The overall chipleader to start the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event here at Thunder Valley, Joe Christman has made it through the entire 485-entry field to become the champion. Christman, 3rd once before in an HPT event, has defeated Jon Des Pois heads-up when his K♦Q♣ was good against the 65 of Des Pois on a board of Q♦3♠2♥A♥9♦.
Christman takes home $165,130 for his win.
|Ben Erwin, Thunder Valley Director of Poker Operations, with HPT Champion Joe Christman|
|This is what took down the title|