James Vales raised from the button, Boris Kolev three-bet all in from the small blind and only Cory Steele called off his 670,000 stack from the big blind.
Steele had Kolev crushed and the flop gave him a set.
The paired the board on the turn leaving Kolev drawing dead and the river secured Steel the double.
Uri Reichenstein raised to 100,000 from under the gun, Luc Lucaj moved all in for 650,000 from middle position and action folded to Ethan 'Rampage Poker" Yau who isolated from the big blind.
Yau held the best hand but the flop gave Lucaj opponent the nut flush draw.
The turn came a red and the river came black but it was the eliminating them from the tournament.
Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 11 years on they have one of the best player databases in the industry.
On their "Leaderboards" page, the MSPT tracks such things as Career Earnings, Main Event Cashes, Main Event Final Tables, Main Event Titles, Total Cashes, Most Cashes/Final Tables in a Season, Most Final Tables All-Time, and much more.
Several players in today's field are looking to climb on the leaderboard for "Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables."
Here's a look at the top ten MSPT Main Event final tables in tour history:
|Place||Player||Hometown||Main Event Final Tables|
|1||Richard Alsup||New Hope, Minnesota||12|
|2||Kou Vang||Maplewood, Minnesota||10|
|3||Rob WazWaz||Minneapolis, Minnesota||9|
|4||Blake Bohn||Eden Prairie, Minnesota||9|
|5||Jason Bender||Keota, Iowa||9|
|6||Aaron Johnson||Red Wing, Minnesota||9|
|7||Jeremy Dresch||Fridley, Minnesota||8|
|8||Everett Carlton||St. Paul, Minnesota||8|
|9||Adam Friedman||Gahann, Ohio||8|
|10||Joe Matheson||Monticello, Minnesota||7|
From October 18-22, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will play host to a second Main Event, this one costing $1,600 to enter and featuring another $1,000,000 guarantee.
The three-day tournament will offer a trio of starting flights starting with Day 1a on Monday, October 18 at 11:10 a.m. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Tuesday, October 19, and Wednesday, October 20 respectively. Late registration for each flight will remain open until approximately 6:40 p.m. local time.
The tournament starts players with 30,000 in chips and plays 40-minute levels throughout.
The surviving players from each starting flight will return for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 21. Those who make it through the day will then come back at the same time on Friday, October 22 to play down to a winner.
Once again, PokerNews will offer live updates from start to finish, so be sure to mark your calendar now.