Heartland Poker Tour Starts Its Sixth Season Strong
January 19, 2022

The Heartland Poker Tour, the tour created for "the common man," began its sixth season last week in grand style, by flying two hundred of its regular folks from markets across the midwest, to the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada, for the first major event of the new season.

The 200 players from past popular HPT stops like Chicago, Joplin, Denver, Missouri and Fargo, joined a surprisingly large local contingent of Vegas regulars, to create an unexpected sell out crowd for the $1,100 buy-in main event. 

443 players in all competed in the event held at the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, enough to create a top prize worth $125,901. 

That prize was eventually taken down by 41-year-old Cambodian refugee, Kimbo Ung, who proved himself worthy partially by outlasting an extremely tough final table that held, among others, World Series of Poker bracelet winner David Singer.

The "Top Six" finish positions for the $1,100 buy-in, Heartland Poker Tour Red Rock Casino Resort Spa event were as follows:

1st.  Kimbo Ung- $125,901

2nd.  Walter Wright- $62,950

3rd.  Ted Kearly- $37,770

4th.  David Singer- $29,377

5th.  Jesse Andrews- $25,180

6th.  Jeff Carris- $20,983

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Story by Mark Anderson

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