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November 5 - 11, 2018

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Tye Rogers Leads as 18 Advance from Day 1B of the 2018 MSPT Denver Poker Open at Golden Gates Casino
Created (11/10/2018 12:08:59 AM by Chad Holloway)

The second of three starting flights in the 2018 MSPT Denver Poker Open $1,100 Main Event drew 109 runners, which along with 1A’s 78 brought the current field up to 186 entries with Saturday’s Day 1C still to go.

After nearly 15 levels of play, just 18 players remained with Tye Rogers of Boulder, Colorado and his stack of 350,500 leading the pack. That is a bit ahead of 1A chip leader Bobby Opila, who made it through on Thursday with 330,500.

Others to bag included Richard Monroe (214,000), WSOP bracelet winner John “KasinoKrime” Beauprez (170,000), Minnesota’s Matt Weller (164,500), Danny Gonzalez (46,500), and Matt Nelson (50,000), who freerolled his way into the Main Event via a local Denver poker bar league.

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through the night. Among those to try and fall were MSPT Season 9 Golden Gates Regional champ Bobby Faecher, MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang, World Series of Poker bracelet winners Adrian Buckley, Mitch Schock Ben Keeline, and Chris Tryba.

Day 1C, the third and final flight, will get underway at Noon local time on Saturday. The surviving players from each flight will then return on Sunday to play down to a winner.

The entirety of the Main Event will be live reported here in the blog, while the final table action will also be live streamed worldwide on a 15-minute delay with hole cards. Bryan Mileski and Ben Valder will be providing commentary for the final table action.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (11/10/2018 12:08:19 AM by Chad Holloway)
Tye Rogers Boulder, CO 350,500
Richard Monroe Sadalia, CO 214,000
John Beauprez Denver, CO 170,000
Matt Weller Minneapolis, MN 164,500
Kent Biel Gillette, SD 144,500
Jim Morrison Parker, CO 144,000
Kipp Smith Grand Island, NE 118,000
Brian Tom Frisco, CO 107,000
Tan Hoang Denver, CO 97,000
Stephen Patch Colorado Springs, CO 95,000
Keith Wright Evergreen, CO 94,000
Andreas Ramadanis Denver, CO 91,000
Taylor Dean-Lipson Woodstocks, NY 91,000
Vincent Griboski Aurora, CO 90,500
Dapo Ajayi Littleton, CO 73,000
Matt Nelson Denver, CO 50,000
Nikita Leshchinskiy Aurora, CO 50,000
Danny Gonzales Westminister, CO 46,500
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Three More Hands
Created (11/9/2018 11:50:30 PM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1B. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts as well as a recap of the day’s action.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Andreas Ramadanis Doubles Through Dapo Ajayi
Created (11/9/2018 11:47:02 PM by Chad Holloway)

Andreas Ramadanis moved all in for 41,300 from the cutoff and Dapo Ajayi jammed for a bit more from the small blind to isolate.

Ajayi:
Ramadanis:

It was a flip but Ramadanis needed to improve to stay alive. He failed to do so on the flop but the turn was just what he was looking for. The river was no help to Ajayi and he sent most of his chips across the table.

Andreas Ramadanis - 85,000 (28 bb)
Dapo Ajayi - 23,000 (8 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Tye Rogers, Bluff Catcher
Created (11/9/2018 11:35:27 PM by Brandon Temple)
Tye Rogers

Keith Wright limped in from the button, and Tye Rogers limped in from the small blind. Kent Biel checked his option in the big blind, and the trio took to a flop together.

Action checked to Wright, who bet 6,500. Rogers called and Biel folded.

Both players checked the turn, and Rogers checked a third time on the river. Wright bet 13,000, and Rogers called after some thought.

Wright turned over for a pure bluff, and said, “Ooooooh, nice call!” after Rogers flipped over for tens and sevens and the winner.

Tye Rogers - 310,000 (129 bb)
Keith Wright - 150,000 (63 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Andreas Ramadanis Jams the Turn
Created (11/9/2018 11:27:25 PM by Chad Holloway)
Andreas Ramadanis

Kipp Smith raised to 6,500 from early position and then called when Andreas Ramadanis three-bet to 17,000 from the cutoff.

Ramadanis continued for 16,000 on the flop and Smith check-called.

After the dealer burned and turned the , Smith checked again and Ramadanis jammed for 32,000.

Smith thought for nearly two minutes before laying down his hand.

Andreas Ramadanis - 100,000 (42 bb)
Kipp Smith - 170,000 (71 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
You Can Call Him "Miracle" Mike Monetti, Now
Created (11/9/2018 11:24:35 PM by Brandon Temple)
Mike Monetti

Dapo Ajayi moved in from the small blind to put Mike Monetti at risk for his last 19,400, and Ajayi obliged him with a call.

Ajayi:
Monetti:

Monetti ran into rockets, but the flop gave him a little hope with some backdoor outs. The turn gave Monetti a flush draw, and the table erupted when the fell on the river, giving Monetti a flush and a very unlikely victory over Ajayi’s aces.

