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Majestic Star Casino

August 16 - 18, 2019

 
  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
John Sun Wins Championship, Kenneth Baime Second
Created (8/18/2019 10:43:03 PM by Mark Hoke)
2019 MSPT Main Event at Majestic Star Casino Champion Hao “John” Sun
Kenneth Baime - 2nd Place ($44,415)

John Sun called for what he wanted and that call brought him his second MSPT Main Event title here at Majestic Star Casino.

After calling a 300,000 chip bet pre-flop, the board came out . Sun decided to move his entire stack into the middle and Kenneth Baime snap-called putting his tournament on the line. Sun turned over but found himself dominated by the of Baime.

Sun started calling for a four which didn’t come on the turn but then the miracle hit the river giving him the hand. Sun was the overall chip leader headed into Day 2 and he managed to turn it into $71,945 and the title of Majestic Star Casino Main Event Champion.

Baime, the Day 1a chip leader, settled for second place and will take home a well-deserved $44,415.

Congratulations to our tournament champion - John Sun!

  • Level: 28
  • Blinds: 40000 / 80000
  • Ante: 10000
Choppy Waters
Created (8/18/2019 10:18:56 PM by Reuben Bresler)
Ken Baime (L), John Sun (R)

The action is about 150 hands in, and nearly a quarter of that has been heads-up play. John Sun and Kenneth Baime, the Day 1a and Day 1b chip leaders coming into Day 2 here at MSPT 154, are being mostly cagey and careful. Very few showdowns have occurred, with most action being bet-call preflop and a bet taking down the flop action. However, on one particularly interesting hand, things got a little weird.

Baime made it 200,000 to go and Sun called from the big blind. The flop came , which Sun checked. Baime bet 250, and Sun called.

The turn brought . Once more Sun checked and this time Baime bet 375,000. Sun called.

The on the river slowed things down and both players checked.

Sun:
Baime:

Both players had Two Pair, Queens and Tens, with an Ace to ultimately split the massive pot, one of the rare showdowns in this head-up battle.

Sun has around 5 million in chips, with Baime taking the remainder.

Player Name Chip Count Previous Progress
Hao "John" Sun 5,000,000 4,660,000
Kenneth Baime 1,480,000 1,820,000
  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Baime Stays Alive
Created (8/18/2019 9:45:50 PM by Mark Hoke)

Kenneth Baime just managed keeps his hopes of his second MSPT win at Majestic Star Casino alive.

Baime found himself all-in for his last 785,000 chips on a holding on a flop against the of John Sun. Sun picked up a straight draw as well along with his flush draw when the hit the turn. But the rolled off on the river and Baime picked up a much needed double-up.

As we head into the break, Sun leads Baime 4,660,000 (78 bb) to 1,820,000 (47 bb).

  • Level: 27
  • Blinds: 30000 / 60000
  • Ante: 10000
Heads-Up Update
Created (8/18/2019 9:28:24 PM by Mark Hoke)

Player Name Chip Count Previous Progress
John Sun 4,852,000 4,852,000
Kenneth Baime 1,988,000 1,988,000
  • Level: 26
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 5000
Heads Up Chip Count
Created (8/18/2019 9:11:16 PM by Halie Flack)

Player Name Chip Count Previous Progress
John Sun 3,290,000 1,815,000
Kenneth Baime 3,195,000 3,195,000
  • Level: 26
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 5000
Greg Geller Eliminated in 3rd Place ($32,216)
Created (8/18/2019 9:10:29 PM by Mark Hoke)
Greg Geller - 3rd Place ($32,216)

The man from Colorado came up just short from preventing the two flight leaders from a heads-up showdown.

Greg Geller moved all-in for his remaining 1,200,000 chips but was instantly called by a rejuvenated John Sun. Sun turned over to lead the of Geller. Geller nearly caught up with the board showing as looked to hit a flush but the came on the river ending his tournament sending Sun and Kenneth Baime heads-up for the title.

John Sun - 3,290,000
Kenneth Baime - 3,195,000
Greg Geller finishes in 3rd place winning $32,216.

  • Level: 26
  • Blinds: 25000 / 50000
  • Ante: 5000
Anthony Kastelic Eliminated In 4th Place ($23,771)
Created (8/18/2019 8:50:12 PM by Reuben Bresler)
Anthony Kastelic – 4th ($23,771)

Anthony Kastelic is the fourth place finisher in this weekend’s MSPT 154 from Majestic Star in Chicago, Illinois, as he was knocked out by Greg Geller.

