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Canterbury Park

December 6 - 9, 2018

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
 
 
Rocco Crivello Leads as 56 Advance from Day 1B of MSPT Season 9 Finale at Canterbury Park; Trio of Players Advance in Platinum Pass Giveaway
Created (12/8/2018 2:12:00 AM by Admin System)

Day 1B of the MSPT Season 9 finale at Canterbury Park drew 355 runners, which along with 1A’s 199 brought the total field up to 554 entries with Saturday’s Day 1C still to go.

After 15 levels of play, just 56 remained with Thiensville, Wisconsin’s Rocco Crivello and his stack of 331,000 leading the pack. That is ahead of Day 1A chip leader Brad Berman, who made it through with 294,000.

Others to bag big stacks were MSPT Season 8 POY Chris Meyers (268,000), Sudar Jovan (253,500), Kevin Berthelsen (234,000), and Stephen Webb (232,000), who round out the top five.

They were joined by Minnesota Poker Hall of Famer Mike Schneider (220,500), Dan “DQ” Hendrickson (202,500), Larry Ormson (185,000), 2016 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Champ Andy Rubinberg (163,500), Craig Trost (156,000), WSOP bracelet winner Ben Keeline (129,000), Jeff Fielder (103,000), and MSPT champ Jeff Birt (58,000).

One of the big stories on Day 1B was three more names being selected in the $30,000 Platinum Pass Giveaway, which will see one lucky winner win their way to next month’s PokerStars Players NL Hold’Em Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas!

Three names were drawn at random to determine who will return for Sunday’s eight-player heads-up Flipout Tournament and they were Kevin "1sickdisease" Eyster (pictured), Eric Wasylenko and Brandon Welter. They join the three runners from 1A – Jolene Jensen, MSPT Season 6 Canterbury Park champ Dan “DQ” Hendrickson, and MSPT champ Mark Sandness – while the final two names will be selected on Day 1C.

Among those to try and fall on 1B were three-time MSPT champ Blake Bohn, former MSPT Canterbury Park winners Jon Kim and Rob Wazwaz, and two-time Matt Kirby, who needs a cash to continue is streak as of one of four players to cash every season of the MSPT alive.

Days 1C will get underway at 3 p.m. local time on Saturday. Be sure to check back then as we bring you all the action straight from the tournament floor of Canterbury Park!

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
 
 
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (12/8/2018 2:11:49 AM by Admin System)
ROCCO CRIVELLO THIENSVILLE, WI 331,000
CHRISTOPHER MEYERS KENMORE, NY 268,000
SUDAR JOVAN OMAHA, NE 253,500
KEVIN BERTHELSEN OMAHA, NE 234,000
STEPHEN WEBB MINNEAPOLIS, MN 232,000
ALEX WINTER STANTON, MN 223,500
MICHAEL SCHNEIDER ST PAUL, MN 220,500
BRAD SAILOR LOMBARD, IL 219,000
JEROMIE SONGETAY HINCKLEY, MN 214,000
DANIEL HENDRICKSON FARIBAULT, MN 202,500
SCOTT VELISEK MAPLE LAKE, MN 201,500
RANDY OYARZABAL ROCHESTER, MN 199,000
MARC SCHUBBE CHANHASSEN, MN 189,000
LARRY ORMSON ELROY, WI 185,000
AZIMDZHON ISHANOV BROOKLYN CENTER, MN 179,000
ROBERT BRISCOE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 176,000
AARON WALLACE N SAN JUAN, CA 167,000
ANDREW RUBINBERG CHICAGO, IL 163,500
CRAIG TROST MADISON, WI 156,000
MICHAEL NELSON AUSTIN, TX 150,500
DUANE ANDERSON BEMIDJI, 134,000
NICHOLAS DAVIDSON TROY, MI 132,500
ROBERT MAIER LITTLE CANADA, MN 129,500
SHAWN DOUGLASS FRIDLEY, MN 129,500
BEFUAMIN KEELINE LONGMONT, CO 129,000
STEVEN BELLAND BAGLEY, MN 120,500
SHANE NELSON HOPKINS, MN 113,500
JESSE HAABAK MCVILLE, ND 112,000
STEVE WAZWAZ BROOKLYN PARK, MN 109,000
JEFFREY FIELDER DES MOINES, IA 103,000
GARY HERSTEIN CHICAGO, IL 100,000
PAUL EIDEM HOPKINS, 97,000
BRANDON DOSCH FARGO, ND 95,000
STEVEN PIKE MADISON, WI 93,500
JAMES LAWRENCE PRIOR LAKE, MN 87,500
ZACHARY PIERCE ROCHESTER, MN 86,500
DANIEL FAVREAU MONTROSE, MN 86,000
TYLER NEWMAN ODEBOLT, IA 82,500
BRADLEY JANSEN WEST BEND, WI 80,500
CHRISTOPHER SCHROM SAINT PAUL, MN 72,500
STOANE LOUDENSLAGER BLOOMINGTON, MN 71,000
SUPRENA KRETCHMAN MINNEAPOLIS, MN 63,000
BRIAN ZUPANCICH SILVER BAY, MN 61,000
HENG CHAV SHAKOPEE, MN 60,500
PAUL JOHNSON FARGO, ND 60,000
STEVEN FEDERSPIEL RIVERSIDE, IA 58,000
TIMOTHY MCGRAW NEW BRIGHTON, MN 58,000
JEFFREY BIRT BLOOMINGTON, MN 58,000
CHARLES WORKMAN SAVAGE, MN 57,500
PAUL JAIN BISMARK, ND 57,500
DAVID RUTLEDGE MANKATO, MN 53,500
JOSEPH MEYER FOND DU LAC, WI 52,500
RYAN BRUNNER KEECH MANKATO, MN 52,000
SCOTT VETTER WASHINGTON, IL 42,000
RANDY BULLEN MARNE, MI 25,500
TYLER DIETZ LEWISTON, NY 11,500
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
 
