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Gianluca Tempo Wins MSPT Primary Match at Sycuan Casino Resort ($74,562)

Chad Holloway

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Gianluca Tempo of Encinitas, California is the winner of the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour (MSPT) $1,110 Primary Match at Sycuan Casino Resort in San Diego. The match drew 460 runners over three opening flights as section of the Showdown Series in the MSPT’s kick-off to Season 13. After a closing four deal, first effect used to be expedient for $74,562 from a prize pool of $444,700.

Tempo took home an additional $23,500 after the closing four agreed to a deal that slit up up the prize pool consistent with the dimensions of their chip stacks. Alongside with Tempo, Anthony Pitesa, Huy Nguyen, and DJ Buckley left the trophy and 10% of the prize pool on the aid of to play for, with the Encinitas-native coming out on prime. Moreover to to their share of the prize pool, all four gamers earned 1,200 Participant of the Year facets to kick off the 2022 advertising and marketing campaign.

MSPT Sycuan Primary Match Final Desk Results

Location Title Location of starting up Prize
1 Gianluca Tempo Encinitas, CA $74,562*
2 Anthony Pitesa Lengthy Sea lag, CA $61,194*
3 DJ Buckley Shakopee, MN $58,631*
4 Huy Nguyen Westminster, CA $41,487*
5 Lena Evans Beverly Hills, CA $21,346
6 Richard Alsup Hopkins, MN $16,454
7 Jason Hickey Marina del Rey, CA $12,896
8 Scott Subak San Diego, CA $10,673

*Denotes four-design deal

Wild Weekend for the Winner

“I’m going to skills this second,” stated Tempo in a post-blueprint conclude interview with PokerNews.

The blueprint conclude caps off a whirlwind weekend for Tempo, who fired three bullets in a satellite tv for pc on Day 1c sooner than eventually qualifying. He parlayed that entry into a edifying chip stack and authorized for Day 2 among the leaders.

It used to be Tempo’s first blueprint conclude in a massive match after years of grinding the poker scenes in Oceanside and San Mateo.

“I’ll opt this one second at a time. I’m very satisfied.”

Final Desk Action

Christopher Skinner fell in ninth effect when he shoved with ace-king and ran into Pitesa’s pocket kings. Skinner’s bustout kicked off an eight-handed closing desk, where Scott Subak used to be first to the rail when his kings had been cracked by Tempo’s effect of eights.

Jason Hickey wasn’t far on the aid of in seventh effect after shoving his ace-king into one more pocket pair of cowboys from Pitesa. A puny while later, MSPT Hall of Famer Rich Aslup shoved with ace-9, nonetheless Pitesa used to be ready as soon as as soon as more, this time with pocket queens.

The drag propelled Pitesa to a commanding chip lead, nonetheless DJ Buckley fought into the combine with about a edifying pots and the elimination of Lena Evans, who shoved with nines nonetheless lost to Buckley’s tens. Poker fans may have interaction Evans as the founding father of the women folk’s community Poker League of Worldwide locations. She’s going to be at the moment fascinated a number of high-profile lawsuit against PayPal with 2003 WSOP Primary Match champ Chris Moneymaker advising.

DJ Buckley
DJ Buckley came up rapid in his dispute for the MSPT Hall of Fame.

The closing four reduce an ICM slit deal of which Pitesa claimed the lion’s share, nonetheless he used to be out in fourth when his ace-deuce came up rapid against Nguyen’s ace-king. Buckley, who would fetch the MSPT Hall of Fame with a victory, adopted in third effect when his ace-queen couldn’t give a boost to against Tempo’s jacks.

With Buckley out of the sort, Tempo eliminated Nguyen briefly allege to come to a decision on down his first MSPT Primary Match title.

Congratulations to Gianluca Tempo on his victory on the MSPT Primary Match at Sycuan Casino Resort in San Diego!

The following cease for the MSPT is at Bally’s Murky Hawk Casino in Murky Hawk, Colorado. The sequence runs from Jan. 19-30 with the Primary Match taking effect Jan. 27-30.