Taylor Howard Wins Second MSPT Title in South Dakota State Poker Championship ($119,165)


The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) returned to the historic Deadwood for the 2021 MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship at Silverado-Franklin On line casino.

The $1,100 buy-in, $100K GTD Fundamental Occasion was one to recollect as a complete of 585 entries (265 from Day 1a; 320 from 1b) have been tallied, which not solely surpassed the venue’s earlier finest subject of 258 entries in 2019 but additionally grew to become the biggest main pageant ($1,100+ buy-in) in Deadwood historical past.

On Sunday, 82 gamers returned for Day 2 motion, and after it was Iowa native Taylor Howard, popping out on high to win the $119,165 high prize and his second MSPT title. His first got here again in November 2018 when he gained the MSPT Meskwaki for $89,939.

“Man it is loopy to listen to you say that I simply gained a second MSPT,” Howard stated after his win. “I do not know its fairly insane when you consider it” he added.

“I grew up going to MSPT’s praying that I may satellite tv for pc into certainly one of these occasions and now to say that I am a two-time MSPT Fundamental Occasion Champion, it is insane”.

Howard’s first MSPT money got here again in 2014 when he completed fourth in Meskwaki for $24,423 and since then he has amassed over $250,000 in MSPT earnings.

2021 MSPT Deadwood South Dakota State Poker Championship Closing Desk Outcomes

Place Participant Hometown Prize MSPT POY Factors
1 Taylor Howard Altoona, IA $119,165 1,700
2 John Schroer Wisconsin $73,201 1,500
3 Cy Church East Lansing, MI $53,340 1,400
4 Paul Camby Guerneville, CA $39,722 1,300
5 Michael Kinzer Las Vegas, NV $30,075 1,200
6 John Nidhiry Rockville, MD $22,698 1,100
7 Wesley Ismay Vale, SD $17,591 1,000
8 Clint Lilienthal $13,616 900
9 Tim Dunse Reedsburg, WI $10,782 800
MSPT Deadwood Final Table
MSPT Deadwood Closing Desk

Closing Desk motion

Cy Church entered the ultimate desk with a stack of 4.7 million, properly forward of the remainder of the sector. As soon as the motion bought underway, it did not take lengthy earlier than Tim Dunse dropped in ninth place after being outkicked with ace-five suited towards Paul Camby’s ace-jack off.

A couple of minutes later, Clint Lilienthal hit the rail after being tripped up on the river by Church. The following participant to be despatched residence was Wesley Ismay, whose jack-six off got here up simply brief after Camby flopped a pair holding ten-deuce.

John Nidhiry was subsequent on the chopping block after his ace-jack off was dominated by Howard’s ace-queen suited. Shortly after, Michael Kinzer departed in fifth place after his queen-five suited fell brief towards Church’s suited ace-six.

4-handed play went on for nearly one other two full ranges earlier than Camby hit the rail. Camby bluffed off three barrels with the final being an all-in guess holding an ace-eight off. Church known as Camby the entire manner down and rolled over an ace-five for journey fives.

Three-handed motion noticed Church and Howard maintain nearly equivalent stacks with John Schroer sitting on the backside however finally, it was Church would discover the exit in third place after he misplaced a race to Schroer.

The heads-up match was a battle with chips shifting back-and-forth between the 2 gamers for a number of hours. Lastly, Schroer bought his chips within the center after flopping a pair of fours and turning an open-ended straight draw. Howard known as holding a pair of rockets and Schroer bricked the river, sending him residence in second place for $73,201 whereas Howard collected $119,165 to associate with the coveted Deadwood customized trophy.

Taylor Howard and rail
Taylor Howard and rail

A complete of 63 gamers ended up cashing the occasion, with Paul Jain (tenth – $8,512), Phil Mader (14th – $6,809), Nick Pupillo (sixteenth – $6,809), 2018 MSPT participant of the yr Aaron Johnson (twenty first – $4,994), three-time MSPT Champ Matt Kirby (twenty fourth – $4,142), defending Deadwood champ Sergio Mireles (twenty fifth – $3,518), and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Adam Friedman (fiftieth – $2,123) amongst these ending within the cash.

The MSPT might be heading again to the Venetian in Las Vegas for back-to-back occasions being held June 2nd – 14th and PokerNews might be readily available offering updates for each Fundamental Occasions.

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