2019 World Series of Poker PokerStars APPT Jeju

Main Event

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool $517,000
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Ryan Dykhouse Wins Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers ($124,500)

gqzdaddy • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
MSPT FireKeepers Winner Ryan Dykhouse
MSPT FireKeepers Winner Ryan Dykhouse

After three starting flights and a grueling Day 2, Ryan Dykhouse bested a huge field of 517 entries to win the latest stop on the 2014 Mid-States Poker Tour schedule at FireKeepers.

The event would see 98 runners return for Day 2 to battle for the titles of Michigan State Poker Champion and MSPT Champion. Dykhouse made his way through to Day 2 via Day 1b and came into Day 2 smack-dab in the middle of the pack, ranked 49th in chips.

On Day 2, players reached the money four levels into play and it would take another six levels to reach the final table. On the way there, notable players lost to the cruelty of tournament poker included Patrick Steele (46th place), Michael Ross (35th), Dash Dudley (26th), and Jean Gaspard (16th).

The first full level of final-table play saw three players hit the rail, as Nik Stone, Chad Bienz and Jim Dominique all fell short in their bid for the championship. Tour regular Steve Anderson was next to go as he couldn’t win a race and his {a-Spades}{j-Spades} fell short against the pocket tens of Adam Friedman.

Next to go was Phung Ngo in particularly brutal fashion, which was perhaps a sign of things to come for Dykhouse. After that, in fifth place was Nick Pupillo, also at the hands of Dykhouse when his {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, couldn’t fade Dykhouse’s {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} when he flopped a king. Jeremy Ehrke started the day as chip leader, but couldn’t get it done and exited in fourth place.

Adam Friedman had scratched and clawed his way to the final three and it was he, Dykhouse and Mark Johnson that battled it out for quite some time. Friedman was eventually worn down and exited in third place, leaving Dykhouse and Johnson heads up.

Dykhouse started heads-up play with more than a 2-1 chip lead and, despite a couple of stumbles, never really gave up control and eventually finished off Johnson, who hung in nicely before finally succumbing to the strong play from Dykhouse.

Final Table Payouts

1Ryan Dykhouse$124,500
2Mark Johnson$70,000
3Adam Friedman$45,000
4Jeremy Ehrke$35,740
5Nick Pupillo$28,000
6Phung Ngo$23,000
7Steve Anderson$18,250
8Jim Dominique$14,250
9Chad Bienz$10,000

Johnson would take home $70,000 for his efforts and Dykhouse more than tripled his previous largest live cash with the $124,500 score. Congratulations to Ryan Dykhouse, Michigan State Poker Champion and MSPT FireKeepers Champion!

Mark Johnson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($70,000)

gqzdaddy • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson

Ryan Dykhouse raised to 200,000 and Mark Johnson moved all in. "How much is it," Dykhouse asked. After a count of 1,430,000 and a brief thought, Dykhouse threw in chips for the call.

Dykhouse: {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}

Johnson: {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Dykhouse stayed safe on the {9-Spades}{5-Hearts}{k-Clubs} flop, but the {q-Spades} turn gave Johnson four more outs. The {7-Diamonds} fell on the river, however, and Johnson graciously made his exit just short of the title.

Ryan Dykhouse us 10,340,000 1,740,000
Mark Johnson us Busted

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Dykhouse Picks Off Johnson

gqzdaddy • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Ryan Dykhouse raised to 200,000 and Mark Johnson made the call. The flop was {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and Johnson check-called a bet of 275,000 from Dykhouse. The turn was the {a-Diamonds} and Johnson bet 395,000. Dykhouse called and the {a-Spades} fell on the river.

Johnson slide out a bet of 1,025,000 and Dykhouse quickly called, tabling {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. It was good, as Johnson showed {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}.

Ryan Dykhouse us 9,025,000 1,525,000
Mark Johnson us 1,325,000 -1,575,000

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Dykhouse Takes Control

gqzdaddy • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Mark Johnson raised to 200,000 and Ryan Dykhouse made the call. The flop was {5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Dykhouse check-called a bet of 260,000 from Johnson. The turn was the {2-Spades} and both players checked. The river was the {q-Spades} and Dykhouse bet 625,000. Johnson called, but mucked when Dykhouse turned over {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for the flopped straight flush.

Ryan Dykhouse us 8,400,000 1,300,000
Mark Johnson us 1,800,000 -1,500,000

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