The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) which is in its ninth season witnessed one of the toughest final tables on Sunday. The $1,100 MSPT Main Event at Canterbury Park attracted a field entry of 456 participants where Blake Bohn outplayed Kou Vang in a heads-up play to grab $94,776 and a record-tying third title.
Minnesota's all-time money leader Bohn Baker bettered his performance in the same event in April where he had finished second to Rob Wazwaz for $67,203.
For Bohn, it was the third time that he had finished second in an MSPT Main Event but now this win has placed him along side Carl Carodenuto who has win three MSPT titles.
"Finishing as a runner-up sucks," said Bohn. "I had two firsts and three seconds before this. I am feeling really grateful now because people get heads up too often and it is very tough to play. We are from Minnesota and this tournament was also in Minnesota. It makes the tournament even more special for me."
Vang began the heads-up play with a big lead but Bohn emerged victorious in three big coinflip spots. In the final hand of the tournament, Vang was at risk with pocket nines. An ace on the flop sealed Vang's fortune and he bagged $58,238 for his second place finish.
With 4,400 and 3,3900 points respectively, Bohn and Vang jumped into second and third position in the MSPT season 9 player of the year race behind Aaron Johnson who already stands tall with 5,117 points