 
Two More Hands
Created (12/8/2018 1:30:48 AM by Admin System)

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

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
 
 
Kicker Problems Send DJ Buckley To The Rail
Created (12/8/2018 1:23:19 AM by Admin System)

DJ Buckley raised to 7,000 on the button, and Aaron Wallace called in the big blind.

Wallace checked the flop to Buckley, and he bet 7,500. Wallace check-raised to 25,000, Buckley quickly three-bet jammed for 60,000, and Wallace snapped him off.

Buckley:
Wallace:

Buckley had a kicker problem, and it wasn’t resolved on the turn or river.

Aaron Wallace - 150,000 (50 bb)
DJ Buckley - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
 
 
Mike Schneider Chipping Up
Created (12/8/2018 1:09:02 AM by Admin System)
Mike Schneider

Brian Zupancich limped in from middle position, as did the hijack, before Minnesota Poker Hall Of Famer Mike Schneider raised to 9,000 from the cutoff. Zupancich folded but the hijack called.

The hijack checked the flop to Schneider, who bet 6,500. His opponent called.

Both players checked the turn, and the hijack checked the river as well. Schneider bet 27,000 and his opponent snap-called, but mucked upon being shown Schneider’s .

Mike Schneider - 220,000 (92 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
 
 
MSPT Meskwaki Champ Done and Dusted
Created (12/8/2018 12:53:15 AM by Admin System)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
 
 
Kevin Eyster, Eric Wasylenko & Brandon Welter Advance in Platinum Pass Giveaway
Created (12/8/2018 12:52:08 AM by Admin System)

Congrats to Kevin "1sickdisease" Eyster (pictured), Eric Wasylenko and Brandon Welter on advancing in the MSPT Season 9 finale Canterbury Park Platinum Pass Giveaway!

They have secured seats into Sunday's HEADS-UP Flip-Out Tournament where the winner of that will win the coveted Platinum Pass to January’s PokerStars Players NL Hold’Em Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas!

The final two names will be chosen at 9:00 p.m. on Day 1C, after which the eight-player heads-up bracket will be set.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
 
 
Rocco Crivello Wins The Biggest Pot Of The Tournament
Created (12/8/2018 12:48:58 AM by Admin System)
Rocco Crivello

Kevin Berthelsen raised to 6,000 from UTG, and was called by the button, as well as Rocco Crivello in the small blind and Dan Hendrickson in the big blind.

On the flop, action checked to Berthelsen, who bet 13,500. The button immediately jammed for about 130,000.

“It’s gonna take a minute.” Crivello said. He stood up for a moment, counting down his stack of 84,600, then announced a call. Hendrickson folded, and Berthelsen folded what he later said was queens.

Crivello -
Opponent -

The turn left Crivello looking to dodge an ace, five or queen to score the huge double, and he let out a “F*** yeah! Let’s go!” after the hit the river.

Rocco Crivello - 208,000 (87 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
 
 
A Look at the Current MSPT Player of the Year Leaderboard
Created (12/8/2018 12:36:03 AM by Admin System)

The winner of the MSPT Kimo Sabe Mezcal Season 9 POY race will be awarded four MSPT Main Event seats ($4,400 value) to be used at events of their choosing, a seat into the MSPT Venetian summer event with $400 toward travel costs ($1,500 value), and $250 at each Main Event stop they attend up to $4,250 (no $250 will be awarded at stops in which one of the four Main Event seats are used).

In addition, poker tax specialists Kondler & Associates, CPAs will provide the MSPT Season 9 Player of the Year with free tax services for the 2018 tax year ($800 value). This includes preparation of all tax forms (1040, 1099, etc.) as well as year-long tax planning and guidance. The firm has specialized in gambling taxation for over 10 years and has developed a concentration in the gaming industry. Kondler & Associates, CPAs has offices in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and San Diego and prepares tax returns for clients across the country.

