Seth Foster Wins HPT New Orleans Main Event

Seth Foster Wins HPT New Orleans Main Event

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Seth Foster triumphed in the $1100 Main Event held at Hearland Poker Tour Boomtown New Orleans, where known star Allen Kessler finished 2nd. Foster collect $59,891 for his 1st place finish.

The tournament attracted 275 players and 31 would make the money. Caufman Talley, Blake Barousse, Ben Keeline, Josh Lowing, Josh Mancuso and Gene Dudek were other players making the money but falling short of the final table.

Kessler took a nasty beat when his tens lost to Jonathan Hart all in preflop towards the final table bubble. He managed to recover and make his way to the televised final table after he beat Phillip Treaudo.

With eight players remaining, Foster had been in the middle of the pack but picked up the aces-over-kings cooler to send Turk Dursun packing and rise up the counts and become one of the top remaining stacks.

Kessler subsequently finished off Treaudo and Foster picked up {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs} when Hart shoved in 18 big blinds with {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}. A jack and two clubs on the flop ended things rapidly and Foster then held 5.2 million of about 8 million total in chips three-handed.

Ed Sebesta attempted to bluff  all in with {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} on a flop of {a-Spades}{k-Spades}{2-Hearts}, but Foster matched with {q-Spades}{10-Spades} for a combo draw that was already ahead with queen-high. An eight on the turn gave Sebesta a good opportunity to double, but the {q-Hearts} river meant it was heads up between Kessler and Foster.

Foster held a huge lead and it was one Kessler couldn't overcome. He drew fives and got his stack in  preflop, only to see Foster turn over a bigger pair of nines. Ultimately, Kessler had to settle for 2nd place.


Place Player Prize
1 Seth Foster $59,891
2 Allen Kessler $38,279
3 Edward Sebesta $25,649
4 Jonathan Hart $18,098
5 Phillip Treaudo $13,541
6 Jeff Sager $10,937
7 Gene Cavaceci $9,114
8 Turk Dursun $7,552
9 Philip Placzek $6,536