Jeff Platt has given many winning interviews in his years as a commentator and on-air reporter at PokerGO and World Series of Poker. On Monday, September 5th, he found himself on the other side of the microphone thanks to his win in 2022 Poker Tour Mid States Venice Falls $1,100 main event purchase. Platt passed a field of 470 total entries in the tournament, taking home his first direct major title in the tournament and the first prize of $100,804.
“It’s great, I’m so happy!” Platt told PokerNews reporters live after coming off the summit. “It’s hard to beat the feeling of winning a poker tournament. The money is great but winning a poker tournament just means the absolute world to me.”
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– Jeff Platt (@jeffplatt) September 6, 2022
While Platt was a broadcaster by trade, he found his way into poker thanks to his love of playing the game. The former San Antonio Spurs reporter, who is originally from Dallas, has made back-to-back deep tours of World Series of Poker The main event that would take the 203rd place in 2014 and 60th the following year. During those tours he met some production staff and kept in touch, a connection that eventually led to him auditioning for a job with PokerGO two years later.
Platt has now racked up more than $570,000 in recorded tournament winnings after this shotgun win, with three six-figure scores to his name so far. His biggest cashout to date was $160,662 on payday that earned him fourth place in 2021. WSOP . World Series of Poker $1,000 No-Limit “Double Stack” Hold’em Event.
In addition to securing the trophy and money, Platt also booked 720 card player Overall player points to win. This was the first POYEligibility for the year.
The MSPT The fall of the gun The main event ran from 3 to 5 September. The field of 470 entries created during the two starting trips has been reduced to just 53 competitors heading into day two. Platt was among the chip pioneers who started the day. Lots of big names hit the rails as play continues, including the bracelet winner and world poker tour Champion Jared Jaffe (42), WPT Venice Winner King Liu (45th place), three-time bracelet winner David Pham (14th place), bracelet winner and WPT Champion Tyler Patterson (13), and two-time bracelet winner Brian Picchuli (12).
Platt entered the official final table in the middle of the group. Spell 3D at the end of Karl Amman, as six gibbons ran into David Yokoyama’s pocket queens and Michael Lydon’s pocket kings. Yokoyama hit a group on the flop and stood from there to bring Oman home in ninth place ($9,045).
Trey Bartlett last pushed his very short AK and got a call from Platt on the big blind, who only had to place a few big blinds on his 8-5. Platt fumbled with a pair of eights and avoided his opponent’s excess cards to win the bowl and send Bartlett packing for eighth ($11,055).
Despite winning the big hand earlier with the pocket queens, Yokoyama was next to go. The blind battle ended with an A-2 win by Scott Sisler’s KJ. Yokoyama earned $14,573 for his seventh appearance.
Russell McClain won two key hands against Sisler in quick succession, dramatically changing the balance of power at the final table in the process. First, he doubled with the Pocket Kings against the Queens of Pocket Sisler. Next, he got an AK that fit against Sisler’s K-9 and a contract to send Sisler to the railroad for $19,598.
Platt got his second KO at the final table when he hit 88 Won a race against Ks Cody Wigman (5th – $26,130).
Michael Lydon’s run in the event ended when he hit the five-pocket button and took Sergei Keslinsky’s three big blinds. Lydon-four-bet was paid, only to receive a fleeting call from his opponent, which was distributed to the pocket kings. The larger pair held out and Lydon was eliminated in fourth place ($34,673).
Kislinski slid down the number of chips as the three-handed play progressed. In his last hand he paid about 12 of the big blind using the Q-10 of the small blind. McClain called KJ from the big blind and won when none of the players found any help from the board. Kislinski earned $48,491 as the third-place finisher, while McClean entered singles play with 5,290,000 to Platt’s 6,460,000.
McClean edged out the lead for some time during the final title fight, but Platt won a big hand in two pairs to take a healthy lead. Not long after that, the final hand of the tournament was dealt. Platt got into a limp mode for 120,000 on the button with A.9 And McClean moved it all to about 1.6 million with J7. Platt made the call and the board ran out10759, giving Platt the highest pair on the river to secure the bowl and title. MacLean earned $68,535 as the runner-up, the largest result of his career.
Here is a look at the payments and POY Points awarded on the final table:
|1||Jeff Platt||100,804 dollars||720|
|7||David Yokoyama||14,573 dollars||180|
|9||Karl Oman||9,045 USD||60|
Winner’s photo via msptpoker Twitter the account.