Here’s how things stack up coming into this stop:

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
 
 
Aaron Wallace Eliminates Peter Kaemmerlen
Created (12/8/2018 12:32:31 AM by Admin System)
Aaron Wallace

Aaron Wallace opened for 4,500 from the cutoff and Peter Kaemmerlen, who was on the button, moved all in for a little over 40,000.

Action folded back to Wallace and he made a quick call.

Wallace:
Kaemmerlen:

The flop paired Kaemmerlen but he needed more help to say alive.

Unfortunately for him, that didn’t happen as the bricked the turn followed by the on the river.

Aaron Wallace - 175,000 (87.5 bb)
Peter Kaemmerlen - Busted

 
 
Legend:  #  - Main event champ   #  - POY champ  H  - HOF champ
 
Player Name
Chips
Progress
 
City
State
Country
331,000  
331,000 
 
WI 
Chris Meyers (NY)
11x Main Event Champion
11x Player Of The Year
268,000  
268,000 
 
NY 
253,500  
253,500 
 
Omaha 
NE 
234,000  
234,000 
 
Omaha 
NE 
232,000  
232,000 
 
MN 
223,500  
223,500 
 
MN 
220,500  
220,500 
 
MN 
219,000  
219,000 
 
IL 
214,000  
214,000 
 
MN 
DQ Dan Hendrickson
11x Main Event Champion
HMSPT Hall Of Fame
202,500  
202,500 
 
MN 
201,500  
201,500 
 
MN 
199,000  
199,000 
 
MN 
189,000  
189,000 
 
MN 
185,000  
185,000 
 
Elroy 
WI 
179,000  
179,000 
 
MN 
176,000  
176,000 
 
MN 
167,000  
167,000 
 
IN 
Andrew Rubinberg
22x Main Event Champion
163,500  
163,500 
 
IL 
Craig Trost
11x Main Event Champion
156,000  
156,000 
 
WI 
150,500  
150,500 
 
Austin 
TX 
134,000  
134,000 
 
Wilton 
MN 
132,500  
132,500 
 
Troy 
MI 
129,500  
129,500 
 
MN 
129,500  
129,500 
 
MN 
129,000  
129,000 
 
CO 
120,500  
120,500 
 
Bagley 
MN 
113,500  
113,500 
 
MN 
112,000  
112,000 
 
ND 
109,000  
109,000 
 
MN 
103,000  
103,000 
 
IA 
100,000  
100,000 
 
IL 
97,000  
97,000 
 
MN 
95,000  
95,000 
 
Fargo 
ND 
93,500  
93,500 
 
WI 
87,500  
87,500 
 
MN 
86,500  
86,500 
 
MN 
86,000  
86,000 
 
MN 
82,500  
82,500 
 
IA 
80,500  
80,500 
 
WI 
72,500  
72,500 
 
MN 
71,000  
71,000 
 
MN 
63,000  
63,000 
 
MN 
61,000  
61,000 
 
MN 
60,500  
60,500 
 
MN 
60,000  
60,000 
 
Fargo 
ND 
Jeffrey Birt
11x Main Event Champion
58,000  
58,000 
 
MN 
58,000  
58,000 
 
MN 
Steve Federspiel
11x Main Event Champion
58,000  
58,000 
 
Tiffin 
IA 
57,500  
57,500 
 
ND 
57,500  
57,500 
 
Savage 
MN 
53,500  
53,500 
 
MN 
52,500  
52,500 
 
WI 
52,000  
52,000 
 
MN 
42,000  
42,000 
 
IL 
25,500  
25,500 
 
Marne 
MI 
0  
Busted 
  
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
Peixin Liu
22x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
Blaine 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Eagan 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
Taylor Howard
22x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
Brian Soja
11x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
Kou Vang
33x Main Event Champion
HMSPT Hall Of Fame
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
Kenneth Baime
22x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
Richard Alsup
11x Main Event Champion
11x Player Of The Year
HMSPT Hall Of Fame
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
Drake Bronk
11x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
Jeffrey Birt
11x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
LA 
0  
Busted 
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Baylis 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
Mark Hodge
11x Player Of The Year
HMSPT Hall Of Fame
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
Rob WazWaz
11x Main Event Champion
HMSPT Hall Of Fame
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Omaha 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
Eagan 
MN 
Gerald Cunniff
11x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Austin 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
Marion 
IA 
0  
Busted 
  
IL 
Aaron Johnson
11x Main Event Champion
11x Player Of The Year
HMSPT Hall Of Fame
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Canton 
OH 
Blake Bohn
55x Main Event Champion
HMSPT Hall Of Fame
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
Joe Matheson
11x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
Jonathan Kim (MN)
11x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
Jason Sell
11x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
Jeremy Dresch
22x Main Event Champion
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
Matt Kirby
33x Main Event Champion
HMSPT Hall Of Fame
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
  
