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Potawatomi Casino

July 7 - 15, 2018
Regional Event: 1658 Entrants
Winner: Eric Barnes
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EVENT RECAP

Potawatomi Casino - Milwaukee, WI

July 12-15, 2018

Main Event: 1,658 Entrants

Eric Barnes Wins Record-Tying MSPT Regional At Potawatomi!

The MSPT Regional Event held at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin drew 1,658 entries (411 on Day 1A, 535 1B, and 712 1C) over three starting flights, tying the state record for number of entries in a single tournament, a record set by this very tournament last year. On Sunday, the 263 survivors of the fifth Regional Event to be held at Potawatomi and 25th overall came back to play down to a winner, and after twelve grueling hours of play, Eric Barnes, a computer repair shop owner from Kenosha, WI took down the championship and $70,151 after a three-way chop.

“It was a good run of cards, plus I used my chips to bully the table,” Barnes said about his run to victory, which included three knockouts of the seven eliminated players before the chop. “People just shoved into me, and I had a hand.”

It was Barnes’s third time playing an MSPT tournament, and his first cash, which will add to his $11,102 in recorded tournament cashes via Hendon Mob.

“It was a pretty-straightforward day,” Barnes said about his trip to the final table from a start of the day stack of 154,500, good for thirty-one big blinds at the start of the day. “I won all the flips, I sucked out on a few people, pretty much straight-forward poker 101, you know, you get lucky hear and day, play conservative, and try to chip up.”

When asked what he plans on doing with his winnings, Barnes said, “Actually, I think I’m going to use most of it to put a down payment on a house in Las Vegas, I wanna move there in two years when my daughter is fourteen.”

Final Table Action

The short stack at the final table, Ryan Brady, was the first to fall in Level 33 (100,000/200,000/30,000) when he jammed his last three big blinds with from the small blind, and couldn’t overcome the of Jefferson Lasecki in the big blind. Brady, who started the day with just 22,000 in chips (4.4 big blinds) had to settle for a $6,259 payday for his tenth-place finish instead.

Frank Cerminara Jr fell in ninth in Level 34 (120,000/240,000/40,000) for $8,185 when he three-bet shoved for 1,235 million and ran into the aces of Jesse Allen, who had opened, and his found no help on a board.

Jefferson Lasecki was next to fall in Level 35 (150,000/300,000/50,000) when his fives couldn’t overcome the sevens of Eric Barnes, leaving him eighth-place and $10,108 for his efforts. Xay Xiong was next to go when his couldn’t over come Barnes and his on a runout, giving him seventh-place and $13,000.

Level 36 (200,000/400,000/50,000) was the end for Bryan Andrews, when he got his in against Barnes and his . Andrews got a sweat after the flop and turn gave him the nut flush draw, but he was felted when the hit the river, giving him $16,370 for his sixth-place finish.

A big flip spelled the end for Michigan’s Allen, after Travis Sweet opened to 1.2 million from the hijack, and Michael Berg three-bet shoved for 5.5 million in the cutoff. Allen snapped off his last 4 million in the big blind, and Sweet folded.

Allen:
Berg:

Berg hit top pair on the flop, and Allen couldn’t find a queen on the turn or river, leaving him heading home $21,667 richer for his fifth place finish.

Berg then met his end at the start of Level 37 (250,000/500,000/50,000) after jamming 4.8 million on the button with and running into the of Barnes. No king or spades materialized, and Berg had to settle for fourth-place and $28,407.

The remaining three-players then agreed to an ICM chop that paid out the following amounts:

Eric Barnes: $70,151 (Original 1st Payout: $80,648)
Travis Sweet: $50,901 (Original 2nd Payout: $49,592)
Jeffrey Rasch: $46,743 (Original 3rd Payout: $37,555)



With 171 players slated to be paid, 92 players hit the rail without a payday, including Season 9 MSPT Potawatomi Runner-Up Matt Buhler and Miro Semanisin, last year’s seventh-place finisher in this very event. #MSPT100 Champ Jason Ramos was the unfortunate bubble boy, the result of his eights failing to crack the aces of Brian Birkel.

Players that cashed the event include Final Table bubble boy William Phillips (11th - $6,259), Day 1A chip leader Scott Robinson (15th - $5,296), Day 1B chip leader Daniel Kitzis (23rd - $3,130), Season 7 MSPT Potawatomi sixth-place finisher Leonard Lewandowski (28th - $1,926), Season 4 MSPT Running Aces Champ David Gonia (43rd - $1,493), Season 8 MSPT Potawatomi fourth-place finisher George Dietz (52nd - $1,348), Season 8 Wisconsin State Poker Championship fifth-place finisher Paul Flynn (55th - $1,204), Season 7 MSPT Potawatomi Regional Runner-Up Konstantin Mikhailov (84th - $963), Season 9 MSPT Meskwaki third-place finisher Yanni “John” Orfanos (95th - $867), Mark “P0kerH0” Kroon (107th - $817), Season 7 MSPT Meskwaki Champ John Sun (131st - $722), and Season 7 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship Runner-Up Cy Church (151st - $674).

