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FireKeepers Casino

October 11 - 19, 2014
Main Event: Entrants
Winner: Ryan Dykhouse
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EVENT RECAP

Michigan State Poker Championship

FireKeepers Casino Hotel - Battle Creek, MI

October 11-19, 2014

Main Event: 517 Entrants

Ryan Dykhouse Wins MSPT FireKeepers Casino & Michigan State Poker Championship, $124,500

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After three starting flights and a grueling Day 2, Ryan Dykhouse bested a huge field of 517 entries to win the latest stop on the 2014 Mid-States Poker Tour schedule at FireKeepers.

The event would see 98 runners return for Day 2 to battle for the titles of Michigan State Poker Champion and MSPT Champion. Dykhouse made his way through to Day 2 via Day 1b and came into Day 2 smack-dab in the middle of the pack, ranked 49th in chips.

On Day 2, players reached the money four levels into play and it would take another six levels to reach the final table. On the way there, notable players lost to the cruelty of tournament poker included Patrick Steele(46th place), Michael Ross (35th), Dash Dudley (26th), and Jean Gaspard(16th).

The first full level of final-table play saw three players hit the rail, as Nik StoneChad Bienz and Jim Dominique all fell short in their bid for the championship. Tour regular Steve Anderson was next to go as he couldn’t win a race and his A♠J♠ fell short against the pocket tens of Adam Friedman.

Next to go was Phung Ngo, which was perhaps a sign of things to come for Dykhouse. After that, in fifth place was Nick Pupillo, also at the hands of Dykhouse when his A♦Q♦, couldn’t fade Dykhouse’s K♣Q♣ when he flopped a king. Jeremy Ehrke started the day as chip leader, but couldn’t get it done and exited in fourth place.

Friedman had scratched and clawed his way to the final three and it was he, Dykhouse and Mark Johnson that battled it out for quite some time. Friedman was eventually worn down and exited in third place, leaving Dykhouse and Johnson heads up.

Dykhouse started heads-up play with more than a 2-1 chip lead and, despite a couple of stumbles, never really gave up control and eventually finished off Johnson, who hung in nicely before finally succumbing to the strong play from Dykhouse.

Johnson would take home $70,000 for his efforts and Dykhouse more than tripled his previous largest live cash with the $124,500 score. Congratulations to Ryan Dykhouse, Michigan State Poker Champion and MSPT FireKeepers Champion.

The next stop of the 2014 MSPT schedule will be at Meskwaki Casino starting Nov. 1 and running through Nov. 9. The $1,100 Main Event boasts a $300,000 guarantee and will begin Nov. 7. Live coverage from the event will be right here on PokerNews, and for more information about the stop and others, you can check out MSPTPoker.com.

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
MI 
$124,500
1,600
2
Warren 
MI 
$70,000
1,400
3
OH 
$45,000
1,300
4
MI 
$35,740
1,200
5
IL 
$28,000
1,100
6
MI 
$23,000
1,000
7
MI 
$18,250
900
8
MI 
$14,250
800
9
IN 
$10,000
700
10
WI 
$6,500
600
11
MI 
$6,500
600
12
MI 
$6,500
600
13
Dallas 
GA 
$5,000
500
14
MI 
$5,000
500
15
OH 
$5,000
500
16
IL 
$3,750
400
17
MI 
$3,750
400
18
MI 
$3,750
400
19
Warren 
MI 
$2,750
300
20
OH 
$2,750
300
21
OH 
$2,750
300
22
MI 
$2,750
300
23
MI 
$2,750
300
24
MI 
$2,750
300
25
MI 
$2,750
300
26
MI 
$2,750
300
27
OH 
$2,750
300
28
MI 
$2,500
200
29
Angola 
IN 
$2,500
200
30
Novi 
MI 
$2,500
200
31
Alto 
MI 
$2,500
200
32
MI 
$2,500
200
34
MI 
$2,500
200
35
IL 
$2,500
200
36
MI 
$2,500
200
37
Parma 
MI 
$2,250
100
38
Albion 
MI 
$2,250
100
39
MI 
$2,250
100
40
MI 
$2,250
100
41
Fenton 
MI 
$2,250
100
42
Mason 
MI 
$2,250
100
43
MI 
$2,250
100
44
MI 
$2,250
100
45
IN 
$2,250
100
46
MI 
$2,000
50
47
MI 
$2,000
50
48
IN 
$2,000
50
49
MI 
$2,000
50
52
MI 
$2,000
50
53
MI 
$2,000
50
54
MI 
$2,000
50