Golden Gates Casino: March 23 - 26, 2017

 

Golden Gates Casino - Black Hawk, CO

March 23-26, 2017

Main Event: 871 Entrants

Corey Zedo Wins MSPT Golden Gates Regional, $47,420!

Back in February, the Heartland Poker Tour held a $300 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament that drew 871 entrants, which made it the largest poker tournament by attendance ever held in Colorado. The record didn’t last long.

From March 23-26, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) set a new record by attracting 893 entries in the MSPT Golden Gates $360 Regional Event.

After two days of play, Corey Zedo, formerly of Orlando now residing in Denver, emerged victorious to capture a $47,420 prize after a heads-up chop with Drew Schulz. It marked a career-high score for Zedo and brought his lifetime earnings up to $269,293.

“It felt great,” said Zedo, who plays poker while investing in small entrepreneurial ventures. “I spend a lot of time up here playing tournaments, so having cards cooperate in big spots was really nice.”

Zedo, who has been in a longtime relationship with girlfriend Andrea, reflected on the turning point of his tournament, as well as what inspired the chop.

“There was one big hand where someone overplayed a pair and I had aces,” he said. “I got a full double. Having them hold in that big hand allowed me to play comfortably the rest of the day, so that was a big one. Heads-up, we were close in chips so we ended up chopping straight up, though I got the trophy because I had the chip lead. He played really well, and it was an honor to take away a chop as anything can happen heads up.”

Other highlights on his poker résumé include fifth in the 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Lodge Casino Main Event for $28,967, fifth in the 2015 HPT Daytona Beach Main Event for $28,350, and 10th in the 2014 Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza III Event #66: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $27,452.

Furthermore, Zedo has cashed every season since the MSPT started coming to Golden Gates back in Season 5. In November 2015, Zedo finished 36th in the Main Event for $2,425, and a year after that he placed ninth in the same tournament for $9,893. In April 2016, he notched his Season 7 cash by finishing 12th in the Main Event for $7,239, and his Regional win, which brought his total MSPT earnings up to $66,977, gave him his Season 8 cash.

Zedo also won $4,000 for taking down a $200 no-limit hold’em deepstack side event during last November’s MSPT stop.

Others who cashed in the tournament include Sammy Aweida (5th - $11,788), Michael Wolf (18th - $2,143), World Series of Poker Colossus II champ Ben Keeline (28th - $1,366), Danny Gonzalez (45th - $1,125), Kevin “1$ickDisea$E”” Eyster (52nd - $991), and Kirk Miller (81st - $697).

The latest tournament marked the fifth time the MSPT has hosted a Regional Event at the property. The inaugural event, which took place two years ago, attracted 637 entries and saw Bruce Carter come out on top for $45,883. In November 2015, Bobby Sanoubane bested a field of 770 entries to win $33,000 after a heads-up chop with Troy Allgeier.

Last year, Stephen Zipprich outlasted 835 runners in the spring Regional for $29,331 after an eight-way chop, and in November “Money” Mike Maruna won $50,997 after besting a field 838 entries.

Congratulations to Corey Zedo, winner of the 2017 MSPT $360 Regional Event at Golden Gates Casino!

Results

Rank Player Name AmountPoints
1 Corey Zedo $47,420600
2 Drew Schulz $47,420567
3 Erik Macias $23,361533
4 Brian Hartner $16,181500
5 Osama Aweida $11,788467
6 John Duggan $9,055433
7 Daniel Sullivan $7,474400
8 Jim Hansen (Colorado) $6,242367
9 Daniel Notice $5,010333
10 Jerry Eachus $3,831300
11 Rob Baker $3,831300
12 Kyle Duffy $3,831300
13 Robert Burke $2,920267
14 Robert Johnson (Colorado) $2,920267
15 Travis Higginbothum $2,920267
16 Luke Macken $2,143233
17 Dylan Johnson $2,143233
18 Michael Wolf (Colorado) $2,143233
19 Matthew Ferguson $1,688200
20 Paul Holder $1,688200
21 Ed Stiltner $1,688200
22 Anthony Maley $1,688200
23 Justin Delrio $1,688200
24 Khoa Nguyen $1,688200
25 Mingyang Chang $1,688200
26 Batdorj Gambat $1,688200
27 Matthew Metrailer $1,688200
28 Ben Keeline $1,366167
29 Alex Miller $1,366167
30 Scott Versluis $1,366167
31 Ryan Brown $1,366167
32 Jeff Santarelli $1,366167
33 Aaron Frei $1,366167
34 Torii Beeding $1,366167
35 Brad Hall $1,366167
36 Roger Low $1,366167
37 Rob Fulcomer $1,125133
38 James Thompson $1,125133
39 Noel Diaz $1,125133
40 Timothy Vu $1,125133
41 Jesse Baldassare $1,125133
42 Margaret Cathey $1,125133
43 Maksim Grenader $1,125133
44 Brian Leitch $1,125133
45 Danny Gonzalez $1,125133
46 Richard Seale $991100
47 Peter Ulc $991100
48 Suzy Thompson $991100
49 Andreas Ramadanis $991100
50 Greg Geller $991100
51 Reid Rabicoff $991100
52 Kevin Eyster $991100
53 Todd Eubanks $991100
54 Andrew Peragallo $991100
55 Don Patrick $85767
56 Stephen Banker $85767
57 Brian Tom $85767
58 Philip Jett $85767
59 Darren Hicks $85767
60 Rory Lucero $85767
61 Eric Penner $85767
62 Luke Amrein $85767
63 Robert Opila $85767
64 Kevin Tomsick $75033
65 James Swan $75033
66 Wally Printz $75033
67 Kris Chapin $75033
68 Rich Dixon $75033
69 Do Vo $75033
70 Steven Harvey $75033
71 Ken Ihringer $75033
72 John Gaudreault $75033
73 Steve Wilkie $69717
74 Zach Gutierrez $69717
75 Ken Rabideau $69717
76 Carly Gloge $69717
77 David Hass (Colorado) $69717
78 Ryan Pringle $69717
79 Uri Yochelman $69717
80 Joshua Gonzalez $69717
81 Kirk Miller $69717

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