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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bigfus Wins 2010 MPT "Rising Star" Award

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - In 2008, she cashed in seven out of eight events, led the money list, and finished five points away from winning the Sealy Cup, but Bigfus was not yet a "star". The following year saw her finally break through and win her first MPT tournament, but Bigfus followed that win in the season's opening event with a streak of six straight out of the money finishes. 2010 was to be an important year in establishing Bigfus' MPT career.

For the second year in a row, Bigfus won the opening event, but this season she followed that result up with a second place in the season's second event and cashes in five of the last six events. Two wins, four runner-up finishes, a Player of the Year title, while breaking the all-time records for money won and points earned in a single season, not to mention that all-time lead in cashes, points, and earnings, proved that Bigfus is and will continue to be a force to be reckoned with on the MPT circuit. She has finally earned her place as one of the true starts of the Mattress Poker Tour.

Bigfus Wins MPT Player of the Year in Record Setting Season

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Bigfus rebounded from a disappointing 2009 season in a big way. After leading the money list and finishing second place in the player of the year standings two years ago, she fell to fifth in the Sealy Cup standings, failing to cash in the last six events of that season. Bigfus won the opening event of the 2010 season, repeating her feat from the year before, but this time backed that win up with five finishes in the money in the last six events. In October, Bigfus also became only the second player in MPT history to win two tournaments in a single season , joining TSS777.

TSS777 was the only other player with a chance at the Player of the Year prize going into the main event. The two players dueled throughout the season, winning the first three tournaments. TSS777 won the two most prestigious events of the season, the Main Event and Las Vegas Spectacular, but that was not enough to overcome missing two events. His three victories set a single season mark, but it was Bigfus who set a series of records, smashing her previous record for money won in a season and also topping Sass' record for points in season by a considerable margin. She did fall short of one record, however, cashing in one fewer event than in 2008, but she did not win a tournament during that season.

After 2010, we don't expect to see 2010 Mattress Poker Tour Player of the Year, Bigfus, fall short of much anymore.

Here are the complete "Sealy Cup" point standings for the 2010 season.

1. Bigfus (94)
2. TSS777 (75)
3. Sass (57)
4. Harv29 (55)
5. Betdponies (42)
6. RowanB (37)
7. Hammah (20)
7. 2timeace (20)
9. Amazon (17)
10. Pixie (15)
11. Demon (14)
12. Janek13 (11)
13. Civicmon (10)
14. Tennis_bum (9)
14. Judykq (9)
16. mghenry (8)
17. Syrorange3042 (7)
18. Sherlock (6)
19. Ghosthunter (5)
20. JTinLV (4)
20. Cushla (4)
22. Eileen (3)
22. Noahcat (3)
22. Stumerrian (3)
25. Cocktail Master (2)
26. Baccarat King (1)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bigfus Tops 2010 MPT Money List

Two players dominated the 2010 Mattress Poker Tour (MPT) season. TSS777 won three tournaments, but Bigfus cashed in six out of seven events and joined TSS777 and the only player to win more than one tournament in a single season. Her record $495 in a single season, topped the previous single season record, also held by Bigfus in the 2008 season.

Here is the complete list of money leaders for the 2010 season.

1. Bigfus ($495)
2. TSS777 ($405)
3. Sass ($270)
4. Harv29 ($145)
5. Betdponies ($125)
6. Hammah ($100)
7. RowanB ($70)
8. Janek13 ($55)
9. Demon ($50)
10. 2timeace ($40)
11. Civicmon ($25)
12. Judykq ($5)

MPT 2010 Schedule

Mattress Poker Tour events were played on the following dates and locations during 2010.

  • April 17 - Harrah's Atlantic City
  • July 2 - Fourth of July Spectacular, Bally's Atlantic City
  • August 1 - ECLVA Las Vegas Spectacular III, Las Vegas Hilton
  • September 25 - ECLVA Fall Classic, Stone Harbor, NJ
  • October 23 - Resorts Atlantic City
  • November 13 - Trump Taj Mahal
  • December 28 - Main Event, Bally's Atlantic City
NOTE: This information is being posted now for archival purposes.