Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||200,000 / 400,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 Completed
For the past week, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) has been at the Venetian in Las Vegas and hosting another five-day long $1,100 Main Event.
The tournament was headlined by a $1,000,000 guarantee and after three starting flights, the 1,741 total entries were enough to blow past that and generate a whopping $1,680,065 prize pool.
On Saturday, the final eight players took to the felt for Day 3 action, and after a quick three hours of play, it was Massachusetts native Ethan 'Rampage Poker' Yau coming out on top to win the $230,379 top prize and his first MSPT title.
"This feels awesome," Yau stated. "I really love the tournament grind and battling it out with some of the best poker players".
Yau, a poker vlogger who streamed his way to a WSOP.com gold bracelet on YouTube to thousands of viewers under his Rampage Poker moniker last year, considers himself more of a cash game player that hasn't played in many live tournaments. In fact, this was his first ever MSPT event and he didn't even know about the tour until a friend told him about it.
"Huge shoutout to 'JohnnieVibes'. He informed me about this tournament that I had no idea was even going on and I just want to give a big shout out to him," Yau explained.
As it turns out, Yau made the correct decision to play and had nothing but kind words about playing on the MSPT.
"It was a really tough field with a lot of really good players. I know not having as much experience in tournaments didn't help me but I had such a good time playing in this event and was able to run good when it counted. I will definitely be playing more of these in the future without a doubt".
MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Hometown||Prize||MSPT POY Points|
|1||Ethan 'Rampage Poker' Yau||Quincy, MA||$230,379*||1,600|
|2||Jeremy Felicetti||Niagara Falls, NY||$163,641*||1,600|
|3||Mickey Ma||Havertown, PA||$160,000*||1,600|
|4||Boris Kolev||Plovdiv, Bulgaria||$94,084||1,500|
|5||Robert Clark||Lake Forrest, CA||$72,243||1,400|
|6||Ilyas Muradi||Fort Wayne, IN||$55,442||1,300|
|7||Nick Ahmadi||Alpharetta, GA||$43,682||1,200|
|8||Thuy Nguyen||Irvine, CA,||$33,601||1,100|
|9||Bradley Beetz||Hollister, CA||$26,881||1,000|
* Negates ICM Chop
Final Day Action
Nick Ahmadi entered the final day with a little over six big blinds but was able to get a pay jump after Thuy Nguyen departed eighth place after his ace-queen was unable to pair and Ahmadi exiting shortly after in seventh place.
Ilyas Muradi started the day with 40 bigs but took his exit before the end of the first level after his ace-six off suit was dominated by eventual champ Yau's suited ace-eight.
Chip counts shuffled around for almost two full levels before Robert Clark doubled with aces only to lose it all the very next hand holding a dominated king-ten off suit to Mickey Ma's ace-ten off.
After players returned from break, only a few hands were played before start of day chip leader Boris Kolev raised first to act only to call off the rest of his stack after Yau three-bet all in. Yau found himself in another position holding a dominating ace and sent Kolev packing in fourth place for $94,084.
After Kolev's departure, Jeremy Felicetti put in motion of an ICM chop discussion and the three players were able to agree upon a deal that allowed Yau take home the MSPT title along with a $230,379 first-place prize while Felicetti took home $163,641 for second, and Ma received a cool $160,000 for third.
The Venetian will host another MSPT Main Event starting on Monday October 18th, this time it will be a $1,600 buy-in ($1 Million GTD). PokerNews will be on-site once again bringing you all the MSPT action, so stay tuned! For more information about the event, click here.
After a careful deliberation, the three players were able to agree upon a deal that allowed Ethan 'Rampage Poker' Yau take home the MSPT Title along with a $230,379 first place prize while Jeremy Felicetti took home $163,641 for second Ma received a cool $160,000 flat for third.
After Kolev's departure, Jeremy Felicetti put in motion of an ICM chop discussion and players are negotiating terms.
Boris Kolev raised to 4,000,000 first to act and then called off his last 1,200,000 after Ethan Yau three-bet all in from the button.
The start of the day chip leader found himself in a bad position for all his chips and things got worse after the flop paired Yau's seven.
The paired the board on the, leaving Kolev drawing dead to the river and he took his exit in fourth place for $94,084
From October 18-22, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will play host to a second Main Event, this one costing $1,600 to enter and featuring another $1,000,000 guarantee.
The three-day tournament will offer a trio of starting flights starting with Day 1a on Monday, October 18 at 11:10 a.m. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Tuesday, October 19, and Wednesday, October 20 respectively. Late registration for each flight will remain open until approximately 6:40 p.m. local time.
The tournament starts players with 30,000 in chips and plays 40-minute levels throughout.
The surviving players from each starting flight will return for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 21. Those who make it through the day will then come back at the same time on Friday, October 22 to play down to a winner.
Once again, PokerNews will offer live updates from start to finish, so be sure to mark your calendar now.
The final four players are on a 15-minute break.
After just scooping a double with pocket aces in the previous hand, Robert Clark was all in once again from the small blind for a little over 3 million and Mickey Ma called from the big blind.
Clark stood up calling for a king but didn't find one on the flop left him needing an ace or nine instead.
The turn didn't change a thing and a third lady completed the board on the river, sending him home in fifth place for $72,243.