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Atchinson wins $350 Regional Main Event at Grand Falls Casino

11 March 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- For just the second time the MSPT introduced its new Regional Series format at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort from 6-10 March, which included a $250 Tag Team, $125 Seniors (50+) and a $125 Turbo Deepstack and was capped off with the popular $350 Regional Main Event.

The $250 Tag Team event kicked off the series on Wednesday, 6 March. The poker room was at max capacity for this one as the field consisted of 41 teams and 158 total entries. In the end it was the team of Isaac Carrasco and John McDonald that earned the win, splitting the $5,064 first place prize.

56 total runners came out to participate in the 10 a.m. $125 MSPT Seniors (50+) Championship on Thursday, 7 March. James Klosterbuer of Luverne, Minnesota, defeated local John Richter of Grand Falls, South Dakota, to take home the $2,101 first place prize. Richter pocketed $1,299 for the runner-up finish.

The series capped off with the popular $350 Regional Main Event where Eric Atchison of Dakota Dunes, SD defeated a 339-entrant field to take home $22,457.

For Atchison this was his second MSPT cash and his largest career score. His previous MSPT cash was $6,947 for an 11th place finish just three weeks prior in the $1,100 Canterbury Park Main Event. Atchison defeated Josh Matti heads up who earned his third MSPT $350 Regional cash. Mattiā€™s prior MSPT $350 scores included a 12th and 4th place finish. Matti has now earned $35,435 on the MSPT.

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