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Silverado-Franklin

May 3 - 5, 2019

 
  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Congratulations To Sergio Mireles, Winner Of The 2019 MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship ($60,946)
Created (5/5/2019 9:11:03 PM by Brandon Temple)

The 2019 MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship saw 258 players hit the felt in search of the double-gun trophy and $60,946. When the smoke had cleared, Sergio Mireles of Newcastle, Wyoming, steamrolled the final table to take home the championship,

“I’m overwhelmed.” Mireles said about his victory. Mireles had shoulder surgery just last week, and waited until Saturday to fire a bullet he earned from the monthly Thursday Night Deep Stack promotion at the Silverado-Franklin that gave a seat away to the championship each month. He acknowledged his torrid run to the trophy, saying, ”I’ve had a couple great runs before, like when I won the Deadwood Shootout a few years ago, but I never had a run like this, this was pretty good.”

The trophy Mireles earned for securing the victory seemed just as sweet as the money, as he said, “I love the trophy, I’ve wanted one of those for five years since they started those. I knew I’d get one sometime.” Mireles thanked his wife, who was on the rail through the entire final table, ”...my big supporter. And my little grandbabies, I’ve got half a dozen grandbabies that are all wondering what I’m doing right now. I hope they don’t start playing poker, though!”

Day 2 saw 41 players return to the Silverado Poker Room, but only 27 would earn a cash. Among those to fail to walk away with a piece of the prize pool include Season 8 MSPT POY Chris Meyers, Ryan Remington, Travis Sweet, Tom Hammers, and bubble boy and former South Dakota State Poker Champ Cal Dardis, when his couldn’t catch up to the of Leroy Dubray.

Some of those earning a cash before the final table commenced include final table bubble boy Jared Shipley (11th - $4,478), start of the day chip leader Jason Trezak (12th - $4,478), the aforementioned Dubray (14th - $3,731), defending champ Rick Burleson (15th - $3,731), Kenneth Lybeck (18th - $3,209), Luke Blindert (22nd - $2,289), former MSPT champ Rodger Johnson (23rd - $2,289), and Nicole Eby (26th - $2,090).

Final Table Action

Dave Word was the first to go at the final table, his queens getting cracked on a nine-high flop by Sergio Mireles. Word, from Pierre, South Dakota, cashed last year’s championship here at Silverado-Franklin, finishing in 23rd place. He settled for tenth-place and $4,478 in prize money in this year’s edition.

Mikiyo Aoki, who started the final table as the short stack, managed one ladder before her ace-queen couldn’t overcome Mireles, who once again was holding pocket nines. The Bozeman, Montana native earned $5,473 for her ninth-place finish, her second cash on tour this season after finishing 73rd at the season-opening JACK Cleveland Casino Main Event.

The third knockout of the opening level came a short time later, as Pine Ridge, South Dakota native Donroy Ghost Bear’s tens couldn’t win a flip against the king-queen of Michael Woznicki to oust Ghost Bear in eighth for $6,965. Ghost Bear, whos son Delbert also made it to Day 2, falling just short of a cash himself, recorded his first career MSPT cash.

Amazingly, a fourth knockout would happen before the level could come to a close, as tens proved to be the undoing of another final table player. Rudy Stanko ran into the set of queens of Woznicki, leaving him in seventh-place, and Stanko, from Gordon, Nebraska, settled for $8,707 and his first career MSPT cash.

The next two players to go seemed to never get any traction going, as Aaron Hyndman bled down to just a few blinds before jamming king-nine into the pocket eights of Gabriel Flores, and Hyndman’s first MSPT cash would be a sixth-place one when he failed to improve. The Worland, Wyoming native took home $11,443 for his efforts.

Geddes, South Dakota’s Travis Gant, Season 8 MSPT Grand Falls Regional champ, fell in fifth, running ace-eight into the pocket kings of Flores. Gant couldn’t get any Deadman’s Hand magic going, and he settled for $14,926 as a consolation prize, his first MSPT Main Event cash after notching three cashes at MSPT Grand Falls Regional Events.

