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Canterbury Park

December 6 - 9, 2018

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Brad Berman Leads as 26 Advance from Day 1A of MSPT Season 9 Finale at Canterbury Park; Trio of Players Wins in Platinum Pass Giveaway
Created (12/7/2018 1:48:41 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1A of the MSPT Season 9 finale at Canterbury Park drew 199 runners but after 15 levels of play, just 26 remained with Brad Berman (pictured) and his stack of 294,000 leading the way.

Others to bag big stacks were Thao “Scratch” Thiem (285,000), Nathan Lohmer (256,000), former MSPT Mark Sandness (236,500), and 2016 MN Poker Mag POY Saad Ghanem (236,000), who round out the top five.

They were joined by Phil Mader (210,500), Brian Altman (207,500), Umut Ozturk (158,500), Ian Matakis (139,000), three-time MSPT champ Carl Carodenuto (71,500), and MSPT champ Jason Seitz (53,500).

One of the big stories on Day 1A was the start of the $30,000 Platinum Pass Giveaway, which will see one lucky winner win their way to next month’s PokerStars Players NL Hold’Em Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas!

Three names were drawn at random to determine who will return for Sunday’s eight-player heads-up Flipout Tournament and they were Jolene Jensen, MSPT Season 6 Canterbury Park champ Dan “DQ” Hendrickson, and Sandness!

Jolene Jensen, Dan “DQ” Hendrickson & Mark Sandness

Among those to try and fall were three-time MSPT champ Blake Bohn, former MSPT Canterbury Park winners Jon Kim and Rob Wazwaz, Season 8 finale winner Ben Marsh, radio personality Cory Cove, WSOP bracelet winner Ben Keeline, WPT champ Kevin Eyster, MSPT Season 7 Player of the Year Rich Alsup, and Matt Kirby, who needs a cash to continue is streak as of one of four players to cash every season of the MSPT alive.

Days 1B and 1C will get underway at 3 p.m. local time on Friday and Saturday respectively. Between the two five more players will advance in the Platinum Pass Giveaway, so be sure to check back then as we bring you all the action straight from the tournament floor of Canterbury Park!

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
End Of Day 1A Chip Counts
Created (12/7/2018 1:46:07 AM by Brandon Temple)
BRADLEY BERMAN 294,000
THAO THIEM 285,000
NATHAN LOHMER 256,000
MARK SANDNESS 236,500
SAAD GHANEM 236,000
DERRICK ZIPP 222,500
PHIL MADER 210,500
BRIAN ALTMAN 207,500
KEITH DOERING 192,500
DONNIE PHAN 185,000
ANDREW REDLEAF 166,500
JESSE ROCKOWITZ 160,500
UMUT OZTURK 158,500
ROBERT MICHENER 158,000
ROBBY WESTROM 144,000
IAN MATAKIS 139,000
PAUL CARNEY 126,000
FRANK CERMINARA 118,000
LEMARC HARRELL 95,500
JOSEPH OSTERBAUER 84,500
CARL CARODENUTO 71,500
NESBITT COBURN 63,000
ANDY JENC 60,000
JASON SEITZ 53,500
JODENE JENSEN 38,500
JEFFREY JONES 32,000
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Two More Hands
Created (12/7/2018 1:33:13 AM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play two 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
No POY Movement on Day 1A
Created (12/7/2018 1:11:42 AM by Chad Holloway)

Kou Vang was recently eliminated from the tournament and joins current Season 9 Player of the Year points leader Aaron Johnson and three-time MSPT champ Blake Bohn on the rail.

As the only three players mathematically alive in the MSPT Season 9 POY race, they’ll have to wait for 1B for another chance to shake up the standings.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Jodene Jensen Continues The Hot Streak
Created (12/7/2018 12:59:44 AM by Brandon Temple)
Jodene Jensen

Umut Ozturk raised to 7,000 from UTG, and was called by Mark Sandness from UTG+1 and the first player to qualify for the PokerStars Platinum Pass Flipament, Jodene Jensen, in the cutoff.

