Jason Beasley Claims 2017 MSPT Denver Poker Open Victory

Jason Beasley Claims 2017 MSPT Denver Poker Open VictoryLatest stop on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) was the Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, with its $1,100 Main Event attracting 413 players to create a prize pool worth twice as much as its initial $200,000 guarantee. Amongst those players taking part in the tournament was Jason Beasley, a locally based roofing salesman originally from Oregon, with the 38 year-old subsequently triumphing over the field to claim a first place prize of $88,134.
As a result, Beasley now boasts $247,492 in live earnings, with his latest victory representing his biggest score to date, beating the $66,820 he won after taking down the $510 Fall Poker Round in Pendleton more than a decade earlier. Commenting after the win, Beasley stated:
“I feel good. It’s a little bit different rush from cash games. This is my biggest win. My dad has been a leather-ass grinder for over 40 years. He was watching the live stream back in Oregon.”
Day 2 of the tournament saw the money bubble burst, and amongst those subsequently receiving a return on their buy-in was Max Young in 45th ($2,303), Gerald Morrell in 36th ($2,404), Bobby Sanoubane in 18th ($4,407), and Brett Blackwood in 11th ($6,410).
After the final table had been set, Beasley then managed to make it all the way through to heads-up play where he faced off against Mike Monetti for the title. At this stage, the two players were fairly even in chips, and the lead would swing back-and-forth on a few occasions before the deciding hand was played with Monetti bluffing a busted straight draw on the river, prompting a call from Beasley. Monetti then had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $54,483, while Beasley claimed the trophy.
Final Table Results:
1: Jason Beasley $88,134
2: Mike Monetti $54,483
3: Jon Wurden $39,660
4: Gerald Cunniff $29,245
5: Cooper Wanty $22,034
6: Mike Wheeler $16,823
7: Will Mietz $13,220
8: Bruce Russell $10,416
9: Nils Bardsley $7,612
10: Andrew Geffen $6,410
Next stop on the MSPT is Milwaukee’s Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, followed by Minnesota’s Canterbury Park, after which the tour’s Season 8 comes to an end.

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