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Canterbury Park

December 6 - 9, 2018

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Cherukuri Sandeep Leads as 67 Advance from Day 1C of MSPT Season 9 Finale at Canterbury Park; Final Eight Set in Platinum Pass Giveaway
Created (12/9/2018 2:20:15 AM by Admin System)

Day 1C of the MSPT Season 9 finale at Canterbury Park drew 423 runners, which along with 1A’s 199 and 1B’s 355 brought the total field up to 977 entries to make it by far the largest major poker tournament ($1K+ buy-in) in Minnesota history.

The top 99 players will get paid a minimum of $2,271 with the eventual winner walking away with a $179,776 top prize.

After 15 levels of play, just 67 remained with Cherukuri Sandeep and his stack of 367,500 leading the way. That is more than both Day 1B chip leader Rocco Crivello (331,000) and Day 1A chip leader Brad Berman (294,000).

Others to bag big stacks were Joel Klipping (333,500), Jonathan Stueve (312,500), Tyler Dietz (271,500), and MSPT Meskwaki champ Taylor Howard (230,500).

They were joined by Rob Wazwaz (185,500), Jon Hanner (150,000), Kevin Eyster (145,000), Matt Alexander (135,500), Howard Hankin (122,000), WSOPC star Maurice Hawkins (102,000), and 2015 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Champ Ben Wiora (33,500).

One of the big stories on Day 1C was the final two 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!

A pair of names were drawn at random to determine who will return for Sunday’s eight-player heads-up Flipout Tournament and they were Joan Sandoval and Royce Cannon.

They join the three runners from Days 1A/B in Jolene Jensen, MSPT Season 6 Canterbury Park champ Dan “DQ” Hendrickson, MSPT champ Mark Sandness, Kevin "1sickdisease" Eyster, Eric Wasylenko and Brandon Welter.

In other news, current MSPT Season 9 POY points leader Aaron Johnson (24,500) punched his ticket to Day 2. However, the only two players mathematically alive with a chance of catching him – Blake Bohn (135,500) and Kou Vang (126,500) – also bagged. Assuming Johnson doesn’t add any points to his total, the former would need to finish 8th or better to take the lead while the latter would need to take 5th or better.

Among those to try and fall on 1C were former MSPT champs Ryan Skluzak, Jason Sell, Ken Baime, Paul Cross, and Jon Kim. Joining them on the rail were MSPT Season 6 POY Mark Hodge, MSPT Hall of Famer Rich Alsup, four-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Mark Fink, recent Borgata champ Frank Lagodich, and two-time Matt Kirby, who saw his streak of cashing every season of the MSPT fall to the wayside (Hendrickson, Vang and Jeremy Dresch are now the only players tied for the honor).

Days 2 will see 148 (26 From 1A, 55 from 1B, and 67 from 1C) players return to action at 11 a.m. Sunday and play down to a winner. An hour before at 10 a.m., the Platinum Pass Flipout Tournament will play out with the following matches:

