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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 Chad Holloway)

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 Chad Holloway)
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 Chad Holloway)

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 Brandon Temple)

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 Brandon Temple)
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 Chad Holloway)

  • 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 Chad Holloway)

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 Brandon Temple)
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 Chad Holloway)

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 Chad Holloway)
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

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
WI 
331,000
331,000 
Chris Meyers  1x Champ  
NY 
268,000
268,000 
Omaha 
NE 
253,500
253,500 
Omaha 
NE 
234,000
234,000 
MN 
232,000
232,000 
MN 
223,500
223,500 
IL 
219,000
219,000 
MN 
214,000
214,000 
Dan DQ Hendrickson  1x Champ  
MN 
202,500
202,500 
MN 
201,500
201,500 
MN 
199,000
199,000 
MN 
189,000
189,000 
Elroy 
WI 
185,000
185,000 
MN 
179,000
179,000 
MN 
176,000
176,000 
IN 
167,000
167,000 
Andrew Rubinberg  2x Champ  
IL 
163,500
163,500 
WI 
156,000
156,000 
Austin 
TX 
150,500
150,500 
Wilton 
MN 
134,000
134,000 
Troy 
MI 
132,500
132,500 
MN 
129,500
129,500 
MN 
129,500
129,500 
CO 
129,000
129,000 
Bagley 
MN 
120,500
120,500 
MN 
113,500
113,500 
ND 
112,000
112,000 
MN 
109,000
109,000 
IA 
103,000
103,000 
IL 
100,000
100,000 
MN 
97,000
97,000 
Fargo 
ND 
95,000
95,000 
WI 
93,500
93,500 
MN 
87,500
87,500 
MN 
86,500
86,500 
MN 
86,000
86,000 
IA 
82,500
82,500 
WI 
80,500
80,500 
MN 
72,500
72,500 
MN 
60,500
60,500 
Fargo 
ND 
60,000
60,000 
Jeffrey Birt  1x Champ  
MN 
58,000
58,000 
Steve Federspiel  1x Champ  
Tiffin 
IA 
58,000
58,000 
ND 
57,500
57,500 
Savage 
MN 
57,500
57,500 
MN 
53,500
53,500 
WI 
52,500
52,500 
MN 
52,000
52,000 
IL 
42,000
42,000 
Marne 
MI 
25,500
25,500 
NY 
0
Busted 
 
Peixin Liu  2x Champ  
Blaine 
MN 
0
Busted 
MN 
0
Busted 
Taylor Howard  1x Champ  
IA 
0
Busted 
Brian Soja  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Kou Vang  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Kenneth Baime  1x Champ  
IL 
0
Busted 
Richard Alsup  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Drake Bronk  1x Champ  
IL 
0
Busted 
Jeffrey Birt  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
MN 
0
Busted 
 
Rob WazWaz  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Eagan 
MN 
0
Busted 
 
Austin 
MN 
0
Busted 
Aaron Johnson  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Blake Bohn  3x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Joe Matheson  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Jonathan Kim (MN)  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Jason Sell  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Jeremy Dresch  2x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Matt Kirby  3x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
WI 
0
Busted 
 
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
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 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
2,100
2,000
1,800
1,700
1,700
1,650
1,600
1,600
1,600
10 
1,500