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Awarded to date

The Venetian

October 12 - 16, 2021
Main Event: 1741 Entrants
Winner: Ethan Yau
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EVENT RECAP

For the past week, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) has been at the Venetian in Las Vegas and hosting another five-day long $1,110 Main Event.

The tournament was headlined by a $1,000,000 guarantee and after three starting flights, the 1,741 total entries were enough to blow past that and generate a whopping $1,680,065 prize pool.

On Saturday, the final eight players took to the felt for Day 3 action, and after a quick three hours of play, it was Massachusetts native Ethan 'Rampage Poker' Yau coming out on top to win the $230,379 top prize and his first MSPT title.

"This feels awesome," Yau stated. "I really love the tournament grind and battling it out with some of the best poker players".

Yau, a poker vlogger who streamed his way to a WSOP.com gold bracelet on YouTube to thousands of viewers under his Rampage Poker moniker last year, considers himself more of a cash game player that hasn't played in many live tournaments. In fact, this was his first ever MSPT event and he didn't even know about the tour until a friend told him about it.

"Huge shoutout to 'JohnnieVibes'. He informed me about this tournament that I had no idea was even going on and I just want to give a big shout out to him," Yau explained.

As it turns out, Yau made the correct decision to play and had nothing but kind words about playing on the MSPT.

"It was a really tough field with a lot of really good players. I know not having as much experience in tournaments didn't help me but I had such a good time playing in this event and was able to run good when it counted. I will definitely be playing more of these in the future without a doubt".

Final Day Action

Nick Ahmadi entered the final day with a little over six big blinds but was able to get a pay jump after Thuy Nguyen departed eighth place after his ace-queen was unable to pair and Ahmadi exiting shortly after in seventh place.

Ilyas Muradi started the day with 40 bigs but took his exit before the end of the first level after his ace-six off suit was dominated by eventual champ Yau's suited ace-eight.

Chip counts shuffled around for almost two full levels before Robert Clark doubled with aces only to lose it all the very next hand holding a dominated king-ten off suit to Mickey Ma's ace-ten off.

After players returned from break, only a few hands were played before start of day chip leader Boris Kolev raised first to act only to call off the rest of his stack after Yau three-bet all in. Yau found himself in another position holding a dominating ace and sent Kolev packing in fourth place for $94,084.

After Kolev's departure, Jeremy Felicetti put in motion of an ICM chop discussion and the three players were able to agree upon a deal that allowed Yau take home the MSPT title along with a $230,379 first-place prize while Felicetti took home $163,641 for second, and Ma received a cool $160,000 for third.

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
Quincy 
MA 
$230,379
1,600
2
NY 
$163,641
1,600
3
PA 
$160,000
1,600
4
 
$94,084
1,500
5
CA 
$72,243
1,400
6
IN 
$55,442
1,300
7
GA 
$43,682
1,200
8
CA 
$33,601
1,100
9
CA 
$26,881
1,000
10
GA 
$21,421
900
11
IA 
$21,421
900
12
AZ 
$21,421
900
13
NY 
$18,145
850
14
FL 
$18,145
850
15
CA 
$18,145
850
16
 
$15,625
800
17
CA 
$15,625
800
18
MI 
$15,625
800
19
OH 
$13,273
750
20
 
$13,273
750
21
 
$13,273
750
22
NV 
$10,920
700
23
NY 
$10,920
700
24
WI 
$10,920
700
25
CA 
$8,904
650
26
NY 
$8,904
650
27
 
$8,904
650
28
 
 
$6,888
600
29
FL 
$6,888
600
30
 
 
$6,888
600
31
CA 
$6,888
600
32
MI 
$6,888
600
33
OH 
$6,888
600
34
IL 
$6,888
600
35
 
$6,888
600
36
NV 
$6,888
600
37
OR 
$5,208
550
38
Denver 
CO 
$5,208
550
39
 
 
$5,208
550
40
CA 
$5,208
550
41
 
 
$5,208
550
42
Hudson 
MA 
$5,208
550
43
CA 
$5,208
550
44
Katy 
TX 
$5,208
550
45
NJ 
$5,208
550
46
NV 
$4,704
500
47
MN 
$4,704
500
48
WA 
$4,704
500
49
NE 
$4,704
500
50
NY 
$4,704
500
51
NV 
$4,704
500
52
Spring 
TX 
$4,704
500
53
NV 
$4,704
500
54
 
