Michael Ferrarotti Wins 2015 (MSPT) Michigan State Poker Championship

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Michael Ferrarotti Wins 2015 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship
Michael Ferraroti, originally from Redford, Michigan, says he is mostly a cash game player and that he only started playing tournaments in 2014, with the exception of possibly one tournament in 2013.

“My wife would always ask me, why don’t you ever do well in tournaments?” he said. “I told her that I don’t play very many, but after that I figured I could focus more on getting better at tournaments.”

Ferrarotti took down the first prize of $134,642 when he topped a field of 559 entries in the 2015 Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers Casino Main Event — otherwise known as the 2015 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship — and it seems like his focus has paid off. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. As Ferrarotti put it, he spent a lot of time over the two days of the tournament “surviving.”

“I had 20,000 chips for like four hours,” he said. “But I’m a champion now. No one can take that away from me.” Read More