Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel: October 27 - November 4, 2012


Tama, IA

Main Event - $300,000 Prize Pool, 297 Entrants

Congratulations to Mike Reynolds for taking home $81,060 and the RF Moeller Diamond Championship Bracelet!


Mike Reynolds of Chicago, Illinois won the Main Event Sunday night for $81,060 and the RF Moeller Diamond Championship Bracelet. This was the third time the MSPT has been to Meskwaki this season, and the smashing success of the events brought plans to return for three more events next year.

The final table was tough, with former champ Jason Seitz at the head of a strong group intent on first place. Reynolds hit the final table with a big chip lead at over 1.5 million, only to end up short stacked with six players remaining. The twists and turns sent Reynolds on a roller coaster ride that ended with $81K and the bracelet after a five hour long final table.

Reynolds plans to use the money to buy a condo in Las Vegas and play more poker there, and spoke highly of the MSPT structure. He plans to attend the MSPT event at Canterbury Park in early December as well, looking to score another big win. Reynolds defeated Jeff Grimes of Centralia, MO in a short heads up battle.

Grimes - a former two-time Jeopardy champion - hung tough throughout the final table, playing tight and getting a double up whenever he needed.  Eventually the fun ride would end as Reynolds was able to defeat him heads up.  Grives earned $43,421 for two days work and went home happy with plans to play future events. Grimes played his first MSPT event last month at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, OK and said he is now hooked.

The next MSPT stop is at Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, Minnesota, November 10th - 18th.


Rank Player Name City State AmountPoints
1 Michael Reynolds Chicago IL $81,0601,200
2 Jeff Grimes Centralia MO $43,4211,000
3 Phil Mader Grand Island NE $27,501900
4 Brad Sullivan Grand Island NE $20,265800
5 Steve Federspiel Tiffin IA $17,370700
6 Ed Nassif Ames IA $13,028600
7 Kirk Flom Seward NE $11,001500
8 Jason Seitz Shakopee MN $9,843400
9 Gennady Shimelfarb Minneapolis MN $8,106300
10 Mario Filippi Little Falls MN $6,659200
11 Ken Auker Rock Island IL $5,790200
12 Shiva Dudani Chicago IL $4,922200
13 James Arvesen Jackson WY $4,343150
14 Thao Thiem Robbinsdale MN $3,474150
15 Isidro Sandoval Des Moines IA $3,185150
16 Duane Gerleman Ridgeway IA $2,895100
17 Taylor Tollefson Granite Falls MN $2,895100
18 Cory Gourley West Des Moines IA $2,895100
19 Michael Fick Des Moine IA $2,60650
20 Pat Harshbarger Fond Du Lac WI $2,60650
21 Jean Goers Racine WI $2,60650
22 Scott Vetter Washington IL $2,31650
23 Mike Bolster Carroll IA $2,31650
24 Lou Ann Merwick Lincoln NE $2,31650
25 Jon Lane Manasha WI $2,02750
26 Matt Coldanghise Omaha NE $2,02750
27 Jared Lofland Ankeny IA $2,02750

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