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Canterbury Park

September 8 - 16, 2018

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Kanat Ozturk leads as 22 advance from Day 1B of MSPT Canterbury Park
Created (9/14/2018 11:13:32 PM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1B of the latest MSPT Canterbury Park attracted 165 runners, which along with the 112 from 1A brought the total field up to 277 entries with Day 1C still to go.

By the end of the night, just 22 remained with Kanat Ozturk and his stack of 393,000 leading the way. That is ahead of MSPT Season 7 Player of the Year Rich Alsup, who led the Day 1A flight with 320,500 in chips.

Other big stacks were MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang (383,500), 2017 MN Poker Mag POY Todd Melander (224,000), MSPT Season 7 Canterbury Park champ Jon Kim (217,500), and Tyree Johnson (216,500), who round out the top five.

Thus far 36 players (14 from 1A, 22 1B) have punched their ticket to Sunday’s Day 2. From 1B, they included three-time MSPT champ Carl Carodenuto (196,000), MSPT champ Mark Sandness (162,000), MSPT Season 7 Meskwaki champ Keith Heine (125,000), MSPT Season 9 Canterbury Park Regional Event winner Saad Ghanem (123,000), and George Sanford (33,500).

Among those to try and fall on Day 1B were WSOP bracelet winner John Reading, four-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Mark Fink, two-time MSPT champs Ben Marsh and Jeremy Dresch, and current Kimo Sabe Mezcal MSPT Season 9 POY points leader Aaron Johnson.

Just one more flight remains for the MSPT Canterbury Park. Day 1C will get underway at Noon local time on Saturday. Late registration will remain open until 9:10 p.m. The surviving players from all flights will then return at 11 a.m. on Sunday to play down to a winner.

Also, on Saturday there will be a final $250 TURBO satellite at 9:00 a.m. That satty features 15-minute levels with 20% advancing to the Main Event.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (9/14/2018 11:08:06 PM by Chad Holloway)
KANAT OZTURK BLOOMINGTON, MN 393,000
KOU VANG MINNEAPOLIS, MN 383,500
TODD MELANDER MINNEAPOLIS, MN 224,000
JONATHAN KIM ST LOUIS PARK, MN 217,500
TYREE JOHNSON COON RAPIDS, MN 216,500
KEVIN SELBY BISMARCK, ND 205,500
CARL CARODENUTO ORONO, MN 196,000
CODY ESPESETH HOPKINS, MN 175,000
RONALD OLSON ST CLOUD, MN 165,000
MARK SANDNESS PLYMOUTH, MN 162,000
RANDY OYARZABAL ROCHESTER, MN 134,000
KEITH HEINE HILLSBORO, MO 125,000
SAAD GHANEM BURNSVILLE, MN 123,000
DAVID RUTLEDGE MANKATO, MN 106,500
STEPHEN SHANKS SHAKOPEE, MN 100,000
DJ BUCKLEY MINNETONKA, MN 91,000
SCOTT OVERBY SAINT PAUL, MN 76,000
GEORGE SHABATURA MINNEAPOLIS, MN 72,500
MICHAEL RUTER TEMECULA, CA 69,500
LARRY MILLER MINNETONKA, MN 51,000
MICHAEL JUSZCZAK ZIMMERMAN, MN 50,000
GEORGE SANFORD ZIMMERMAN, MN 33,500
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Five More Hands
Created (9/14/2018 10:58:01 PM by Chad Holloway)

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

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Three-Time Champ Busts Two-Time Champ
Created (9/14/2018 10:49:19 PM by Chad Holloway)
Carl Carodenuto

Two-time MSPT champ Ben Marsh raised to 7,000 from the cutoff and three-time champ Carl Carodenuto three-bet to 17,000. Action folded back to Marsh and he jammed for roughly 55,000. Carodenuto snap-called.

Carodenuto:
Marsh:

Carodenuto had the better pocket par and it held as the board ran out .

Carl Carodenuto - 175,000 (58 bb)
Ben Marsh - Busted

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Rajesh Mehta Falls To Mark Sandness
Created (9/14/2018 10:43:29 PM by Brandon Temple)

Mark Sandness raised to 7,500, then called the three-bet shove for 21,000 from Rajesh Mehta in middle position.

Sandness:
Mehta:

Sandness ended up with a full house on a board and sent Mehta packing.

Mark Sandness - 150,000 (50 bb)
Rajesh Mehta - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Cody Espeseth Boats Up On Mark Sandness
Created (9/14/2018 10:31:46 PM by Brandon Temple)

Cody Espeseth (pictured, left) raised to 5,500 from the button, and Mark Sandness (pictured, right) three-bet to 18,200 from the small blind. Espeseth called.

Action checked through the flop, and Sandness bet 12,000 on the turn. Espeseth raised to 30,000 and Sandness called.

Sandness checked the river, and Espeseth gathered up a bet of 35,000 and slid it in the middle, which Sandness snap-called.

Espeseth tabled for fours-full and Sandness mucked.

