The ninth season of Mid States Poker Tournament concluded on Sunday and it finished on a high note when Andy Rubinberg cleared a field of a 977-entry which is until now the largest and & biggest major tournament of poker in the history of Minnesota in order to win his 2nd title and the top prize of $179,776.
The action of the Final Table was very interesting and exciting when Andy notched 3 eliminations in the final before claiming the title. In the first elimination, he got lucky when he had ace-three flopping pair of two against the bracelet winner of World Series of Poker, 2010 named Jesse Rockowitz who was having the queen of an ace. Then in the next round, he dispatched champion of season 6 of Mahnomen regional event champion Joel Klipping in a hand of eight versus fours. This gave Andy a good lead through which he headed into the play of heads-up and then he outplayed Ronnie Lamb to finish the match and claim the title.
While speaking to the officials of MSPT, Andy added: “This was a hard competition but apart from being such a hard and big competition a lot of pros came. From the very beginning, I was aware that I could win this game. It is apparent that outside of the Las Vegas, this may be the toughest field of MSPT ever.”