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Meskwaki Casino

November 2 - 4, 2018

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Zac Campbell Bags Unprecedented Chip Lead on Day 1A of MSPT Meskwaki as 28 Advance
Created (11/3/2018 1:52:44 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1A of the MSPT Meskwaki Main Event drew 194 runners but after 15 levels of play just 28 remained with Zac Campbell as a massive chip leader. The 791,500 he bagged was unprecedented and made it the largest opening flight stack in the history of the MSPT by roughly 200K!

Others to bag and tag were Pierce Acuff (310,500), Taylor Howard (308,000), Greg Jennings (261,000), and recent WSOPC ring winner Mo Nuwwarah (207,500), who round out the top five stacks.

Others to advance were MSPT Season 4 Ho-Chunk champ Josh Reichard (187,000), MSPT Season 2 Running Aces champ Jason Seitz (130,500), Scotter Clark (99,500), Dustin Dirksen (72,000), Sherry Hammers (70,500), and Dave Rutledge (19,000).

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to survive. Among those to fall on Day 1A were 2018 MSPT Iowa State Poker Champ Brian Soja, former RIU Reno champ Blake Cavanagh, Dan “DQ” Hendrickson, MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang, WSOP bracelet winner John Reading, and former MSPT Meskwaki champs Blake Bohn, John Sun, Ken Komberec.

Day 1B will kick off at 3 p.m. local time on Saturday. Before it, there will be one final $250 Satellite (20% advance) starting at 10 a.m.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
End-of-Day 1A Chip Counts
Created (11/3/2018 1:48:04 AM by Chad Holloway)
Zac Campbell 791,500
Pierce Acuff 310,500
Taylor Howard 308,000
Gregory Jennings 261,000
Mo Nuwwarah 207,500
Josh Reichard 187,000
Ronald McMillen 178,500
Brandon Pratt 137,500
Jerry Moore 135,000
Jason Seitz 130,500
Michael Fick 130,000
Chad Willett 115,000
Scotter Clark 99,500
Steven Federspiel 92,500
Frank Helm 90,000
Donald Reinholdt 75,000
Darren Hendrickson 74,500
Dustin Dirksen 72,000
Sherry Hammers 70,500
Corey Rasmussen 67,000
Michael Bolster 66,500
John Gravagna 65,500
Anthony Knepper 59,000
Tracy Porter 54,500
Joseph Meyer 36,500
Gary Weber 36,000
Michael Juszczak 30,000
David Rutledge 19,000
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Chip Counts
Created (11/3/2018 1:40:40 AM by Eric Anderson)

Player Name Chip Count Previous Progress
Zac Campbell 791500 775000
Pierce Acuff 310500 170000
Taylor Howard 308000 250000
Greg Jennings 261000 261000
Mo Nuwwarah 207500 160000
Josh Reichard 187000 62000
Ron McMillen 178500 150000
Brandon Pratt 137500 137500
Jerry Moore 135000 135000
Michael Fick 130000 130000
Chad Willett 115000 115000
Scotter Clark 99500 90000
Steve Federspiel 92500 140000
Frank Helm 90000 150000
Donald Reinholdt 75000 75000
Darren Hendrickson 74500 220000
Dustin Dirksen 72000 50000
Sherry Hammers 70500 60000
Corey Rasmussen 67000 67000
Mike Bolster 66500 66500
John Gravagna 65500 65500
Anthony Knepper 59000 59000
Tracy Porter 54500 54500
Joseph Meyer 36500 36500
Gary Weber 36000 36000
Mike Juszczak 30000 30000
Dave Rutledge 19000 19000
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Three More Hands
Created (11/3/2018 1:34:37 AM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1A. 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
David Rutledge Ships a Late Night Double
Created (11/3/2018 1:34:09 AM by Chad Holloway)
David Rutledge

David Rutledge got his short stack of 11,900 all in preflop and was at risk against chip leader Zac Campbell.

Campbell:
Rutledge:

The flop gave Rutledge the lead with a pair and up-and-down straight draw. The turn actually gave Campbell the lead but Rutledge scored the double when the river gave him trips.

David Rutledge - 30,000 (10 bb)
Zac Campbell - 770,000 (257 bb)

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Hero fold
Created (11/3/2018 1:27:03 AM by Eric Anderson)

With on the flop, Zac Campbell bet 19,000, John Morgan moved all in and Taylor Howard over-shoved all in, leaving Campbell facing a bet of 144,900.,

Campbell eventually said, “It feels like you flopped a set.”

He showed pocket queens as he mucked and the hands were turned up.

Howard:
Morgan:

Howard had flopped a set and was way ahead of Morgans top pair.

The board ran out the on the turn followed by the on the river. Campbell preserved his enormous chip lead by making a solid lay down.

Zac Campbell 700,000 (233 bb)
Taylor Howard 250,000 (84 bb)
John Morgan - eliminated

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Tracy Porter More Than Doubles
Created (11/3/2018 1:12:58 AM by Chad Holloway)
Tracy Porter

John Gravagna opened for 6,000 under the gun and Greg Jennings called. Tracy Porter then moved all in for 13,700 from the small blind and Gravagna shoved all in over the top. Jennings got out of the way and the hands were turned up.

Porter:
Gravagna:

Porter had the better ace and he shipped the double when the board ran out .

Tracy Porter - 45,000 (15 bb)
John Gravagna - 70,000 (23 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Michael Fick Shoves on Keith Heine
Created (11/3/2018 12:52:42 AM by Chad Holloway)
Michael Fick

Michael Fick opened for 7,000 from early position and Keith Heine called from the cutoff. The player in the big blind called and three players went to a flop.

Two checks saw Heine bet 12,000, the big blind folded, and Fick called to see the turn.