Cody Espeseth - 240,000 (100 bb)
Mark Sandness - 70,000 (29 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Field Climbs to 277 Runners
Created (9/14/2018 10:22:33 PM by Chad Holloway)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Steve Shanks Doubles Through Cody Espeseth
Created (9/14/2018 10:22:00 PM by Chad Holloway)
Steve Shanks

Steve Shanks raised to 7,500 from middle position and the player in the cutoff called. Cody Espeseth then three-bet to 26,000 from the button, both blinds folded, and Shanks four-bet jammed for 58,500.

The cutoff folded and Espeseth made a quick call.

Espeseth:
Shanks:

It was a flip and Shanks was looking to hold to stay alive. He did just that as the board ran out . With that, Shanks gave a fist pump and stacked the pot.

Steve Shanks - 120,000 (50 bb)
Cody Espeseth - 115,000 (48 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
George Shabatura Takes From Inaugural MSPT Hall Of Famer Kou Vang
Created (9/14/2018 10:17:59 PM by Brandon Temple)
George Shabatura

Kou Vang raised to 5,200 from the cutoff, and was called by George Shabatura on the button.

Vang led out for 6,800 on the flop, and Shabatura immediately raised to 25,000, leaving himself 25,000 behind. Vang didn’t take long to fold his face-up, and Shabatura took down the pot.

Kou Vang - 225,000 (94 bb)
George Shabatura - 75,000 (31 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Rodney Colson's Comeback Ends At The Hands Of Jon Kim
Created (9/14/2018 10:05:53 PM by Brandon Temple)
Jon Kim

Rodney Colson ripped his last 31,400 from middle position, and Jon Kim three-bet shoved for 80,000 to isolate, folding out the rest of the field.

Colson:
Kim:

Both players paired their kickers on a flop, meaning Colson was reduced to two outs to survive and continue the comeback. The turn and river were no help, however, and Colson made his exit.

Jon Kim - 120,000 (50 bb)
Rodney Colson - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
MN 
393,000
393,000 
MN 
383,500
383,500 
MN 
224,000
224,000 
MN 
216,500
216,500 
ND 
205,500
205,500 
MN 
196,000
196,000 
MN 
175,000
175,000 
MN 
165,000
165,000 
MN 
162,000
162,000 
MN 
134,000
134,000 
MO 
125,000
125,000 
MN 
123,000
123,000 
MN 
106,500
106,500 
MN 
100,000
100,000 
MN 
91,000
91,000 
Eagan 
MN 
76,000
76,000 
MN 
72,500
72,500 
CA 
69,500
69,500 
MN 
51,000
51,000 
MN 
50,000
50,000 
MN 
33,500
33,500 
Duluth 
MN 
0
Busted 
MN 
0
Busted 
WI 
0
Busted 
GA 
0
Busted 
ND 
0
Busted 
MN 
0
Busted 
Austin 
MN 
0
Busted 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
MN 
$94,766 
1,600 
2
MN 
$58,232 
1,400 
3
MN 
$41,966 
1,300 
4
MN 
$31,739 
1,200 
5
MI 
$23,804 
1,100 
6
MN 
$18,074 
1,000 
7
MN 
$14,106 
900 
8
MN 
$11,021 
800 
9
MN 
$8,376 
700 
10
MN 
$6,612 
600 
11
UT 
$6,612 
600 
12
MN 
$6,612 
600 
13
MN 
$5,290 
500 
14
MN 
$5,290 
500 
15
MN 
$5,290 
500 
16
 
Canada 
$4,408 
400 
17
MN 
$4,408 
400 
18
WI 
$4,408 
400 
19
MN 
$4,011 
300 
20
Savage 
MN 
$4,011 
300 
21
MN 
$4,011 
300 
22
MI 
$3,394 
200 
23
MN 
$3,394 
200 
24
MN 
$3,394 
200 
25
MN 
$2,953 
150 
26
MN 
$2,953 
150 
27
ND 
$2,953 
150 
28
MN 
$2,380 
100 
29
MN 
$2,380 
100 
30
MN 
$2,380 
100 
31
MN 
$2,380 
100 
32
MN 
$2,380 
100 
33
Walker 
MN 
$2,380 
100 
34
MN 
$2,380 
100 
35
MN 
$2,380 
100 
36
MN 
$2,380 
100 
37
Echo 
MN 
$2,160 
75 
38
Eagan 
MN 
$2,160 
75 
39
MN 
$2,160 
75 
40
MN 
$2,160 
75 
41
WI 
$2,160 
75 
42
MN 
$2,160 
75 
43
Onslow 
IA 
$2,160 
75 
44
MN 
$2,160 
75 
45
CA 
$2,160 
75 
46
MN 
$1,984 
50 
47
MO 
$1,984 
50 
48
MN 
$1,984 
50 
49
MN 
$1,984 
50 
50
MN 
$1,984 
50 
51
MN 
$1,984 
50 
52
MN 
$1,984 
50 
53
MN 
$1,984 
50 
54
WI 
$1,984 
50 
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
1500 / 3000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
165
Players Remaining
22
Average Chip Stack
150,000
Total Chips
3,300,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
393,000
383,500
224,000
217,500
216,500
205,500
196,000
175,000
165,000
10 
162,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
5,617
4,600
4,300
3,700
3,650
3,150
2,750
2,575
2,450
10 
2,400