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 1C Chip Counts
Created (12/9/2018 2:12:38 AM by Admin System)
CHERUKURI SANDEEP NAPERVILLE, IL 367,500
JOEL KLIPPING RED LAKE FALLS, MN 333,500
JONATHAN STUEVE ALBANY, MN 312,500
TYLER DIETZ LEWISTON, NY 271,500
TAYLOR HOWARD ALTOONA, IA 230,500
COLE KOVAC GRIMES, IA 225,500
ELI LOEWENTHAL CARMEL, IN 206,500
BRANDON ROGERS GRAND LEDGE, MI 199,500
FRIMAN VILL ALONA BRONX, NY 198,000
ERICK WOEHLHAFF SIOUX FALLS, SD 189,500
GARRETT RILEY QUINCY, IL 186,000
RAJAI WAZWAZ WHITE BEAR township, MN 185,500
JASON BENDER KEOTA, IA 181,000
JUSTIN THURLOW COTTAGE GROVE, MN 175,000
DARIN UTLEY CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 164,000
WILLIAM CRIEGO PRIOR LAKE, MN 163,000
MINH PHAN OMAHA, NE 162,500
MATTHEW HAMILTON MINNEAPOLIS, MN 159,500
CAMERON LEIBFRIED DEVILS LAKE, ND 155,500
ERIC EELKEMA BROOKLYN PARK, MN 155,500
DEDRIC HENDERSON MINNEAPOLIS, MN 155,000
RONNIE LAMB HUMBLE, TX 154,000
JONATHAN HANNER MINNEAPOLIS, MN 150,000
MICHAEL KANE BRANDON, MN 148,500
STUART LUHM PLYMOUTH, MN 146,500
KEVIN EYSTER HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 145,000
JEFFREY LEHOUILLIER GLADSTONE, MI 140,500
JARROD BLACKWELL MILACA, MN 139,000
BLAKE BOHN EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 135,500
MATTHEW ALEXANDER MINNEAPOLIS, MN 135,500
WILLIAM BRUDENELL ZION, IL 127,000
KOU VANG BROOKLYN PARK, MN 126,500
HOWARD HANKIN CHICAGO, IL 122,000
MICHAEL REICH BLOOMINGTON, MN 119,000
KIP DE LORIA IGNACIO, CO 107,000
ZEPHANIAH BAER ST PAUL, MN 102,000
MAURICE HAWKINS LAKEWORTH, FL 102,000
DEREK UPDEGRAFF DUNLAP, TN 100,000
SCOTTER CLARK MARION, IA 99,500
THOMAS TRACY APPLE VALLEY, MN 98,500
JOHN HUNTER BURNSVILLE, MN 91,500
TODD MELANDER MINNEAPOLIS, MN 90,000
AALOK ARORA ARDEN HILLS, MN 88,500
JACOB KRUEGER AUSTIN, MN 87,500
SHEK WONG SUPERIOR, WI 83,500
ADAM SPOTT HUDSON, WI 83,500
SHERRY HAMMERS BURNSVILLE, MN 82,000
ZACHERY SCHNEIDER HARVARD, IL 81,000
HENRY MLEKODAY MINNEAPOLIS, MN 80,000
THOMAS LYNDE HARRISBURG, SD 76,500
MARK DUNBAR CHASKA, MN 71,500
MINH TU LAKEVILLE, MN 70,500
VLADYSLAV TKACHUK CIRCLE PINES, MN 67,500
THOMAS SADOWSKI BLOOMINGTON, MN 66,500
KEVIN FECK WAUSAU, WI 63,000
GREGORY MCCOY WAITE PARK, MN 59,500
EVERETT CARLTON ST PAUL, MN 58,500
KIRBY ROGERS VERONA, WI 57,500
JOSH MILES EAU CLAIRE, WI 52,500
MIROSLAV SEMANISIN BARABOO, WI 50,500
MICHAEL LANE HIGHLAND, MI 43,000
TRISTAN ZIEMANN NEW BRIGHTON, MN 37,500
BARBARA SARGENT FORT WORTH, TX 35,000
BENJAMIN WIORA MAUSTON, WI 33,500
VLADIMIR REVNIAGA BURNSVILLE, MN 25,000
DOMINIC CLEMAS PLYMOUTH, MN 25,000
AARON JOHNSON RED WING, MN 24,500
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
POY Race Going the Distance
Created (12/9/2018 1:50:50 AM by Admin System)

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Five More Hands
Created (12/9/2018 1:32:01 AM by Admin System)

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

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Pocket Queens Go Down In Flames
Created (12/9/2018 1:18:15 AM by Admin System)
Zeph Baer

A player ripped his last 48,000 from middle position, and Zeph Baer three-bet shoved for around 100,000 in the hijack, chasing out the rest of the field.

Baer:
Opponent:

Baer‘s opponent looked primed to double up, but the flop had other ideas, giving Baer top set and a huge edge. No queen fell on the turn or river, and Baer eliminated his opponent.

Zeph Baer - 150,000 (50 bb)

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Bruce Luick Sends One to the Rail
Created (12/9/2018 1:15:14 AM by Admin System)
Bruce Luick

Everett Carlton opened for 7,000 from middle position and the players on the button moved all in for right around 10,000. Bruce Luick then made it 30,000 to go out of the small blind, and that chased Carlton out of the hand.

Luick:
Button:

The flop gave the player on the button a gutshot wheel draw, while the turn added some counterfeit outs.

Fortunately for Luick, the river was safe and he scored a late elimination.

Bruce Luick - 125,000 (42 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
The #Hawksview? "Call, Bro."
Created (12/9/2018 12:57:41 AM by Admin System)
Maurice Hawkins

A player raised to 5,200 from middle position, and was called by eleven-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Maurice Hawkins in the big blind.

Hawkins jammed for 24,900 on the flop, sending his opponent into the tank.

“Just say call, bro.” Hawkins told his opponent. “I’ll take my shot.”

His opponent decided against it and mucked. “There you go,” Hawkins said, raking in the pot.

