Raymer Wins Record 4th HPT Title, Player of the Year

Greg Raymer Winner Photo LQ
Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, courtesy HPT

Greg “Fossilman” Raymer capped an extraordinary season on the Heartland Poker Tour by winning his record fourth title at Belterra Casino Resort last night.

The 2004 WSOP Main Event champion outlasted 283 players to take down the Belterra crown for $106,030 in Indiana.

“I’m overwhelmed,” said Raymer after winning.

The win at Belterra was just the finishing touch on what has been the single most impressive individual performance ever recorded on the HPT.

Raymer won titles in Albuquerque, Iowa, St. Louis and Indiana on the HPT for a total of $371,967 this year. He is the first player to win four titles on the HPT and he did it in less than five months.

The Fossilman is now the all-time money leader on the HPT and easily wrapped up Player of the Year in the 2012 season of the tour.

The HPT continued to expand in 2012 and even broke its own record by generating a $1.2 million prizepool in Colorado.

“It was a great year on tour,” said HPT executive producer Fred Bevill.

“Numbers are up, our casino partners are first-class, and our crew is the hardest-working team in poker but it’s the players who make our work so rewarding.”

The HPT returns in 2013 and will begin with a week-long Card Player cruise in January. More events will be announced in the coming months.

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Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for PokerListings.com writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and snapping photos.

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