Poker player Greg Raymer won another Heartland Poker Tour title, his third this season, when he won the Prairie Meadows tournaments, which was played at Des Moines in Iowa, and added a cool sum of $72,089 to his bankroll.
Raymer, who won the Main Event of World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2004, bagged his first Heartland Poker Tour title on July 30. The tournament was held in Route 66 Casino at Albuquerque in New Mexico and Raymer won a cool prize of $71,875 for winning this title. Later, he collected an even larger sum of $121,973 after winning his second Heartland Poker Tour title.
Raymer, who plays under the moniker Fossilman, has won a total of $265,937 million, which makes his total live poker tournament winnings over $7.2 million. Besides winning the cash prizes, Raymer also got an extra 336 Card Player Player of the Year (POY) Points for getting the 9th poker title of his career. This has put him in the 171st position in the POY leader board as he now has a total of 1,080 POY points.
Here are the results of the final table. As the last man standing, Greg Raymer collected a prize of $72,089 and 336 POY Points. The runner-up Chad Lawsen won $41,771 and 280 POY Points. The player who finished in the third position was Craig Casino, who won $26,275 and 224 POY Points.
The player who finished fourth was Ben Stroh, who won $22,233 and 168 POY Points. The player who finished fifth was Ed Sinnott, who won $16,978 and 140 POY Points. The player who finished sixth was Josh Birkenbeul, who won $14,526 and 112 POY Points. The player who finished seventh was James Swearngin, who won $10,780 and 84 POY Points. The players who finished eighth and ninth were Blake Cavanagh and Raymond Behnke, who won $9,432 and $8,624, respectively. They also got 56 POY Points and 28 POY Points, respectively.
The Heartland Poker Tour is an international live poker event, which is shown on TV for 52 weeks of the year. It started life as a local Midwest TV show, but rapidly expanded as the popularity of TV poker shows grew. The Heartland Poker Tour is now broadcast by several TV channels in countries such as the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. The prize pool is shared between the top 30 players or 10% of the total player field.