Action checked to Jensen on a flop, and she elected to jam for 21,900. Ozturk confirmed the amount, then called, and Sandness, who was the third player to qualify for the PokerStars Platinum Pass Flipament, let his hand go.

Ozturk:
Jensen:

Ozturk lost his pair outs but picked up a flush draw when the fell on the turn. The on the river was safe for Jensen, and her rungood from being selected for the Flipament continues as she more than doubles up.

Umut Ozturk - 210,000 (88 bb)
Jodene Jensen - 72,000 (30 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
"I'm Flipping Good Today"
Created (12/7/2018 12:56:02 AM by Chad Holloway)
Ian Matakis

The player in the cutoff moved all in for 19,600 and Ian Matakis called from the button.

Both blinds folded and Matakis said, “I’m flipping good today.”

Matakis:
Opponent:

Indeed Matakis was as the flop paired his queen.

Neither the turn nor river changed a thing and Matakis scored the elimination.

Ian Matakis - 210,000 (87.5 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Mark Sandness Will Return on Sunday for Platinum Pass
Created (12/7/2018 12:51:07 AM by Chad Holloway)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Umut Ozturk Felts Current Kimo Sabe Mezcal POY Leader Aaron Johnson
Created (12/7/2018 12:41:01 AM by Brandon Temple)
Umut Ozturk

With around 10,000 in the pot on a flop, Umut Ozturk bet 5,400 from the small blind, and Aaron Johnson called from the lojack.

The fell on the turn, and Ozturk bet 20,000. Johnson called.

Ozturk emptied the clip by jamming for 46,600 effective on the river, sending Johnson into the tank. After a minute, he stuck a few chips in the pot to call, but mucked upon seeing Ozturk’s , leaving only Kou Vang as our remaining POY candidate in today’s field.

Umut Ozturk - 200,000 (83 bb)
Aaron Johnson - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Reg Powell Dispatches Todd Melander
Created (12/7/2018 12:29:35 AM by Chad Holloway)
Todd Melander

2017 MN Poker Mag POY Todd Melander moved all in for 14,500 from middle position and action folded to Reg Powell, who call out of the big blind.

Melander:
Powell:

It was a flip but Melander needed to improve to stay alive. That proved easier said than done as the board ran out an unhelpful .

Reg Powell - 85,000 (42.5 bb)
Todd Melander - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Mark Sandness Continues To Crush
Created (12/7/2018 12:27:36 AM by Brandon Temple)
Mark Sandness

A player ripped his last 11,300 from middle position, and Mark Sandness made the call from the hijack.

Sandness:
Opponent:

Sandness spiked a set on the flop, but his opponent was able to pick up a few outs on the turn. No gutshot came on the river, however, and the former MSPT champ picks up another pot to send his stack over the quarter-million plateau.