Maurice Hawkins - 38,000 (16 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
The Monster Truck Of Doom Vrooms To A Win
Created (12/9/2018 12:40:21 AM by Admin System)

Bill Brudenell raised to 6,600 on the button, and was called by the small blind. Scotter Clark loaded up 25,000 in 5k chips into the bed of his monster truck, then announced “All in,” and pushed the truck to the middle.

The total bet was for 43,300, and Brudenell thought for a bit before folding. The small blind followed suit, and Scotter flashed the as he mucked.

Scotter Clark - 58,000 (24 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Matt Kirby's Streak Comes to an End
Created (12/9/2018 12:30:04 AM by Admin System)

We missed the elimination of two-time MSPT champ Matt Kirby but learned after the fact he busted after shoving for his last 15,000 holding the only to run it smack dab into another player’s .

Kirby failed to get lucky and exited the tournament for the last time. With that, Kirby closed out Season 9 without a cash - to be fair he didn’t grind much - and saw his historic streak of cashing every season of the MSPT come to an end.

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Late Night Shots
Created (12/9/2018 12:17:37 AM by Admin System)
Vlad Revniaga
Gary Ewald
Jason Hartwig
Derek McMaster
Miroslav Semanisin

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
IL 
367,500
367,500 
MN 
333,500
333,500 
Albany 
MN 
312,500
312,500 
NY 
271,500
271,500 
Taylor Howard  2x Champ  
IA 
230,500
230,500 
Grimes 
IA 
225,500
225,500 
CA 
206,500
206,500 
Bronx 
NY 
198,000
198,000 
SD 
189,500
189,500 
Quincy 
IL 
186,000
186,000 
Rob WazWaz  1x Champ  
MN 
185,500
185,500 
Keota 
IA 
181,000
181,000 
MN 
175,000
175,000 
IA 
164,000
164,000 
MN 
163,000
163,000 
Omaha 
NE 
162,500
162,500 
MN 
159,500
159,500 
MN 
155,500
155,500 
MN 
155,000
155,000 
Denver 
CO 
154,000
154,000 
MN 
150,000
150,000 
MN 
148,500
148,500 
MN 
146,500
146,500 
LA 
145,000
145,000 
Milaca 
MN 
139,000
139,000 
MN 
135,500
135,500 
Blake Bohn  3x Champ  
MN 
135,500
135,500 
Zion 
IL 
127,000
127,000 
Kou Vang  1x Champ  
MN 
126,500
126,500 
IL 
122,000
122,000 
MN 
119,000
119,000 
CO 
107,000
107,000 
MN 
102,000
102,000 
FL 
102,000
102,000 
FL 
100,000
100,000 
Marion 
IA 
99,500
99,500 
MN 
98,500
98,500 
MN 
91,500
91,500 
MN 
90,000
90,000 
Aalok Arora  1x Champ  
MN 
88,500
88,500 
Austin 
MN 
87,500
87,500 
Hudson 
WI 
83,500
83,500 
WI 
83,500
83,500 
MN 
82,000
82,000 
 
WI 
81,000
81,000 
MN 
80,000
80,000 
SD 
76,500
76,500 
MN 
71,500
71,500 
MN 
70,500
70,500 
 
 
67,500
67,500 
MN 
66,500
66,500 
Wausau 
WI 
63,000
63,000 
MN 
59,500
59,500 
MN 
58,500
58,500 
Verona 
WI 
57,500
57,500 
WI 
52,500
52,500 
MI 
43,000
43,000 
Benjamin Wiora  1x Champ  
WI 
33,500
33,500 
MN 
25,000
25,000 
Aaron Johnson  1x Champ  
MN 
24,500
24,500 
Eagan 
MN 
0
Busted 
Jonathan Kim (MN)  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Matt Kirby  3x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Austin 
MN 
0
Busted 
MN 
0
Busted 
Kenneth Baime  1x Champ  
IL 
0
Busted 
Echo 
MN 
0
Busted 
Jeremy Dresch  2x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Jason Sell  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Richard Alsup  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
Blaine 
MN 
0
Busted 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
Ryan Skluzak  1x Champ  
SD 
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
423
Players Remaining
67
Average Chip Stack
126,268
Total Chips
8,460,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
367,500
333,500
312,500
271,500
230,500
225,500
206,500
199,500
198,000
10 
189,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
POINTS
3,925
3,633
3,075
2,850
2,550
2,500
2,500
2,450
2,300
10 
2,200