 
$4,704
500
55
NC 
$4,200
450
56
FL 
$4,200
450
57
TX 
$4,200
450
58
NC 
$4,200
450
59
 
 
$4,200
450
60
AL 
$4,200
450
61
NY 
$4,200
450
62
NV 
$4,200
450
63
MA 
$4,200
450
64
NV 
$3,696
400
65
MO 
$3,696
400
66
CA 
$3,696
400
67
LA 
$3,696
400
68
NY 
$3,696
400
69
NV 
$3,696
400
70
IN 
$3,696
400
71
NV 
$3,696
400
72
GA 
$3,696
400
73
IL 
$3,360
350
74
 
 
$3,360
350
75
FL 
$3,360
350
76
 
 
$3,360
350
77
FL 
$3,360
350
78
 
 
$3,360
350
79
Alden 
NY 
$3,360
350
80
FL 
$3,360
350
81
NY 
$3,360
350
82
NV 
$3,192
300
83
 
 
$3,192
300
84
Boston 
MA 
$3,192
300
85
NV 
$3,192
300
86
TX 
$3,192
300
87
CA 
$3,192
300
88
Miami 
FL 
$3,192
300
89
CA 
$3,192
300
90
GA 
$3,192
300
91
Aurora 
CO 
$3,024
250
92
Elmira 
NY 
$3,024
250
93
CA 
$3,024
250
94
CA 
$3,024
250
95
NC 
$3,024
250
96
GA 
$3,024
250
97
 
 
$3,024
250
98
 
 
$3,024
250
99
 
 
$3,024
250
100
CA 
$2,856
200
101
FL 
$2,856
200
102
 
$2,856
200
103
CA 
$2,856
200
104
NV 
$2,856
200
105
 
 
$2,856
200
106
OR 
$2,856
200
107
 
 
$2,856
200
108
VA 
$2,856
200
109
HI 
$2,856
200
110
NV 
$2,856
200
111
Austin 
TX 
$2,856
200
112
CA 
$2,856
200
113
CA 
$2,856
200
114
CA 
$2,856
200
115
 
 
$2,856
200
116
 
 
$2,856
200
117
NY 
$2,856
200
118
Miami 
FL 
$2,688
150
119
FL 
$2,688
150
120
 
 
$2,688
150
121
MD 
$2,688
150
122
CA 
$2,688
150
123
Geneva 
IL 
$2,688
150
124
MA 
$2,688
150
125
MN 
$2,688
150
126
Austin 
TX 
$2,688
150
127
FL 
$2,688
150
128
MN 
$2,688
150
129
 
 
$2,688
150
130
 
 
$2,688
150
131
TN 
$2,688
150
132
CA 
$2,688
150
133
FL 
$2,688
150
134
CA 
$2,688
150
135
 
 
$2,688
150
136
Miami 
FL 
$2,520
100
137
FL 
$2,520
100
138
WI 
$2,520
100
139
 
 
$2,520
100
140
NV 
$2,520
100
141
TX 
$2,520
100
142
 
 
$2,520
100
143
CA 
$2,520
100
144
AZ 
$2,520
100
145
CA 
$2,520
100
146
FL 
$2,520
100
147
Irvine 
CA 
$2,520
100
148
CA 
$2,520
100
149
 
 
$2,520
100
150
Sequim 
WA 
$2,520
100
151
NV 
$2,520
100
152
CA 
$2,520
100
153
NY 
$2,520
100
154
Vernon 
CT 
$2,352
75
155
MN 
$2,352
75
156
CA 
$2,352
75
157
MN 
$2,352
75
158
Keller 
TX 
$2,352
75
159
VT 
$2,352
75
160
IL 
$2,352
75
161
FL 
$2,352
75
162
OK 
$2,352
75
163
MI 
$2,352
75
164
CA 
$2,352
75
165
WA 
$2,352
75
166
Stuart 
FL 
$2,352
75
167
 
 
$2,352
75
168
TN 
$2,352
75
169
PA 
$2,352
75
170
CA 
$2,352
75
171
NJ 
$2,352
75
172
NY 
$2,184
50
173
 
$2,184
50
174
CA 
$2,184
50
175
Ocala 
FL 
$2,184
50
176
NV 
$2,184
50
177
 
 
$2,184
50
178
MI 
$2,184
50
179
CA 
$2,184
50
180
FL 
$2,184
50
181
CA 
$2,184
50
182
 
 
$2,184
50
183
CA 
$2,184
50
184
OR 
$2,184
50
186
 
 
$2,184
50
187
OK 
$2,184
50
188
PA 
$2,184
50
189
Tuscon 
AZ 
$1,092
25
190
 
 
$1,092
25