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Golden Gates Casino

November 2 - 5, 2017
Regional Event: Entrants
Winner: Gerald Morrell
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EVENT RECAP

Golden Gates Casino - Black Hawk, CO

November 2-5, 2017

Main Event: 848 Entrants

Gerald Morrell Wins MSPT $360 Regional At Golden Gates, $33,677!

The MSPT $360 Regional Event held at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado (just outside Denver), drew 848 entries (234 on Day 1A, 262 1B, and 352 1C) over three starting flights. On Sunday, the surviving 121 players returned to play down to a winner, and after a six-way chop (chops are only allowed at MSPT Regionals), it was Gerald Morrell of Reno, Nevada who walked away the lion’s share of the chop and a $33,677 first-place prize.

“It always feels good to run good and win some money and this trophy,” said Morrell, referencing the Regional Trophy he was awarded. “Me and a buddy played the tournament, and decided if we shipped it, we’re golfing in Hawaii.”

That golf trip looks to be fully paid for with this healthy score.

The win was Morrell’s first MSPT cash. Prior to the score, he had $92,867 in tournament earnings including a cash in this summer’s World Series of Poker Millionaire Maker for $5,003.

“The MSPT did a fantastic job, it was a good tournament,” said Morrell, referencing the phenomenal staff at the Golden Gates Poker Room. “I appreciated everything.”

The top 81 players cashed the event including Kevin "1$ickDisea$E" Eyster (18th - $2,544), Spring Golden Gates Regional champ Corey Zedo (30th - $1,119), WSOP Colossus II champ Ben Keeline (57th - $814), and last year’s Fall Golden Gates Regional champ “Money” Mike Maruna (75th - $712).

The tournament marked the 21st MSPT Regional Event ever held, and the sixth hosted by Golden Gates.

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
Reno 
NV 
$33,677
600
2
Aurora 
CO 
$26,078
533
4
CO 
$21,019
467
5
Aurora 
CO 
$20,333
433
6
CO 
$19,842
400
7
Aurora 
CO 
$7,632
367
8
CO 
$5,851
333
9
Wright 
WY 
$4,579
300
10
CO 
$3,791
267
11
CO 
$3,791
267
12
CO 
$3,791
267
13
Denver 
CO 
$3,053
233
14
Denver 
CO 
$3,053
233
15
CO 
$3,053
233
16
CO 
$2,544
200
17
CO 
$2,544
200
18
LA 
$2,544
200
19
Denver 
CO 
$2,137
167
20
CO 
$2,137
167
21
Miami 
FL 
$2,137
167
22
CO 
$1,806
167
23
Denver 
CO 
$1,806
167
24
CO 
$1,806
167
25
Denver 
CO 
$1,476
167
26
CO 
$1,476
167
27
CO 
$1,476
167
28
Aurora 
CO 
$1,119
133
29
 
$1,119
133
30
Denver 
CO 
$1,119
133
31
CO 
$1,119
133
32
CO 
$1,119
133
33
CO 
$1,119
133
34
CO 
$1,119
133
35
Denver 
CO 
$1,119
133
36
CO 
$1,119
133
37
Denver 
CO 
$941
100
38
Denver 
CO 
$941
100
39
CO 
$941
100
40
Avon 
CO 
$941
100
41
Barnet 
VT 
$941
100
42
CO 
$941
100
43
CO 
$941
100
44
IL 
$941
100
45
Denver 
CO 
$941
100
46
CO 
$865
67
47
CO 
$865
67
48
Denver 
CO 
$865
67
49
CO 
$865
67
50
Aurora 
CO 
$865
67
51
CO 
$865
67
52
Denver 
CO 
$865
67
53
CO 
$865
67
54
Golden 
CO 
$865
33
55
Divide 
CO 
$814
33
56
CO 
$814
33
57
CO 
$814
33
58
CO 
$814
33
59
CO 
$814
33
60
CO 
$814
33
61
CO 
$814
33
62
Parker 
CO 
$814
33
63
Aurora 
CO 
$814
33
64
CO 
$763
17
65
Denver 
CO 
$763
17
66
CO 
$763
17
67
Parker 
CO 
$763
17
68
Denver 
CO 
$763
17
69
Denver 
CO 
$763
17
70
CO 
$763
17
72
Denver 
CO 
$763
17
73
CO 
$712
17
74
Denver 
CO 
$712
17
76
CO 
$712
17
77
CO 
$712
17
78
CO 
$712
17
79
Aurora 
CO 
$712
17
80
CO 
$712
17