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November 12 - 20, 2016

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Jill Bryant Leads 62 Advancing Players from Day 1b Field
Created (11/20/2016 2:47:21 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1b of the MSPT Potawatomi attracted 327 runners, which means along with Day 1a’s 269 the total field stands at 596 entries. That makes this the second-largest major poker tournament ($1,000+ buy-in) in Wisconsin history only behind the MSPT Potawatomi in Spring 2015, which drew 635 entrants.

The total prize pool of $596,000 -- well ahead of the advertised $200K GTD -- will be distributed to the top 54 players. A min-cash will be worth $2,306 while the eventual winner will walk away with $138,385.

The player best positioned to make a run at it is Jill Bryant, who led the 62 surviving Day 1b players with 371,000. That is quite a bit ahead of Day 1a chip leader Songjie Zhou, who bagged 283,000.

Others who advanced from Day 1b were Alex Aqel (352,500), Eric Maier (206,500), two-time MSPT champ Jeremy Dresch (199,500), poker author Jim McManus (174,000), Rob Wazwaz (114,500), 2016 MSPT Iowa State Poker champ John Sun (98,500), former MSPT champs Dan “DQ” Hendrickson (86,000), Andy Rubinberg (78,000), and Rodger Johnson (75,000).

Of course not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through the Day 1b field. Among those to try and fall were three-time MSPT champ and current Season 7 Player of the Year leader Carl Carodenuto, MSPT Pro Blake Bohn, “To Hell w/ Howard’s” Howard Hankin, and former MSPT Potawatomi champs Jason Mirza, Dan Goepel, and Travis Lauson.

On Sunday at 11 a.m. local time, the 62 surviving Day 1b players will join the 49 from Day 1a to play down through the money on the way to crowing a champion. We’ll be here to bring you all the action, so be sure to join us then.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts
Created (11/20/2016 2:36:01 AM by Chad Holloway)

Jill Bryant Aurora, IL 371,000
Ala Aqel Chicago, IL 352,500
Paul Arnett West Allis, WI 219,000
Eric Maier Littleton, CO 206,500
Jeremy Dresch Fridley, MN 199,500
Adam Barry New Baltimore, MI 193,500
James McManus Kenilworth, IL 174,000
Matthew Vaughan Madison, WI 171,500
Eric Kapitany Milwaukee, WI 163,500
Michael Youngman Deerfield, IL 163,000
Vinh Tran North Aurora, IL 152,500
Maksim Grenader Black Hawk, CO 146,000
Daniel Lyman Bloomington, IL 141,000
Justin Deutsch Chicago, IL 138,000
Firas Sadou Sterling, MI 131,500
Dominic Griffith Milwaukee, WI 131,500
Patrick McCullough Grand Rapids, MI 130,500
Thomas Anderson Manitowoc, WI 130,000
Bryan Fritz Menasha, WI 120,000
John Rumishek Yorkville, IL 120,000
Kyle Kramer West Allis, WI 118,000
Daniel Stickel Vernon Hills, IL 115,500
Robby Wazwaz Minneapolis, MN 114,500
Richard Henke Clare, IL 112,500
Jason Seitz Shakopee, MN 111,500
Marc Bernal Oak Forest, IL 109,000
Kirby Rogers Verona, WI 100,000
Michael Esquivel Clarendon Hills, IL 99,500
Gabriele Patti St. Joseph, MI 99,000
John Sun Milwaukee, WI 98,500
Matthew Andrews Cedar Burg, WI 96,000
Matthew Culp Munster, IN 96,000
Newton Phothiboupha Rockford, IL 93,000
Zachary Chase Cedar Burg, WI 91,500
Dan Hendrickson Fairbault, MN 86,000
Tom Hammers Eden Prarie, MN 79,500
Andrew Rubinberg Chicago, IL 78,000
Mark Borns Madison, WI 75,500
Rodger Johnson Grand Forks, ND 75,000
Robert Noe Buffalo Grove, WI 66,500
In Park Naperville, IL 65,500
Kevin Fiedler Osh Gosh, WI 63,500
Miroslav Semanisin Baraboo, WI 62,500
Zal Irani Chicago, IL 59,500
Rajesh Mehta Minneapolis, MN 57,500
Alex Watts Milwaukee, WI 56,000
Steven Schroeder German Town, WI 56,000
Nick Kost Chicago, IL 55,000
Corey Blomdahl Milwaukee, WI 53,500
Christopher Roth Milwaukee, WI 52,500
Bogdan Luca Palatine, IL 52,000
Byron Ziebell Hales Corners, WI 51,500
Daniel Youn Wauwatosa, WI 51,000
Yoon Kim Caledonia, WI 50,000
Daniel Sandoval Milwaukee, WI 46,500
Kelly Lopriore Lake in the hills, IL 46,500
Shivprasad Nomula Rolling Meadows, IL 42,500
Brett Halan Naperville, IL 35,500
Anthony Espinosa Kenosha, WI 35,500
James Paley Milwaukee, WI 34,500
Christopher Weber Chicago, IL 30,500
Randall Bender Conover, WI 21,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
MSPT FireKeepers Champ Aaron Massey Falls w/ Three Hands to Go
Created (11/20/2016 2:04:23 AM by Chad Holloway)

