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Awarded to date

FireKeepers Casino

May 12 - 15, 2022
Main Event: 2330 Entrants
Winner: Daniel Bekavac
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EVENT RECAP

After 15 hours of play in The Mid-States Poker Tour $1,100 Main Event At FireKeepers Casino, Michigan it was MSPT champion Dan Bekavac who ended up winning his record breaking fourth MSPT title.

“I feel great, I feel confident,” said an enthused Bekavac, “now nobody can say they got more than me now.” The poker pro who has been playing since he was 23 says he should have started playing tournaments earlier. Over the course of a five hour long final table, Bekavac’s signature aggressive style earned him three knockouts, more than any other player at the final table. Once players got three-handed, an ICM chop was struck. Bekavac had the most chips of the three players left so Marquez Davis took home $198,975 and CJ Peake took home $241,290.

Just weeks after his win in Riverside Iowa, Bekavac has climbed atop of the MSPT Main event leaderboard with no other players matching his four-time winning accomplishment. Scoring his biggest live cash at $252,020, Bekavac looks to continue his run and plans to play next weekend at MSPT Deadwood. When asked for some advice towards up and coming players he said “three-bet, c-bet.”

Start Of Day

The day began with fast and furious action. 311 players came back and bagged from yesterday and within 40-minutes, players had already burst the bubble in a wild three eliminations at once situation.

Post Bubble

Play lasted for a while, seeing many players fall throughout the day including poker commentator Jamie Kerstetter (213th-$2,710), Chris Tryba (89th-$3,840), MSPT champions Chris Moon (102nd-$3,388), and Aaron Johnson (66th-$4,517) and WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Cada (43rd-$6,550). The final table was reached when start of day chip lead David Peterson got his queen-jack in against Dan Bekavac’s queen-nine and lost when Bekavac flopped a nine. He finished his run in tenth place for $27,103.

Final Table

The first elimination came rather quickly, when Elliot Hebden four-bet shoved his stack pocket tens into Marquez Davis’ pocket aces. No help was brought to Hebden and he left the tournament in ninth place for $35,008.

Next to finish was Ruben Delgado who impressively spun up his stack after being down to just three big blinds with four tables left. His luck came to an end though, after losing a big pot to Alex Oberlin when his top pair lost to a flush, he moved in his remaining chips with queen-jack only to get called off by Jonathan Johnson’s ace-jack. No improvement was found and Delgado finished his run in eighth place for $44,043.

Timothy Mulroy managed to ladder up a few places with his short stack, but moved it in with ace-king only to see it shrivel up against Bekavac’s ace-five when Bekavac flopped a wheel. Mulroy went to the rail in seventh place for $56,465 and was greeted by his son Timothy Mulroy Jr. who himself finished the same tournament in nineteenth for $16,714.

Oberlin saw his chips dissipate when, after three-betting pre, he moved all-in on a monotone queen-high board with ace-king high only to get looked up by the flopped pair of sixes for Bekavac. The turn and river provided no help and Oberlin’s run came to an end in sixth place for $72,275.

After roughly two hours of every short stack doubling, the unlucky one was Jonathan Johnson who moved all-in in the small blind with jack-ten offsuit only to get looked up in the big blind by Zinoviy Pelekh with pocket kings. No help could be found on the board and Johnson collected $91,699 for his fifth place efforts.

Zinoviy Pelekh would follow him shortly after and would collect $119,706 for his fourth place finish when he moved all-in with ace-king suited only to get called by the pocket queens of Bekavac.

Bekavac held the chip lead and offered an icm deal to both players and after some talking it was agreed upon. After surviving seven all-ins, Marquez Davis collected $198,975 for third place deal chop.Holding only slightly less chips than Bekavac, CJ Peake collected $241,290 for second place, all three players finding their career best score.

Congratulations to Dan Bekavac for winning The $1,110 No-Limit Hold’em Mid States Poker Tour Main Event in FireKeepers, Michigan for a career best score and a fourth MSPT title! Thank you for staying tuned with us here at PokerNews, be sure to keep reading for updates on MSPT stops across the country and other tournaments.

