Wisconsin’s Josh Reichard Becomes Tenth Player Inducted Into MSPT Hall of Fame

Josh Reichard

the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian Main Event wrapped up this week and saw Wisconsin’s Josh Reichard finishing in 51st place to pick up his 26th MSPT Main Event cash. Reichard, whose first MSPT cash dates back to 2012, is the just the tenth player to earn a spot in the exclusive MSPT Hall of Fame.

The Green Bay Packers hat-sporting grinder joins fellow Hall of Famers Jason Seitz, Rob Waz Waz, Blake Bohn, Patrick Steele, Mark Hodge, Aaron Johnson, Richard Alsup, Kou Vang other Matt Kirbywho was inducted earlier this year.

“Having a Good Time”

The MSPT Hall of Fame is reserved for veteran players with accomplished MSPT careers. The criteria to earn a spot on the MSPT Hall of Fame is as follows:

  • Achieve a minimum of 25 MSPT Main Event Cashes and 1 MSPT Win OR 1 MSPT Player of the Year; or
  • Achieve a minimum of 10 MSPT Main Event Final Tables and 1 MSPT Win OR 1 MSPT Player of the Year

Reichard, who had six MSPT Main Event final table appearances and $304,345 in career MSPT earnings, took down the MSPT Ho-Chunk Casino Main Event back in 2013 for $78,003 to knock out the first requirement for Hall of Fame eligibility.

In July, Reichard finished 36th in the MSPT Iowa Main Event for $4,172 and his 25th MSPT Main Event cash, earning him a spot in the elusive Hall of Fame.

Josh Reichard
Josh Reichard

Reichard told PokerNews he felt “super cool to join a group of great players and make the MSPT HOF.”

“I’ve been playing MSPT since before I even turned 21,” he said. “I love the midwestern roots.”

While Reichard’s poker accomplishments extend far beyond the MSPT — he has 12 World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) rings to be tied in second place on the all-time list — he said the tour holds a special place in his heart.

“The most important part of heading out to a poker stop is having a good time while you’re there,” Reichard said. “You can always expect that at the local midwestern MSPT stops. I look forward to playing it for years to come, and of course adding some titles along the way!”

A Look at Reichard’s MSPT Career

Reichard started off his MSPT career in 2012 with a cash in the MSPT Ho-Chunk Casino Main Event in his home state of Wisconsin, finishing in 15th place for $2,583. Reichard returned with a vengeance the following year and won the event outright for $78,003, getting through a field of 305 runners and defeating heads-up opponent Mark Borns.

2013 MSPT Ho-Chunk Casino Main Event Final Table Results

1 Josh Reichard $78,003
2 Mark Borns $42,681
3 Miroslav Semanisin $28,258
4 Rob Wazwaz $19,133
5 Chad Holloway $14,718
6 John Hayes $11,774
7 Brett Kuznia $10,302
8th brian smith $8,823
9 Jason Seitz $7,359

Three years later, Reichard was back at the MSPT Ho-Chunk Casino final table and wound up in sixth for $22,454. The same year, he finished fourth in the MSPT Iowa Main Event for $25,633 and his third MSPT final table.

In 2017, Reichard found another final table in Iowa and finished seventh for $15,348. Two years later, Reichard found himself at yet another final table in the MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship, where he finished in fifth for $33,212.

Reichard’s most recent final table appearance came earlier this year during April’s MSPT Running Aces Main Eventwhere he found another fifth-place finish worth $43,654.

Josh Reichard
Josh Reichard (back row, second left) at the MSPT Running Aces Final Table

While he has yet to win a second MSPT title, Reichard’s consistent final table appearances are evidence that another one could always be right around the corner for him.

Josh Reichard MSPT Final Tables

April 2022 MSPT running aces 5th $43,654 13
Nov 2019 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship 5th $33,212 10
July 2017 MSPT Iowa 7th $15,348 8th
November 2016 MSPT Iowa 4th $25,633 7
February 2016 MSPT Ho Chunk 6th $22,454 7
November 2013 MSPT Ho Chunk 1st $78,003 4

With MSPT Venetian wrapped up, the poker tour will head to San Diego for the MSPT United States Poker Championshipwhich will take place Sept. 15-25.

Read about Jeff Platt’s victory in the MSPT Venetian Main Event Here!


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