We missed the elimination of MSPT FireKeepers champ Aaron Massey, but he informed us that he fell in the third to last hand of the night when he got his stack al in preflop holding  ac Kx against an opponent with  Ax Qx.

A  Qx on the turn put Massey on the ropes, but he did pick up a club flush draw. Unfortunately for him, the river was a brick and he fell just short of advancing to Day 2.

Aaron Massey - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Four More Hands
Created (11/20/2016 1:52:46 AM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for Day 1b chip counts, a full recap, and the Day 2 seat draw.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Some Shots of the Big Stacks
Created (11/20/2016 1:47:02 AM by Chad Holloway)

Author of Positively Fifth Street & Cowboys Full Jim McManus
Two-time MSPT champ Jeremy Dresch
Eric Maier
Jill Bryant
Alex Aqel

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
A Positively Electric Fifth Street Sends MSPT Pro Blake Bohn to the Rail
Created (11/20/2016 1:35:49 AM by Chad Holloway)

On a  Qx 4x 8x flop, MSPT Pro and two-time tour champ Blake Bohn got his stack of approximately 80,000 all in and found himself at risk against poker author Jim McManus (pictured), who barely had him covered.

McManus:  Kx Qx
Bohn:  Qx Jx

Bohn had a kicker problem, but it got resolved when a  Jx spiked on the turn.

Unfortunately for him, his lead was short lived as a  Kx spiked on the river to give McManus a bigger two pair.

Jim McManus - 170,000
Blake Bohn - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
River Diamond Saves Chris Roth
Created (11/20/2016 1:31:27 AM by Chad Holloway)

Chris Roth

A short-stacked Chris Roth moved all in for 10,900 from late position and the player in the small blind called. Kirby Rogers then moved all in over the top for roughly 100,000 and the small blind folded.

Rogers:  ah jh
Roth:  as qd

Roth was way out in front, but not after the  5d 9d jd flop paired Rogers. That said, Roth did pick up a diamond draw, and while the  3s turn was a blank, the  kd river was not. Roth spiked a diamond and stayed alive in the MSPT Potawatomi Main Event.

Kirby Rogers - 90,000
Chris Roth - 30,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
The Sun Sets on Rick Syverud
Created (11/20/2016 1:00:43 AM by Chad Holloway)

Rick Syverud

A short-stacked Rick Syverud got his last 18,000 all in preflop and found himself in a bad spot against Potawatomi regular John Sun, who currently sits third on the MSPT Season 7 Player of the Year leaderboard.

Sun:  8s 8c
Syverud:  6c 6s

The  qc 8d ac flop left Syverud drawing to running sixes, and that long shot disappeared when the  8h turn delivered Sun quads. The meaningless  7d was run out on the river and Sun was pushed the pot.

“At least I lost to quads,” Syverud joked before making his way to the exit.

Rick Syverud - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Welcome @paysbigpoker to Twitter
Created (11/20/2016 12:55:33 AM by Chad Holloway)

Earlier this year, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s poker room, headed by Poker Room Manager Jeff Gemini, lauched a dedicated Twitter account, @paysbigpoker.

In addition to tweeting about the MSPT this weekend, the room will also be tweeting Bad Beat Jackpot updates, poker room promotions, and more.

We recommend you give them a follow by clicking here.

