Kyna England Takes Down 2021 MSPT Canterbury ME for $186,709

Kyna England Takes Down 2021 MSPT Canterbury ME for $186,709 December 14, 2021 Mario Alfonsi
by Mario Alfonsi  |  Published on Dec 14, 2021  |  Updated on Dec 14, 2021

Kyna EnglandSummary

  • England outlasted a field of 1,042 entries to take home $186,709 in top prize
  • Her MSPT win marks her third final table finish of the year and the second-largest score of her career
  • The massive turnout is the largest in the venue’s history

The 2021 Mid-States Poker Tour Canterbury Park Main Event has come to an end with 36-year-old Kyna England being crowned as the winner.

The Evanston, Illinois US native topped a 1,042-entry field, the largest in the history of the venue, to secure the title and $186,709 in first-place prize.

England’s latest victory comes on the heels of her third-place finish in the 2021 World Poker Tour Venetian $5,000 Main Event in July. That deep run earned her $448,755, the biggest score of her career. Her MSPT win is her second-largest tournament cash, bringing her total earnings to $768,206. Earlier this year, England also finished third in the MSPT Main Event at Iowa Riverside for $73,782.

MSPT Main Event Canterbury Final Action

The $1,100 buy-in MSPT no-limit Hold’em main event set a new record for the largest field ever in Canterbury Park‘s history. The tournament attracted a total of 1,042 entries across three starting flights to generate a seven-figure prize pool, surpassing its $400,000 guarantee.

England wasn’t among the frontrunners when Day 2 began, but by the time the final table was reached, she catapulted to the second position, leading to her victory.

The 36-year-old entered heads-up play against Matthew Morfitt, with the latter enjoying a 4:1 chip advantage. Shortly after the start of the one-on-one match, England doubled up after making a straight, cutting Morfitt’s lead by half.

England eventually grabbed the lead as the game progressed and sealed the deal after her opponent moved all-in from the button with Qs7h. She called with Ks10h and Morfitt didn’t find any help from the board, making England’s victory official. Morfitt won $115,053 as the runner-up finisher.

MSPT Main Event Canterbury Final Table Results

The other players who secured a spot in the final table were: Andrew Jeric (3rd, $85,785), Rory Linton (4th, $63,582), Angela Jordison (5th, $48,444), Cody Espeseth (6th, $37,342), William Phillips (7th, $29,628), Jonathan Hanner (8th, $22,203) and Aaron Frommgen (9th, $18,166).

For her latest win, England secured 960 Player of the Year points, bringing her total to 2,848. She now ranks 34th in the 2021 Global Poker POY race.

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