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The Venetian

June 2 - 4, 2014
Main Event: Entrants
Winner: Drake Bronk
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EVENT RECAP

The Venetian - Las Vegas, NV

June 2-4, 2014

Main Event: 854 Entrants

Drake Bronk Wins MSPT at The Venetian, $163,870

After eight very successful stops in the Midwest this season, the Mid-States Poker Tour held its first-ever tournament in Las Vegas this week. The $1,100 buy-in Main Event attracted a record-setting field of 854 players, and after three days it was Drake Bronk who walked away with the $163,870 top prize and his first MSPT title.

The Chicago native had a big chip lead with 36 remaining continued his onslaught the rest of the way, eventually defeating Maxsim Rosenfeld heads-up after Rosenfeld rejected several deal proposals at the final table.

Many new faces participated in MSPT for the first time in Las Vegas, including Matt SalsbergJerry YangAndy FrankenbergerSamantha CohenRavi Raghavan and Sergio Aido.

The field also included MSPT regulars such as Season 4 MPST Player of the Year Patrick Steele and current MSPT POY leader Kou Vang, both of whom cashed in this event but fell short of the final table.

Bronk held the chip lead when the final table began on Wednesday and never looked back. With four players remaining he had half the chips in play, and despite sitting back while Rosenfeld eliminated Bradley Tuck (fourth place) and Hicham Chami (third place), he still held the lead when heads-up play began.

On the final hand of the tournament, Bronk min-raised to 300,000 from the button and Rosenfeld reraised to 600,000. Bronk moved all in for more than 6 million, having Rosenfeld covered, and Rosenfeld called.

Bronk: A♣10♣ 
Rosenfeld: K♠J♥

The board ran out 10♥9♣7♣K♣6♦, giving Bronk the nut flush on the turn to secure the title. Rosenfeld earned $100,840 for his runner-up finish.

The next MSPT Event will take place at the Meskwaki Casino in Iowa from July 25 through 28. Be sure to follow the PokerNews Live Reporting page for up-to-the-minute MSPT updates all season long!

 

result

The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
IL 
$163,870
2,200
2
NY 
$100,840
2,000
3
NV 
$74,286
1,900
4
Canada 
 
$55,462
1,800
5
CA 
$42,017
1,700
6
TX 
$31,933
1,600
7
 
$24,370
1,500
8
NV 
$19,328
1,400
9
IL 
$15,126
1,300
10
 
$11,765
1,200
11
PA 
$11,765
1,200
12
FL 
$11,765
1,200
13
WA 
$10,084
1,100
14
Hemet 
CA 
$10,084
1,100
15
CO 
$10,084
1,100
16
CO 
$8,403
1,000
17
 
$8,403
1,000
18
MO 
$8,403
1,000
19
TX 
$7,059
900
20
IN 
$7,059
900
21
 
$7,059
900
22
IA 
$5,966
800
23
Russia 
 
$5,966
800
24
China 
MI 
$5,966
800
25
TN 
$4,874
700
26
LA 
$4,874
700
27
TX 
$4,874
700
28
MI 
$3,697
600
29
MN 
$3,697
600
30
IN 
$3,697
600
31
WA 
$3,697
600
32
 
$3,697
600
33
WA 
$3,697
600
34
Dayton 
MN 
$3,697
600
35
CA 
$3,697
600
36
CT 
$3,697
600
37
CO 
$3,025
500
38
Canada 
 
$3,025
500
39
NY 
$3,025
500
40
MI 
$3,025
500
41
CA 
$3,025
500
42
CA 
$3,025
500
43
Edison 
NJ 
$3,025
500
44
WI 
$3,025
500
45
Canada 
 
$3,025
500
46
IL 
$2,689
400
47
 
$2,689
400
48
MI 
$2,689
400
49
NY 
$2,689
400
50
NY 
$2,689
400
51
GA 
$2,689
400
52
 
$2,689
400
53
WI 
$2,689
400
54
FL 
$2,689
400
55
NY 
$2,521
300
56
CO 
$2,521
300
57
Carmel 
IN 
$2,521
300
58
Naples 
FL 
$2,521
300
59
Tulsa 
OK 
$2,521
300
60
MA 
$2,521
300
61
OH 
$2,521
300
62
 
$2,521
300
63
Canada 
 
$2,521
300
64
Zion 
IL 
$2,353
200
65
TX 
$2,353
200
66
MN 
$2,353
200
67
Bagley 
MN 
$2,353
200
68
NE 
$2,353
200
69
Katy 
TX 
$2,353
200
70
TN 
$2,353
200
71
 
$2,353
200
72
CA 
$2,353
200
73
NY 
$2,269
100
74
Payton 
CO 
$2,269
100
75
Novato 
CA 
$2,269
100
76
Walnut 
CA 
$2,269
100
77
 
$2,269
100
78
OR 
$2,269
100
79
TX 
$2,269
100
80
Canada 
 
$2,269
100
81
 
$2,269
100
82
IL 
$2,185
50
83
CA 
$2,185
50
84
Naples 
FL 
$2,185
50
85
TX 
$2,185
50
86
Canada 
 
$2,185
50
87
TX 
$2,185
50
88
NV 
$2,185
50
89
FL 
$2,185
50
90
 
$2,185
50