Kris Lee Wins $44,435 in Event 3 of the Harvest Poker Classic
The 2015 Harvest Poker Classic (HPC) is now three-quarters complete with the completion of Event 3. 2015 marks the 19th year the HPC has run, starting from modest roots back in 1997 when the highest buy in was $225. The growth of the event over the following 19 years has been tremendous, and this week's record fields are a testament to how much players enjoy the series.
Hosted by Casino Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, the series provides a unique atmosphere inside the city's historic train station, now converted for casino use. The HPC tournaments run in the huge Show Lounge which provides plenty of space for dozens of tables, allowing both cash poker and tournament action to go on at the same time.
Event 3 was the second knockout event of the HPC, and it attracted a huge field. By the time registration closed, 273 players registered to play, generating a massive prize pool of just under $170,000. The top 28 finishers in the field got paid with a minimum cash worth $1,269 and $44,435 up top for first place.
After more than 15 hours of play it was Kris Lee, winner of the 2010 Main Event here at the HPC, who came out on top. Lee collected $44,435 for his win, whole Robert Hodgins won $28,004 for second. Len Sepke rounded out the top three, collecting $18,582 for third place.
2015 Harvest Poker Classic Event 3 Top 10 Results
The final tournament on the 2015 HPC schedule is the Main Event, which kicks off Saturday at noon. Given the success of the week so far, the Main Event is bound to be huge. Follow the action live here at PokerNews Canada throughout the day.