After two full days of play, there is a new Main Event Champion in the MSPT world. Beau "Don K. Nado" Wilshire has bested the stacked field of 503 entrants and won his first MSPT Main Event title.
There may not have been a more interesting winner in the field. From Shawnee, Kansas, Wilshire washes golf carts part time. "I'm more of a cash game player," shared Wilshire. "I mostly play online. This is my first tournament win. I can finally show my family a trophy so they don't think I'm a drug dealer."
The 503 entrants generated a first-place prize of $104,579 taken home by Wilshire, along with the MSPT Main Event trophy. When asked what he's going to do with the money, WIlshire shared, "I'm going to buy my cat, McLovin'...like Superbad, some cat food."
Memorable Hands On the Path to Victory
Wilshire had his share of hands to share with the family and McLovin'. He flopped a set of fives during three-handed play to run down the aces of Adam Schultz. He also eliminated 4th place, Elizabeth Ethridge, when he woke up with a better overpair. In fact, he also eliminated 6th place JC Nguyen with a sick hero call, 7th place Mikiyo Aoki when he won a race by turning a set, and 8th place Mo Nuwwarah when he won a race by flopping a king. He single-handedly eliminated half of the final table on his path to victory.
"I'm driving six hours home tonight," share Wilshire. "Well, actually seven since it's an electric car and I'll have to charge it. That's the worst part about them." His car will lose charge a little faster than usual tonight, weighed down by a six-figure check and a heavy trophy to show his family. Safe travels, Don K. Nado. Safe travels.
That does it for our coverage here is Larchwood, Iowa at the Grand Falls Casino. Congratulation to Beau "Don K. Nado" Wilshire for his first tournament win.