Canterbury Park: April 17 - 26, 2015


Canterbury Park - Shakopee, MN

April 24-26, 2015

Main Event: 430 Entrants

DQ Dan Hendrickson Wins MSPT Canterbury Park, $106,182

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It had to be more satisfying than even one of the Buster Bars sold at one of his Dairy Queen locations. "DQ" Dan Hendrickson, a regular and a "huge supporter" of the Mid-States Poker Tour, according to founder Bryan Mileski, took down the MSPT Canterbury Park Main Event for $106,182, by far the biggest win on his tournament résumé. Hendrickson defeated a field of 430 runners.

The tournament was one of the lengthier affairs in recent memory, stretching over nearly 17 hours on Day 2, testing both the skills and the stamina of the participants.

Seventy-eight players hit the felt on Day 2, and Hendrickson found himself at risk and nearly out the door shortly after the money bubble burst. During Level 22 (8,000/16,000/2,000), Hendrickson got his last 233,000 in preflop against Todd "sharkslayerr" Breyfogle with the A♦K♥ against the 10♠10♣. Breyfogle saw a safe enough flop 2♥3♥7♦, but the dreaded 5♥ turn gave Hendrickson plenty of outs, and the A♣ river was one of them.

On the way to the money, notables such as Day 2 chip leader Ryan TylerLance Harris, MSPT team pros Nick Pupillo and Matt KirbyKen Pates, and Kou Vang went bust. Players who managed to find their way to the money and grab payouts before their tournaments ended included Judd Greenagel (44th), Aaron Johnson (37th), Josh Reichard (32nd), David Gutfreund (29th), Mike Schneider (21st), Scott Sitron (17th), and Minnesota business magnate and World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop participant John Morgan (11th).

With a long two-table grind that saw short stacks hanging on for dear life and players hesitant to put stacks at risk, most of the players were relatively short when the final table began. Hendrickson had just 590,000 at 25,000/50,000/5,000, but that put him in seventh place, with only chip leader Adam Dahlin (2.035 million) over the 30-big blind mark.

Loki Abboud hit the road first in 10th when Gary Loeffler outdrew his A♣J♥ with the K♦Q♠, and Norberto Santamaria wasn't far behind as he shoved with the A♠Q♠ and ran into Dahlin's A♣K♠. Shane Nelson lost a flip to Steve Webb to go out eighth, and the time was ripe for Dahlin to push his chip advantage with so many players hovering short. He was able to build up to about 3.5 million, about 40 percent of the chips in play with seven left.

Hendrickson, who had a rough seat draw with Dahlin on his left, picked his spots to shove and reshove preflop to keep afloat until his first big break happened when he picked up aces to bust Loeffler, who jammed with threes. Dahlin then sent a short-stacked DJ Buckley packing, leading to a seemingly interminable five-handed stalemate. The shorter stack survived an amazing seven preflop all ins, including Hendrickson getting lucky with the Q♦4♦ against Dahlin's K♠7♥ and then 7♦7♥ against Ryan Hartmann's 10♦10♣. Finally, a three-outer courtesy of Dahlin sent Breyfogle packing in fifth.

At this point, nobody's stack was safe against the massive blinds and antes, and Steve Webb busted fourth before Dahlin shoved over a button open from Hendrickson with the A♠3♣. "DQ" had the goods with the A♥Q♣, though, and he held on to send the long-time chip leader out third.

With stacks so short, the heads-up battle didn't last long, as Hendrickson raised the button to 600,000 at Level 33 (100,000/200,000/30,000) and then decided to gamble when Hartmann jammed for about 3.6 million. Hendrickson's Q♦9♦ flopped a queen against a disappointed Hartmann, who had the 5♠5♣.

With that, it's all over from Canterbury Park. The MSPT will be in action for another main event on May 14 in Battle Creek, Michigan, and you can follow more live coverage here on PokerNews.


Rank Player Name City State AmountPoints
1 Dan Hendrickson Faribault MN $106,1821,500
2 Ryan Hartmann Minneapolis MN $61,3011,300
3 Adam Dahlin Maple Grove MN $37,4041,200
4 Stephen Webb Eden Prairie MN $30,1311,100
5 Todd Breyfogle Hopkins MN $23,6891,000
6 DJ Buckley Eden Prairie MN $19,741900
7 Gary Loeffler Richfield MN $15,793800
8 Shane Nelson Minneapolis MN $12,052700
9 Norberto Santamaria Columbia Heights MN $8,312600
10 Loki Abboud Mendota Heights MN $5,403500
11 John Morgan Minneapolis MN $5,403500
12 John Alexander Minneapolis MN $5,403500
13 Joel Klipping Red Lake Falls MN $4,156400
14 Gennady Shimelfarb Minneapolis MN $4,156400
15 Derek Crooks Morton MN $4,156400
16 Thao Thiem Robbinsdale MN $3,283300
17 Scott Sitron Elk River MN $3,283300
18 Dan Favreau Montrose MN $3,283300
19 Joe Ford Eau Claire WI $2,577200
20 Wade Woelfel Mankato MN $2,577200
21 Mike Schneider (MN) Minneapolis MN $2,577200
22 Brad Brockway Jordan MN $2,577200
23 Elizabeth Ethridge Eau Claire WI $2,577200
24 Anthony Hendricks Thief River Falls MN $2,577200
25 Shari Williams Wrenshall MN $2,577200
26 Chris Korent Hudson WI $2,577200
27 Sherry Hammers Burnsville MN $2,577200
28 Kou Yang St. Paul MN $2,286100
29 David Gutfreund Chicago IL $2,286100
30 Mandy Caffee Eau Claire WI $2,286100
31 Paul Smith Edina MN $2,286100
32 Josh Reichard Janesville WI $2,286100
33 Raymund Padilla St. Paul MN $2,286100
34 Jed Marek Inver Grove Heights MN $2,286100
35 Semin Topalovic Burnsville MN $2,286100
36 Troy Miller Wausau WI $2,286100
37 Aaron Johnson Red Wing MN $2,07850
38 Gregory Olson Wayzata MN $2,07850
39 Ian Griffin Plano TX $2,07850
40 Curt Waldie Jamestown ND $2,07850
41 Tim Ling Burnsville MN $2,07850
42 Curtis Vierstraete Wahpeton ND $2,07850
43 Brad Cohen Faribault MN $2,07850
44 Judd Greenagel Minneapolis MN $2,07850
45 Brian Johnson (ND) Grand Forks ND $2,07850

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