MSPT Hall of Famer Josh Reichard Wins POY; A Look at All Season 13 Champions

Josh Reichard

After an incredible run during Season 13 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) that featured 11 Main Event cashes, Josh Reichard has been named MSPT Player of the Year. The distinction comes just a few months after the Wisconsin native became the tenth poker player to be inducted into the MSPT Poker Hall of Fame.

Reichard's strong year earned him $146,449 in earnings and 6,722 points, putting him ahead of Ohio's CJ Peake (5,775), Chicago's Dan Bekavac (5,282), Minnesota's John Dennehey (4,747), and North Dakota's Justin Barnum (4,349).

MSPT Season 13 Player of the Year Results

 1Josh Reichard6,722
 2CJ Peake5,775
 3Dan Bekavac5,282
 4John Dennehey4,747
 5Justin Barnum4,349
 6Chan Pelton3,400
 7Michael Estes3,400
 8Aaron Massey3,375
 9Wesley Cannon3,333
 10Rob WazWaz3,149

Those 11 cashes include two final table appearances: a third-place finish in October's MSPT Deadwood Main Event for $40,376 and a fifth-place finish in April's MSPT Running Aces Main Event for $43,654 and an eighth-place finish in the October's MSPT Riverside for $16,676.

Read about Josh Reichard's MSPT HOF induction earlier this year!

Impressive Year for Reichard

While Reichard certainly had a standout year, he is no stranger to MSPT success (hence his place in the HOF). Reichard's career stats include eight Main Event final tables, a win at the MSPT Ho-Chunk Casino back in 2013, 30 Main Event cashes and two regional event cashes for a total of $371,636 career earnings.

Josh Reichard
Josh Reichard

In addition to his three final table appearances this year, Reichard finished 11th in the May MSPT Deadwood Main Event for $7,340 and 13th in the MSPT Riverside Main Event for $11,656. Reichard had plenty of other cashes during Season 13, all of which are listed in the table below.

Josh Reichard's MSPT Season 13 Results

 December 30MSPT Venetian24th$4,468
 October 30MSPT Riverside8th$16,676
 October 23MSPT Deadwood3rd$40,376
 October 16MSPT Firekeepers183rd$2,802
 September 5MSPT Venetian51st$2,513
 July 24MSPT Riverside36th$4,172
 June 10MSPT Venetian28th$10,308
 May 22MSPT Deadwood11th$7,340
 May 15MSPT Firekeepers220th$2,484
 April 10MSPT Running Aces5th$43,654
 March 20MSPT Riverside13th$11,656

Kyna England won the MSPT POY race last year

A Look at Season 13

There were plenty of other big winners throughout Season 13, including Bekavac, who took down the March MSPT Riverside for $193,391 before also winning the May MSPT Michigan for $252,090. For his impressive two victories, Bekavac picked up 5,282 points to end up in third in the POY race.

Dan Bekavac
Dan Bekavac

For his part, POY runner-up CJ Peake finished second to Bekavac at MSPT Michigan for $241,290 and also second in MSPT Riverside for $110,924. He also finished seventh in the November MSPT Venetian for $30,973.

The biggest score of the year went to Federico Roberto, who in June took down the MSPT Venetian Main Event for $294,327, while other big winners included MSPT Hall of Famer Blake Bohn (MSPT Winter Poker Classic - $181,864), Connor Stuewe (MSPT Venetian - $156,520) and Lee Zrentkowski (MSPT Riverside - $145,006).

Another highlight was poker commentator Jeff Platt taking down the September MSPT Venetian for $100,804, his third biggest tournament score to date.

Jeff Platt champion
Jeff Platt

A full list of Main Event winners during MSPT Season 13 is available in the table below.

MSPT Season 13 Main Event Winners

 December 30MSPT VenetianJacob Perry$99,084
 December 11MSPT Winter Poker ClassicBlake Bohn$181,864
 November 6MSPT VenetianConnor Stuewe$156,520
 October 30MSPT RiversideLee Zrentkowski$145,006
 October 24MSPT DeadwoodChris Burke$89,725
 October 16MSPT MichiganMatthew Davis$344,446
 September 25MSPT US Poker ChampionshipKen Baime$82,512
 September 5MSPT VenetianJeff Platt$100,804
 August 21MSPT Grand FallsBeau Wilshire$104,579
 July 24MSPT IowaCraig Trost180145
 June 16MSPT VenetianFederico Roberto$294,327
 May 22MSPT DeadwoodGerlad Cunniff$94,843
 May 15MSPT MichiganDan Bekavac$252,090
 May 8MSPT ClevelandJohn Dennehey$155,993
 May 1MSPT SycuanSebastin Kolman$79,671
 April 10MSPT Running AcesChan Pelton$150,512
 March 20MSPT RiversideDan Bekavac$193,391
 February 12MSPT VenetianRon West$168,488
 January 20MSPT Bally's Black HawkBillyray Gallegos$104,890
 January 16MSPT SycuanGianluca Pace$74,562
  • Josh Reichard was named the MSPT Season 13 Player of the Year after picking up 11 Main Event cashes.

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