Canterbury Park: September 8 - 16, 2018

 
 
Level:15   Blinds: 1500 / 3000   Ante:500
 

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
 
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
 

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
 
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
 

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 (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
 

 
Level:14   Blinds: 1200 / 2400   Ante:400
 
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

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
 
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 Chip Count Progress
Kanat Ozturk Eden Prarie MN 393,000 393,000 
Kou Vang Maplewood MN 383,500 383,500 
Todd Melander Minneapolis MN 224,000 224,000 
Jonathan Kim (MN) Minneapolis MN 217,500 217,500 
Tyree Johnson Coon Rapids MN 216,500 216,500 
Kevin Selby Bismarck ND 205,500 205,500 
Carl Carodenuto Bloomington MN 196,000 196,000 
Cody Espeseth Hopkins MN 175,000 175,000 
Ron Olson St. Cloud MN 165,000 165,000 
Mark Sandness Wayzata MN 162,000 162,000 
Randy Oyarzabal Rochester MN 134,000 134,000 
Keith Heine Hillsboro MO 125,000 125,000 
Saad Ghanem Bloomington MN 123,000 123,000 
Dave Rutledge Mankato MN 106,500 106,500 
Steve Shanks Shakopee MN 100,000 100,000 
DJ Buckley Eden Prairie MN 91,000 91,000 
Scott Overby Eagan MN 76,000 76,000 
George Shabatura Plymouth MN 72,500 72,500 
Michael Ruter Murrieta CA 69,500 69,500 
Larry Miller Minnetonka MN 51,000 51,000 
Mike Juszczak Zimmerman MN 50,000 50,000 
George Sanford Zimmerman MN 33,500 33,500 
Ben Marsh Duluth MN 0 Busted 
Rajesh Mehta Minneapolis MN 0 Busted 
Brian Zupancich Silver Bay MN 0 Busted 
Joseph Cervo Shakopee MN 0 Busted 
Kevin Kelly Burnsville MN 0 Busted 
Brandon Dosch Fargo ND 0 Busted 
Thomas Gustafson Minneapolis MN 0 Busted 
Everett Carlton St. Paul MN 0 Busted 
Rodney Colson Excelsior MN 0 Busted 
Jeremy Dresch Fridley MN 0 Busted 
Hank Mlekoday Minneapolis MN 0 Busted 
Scott Sitron Elk River MN 0 Busted 
Chi Doan Roseville MN 0 Busted 
James Lawrence Prior Lake MN 0 Busted 
Yao Yin La Crosse WI 0 Busted 
Nghia Le Sawanee GA 0 Busted 
Mark Fink Sioux Falls SD 0 Busted 
Steve Wazwaz Brooklyn Park MN 0 Busted 
Dara Gault Shorewood MN 0 Busted 
Ye Yao Washburn ND 0 Busted 
John Reading Rochester MN 0 Busted 
Gennady Shimelfarb Minneapolis MN 0 Busted 
Alex Winter Roseville MN 0 Busted 
Stan Webb Mitchellville IA 0 Busted 
Curtis Waedie Jamestown ND 0 Busted 
David Bashel Brooklyn Park MN 0 Busted 
Jason Seitz Shakopee MN 0 Busted 
Alan Carty Eden Prairie MN 0 Busted 
Aaron Johnson Red Wing MN 0 Busted 
Matt Alexander Minneapolis MN 0 Busted 
Thomas Tracy Apple Valley MN 0 Busted 
Umut Ozturk Saint Paul MN 0 Busted 
Eric Eelkema Brooklyn Park MN 0 Busted 
Tom Hammers Burnsville MN 0 Busted 
Loki Abboud Mendota Heights MN 0 Busted 
Max Havlish Coon Rapids MN 0 Busted 
Sherry Hammers Burnsville MN 0 Busted 
Jesse Rockowitz Fairmont MN 0 Busted 
Reg Powell Elk River MN 0 Busted 
John Alexander Minneapolis MN 0 Busted 
Vic Peppe Corcoran MN 0 Busted 
James Wilson Minneapolis MN 0 Busted 
Jon Midler St. Paul MN 0 Busted 
Joe Matheson Andover MN 0 Busted 
