The Venetian: June 2 - 4, 2014

 

The Venetian - Las Vegas, NV

June 2-4, 2014

Main Event: 854 Entrants

Drake Bronk Wins MSPT at The Venetian, $163,870

After eight very successful stops in the Midwest this season, the Mid-States Poker Tour held its first-ever tournament in Las Vegas this week. The $1,100 buy-in Main Event attracted a record-setting field of 854 players, and after three days it was Drake Bronk who walked away with the $163,870 top prize and his first MSPT title.

The Chicago native had a big chip lead with 36 remaining continued his onslaught the rest of the way, eventually defeating Maxsim Rosenfeld heads-up after Rosenfeld rejected several deal proposals at the final table.

Many new faces participated in MSPT for the first time in Las Vegas, including Matt SalsbergJerry YangAndy FrankenbergerSamantha CohenRavi Raghavan and Sergio Aido.

The field also included MSPT regulars such as Season 4 MPST Player of the Year Patrick Steele and current MSPT POY leader Kou Vang, both of whom cashed in this event but fell short of the final table.

Bronk held the chip lead when the final table began on Wednesday and never looked back. With four players remaining he had half the chips in play, and despite sitting back while Rosenfeld eliminated Bradley Tuck (fourth place) and Hicham Chami (third place), he still held the lead when heads-up play began.

On the final hand of the tournament, Bronk min-raised to 300,000 from the button and Rosenfeld reraised to 600,000. Bronk moved all in for more than 6 million, having Rosenfeld covered, and Rosenfeld called.

Bronk: A♣10♣ 
Rosenfeld: K♠J♥

The board ran out 10♥9♣7♣K♣6♦, giving Bronk the nut flush on the turn to secure the title. Rosenfeld earned $100,840 for his runner-up finish.

The next MSPT Event will take place at the Meskwaki Casino in Iowa from July 25 through 28. Be sure to follow the PokerNews Live Reporting page for up-to-the-minute MSPT updates all season long!

 

Results

Rank Player Name AmountPoints
1 Drake Bronk $163,8702,200
2 Maxsim Rosenfeld $100,8402,000
3 Hicham Chami $74,2861,900
4 Bradley Tuck $55,4621,800
5 Carey Pickus $42,0171,700
6 Seneca Easley $31,9331,600
7 Samvel Mkrtychain $24,3701,500
8 Dylan Thomassie $19,3281,400
9 Zal Irani $15,1261,300
10 Tillman Rasdke $11,7651,200
11 Manh Nguyen $11,7651,200
12 Mark Hodge $11,7651,200
13 Jay Zeman $10,0841,100
14 Garrett Greer $10,0841,100
15 Michael St John $10,0841,100
16 Matthew Bingel $8,4031,000
17 Laron Lightbourne $8,4031,000
18 Kori Hunter $8,4031,000
19 Dosh Wavie $7,059900
20 Joseph Hebda $7,059900
21 Thomas Muhlocker $7,059900
22 Jeff Fielder $5,966800
23 Maxim Sorkin $5,966800
24 Charles Tonne $5,966800
25 Brian Niekerk $4,874700
26 Robert Matthews $4,874700
27 Patrick Truong $4,874700
28 Dash Dudley $3,697600
29 Kou Vang $3,697600
30 Zaed Shamoon $3,697600
31 Michael Palo $3,697600
32 Tim Farrelly $3,697600
33 Tony Baker $3,697600
34 Scott Weidema $3,697600
35 Deependra Tella $3,697600
36 Melech Prozan $3,697600
37 Jason Vanstrom $3,025500
38 Harsukhpual Sangha $3,025500
39 Michael Azzaro $3,025500
40 Patrick Steele $3,025500
41 Jorge Vergara $3,025500
42 Vincent Remmel $3,025500
43 Ken Silberstein $3,025500
44 Anselmo Villarreal $3,025500
45 Son Chau $3,025500
46 George Kolerich $2,689400
47 Tamer Kamel $2,689400
48 Thomas Midena $2,689400
49 Dave Fischer $2,689400
50 Christopher Leong $2,689400
51 David Jackson $2,689400
52 Pajit Makharoen $2,689400
53 Kenneth Payne $2,689400
54 Justin Zaki $2,689400
55 Andrew Spears $2,521300
56 Ian Glyeenfer $2,521300
57 Hamed Zia $2,521300
58 Robert Georato $2,521300
59 John Reynolds $2,521300
60 Derek Chin $2,521300
61 Derek Geise $2,521300
62 Jamila Von Perger $2,521300
63 Tyler Bonkowski $2,521300
64 Pfizer Jordan $2,353200
65 Gary Friedlander $2,353200
66 Dan Hendrickson $2,353200
67 Steve Belland $2,353200
68 Drazen Ilich $2,353200
69 Upeshka DeSilva $2,353200
70 James Kizer $2,353200
71 Milan Gurung $2,353200
72 Matt Salsberg $2,353200
73 Henry Lu $2,269100
74 Tim Campbell $2,269100
75 Jason Alexandridis $2,269100
76 Ping Yang $2,269100
77 David McConachie $2,269100
78 Dennis Walker $2,269100
79 Kent Buckingham $2,269100
80 Sam Dickson $2,269100
81 Louis Salter $2,269100
82 Ravi Raghavan $2,18550
83 George Watson $2,18550
84 Robert Dixon $2,18550
85 Justin Kruger $2,18550
86 Chi Tsun Chan $2,18550
87 Kevin Wright $2,18550
88 Mike Dwyer $2,18550
89 John Dolan $2,18550
90 Darren Judges $2,18550

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