FireKeepers Casino: October 10 - 18, 2015

 

FireKeepers Casino - Battle Creek, MI

October 15-18, 2015

Main Event: 559 Entrants

Michael Ferrarotti Wins MSPT FireKeepers Casino, $134,642!

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Michael Ferraroti, originally from Redford, Michigan, says he is mostly a cash game player and that he only started playing tournaments in 2014, with the exception of possibly one tournament in 2013.

"My wife would always ask me, why don't you ever do well in tournaments?" he said. "I told her that I don't play very many, but after that I figured I could focus more on getting better at tournaments."

Ferrarotti took down the first prize of $134,642 when he topped a field of 559 entries in the 2015 Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers Casino Main Event — otherwise known as the 2015 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship — and it seems like his focus has paid off. But it wasn't all smooth sailing. As Ferrarotti put it, he spent a lot of time over the two days of the tournament "surviving."

"I had 20,000 chips for like four hours," he said. "But I'm a champion now. No one can take that away from me."

Ferrarotti came into the final table second in chips and seemed to stay out of the way while Bill Rogers knocked out four of the final table players. Ferrarotti says he was in for two buy-ins in the MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship and that this is his fourth MSPT event. He mainly plays cash games in Detroit.

Early on Day 1a, Ferrarotti was all in and won a race for his tournament life. The player from the under-the-gun position raised to 3,000 and Ferrarotti reraised all in for his last 11,525. The under-the-gun player called and showed the A♣K♣. Ferrarotti showed the 9♣9♠. The board ran out 4♦2♠J♠4♠5♦, and Ferrarotti doubled up.

After "surviving" for two days, Ferrarotti made a run at the right time. Plus, it also doesn't hurt to river a full house in the final hand to win the title and $134,642.

That will do it from the MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship. Congratulations to all the winners, but especially to the champion, Michael Ferrarotti.

The next MSPT champ will be crowned at Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa, in November. The $1,110 Main Event takes place from Nov. 6-8, and you can find more information at MSPTpoker.com.

Results

Rank Player Name AmountPoints
1 Michael Ferrarotti $134,6421,600
2 Bill Rogers $75,7031,400
3 Michael Ermie $48,6661,300
4 Linda Callear $38,6621,200
5 Santiago Vila $30,2811,100
6 Jason Smith $24,8741,000
7 Jefferson Lasecki $19,737900
8 Adam Lamphere $15,411800
9 Tongen Zhang $10,815700
10 Doug Bowersock $7,029600
11 Timothy Greiner $7,029600
12 Abhishek Yerra $7,029600
13 Heath Muzslay $5,407500
14 Ryan Hoffman $5,407500
15 Andrew Korby $5,407500
16 Imari Love $4,055400
17 Steven Williams $4,055400
18 David Mclaughlin $4,055400
19 Patrick Steele $2,974300
20 Robert Blumenfeld $2,974300
21 Nicholas Pupillo $2,974300
22 David Wasson $2,974300
23 Dash Dudley $2,974300
24 Carmin Argiero $2,974300
25 Gus Vergos $2,974300
26 Robert Dillon $2,974300
27 Abbas Namazi $2,974300
28 Michael Ross $2,704200
29 Calvin Leeps $2,704200
30 George Janssen $2,704200
31 Dylan Thomassie $2,704200
32 Dennis Shute $2,704200
33 Michael Deis $2,704200
34 Phil Wojtuniecki $2,704200
35 Jason Zarlenga $2,704200
36 Douglas Suffel $2,704200
37 Bryan Gwin $2,433100
38 Justin Nagle $2,433100
39 Brandon Carswell $2,433100
40 Chris Moon $2,433100
41 Jonathan Demars $2,433100
42 Ayed Shweihat $2,433100
43 David Austin $2,433100
44 Ryan Terpstra $2,433100
45 Paul Welke $2,433100
46 Mark Garrod $2,16350
47 Dan Laduke $2,16350
48 Scott Hammett $2,16350
49 Scott Pio $2,16350
50 Mark Morris $2,16350
51 Greg Semer $2,16350
52 Jim Hettich $2,16350
53 Mike Williams $2,16350
54 Larry Baxter $2,16350

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