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The Mid-States Poker Tour nearly tripled its $300,000 guarantee by drawing 820 players — and an $820,000 prize pool — for its stop at FireKeepers in Battle Creek, Mich. That made it the largest stop to date outside of Las Vegas, and it was well-known pro Aaron Massey outlasting the mammoth field for a $174,658 payday.
“Perfect timing right before the summer, great for my morale,” said Massey, who may be pulling himself out of a slump after a 2015 that saw him cash for $229,280, the least he’s won by far since a breakout 2012 where he won over $800,000. “I thrive in these big fields over my career. I do really well in the mid-majors.”
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Final Table Results
|1||Aaron Massey||Elmwood Park, IL||$174,658|
|2||Ron Kruk||Osceola, IN||$106,383|
|3||Jason Smith||Ferndale, MI||$69,228|
|4||Rodger Johnson||Grand Forks, ND||$47,952|
|5||Chris Blik||Grandville, MI||$34,932|
|6||Richard Bai||Schaumberg, IL||$26,834|
|7||Al Singletary||Okemos, MI||$22,150|
|8||David Berman||Solon, OH||$18,498|
|9||Brian Brenneke||Fort Wayne, IN||$14,847|
|10||Ryan Lally||Rockford, MI||$11,354|
The tournament paid out to 81st place, and Kou Vang (81st), Dan Heimiller (67th), Tom Midena(59th), Matt Kirby (57th), Nick Pupillo (54th), Mark Johnson Jr. (43rd), and Adam Lamphere (19th) were some of those making the money.
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Originally posted by: pokernews.com