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Golden Gates Casino

April 8 - 14, 2019

 
  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Congratulations To Brian Hou, Winner Of MSPT Golden Gates!
Created (4/14/2019 11:45:51 PM by Admin System)

Tiger Woods completed a comeback for the ages this weekend at The Masters, shipping his first Green Jacket since 2005. Brian Hou might have managed a more improbable comeback than Tiger’s, as he spun up a stack of just two antes at the final table all the way to victory here at the MSPT Golden Gates Casino and Poker Parlour Main Event.

“It’s kinda surreal more than anything else...a lot of things had to go right. More so than usual!” Hou, an employee of the University of Michigan said about his improbable final table run. “I had one ante in and one 5k chip left. Then I hit a bunch of really lucky rivers when I was all-in, all of them five outs or less” This included binking a three-outer four on Ben Keeline to triple up to five big blinds, then after a few shoves, doubling through Alex Winter with his king-seven finding a king on the river to crack Winter’s eights. From there, Hou steamrolled through the remaining field to victory.

Hou kept it lowkey when talking about what he was going to do now that he earned his first MSPT Main Event title: “I’m gonna try to go to sleep and try to catch a flight to Michigan.” Hou added, “Shout out to some of the guys I play with out in Ann Arbor, a good group of guys, I hope they tuned in.”

Day 2 saw 46 players return to the felt, but with only 36 slated to earn a payday, a few players had to hit the rail first, including Nader Wahdan, Wyoming pro Rich Dixon, and bubble boy Eric “Mash” Greenberg, who ran big slick into the aces of Brian Hou.

Players who managed to pick up a cash included seven-time WSOPC ring winner Vincent Moscati (11th - $5,803), start of Day 2 short stack Nissim Ancel (13th - $4,636), Jason Vanstrom (14th - $4,636), Umut Ozturk (16th - $3,949), Day 1B chip leader Ramiro Perez (17th - $3,949), Jesse Allen (18th - $3,949), Tom Bouziden (24th - $2,747), last week’s MSPT $360 Golden Gates Regional champ Aaron Frei (25th - $2,507), and Nils Bardsley (33rd - $2,404).

Final Table Action

Danny Gonzales started the final table eighth in chips, but was the first to fall when he three-bet jammed his suited ace-eight into the queens of Ben Keeline. Gonzales, who took home $5,803 for his tenth place finish, earned his second career MSPT Golden Gates final table and eighth career MSPT Golden Gates cash.

Bradley Beetz fell victim to a flip with Brian Hou, before jamming his last seven big blinds with queen-ten, and Brian Leitch called with a suited ace-seven. Beetz flopped straight and flush draws, but failed to improve. Beetz took home $7,177 for his ninth place finish, and his second career MSPT cash comes just one week after a cash in the MSPT $360 Golden Gates Regional event.

For a moment, it looked like Hou would be the next player out, after he was crippled down to two 5k ante chips, but Karlus Dobbin fell during the beginning of Hou’s comeback. Dobbin’s king-ten couldn’t overcome the king-jack of Krzysztof Stybaniewicz, and he had to settle for $9,271, much to the disappointment of his supportive rail. Dobbin earned his first MSPT cash with his finish.

Leitch was the next to go, the result of a series of unfortunate events. First, his queen were cracked by Alex Winter’s jacks. Then, he ran kings into the aces of Keeline. He was down to four big blinds when he ripped queen-five in, but Keeline was waiting with ace-deuce, and Leitch failed to catch up, leaving him with seventh place and $11,675. Leitch, the Day 1A chip leader, notched his third career MSPT Main Event cash and sixth cash overall on tour.

Alex “F’n” Winter fell victim to a Hou suckout when Winter’s eights were bested by Hou’s king-seven when Hou rivered kings-up. A few hands later, Winter’s last few bigs went to Keeline when his king-seven failed to improve against Keeline’s ace-king. Winter’s fourth MSPT Main Event cash of the season and tenth Main Event cash in the last calendar year was bittersweet, but the $15,109 for his sixth place finish pushes him over the $100k marker in lifetime MSPT Career Earnings, a tremendous accomplishment for the talented young phenom.

Maury Solano was next to go, three-bet shoving his pocket threes into the pocket kings of Andrew Peragallo. Peragallo flopped a set, and Solano was left with fifth place and $19,573. Solano already has one impressive MSPT score on his resume, finishing third in Season 8’s MSPT Venetian Main Event for $205,283. This marks his third MSPT Main Event cash.

