Potawatomi Casino: July 7 - 15, 2018

 

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).

Results

Rank Player Name City State AmountPoints
1 Eric Barnes Kenosha WI $70,151633
2 Travis Sweet Black River Falls WI $50,901567
3 Jeffrey Rasch Chicago IL $46,743533
4 Michael Berg Plymouth WI $28,407500
5 Jesse Allen (MI) Marquette MI $21,667467
6 Bryan Andrews Wauwatosa WI $16,370433
7 Xay Xiong Milwaukee WI $13,000400
8 Jefferson Lasecki Chicago IL $10,108367
9 Frank Cerminara Jr Kenosha WI $8,185333
10 Ryan Brady Union Grove WI $6,259300
11 William Phillips Kenosha WI $6,259300
12 Nickolas Paras Fort Worth TX $6,259300
13 Daniel Bouton Milwaukee WI $5,296283
14 Ryan Srock Sheboygan WI $5,296283
15 Scott Robinson Madison WI $5,296283
16 William Wagner Shorewood WI $4,430267
17 Stephen Lark Colgate WI $4,430267
18 Greg Koutelidakis Buffalo Grove IL $4,430267
19 Calvinnghia Trieu Sheboygan WI $3,707250
20 Joel Gilmore Rio WI $3,707250
21 Michael Schlegel Batavia IL $3,707250
22 John Ruggles Lindenhurst IL $3,130233
23 Daniel Kitzis Chicago IL $3,130233
24 John Capozzi Burlington WI $3,130233
25 David Hayes (WI) Fond Du Lac WI $2,648217
26 Stevan Jaksic Milwaukee WI $2,648217
27 Josh Sigale Vernon Hills IL $2,648217
28 Leonard Lewandowski West Allis WI $1,926200
29 Jeremy Farkas Cudahy WI $1,926200
30 Kyle Chase Oshkosh WI $1,926200
31 Kevin Maahs Chicago IL $1,926200
32 Kory Bradley Lansing MI $1,926200
33 Caleb Swenson Sun Prairie WI $1,926200
34 Daniel Lindsay Romeoville IL $1,926200
35 Zachary Busch Palatine IL $1,926200
36 Andualem Mequnint Indianapolis IN $1,926200
37 Brian Johnson (IL) Plano IL $1,493183
38 Peter Schmall Greenfield WI $1,493183
39 Robert Bohlmann Waterford WI $1,493183
40 Kelly Modad Sr Holland MI $1,493183
41 Kai Yang (IL) Chicago IL $1,493183
42 Joseph Giacone Loves Park IL $1,493183
43 David Gonia White Bear Lake MN $1,493183
44 Matthew Raap Colgate WI $1,493183
45 Umesh Babusukomar Mukwonago WI $1,493183
46 Benjamin Freeman Madison WI $1,348167
47 Aaron Cole Appleton WI $1,348167
48 Steven Inman Fox Lake IL $1,348167
49 Micheal Rada Eau Claire WI $1,348167
50 Jason Wesemann Watertown WI $1,348167
51 Sergei Gurtov Hawthorn Woods IL $1,348167
52 George Dietz Oak Park IL $1,348167
53 Jonathan Jordan Mukwonago WI $1,348167
54 Kevin Otto Mukwonago WI $1,348167
55 Paul Flynn Milwaukee WI $1,204150
56 James Schleicher Cedarburg WI $1,204150
57 Michael Kreitzer Delafield WI $1,204150
58 Chad Hofman Milwaukee WI $1,204150
59 Michael Dorsey Ripon WI $1,204150
60 Frank Cerminara Sr Kenosha WI $1,204150
61 Gerald Imig Milwaukee WI $1,204150
62 Bradford Kauffman Onalaska WI $1,204150
63 Gary Bauer Palatine IL $1,204150
64 David Deaton New Berlin WI $1,059133
65 Christopher Nighbor De Pere WI $1,059133
66 Marcus Yofon Lake Zurich IL $1,059133
67 Christopher Thiel Oak Creek WI $1,059133
68 Victor Santos Oak Park IL $1,059133
69 Danielle Costello Milwaukee WI $1,059133
70 Gary Kreymer Northbrook IL $1,059133
71 Joshua Freund Malone WI $1,059133
72 Robert Esperes Menomonee Falls WI $1,059133
73 Robert Noe Buffalo Grove IL $1,011117
74 Ryan Hynek Manitowoc WI $1,011117
75 Daniel Kusnerak Newton NC $1,011117
76 John Brzozowski Winneconne WI $1,011117
77 John Pierce Rochester MN $1,011117
78 Brad Siegel Buffalo Grove IL $1,011117
79 Michael Miller Brookfield WI $1,011117
80 James Smith Delavan WI $1,011117
81 William Stringer Chicago IL $1,011117
82 Bruce Raymer Sparta WI $963100
83 Stephen Curty Racine WI $963100