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
WI 
$70,151
633
2
WI 
$50,901
567
3
IL 
$46,743
533
4
WI 
$28,407
500
5
MI 
$21,667
467
6
WI 
$16,370
433
7
WI 
$13,000
400
8
IL 
$10,108
367
9
WI 
$8,185
333
10
WI 
$6,259
300
11
WI 
$6,259
300
12
TX 
$6,259
300
13
WI 
$5,296
283
14
WI 
$5,296
283
15
WI 
$5,296
283
16
WI 
$4,430
267
17
WI 
$4,430
267
18
IL 
$4,430
267
19
WI 
$3,707
250
20
Rio 
WI 
$3,707
250
21
IL 
$3,707
250
22
IL 
$3,130
233
23
IL 
$3,130
233
24
WI 
$3,130
233
25
WI 
$2,648
217
26
WI 
$2,648
217
27
IL 
$2,648
217
28
WI 
$1,926
200
29
Cudahy 
WI 
$1,926
200
30
WI 
$1,926
200
31
IL 
$1,926
200
32
MI 
$1,926
200
33
WI 
$1,926
200
34
IL 
$1,926
200
35
IL 
$1,926
200
36
IN 
$1,926
200
37
Plano 
IL 
$1,493
183
38
WI 
$1,493
183
39
WI 
$1,493
183
40
MI 
$1,493
183
41
IL 
$1,493
183
42
IL 
$1,493
183
43
MN 
$1,493
183
44
WI 
$1,493
183
45
WI 
$1,493
183
46
WI 
$1,348
167
47
WI 
$1,348
167
48
IL 
$1,348
167
49
WI 
$1,348
167
50
WI 
$1,348
167
51
IL 
$1,348
167
52
IL 
$1,348
167
53
WI 
$1,348
167
54
WI 
$1,348
167
55
WI 
$1,204
150
56
WI 
$1,204
150
57
WI 
$1,204
150
58
WI 
$1,204
150
59
Ripon 
WI 
$1,204
150
60
WI 
$1,204
150
61
WI 
$1,204
150
62
WI 
$1,204
150
63
IL 
$1,204
150
64
WI 
$1,059
133
65
WI 
$1,059
133
66
IL 
$1,059
133
67
WI 
$1,059
133
68
IL 
$1,059
133
69
WI 
$1,059
133
70
IL 
$1,059
133
71
Malone 
WI 
$1,059
133
72
WI 
$1,059
133
73
IL 
$1,011
117
74
WI 
$1,011
117
75
Newton 
NC 
$1,011
117
76
WI 
$1,011
117
77
MN 
$1,011
117
78
IL 
$1,011
117
79
WI 
$1,011
117
80
WI 
$1,011
117
81
IL 
$1,011
117
82
Sparta 
WI 
$963
100
83
Racine 
WI 
$963
100
85
WI 
$963
100
86
Niles 
IL 
$963
100
87
WI 
$963
100
88
 
 
$963
100
89
WI 
$963
100
90
WI 
$963
100
91
WI 
$867
83
92
WI 
$867
83
93
WI 
$867
83
95
IL 
$867
83
96
IL 
$867
83
97
IL 
$867
83
98
IL 
$867
83
99
WI 
$867
83
100
WI 
$819
67
101
WI 
$819
67
102
WI 
$819
67
103
IL 
$819
67
105
IL 
$819
67
107
WI 
$819
67
109
WI 
$770
50
110
IL 
$770
50
111
WI 
$770
50
112
WI 
$770
50
113
IL 
$770
50
114
WI 
$770
50
115
IN 
$770
50
116
IL 
$770
50
117
IL 
$770
50
118
IL 
$722
33
120
WI 
$722
33
121
WI 
$722
33
122
MI 
$722
33
123
IL 
$722
33
124
WI 
$722
33
125
WI 
$722
33
126
WI 
$722
33
127
IL 
$722
33
128
WI 
$722
33
129
WI 
$722
33
130
IL 
$722
33
131
WI 
$722
33
132
IL 
$722
33
133
IN 
$722
33
134
WI 
$722
33
136
WI 
$674
25
137
Mequon 
WI 
$674
25
138
Neenah 
WI 
$674
25
139
WI 
$674
25
140
IL 
$674
25
141
WI 
$674
25
142
WI 
$674
25
143
IL 
$674
25
144
Skogen 
IL 
$674
25
145
WI 
$674
25
146
IL 
$674
25
147
IL 
$674
25
148
WI 
$674
25
149
MI 
$674
25
150
WI 
$674
25
151
MI 
$674
25
152
IL 
$674
25
153
WI 
$674
25
154
MI 
$626
17
155
IL 
$626
17
156
WI 
$626
17
157
WI 
$626
17
158
WI 
$626
17
159
IL 
$626
17
161
Carmel 
IN 
$626
17
162
IL 
$626
17
163
Antigo 
WI 
$626
17
164
WI 
$626
17
165
WI 
$626
17
166
WI 
$626
17
167
WI 
$626
17
168
WI 
$626
17
169
IL 
$626
17
170
WI 
$626
17
171
IL 
$626
17