Peragallo would fall a few hands later, three-bet jamming his last eighteen big blinds with nines, only to run into the jacks of Hou. Peragallo failed to catch a set, and he took fourth place for $26,079. This marks one of the bigger cashes of Peragallo’s career, with a runner-up performance in the 2017 Colorado Poker Championship High Roller event at Golden Gates for $31,225 his career-best cash.

Keeline, the WSOP Colossus II bracelet winner, fell in third, when he raise-called off his last nineteen big blinds with ace-ten, only to fall victim to Krzysztof Stybaniewicz and his ace-queen. Keeline, who also final tabled last November’s MSPT Denver Poker Open, earned his fifth MSPT Final Table and largest cash to date on tour with his $35,368 third place finish.

Heads up play didn’t last long, as on the last hand of Level 28 (40,000/80,000/10,000), Brian Hou raised to 190,000 on the button, and Krzysztof Stybaniewicz called in the big blind. Stybaniewicz checked a flop, and Hou bet 220,000. Stybaniewicz check-raised to 600,000, and Hou called.

The fell on the turn, and Stybaniewicz jammed for 1.5 million. Hou double-checked his cards, then called.

Stybaniewicz:
Hou:

Hou turned a full house to crack the queens of Stybaniewicz, and the river sealed Stybaniewicz’s fate as the runner-up. Prior to his $48,760 cash, Stybaniewicz had two prior cashes at MSPT Venetian Main Events. Stybaniewicz adds to his over $1 million in live tournament earnings as reported by Hendon Mob, including a win in the 2015 WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond Main Event for $356,043.

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz Eliminated In 2nd Place ($48,760)
Created (4/14/2019 11:36:18 PM by Admin System)
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz

Brian Hou raised to 190,000 on the button, and Krzysztof Stybaniewicz called in the big blind.

Stybaniewicz checked a flop, and Hou bet 220,000. Stybaniewicz check-raised to 600,000, and Hou called.

The fell on the turn, and Stybaniewicz jammed for 1.5 million. Hou double-checked his cards, then called.

Stybaniewicz:
Hou:

Hou turned a full house to crack the queens of Stybaniewicz, and the river sealed Stybaniewicz’s fate as the runner-up, and cemented one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of the MSPT, as Brian Hou ships the MSPT Golden Gates Main Event!

Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - Eliminated in 2nd place for $48,760

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Brian Hou Takes The Chip Lead
Created (4/14/2019 11:19:14 PM by Admin System)

Brian Hou raised to 190,000 from the button, and Krzysztof Stybaniewicz called in the big blind.

Stybaniewicz check-called a bet of 240,000 from Hou on a flop.

On the turn, Stybaniewicz checked and Hou bet 370,000. Stybaniewicz called.

The river was checked by Stybaniewicz, and Hou emptied the clip with a bet of 770,000. Stybaniewicz tanked for about two minutes before calling, only to muck upon being shown Hou’s .

Brian Hou - 4.4 million (55 bb)
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 2.7 million (34 bb)

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Ben Keeline Eliminated In 3rd Place ($35,368)
Created (4/14/2019 11:06:40 PM by Admin System)
Ben Keeline

Ben Keeline raised to 160,000 on the button, then called off his last 1.545 million when Krzysztof Stybaniewicz jammed in the small blind.

Keeline:
Stybaniewicz:

Keeline couldn’t find a ten on the board, and the WSOP Colossus II champ fell two spots shy of his first MSPT Main Event title.

Ben Keeline - Eliminated in 3rd place for $35,368

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Andrew Peragallo Eliminated In 4th Place ($26,079)
Created (4/14/2019 11:02:41 PM by Admin System)
Andrew Peragallo

Brian Hou raised to 170,000 from UTG, and Andrew Peragallo jammed for 1.4 million on the button. Hou called.

Hou:
Peragallo:

Hou’s heater continued as a board left Peragallo done and dusted.

Brian Hou - 3.6 million (45 bb)
Andrew Peragallo - Eliminated in 4th place for $26,079

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Updated Chip Counts
Created (4/14/2019 10:47:47 PM by Admin System)

Player NameChip CountPreviousProgress
Brian Hou2,000,0001,700,000
Andrew Peragallo1,930,0002,400,000
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz1,800,000880,000
Ben Keeline1,315,0001,455,000

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Maury Solano Eliminated In 5th Place ($19,573)
Created (4/14/2019 10:32:13 PM by Admin System)
Maury Solano

Andrew Peragallo raised to 130,000 from the cutoff, and Maury Solano three-bet shoved for 625,000 from the small blind. Peragallo snap-called.