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Last Break of the Night
Created (11/20/2016 12:32:37 AM by Chad Holloway)

Players are now on their last 10-minute break of the night. When they return they’ll play two more levels before bagging and tagging for the evening.

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
Aurora 
IL 
371,000  
21,000 
 
IL 
352,500  
52,500 
 
WI 
219,000  
19,000 
 
CO 
206,500  
15,500 
 
MN 
199,500  
60,500 
 
MI 
193,500  
43,500 
 
IL 
174,000  
4,000 
 
MA 
171,500  
21,500 
 
WI 
163,500  
13,500 
 
IL 
163,000  
13,000 
 
Aurora 
IL 
152,500  
22,500 
 
CO 
146,000  
46,000 
 
IL 
141,000  
41,000 
 
IL 
138,000  
38,000 
 
WI 
131,500  
31,500 
 
MI 
131,500  
31,500 
 
MI 
130,500  
30,500 
 
WI 
130,000  
30,000 
 
IL 
120,000  
20,000 
 
WI 
120,000  
20,000 
 
WI 
118,000  
18,000 
 
IL 
115,500  
15,500 
 
MN 
114,500  
14,500 
 
Clare 
IL 
112,500  
12,500 
 
MN 
111,500  
21,500 
 
IL 
109,000  
9,000 
 
Verona 
WI 
100,000  
10,000 
 
IL 
99,500  
49,500 
 
MI 
99,000  
49,000 
 
WI 
98,500  
48,500 
 
IN 
96,000  
46,000 
 
WI 
96,000  
46,000 
 
IL 
93,000  
43,000 
 
WI 
91,500  
41,500 
 
MN 
86,000  
36,000 
 
MN 
79,500  
14,500 
 
IL 
78,000  
28,000 
 
WI 
75,500  
25,500 
 
ND 
75,000  
25,000 
 
IL 
66,500  
16,500 
 
IL 
65,500  
15,500 
 
WI 
63,500  
36,500 
 
WI 
62,500  
12,500 
 
IL 
59,500  
40,500 
 
MN 
57,500  
7,500 
 
WI 
56,000  
6,000 
 
WI 
56,000  
6,000 
 
IL 
55,000  
5,000 
 
WI 
53,500  
3,500 
 
WI 
52,500  
2,500 
 
IL 
52,000  
22,000 
 
WI 
51,500  
21,500 
 
WI 
51,000  
21,000 
 
WI 
50,000  
20,000 
 
IL 
46,500  
16,500 
 
WI 
46,500  
16,500 
 
IL 
42,500  
12,500 
 
WI 
35,500  
5,500 
 
IL 
35,500  
5,500 
 
WI 
34,500  
14,500 
 
IL 
30,500  
10,500 
 
WI 
21,000  
1,000 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Elroy 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
  
WI 
0  
Busted 
  
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
  
Austin 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
IL 
$138,385
1,600
2
WI 
$82,168
1,400
3
Aurora 
IL 
$53,626
1,300
4
WI 
$37,192
1,200
5
WI 
$27,966
1,100
6
IL 
$21,623
1,000
7
WI 
$17,587
900
8
CO 
$14,416
800
10
IA 
$9,226
600
11
MN 
$9,226
600
12
MN 
$9,226
600
13
IL 
$6,977
500
14
IL 
$6,977
500
18
IL 
$5,190
400
20
WI 
$3,979
300
24
MN 
$3,979
300
26
Aurora 
IL 
$3,979
300
27
MI 
$3,979
300
28
Verona 
WI 
$3,114
200
30
IL 
$3,114
200
33
MN 
$3,114
200
34
WI 
$3,114
200
35
IL 
$3,114
200
36
IL 
$3,114
200
37
WI 
$2,595
100
38
WI 
$2,595
100
40
MN 
$2,595
100
41
MN 
$2,595
100
43
IN 
$2,595
100
44
IL 
$2,595
100
47
IL 
$2,306
50
48
WI 
$2,306
50
50
MI 
$2,306
50
51
MI 
$2,306
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
327
Players Remaining
62
Average Chip Stack
105,483
Total Chips
6,540,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
371,000
352,500
219,000
206,500
199,500
193,500
174,000
171,500
163,500
10 
163,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
4,075
3,250
3,200
2,400
2,300
2,200
2,100
2,050
2,000
10 
2,000