediocre stack of about 1.6 million with blinds at 30,000/60,000/5,000, according to the live updates. Everyone was looking way up in the counts at Andrew Mills, who has over 100 big blinds, nearly double the stack of second-place Casino.
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