Travis Lauson Wins MSPT Potawatomi for $129K



Back in September 2015, Travis Lauson came agonizingly close to winning Mid-States Poker Tour Potawatomi when he took a chip lead into heads-up play with Dan Goepel, only to fall in second. It was a painful experience, one he was determined not to repeat after again making it to the heads-up match when the tour rolled into town again on Friday.

Lauson finished things this time, defeating Brandon Byrne to secure $129,077 for topping the 556-player field.

“I needed redemption from that second place,” he said. “It’s simply amazing. If I would have lost heads-up back-to-back I would have gone crazy.”

Players finishing among the 54 paid positions in the tournament included Adam Lamphere (54th), Rob Wazwaz (37th), Mark Hodge (33rd), Rodger Johnson (24th), Nick Jivkov (20th), and Goepel (14th). Source