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
IL 
$252,020
1,700
2
OH 
$241,290
1,700
3
IA 
$198,975
1,700
4
MI 
$119,706
1,600
5
Warren 
MI 
$91,699
1,500
6
IN 
$72,275
1,400
7
MI 
$56,465
1,300
8
IL 
$44,043
1,200
9
Perry 
MI 
$35,008
1,100
10
MN 
$27,103
1,000
11
MI 
$27,103
1,000
12
Okemos 
MI 
$27,103
1,000
13
WI 
$21,457
900
14
Canton 
MI 
$21,457
900
15
MI 
$21,457
900
16
Gurnee 
IL 
$20,102
800
17
IL 
$20,102
800
18
MI 
$20,102
800
19
MI 
$16,714
750
20
MI 
$16,714
750
21
Niles 
MI 
$16,714
750
22
MI 
$14,003
700
23
IL 
$14,003
700
24
IL 
$14,003
700
25
MI 
$11,293
650
26
IN 
$11,293
650
27
Mikado 
MI 
$11,293
650
28
Maybee 
MI 
$8,131
600
29
MI 
$8,131
600
30
MI 
$8,131
600
31
Okemos 
MI 
$8,131
600
32
MI 
$8,131
600
33
MI 
$8,131
600
34
IN 
$8,131
600
35
WI 
$8,131
600
36
MI 
$8,131
600
37
Leslie 
MI 
$6,550
550
38
GA 
$6,550
550
39
MI 
$6,550
550
40
MI 
$6,550
550
41
MI 
$6,550
550
42
Fraser 
MI 
$6,550
550
43
Macomb 
MI 
$6,550
550
44
Niles 
IL 
$6,550
550
46
MI 
$5,647
500
47
MI 
$5,647
500
48
IL 
$5,647
500
49
IL 
$5,647
500
50
IL 
$5,647
500
51
Kent 
OH 
$5,647
500
52
IL 
$5,647
500
53
MI 
$5,647
500
54
MI 
$5,647
500
55
MI 
$4,969
450
56
MI 
$4,969
450
57
MI 
$4,969
450
58
MI 
$4,969
450
59
IN 
$4,969
450
60
OH 
$4,969
450
61
MI 
$4,969
450
62
MI 
$4,969
450
63
Smyrna 
GA 
$4,969
450
64
OH 
$4,517
400
65
MI 
$4,517
400
66
MN 
$4,517
400
67
IN 
$4,517
400
68
MI 
$4,517
400
69
MI 
$4,517
400
70
OH 
$4,517
400
71
MI 
$4,517
400
72
IN 
$4,517
400
73
Elgin 
IL 
$4,065
350
74
IL 
$4,065
350
75
Joliet 
IL 
$4,065
350
76
Casco 
MI 
$4,065
350
77
Holt 
MI 
$4,065
350
78
Delton 
MI 
$4,065
350
79
MI 
$4,065
350
80
IA 
$4,065
350
81
Novia 
MI 
$4,065
350
82
NV 
$3,840
300
83
MI 
$3,840
300
84
WI 
$3,840
300
85
FL 
$3,840
300
86
OH 
$3,840
300
87
OH 
$3,840
300
88
Carmel 
IN 
$3,840
300
89
MA 
$3,840
300
90
IL 
$3,840
300
91
IL 
$3,614
250
92
Warren 
MI 
$3,614
250
93
MI 
$3,614
250
94
OH 
$3,614
250
95
IN 
$3,614
250
96
MI 
$3,614
250
97
Jasper 
IN 
$3,614
250
98
Joliet 
IL 
$3,614
250
99
MI 
$3,614
250
100
Elsie 
MI 
$3,388
200
101
Flint 
MI 
$3,388
200
102
MI 
$3,388
200
103
IN 
$3,388
200
104
Eagle 
MI 
$3,388
200
105
MI 
$3,388
200
106
Novi 
MI 
$3,388
200
107
Lorain 
OH 
$3,388
200
108
MI 
$3,388
200
109
NV 
$3,388
200
110
MI 
$3,388
200
111
MI 
$3,388
200
112
OH 
$3,388
200
114
Warren 
MI 
$3,388
200
115
MI 
$3,388
200
116
IL 
$3,388
200
117
MI 
$3,388
200
118
Moline 
IL 
$3,388
200
119
Toledo 
OH 
$3,388
200
120
WI 
$3,388
200
121
MI 
$3,388
200
122
Mason 
MI 
$3,388
200
123
