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 City State AmountPoints
1 Drake Bronk Chicago IL $163,8702,200
2 Maxsim Rosenfeld New York NY $100,8402,000
3 Hicham Chami Las Vegas NV $74,2861,900
4 Bradley Tuck Canada $55,4621,800
5 Carey Pickus Atherton CA $42,0171,700
6 Seneca Easley Fort Worth TX $31,9331,600
7 Samvel Mkrtychain Ukraine $24,3701,500
8 Dylan Thomassie Las Vegas NV $19,3281,400
9 Zal Irani Chicago IL $15,1261,300
10 Tillman Rasdke Germany $11,7651,200
11 Manh Nguyen Munhall PA $11,7651,200
12 Mark Hodge Corcoran MN $11,7651,200
13 Jay Zeman Seattle WA $10,0841,100
14 Garrett Greer Hemet CA $10,0841,100
15 Michael St John Lakewood CO $10,0841,100
16 Matthew Bingel Westminster CO $8,4031,000
17 Laron Lightbourne United Kingdom $8,4031,000
18 Kori Hunter Ellicot City MO $8,4031,000
19 Dosh Wavie Fort Worth TX $7,059900
20 Joseph Hebda Bloomington IN $7,059900
21 Thomas Muhlocker Austria $7,059900
22 Jeff Fielder Des Moines IA $5,966800
23 Maxim Sorkin Russia $5,966800
24 Charles Tonne China MI $5,966800
25 Brian Niekerk Kingston TN $4,874700
26 Robert Matthews Denham Springs LA $4,874700
27 Patrick Truong Pflugerville TX $4,874700
28 Dash Dudley :Lansing MI $3,697600
29 Kou Vang Maplewood MN $3,697600
30 Zaed Shamoon West Bloomfield IN $3,697600
31 Michael Palo Woodinville WA $3,697600
32 Tim Farrelly Ireland $3,697600
33 Tony Baker Lakewood WA $3,697600
34 Scott Weidema Dayton MN $3,697600
35 Deependra Tella Santa Clara CA $3,697600
36 Melech Prozan West Hartford CT $3,697600
37 Jason Vanstrom Colorado Springs CO $3,025500
38 Harsukhpual Sangha Canada $3,025500
39 Michael Azzaro Yonkers NY $3,025500
40 Patrick Steele Chelsea MI $3,025500
41 Jorge Vergara Sun Valley CA $3,025500
42 Vincent Remmel Truckee CA $3,025500
43 Ken Silberstein Edison NJ $3,025500
44 Anselmo Villarreal Greenfield WI $3,025500
45 Son Chau Canada $3,025500
46 George Kolerich Chicago IL $2,689400
47 Tamer Kamel United Kingdom $2,689400
48 Thomas Midena Brooklyn MI $2,689400
49 Dave Fischer Cheektowaga NY $2,689400
50 Christopher Leong New York NY $2,689400
51 David Jackson Atlanta GA $2,689400
52 Pajit Makharoen Thailand $2,689400
53 Kenneth Payne Baraboo WI $2,689400
54 Justin Zaki Tierra Verde FL $2,689400
55 Andrew Spears Buffalo NY $2,521300
56 Ian Glyeenfer Fort Collins CO $2,521300
57 Hamed Zia Carmel IN $2,521300
58 Robert Georato Naples FL $2,521300
59 John Reynolds Tulsa OK $2,521300
60 Derek Chin Wellesley MA $2,521300
61 Derek Geise Fort Jennings OH $2,521300
62 Jamila Von Perger Austria $2,521300
63 Tyler Bonkowski Canada $2,521300
64 Pfizer Jordan Zion IL $2,353200
65 Gary Friedlander Bellaire TX $2,353200
66 Dan Hendrickson Faribault MN $2,353200
67 Steve Belland Bagley MN $2,353200
68 Drazen Ilich Lincoln NE $2,353200
69 Upeshka DeSilva Katy TX $2,353200
70 James Kizer Collierville TN $2,353200
71 Milan Gurung Australia $2,353200
72 Matt Salsberg Studio City CA $2,353200
73 Henry Lu Brooklyn NY $2,269100
74 Tim Campbell Payton CO $2,269100
75 Jason Alexandridis Novato CA $2,269100
76 Ping Yang Walnut CA $2,269100
77 David McConachie United Kingdom $2,269100
78 Dennis Walker Ashland OR $2,269100
79 Kent Buckingham Middelton TX $2,269100
80 Sam Dickson Canada $2,269100
81 Louis Salter United Kingdom $2,269100
82 Ravi Raghavan Northbrook IL $2,18550
83 George Watson Redland CA $2,18550
84 Robert Dixon Naples FL $2,18550
85 Justin Kruger Denison TX $2,18550
86 Chi Tsun Chan Canada $2,18550
87 Kevin Wright Cypress TX $2,18550
88 Mike Dwyer Las Vegas NV $2,18550
89 John Dolan Tallahassee FL $2,18550
90 Darren Judges United Kingdom $2,18550

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