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Canterbury Park

April 21 - 29, 2018

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Eric Hehr Leads as 53 of 267 Advance from Day 1B of Record-Breaking MSPT Canterbury Park
Created (4/29/2018 2:14:55 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1B of the latest MSPT $1,100 Main Event at Canterbury Park drew 267 entries, which along with 1A’s 259 brought the total field up to 526 runners. That not only made it the largest MSPT ever held at the venue in 16 stops, but also became the largest major poker tournament ($1K+ buy-in) in Minnesota history.

The top 54 players will get paid a minimum of $2,289 while the eventual winner will walk away with a $109,375 first-place prize.

The man best positioned to make a run at it, at least from the 1B flight, is Eric Hehr, who bagged the lead among the 53 survivors with 262,000. That is behind Day 1A chip leader Carl Carodenuto, a three-time MSPT champ who advanced Friday night with 299,000.

Others to bag big stacks on 1B were Curtis Anderson (245,500), Cody Espeseth (226,500), and last April’s MSPT Canterbury Park champ Mark Wadekamper (212,000).

Others advancing were Colorado’s Sammy Aweida (155,500), two-time champ Blake Bohn (135,500), MSPT Season 2 Northern Lights champ Tom Stambaugh (126,500), MSPT Season 6 Canterbury Park champ Dan “DQ” Hendrickson (118,500), 2016 MN Poker Mag POY Saad Ghanem (82,000), and two-time champ Jeremy Dresch (73,000).

Not everyone was fortunate enough to find a bag. The UCCS Mountain Lion Poker Club, who traveled from Colorado, had four players in action but Alastair “alastaira” Armstrong, Austin “128beems” Thibaudeau, and Bill “chillbill5” Pandolph all hit the rail. That left Justin Cole (76,500) as the only one to make it to Day 2.

Likewise, Ahmed Taleb (MSPT Season 8 Grand Falls), David Gonia (MSPT Season 4 Running Aces), Joe Matheson (MSPT Season 1 Running Aces), Paul Cross (MSPT Season 8 Canterbury Park Regional), and Max Young (MSPT Season 9 Golden Gates) were among the former MSPT champs to fall. Three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Dutch Boyd, MSPT Season 7 Player of the Year Rich Alsup, and WPTDeepStacks champ Jeff Fielder were also among the 1B casualties.

Cards will be in the air at 11 a.m. on Sunday and the returning 94 players (41 from 1A, 53 1B) players will battle down to a winner. We’ll capture all the action here in the blog, and the final table action will be live streamed when 10 players remain. Be sure to join us Sunday as we bring you all the action and eliminations straight from the floor of Canterbury Park!

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (4/29/2018 2:11:12 AM by Chad Holloway)

Eric Hehr 262,000
Curtis Anderson 245,500
Cody Espeseth 226,500
Mark Wadekamper 212,000
Thao Lor 195,000
Peyton Smith 185,000
Osama Aweida 155,500
Barbara Sargent 151,500
Marvin Donaldson 150,000
Everett Carlton 137,500
Jeffrey Petronack 136,000
Blake Bohn 135,500
Hugo Dvalle 132,000
Aslan Sahin 127,000
Tom Stambaugh 126,500
Ryan Hartmann 123,000
DJ Buckley 121,000
Alex Winter 120,000
Dan Hendrickson 118,500
Michael Joyce 116,500
Vlad Tkachuk 111,000
James Gander 110,500
Jeff Taylor 106,000
Craig Weckwerth 101,500
Daniel Favreau 95,000
Michael Juszczak 91,000
Michelle Day 85,000
Drew Schulz 84,000
Saad Ghanem 82,000
Larry Beilfuss 81,000
Ed Dillon 77,000
Justin Cole 76,500
Bharathan Pulluvallil 74,500
Jeremy Dresch 73,000
Chris Carlson 72,500
Robert Maier 70,500
Nesbitt Coburn 64,500
John Bertz 57,500
Reg Powell 53,500
Zachary Cheatum 53,000
Ken Auker 52,500
Derek Palmer 52,500
Mike Schneider 44,500
Matthew Hamilton 43,500
Zephaniah Baer 42,500
Shane Stegora 39,000
Christopher Keller (MN) 36,500
Dennis Stevermer 34,000
Kosta Sengos 31,500
Tony Lazar 23,000
Duane Anderson 18,000
Brian Johnson (SD) 17,500
David Rutledge 12,500

