After an incredible run during Season 13 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) that featured 11 Main Event cashes, Josh Reichard has been named MSPT Player of the Year. The distinction comes just a few months after the Wisconsin native became the tenth poker player to be inducted into the MSPT Poker Hall of Fame.
Reichard’s strong year earned him $146,449 in earnings and 6,722 points, putting him ahead of Ohio’s CJ Peake (5,775), Chicago’s Dan Bekavac (5,282), Minnesota’s John Dennehey (4,747), and North Dakota’s Justin Barnum (4,349).
MSPT Season 13 Player of the Year Results
Those 11 cashes include two final table appearances: a third-place finish in October’s MSPT Deadwood Main Event for $40,376 and a fifth-place finish in April’s MSPT Running Aces Main Event for $43,654 and an eighth-place finish in the October’s MSPT Riverside for $16,676.
Impressive Year for Reichard
While Reichard certainly had a standout year, he is no stranger to MSPT success (hence his place in the HOF). Reichard’s career stats include eight Main Event final tables, a win at the MSPT Ho-Chunk Casino back in 2013, 30 Main Event cashes and two regional event cashes for a total of $371,636 career earnings.
In addition to his three final table appearances this year, Reichard finished 11th in the May MSPT Deadwood Main Event for $7,340 and 13th in the MSPT Riverside Main Event for $11,656. Reichard had plenty of other cashes during Season 13, all of which are listed in the table below.
Josh Reichard’s MSPT Season 13 Results
|DATE||EVENT||PLACE||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|December 30||MSPT Venetian||24th||$4,468|
|October 30||MSPT Riverside||8th||$16,676|
|October 23||MSPT Deadwood||3rd||$40,376|
|October 16||MSPT Firekeepers||183rd||$2,802|
|September 5||MSPT Venetian||51st||$2,513|
|July 24||MSPT Riverside||36th||$4,172|
|June 10||MSPT Venetian||28th||$10,308|
|May 22||MSPT Deadwood||11th||$7,340|
|May 15||MSPT Firekeepers||220th||$2,484|
|April 10||MSPT Running Aces||5th||$43,654|
|March 20||MSPT Riverside||13th||$11,656|
A Look at Season 13
There were plenty of other big winners throughout Season 13, including Bekavac, who took down the March MSPT Riverside for $193,391 before also winning the May MSPT Michigan for $252,090. For his impressive two victories, Bekavac picked up 5,282 points to end up in third in the POY race.
For his part, POY runner-up CJ Peake finished second to Bekavac at MSPT Michigan for $241,290 and also second in MSPT Riverside for $110,924. He also finished seventh in the November MSPT Venetian for $30,973.
The biggest score of the year went to Federico Roberto, who in June took down the MSPT Venetian Main Event for $294,327, while other big winners included MSPT Hall of Famer Blake Bohn (MSPT Winter Poker Classic – $181,864), Connor Stuewe (MSPT Venetian – $156,520) and Lee Zrentkowski (MSPT Riverside – $145,006).
Another highlight was poker commentator Jeff Platt taking down the September MSPT Venetian for $100,804, his third biggest tournament score to date.
A full list of Main Event winners during MSPT Season 13 is available in the table below.
MSPT Season 13 Main Event Winners
|DATE||EVENT||WINNER||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|December 30||MSPT Venetian||Jacob Perry||$99,084|
|December 11||MSPT Winter Poker Classic||Blake Bohn||$181,864|
|November 6||MSPT Venetian||Connor Stuewe||$156,520|
|October 30||MSPT Riverside||Lee Zrentkowski||$145,006|
|October 24||MSPT Deadwood||Chris Burke||$89,725|
|October 16||MSPT Michigan||Matthew Davis||$344,446|
|September 25||MSPT US Poker Championship||Ken Baime||$82,512|
|September 5||MSPT Venetian||Jeff Platt||$100,804|
|August 21||MSPT Grand Falls||Beau Wilshire||$104,579|
|July 24||MSPT Iowa||Craig Trost||180145|
|June 16||MSPT Venetian||Federico Roberto||$294,327|
|May 22||MSPT Deadwood||Gerlad Cunniff||$94,843|
|May 15||MSPT Michigan||Dan Bekavac||$252,090|
|May 8||MSPT Cleveland||John Dennehey||$155,993|
|May 1||MSPT Sycuan||Sebastin Kolman||$79,671|
|April 10||MSPT Running Aces||Chan Pelton||$150,512|
|March 20||MSPT Riverside||Dan Bekavac||$193,391|
|February 12||MSPT Venetian||Ron West||$168,488|
|January 20||MSPT Bally’s Black Hawk||Billyray Gallegos||$104,890|
|January 16||MSPT Sycuan||Gianluca Pace||$74,562|