For Mark Rubenstein it all began with super satellite seat of $90 that later became a $250 qualifier seat and resulted ultimately a prize money win of $142,637 for him. Mark won the Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers Casino, which also saw the entry of some 614 players and became a record for Michigan state. The final table was tough for Rubenstein as he had to contend with Nick Pupillo and Jason Zarlenga the MSPT sponsored poker pros.
The final table after the game was over stood with Mark Rubenstein at the top with $142,637, William Rogers at the second position with $80,201 and the third position finish was for Nicholas Aranda who pocketed $50, 497.
The day for Rubenstein started with 119 players and in the second day 63 of them would be paid. It was money bubble that hit quickly and fairly, which is what the MSPT structured Allen Kessler approved rules quote. Some of the players who went away empty handed include Scott Hammett, Adam Friedman, Nick Jivkov, Brett Reichard and David Gutfreund. Immediately after the money bubble burst, several players along with the defending champ Ryan Dykhouse made to the door but they earned compensation.
Rubenstein score 20% of the chips when he dueled Pupilleo, with a three- bet pot, and the later eventually folded when Rubenstein said he was all in. the table saw rich gets more rich at the final hour, as a stick of 3.8 million was amassed by Rubenstein and a 1.59 million by Sean Munjal.
On the final count Rubenstein and Rogers played out an intense hand and eventually the former prevailed over the later to snatch the title. For the second placed the consolation prize amounted to $80, 000. The champion was truly exhausted and he said that his dad is going to wake up in the morning to find a hell of a present for his birthday.