84 Konstantin Mikhailov Brookfield WI $963100
85 Paul Arnett West Allis WI $963100
86 Byambabayar Bold Niles IL $963100
87 Anthony Prohaska Marinette WI $963100
88 Thomas Smith $963100
89 Charles Melcher Franksville WI $963100
90 Gary Thompson Jefferson WI $963100
91 Lisa Seamans Waukesha WI $86783
92 Reggie Mims Sun Prairie WI $86783
93 Emmanuel Jadol-on Milwaukee WI $86783
94 Daniel Dombrowski Greenfield WI $86783
95 Yanni Orfanos Park Ridge IL $86783
96 Brandon Townsend Streamwood IL $86783
97 Jacob Murphy Chicago IL $86783
98 Joshua Shmerl Wauconda IL $86783
99 Charles Rushman Oconomowoc WI $86783
100 Jason Rotzenberg Milwaukee WI $81967
101 Kevin Meifert Franklin WI $81967
102 David Tyler Oconomowoc WI $81967
103 Ovidiu Manea Mundelein IL $81967
104 Michael Scorsone Menomonee Falls WI $81967
105 Robert Lowe Berkley IL $81967
106 Dustin Schmitt Port Washington WI $81967
107 Mark Kroon Madison WI $81967
108 Jerome Richman Arlington Heights IL $81967
109 Thomas Polhill Platteville WI $77050
110 Xungchang Wang Vernon Hills IL $77050
111 Brad Livermore Milwaukee WI $77050
112 Paul Urbaniak Milwaukee WI $77050
113 Kenneth Donarski Willowbrook IL $77050
114 Jason Banfi River Falls WI $77050
115 Donte Woods Hammond IN $77050
116 Russell Regan Midlothian IL $77050
117 Michael Greenen Sugar Grove IL $77050
118 David Fontana Highland Park IL $72233
119 Kenneth Holter Round Lake Heights IL $72233
120 Carl Felten Oconomowoc WI $72233
121 James Pipitone Milwaukee WI $72233
122 Chad Buzinski Grand Ledge MI $72233
123 David Marr Arlington Heights IL $72233
124 Emanuel Patino Milwaukee WI $72233
125 Thomas Orr Waupaca WI $72233
126 Tom Anderson Manitowoc WI $72233
127 Yousef Anbar Huntley IL $72233
128 Paul Saharsky Green Bay WI $72233
129 Corey Mueller Oconomowoc WI $72233
130 Daniel Simmons Park Forest IL $72233
131 Hao "John" Sun Milwaukee WI $72233
132 Michael Backes Chicago IL $72233
133 Charlie Sizemore Hammond IN $72233
134 Ronald Blasczyk Sobieski WI $72233
135 Gerald Siemienas Arlington Heights IL $72233
136 Yao Yin La Crosse WI $67425
137 Charles Scandrett Mequon WI $67425
138 Susan Klatt Neenah WI $67425
139 Nicholas Lemke Wind Lake WI $67425
140 Christopher Holt Naperville IL $67425
141 Jed Grimmer Madison WI $67425
142 Marcus Adams Milwaukee WI $67425
143 Michael Nosek Wheaton IL $67425
144 Andres Garcia (IL) Skogen IL $67425
145 Timothy St Martin Dousman WI $67425
146 John Cantu Rockford IL $67425
147 Daniel Harbeck Antioch IL $67425
148 Michael Murack Milwaukee WI $67425
149 Heidi Dresbach Farmington MI $67425
150 William Schaeffer Plymouth WI $67425
151 Cy Church East Lansing MI $67425
152 Brian Birkel Washington IL $67425
153 Nicholas Bannach Green Bay WI $67425
154 Charles Baryames East Lansing MI $62617
155 Steven Poblocki Orland Park IL $62617
156 Todd Hardy Kenosha WI $62617
157 John Dykes De Pere WI $62617
158 Zachary Zavrl Sheboygan WI $62617
159 Mark Richmond Highland Park IL $62617
160 Steven Staley Lake In The Hill IL $62617
161 Thomas Fredericks Carmel IN $62617
162 Todd Parks Wonder Lake IL $62617
163 William Lasee Antigo WI $62617
164 Robert Keating Windsor WI $62617
165 Janae Magnuson West Allis WI $62617
166 Zachary Graydon Markesan WI $62617
167 Louie Brazzoni Waukesha WI $62617
168 William Alaimo Oak Creek WI $62617
169 Sachi Botner Chicago IL $62617
170 Steve Lauson Manitowoc WI $62617
171 Matthew McBride Chicago IL $62617

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