$1,100 Main Event ($150K GTD)

A Hand with Howard

Chad_Holloway • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Howard Hankin
Howard Hankin

Action folded around to Howard Hankin in the small blind and he raised to 5,000, which the lady in the big called.

When the flop fell {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, Hankin put out a continuation-bet of 10,500 and that did the trick as his opponent folded.

It wasn't the most exciting hand, but anytime Hankin raises out of the small blind, well it's worth an update.

Howard Hankin us
Howard Hankin
us 90,000 65,000

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Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables in Single Season

Chad_Holloway • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 11 years on they have one of the best player databases in the industry.

On their "Leaderboards" page, the MSPT tracks such things as Career Earnings, Main Event Cashes, Main Event Final Tables, Main Event Titles, Total Cashes, Most Cashes/Final Tables in a Season, Most Final Tables All-Time, and much more.

Here's a look at the top ten MSPT Main Event final table in a single season:

PlayerHometownSeasonFinal Tables
Patrick SteeleChelsea, Michigan44
Brett KuzniaStephen, Minnesota44
Dan SunCedar Rapids. Iowa33
Christian PhamSt. Paul, Minnesota43
Everett CarltonSt. Paul, Minnesota13
Kou VangMaplewood, Minnesota53
Michael DeisAnn Arbor, Michigan53
Nick PupilloAddison, Illinois53
Mark HodgeFernandina Beach, Florida63
DJ BuckleyEden Prairie, Minnesota63

Former MSPT Champ Done and Dusted

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Taylor Howard us
Taylor Howard
us Busted

Nuss with the Ladies

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Tara Nuss moved all in for 26,000 from early position and a middle-position player isolated by three-bet jamming all in over the top.

Tara Nuss: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

Nuss had the best of it but had to sweat it as the {k-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{k-Spades} flop gave her opponent a spade flush draw.

Fortunately for her, neither the {5-Hearts} turn nor {j-Clubs} river completed it and she shipped the double.

Tara Nuss
Tara Nuss

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A New Iowa State Record Set as Field Hits 497 Entries

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Break Time

Chad_Holloway • Level 9: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Players are now on another 10-minute break. When they return, there will be three more levels of late registration and a single re-entry option.

Checking It Down with Ajayi & Wilkie

Chad_Holloway • Level 9: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Dapo Ajayi
Dapo Ajayi

Dapo Ajayi raised to 3,200 from early position and two spots over MSPT Golden Gates champ Steve Wilkie called.

The rest of the players folded and the flop came down {k-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}.

Both players checked and then did the same on the {4-Hearts} turn as well as the {7-Clubs} river.

Wilkie showed the {6-Spades}{8-Hearts} for a pair of sixes but it was no good as Ajayi had gotten there on the river with his {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for a pair of sevens.

Dapo Ajayi us
Dapo Ajayi
us 105,000 62,000
Steve Wilkie gb
Steve Wilkie
gb 35,000 -45,000

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Check Out the Betsfred Sportsbook at Grand Falls Casino

Chad_Holloway • Level 9: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Grand Falls Betfred Sportsbook
Grand Falls Betfred Sportsbook

Earlier this year, Grand Falls Casino opened a 3,500-square-foot, $1.5 million sports betting venue, located in a renovated former stage area adjacent to the main gaming floor. The casino partnered with the English sports gambling operator Betfred, who will be in charge of the sportsbook's day-to-day operations, and became the first casino in the USA to offer sports bets through Betfred, which has operated in the UK since 1967.

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