MSPT Poker Bowl V crowns a six-figure champion

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on 02/08/2021

Johnny Oshana wins $130,000 in latest Las Vegas stop for the Mid States Poker Tour

Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas included another highly-anticipated live poker event, courtesy of the Mid States Poker Tour.

The MSPT Poker Bowl V played out as scheduled at the Venetian poker room on the Strip from Feb. 4-6. It took a few extra hours to crown a champion, as the $1,100 buy-in tournament played to its conclusion in the early hours of Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 7.

Johnny Oshana took down the win in the latest Las Vegas event for the MSPT, coming away with a $130,000 payday. Oshana took the lion’s share of a four-way deal at the final table, securing the biggest win of his poker career.

MPST Poker Bowl V final table results

PlacePlayer NamePrize
1Johnny Oshana$130,000*
2Jordan Cristos$119,232*
3Joris Springael$85,000*
4Seungmook Jung$85,000*
5Brandon Eisen$34,350
6Quy Dao$26,423
7Kfir Nahum$20,257
8Erik Cajelais$14,092
*reflects the terms of a four-way deal at the final table

More success for the MSPT in Las Vegas

With the biggest day on the U.S. sports calendar playing out Sunday, the MSPT designed Poker Bowl V with the aim of giving players the full Sunday to enjoy the Super Bowl. The $350,000 guaranteed, $1,100 buy-in event drew 908 total entries, with the final prize pool ending up well past that mark at $880,760.

Poker Bowl V played out as the fourth MSPT Main Event at the Venetian in the past three months. All four live MSPT Venetian events drew big numbers, as both the tour and the poker room continue to perform as the center of the live poker universe in Las Vegas.

Oshana took the top payout, as the final four players agreed to halt play and chop up the remaining prize money.

 Jordan Cristos (2nd – $119,232) also came away with a six-figure payday per the terms of the four-way chop. Other players included in that agreement were Joris Springael (3rd – $85,000) and Seungmook Jung (4th – $85,000).

The final day of Poker Bowl V did end up carrying over into Super Bowl Sunday, as the four-player deal happened at the end of a final day that played for more than 15 hours according to PokerNews tournament reports.

Day 1A (Feb. 4) and Day 1B (Feb. 5) drew a combined field of 908 total entries. From that field, 116 players returned for Day 2 action on Saturday.

The tournament yielded 96 payout spots. Notable players finishing in the cash included Bryant Miller (88th – $2,378), Chris Ocksrider (86th – $2,378), Aaron Massey (54th – $3,171), Ralph Massey (48th – $3,611), Daniel Sepiol (43rd – $3,611), Mike Shin (29th – $5,373), and former WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess (21st – $6,518).

Sean Yu (10th – $12,331) and David Gu (9th – $12,331) finished just short of a final table appearance.

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