Golden Gates Casino: November 3 - 6, 2016

 

Golden Gates Casino - Black Hawk, CO

November 3-6, 2016

Buy-In: $360 Regional; 838 Entrants (242 Day 1a; 267 Day 1b; 329 Day 1c)

“Money” Mike Maruna Wins MSPT Golden Gates Regional for $50,997 after heads-up chop!

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) held its ninth and final Regional Event of Season 7 at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado November 3-6. The 838-entry field (242 Day 1a; 267 Day 1b; 329 Day 1c) surpassed April’s field by three players and made it the largest MSPT event ever held at the property.

After four days of intense play, Mike Maruna captured the title and a $50,997 first-place prize after striking a heads-up deal with Tom Bouziden. It was a little redemption for Maruna, who made the final table of the April event, ultimately finishing in eighth place for $10,910.

The win was far and away the largest score of Maruna’s career, which includes a 228th-place finish in the 2016 World Series of Poker Event #12: 565 Pot-Limit Omaha for $1,072 and $7,792 for finishing 30th in the 2013 ISPT London Main Event.

The latest MSPT Golden Gates Regional, the fourth held at the venue, was the 13th Regional Event since their inception at the beginning of 2015. The Regional Events were designed to offer players the opportunity to play MSPT’s lauded “Chainsaw-Approved” $1,100 Main Event structure at an affordable price. At Golden Gates, that buy-in is $360.

“Time and again Black Hawk, Colorado shows it’s a hotspot for poker,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski, who was on hand all weekend long to interact with players. “Not only do our Main Events continue to draw record fields, but the Regionals also keep growing and growing. The latest is evidence that players love affordable tournaments offering solid structures. The MSPT Regionals certainly fit the bill.”

Among those to cash in the event were Shane Faulk (81st - $654), Mike Monetti (67th - $704), Phanora Prom (50th - $930), Darren Hicks (24th - $1,584), Nathan Hoh (16th - $2,011), and final table bubble boy Frank Yakubson (11th - $3,595).

Results

Rank Player Name AmountPoints
1 Mike Maruna $50,997633
2 Tom Bouziden $38,000567
3 Kelly De Jaynes $21,922533
4 Dan Howell $15,185500
5 Alice Woolworth $11,062467
6 Chris Fulton $8,497433
7 Matthew Walter $7,014400
8 Vlad Kandinov $5,858367
9 Travis Northrope $4,701333
10 Barry Faecher $3,595300
11 Frank Yakubson $3,595300
12 Shawn Collett $3,595300
13 Wally Printz $2,740267
14 Tan Hoang $2,740267
15 Michael Hassab $2,740267
16 Nathan Hoh $2,011233
17 Raymond Kim $2,011233
18 Howard Tomerlin $2,011233
19 Jerry DeNicholas $1,584200
20 Osama Aweida $1,584200
21 Daniel Quesada $1,584200
22 Peter Ulc $1,584200
23 Garrett Patrick $1,584200
24 Darren Hicks $1,584200
25 Shane Sloan $1,584200
26 Chandler Duncan $1,584200
27 Jeremy Putthoff $1,584200
28 Jason Tischer $1,282167
29 Chris Barrett $1,282167
30 Keith Wright $1,282167
31 Dave Bybee $1,282167
32 Steven Baca $1,282167
33 Terry Harper $1,282167
34 Greg Geller $1,282167
35 Donnie McDowell $1,282167
36 Benjamin Martin $1,282167
37 Jerome Ausec $1,056133
38 Matthew Grisham $1,056133
39 Andrew Hart $1,056133
40 Justin Delrio $1,056133
41 Wendy Diamond $1,056133
42 Curtis Shaffer $1,056133
43 Griffin Malatino $1,056133
44 Hector Alvarez $1,056133
45 Jamal Sawaqdeh $1,056133
46 Steve Pavilanis $930100
47 Kevin Kerr $930100
48 Eugene Werbick $930100
49 Mike Trujilo $930100
50 Phanora Prom $930100
51 Steen Ronlov $930100
52 Wally Ogle $930100
53 Jason Waldman $930100
54 Matthew Frisch $930100
55 Maksim Grenader $80467
56 Roger Woodruff $80467
57 James Callanan $80467
58 Steven Olds $80467
59 Joel Martin $80467
60 Matt Buono $80467
61 Troy Allgeier $80467
62 Richard Trenholme $80467
63 David Ramig $80467
64 Joseph Terry $70433
65 Evan Johnson $70433
66 Jay Yates $70433
67 Mike Monetti $70433
68 Brian Leitch $70433
69 Graham Dinkins-Eden $70433
70 David Campbell $70433
71 Joshua Fussner $70433
72 Paul Hoch $70433
73 Philip Bujorian $65417
74 Nathan Alamimo $65417
75 Matthew Nelsen $65417
76 Mansour Alipourfard $65417
77 Bryan Boser $65417
78 Ian Schwartz $65417
79 Kevin Clyde $65417
80 Noel Sierra-Zubia $65417
81 Shane Faulk $65417

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