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Golden Gates Casino

March 23 - 26, 2017
Regional Event: Entrants
Winner: Corey Zedo
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EVENT RECAP

Golden Gates Casino - Black Hawk, CO

March 23-26, 2017

Main Event: 893 Entrants

Corey Zedo Wins MSPT Golden Gates Regional, $47,420!

Back in February, the Heartland Poker Tour held a $300 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament that drew 871 entrants, which made it the largest poker tournament by attendance ever held in Colorado. The record didn’t last long.

From March 23-26, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) set a new record by attracting 893 entries in the MSPT Golden Gates $360 Regional Event.

After two days of play, Corey Zedo, formerly of Orlando now residing in Denver, emerged victorious to capture a $47,420 prize after a heads-up chop with Drew Schulz. It marked a career-high score for Zedo and brought his lifetime earnings up to $269,293.

“It felt great,” said Zedo, who plays poker while investing in small entrepreneurial ventures. “I spend a lot of time up here playing tournaments, so having cards cooperate in big spots was really nice.”

Zedo, who has been in a longtime relationship with girlfriend Andrea, reflected on the turning point of his tournament, as well as what inspired the chop.

“There was one big hand where someone overplayed a pair and I had aces,” he said. “I got a full double. Having them hold in that big hand allowed me to play comfortably the rest of the day, so that was a big one. Heads-up, we were close in chips so we ended up chopping straight up, though I got the trophy because I had the chip lead. He played really well, and it was an honor to take away a chop as anything can happen heads up.”

Other highlights on his poker résumé include fifth in the 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Lodge Casino Main Event for $28,967, fifth in the 2015 HPT Daytona Beach Main Event for $28,350, and 10th in the 2014 Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza III Event #66: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $27,452.

Furthermore, Zedo has cashed every season since the MSPT started coming to Golden Gates back in Season 5. In November 2015, Zedo finished 36th in the Main Event for $2,425, and a year after that he placed ninth in the same tournament for $9,893. In April 2016, he notched his Season 7 cash by finishing 12th in the Main Event for $7,239, and his Regional win, which brought his total MSPT earnings up to $66,977, gave him his Season 8 cash.

Zedo also won $4,000 for taking down a $200 no-limit hold’em deepstack side event during last November’s MSPT stop.

Others who cashed in the tournament include Sammy Aweida (5th - $11,788), Michael Wolf (18th - $2,143), World Series of Poker Colossus II champ Ben Keeline (28th - $1,366), Danny Gonzalez (45th - $1,125), Kevin “1$ickDisea$E”” Eyster (52nd - $991), and Kirk Miller (81st - $697).

The latest tournament marked the fifth time the MSPT has hosted a Regional Event at the property. The inaugural event, which took place two years ago, attracted 637 entries and saw Bruce Carter come out on top for $45,883. In November 2015, Bobby Sanoubane bested a field of 770 entries to win $33,000 after a heads-up chop with Troy Allgeier.

Last year, Stephen Zipprich outlasted 835 runners in the spring Regional for $29,331 after an eight-way chop, and in November “Money” Mike Maruna won $50,997 after besting a field 838 entries.

Congratulations to Corey Zedo, winner of the 2017 MSPT $360 Regional Event at Golden Gates Casino!

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
Denver 
CO 
$47,420
600
2
CO 
$47,420
567
3
WY 
$23,361
533
4
CO 
$16,181
500
5
CO 
$11,788
467
6
Denver 
CO 
$9,055
433
7
CO 
$7,474
400
8
Denver 
CO 
$6,242
367
9
Denver 
CO 
$5,010
333
10
CO 
$3,831
300
11
Denver 
CO 
$3,831
300
12
Denver 
CO 
$3,831
300
13
CO 
$2,920
267
15
MO 
$2,920
267
16
Denver 
CO 
$2,143
233
17
NC 
$2,143
233
18
Aurora 
CO 
$2,143
233
19
Ladson 
SC 
$1,688
200
20
CO 
$1,688
200
21
CO 
$1,688
200
22
CO 
$1,688
200
23
CO 
$1,688
200
24
CO 
$1,688
200
25
CO 
$1,688
200
26
Golden 
CO 
$1,688
200
27
CO 
$1,688
200
28
CO 
$1,366
167
29
CO 
$1,366
167
30
Sparta 
MI 
$1,366
167
31
Aurora 
CO 
$1,366
167
32
Aurora 
CO 
$1,366
167
33
CO 
$1,366
167
34
Denver 
CO 
$1,366
167
35
MN 
$1,366
167
36
Denver 
CO 
$1,366
167
37
Golden 
CO 
$1,125
133
38
CO 
$1,125
133
39
Aurora 
CO 
$1,125
133
40
CO 
$1,125
133
41
NY 
$1,125
133
42
CO 
$1,125
133
43
CO 
$1,125
133
44
CO 
$1,125
133
45
CO 
$1,125
133
46
CO 
$991
100
47
Denver 
CO 
$991
100
48
CO 
$991
100
49
Denver 
CO 
$991
100
50
Denver 
CO 
$991
100
51
CO 
$991
100
52
LA 
$991
100
53
Denver 
CO 
$991
100
55
CO 
$857
67
56
CO 
$857
67
57
Frisco 
CO 
$857
67
58
CO 
$857
67
59
Arvada 
CO 
$857
67
60
CO 
$857
67
61
Denver 
CO 
$857
67
62
Denver 
CO 
$857
67
63
Denver 
CO 
$857
67
64
CO 
$750
33
65
CO 
$750
33
66
CO 
$750
33
67
CO 
$750
33
68
WY 
$750
33
69
Denver 
CO 
$750
33
70
CO 
$750
33
71
ND 
$750
33
72
Kiowa 
CO 
$750
33
73
Arvada 
CO 
$697
17
74
Denver 
CO 
$697
17
75
CO 
$697
17
76
CO 
$697
17
77
CO 
$697
17
78
CO 
$697
17
79
Denver 
CO 
$697
17
80
CO 
$697
17
81
Denver 
CO 
$697
17