Dan Bicavac gets into a three-way tie most often Central States Poker Tour Headings of major events in history when removed MSPT Riverside In late March. Less than two months later, Bikavac broke that tie by appearing victorious in MSPT fire guards The main event to become the first ever champion four times on the tour.
Bekavac earned $252,090 on his last title run after defeating a record field out of a total of 2,330 entries in the $1,110 buy event. He now has $738,067 in lifetime tournament earnings to his name.
“I feel great, I feel confident. Now no one can say they got more than me,” Bikavac said after the win.
In addition to money and title, Bikavac also scored 1080 points card player Player of the Year points for this win. He’s only made two finals this year, and knocked out the title both times. It is now ranked 13th in 2022 POY sponsored race Global Poker.
Bekavak got his first match MSPT Title in 2013 at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells. In 2019, he closed his second main event, also in Wisconsin, topping a field of 625 entries at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.
However, in 2020, Bekavac made headlines for a completely different reason. The Halfway Round Poker Foundations hosted an event in Illinois that ended in controversy, with players reportedly being paid partially in silver coins rather than all in cash in an effort to get around Illinois laws.
The plan was apparently to have a buyer on site quickly convert the silver into cash for those who had been paid in coins, but the attorney general shut down the process. In the end, a number of players who made deep rounds of the event were disqualified from the payments they were supposed to receive.
poker news Executive Editor Chad Holloway recently took to Twitter with an update on the matter and Bekavac pledged to get things right, saying, “I’m happy to report that even before this win earlier this weekend, it left the rest of the players completely impressed. Halfway Round Poker disaster payout. “
The last day of the event started with 311 players still competing. Lots of notables have made deep hauls, including Jamie Kerstetter ($213 – $2710) and Chris Tripa (ranked $89 – $3,840) and 2009 WSOP . World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Kada (43rd – $6550), of Michigan.
Bekavac set the official final table by defeating David Peterson in 10th place ($27,103). Then he scored his first knockout at the final table when his A-5 beat Tim Mulroy’s AK (7th place – $56,456). Then Bicavac eliminated Alex Oberlin (6th – $72,275) to narrow the field to five.
Jonathan Johnson’s run at the event ended when he pushed a J-10 and was called up by the pocket kings of Zinoviy Pelekh. The pair held out and Johnson settled for $91,699.
Bielik was eventually the next to fall despite winning that hand. It was a classic race, with his AK occasion taking on the pocket queens at Bekavac. The big flop gave Bikavac a bit more headway, but Bellick turned a royal tie to keep things interesting. An empty spot on the river saw Belich earn $119,706 as the fourth-place finisher.
The final three agreed on a deal based on ICM This resulted in Bekavic, who took the lead in the segment, taking the title and paying an even higher $252,090. Marquis Davis earned $19,975 as the third place finisher, while CJ Peake earned $241,290 as the runner-up.
Here is a look at the payments and POY Points awarded on the final table:
|place||player||profits (American dollar)||POY points|
|1||Daniel Bicavac||252,090 USD||1080|
|3||Marquis Davis||198975 $||720|