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Potawatomi Casino

November 11 - 19, 2017

 
  • Level: 30
  • Blinds: 50000 / 100000
  • Ante: 10000
Richard Bai Wins 2017 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino for $139,086
Created (11/19/2017 11:08:36 PM by Chad Holloway)

Congratulations to our champion!

  • Level: 30
  • Blinds: 50000 / 100000
  • Ante: 10000
David Kowal Eliminated In Second Place ($84,809)
Created (11/19/2017 11:02:16 PM by Brandon Temple)
David Kowal

Richard Bai raised the button to 225,000, and David Kowal three-bet the big blind to 570,000. Bai put out a four-bet to 1.5 million, and Kowal five-bet jammed for around 4.5 million, with Bai snap-calling.

“Again?” Kowal said, referencing the previous cooler.

Bai:
Kowal:

It was a flip this time for the duo, and the flop kept it close, giving Kowal a straight draw to go with his overpair, but Bai added a flush draw.

“End it on the turn!” Bai said.

The turn ended Bai’s pair outs, when the fell on the turn to give Kowal a ten-high straight.

“Not like that!” Bai exclaimed.

Bai needed a diamond to win the Wisconsin State Poker Championship, and the dealer peeled off the river card…

...which was the !

David Kowal was left as our runner-up, and Richard Bai is your Season 8 Wisconsin State Poker Champion!

David Kowal - Eliminated in Second Place ($84,809)

  • Level: 29
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Richard Bai Doubles Through David Kowal In The Biggest Pot Of The Tournament
Created (11/19/2017 10:50:24 PM by Brandon Temple)

David Kowal raised to 180,000 from the button, and Richard Bai three-bet to 530,000 from the big blind. Kowal four-bet to 1.3 million, and Bai five-bet jammed for about 4.7 million, which Kowal called.

Kowal:
Bai:

Bai had turned the tables and coolered Kowal, and the flop did nothing to change things. The turn left Kowal searching for a jack to win the Wisconsin State Poker Championship, but the instead flipped the tables and put Bai in a commanding position.

Richard Bai - 9.5 million (119 bb)
David Kowal - 4.5 million (56 bb)

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Heads Up Chip Counts
Created (11/19/2017 10:42:29 PM by Brandon Temple)

David Kowal - 9 milllion
Richard Bai - 5 million

  • Level: 29
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Richard Rosas Eliminated In Third Place ($63,098)
Created (11/19/2017 10:41:57 PM by Brandon Temple)
Richard Rosas

Richard Bai raised to 180,000 from the small blind, and was called by Richard Rosas in the big blind.

On a flop, Bai bet 200,000, Rosas shoved for about 900,000, and was snapped off by Bai.

Bai:
Rosas:

Bai’s overpair had Rosas in deep trouble, and the brought Rosas one card from elimination. The river improved Bai to a set, and meant the end of Rosas at the Wisconsin State Poker Championship.

Richard Bai - 5 million (62.5 bb)
Richard Rosas - Eliminated in Third Place ($63,098)

  • Level: 29
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Paul Flynn Eliminated In Fifth Place ($35,280); Paul "Big Daddy" Elfelt Eliminated In Fourth Place ($46,814)
Created (11/19/2017 10:21:39 PM by Brandon Temple)
Paul Flynn
Paul “Big Daddy” Elfelt

Paul Flynn raised to 200,000 from the cutoff, and David Kowal three-bet to 740,000 from the button. Paul “Big Daddy” Elfelt four-bet jammed for around 2 million, Flynn called off for around 1.3 million, and Kowal called to create an over 5 million chip pot!

Flynn:
Kowal:
Elfelt:

Elfelt had the edge with his queens, and the flop extended that lead. Kowal’s hot hand continued, however, as the spiked on the turn, leaving Flynn and Elfelt seeking a set to keep their tournaments alive.

The kept Kowal in front, and he took down the massive pot, eliminating Flynn and Elfelt in the process.

David Kowal - 9 million (112.5 bb)
Paul Flynn - Eliminated In Fifth Place ($35,280)
Paul “Big Daddy” Elfelt - Eliminated in Fourth Place ($46,814)

  • Level: 29
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Updated Five Handed Chip Counts By Seat
Created (11/19/2017 10:08:55 PM by Brandon Temple)

2 - Richard Rosas 1.56 million
3 - Paul Flynn - 1.31 million
5 - David Kowal - 5.42 million
6 - Paul Elfelt - 2.05 million
8 - Richard Bai - 3.675 million

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Max Young Eliminated In Sixth Place ($26,460)
Created (11/19/2017 10:01:35 PM by Brandon Temple)
Max Young

David Kowal raised to 150,000 from the hijack, then called the shove of 1.5 million from Max Young in the small blind.