Mark Sandness - 260,000 (130 bb)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
MN 
294,000
294,000 
MN 
285,000
285,000 
MN 
256,000
256,000 
MN 
236,500
236,500 
MN 
236,000
236,000 
MN 
222,500
222,500 
NE 
210,500
210,500 
MA 
207,500
207,500 
MN 
192,500
192,500 
TN 
185,000
185,000 
MN 
166,500
166,500 
MN 
160,500
160,500 
MN 
158,500
158,500 
MN 
158,000
158,000 
MN 
144,000
144,000 
MN 
139,000
139,000 
MN 
126,000
126,000 
WI 
118,000
118,000 
MN 
95,500
95,500 
Hugo 
MN 
60,000
60,000 
MN 
53,500
53,500 
MN 
38,500
38,500 
IL 
32,000
32,000 
Echo 
MN 
0
Busted 
MN 
0
Busted 
MN 
0
Busted 
Blaine 
MN 
0
Busted 
Duluth 
MN 
0
Busted 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
IL 
$179,776 
1,900 
2
Denver 
CO 
$110,704 
1,700 
3
MN 
$81,278 
1,600 
4
MN 
$61,502 
1,500 
5
MN 
$46,363 
1,400 
6
MN 
$35,009 
1,300 
7
MN 
$27,440 
1,200 
8
Omaha 
NE 
$21,762 
1,100 
9
MN 
$17,037 
1,000 
10
Keota 
IA 
$13,247 
900 
11
MN 
$13,247 
900 
12
MN 
$13,247 
900 
13
MN 
$11,354 
800 
14
MN 
$11,354 
800 
15
NY 
$11,354 
800 
16
Troy 
MI 
$9,367 
700 
17
Quincy 
IL 
$9,367 
700 
18
NE 
$9,367 
700 
19
MN 
$7,759 
600 
20
MI 
$7,759 
600 
21
MN 
$7,759 
600 
22
MN 
$6,529 
500 
23
Grimes 
IA 
$6,529 
500 
24
MN 
$6,529 
500 
25
MN 
$5,393 
400 
26
IL 
$5,393 
400 
27
FL 
$5,393 
400 
28
TN 
$4,163 
350 
29
Omaha 
NE 
$4,163 
350 
30
MN 
$4,163 
350 
31
IL 
$4,163 
350 
32
MN 
$4,163 
350 
33
MN 
$4,163 
350 
34
MA 
$4,163 
350 
35
WI 
$4,163 
350 
36
Austin 
MN 
$4,163 
350 
37
MN 
$3,217 
300 
38
MN 
$3,217 
300 
39
IA 
$3,217 
300 
40
Fargo 
ND 
$3,217 
300 
41
MN 
$3,217 
300 
42
Marne 
MI 
$3,217 
300 
43
IL 
$3,217 
300 
44
MN 
$3,217 
300 
45
MN 
$3,217 
300 
46
MI 
$2,933 
250 
47
IN 
$2,933 
250 
48
 
 
$2,933 
250 
49
MN 
$2,933 
250 
50
CO 
$2,933 
250 
51
MN 
$2,933 
250 
52
MN 
$2,933 
250 
53
Albany 
MN 
$2,933 
250 
54
WI 
$2,933 
250 
55
MN 
$2,744 
200 
56
LA 
$2,744 
200 
57
WI 
$2,744 
200 
58
SD 
$2,744 
200 
59
Tiffin 
IA 
$2,744 
200 
60
MN 
$2,744 
200 
61
MN 
$2,744 
200 
62
Bronx 
NY 
$2,744 
200 
63
Wilton 
MN 
$2,744 
200 
64
MN 
$2,555 
150 
65
MN 
$2,555 
150 
66
MN 
$2,555 
150 
67
MN 
$2,555 
150 
68
MI 
$2,555 
150 
69
NY 
$2,555 
150 
70
MN 
$2,555 
150 
71
IA 
$2,555 
150 
72
MN 
$2,555 
150 
73
WI 
$2,460 
100 
74
MN 
$2,460 
100 
75
MN 
$2,460 
100 
76
MN 
$2,460 
100 
77
WI 
$2,460 
100 
78
WI 
$2,460 
100 
79
MN 
$2,460 
100 
80
MN 
$2,460 
100 
81
ND 
$2,460 
100 
82
Bagley 
MN 
$2,365 
75 
83
MN 
$2,365 
75 
84
MN 
$2,365 
75 
85
MN 
$2,365 
75 
86
Omaha 
NE 
$2,365 
75 
87
MN 
$2,365 
75 
88
MN 
$2,365 
75 
89
FL 
$2,365 
75 
90
Austin 
TX 
$2,365 
75 
91
IL 
$2,271 
50 
92
MN 
$2,271 
50 
93
MN 
$2,271 
50 
94
MN 
$2,271 
50 
95
MN 
$2,271 
50 
96
TX 
$2,271 
50 
97
MN 
$2,271 
50 
98
Zion 
IL 
$2,271 
50 
99
MN 
$2,271 
50 
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
1500 / 3000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
199
Players Remaining
26
Average Chip Stack
153,076
Total Chips
3,980,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
294,000
285,000
256,000
236,500
236,000
222,500
210,500
207,500
192,500
10 
185,000
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