Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) for the past week has been hosting the newest festival of it in St. Louis, Missouri and the venue is the Hollywood Casino. The poker festival featuring 34 events will be concluding with the Regional Main Event of $1,115 this Saturday, and this tournament will be tracked and reported live by PokerNews live blog.
Donnis peters the editor in chief of PokerNews was excited about the event and said, Hollywood Poker Open at the Hollywood Casino would be great and a lot of talks are doing the round about the chances of Chris Moneymaker, the defending champion of the event, making it for the second time. He further elaborated that Moneymaker’s chances are great as he has just come off the HPO Grantville final table and appear the favorite to win but just lagged behind. This would also be an opportunity for Chris to make amends to one past and one future event, to salvage the lost event and regain his championship at St. Louis HPO.
The champion of the 2003 World Series Main Event is here to indeed to defend his title. Moneymaker won the last year event with prize money of $36,259 at HPO St. Louis which you can read about at our website.
Other participants at the St .Louis event are expected to come from the HPO Season 3 Leaderboard where they are competing right now. On the top of the Leaderboard sits John Moe of Cincinnati, with 55 points and nipping at his heels are Barry Schultz from Arlington, Tennessee with 40 points and Jerry Zehr of Carmel, Indiana with 34 points.
But the man to reckon with is the very hot John Longowa, who is poised to take the HPO St. Louis Leaderboard, having won the Event No. 5 and No.8. For the poker season the St. Louis is the fifth stop and follows numerous stops that were successful.