WI 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
IL 
$179,776 
1,900 
2
Denver 
CO 
$110,704 
1,700 
3
MN 
$81,278 
1,600 
4
MN 
$61,502 
1,500 
5
MN 
$46,363 
1,400 
6
MN 
$35,009 
1,300 
7
MN 
$27,440 
1,200 
8
Omaha 
NE 
$21,762 
1,100 
9
MN 
$17,037 
1,000 
10
Keota 
IA 
$13,247 
900 
11
MN 
$13,247 
900 
12
MN 
$13,247 
900 
13
MN 
$11,354 
800 
14
MN 
$11,354 
800 
15
NY 
$11,354 
800 
16
Troy 
MI 
$9,367 
700 
17
Quincy 
IL 
$9,367 
700 
18
NE 
$9,367 
700 
19
MN 
$7,759 
600 
20
MI 
$7,759 
600 
21
MN 
$7,759 
600 
22
MN 
$6,529 
500 
23
Grimes 
IA 
$6,529 
500 
24
MN 
$6,529 
500 
25
MN 
$5,393 
400 
26
IL 
$5,393 
400 
27
FL 
$5,393 
400 
28
TN 
$4,163 
350 
29
Omaha 
NE 
$4,163 
350 
30
MN 
$4,163 
350 
31
IL 
$4,163 
350 
32
MN 
$4,163 
350 
33
MN 
$4,163 
350 
34
MA 
$4,163 
350 
35
WI 
$4,163 
350 
36
Austin 
MN 
$4,163 
350 
37
MN 
$3,217 
300 
38
MN 
$3,217 
300 
39
IA 
$3,217 
300 
40
Fargo 
ND 
$3,217 
300 
41
MN 
$3,217 
300 
42
Marne 
MI 
$3,217 
300 
43
IL 
$3,217 
300 
44
MN 
$3,217 
300 
45
MN 
$3,217 
300 
46
MI 
$2,933 
250 
47
IN 
$2,933 
250 
48
 
 
$2,933 
250 
49
MN 
$2,933 
250 
50
CO 
$2,933 
250 
51
MN 
$2,933 
250 
52
MN 
$2,933 
250 
53
Albany 
MN 
$2,933 
250 
54
WI 
$2,933 
250 
55
MN 
$2,744 
200 
56
LA 
$2,744 
200 
57
WI 
$2,744 
200 
58
SD 
$2,744 
200 
59
Tiffin 
IA 
$2,744 
200 
60
MN 
$2,744 
200 
61
MN 
$2,744 
200 
62
Bronx 
NY 
$2,744 
200 
63
Wilton 
MN 
$2,744 
200 
64
MN 
$2,555 
150 
65
MN 
$2,555 
150 
66
MN 
$2,555 
150 
67
MN 
$2,555 
150 
68
MI 
$2,555 
150 
69
NY 
$2,555 
150 
70
MN 
$2,555 
150 
71
IA 
$2,555 
150 
72
MN 
$2,555 
150 
73
WI 
$2,460 
100 
74
MN 
$2,460 
100 
75
MN 
$2,460 
100 
76
MN 
$2,460 
100 
77
WI 
$2,460 
100 
78
WI 
$2,460 
100 
79
MN 
$2,460 
100 
80
T Z  
MN 
$2,460 
100 
81
ND 
$2,460 
100 
82
Bagley 
MN 
$2,365 
75 
83
MN 
$2,365 
75 
84
MN 
$2,365 
75 
85
MN 
$2,365 
75 
86
Omaha 
NE 
$2,365 
75 
87
MN 
$2,365 
75 
88
MN 
$2,365 
75 
89
FL 
$2,365 
75 
90
Austin 
TX 
$2,365 
75 
91
IL 
$2,271 
50 
92
MN 
$2,271 
50 
93
MN 
$2,271 
50 
94
MN 
$2,271 
50 
95
MN 
$2,271 
50 
96
TX 
$2,271 
50 
97
MN 
$2,271 
50 
98
Zion 
IL 
$2,271 
50 
99
MN 
$2,271 
50 
LEVEL & TOURNAMENT INFO
Level
15
Blinds
1500 / 3000
Ante
500
Entries
355
Players Remaining
56
Average Chip Stack
126,785
Total Chips
7,100,000
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
1500 / 3000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
355
Players Remaining
56
Average Chip Stack
126,785
Total Chips
7,100,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
331,000
268,000
253,500
234,000
232,000
223,500
220,500
219,000
214,000
10 
202,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
POINTS
2,200
1,800
1,700
1,617
1,600
1,600
1,600
1,600
10 
1,600