Fick then moved all in to put Heine to the test. Heine wasted little time in folding his hand.

Michael Fick - 110,000 (46 bb)
Keith Heine - 45,000 (19 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Order Players Bar “MSPT Burger” for Chance to Win Your Way Into 2018 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship
Created (11/3/2018 12:33:07 AM by Chad Holloway)

From November 10-18, the MSPT will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the penultimate stop of Season 9. It’s there that the 2018 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship will play out.

Click here for a look at the schedule.

For the second year in a row, the MSPT is joining forces with legendary Madison sports bar Players Bar, owned by Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon, to offer an MSPT Burger in the week and a half leading up to the tournament (November 5-14).

Anyone who buys an MSPT Burger at Player’s Bar will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $250 satellite seat. A winner will be drawn on Wednesday, November 14. That means you could potentially win your way into the $1,100 Main Event for the cost of a burger.

Players Bar, named one of Madison’s best dive bars, is known for their popular “Burger of the Week,” and the MSPT Burger will grace the menu, albeit this time with a different recipe.

M = Mozzarella
S = Sticks (as in Mozzarella sticks on the burger)
P = Pepperoni
T = Tomato sauce (AKA Marinara)

Of course, it’ll be served with fries on the side!

Mark “Poker H0” Kroon

“We are excited to once again partner with Players Bar to offer players an MSPT Burger,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “Mark Kroon and his bar have been a staple in the Badger State poker for decades, so it’s the perfect place to offer players the chance to win their way into the 2018 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship.”

“We offer one of the best burgers in town, and the MSPT Burger is no exception,” Kroon added. “Not only will you be entered into a drawing just for buying a burger, Players Bar will donate $1 to charity for every MSPT Burger sold.”

So, there you have it. By buying an MSPT Burger, you’ll not only get a good meal and be entered into a drawing for a $250 satellite seat, you’ll be supporting charity while visiting a Wisconsin poker landmark.

Players Bar is located at 2013 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin and open daily from 11AM-2AM.

The MSPT’s Chad Holloway & Brandon Temple recently stopped for a burger at Players.
  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Zac Campbell Opening Unprecedented Chip Lead
Created (11/3/2018 12:31:38 AM by Chad Holloway)
Zac Campbell

It’s rare for a player to bag over 400K on Day 1A of an MSPT Main Event. Over 500K is even rare and good for the chip lead. Not today as Zac Campbell is up to an unprecedented 775K on Day 1A.

In a recent hand, Campbell opened for 7,000 from middle position and Thomas Dean called from the button. Chris Conrad then three-bet all in for 61,900 from the small blind, Campbell called, and Dean got out of the way.

Conrad:
Campbell:

Campbell held the better ace and scored the K.O. after the board ran out .

Zac Campbell - 775,000 (387.5 bb)
Chris Conrad - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
MO 
791,500
16,500 
IA 
310,500
140,500 
IA 
308,000
58,000 
Omaha 
NE 
207,500
47,500 
WI 
187,000
125,000 
IA 
178,500
28,500 
Omaha 
NE 
135,000
 
MN 
130,500
85,500 
IA 
130,000
 
IA 
115,000
 
Marion 
IA 
99,500
9,500 
Tiffin 
IA 
92,500
47,500 
IA 
90,000
60,000 
 
 
75,000
 
Grimes 
IA 
72,000
22,000 
MN 
70,500
10,500 
IA 
66,500
 
IL 
65,500
 
Asbury 
IA 
59,000
 
IA 
54,500
 
MN 
19,000
 
Eagan 
MN 
0
Busted 
MN 
0
Busted 
Seward 
NE 
0
Busted 
Keota 
IA 
0
Busted 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
IA 
$89,939 
1,500 
2
MN 
$55,598 
1,300 
3
Omaha 
NE 
$40,472 
1,200 
4
IA 
$29,843 
1,100 
5
IA 
$22,485 
1,000 
6
Omaha 
NE 
$17,170 
900 
7
IA 
$13,491 
800 
8
Omaha 
NE 
$10,629 
700 
9
MO 
$7,767 
600 
10
IA 
$6,541 
500 
11
IA 
$6,541 
500 
12
FL 
$6,541 
500 
13
MN 
$5,315 
400 
14
Marion 
IA 
$5,315 
400 
15
Waukee 
IA 
$5,315 
400 
16
IA 
$4,497 
300 
17
KS 
$4,497 
300 
18
Omaha 
NE 
$4,497 
300 
19
MN 
$3,843 
200 
20
IA 
$3,843 
200 
21
IA 
$3,843 
200 
22
MN 
$3,311 
150 
23
IA 
$3,311 
150 
24
WI 
$3,311 
150 
25
MN 
$2,862 
100 
26
Topeka 
KS 
$2,862 
100 
27
Tiffin 
IA 
$2,862 
100 
28
WI 
$2,453 
75 
29
IA 
$2,453 
75 
30
Grimes 
IA 
$2,453 
75 
31
IA 
$2,453 
75 
32
MI 
$2,453 
75 
33
MN 
$2,453 
75 
34
IA 
$2,453 
75 
35
Moline 
IL 
$2,453 
75 
36
NH 
$2,453 
75 
37
MN 
$2,248 
50 
39
Newton 
IA 
$2,248 
50 
40
WI 
$2,248 
50 
41
Seaman 
OH 
$2,248 
50 
42
MN 
$2,248 
50 
43
Clive 
IA 
$2,248 
50 
44
MN 
$2,248 
50 
45
MN 
$2,248 
50 
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
1500 / 3000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
194
Players Remaining
28
Average Chip Stack
138,571
Total Chips
3,880,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
791,500
310,500
308,000
261,000
207,500
187,000
178,500
137,500
135,000
10 
130,500
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