Kowal:
Young:

Kowal found an opportune time for aces, and saw little sweat in a flop. The on the turn left Young drawing to two outs, but the improved Kowal to a full house, netting him the knockout.

David Kowal - 5.42 million (90 bb)
Max Young - Eliminated in Sixth Place ($26,460)

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Break Time
Created (11/19/2017 9:58:07 PM by Brandon Temple)

The remaining players are on a ten-minute break.

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Ahmed Taleb Eliminated In Seventh Place ($20,354)
Created (11/19/2017 9:51:13 PM by Brandon Temple)
Ahmed Taleb

Richard Bai raised to 130,000 from UTG, and Paul Flynn called in the cutoff. Ahmed Taleb three-bet shoved for 615,000, and Bai called. Flynn folded, and the hands were tabled.

Bai:
Taleb:

Taleb ran into aces, and the flop didn’t offer much help. The on the turn did give him a gutshot, but the ended the former MSPT Champ’s day in seventh.

Richard Bai - 2.8 million (47 bb)
Ahmed Taleb - Eliminated in Seventh Place ($20,354)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
IL 
14,020,000
4,520,000 
OR 
0
Busted 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
Elgin 
IL 
0
Busted 
IL 
0
Busted 
Skokie 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
Aurora 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
MT 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
NY 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
Butler 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
MN 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
Trevor 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
Aurora 
IL 
0
Busted 
MI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
Quincy 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
Alton 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
CO 
0
Busted 
 
MN 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
Aurora 
CO 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
Neenah 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
Plover 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
IL 
$139,086 
1,700 
2
IL 
$84,809 
1,500 
3
IL 
$63,098 
1,400 
4
WI 
$46,814 
1,300 
5
WI 
$35,280 
1,200 
6
OR 
$26,460 
1,100 
7
MN 
$20,354 
1,000 
8
IL 
$16,283 
900 
9
IL 
$12,214 
800 
10
WI 
$10,177 
700 
11
IL 
$10,177 
700 
12
IL 
$10,177 
700 
13
IL 
$8,142 
600 
14
WI 
$8,142 
600 
15
IL 
$8,142 
600 
16
IL 
$6,785 
500 
17
IL 
$6,785 
500 
18
WI 
$6,785 
500 
19
WI 
$5,835 
400 
20
IL 
$5,835 
400 
21
WI 
$5,835 
400 
22
IL 
$4,885 
400 
23
WI 
$4,885 
400 
24
IL 
$4,885 
400 
25
IL 
$3,935 
400 
26
IL 
$3,935 
400 
27
FL 
$3,935 
400 
28
MI 
$2,985 
300 
29
IL 
$2,985 
300 
30
WI 
$2,985 
300 
31
IL 
$2,985 
300 
32
WI 
$2,985 
300 
33
MN 
$2,985 
300 
34
IL 
$2,985 
300 
35
Marion 
IA 
$2,985 
300 
36
WI 
$2,985 
300 
37
Elgin 
IL 
$2,646 
200 
38
Beloit 
WI 
$2,646 
200 
39
IL 
$2,646 
200 
40
Skokie 
IL 
$2,646 
200 
41
MI 
$2,646 
200 
42
IL 
$2,646 
200 
43
WI 
$2,646 
200 
44
IL 
$2,646 
200 
45
MI 
$2,646 
200 
46
IL 
$2,510 
100 
47
Aurora 
IL 
$2,510 
100 
48
WI 
$2,510 
100 
49
IL 
$2,510 
100 
50
IL 
$2,510 
100 
51
IL 
$2,510 
100 
52
MI 
$2,510 
100 
53
WI 
$2,510 
100 
54
IL 
$2,510 
100 
55
MT 
$2,375 
50 
56
WI 
$2,375 
50 
57
IL 
$2,375 
50 
58
MN 
$2,375 
50 
59
IL 
$2,375 
50 
60
MI 
$2,375 
50 
61
IL 
$2,375 
50 
62
NY 
$2,375 
50 
63
IL 
$2,375 
50 
64
MN 
$2,239 
50 
65
MI 
$2,239 
50 
66
IL 
$2,239 
50 
67
Butler 
WI 
$2,239 
50 
68
IL 
$2,239 
50 
69
MN 
$2,239 
50 
70
WI 
$2,239 
50 
71
IL 
$2,239 
50 
72
Trevor 
WI 
$2,239 
50 
LEVEL INFO
Level
30
Blinds
50000 / 100000
Ante
10000
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
701
Players Remaining
1
Average Chip Stack
14,020,000
Total Chips
14,020,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
14,020,000
0
0
0
0
0
10 
0
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
5,617
4,400
4,300
3,650
3,100
3,000
2,750
2,500
2,350
10 
2,292