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3-Bet: Craig Trost, Richard Trigg & Dakotah O’Dell Win Live Titles!

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  • RUPAM THAKUR July 26, 2022
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In this 3-bet report, we bring you updates from three recently-concluded live tournaments – MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship, Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, and WSOPC Choctaw Durant.

Wisconsin’s Craig Trost (cover-left) hit the jackpot in the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Iowa State Poker Main Event, winning the title for a career-best $180,145. CJ Peake collected $110,924 in second place.

Grosvenor Poker Pro Richard “Rick” Trigg (cover-center) came out on top in the 2022 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Reading Main Event at The Grosvenor Casino to win his third GUKPT title and £78,260 (~$93,991) in prize money. Indian-origin Kuljinder Sidhu placed second for £54,930 (~65,972).

The 32-year-old Springfield, Missouri native, Dakotah O’Dell (cover-right), championed the massive 1,739-entry field in the WSOPC Choctaw Durant Event #3 Gargantuan, banking a career-best $84,875 and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring. Lich Bui finished runner-up for $52,465.

Craig Trost Champions MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship Main Event For $180,145

Wisconsin’s Craig Trost overcame a formidable 979-entry field in the $300K GTD Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Iowa State Poker Main Event to win a career-best $180,145. CJ Peake collected $110,924 in second place.

Craig Trost’s Hendon Mob profile shows he had $454,974 in live tournament winnings before the win. His previous best score was the $63,252 he won for taking down the 2017 MSPT Milwaukee Main Event.

After his win, Trost said, “It just feels fantastic. I’ve run deep in a few of these and either punted or got unlucky.”

“I just want to thank my supportive and loving wife, who is pregnant with twins, my family, my poker friends, and my dog Rita” he added.

The $1,100 buy-in Main Event registered a 979-player field across three starting flights, and the top 99 places were paid from the $979,000 prize pool. A min-cash was worth $2,276.

Craig Trost (15,475,000) was chip-leading CJ Peake (9,000,000) at the start of the heads-up match. On the final hand, with the board open s3], Trost moved all-in with . The shorter-stacked Peake took his time before making the call with . Trost`s turned straight won him the title.

Craig Trost
Craig Trost

 

Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Craig Trost – $180,145
  2. CJ Peake – $110,924
  3. John Dennehey – $81,444
  4. Austin Pasker – $61,628
  5. Angela Jordison – $46,458
  6. Ramon Ziadeh – $35,081
  7. Michael Estes – $27,496
  8. Russell Regan – $21,807
  9. Gabe Neighbors – $17,066

 

Richard Trigg Ships Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Reading Main Event For £78,260

The 2022 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Reading Main Event at The Grosvenor Casino saw Grosvenor Poker Pro Richard “Rick” Trigg outlasting a stacked 346-entry field to win his third GUKPT title and £78,260 (~$93,991) in prize money. Indian-origin Kuljinder Sidhu placed second for £54,930 (~65,972).

The win boosted Richard Trigg’s live tournament tally to $1,360,636.

After the tournament, Trigg, when asked how it felt to be a three-time champion, replied, “It feels really good. I’ve had my eye on trying to get the third one.”

Trigg was one of 11 players to max late register at the start of Day 2 and got down to 3 BBs at one point but fought his way back up. Talking about the final table, he said, “It’s been such a strange final, it’s been so quiet, it made everyone concentrate a bit more and play better.”

He was also asked what it felt like winning as a sponsored Grosvenor player. He replied, “Uhm…hopefully I get a contract renewal. It’s like a family; everyone roots for each other. Everyone’s been texting me all day.”

The £1,000 buy-in Main Event brought in a 346-entry field and paid out 34 places from the £304,200 prize pool, with Duc Cao falling out on the money bubble.

Ex-England international footballer Anthony Gardner (11th for £4,570), Emrah Yildiz (12th for £4,280), Eovert Maile (13th for £3,960), and Indian-origin Vikrum Mehta (14th for £3,660) posted deep runs in the event.

Richard Trigg had entered the final table with the second-shortest stack and gradually mended his way to the top. The heads-up between Richard Trigg (3,900,000) and Kuljinder Sidhu (3,900,000) began with Trigg holding a marginal lead over Sidhu.

On the final hand, Sidhu moved all-in on the river with the board spread . Trigg called. Sidhu tabled for flopped two pairs. Trigg tabled for a turned set of jacks to clinch his third GUKPT title!

Richard Trigg
Richard Trigg

 

Final Table Results (GBP)

  1. Richard Trigg – £78,260
  2. Kuljinder Sidhu – £54,930
  3. David Anderson – £33,570
  4. Michael Burnett – £21,360
  5. Christopher Brammer – £14,040
  6. Jack Hardcastle – £10,370
  7. Jack Loraine – £7,630
  8. Andrew Bullen – £6,410
  9. Benjamin Creasey – £5,490

 

Dakotah O’Dell Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring & $84,875 in WSOPC Choctaw Durant Event #3 Gargantuan

32-year-old Springfield, Missouri native Dakotah O’Dell came out on top of a massive 1,739-entry field in the WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant Event #3 Gargantuan, banking a career-best $84,875 and his first-ever WSOP Circuit gold ring. Lich Bui placed runner-up for $52,465.

According to his Hendon Mob profile, Dakotah O’Dell had $85,520 in tracked live tournament earnings before the win.

An elated O’Dell also tweeted after his win.

 

In his post-win interview, O’Dell said, “It feels crazy. Seventeen hundred players plus, I feel pretty lucky, to say the least. The tournament was stressful at times. I fired three bullets and came into day two with a little below an average stack. I was kind of short, but I won some flips when it mattered.”

He added, “My last score was this year for $48,000. This definitely trumps that for sure.”

As for his plans for the prize money, O’Dell confessed, “I’m not going to buy anything crazy. This money will just go back into this crazy poker life.”

The Gargantuan attracted a vast 1,739-entry field, generating $573,870 in the prize pool. The top 264 places walked past the money line, and a min-cash was worth $603.

Dakotah O'Dell
Dakotah O’Dell

 

Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Dakotah O’dell – $84,875
  2. Lich Bui – $52,465
  3. Amine Daher – $39,047
  4. Jewel Kubacki – $29,375
  5. James Jewell – $22,341
  6. Nam Huynh – $17,179
  7. John Novak – $13,357
  8. Michael Bennington – $10,503

 

Images and Content Courtesy: PokerNews & WSOP

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