After Kenneth Baime made it 125,000, Kastelic pushed all-in over the top from the small blind. But Geller in the big blind cold reraised all-in himself, pushing Baime out.

Kastelic:
Geller:

The board ran out , and Kastelic leaves the Main Event final table. Geller pushes up around 2 million.

Anthony Kastelic – Eliminated in 4th Place ($23,771)

  • Level: 25
  • Blinds: 20000 / 40000
  • Ante: 5000
Cheryl Choon Eliminated In 5th Place ($17,828)
Created (8/18/2019 8:29:29 PM by Reuben Bresler)
Cheryl Choon – 5th ($17,828)

Cheryl Choon is our 5th place finisher here at MSPT 154.

Choon took a big hit in a hand versus Greg Geller, where her flopped 2-pair lost to Geller’s flopped King-high straight. That put her down below 400,000 A few hands later, Kenneth Baime put the end to her run in the Main Event.

Choon went all in for 315,000 and both Baime and Geller called. The flop came out and after Geller checked Baime moved all-in to put the pressure on Geller. Too much pressure, as it turned out, and Geller folded. Then both remaining players revealed their holdings.

Choon:
Baime:

The turn provided some outs for Choon... none of which came with the river . Choon hits the rail as Baime continues his thunderous pace, with nearly half of the chips in play four-handed.

Cheryl Choon – 5th Place ($17,828)

  • Level: 25
  • Blinds: 20000 / 40000
  • Ante: 5000
Updated Chip Count On Break
Created (8/18/2019 7:57:09 PM by Halie Flack)

Player NameChip CountPreviousProgress
Kenneth Baime1,615,0001,643,000
Hao "John" Sun1,495,0001,601,000
Cheryl Choon1,270,0001,270,000
Anthony Kastelic1,205,0001,243,000
Greg Geller895,000972,000

  • Level: 25
  • Blinds: 20000 / 40000
  • Ante: 5000
Break Time at Level 25
Created (8/18/2019 7:48:08 PM by Reuben Bresler)

The remaining five competitors Kenneth Baime, Anthony Kastelic, Greg Geller, John Sun and Cheryl Choon are on a short 10 minute break. Play will resume with blinds at 10,000/20,000 and a 5,000 ante apiece.

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
John Sun  2x Champ  
WI 
6,480,000
1,820,000 
Kenneth Baime  1x Champ  
IL 
0
Busted 
Denver 
CO 
0
Busted 
MI 
0
Busted 
 
Mike Shin  1x Champ  
WI 
0
Busted 
Patrick Steele  1x Champ  
MI 
0
Busted 
Brian Hou  1x Champ  
MI 
0
Busted 
IL 
0
Busted 
Aaron Johnson  1x Champ  
MN 
0
Busted 
IL 
0
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
WI 
$71,945 
1,400 
2
IL 
$44,415 
1,200 
3
Denver 
CO 
$32,216 
1,100 
4
IN 
$23,771 
1,000 
5
IL 
$17,828 
900 
6
MN 
$13,762 
800 
7
IL 
$10,635 
700 
8
Oswego 
IL 
$8,445 
600 
9
MI 
$6,537 
500 
10
IL 
$5,286 
400 
11
IL 
$5,286 
400 
12
WI 
$5,286 
400 
13
Oswego 
IL 
$4,223 
300 
14
WI 
$4,223 
300 
15
IL 
$4,223 
300 
16
MI 
$3,597 
200 
17
MI 
$3,597 
200 
18
IL 
$3,597 
200 
19
IL 
$3,284 
150 
20
IL 
$3,284 
150 
21
IL 
$3,284 
150 
22
 
 
$2,502 
100 
23
Lemont 
IL 
$2,502 
100 
24
IL 
$2,502 
100 
25
IL 
$2,283 
75 
26
IN 
$2,283 
75 
27
IL 
$2,283 
75 
28
WI 
$2,189 
50 
29
IL 
$2,189 
50 
30
WI 
$2,189 
50 
31
IL 
$2,189 
50 
32
IL 
$2,189 
50 
33
IL 
$2,189 
50 
34
MN 
$2,189 
50 
35
IL 
$2,189 
50 
36
IN 
$2,189 
50 
LEVEL INFO
Level
28
Blinds
40000 / 80000
Ante
10
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
324
Players Remaining
1
Average Chip Stack
6,480,000
Total Chips
6,480,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
6,480,000
0
0
0
0
10 
0
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
POINTS
1,700
1,500
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,375
10 
1,375