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Golden Gates Casino

November 3 - 6, 2016
Regional Event: Entrants
Winner: Mike Maruna
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EVENT RECAP

Golden Gates Casino - Black Hawk, CO

November 3-6, 2016

Buy-In: $360 Regional; 838 Entrants (242 Day 1a; 267 Day 1b; 329 Day 1c)

“Money” Mike Maruna Wins MSPT Golden Gates Regional for $50,997 after heads-up chop!

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) held its ninth and final Regional Event of Season 7 at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado November 3-6. The 838-entry field (242 Day 1a; 267 Day 1b; 329 Day 1c) surpassed April’s field by three players and made it the largest MSPT event ever held at the property.

After four days of intense play, Mike Maruna captured the title and a $50,997 first-place prize after striking a heads-up deal with Tom Bouziden. It was a little redemption for Maruna, who made the final table of the April event, ultimately finishing in eighth place for $10,910.

The win was far and away the largest score of Maruna’s career, which includes a 228th-place finish in the 2016 World Series of Poker Event #12: 565 Pot-Limit Omaha for $1,072 and $7,792 for finishing 30th in the 2013 ISPT London Main Event.

The latest MSPT Golden Gates Regional, the fourth held at the venue, was the 13th Regional Event since their inception at the beginning of 2015. The Regional Events were designed to offer players the opportunity to play MSPT’s lauded “Chainsaw-Approved” $1,100 Main Event structure at an affordable price. At Golden Gates, that buy-in is $360.

“Time and again Black Hawk, Colorado shows it’s a hotspot for poker,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski, who was on hand all weekend long to interact with players. “Not only do our Main Events continue to draw record fields, but the Regionals also keep growing and growing. The latest is evidence that players love affordable tournaments offering solid structures. The MSPT Regionals certainly fit the bill.”

Among those to cash in the event were Shane Faulk (81st - $654), Mike Monetti (67th - $704), Phanora Prom (50th - $930), Darren Hicks (24th - $1,584), Nathan Hoh (16th - $2,011), and final table bubble boy Frank Yakubson (11th - $3,595).

result

The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
CO 
$50,997
633
2
CO 
$38,000
567
3
CO 
$21,922
533
4
Denver 
CO 
$15,185
500
5
CO 
$11,062
467
6
CO 
$8,497
433
7
CO 
$7,014
400
8
NY 
$5,858
367
9
CO 
$4,701
333
10
CO 
$3,595
300
11
Aurora 
CO 
$3,595
300
12
Mesa 
AZ 
$3,595
300
13
CO 
$2,740
267
14
Denver 
CO 
$2,740
267
15
Avon 
CO 
$2,740
267
16
CO 
$2,011
233
17
Denver 
CO 
$2,011
233
18
CO 
$2,011
233
19
CO 
$1,584
200
20
CO 
$1,584
200
21
Miami 
FL 
$1,584
200
22
Denver 
CO 
$1,584
200
23
Aspen 
CO 
$1,584
200
24
Arvada 
CO 
$1,584
200
25
Dalono 
CO 
$1,584
200
26
Arvada 
CO 
$1,584
200
27
MO 
$1,584
200
28
CO 
$1,282
167
29
Denver 
CO 
$1,282
167
30
CO 
$1,282
167
31
CO 
$1,282
167
32
Arvada 
CO 
$1,282
167
33
CO 
$1,282
167
34
Denver 
CO 
$1,282
167
35
CO 
$1,282
167
36
SD 
$1,282
167
37
CO 
$1,056
133
38
Arvada 
CO 
$1,056
133
39
Aurora 
CO 
$1,056
133
40
CO 
$1,056
133
41
CO 
$1,056
133
42
WV 
$1,056
133
43
FL 
$1,056
133
44
Aurora 
CO 
$1,056
133
45
Aurora 
CO 
$1,056
133
46
CO 
$930
100
47
Denver 
CO 
$930
100
48
CO 
$930
100
49
CO 
$930
100
50
Denver 
CO 
$930
100
51
Denver 
CO 
$930
100
52
CO 
$930
100
53
Denver 
CO 
$930
100
54
CO 
$930
100
55
CO 
$804
67
56
Denver 
CO 
$804
67
57
CO 
$804
67
58
CO 
$804
67
59
WY 
$804
67
60
Denver 
CO 
$804
67
61
CO 
$804
67
62
Denver 
CO 
$804
67
63
Dilon 
CO 
$804
67
64
Aurora 
CO 
$704
33
65
CO 
$704
33
66
Denver 
CO 
$704
33
67
CO 
$704
33
68
CO 
$704
33
70
CO 
$704
33
71
Aurora 
CO 
$704
33
72
CO 
$704
33
74
CO 
$654
17
75
Arvada 
CO 
$654
17
76
CO 
$654
17
77
NM 
$654
17
78
CO 
$654
17
79
Medora 
ND 
$654
17
81
Parker 
CO 
$654
17