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Bally's Black Hawk

January 27 - 30, 2022
Main Event: 683 Entrants
Winner: Billyray Gallegos
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EVENT RECAP

The MSPT Bally’s Black Hawk Main Event has come to an end after four scintillating days of play where a huge field of 683 was played down to a winner after almost eleven hours of play.

That winner was Billyray Gallegos of Denver who took home the MSPT trophy and a grand prize of $104,890. Gallegos has just $7,283 in career tournament earnings before this win as he stated he is mainly a cash game pro and that he has been pursuing poker full time for about two years now after quitting his job. This win is sure to be a huge launching pad for his career as he felt it was just his time to win.

“It’s just my time man. I knew it inside. I have always made Day 2, cashed but this time I was like today is different. I dressed up today! I’m usually that hoodie guy, sweatpants and everything. But today I was feeling good so I dressed up”.

Gallegos was one of the ten Day 1a survivors and bagged a big stack on Day 1 to head into Day 2 amongst the top ten. He stayed steady in the start of the day and then exploded as the final neared. He would become the chip leader around the three-table mark and stayed on top until the final table where he would not take any major hit in chips and rode his stack to the title.

Action of the Day

The day started with 80 players and play would slow significantly on the money bubble at 73 players left as it took almost an hour for the bubble to burst.

After the money was reached, eliminations would come at a steady pace as several notables hit the rail including; Ben Keeline (55th), Jessica Vierling (44th), Aaron Johnson (33rd), Will Givens (26th) and Scott Stewart (13th) until the final table was reached.

Devin Garcia became the first victim of the final table as he fell to a set. Colin Gordon was next to go in eighth.

Vincent Moscati put together another deep tournament run as he exited in seventh place. Sam Husar went out in sixth place and Jared Ingles in fifth.

Chris Gfull was the last elimination of the night when he was felted in fourth place to set up a three-way chop discussion between the remaining contestants. It was determined to do an ICM chop based on chip count, which put Brady Bullard in third place and Ronald Scott in second with Gallegos taking the top prize and the trophy.

That wraps up PokerNews' coverage of the MSPT Black Hawk Main Event. Be sure to tune in for other events in the coming weeks.

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
Denver 
CO 
$104,890
1,400
2
CO 
$93,369
1,400
3
Denver 
CO 
$81,349
1,400
4
Arvada 
CO 
$45,610
1,300
5
LA 
$34,373
1,200
6
Denver 
CO 
$25,779
1,100
7
NY 
$19,830
1,000
8
Denver 
CO 
$15,864
900
9
Denver 
CO 
$11,898
800
10
Denver 
CO 
$9,915
700
11
CO 
$9,915
700
12
Denver 
CO 
$9,915
700
13
CA 
$7,932
600
14
CO 
$7,932
600
15
CO 
$7,932
600
16
CO 
$6,610
500
17
IA 
$6,610
500
18
Golden 
CO 
$6,610
500
19
MN 
$5,685
400
20
Miami 
FL 
$5,685
400
21
NE 
$5,685
400
22
CO 
$4,759
300
23
CO 
$4,759
300
24
NE 
$4,759
300
25
CO 
$3,834
250
26
CO 
$3,834
250
27
Denver 
CO 
$3,834
250
28
IN 
$2,908
200
29
Denver 
CO 
$2,908
200
30
Denver 
CO 
$2,908
200
31
MN 
$2,908
200
32
Casper 
WY 
$2,908
200
33
MN 
$2,908
200
34
CO 
$2,908
200
35
Pueblo 
CO 
$2,908
200
36
Denver 
CO 
$2,908
200
37
MI 
$2,578
150
38
Parker 
CO 
$2,578
150
39
IN 
$2,578
150
40
Sumter 
SC 
$2,578
150
41
IL 
$2,578
150
42
CO 
$2,578
150
43
CO 
$2,578
150
44
WA 
$2,578
150
45
Denver 
CO 
$2,578
150
46
Denver 
CO 
$2,446
100
47
Denver 
CO 
$2,446
100
48
CO 
$2,446
100
49
CO 
$2,446
100
50
MN 
$2,446
100
51
CO 
$2,446
100
52
CO 
$2,446
100
53
CA 
$2,446
100
54
VA 
$2,446
100
55
CO 
$2,314
75
56
Arvada 
CO 
$2,314
75
57
IN 
$2,314
75
58
CO 
$2,314
75
59
IN 
$2,314
75
60
CO 
$2,314
75
61
Laurel 
MT 
$2,314
75
62
CO 
$2,314
75
63
CO 
$2,314
75
64
Denver 
CO 
$2,181
50
65
CO 
$2,181
50
66
CO 
$2,181
50
67
CA 
$2,181
50
69
Denver 
CO 
$2,181
50
70
Denver 
CO 
$2,181
50
71
CO 
$2,181
50