Peragallo:
Solano:

Solano needed a trey to survive, but the flop delivered Peragallo a set. Solano didn’t hit a miracle on the turn or river, and Peragallo jumps into the chip lead.

Andrew Peragallo - 2.4 million (40 bb)
Maury Solano - Eliminated in 5th place for $19,573

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Andrew Peragallo Doubles Through Krzysztof Stybaniewicz
Created (4/14/2019 10:23:38 PM by Admin System)

Andrew Peragallo jammed for 885,000 from the cutoff, and Krzysztof Stybaniewicz called in the big blind.

Peragallo:
Stybaniewicz:

Peragallo bricked the flop, but the turn was gin for Peragallo, and he doubled up after the fell on the river.

Andrew Peragallo - 1.8 million (36 bb)
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 890,000 (18 bb)

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Brian Hou Doubles Through Andrew Peragallo
Created (4/14/2019 10:21:05 PM by Admin System)

Brian Hou jammed for 805,000 from the cutoff, and Andrew Peragallo called on the button.

Hou:
Peragallo:

Hou’s miracle run at this final table continued as the flop brought him top two pair, and the turn gave him a lock with a full house. Peragallo paid off the double after the river, and Hou now is flirting with the chip lead.

Brian Hou - 1.74 million (35 bb)
Andrew Peragallo - 885,000 (18 bb)

  • Level: 26
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 5000
Andrew Peragallo Flushes Out Ben Keeline's Straight
Created (4/14/2019 10:04:46 PM by Admin System)

Brian Hou limped in from the button, Andrew Peragallo called in the small blind, and Ben Keeline checked his option in the big blind.

Peragallo led out for 60,000 on the flop, and only Keeline called.

On the turn, Peragallo bet 200,000, and Keeline called.

The fell on the river, and Peragallo bet 300,000. Keeline called, and Peragallo tabled for a flush. Keeline showed for a flopped nut straight, and Peragallo took down the pot.

Andrew Peragallo - 1.965 million (39 bb)
Ben Keeline - 1.485 million (30 bb)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
Brian Hou  1x Champ  
MI 
7,080,000
7,080,000 
CO 
0
Busted 
Arvada 
CO 
0
Busted 
Denver 
CO 
0
Busted 
Arvada 
CO 
0
Busted 
Denver 
CO 
0
Busted 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
MI 
$78,973 
1,400 
2
Denver 
CO 
$48,760 
1,200 
3
CO 
$35,368 
1,100 
4
CO 
$26,079 
1,000 
5
TX 
$19,573 
900 
6
MN 
$15,109 
800 
7
CO 
$11,675 
700 
8
CO 
$9,271 
600 
9
CA 
$7,177 
500 
10
CO 
$5,803 
400 
11
NY 
$5,803 
400 
12
CO 
$5,803 
400 
13
Denver 
CO 
$4,636 
300 
14
CO 
$4,636 
300 
15
CO 
$4,636 
300 
16
MN 
$3,949 
200 
17
Denver 
CO 
$3,949 
200 
18
MI 
$3,949 
200 
19
CO 
$3,605 
150 
20
CO 
$3,605 
150 
21
KS 
$3,605 
150 
22
CO 
$2,747 
100 
23
CO 
$2,747 
100 
24
CO 
$2,747 
100 
25
CO 
$2,507 
75 
26
Denver 
CO 
$2,507 
75 
27
CO 
$2,507 
75 
28
CO 
$2,404 
50 
29
Arvada 
CO 
$2,404 
50 
30
CO 
$2,404 
50 
31
CO 
$2,404 
50 
32
Denver 
CO 
$2,404 
50 
33
Denver 
CO 
$2,404 
50 
34
Dallas 
TX 
$2,404 
50 
35
CO 
$2,404 
50 
36
Parker 
CO 
$2,404 
50 
LEVEL INFO
Level
28
Blinds
40000 / 80000
Ante
10000
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
354
Players Remaining
1
Average Chip Stack
7,080,000
Total Chips
7,080,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
7,080,000
0
0
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
POINTS
3,925
3,075
2,850
2,733
2,500
2,500
2,300
2,200
2,075
10 
2,000