Woznicki surged to holding half the chips in play five-handed, but a string of lost pots left him short when he jammed seven big blinds with queen-jack, only to run into the ace-jack of Mireles to record a fourth-place finish for $19,901. Woznicki’s only other MSPT cash on record was an 18th place finish at the Season 10 Grand Falls Regional event in March.

Flores would fall shortly thereafter, calling off his last ten big blinds on a king-high, all club flop with two sevens, only to run into Mireles and his king-nine. Mireles also held a club, and Flores, from Phoenix, Arizona, missed his one outer, and finished in third for $27,115 and his first MSPT cash.

Michael Campbell, who finished fifth in this event last year, started heads up play down 4:1 in chips, and Mireles ground Campbell down to 700,000 at Level 27 (30,000/60,000/10,000), when Mireles raised to 150,000 on the button, then called the three-bet shove from Michael Campbell for 700,000 in the big blind.

Mireles:
Campbell:

Campbell flopped bottom pair on the flop, but Mireles picked up a gutshot on the turn. Campbell couldn’t fade the river, and Campbell had to settle for a pair of very impressive deep runs at the South Dakota State Poker Championship. The runner-up performance and third MSPT Main Event Final Table for the Rapid City, South Dakota native netted a payday of $37,685.

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Michael Campbell Eliminated In 2nd Place ($37,685)
Created (5/5/2019 9:08:33 PM by Brandon Temple)

Michael Campbell

Sergio Mireles raised to 150,000 on the button, then called the three-bet shove from Michael Campbell for 700,000 in the big blind.

Mireles:
Campbell:

Campbell flopped bottom pair on the flop, but Mireles picked up a gutshot on the turn. Campbell couldn’t fade the river, and Campbell, who finished fifth in this very event last year, settles for a runner-up finish.

Michael Campbell - Eliminated in 2nd place for $37,685

  • Level: 26
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 5000
Heads Up Chip Counts
Created (5/5/2019 8:43:50 PM by Brandon Temple)

Player Name Chip Count Previous Progress
Sergio Mireles 4,460,000 4,100,000
Michael Campbell 700,000 1,060,000

  • Level: 26
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 5000
Gabriel Flores Eliminated In 3rd Place ($27,115)
Created (5/5/2019 8:36:44 PM by Brandon Temple)

Gabriel Flores

Gabriel Flores raised to 200,000 from the small blind, and Sergio Mireles called in the big blind.

Flores checked a flop to Mireles, who jammed to put Flores at risk for his last 515,000. Flores shrugged, then called it off.

Flores:
Mireles:

Flores couldn’t find the one-outer on the turn or river, leaving Mireles heads up-with Michael Campbell for the championship.

Sergio Mireles - 4.1 million (82 bb)
Gabriel Flores - Eliminated in 3rd place for $27,115

  • Level: 26
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 5000
Michael Woznicki Eliminated In 4th Place ($19,901)
Created (5/5/2019 8:26:27 PM by Brandon Temple)

Michael Woznicki

Sergio Mireles jammed on the button to put both the blinds at risk, and Woznicki called off his last 345,000 in the small blind.

Mireles:
Woznicki:

Woznicki’s final table nemesis ended up getting the better of him once more on a board, but the duo graciously shook hands before Woznicki made his exit.

Sergio Mireles - 3 million (60 bb)
Michael Woznicki - Eliminated in 4th place for $19,901

  • Level: 25
  • Blinds: 20000 / 40000
  • Ante: 5000
Sergio Mireles Takes From Gabriel Flores
Created (5/5/2019 8:18:54 PM by Brandon Temple)

Gabriel Flores raised to 110,000 from the small blind, and Sergio Mireles called in the big blind.

Flores bet 120,000 on the flop, and Mireles raised to 260,000. Flores called.

On the turn, Flores check-folded to a bet of 400,000.

Sergio Mireles - 2.6 million (65 bb)
Gabriel Flores - 900,000 (22.5 bb)

  • Level: 25
  • Blinds: 20000 / 40000
  • Ante: 5000
Travis Gant Eliminated In 5th Place ($14,926)
Created (5/5/2019 8:16:18 PM by Brandon Temple)

Travis Gant

Travis Gant jammed for 500,000 from UTG, and Gabriel Flores snap-called in the big blind.

