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

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