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Three More Hands
Created (4/29/2018 1:51:09 AM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1B. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts, a recap of the day’s action, and the Day 2 seat draw.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Kosta Sengos Doubles Through David Rutledge
Created (4/29/2018 1:44:59 AM by Chad Holloway)

Kosta Sengos

David Rutledge opened for 6,000 from middle position and was met by an all-in three-bet for 16,900 from Kosta Sengos in the small blind. Rutledge called and it was off to the races.

Sengos:
Rutledge:

Sengos needed to improve to stay alive and he managed to do it on the flop. The turn was safe for Sengos and he shipped the double after the was run out on the river.

Kosta Sengos - 35,000 (15 bb)
David Rutledge - 20,000 (8 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Tyler Caspers Takes His Leave
Created (4/29/2018 1:41:22 AM by Chad Holloway)

Tyler Caspers

A short-stacked Tyler Caspers moved all in for his last 6,000 or so from the cutoff and Cody Espeseth isolated with a raise out of the small blind.

Espeseth:
Caspers:

Caspers had the inferior ace and things got worse when the flop gave Espeseth two pair. The turn gave Caspers a wheel draw but it didn’t come in as the blanked on the river.

Cody Espeseth - 180,000 (75 bb)
Tyler Caspers - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Dan Favreau Busts Craig McClellan
Created (4/29/2018 1:33:10 AM by Chad Holloway)

Craig McClellan

With roughly 30,000 in the pot and a flop of , Craig McClellan jammed his last 28,000 and two other players before action was on Dan Favreau, who called.

Favreau:
McClellan:

McClellan had the aces but Favreau was drawing to an open-ended straight draw. The turn gave Favreau a couple more outs, and the river gave him a straight.

With that, Favreau cracked aces to send McClellan to the rail.

“You played really well today,” two-time MSPT champ Blake Bohn offered McClellan before he headed for the exit.

Dan Favreau - 115,000 (
Craig McClellan - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Chip Leader Coaching Earns More than $1.4 Million in Both February and March
Created (4/29/2018 1:22:43 AM by Chad Holloway)

Chip Leader Coaching (CLC), founded in 2016 by WSOP bracelet winners Chance Kornuth and John “KasinoKrime” Beauprez, is a training program geared toward multi-table tournaments (MTTs). The business model is unique in that students don’t pay unless they make money.

CLC has grown to include six coaches including Nick Petrangelo, 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen, Ryan Leng, Ryan Jones, and Ryan Laplante who oversee more than 40 students. MSPT champ and WSOP bracelet winner Nick Jivkov is also involved in the business side of CLC.

The only way to gauge whether or not a training course works is by results, and in case you haven’t noticed, the CLC team has been putting up some big ones. In February alone, the CLC Squad notched more than $1.4 million in tournament earnings. Amazingly, they combined for $1.45 million in March!

“Our coaches are really mentors who are personally vested in their student’s progression as a player and are willing to connect them with the resources and guidance that drives consistent, long-lasting success in tournament poker,” Beauprez said in an interview with our media partner CardsChat. “Our philosophy is simple. We’re held accountable for the quality of our coaching because instead of asking for a monthly subscription, we take a small percentage of winnings.”

For more information visit CLCpoker.com

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Drew Schulz Recovers
Created (4/29/2018 1:20:29 AM by Brandon Temple)

Drew Schulz

Everett Carlton raised to 4,500 from UTG+1, and was called by Bridgette Field in the lojack and Drew Schulz in the small blind.

Schulz and Carlton checked a flop to Field, who fired 9,000. Schulz called and Field folded.

The turn and river were quickly checked by both players, and Schulz tabled , leading Field to muck.

Drew Schulz - 60,000 (30 bb)
Bridgette Field - 31,400 (16 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
The Poker Sniper Shot Down
Created (4/29/2018 1:17:15 AM by Chad Holloway)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Late Night Double for Ryan Remington
Created (4/29/2018 1:16:24 AM by Chad Holloway)

Ryan Remington

Action folded to Ryan Remington and he moved all in for 18,700. He’d soon claim it was after looking at one card. Derek Palmer called him from the big blind and the hands were turned up.