Dapo Ajayi - 60,000 (25 bb)
Mike Monetti - 42,000 (18 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Stephen Patch Has All The Luck
Created (11/9/2018 11:10:40 PM by Brandon Temple)
Stephen Patch

Stephen Patch, sporting an Indianpolis Colts’ Andrew Luck jersey, raised to 7,000 from the cutoff, and Kanat Ozturk called on the button. Matt Schierenberg three-bet jammed for 25,000 from the small blind, and Patch called after confirming the amount. Ozturk folded and the hands were revealed.

Patch:
Schierenberg:

Patch called for an ace, but he wouldn’t need one as the was no help to Schierenberg, sending him to the rail.

Stephen Patch - 120,000 (50 bb)
Matt Schierenberg - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
MSPT and Flop the World (FTW) Join Forces to Offer Players Line of Tour Apparel
Created (11/9/2018 11:05:07 PM by Chad Holloway)

Over the seasons, the MSPT has offered a select variety of poker-branded apparel. As the tour continues to expand, we thought Season 9 would be the perfect time to join forces with Minnesota-based Flop the World (FTW) to offer players an expanded line of MSPT-branded t-shirts, hats, and hoodies.

“We’re excited to partner with FTW to greatly expand out MSPT offerings,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “FTW is quickly establishing itself as a premier brand in poker apparel. Their innovative designs and high-quality products ensure that, like the MSPT, it’s a company suited for players.”

You’ll be able to find such items, along with others from FTW wider apparel line, at MSPT stops across the country. For those who simply can’t wait or want a wider variety to choose from, you can now order online at flopthworld.com/mspt.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
John Beauprez Busts Chris Barrett
Created (11/9/2018 11:04:10 PM by Chad Holloway)

Chris Barrett got his short stack of around 15,000 all in preflop and found himself in dire straits against WSOP bracelet winner John Beauprez.

Beauprez:
Barrett:

Barrett had the inferior ace and it cost him his tournament life after the board ran out .

John Beauprez - 70,000 (29 bb)
Chris Barrett - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
CO 
350,500
350,500 
CO 
214,000
214,000 
Denver 
CO 
170,000
170,000 
MN 
164,500
164,500 
CO 
144,500
144,500 
Parker 
CO 
144,000
144,000 
NE 
118,000
118,000 
Frisco 
CO 
107,000
107,000 
Denver 
CO 
97,000
97,000 
CO 
94,000
94,000 
Denver 
CO 
91,000
91,000 
Aurora 
CO 
90,500
90,500 
CO 
73,000
73,000 
Denver 
CO 
50,000
50,000 
Erie 
CO 
0
Busted 
CO 
0
Busted 
Denver 
CO 
0
Busted 
MN 
0
Busted 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
NV 
$81,735 
1,500 
2
CO 
$50,525 
1,300 
3
CO 
$36,779 
1,200 
4
CO 
$27,120 
1,100 
5
Denver 
CO 
$20,433 
1,000 
6
Denver 
CO 
$15,603 
900 
7
CO 
$12,260 
800 
8
Aurora 
CO 
$9,659 
700 
9
CO 
$7,059 
600 
10
Denver 
CO 
$5,944 
500 
11
TX 
$5,944 
500 
12
NE 
$5,944 
500 
13
CO 
$4,830 
400 
14
Arvado 
CO 
$4,830 
400 
15
MN 
$4,830 
400 
16
Denver 
CO 
$4,087 
300 
17
Parker 
CO 
$4,087 
300 
18
CO 
$4,087 
300 
19
MI 
$3,492 
200 
20
CO 
$3,492 
200 
21
CO 
$3,492 
200 
22
CO 
$3,009 
150 
23
Aurora 
CO 
$3,009 
150 
24
Aurora 
CO 
$3,009 
150 
25
Denver 
CO 
$2,601 
100 
26
Parker 
CO 
$2,601 
100 
27
NE 
$2,601 
100 
28
CO 
$2,229 
75 
29
CO 
$2,229 
75 
30
CO 
$2,229 
75 
31
CO 
$2,229 
75 
32
CO 
$2,229 
75 
33
CO 
$2,229 
75 
34
Denver 
CO 
$2,229 
75 
35
CO 
$2,229 
75 
36
Denver 
CO 
$2,229 
75 
37
Denver 
CO 
$2,043 
50 
38
CO 
$2,043 
50 
39
CO 
$2,043 
50 
40
Lufkin 
TX 
$2,043 
50 
41
CO 
$2,043 
50 
42
Denver 
CO 
$2,043 
50 
43
CO 
$2,043 
50 
44
Denver 
CO 
$2,043 
50 
45
CO 
$2,043 
50 
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
1500 / 3000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
109
Players Remaining
18
Average Chip Stack
121,111
Total Chips
2,180,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
350,500
214,000
170,000
164,500
144,500
144,000
118,000
107,000
97,000
10 
95,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
5,967
4,600
4,300
3,850
3,700
3,375
3,150
3,050
2,900
10 
2,750