An unimaginable 2,790 entries have been remodeled the course of 4 beginning days on the $1,100 buy-in Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian foremost occasion, that means there was a complete of $2,692,350 up for grabs within the prize pool.
The lion’s share finally went to 63-year-old Harlen Miller, who greater than tripled his profession earnings with the $367,801 first-place prize.
This was his second title on the Venetian, having taken down the $600 buy-in seniors occasion for $75,510 again in 2018.
“I skipped my niece’s wedding to come play this event,” Miller admitted to PokerNews reporters. “I just had a feeling. At least now I can get her a better wedding present.”
Miller went into heads-up play with Ryan Dodd at a big chip drawback, however discovered a few well timed double ups to take the lead. On the ultimate hand, Dodd was all-in holding AJ towards Miller’s pocket queens.
The flop of AJ6 gave Dodd two pair and an important probability of doubling again into the match, however the flip and river fell 10 Okay to present Miller a backdoor straight and the ultimate pot of the match.
The ultimate desk additionally featured notable poker execs Aaron Massey (ninth), Jimmy Tran (sixth), and Jonathan Tamayo (fifth).
Tamayo picked up $107,694 for his fifth-place end, bringing his profession dwell match earnings to only over $2 million. The Texas poker participant was only one week faraway from successful a $1,100 occasion on the Wynn Summer Classic for $237,935, and now sits in nineteenth place within the Card Player Player of the Year standings.
Here are the ultimate desk outcomes.
This MSPT occasion is a part of the DeepStack Championship Poker Series presently being held between May 3 and Aug. 1 on the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
*Winner photograph courtesy of @VenetianPoker on Twitter.