IL 
$3,388
200
124
MN 
$3,388
200
125
MI 
$3,388
200
126
TN 
$3,388
200
127
MI 
$3,162
150
128
Troy 
MI 
$3,162
150
129
MI 
$3,162
150
130
MI 
$3,162
150
131
MI 
$3,162
150
132
WI 
$3,162
150
133
MI 
$3,162
150
134
Jeddo 
MI 
$3,162
150
135
IL 
$3,162
150
136
MI 
$3,162
150
138
Owosso 
MI 
$3,162
150
139
MI 
$3,162
150
140
Newton 
NC 
$3,162
150
141
IL 
$3,162
150
142
MI 
$3,162
150
143
Durand 
MI 
$3,162
150
144
MI 
$3,162
150
145
MI 
$3,162
150
146
IL 
$3,162
150
147
Flint 
MI 
$3,162
150
148
Xenia 
OH 
$3,162
150
149
WI 
$3,162
150
150
Verona 
WI 
$3,162
150
151
MI 
$3,162
150
152
Darian 
IL 
$3,162
150
153
WI 
$3,162
150
154
IL 
$2,936
100
155
MI 
$2,936
100
156
MI 
$2,936
100
157
MI 
$2,936
100
158
WI 
$2,936
100
159
MI 
$2,936
100
160
MI 
$2,936
100
161
OH 
$2,936
100
162
MI 
$2,936
100
163
MI 
$2,936
100
164
Gaines 
MI 
$2,936
100
165
MI 
$2,936
100
166
MI 
$2,936
100
167
Owosso 
MI 
$2,936
100
168
MI 
$2,936
100
169
IN 
$2,936
100
170
MI 
$2,936
100
171
MI 
$2,936
100
172
MN 
$2,936
100
173
IL 
$2,936
100
174
MI 
$2,936
100
175
MI 
$2,936
100
176
MI 
$2,936
100
177
Novi 
MI 
$2,936
100
178
MI 
$2,936
100
179
IL 
$2,936
100
180
MI 
$2,936
100
181
Parker 
CO 
$2,710
75
182
MI 
$2,710
75
183
MI 
$2,710
75
184
Canton 
MI 
$2,710
75
185
WI 
$2,710
75
186
MI 
$2,710
75
187
OH 
$2,710
75
188
IN 
$2,710
75
189
IL 
$2,710
75
190
IN 
$2,710
75
191
OH 
$2,710
75
192
IL 
$2,710
75
193
WI 
$2,710
75
194
MI 
$2,710
75
195
MN 
$2,710
75
196
MI 
$2,710
75
197
MI 
$2,710
75
198
MI 
$2,710
75
199
MI 
$2,710
75
200
MI 
$2,710
75
201
OH 
$2,710
75
202
MI 
$2,710
75
203
MN 
$2,710
75
204
MI 
$2,710
75
205
IL 
$2,710
75
206
IN 
$2,710
75
207
Novi 
MI 
$2,710
75
208
Owosso 
MI 
$2,710
75
209
MI 
$2,710
75
210
MI 
$2,710
75
211
MI 
$2,710
75
212
MO 
$2,710
75
213
NJ 
$2,710
75
214
MI 
$2,710
75
215
Geneva 
IL 
$2,710
75
216
MI 
$2,710
75
217
MI 
$2,484
50
219
WI 
$2,484
50
220
WI 
$2,484
50
221
MI 
$2,484
50
222
MI 
$2,484
50
223
Wixom 
MI 
$2,484
50
224
MI 
$2,484
50
225
PA 
$2,484
50
226
VA 
$2,484
50
227
MI 
$2,484
50
228
Sears 
MI 
$2,484
50
229
Eagle 
MI 
$2,484
50
230
MI 
$2,484
50
231
Niles 
IL 
$2,484
50
232
Morley 
MI 
$2,484
50
233
MI 
$2,484
50
234
IL 
$2,484
50
235
IL 
$2,484
50
236
IN 
$2,484
50
237
IN 
$2,484
50
238
IL 
$2,484
50
239
MI 
$2,484
50
240
IL 
$2,484
50
241
MI 
$2,484
50
242
Troy 
MI 
$2,484
50
243
MI 
$2,484
50
244
Auburn 
IN 
$2,484
50
245
MI 
$2,484
50
246
MI 
$2,484
50
247
MI 
$2,484
50
248
London 
 
$2,484
50
249
MI 
$2,484
50
250
MI 
$2,484
50
251
MI 
$2,484
50
252
OH 
$2,484
50