Gant:
Flores:

The Dead Man’s Hand provided a hell of a sweat on the flop, giving Gant a pair and the nut flush draw. He bricked off on the turn and river, however, and the former MSPT Regional champ hit the rail.

Gabriel Flores - 1.3 million (32.5 bb)
Travis Gant - Eliminated in 5th place for $14,926

  • Level: 25
  • Blinds: 20000 / 40000
  • Ante: 5000
Sergio Mireles Doubles Through Michael Woznicki
Created (5/5/2019 8:05:16 PM by Brandon Temple)

Sergio Mireles limped in from the small blind, and Michael Woznicki checked his option in the big blind.

Mireles bet 100,000 on the flop, and Woznicki called.

Mireles checked the turn, and Woznicki bet 200,000. Mireles thought for a while, then called.

On the river, Mireles jammed for 625,000, which prompted Woznicki to stand up, then kneel in his chair, cracking his knuckles.

“I think you missed...” Woznicki said. He called after a few more seconds, and Mireles turned over for a rivered pair of aces. Woznicki was forced to show his , and he was left with just a 250,000. He doubled up the next hand with his sevens besting the threes of Michael Campbell, but he now sits as the short stack after starting the level with half the chips in play.

Sergio Mireles - 2.2 million (55 bb)
Michael Woznicki - 500,000 (12.5 bb)

  • Level: 25
  • Blinds: 20000 / 40000
  • Ante: 5000
Gabriel Flores Jams On Michael Woznicki
Created (5/5/2019 7:52:52 PM by Brandon Temple)

Gabriel Flores raised to 90,000 from the cutoff, and Michael Woznicki called in the big blind.

Woznicki bet 85,000 on the flop, and Flores jammed for 450,000. Woznicki thought for a moment, then folded.

Michael Woznicki - 1.4 million (35 bb)
Gabriel Flores - 800,000 (20 bb)

  • Level: 25
  • Blinds: 20000 / 40000
  • Ante: 5000
Michael Campbell Doubles Through Michael Woznicki
Created (5/5/2019 7:50:06 PM by Brandon Temple)

Michael Woznicki raised to 90,000 from the button, and Michael Campbell three-bet shoved for 630,000 from the small blind. Woznicki thought for a moment, then folded.

The very next hand, Woznicki raised to 90,000 from the cutoff, and Campbell jammed for 780,000 on the button. Woznicki called.

Woznicki:
Campbell:

“Well, a Michael’s gonna win either way,” Campbell said with a grin.

The flop shot Woznicki into the lead, but Campbell picked up a gutshot on the turn. The river filled Campbell’s straight, and he doubled up.

Michael Campbell - 1.64 million (41 bb)
​​​​​​​Michael Woznicki - 1.6 million (40 bb)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
WY 
5,160,000  
5,160,000 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
AZ 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
Geddes 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
WY 
0  
Busted 
  
Gordon 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
MT 
0  
Busted 
  
Pierre 
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
NV 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
WY 
0  
Busted 
  
WY 
0  
Busted 
  
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
Quinn 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
NE 
0  
Busted 
  
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
NY 
0  
Busted 
  
KS 
0  
Busted 
  
MT 
0  
Busted 
 
PA 
0  
Busted 
  
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
WY 
0  
Busted 
  
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
WY 
$60,946
1,200
3
AZ 
$27,115
900
5
Geddes 
SD 
$14,926
700
6
WY 
$11,443
600
7
Gordon 
NE 
$8,707
500
9
MT 
$5,473
300
10
Pierre 
SD 
$4,478
200
12
IN 
$4,478
200
13
SD 
$3,731
150
16
WY 
$3,209
100
17
WY 
$3,209
100
19
SD 
$2,736
75
24
Quinn 
SD 
$2,289
50
26
SD 
$2,090
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
26
Blinds
25000 / 50000
Ante
5000
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
258
Players Remaining
2
Average Chip Stack
2,580,000
Total Chips
5,160,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
5,160,000
0
0
0
10 
0
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
5,400
3,500
3,425
3,250
2,950
2,867
2,700
2,700
2,492
10 
2,450