Canterbury Park: December 8 - 13, 2010

 
IMPROBABLE: SENTI WINS MSPT CANTERBURY
One month after finishing seventh in the WSOP Main Event, Jason Senti came home with a splash
 
What a way to announce his return.
 
In his first live tournament since a seventh-place finish at the World Series of Poker in November earned him $1.3 million, St. Louis Park’s Jason Senti was crowned Minnesota State Poker Tour Champion at Canterbury Park on December 13 for $38,540.
 
Senti outlasted Drew Johnson in a two-hour heads-up battle.
 
The storyline is pretty extraordinary. Senti has become, by nature, the face of Minnesota poker over the last few months. He has a charismatic, likeable personality to go along with a lethal poker game, and he rarely turns down a media request.
On Day 1 of the two-day, $100,000 guaranteed MSPT Main Event, Senti showed up near the beginning of level two. With 136 players already registered -- a blizzard nearly wiped out two days of qualifying that would likely have bumped the field up over 200 -- Senti was mistakenly turned away from the registration table.
 
“They said I was too late,” Senti laughed. “But they wound up letting me in anyways.”
 
And it’s a good thing he wound up playing. The $38,000 pales in comparison to $1.3 million, but there’s just something special about winning a big tournament in his home state.
 
“Winning a tournament is always a good feeling, and this was especially true as it was the first tournament I have played in the midwest since making the November Nine last summer,” Senti said on his blog at BlueFirePoker.com. “I am glad I was able to make a good showing. It wasn't that long ago that I was screwing around in 2/4LHE and trying to satellite into the $1100 tourneys at Canterbury Park. Its amazing to think how much everything has changed for me with regards to poker in the last 4 years.”
 

Results

Rank Player Name AmountPoints
1 Jason Senti $38,5401,200
2 Drew Johnson $19,0031,000
3 Dave Jeno $11,960900
4 Chinh Quatch $9,302800
5 Brad Feldman $7,973700
6 Todd Melander $5,980600
7 Leo Fussy $5,183500
8 Brian Ward $4,518400
9 Bill Criego $3,721300
10 Mario Hudson $3,056200
11 Kou Vang $2,658200
12 Shawn Johnson $2,326200
13 Mark Fink $1,993150
14 Mitch Ackerman $1,661150
15 Mike Lovelace $1,462150
16 Tony Phaysith $1,329100
17 Robert Regal $1,329100
18 Kye Longtin $1,329100
19 Mark Wadekamper $1,19650
20 Mike Luikens $1,19650
21 Darren Hendrickson $1,19650
22 Dave Delaney $1,06350
23 Jordy Christian $1,06350
24 Tara Dunn $1,06350
25 Peter Hasenmueller $93050
26 Tom Sadowski $93050
27 James Huynh $93050

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