Jeremy Dresch Wins 2016 MSPT Columbus for $83,045September 21, 2016 11:40 am
The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Columbus attracted a field of 344 players to create a prize pool worth $332,180. After two starting days, Jeremy Dresch subsequently took down the tournament on Day 2 to collect a $83,045 first place prize, representing the biggest score of his poker playing career.
The 42 year-old recorded his first tournament cash back in 2007, and over the years has won an impressive three Heartland Poker Tour titles. In 2010, he also won an earlier version of the MSPT, called the Minnesota State Poker Tour, for $36,084, and following a MSPT victory that now pushes his career earnings to $659,057, Dresch commented:
“Long time coming. I never look beyond the weekend; I’ll decide what to play on Wednesdays. I didn’t even know this tournament was going on, I had no idea. My buddy told me earlier in the week, so I played it.”
Day 1a saw 159 players enter the MSPT main event, followed on Day 1B by a further 185 competitors. Dresch then started Day 2 in 18th place among the 59 remaining players, and with just 36 money spots available 23 players saw no return on their $1,100 buy-ins. Amongst the notable pros who did book a cash were Jason Seitz in 34th ($2,093), Peixin Liu in 28th ($2,093), Joe Matheson in 18th ($3,322), Mike Schneider in 15th ($4,651), and Blake Bohn in 13th ($4,651).
Dresch subsequently entered the final table in pole position, and eventually progressed all the way through to heads-up play where he faced Victor Peppe for the title. After securing a strong chip lead, the deciding hand was then played with Dresch (5-5) besting his opponent’s J-6 to become the 2016 MSPT Columbus champion.
Top 10 Finishes:
1st: Jeremy Dresch $83,045
2nd: Victor Peppe $49,827
3rd: Jim Boone $32,321
4th: Brian Friesen $22,588
5th: Bradley Demotts $16,941
6th: Richard Alsup $13,287
7th: Reginald Powell $11,294
8th: Kraig Komrosky $9,301
9th: Andy BeBerg $7,974
10th: Chris Korent $6,311
Next stop on the Mid-States Poker Tour is the FireKeepers Casino in Michigan from October 8-16, which includes a $1,100 buy-in, $300k guaranteed Main Event.