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Majestic Star Casino

January 25 - 27, 2019

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Brad Oliver Bags Overall Chip Lead After Day 1B Of MSPT Majestic Star
Created (1/27/2019 2:05:13 AM by Brandon Temple)

Day 1B of the $1,100 MSPT Majestic Star Casino Main Event, the second MSPT Main Event of the year, brought in 174 entries, which along with 1A’s 135 created a total field of 309 runners. The top 36 players will get paid a minimum of $2,088, while the eventual winner will walk away with $68,593!

After 15 levels of play, just 28 players remained, with Brad Oliver and his 363,000 chip stack taking the overall chip lead into Day 2, ahead of Day 1A chip leader Barry Schmiess and his 343,000 stack. Oliver, who had an up and down day early, rocketed up the counts late to secure the top spot.

Other players to bag big include John Nelson (295,500), Jeff Brown (248,500), Adam Asbury (210,500), and Jeffrey Rasom (209,500). More players that found a Day 2 ticket include Jeff Minnerly (137,000), Jordan Miller (107,000), Sam DeSilva (75,000), Pat Steele (66,000), and George Dietz (55,000).

Among those who failed to advance to Day 2 included a host of former MSPT champs, including Taylor Howard, Andy Rubinberg, Dan Bekavac, Mike Shanahan, and Ben Wiora. Current MSPT POY leader and last week’s MSPT Cleveland Poker Open champ Sean Munjal made a run, but fell a few levels short of a bag. Former MSPT Majestic Star champ Ken Baime also missed out on a Day 2 bag, as did Colorado’s Ryan Dodson, Chad Holloway, and Cody Brinn.

The surviving 46 players from both flights will then return at 11 am sharp on Sunday to play down to a winner. Once the final table of ten is reached, action will be streamed on Twitch and MSPTpoker.com on a fifteen-minute delay.

Join us tomorrow as we continue to bring you all the action and eliminations on the way to crowning our second champion of the season here at Majestic Star Casino!

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
End Of Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (1/27/2019 2:04:38 AM by Brandon Temple)
Brad Oliver Grand Rapids, MI 363,000
John Nelson Curtice, OH 295,500
Jeffrey Brown Rockford, IL 248,500
Adam Asbury Reynoldsburg, OH 210,500
Jeffrey Rasom Chicago, IL 209,500
Ashor Ochana Elgin, IL 176,500
Patricia Calkins Indianapolis, IN 169,000
Daniel Sepiol Michigan City, IN 167,000
Judi Gumila Palos Hills, IL 145,500
Jeffrey Minnerly Madison, WI 137,000
David Kenniston Muskegon, MI 134,500
Jerry Gumila Streamwood, IL 122,000
Jordan Miller Louisville, KY 107,000
Raymond Lantz Gibson City, IL 93,000
Sammie Davis Benton Harbor, MI 87,500
Niel Mittelman Chicago, IL 84,500
Jose Cervantes (IL) New Lenox, IL 83,500
Xueying Zhao Chicago, IL 81,000
Greg Baird Hinsdale, IL 78,000
Sam DeSilva Austin, MN 75,000
Zachery Schneider (IL) Harvard, IL 71,000
Patrick Steele Chelsea, MI 66,000
Jill Bryant Aurora, IL 62,000
Michael Reardon St. Claire Shores, MI 57,000
George Dietz Oak Park, IL 55,000
Henry Zou Saginaw, MI 48,500
Eric Vaden Davenport, IA 30,000
Zachary Jarrett Fort Wayne, IN 19,500
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Jeff Rasch Tripled Up Just Before The End Of Day 1
Created (1/27/2019 1:47:20 AM by Ben Palmer)
Jeff Rasch

There was a three-way all-in pre-flop.

Jeff Rasch
Middle Position:
Hijack:

On one of the last few hands of the Day 1B flight, there was one three way cooler.

The flop put Rasch in the lead.

The turn brought the and the river was the , sealing Rasch’s triple up right before the end of the night.

Jeff Rasch - 240,000 (80 bb)

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Four More Hands
Created (1/27/2019 1:32:48 AM by Brandon Temple)

The remaining field will play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for a recap of tonight’s action.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Daniel Sepiol Wakes Up To AK
Created (1/27/2019 1:28:35 AM by Ben Palmer)
Daniel Sepiol

Action folded to the hijack who raised to 7,000. The small blind shoved all in, as did Daniel Sepiol in the big blind. The hijack got out of their way.

Sepiol:
Opponent:

The flop paired them both, but Sepiol still need to fade a jack.

The turn brought the .

The river sealed the knockout for Sepiol.

Daniel Sepiol - 171,500 (57 bb)

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Henry Zou's Not Out Of This Yet!
Created (1/27/2019 1:14:35 AM by Brandon Temple)
Henry Zou

Jerry Gumila raised to 6,500 from UTG, and Henry Zou three-bet jammed for 26,900 from the lojack. Sean Munjal called out of the cutoff, and Gumila folded.

Zou:
Munjal:

Munjal spiked an ace on the flop to take a big lead, but Zou turned a little hope when the fell on the turn, giving him a gutshot. The river was gin for Zou, who celebrated with a fist pump as he took down the double.

