Kou Vang wins Big Stack Avalanche Tournament

Kou Vang does it again!  Just one month after winnning the Bluff Mid-States Poker Tour event at Canterbury Park by besting a field of 230 players for $64,465, Vang rolls through a 218-entrant field in the Big Stack Avalanche Touranment at Running Aces Harness Park for $26,544! 

Vang is definitely the hottest player in the state right now.  He earned the January cover of Minnesota Poker Magazine for his December.  He was also voted Favorite Male Player and Person you most don’t want on your left in the MNPokerMag Reader’s Choice Awards.

The Big Stack Avalanche Tournament was a great success and generated a much larger field than anticipated.  For the first several levels, a line of alternates stretched through the casino as players waited for an open seat.  The buy-in was $450+$50, 20K starting stack and 40-minute levels.

1. $26,544 Kou   Vang, Maplewood, MN *and the Trophy
2. $17,064 Greg Huest, White Bear Lake,   MN (3 way chop $18,644)
3. $12,324 Dan Homan, Forest Lake, MN (3   way chop $18,644)
4. $7,584 Tony Swanson, Lino Lakes, MN
5. $5,688 Thomas Westbrock, St. Paul, MN
6. $4,740 Russ Louwagie, Marshall, MN
7. $3,792 Adam Dahlin, Maple Grove, MN
8. $3,318 Peter Yang, Little Canada, MN
9. $2,844 Jackson Vue, MPLS, MN
10. $1,422 Tim O’Donovan, Hinckley MN
11. – 20. $948
11. Kathy Wegner, MPLS, MN
12. Tony Ertman, Rockford, MN
13. Matt Alexander, MPLS, MN
14. Kong Lee, St. Paul, Mn
15. Yen Pham, Maple Grove, MN
16. Kevin Baum, Coon Rapids, MN
17. Bryan Mileski, Lakeville, MN
18. Brian Knoop, Blaine, MN
19. Christopher Korent, Hudson, WI
20. James Meehan, Edina, MN

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