Olson wins MSPT at Meskwaki in Iowa

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Iowan Jonathan Olson was happy the Mid-States Poker Tour returned to Meskwaki in late July, and he was even happier to take the title and $95,741. It was the second of three 2014 scheduled MSPT stops at the Iowa casino, which attracted 368 players to beat the $300K guarantee. This was Olson’s first MSPT event but probably will not be his last.

The runner-up spot fell to Michael Holm ($53,188). Holm and Olson tangled for two hours in heads-up action. The final hand was Olson’s K-4 vs. Holm’s J-10. The money all went in and Olson made two pair on the turn as Holm’s flush didn’t get there and Olson rivered a full house for the title.

They were followed by Chance Lautner ($33,083), David Gonia ($26,594), Frank Huschle ($20,921), Chance Langeness ($17,197), Adam Dahlin ($13,829), Lance Harris ($10,460) and Matt McGory ($7,092). The MSPT returns the first week of November with another $300K guarantee. This event is open to players 18 and older because it’s on the Meskwaki Indian reservation.

The MSPT schedule for 2015 is out and it shows visits to Meskwaki in April, July and November. Unfortunately, however, there’s no Grand Falls event listed for 2015.

HORSESHOE: The poker room at Council Bluffs continues with its seasonal series as it announced the Horseshoe Fall Classic for Oct. 6-12. See the ad in our September issue for the full schedule.

— Email Ken at anteupken@gmail.com.