Event #9 of the Midwest Poker Classic at Running Aces featured six return final tablists (Rob Wazwaz, Robert Vansyckle, Wayne Martinson, James Dlugosch, Jeff Taylor and 3 Putts) and two previous winners (Wazwaz, Dlugosch).
Vansyckle outlasted them all to take home the $5,475 first place prize. Combined with his seventh place finish in event #1 ($300 NLHE) Vansyckle has won nearly $7,000 at the MPC.
|Event #9 – $300 NLHE – 71 entrants|
|1||Robert Vansyckle||St. Paul, MN||$5,475|
|2||Jeff Taylor||Mounds View, MN||$3,715|
|3||John “Cash” van Rietschoten
|4||James Dlugosch||Hopkins, MN||$2,150|
|5||3 Putts||Shakopee, MN||$1,565|
|7||Brian Gabrielle||Edina, MN||$980|
|8||Rob Wazwaz||Minneapolis, MN||$781|
|9||Richard Stoeckman||Princeton, MN||$590|
|10||Todd Melander||Minneapolis, MN||$395|
In by far the smallest No Limit Hold’em field of the 2009 Midwest Poker Classic, Dennis Petronack from Stillwater, MN took home the $3,495 first place prize, adding to a resume that already includes cashes in a WSOP Circuit event, two EPT events, and the Aussie Millions.
Steve Mohs made his second final table of the series, but eventually stalled out in 5th.
|Event #8 – $200 NLHE – 70 entrants|
|1||Dennis Petronack||Stillwater, MN||$3,495|
|2||Kuong Yek||Woodbury, MN||$2,375|
|3||Brandon Wurzinger||White Bear Lake, MN||$1,745|
|4||Nicolas Restrepo||Plymouth, MN||$1,325|
|5||Steve Mohs||Savage, MN||$1,000|
|6||Tina Tomano||Chisaco City, MN||$750|
|7||Dennis Holman||New Hope, MN||$625|
|8||Jeremy Fleischhacker||Webster, WI||$500|
|9||Christopher Anderson||St. Paul Park, MN||$375|
|10||Cristobal Malave||Bloomington, MN||$240|
Tucker Hummel of New Hope, MN turned a short stack into $5,560 in event #7 of the Midwest Poker Classic on Monday night — no small task against possibly the most star-studded field of the series so far.
Among the decorated players were Pete Bigelow, who has final tabled Heartland Poker Tour, Fall Poker Classic, Twin Cities Poker Open, WSOP Circuit, and WPT preliminary events; Ernie Lessard, who has final tabled at Fall Poker Classic and Heartland events, and Everett Carlton, who is most known for reaching the final table of event #14 of the 2006 World Series of Poker.
|Event #7 – $300 NLHE – 91 entrants|
|1||Tucker Hummel||New Hope, MN||$5,560|
|2||Everett Carlton||St. Paul, MN||$3,770|
|3||Shaun Jensen||St. Paul, MN||$2,780|
|4||Roger Nordgren||New Brighton, MN||$2,182|
|5||Dean Shiff||Plymouth, MN||$1,590|
|6||John Sandberg||Monticello, MN||$1,190|
|7||Dan Favreau||Plymouth, MN||$995|
|8||Ernie Lessard||Siren, WI||$795|
|9||Pete Bigelow||Moose Lake, MN||$595|
|Event #5 – $100 NLHE – 105 entrants|
|1||Richard Brekke||Minneapolis, MN||$2,550|
|2||Andy BeBerg||Stillwater, MN||$1,725|
|3||Chuck Barnhouse||Maple Grove, MN||$1,270|
|4||Karen Albertson||Hugo, MN||$1,000|
|5||Jim Francis||Hugo, MN||$725|
|6||Jason Konstad||Wyoming, MN||$545|
|7||Ted Henrichs||Forest Lake, MN||$450|
|8||Joe Eder||Bloomington, MN||$365|
|9||John Sandberg||Monticello, MN||$275|
|10||Jerry Starr||Minneapolis, MN||$180|
|Event #6 – $200 Omaha – 44 entrants|
Rob Wazwaz of Brooklyn Park, MN did plenty of talking in event #3 at the Midwest Poker Classic on Friday night, but in the end it was his poker game and chip stack that had the last word.
Wazwaz held on to a large chip stack as the final table progressed, even in the midst of watching short-stacks linger for what seemed like an eternity. He relinquished his lead heads-up to Jeff Taylor of Mounds View, MN, but eventually persevered to take home the $7,100 first place prize.
|Event #3 – $300 NLHE – 91 entrants|
|1||Rob Wazwaz||Brooklyn Park, MN||$7,100|
|2||Jeff Taylor||Mounds View, MN||$4,825|
|3||Nathan Fair||Brooklyn Park, MN||$3,555|
|4||Michael Lowe||Lakewood, CO||$2,790|
|6||Matt Alexander||Robinsdale, MN||$1,520|
|7||Kurt Freese||Somerset, WI||$1,270|
|8||Henry Mlekoday||Minneapolis, MN||$1,015|
|9||Douglas Fink||St. Paul, MN||$760|
|10||Tucker Hummel||Minneapolis, MN||$515|
Ken Haider of Hugo, MN was all smiles during the final table of event 4 at the Midwest Poker Classic on Friday night, and those smiles turned to pure elation when he clinched a heads-up victory over Ex Xiong to take home the $5,995 first place prize.
The $200 buy-in event drew 116 entrants — the largest field so far of the MPC. Scott Heiligman made his second final table in two nights, but despite playing solid poker he busted in fifth place… for the second night in a row.
|Event #4 – $200 NLHE – 116 entrants|
|1||Ken Haider||Hugo, MN||$5,995|
|2||Ex Xiong||Woodbury, MN||$4,065|
|3||John Ykema||Montgomery, MN||$2,995|
|4||Michael Goodwin||Braselton, GA||$2,355|
|5||Scott Heiligman||Plymouth, MN||$1,715|
|6||Dan Tinklenberg||St. Louis Park, MN||$1,284|
|7||Steve Mohs||Savage, MN||$1,070|
|8||Jason Jennings||Minneapolis, MN||$860|
|9||Kurt Freese||Sommerset, WI||$645|
|10||Joseph Staska||Lakeville, MN||$420|