Dykhouse Wins Michigan State Poker Championship

Dykhouse Wins Michigan State Poker Championship Ryan Dykhouse has won the 2014 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) at FireKeepers, Battle Creek, after besting a field of 517 players over two days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting the $124,500 first place prize.
The $1,100 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed tournament was held at the FireKeepers Casino in Michigan, and attracted a huge field to create a prize pool worth $499,990. Amongst the notable pros then cashing in at the event was Patrick Steele in 46th ($2,000), Dash Dudley in 26th ($2,750), and Jean Gaspard in 16th ($3,750).
After the final table of nine got underway, Ryan Dykhouse then proceeded to eliminate Phung Ngo in 6th ($23,000), before being dealt K-Q and doing likewise to Nick Pupillo (A-Q) in 5th for $28,000.
Eventually, Ryan Dykhouse would then make it all the way to the heads-up phase of the competition where he would face off against Mark Johnson for the MSPT title. As the final battle commenced, Dykhouse held a 2-1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and Dykhouse would subsequently maintain his lead all the way to the  final hand where he would eventually take down the $124,500 first-place prize to be named this year’s Michigan State Poker Champion and MSPT FireKeepers Champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Ryan Dykhouse     $124,500
2 Mark Johnson     $70,000
3 Adam Friedman     $45,000
4 Jeremy Ehrke     $35,740
5 Nick Pupillo     $28,000
6 Phung Ngo     $23,000
7 Steve Anderson $18,250
8 Jim Dominique     $14,250
9 Chad Bienz     $10,000
The 2014 MSPT’s next event will be held from November 1st to 9th at the Meskwaki Casino in Iowa, with its showcase $1,100 buy-in$300,000 guaranteed Main Event starting on November 7th.

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