Former PokerNews Reporter Mo Nuwwarah Wins MSPT Bally's Black Hawk for $155,189

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One of PokerNews' erstwhile editors, Mo Nuwwarah, captured nan $1,110 buy-in Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Bally's Black Hawk Casino Main Event for a career-best $155,189 people connected Sunday.

The recently minted MSPT champion had an particularly bully Sunday, and not only because he won a bunch of money. Nuwwarah, who worked arsenic a full-time editor and unrecorded reporter for PokerNews until July 2021 erstwhile he near for an opportunity pinch Catena Media successful nan sports betting industry, was decked retired successful Kansas City Chiefs cogwheel astatine nan last table. On that aforesaid day, nan Chiefs defeated nan Baltimore Ravens to beforehand to nan Super Bowl wherever they will effort to take sides their title.

Mo Nuwwarah's Farewell to PokerNews connected nan Podcast

First MSPT Title for Nuwwarah

The Main Event successful Black Hawk, Colorado attracted 822 entrants, pinch 90 players cashing. Nuwwarah entered nan 2nd and last time conscionable 54th successful chips, and had only astir one-fourth nan stack size of nan spot leader, Jeffrey Soffer, who would spell connected to decorativeness successful 4th spot ($52,525).

Three players who vanished pinch a apical 10 spot stack connected Day 1 reached nan last table, however. When nan section had dwindled down to nan last 3 tables, Nuwwarah had accrued his Day 2 starting stack by astir 5 times. But Soffer and Sean Lee, some of whom had large stacks coming into nan session, had a sizable lead complete nan remaining players.

MSPT Bally's Black Hawk Main Event Final Table Results

 
PLACEPLAYERPRIZE (IN USD)
 1Mo Nuwwarah$155,189
 2Jeremy Wood$95,497
 3Antonio Vargas$70,352
 4Jeffrey Soffer$52,525
 5Jack Corrigan$39,792
 6Mansour Alipourfard$30,242
 7Sean Lee$23,079
 8Shant Marashlian$18,304
 9Michael Giardina$14,325

There was immoderate important activity among nan spot stacks by nan clip nan last array began. Soffer was still hanging successful location pinch 1 of nan biggest stacks, but Jeremy Wood and Shant Marashlian had taken complete nan lead. Nuwwarah was still rather a spot disconnected nan gait and had conscionable complete 20 large blinds.

The eventual champ would driblet moreover further backmost but recovered a double up against Lee, winning a 60/40 spot that still near him among nan short stacks. But it each turned astir for Nuwwarah erstwhile he won a monster cookware pinch K♥K♦ against nan A♠A♣ Michael Giardina had successful nan spread aft nan committee ran retired 9♦J♥7♥5♥10♥, giving nan erstwhile PokerNews worker a flush. Giardina was eliminated successful ninth spot for $14,325.

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After Marashlian busted successful eighth spot ($18,304), Nuwwarah would triumph a 60/40 to nonstop Lee location successful seventh spot ($23,079), and had taken complete nan spot lead. He'd proceed nan run-good by busting Mansour Alipourfard successful sixth spot ($30,242) erstwhile a bigger ace held up against a weaker ace.

Nuwwarah past busted different subordinate — Jack Corrigan (fifth spot for $39,792) — erstwhile his 8♦5♦ each successful preflop cracked AxKx.

Shortly after, nan manus of nan last array transpired pinch Nuwarrah picking up QxQx and getting 2 players — Soffer and Antonio Vargas — each in, some holding AxKx. The queens held up, sending Soffer location successful 4th spot and Vargas to nan exits successful 3rd spot ($70,352).

When heads-up play began, Nuwwarah held astir a 7-1 spot advantage complete Jeremy Wood, who would gain a speedy double, but past mislaid a title to bust arsenic nan runner-up, which paid $93,497.

For Nuwwarah, he cracked nan $580,000 life people successful The Hendon Mob results pinch nan largest rate of his career. On apical of an MSPT title, he besides has 2 World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) rings.

Earlier this month, Nuwwarah took down nan $600 buy-in Horseshoe Holiday Poker Classic for $45,646. In September 2023, he vanished runner-up successful nan WSOPC Council Bluffs Main Event for $72,216.

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