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Golden Gates MSPT $360 Regional Day 1C Chip Counts


Samantha Simmons went on a surge at the very end of the night, taking most of Aaron Thomas’s stack with aces against ace-king to bag the overall Day 1 chip lead of the MSPT $360 Regional Event at Golden Gates Casino with 394,000 in chips. Rounding out the top five of the remaining 62 players for Day 1C are Jay Fritzler (343,500) (pictured), Jay McVeigh (336,000), Evan Shaughnessy (254,500) and Greg Collins (225,500).

Others to find a Day 2 bag include Rich Dixon (204,000), Tim West (200,000), Chris Tryba (114,500), Steve Wilkie (93,000), Drew Schulz (65,500), and Sammy Aweida (40,500). Some of those unfortunate enough to not make it to Day 2 include Michael St. John, Travis Northrope, April’s MSPT $360 Regional champ Barry Faecher, Chris Barrett, and Sung Bae.

Day 2 action kicks off tomorrow at 11 a.m. local time (be sure to set those clocks back one hour for Daylight Saving Time!) and the remaining 116 players will play down to a winner.

Day 1C Chip Counts

Samantha Simmons Denver, CO 394,000
Jay Fritzler Englewood, CO 343,500
Jay McVeigh Aurora, CO 336,000
Evan Shaughnessy Pittsford, NY 254,500
Greg Collins Boulder, CO 225,500
Alex Kotliarsky Lone Tree, CO 217,000
Steven Swenson Aurora, CO 205,500
Rich Dixon Cheyenne, WY 204,000
Tim West Northglenn, CO 200,000
Hugh Rowe Denver, CO 196,500
John Agnos Colorado Springs, CO 177,000
Chris Huzau Ward, CO 170,000
Chris Neat Denver, CO 168,000
Josh Levin Boulder, CO 168,000
Josh Williamson Aurora, CO 160,500
Clay Wilson Fort Collins, CO 152,500
Baskaiyel Baker Lafayette, CO 139,500
Jeffrey Jensen Aurora, CO 129,500
Avery Ngo Socorro, NM 125,500
Connor Brooks Littleton, CO 121,000
Chris Busch Silverthorn, CO 119,000
Jerry Eachus Brighton, CO 118,000
Chris Tryba Las Vegas, NV 114,500
Andrew Wood Buena Vista, CO 109,500
Nathan Walker Steamboat Springs, CO 108,000
Niklas Poland Colorado Springs, CO 107,000
Eric Maes Aurora, CO 105,000
Andrew Schroer Parker, CO 103,500
Mike Cayton Colorado Springs, CO 99,000
Ryan Simoneau Denver, CO 99,000
Joseph Johnson Colorado Springs, CO 96,000
Thomas Baird Lagrange, IN 95,500
Steve Wilkie Arvada, CO 93,000
Richard Mirin Boulder, CO 90,500
Brady Bullard Lakewood, CO 90,000
Nicholas Marchitti Lakewood, CO 90,000
John Biondo Thornton, CO 84,000
Choi Lau Aurora, CO 80,500
Wyatt Bostic Denver, CO 80,000
Ken Mann Colorado Springs, CO 77,500
Kelley Wilson Denver, CO 76,500
John Fedak Boulder, CO 75,500
Matt Livingston Windsor, CO 72,000
Bill Van Buhler Denver, CO 68,000
Brad Stisser Parker, CO 67,500
Ryan Uslander Aurora, CO 65,500
Jeffrey Homer Denver, CO 65,500
Drew Schulz Littleton, CO 65,500
Chris Valdez Littleton, CO 63,000
Roger Woodruff Denver, CO 62,500
Robert Fishman Glenwood, CO 61,000
Delbert Ghost Bear Pine Ridge, CO 57,000
Jeremy Calverley Burnsville, MN 53,500
Antoine Montano Broomfield, CO 52,000
Terry Harper Evergreen, CO 45,500
Sammy Aweida Broomfield, CO 40,500
Trung Luong Lakewood, CO 37,500
John Taitt Denver, CO 32,500
Ravi Subramanian Parker, CO 31,500
Zurijet Mujic Broomfield, CO 31,500
Michael Tito New York, NY 25,000
Aaron Thomas Beaumont, TX 20,500