Daniel Sepiol has gained the 2021 Mid-States Poker Tour Riverside $1,100 buy-in no-limit maintain’em principal occasion, defeating a subject of 862 entries to seize the title and the highest prize of $162,781. This was the biggest match rating of the 27-year-old poker professional’s profession, greater than tripling the $52,655 he earned because the runner-up in $360 buy-in facet occasion on the 2017 Chicago Poker Classic. Sepiol elevated his profession match earnings to $438,013 on account of this newest victory.
“I’ve played a lot of these tournaments and made some deep runs but never really made runs at the final table, so, it feels good,” stated Sepiol after popping out on prime.
In addition to the trophy and the cash, Sepiol was additionally awarded 912 Card Player Player of the Year factors because the champion on this occasion. This was his second POY-qualified rating of the 12 months, having ultimate tabled a $1,500 buy-in occasion at Bally’s simply days into the brand new 12 months. Sepiol has climbed into twenty fifth place within the 2021 POY race standings, that are sponsored by Global Poker. He now sits with 942 factors and $165,959 in year-to-date earnings.
The 862-entry turnout for this occasion set a file for poker match subject dimension within the state of Iowa. After two beginning flights, simply 112 gamers remained with a shot on the title, with Sepiol roughly in the midst of the pack to start out the day. By the time the ultimate desk was set, he had fought his manner into the chip lead. He then gained a race to knock out Lester Crew in ninth place ($15,024) to to additional lengthen his benefit.
Andy Rogowski was the following to fall, dropping a coinflip with pocket nines in opposition to the A-J of Jovan Sudar to earn $19,197 because the eighth-place finisher. Austin Hohenadel was left with crumbs after dropping a preflop race of his personal, and was eradicated shortly after by Jason Crews. Hohenadel secured $24,205 for his seventh-place exhibiting.
Nicholas Pupillo’s run on this occasion got here to an finish when his pocket sevens clashed with the pocket kings of Sudar. Neither participant improved and Pupillo settled for $31,716 and 304 POY factors. This was his sixth POY-qualified ultimate desk of the 12 months, and it was sufficient to see him transfer into eleventh place on the general leaderboard.
Sepiol regained the lead by knocking out short-stack Renato Spahiu in sixth place ($41,732). Jovan Sudar had sat atop the leaderboard earlier, however misplaced a number of large arms to slip down the leaderboard. He obtained the final of his chips in with Okay10 dealing with the AOkay of Kyna England. The board improved neither participant and Sudar was eradicated in fourth place ($55,086).
Despite incomes that knockout, England was the following to hit the rail. She referred to as a small blind shove from Sepiol with Okay9 out of the massive blind. Sepiol held Q10, and paired his queen on the flop to take a lead that he by no means relinquished. England earned $73,782 because the third-place finisher.
With that Sepiol took almost a 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play in opposition to Jason Crews. Sepiol was in a position to prolonged that lead much more earlier than the ultimate hand arose. Crews obtained all-in with A10 in opposition to the OkayQ of Sepiol. The board ran out Q8537 and Sepiol made a flush by the river to safe the pot and the title. Crews took dwelling $100,157 because the runner-up.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the ultimate desk:
Winner photograph credit score: MSPT Twitter account.