Rodger Johnson Grand Forks ND 0 Busted 
Gerald Cunniff St. Paul MN 0 Busted 
Mario Hudson St. Paul MN 0 Busted 
Brian Berthiaume Cottage Grove MN 0 Busted 
Sam DeSilva Austin MN 0 Busted 
Andy Redleaf Minneapolis MN 0 Busted 
Rob WazWaz Minneapolis MN 0 Busted 
Alexander Hill Madison WI 0 Busted 
Rank Player Name City State AmountPoints
1 Blake Bohn Eden Prairie MN $94,7661,600
2 Kou Vang Maplewood MN $58,2321,400
3 Richard Alsup New Hope MN $41,9661,300
4 Ian Matakis Faribault MN $31,7391,200
5 Jesse Allen (MI) Marquette MI $23,8041,100
6 Dennis Stevermer St. Paul MN $18,0741,000
7 Dedric Henderson Minneapolis MN $14,106900
8 Tyree Johnson Coon Rapids MN $11,021800
9 Mark Sandness Wayzata MN $8,376700
10 Bill Criego Prior Lake MN $6,612600
11 Eric Alwin Holladay UT $6,612600
12 Shawn Bartness Woodbury MN $6,612600
13 Jonathan Kim (MN) Minneapolis MN $5,290500
14 Ron Olson St. Cloud MN $5,290500
15 Saad Ghanem Bloomington MN $5,290500
16 James Gibson Manitoba $4,408400
17 Hank Mlekoday Minneapolis MN $4,408400
18 Shek Wong Superior WI $4,408400
19 Nizom Abdukadyrov New Hope MN $4,011300
20 Zach Cheatum Savage MN $4,011300
21 Carl Carodenuto Bloomington MN $4,011300
22 Zachary Warren Stevensville MI $3,394200
23 Dana Isaacson Bloomington MN $3,394200
24 Joe Maas Corcoran MN $3,394200
25 Joel Klipping Red Lake Falls MN $2,953150
26 Andrew Johnson West St. Paul MN $2,953150
27 Kevin Selby Bismarck ND $2,953150
28 Randy Oyarzabal Rochester MN $2,380100
29 Brett Hansen Begg Bloomington MN $2,380100
30 Robert OConnell Minneapolis MN $2,380100
31 Jodene Jensen Minneapolis MN $2,380100
32 DJ Buckley Eden Prairie MN $2,380100
33 Rick Rothausen Walker MN $2,380100
34 Kanat Ozturk Eden Prarie MN $2,380100
35 Todd Melander Minneapolis MN $2,380100
36 Steve Shanks Shakopee MN $2,380100
37 Tyler Caspers Echo MN $2,16075
38 Scott Overby Eagan MN $2,16075
39 Matthew Mlsna Minneapolis MN $2,16075
40 George Shabatura Plymouth MN $2,16075
41 Alex Juedes Washburn WI $2,16075
42 Cody Espeseth Hopkins MN $2,16075
43 Victor Hoffman Onslow IA $2,16075
44 Dale Franke Apple Valley MN $2,16075
45 Michael Ruter Murrieta CA $2,16075
46 Harry Behling Forest Lake MN $1,98450
47 Keith Heine Hillsboro MO $1,98450
48 Rob Maier Little Canada MN $1,98450
49 Mike Juszczak Zimmerman MN $1,98450
50 Dan Hendrickson Faribault MN $1,98450
51 Vic Peppe Corcoran MN $1,98450
52 George Sanford Zimmerman MN $1,98450
53 Mike Schneider (MN) Minneapolis MN $1,98450
54 Erik Burton Onalaska WI $1,98450
 
 

 

Level Info
Level 15
Blinds 1,500 / 3,000
Ante 500
Players Info
Entries 165
Players Remaining 22
Average Chip Stack 150,000
Total Chips 3,300,000
Top 10 Chip Count
Rank Player Name Chip Count
Kanat Ozturk 393,000
Kou Vang 383,500
Todd Melander 224,000
Jonathan Kim (MN) 217,500
Tyree Johnson 216,500
Kevin Selby 205,500
Carl Carodenuto 196,000
Cody Espeseth 175,000
Ron Olson 165,000
10  Mark Sandness 162,000
Season Top 10 POY Points
 
Rank Player Name Points
Aaron Johnson 5,117
Blake Bohn 4,400
Kou Vang 3,900
Alex Winter 3,650
Richard Alsup 3,100
Greg Himmelbrand 2,750
Osama Aweida 2,600
Adam Friedman 2,350
Pavel Plesuv 2,250
10  David Levine 2,200
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