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Grand Falls Casino

March 6 - 10, 2019
Regional Event: 339 Entrants
Winner: Eric Atchison
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EVENT RECAP

Grand Falls Casino - Larchwood, IA

March 7-10, 2019

Main Event: 339 Entrants

Eric Atchinson Wins $350 Regional Main Event at Grand Falls Casino!

For just the second time the MSPT introduced its new Regional Series format at Grand Falls Casino March 6-10 which included a $250 Tag Team, $125 Seniors (50+) and a $125 Turbo Deepstack and was capped off with the popular $350 Regional Main Event.

The $250 Tag Team event kicked off the series on Wednesday, March 6. The poker room was at max capacity for this one as the field consisted of 41 teams and 158 total entries. In the end it was the team of Isaac Carrasco and John McDonald that earned the win, splitting the $5,064 first place prize.

56 total runners came out to participate in the 10am $125 MSPT Seniors (50+) Championship on Thursday, March 7. James Klosterbuer of Luverne, MN defeated local John Richter of Grand Falls, SD to take home the $2,101 first place prize. Richter pocketed $1,299 for the runner-up finish.

It was Shaun Skrondahl of Sioux Falls, SD who bested a 85-entrant field to take down the 10am $125 Turbo Deepstack to earn $2,721. Skrondahl and teammate Eric Woehlhaff placed 5th in the opening Tag Team event for a combined $1,168. Skrondahl would cap off the hat trick by placing 17th in the $350 Main Event for $1,123 meaning he cashed in 3 of the 4 premiere events in the series, only missing the Seniors (50+) event that he was too young to enter.

The series capped off with the popular $350 Regional Main Event where Eric Atchison of Dakota Dunes, SD defeated a 339-entrant field to take home $22,457! For Atchison this was his second MSPT cash and his largest career score. His previous MSPT cash was $6,947 for an 11th place finish just 3 weeks prior in the $1,100 Canterbury Park Main Event. Atchison defeated Josh Matti heads up who earned his third MSPT $350 Regional cash. Mattiā€™s prior MSPT $350 scores included a 12th and 4th place finish. Matti has now earned $35,435 on the MSPT.

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
SD 
$22,457
466
2
Perham 
MN 
$13,866
400
3
SD 
$10,058
367
4
SD 
$7,421
333
5
Seward 
NE 
$5,566
300
6
SD 
$4,297
267
7
SD 
$3,320
233
8
SD 
$2,637
200
9
SD 
$2,041
167
10
SD 
$1,650
133
11
Parker 
SD 
$1,650
133
12
SD 
$1,650
133
13
SD 
$1,318
100
14
Tea 
SD 
$1,318
100
15
SD 
$1,318
100
16
IA 
$1,123
67
17
SD 
$1,123
67
18
ND 
$1,123
67
19
SD 
$1,025
50
20
Waubun 
MN 
$1,025
50
21
MN 
$1,025
50
22
WI 
$781
33
23
Omaha 
NE 
$781
33
24
SD 
$781
33
25
WI 
$713
25
26
SD 
$713
25
27
IA 
$713
25
28
MN 
$684
17
30
SD 
$684
17
31
OK 
$684
17
32
Omaha 
NE 
$684
17
33
SD 
$684
17
34
Baltic 
SD 
$684
17
35
MN 
$684
17
36
Geddes 
SD 
$684
17