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Here the preliminary event recaps for the 2016 PPC Poker Tour Harrah’s North Kansas City Series:

Event 1: $120 NLHE (Re-Entry)

September 28th, 2016

Total Entries: 60
Total Prize Pool: $5,000 + $1,000 PPC Aruba Package = $6,000

Kaleb Leeper - Event 1 Champion ($1,700 + $1,000 PPC Aruba Package)

Kaleb Leeper – Event 1 Champion ($1,700 + $1,000 PPC Aruba Package)

Recap:

The final table of Event 1 saw Kaleb Leeper and Rick Pressler in control at the start of play but Pressler couldn’t catch a break against Stephanie losing to her four times in a row.  Leeper took advantage getting the first elimination and then followed it up with the last three including Pressler in third place before he and Stephanie Hill decided to make a chop deal.  Leeper had the chip advantage and took home the Event 1 making him Harrah’s North Kansas City’s first ever PPC champion and sending him to the PPC Aruba World Championships.

Results:
1st: Kaleb Leeper – $1,700 + $1,000 PPC Aruba Package
2nd: Stephanie Hill – $1,200
3rd: Rick Presler – $800
4th: Andre Allen – $550
5th: Tom Lester – $400
6th: Steve Wilburn – $350

Event 2: $180 NLHE Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$5,000 Guarantee

September 29th, 2016

Total Entries: 54
Total Prize Pool: $5,400 + $1,500 PPC Aruba Package + $2,700 in Bounties = $6,000

Kaleb Leeper - Event 1 Champion ($1,4 + $1,500 PPC Aruba Package)

Kaleb Leeper – Event 1 Champion ($1,463 + $1,500 PPC Aruba Package)

Recap:

How do you follow up a dominant performance?  Just do it again and even better.  Kaleb Leeper was a bounty-collecting machine taking out six of the other nine players on the final table including making a terrific call in the heads-up match against Randy Fikki with a ten-high flush to close out the Event 2 title.  The victory gave him two PPC titles in 24 hours and made him the first player in Season 4 to win back-to-back championships.  Leeper also picked up a second PPC Aruba Package giving him a little extra for his trip to the island paradise in November.

Results:
1st: Kaleb Leeper – $1,463 + $1,500 PPC Aruba Package
2nd: Randy Fikki – $905
3rd: Darrell Cranmore – $593
4th: Daniel Isenhour – $410
5th: Mike McAdams – $301
6th: William Fisher – $231

Event 3: $120 NLHE Tag Team Tourney (Re-Entry)

September 29th, 2016

Total Team Entries: 88
Total Prize Pool: $6,800 + $2,000 PPC Aruba Packages  = $8,800

Whit Brayton//Steven Fuhrman - Event 3 Champions ($ + $2,000 in PPC Aruba Packages)

Whit Brayton//Steven Fuhrman – Event 3 Champions ($2,550 + $2,000 in PPC Aruba Packages)

Recap:

You couldn’t have written a better script in the first ever PPC Tag Team tournament when two players from opposite sides of the country came together in Kansas City.  Randy Fikki made his second final table of the day but Florida’s Steven “Mondo” Fuhrman and Californian Whit Brayton scored the last three eliminations on the final table including finishing off a great run by Jerry Young to take home the title.  Both picked up their first PPC titles and with it each punched their tickets to the PPC Aruba World Championships in November.

Results:
1st: Steven Furhman/Whit Brayton – $2,550 + 2 $1,000 PPC Aruba Packages
2nd: Jerry Young/Bret Karr – $1,576
3rd: Shane Fuller/Chris Mallonee – $1,098
4th: Josh Comley/Derrick Contreras – $852
5th: Randy Fikki/Sean Christy – $728

Congratulations to all of our 2016 PPC Poker Tour Harrah’s North Kansas City Series Preliminary Event Champions!