Younis wins poker title at Canterbury Park in Minnesota



Adam Younis of Gilbert, Iowa, gave a dominating performance by beating 373 entrants to win April’s Mid-States Poker Tour event at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. The victory earned him $95,328 of the $372,400 prize pool.

Younis entered Day 2 with 201,700 chips, which was the second largest of the 114 Day 1 survivors. He came to the final table with the lead of about 1.5 million. Younis had better than a 4-to-1 chip lead when he went heads-up with Brian Soja of New Brighton. However, Soja managed to gain the lead during the battle, which lasted more than two hours. Soja lost most of his chips when his flush draw failed to come in against Younis’ top pair. Younis finish Soja off on the next hand.

ULTIMATE OVERLAY RETURNS: Canterbury Park is again having an Ultimate Overlay tournament from Sept. 30-Oct. 4 for a $130 buy-in. The field will be capped at 850 players and it will have a guaranteed prize pool of $111,111 plus 20 percent of John Morgan’s winnings in the World Series of Poker One Drop tournament. Registration started May 1, so sign up before you are locked out of the field.

— John Somsky is the Ante Up Ambassador for Minnesota. You can email him at

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