Sean Munjal - 100,000 (33 bb)
Henry Zou - 66,000 (22 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Chad Holloway Discovers That Disco's Dead, Man
Created (1/27/2019 12:54:32 AM by Brandon Temple)

Chad “Lifeguard” Holloway, a moniker Holloway earned by claiming he was going to “save” the game of hold’em, ripped his last 50,000 in from the hijack, and John Nelson looked him up in the cutoff.

Holloway:
Nelson:

Nelson reduced Holloway’s outs to four on a flop, and Nelson’s set held on a turn and river, sending “Disco” Chad Holloway to the rail.

John Nelson - 250,000 (104 bb)
Chad Holloway - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Cruel, Cruel Broadway
Created (1/27/2019 12:50:28 AM by Brandon Temple)
Steve Jungmann

Simon Taberham jammed for 24,100 from UTG, Steve Jungmann three-bet shoved for 27,900 total from the small blind, and Dave Kenniston called in the big blind.

Taberham:
Jungmann:
Kenniston:

Taberham leapt in front after the flop delivered him two pair, but Jungmann was still live with a gutshot, while Kenniston was reduced down to a single out. The changed nothing on the turn, but the river caused the table to gasp in shock, as Jungmann rivered Broadway to take out Taberham and take a chunk out of Kenniston.

Dave Kenniston - 90,000 (37.5 bb)
Steve Jungmann - 80,000 (33 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Its Vaden Time
Created (1/27/2019 12:48:23 AM by Ben Palmer)
Eric Vaden

Action folded to the button who raised to 6,000. The small blind called and Eric Vaden shoved all-in for 25,400. The button followed suit and shoved all-in as well, putting Vaden at stake, with the small blind getting out of the way.

Vaden:
Opponent:

The flop came the turn was the and the river was the .

Vaden scored the double up.

Eric Vaden - 58,000 (24 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Payout Information
Created (1/27/2019 12:33:45 AM by Brandon Temple)

The final 36 players of the MSPT Majestic Star Main Event will walk home with a piece of the prize pool, with a min-cash being worth $2,088, and first place worth just shy of $70K! Complete payouts and POY points information listed below:

1 $68,593 1,400
2 $42,349 1,200
3 $30,718 1,100
4 $22,655 1,000
5 $15,966 900
6 $13,122 800
7 $10,140 700
8 $8,052 600
9 $6,233 500
10-12 $5,040 400
13-15 $4,026 300
16-18 $3,430 200
19-21 $3,131 150
22-24 $2,386 100
25-27 $2,177 75
28-36 $2,088 50
 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
MI 
363,000
363,000 
OH 
295,500
295,500 
IL 
248,500
248,500 
OH 
210,500
210,500 
IL 
209,500
209,500 
Elgin 
IL 
176,500
176,500 
IN 
167,000
167,000 
IL 
145,500
145,500 
WI 
137,000
137,000 
MI 
134,500
134,500 
IL 
122,000
122,000 
KY 
107,000
107,000 
IL 
93,000
93,000 
IL 
84,500
84,500 
IL 
81,000
81,000 
IL 
78,000
78,000 
Austin 
MN 
75,000
75,000 
Patrick Steele  1x Champ  
MI 
66,000
66,000 
Aurora 
IL 
62,000
62,000 
IL 
55,000
55,000 
MI 
48,500
48,500 
IA 
30,000
30,000 
WI 
 
0
Busted 
Taylor Howard  1x Champ  
IA 
0
Busted 
Benjamin Wiora  1x Champ  
WI 
0
Busted 
Mike Shanahan  1x Champ  
Avon 
IN 
0
Busted 
Andrew Rubinberg  2x Champ  
IL 
0
Busted 
Kenneth Baime  1x Champ  
IL 
0
Busted 
Daniel Bekavac  2x Champ  
IL 
0
Busted 
IL 
0
Busted 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
WI 
$68,593 
1,400 
2
Omaha 
NE 
$42,349 
1,200 
3
IL 
$30,718 
1,100 
4
IN 
$22,655 
1,000 
5
MI 
$16,996 
900 
6
MN 
$13,122 
800 
7
IL 
$10,140 
700 
8
IL 
$8,052 
600 
9
IN 
$6,233 
500 
10
Elgin 
IL 
$5,040 
400 
11
IL 
$5,040 
400 
12
IL 
$5,040 
400 
13
Marne 
MI 
$4,026 
300 
14
IL 
$4,026 
300 
15
Fargo 
ND 
$4,026 
300 
16
Elgin 
IL 
$3,430 
200 
17
MI 
$3,430 
200 
18
IL 
$3,430 
200 
19
WI 
$3,131 
150 
20
OH 
$3,131 
150 
21
OH 
$3,131 
150 
22
IL 
$2,386 
100 
23
IN 
$2,386 
100 
24
MI 
$2,386 
100 
25
Austin 
MN 
$2,177 
75 
26
IL 
$2,177 
75 
27
MI 
$2,177 
75 
28
IL 
$2,088 
50 
29
MI 
$2,088 
50 
30
IL 
$2,088 
50 
31
IL 
$2,088 
50 
33
IN 
$2,088 
50 
34
IN 
$2,088 
50 
35
Hobart 
IN 
$2,088 
50 
36
IL 
$2,088 
50 
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
1500 / 3000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
174
Players Remaining
34
Average Chip Stack
102,352
Total Chips
3,480,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
363,000
295,500
248,500
210,500
209,500
176,500
169,000
167,000
145,500
10 
137,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
POINTS
2,200
1,600
1,550
1,500
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
10 
1,400