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Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

October 27 - November 4, 2012
Main Event: Entrants
Winner: Michael Reynolds
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EVENT RECAP

Tama, IA

Main Event - $300,000 Prize Pool, 297 Entrants

Congratulations to Mike Reynolds for taking home $81,060 and the RF Moeller Diamond Championship Bracelet!

MIKE REYNOLDS WINS MSPT MESKWAKI CASINO, $81,060

Mike Reynolds of Chicago, Illinois won the Main Event Sunday night for $81,060 and the RF Moeller Diamond Championship Bracelet. This was the third time the MSPT has been to Meskwaki this season, and the smashing success of the events brought plans to return for three more events next year.

The final table was tough, with former champ Jason Seitz at the head of a strong group intent on first place. Reynolds hit the final table with a big chip lead at over 1.5 million, only to end up short stacked with six players remaining. The twists and turns sent Reynolds on a roller coaster ride that ended with $81K and the bracelet after a five hour long final table.

Reynolds plans to use the money to buy a condo in Las Vegas and play more poker there, and spoke highly of the MSPT structure. He plans to attend the MSPT event at Canterbury Park in early December as well, looking to score another big win. Reynolds defeated Jeff Grimes of Centralia, MO in a short heads up battle.

Grimes - a former two-time Jeopardy champion - hung tough throughout the final table, playing tight and getting a double up whenever he needed.  Eventually the fun ride would end as Reynolds was able to defeat him heads up.  Grives earned $43,421 for two days work and went home happy with plans to play future events. Grimes played his first MSPT event last month at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, OK and said he is now hooked.

The next MSPT stop is at Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, Minnesota, November 10th - 18th.

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
IL 
$81,060
1,200
2
MO 
$43,421
1,000
3
NE 
$27,501
900
4
NE 
$20,265
800
5
Tiffin 
IA 
$17,370
700
6
Ames 
IA 
$13,028
600
7
Seward 
NE 
$11,001
500
8
MN 
$9,843
400
9
MN 
$8,106
300
10
MN 
$6,659
200
11
IL 
$5,790
200
12
IL 
$4,922
200
13
WY 
$4,343
150
14
MN 
$3,474
150
15
IA 
$3,185
150
16
IA 
$2,895
100
17
MN 
$2,895
100
18
IA 
$2,895
100
19
IA 
$2,606
50
20
WI 
$2,606
50
21
Racine 
WI 
$2,606
50
22
IL 
$2,316
50
23
IA 
$2,316
50
24
NE 
$2,316
50
25
WI 
$2,027
50
26
Omaha 
NE 
$2,027
50
27
Ankeny 
IA 
$2,027
50