The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT)’s first stop of four at Canterbury Park in 2020 saw 488 entries logged over two initial starting flights with 66 players returning Sunday for an 11 a.m. start time with their eyes set on the top prize of $100,824. Nearly 13 hours later, a champion emerged in Minnesota’s own Derek McMaster, who scored the second six-figure cash of his career after winning a WSOP bracelet in the summer of 2019.
McMaster defeated fellow Minnesotan Daniel Hendrickson heads-up, who received $61,948 for finishing runner-up. Nathan Fair rounded out an all-Minnesota top three and banked $44,644. Umut Ozturk, Dennis Stevermer, and Phil Mader also made the final table.
Three-time MSPT Champion Blake Bohn finished in 11th place and was inducted into the MSPT Hall of Fame at the event. Bohn officially earned his way in on Sunday when he locked up his 25th career cash on the tour, doing so with a flare after he called the short-stacked Kevin Kelly's all-in shove on the bubble. Kelly had ace-jack and Bohn had king-five. Bohn hit a five on a three-spade flop and ended up holding against Kelly’s nut flush draw to secure his score and his place in the MSPT Hall of Fame.
Bohn’s MSPT history dates back to 2011, and he has now amassed over $500,000 in earnings on tour to accompany his three first-place finishes on the tour.