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Awarded to date

Grand Casino Mille Lacs

November 10 - 18, 2012
Main Event: Entrants
Winner: Matt Kirby
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EVENT RECAP

Onamia, MN

Main Event - $164,176 Prize Pool, 172 Entrants

Congratulations to Matt Kirby for taking home $46,970 and the RF Moeller Diamond Championship Bracelet!

MATT KIRBY WINS MSPT GRAND CASINO MILLE LACS, $46,970

After two seasons without a repeat winner, the MSPT crowned it's second two-time winner in one season this week when Matt Kirby won his second bracelet after a short heads up battle with Minnesota Player of the Year points leader Erick Wright. Kirby has won over $100,000 in MSPT events to date, with no sign of slowing as he seems to run deep in every event this year.

Previous back to back winner Dan Sun failed in his attempt to be the first three time champ when his AA was cracked by Kirby's King-Queen and he busted in third. The third place finish all but locks up the MSPT player of the year race for Sun.

With a combination of strong and aggressive play, and some excellent cards, Kirby dominated the final table, ending the fastest final table in MSPT history with a payday of $46,970 and his second RF Moeller Diamond Championship Bracelet. Kirby has also had numerous other big scores this year, including a $52,000 win in a Rio daily event during the World Series of Poker. His first MSPT win came earlier this past May at Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minnesota where he pulled down a similar prize of $47,070 and his first bracelet.

The event at Grand Casino Mille Lacs featured a prize pool of nearly $170,000 and what many believed was the toughest final table in MSPT history. Along with Kirby, Wright, and Sun, the table was stuffed with strong players with final table experience. Fourth place belonged to the 2011 MSPT Player of the Year Nate Fair, and traveling pro Everett Carlton made his record seventh final table before busting in 7th place.

Next up, the tour goes to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota for the final stop of season 3.  Events at Canterbury Park always draw large fields, and a crowd of over 300 entries is expected.

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
MN 
$46,970
1,000
2
MN 
$26,268
800
3
IA 
$16,418
700
4
MN 
$12,149
600
5
NY 
$9,851
500
6
MN 
$7,388
400
7
MN 
$6,567
300
8
MN 
$5,746
200
9
Foley 
MN 
$4,925
100
10
MN 
$3,940
75
11
Hudson 
WI 
$3,940
75
12
MN 
$3,940
75
13
MN 
$2,955
50
14
MN 
$2,955
50
15
MN 
$2,955
50
16
MN 
$2,463
50
17
 
$2,463
50
18
Fargo 
ND 
$2,463
50