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Golden Gates Casino

November 1 - 4, 2018
Regional Event: Entrants
Winner: Adam Wilbur
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EVENT RECAP

Golden Gates Casino - Black Hawk, CO

November 1-4, 2018

Main Event: 757 Entrants

Adam Wilbur Ships MSPT $360 Regional, Takes Home $45,426

The second trip for the MSPT to Golden Gates Casino in Season 9 started off with a $360 Regional Event – the eighth ever held at the venue – and saw 757 runners hit the felt.

Adam Wilbur, a forty-three year old Software Engineer from Lakewood, Colorado, navigated a tough final table that included the red hot Rich Dixon and a former champ Stephen Zipprich to secure his first title and the largest score of his career.

“I feel fantastic, man!” Wilbur said after the win. ”Words can’t even describe this. I’ve come close a few times, I finished fifth at the final table of the main event here for MSPT, and it was after going to the final table with a gigantic chip stack. So, it’s a little redemption for me, and I’m feeling great.”

Wilbur entered Day 2 25/116 with a 195,500 stack, and he once again had a big stack going into the final table, sitting in second-place with 2.2 million chips. Unlike his last MSPT final table, where he found himself coolered for a monster pot by three-time MSPT champ Carl Carodenuto, he enjoyed a fairly smooth ride down to heads-up play against David Ramig. One hand in particular stood out to Wilbur on the path to the final two.

“Early in the final table with seven or eight players left, there was a small raise for about two, two-and-a-half big blinds, a raise and a re-raise and I look down at pocket jacks. I thought about it for a little while and just mucked it. Ultimately everyone folded, but I honestly think it was a good fold, and a chip saved is sometimes the key hand for you, so in this case it was a good fold I made.”

Although Wilbur started with an almost 4:1 chip lead, Ramig doubled up twice to even things out. Then, it was Wilbur’s turn to be on the right end of a cooler, as Wilbur, holding ace-three, flopped a pair of aces, but Ramig, holding queen-five, turned trip queens. The ace on the river was gin for Wilbur, and he check-raised Ramig all-in, who made the call with his inferior full house, shipping the pot and the title to Wilbur.

“I’m going to be back here next week to play the Main Event. You guys have been great, Golden Gates Casino staff has been fantastic, and I just couldn’t be happier.”

When asked about any additional plans for the money? “I’ll probably buy a new mountain bike.”

Of the 757 entrants that fired in this $360 Regional Event (including a whopping 360 on Day 1C) 116 made it to Day 2, and 81 walked away with a portion of the prize pool. Some notables include Day 1A chip leader Michael Fallis (12th - $3,384), Danny Gonzales (15th - $2,725), Michigan’s Cooper Wanty (22nd - $1,612), Day 1C chip leader Samantha Simmons (27th - $1,317), former MSPT Golden Gates $360 Regional Champ Mike Maruna (31st - $999), WSOP Colossus II champ Ben Keeline (45th - $840), Ryan Dodson (62nd - $727), MSPT Golden Gates $360 Regional Event runners-up Tom Bouziden (67th - $681) and Drew Schulz (73rd - $636), Kevin “1$ickDisea$E” Eyster (76th - $636) and former MSPT Golden Gates $360 Regional Champ Bobby Sanoubane (78th - $636).

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
Erie 
CO 
$45,426
600
2
Dilon 
CO 
$27,933
533
3
Denver 
CO 
$20,439
500
4
CO 
$15,193
467
5
WY 
$11,582
433
6
Denver 
CO 
$8,857
400
7
Craig 
CO 
$6,813
367
8
Denver 
CO 
$5,223
333
9
Denver 
CO 
$4,088
300
10
CO 
$3,384
267
11
CO 
$3,384
267
12
CO 
$3,384
267
13
CO 
$2,725
233
14
Pueblo 
CO 
$2,725
233
15
CO 
$2,725
233
16
Aurora 
CO 
$2,271
200
17
CO 
$2,271
200
18
CO 
$2,271
200
19
Ward 
CO 
$1,908
167
20
Aurora 
CO 
$1,908
167
21
CO 
$1,908
167
22
MI 
$1,612
133
23
CO 
$1,612
133
24
CO 
$1,612
133
25
CO 
$1,317
100
26
Lufkin 
TX 
$1,317
100
27
Denver 
CO 
$1,317
100
28
CO 
$999
83
29
Denver 
CO 
$999
83
30
CA 
$999
83
32
Arvada 
CO 
$999
83
33
Denver 
CO 
$999
83
35
Denver 
CO 
$999
83
36
CO 
$999
83
37
CO 
$840
67
38
Denver 
CO 
$840
67
39
Erie 
CO 
$840
67
40
Parker 
CO 
$840
67
41
MI 
$840
67
42
CO 
$840
67
43
CO 
$840
67
44
CO 
$840
67
45
CO 
$840
67
46
IN 
$772
50
47
CO 
$772
50
48
Denver 
CO 
$772
50
49
CO 
$772
50
50
CO 
$772
50
51
Aurora 
CO 
$772
50
52
Arvada 
CO 
$772
50
53
Aurora 
CO 
$772
50
54
KS 
$772
50
55
CO 
$727
33
56
CO 
$727
33
57
Denver 
CO 
$727
33
58
CO 
$727
33
60
CO 
$727
33
61
Denver 
CO 
$727
33
62
CO 
$727
33
63
CO 
$727
33
64
CO 
$681
25
65
Denver 
CO 
$681
25
66
CO 
$681
25
68
Arvada 
CO 
$681
25
69
CO 
$681
25
70
CO 
$681
25
71
CO 
$681
25
72
CO 
$681
25
73
CO 
$636
17
74
Golden 
CO 
$636
17
75
CO 
$636
17
76
LA 
$636
17
78
Aurora 
CO 
$636
17
79
NM 
$636
17
80
Golden 
CO 
$636
17
81
CO 
$636
17