Carl Carodenuto earned $116,103 when he recently took down the 2015 Mid-States Poker Tour Canterbury Park Main Event, besting 470 competitors to earn the title. The Minnesota native didn’t enter the final table in the lead, but he quickly pulled ahead.
When the field was finally whittled down to a nine-man final table, Willie Olson had the chip-lead. Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Meskwaki-winner Rich Alsup went home first when he couldn’t beat Ryan Tyler’s high ace. Alsup’s ouster failure guaranteed Mark Hodge the MSPT Player of the Year title.
Carodenuto got his first elimination of the table when he his aces dominated the short-stacked Dan Favreau’s jacks, sending the latter home in seventh place. After a series of small pots, Brian Berthiaume was the next to go when his 10-high ran up against Kirby Roger’s ace-high. The sixth place finish sent Berthiaume home with $21,584.
Olson kept up his dominant run when he sent Tyler home in fifth. Tyler’s A♡, K♧ took a tough beat when Olson (A♢, Q♧) found a pair of ladies.
Saad Ghanem was then busted by Olson in fourth.
That was the end of Olson’s good fortune, however; he handed the chip lead to Carodenuto by running fours in to sevens. Olson then busted in third to Rogers, who wouldn’t last much longer himself, despite a seemingly-dominant start to heads-up play.
After a break, the eventual winner took the chip lead back and sent Rogers home in second shortly thereafter.
The Canterbury Park event marked the end of the sixth season on the MSPT.
Final table results:
(Photo credit: Minnesota Casino Guide)
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