Remington:
Palmer:

Remington was pleasantly surprised his second card was another ace, and the pocket rockets held after the board ran out a clean .

Ryan Remington - 40,000 (20 bb)
Derek Palmer- 105,000 (53 bb)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
MN 
262,000  
262,000 
 
Provo 
UT 
245,500  
245,500 
 
MN 
226,500  
226,500 
 
MN 
212,000  
212,000 
 
MN 
195,000  
195,000 
 
Eagan 
MN 
185,000  
185,000 
 
CO 
155,500  
155,500 
 
TX 
151,500  
151,500 
 
MO 
150,000  
150,000 
 
MN 
137,500  
137,500 
 
Hugo 
MN 
136,000  
136,000 
 
MN 
135,500  
135,500 
 
MN 
132,000  
132,000 
 
 
 
Turkey 
127,000  
127,000 
 
Nevis 
MN 
126,500  
126,500 
 
MN 
123,000  
123,000 
 
MN 
121,000  
121,000 
 
MN 
120,000  
120,000 
 
MN 
118,500  
118,500 
 
MN 
116,500  
116,500 
 
 
 
111,000  
111,000 
 
MN 
110,500  
110,500 
 
MN 
106,000  
106,000 
 
MN 
101,500  
101,500 
 
MN 
95,000  
95,000 
 
MN 
91,000  
91,000 
 
MN 
85,000  
85,000 
 
CO 
84,000  
84,000 
 
MN 
82,000  
82,000 
 
WI 
81,000  
81,000 
 
Eagan 
MN 
77,000  
77,000 
 
CO 
76,500  
76,500 
 
Eagan 
MN 
74,500  
74,500 
 
MN 
73,000  
73,000 
 
CO 
72,500  
72,500 
 
MN 
70,500  
70,500 
 
MN 
64,500  
64,500 
 
WI 
57,500  
57,500 
 
MN 
53,500  
53,500 
 
Savage 
MN 
53,000  
53,000 
 
IL 
52,500  
52,500 
 
MN 
52,500  
52,500 
 
MN 
44,500  
44,500 
 
MN 
43,500  
43,500 
 
MN 
42,500  
42,500 
 
MN 
39,000  
39,000 
 
MN 
36,500  
36,500 
 
MN 
34,000  
34,000 
 
SD 
31,500  
31,500 
 
MN 
23,000  
23,000 
 
Wilton 
MN 
18,000  
18,000 
 
SD 
17,500  
17,500 
 
MN 
12,500  
12,500 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Savage 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Echo 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WY 
0  
Busted 
 
NV 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
Dassel 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Marion 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
OR 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
MN 
$109,375
1,600
2
MN 
$67,203
1,400
3
Eagan 
MN 
$48,430
1,300
4
MN 
$36,628
1,200
5
Nevis 
MN 
$27,471
1,100
9
 
 
$9,666
700
10
MN 
$7,631
600
13
MN 
$6,105
500
14
MN 
$6,105
500
15
MN 
$6,105
500
16
Savage 
MN 
$5,087
400
17
MN 
$5,087
400
18
CO 
$5,087
400
19
MN 
$4,629
300
21
Hugo 
MN 
$4,629
300
22
MN 
$3,917
200
24
MN 
$3,917
200
30
NY 
$2,747
100
32
MN 
$2,747
100
33
Onslow 
IA 
$2,747
100
35
CO 
$2,747
100
36
MN 
$2,747
100
37
MN 
$2,493
75
38
MN 
$2,493
75
40
 
 
Turkey 
$2,493
75
42
MN 
$2,493
75
45
MN 
$2,493
75
47
MN 
$2,289
50
49
MN 
$2,289
50
50
Provo 
UT 
$2,289
50
54
MN 
$2,289
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
267
Players Remaining
53
Average Chip Stack
100,754
Total Chips
5,340,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
262,000
245,500
226,500
212,000
195,000
185,000
155,500
151,500
150,000
10 
137,500
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