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September 9 - 18, 2016

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame Mike Schneider Bags Big Lead on Day 1b
Created (9/18/2016 2:10:52 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1b of the Mid-States Poker Tour Running Aces Main Event drew185 entries, which means along with Day 1a’s 159 the total field stands at 344. That smashes the advertised $200,000 guarantee by creating a $344,000 total prize pool.

After 14 levels of play, just 33 players survived with Minnesota Poker Hall of Famer Mike Schneider and his stack of 328,500 leading the way. That is ahead of Day 1a chip leader Ron Thompson, who bagged 282,000.

Schneider, who ranks third on Minnesota’s all-time money list with $1,624,974 in career earnings (including a $1 million win in the 2006 partypoker.com Million V Cruise), is seeking his second MSPT final table after finishing third in this very event last season.

Others who punched their ticket to Day 2 were Brian Friesen (236,500), John Alexander (208,000), Peixen Liu (196,500), MSPT Pro Blake Bohn (192,500), recent MSPT Mille Lacs Regional champ Kraig Komrosky (185,500), and MSPT Pro Matt Kirby (23,000).

The surviving players will join the likes of Day 1a survivors MSPT Meskwaki Season 6 champ Rich Alsup (204,500), Vladimir Revniaga (187,500), Rob Wazwaz (186,000), Jeremy Dresch (160,500), MSPT Season 7 Meskwaki champ Keith Heine (143,500), Rick “Moose” Syverud (89,000), and MSPT Running Aces Season 1 winner Jason Seitz (34,000) tomorrow at 11 a.m. local time for Day 2 action.

Of course not everyone could make it through. Among those to fall on Day 1b were former MSPT Running Aces champ Mark Sandness; MSPT Season 6 Player of the Year Mark Hodge; father-son combo Brett and Josh Reichard; MSPT Pro and April’s runner-up Matt Alexander; defending champ Luke Arora; and current MSPT Season 7 POY leader John Sun.

Sun’s elimination opens the door for both Rodger Johnson and Travis Lauson, who bagged 85,500 and 91,500 respectively today, to make up some ground in the POY race. Both of those players sit among the top 10 point earners, while Keith Heine, who bagged a stack yesterday, sits in 11th. Things could get interesting.

The returning 59 combined players from the two starting flights will look to make the money at the top 36. We’ll be there every step of the way as the field players through the money bubble on the way to crowing a winner. Be sure to join us tomorrow for all the action and eliminations straight from the floor of Running Aces Casino in Columbus, Minnesota.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts
Created (9/18/2016 2:07:37 AM by Chad Holloway)

Mike Schneider leads Day 1b with 328,500
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Mike Schneider Minneapolis, MN 328,500
Brian Friesen Winnipeg,Canada 236,500
John Alexander Minneapolis MN 208,000
Peixen Liu Blaine, MN 196,500
Blake Bohn Burnsville, MN 192,500
Kraig Komrosky Moorhead, MN 185,500
Christopher Orvis Eden Prairie, MN 182,500
Vic Peppe Corcoran, MN 173,500
Jim Boone Lakeville, MN 162,500
Joel Klipping Red Lake Falls, MN 136,500
Matt Sztamburski Ankeny IA 134,000
Bharathan Pulluvallil Eagan MN 133,000
Derek Lesniak Bethel, MN 125,000
Jason Hartwig Wausau WI 115,000
Shuo Yang Iowa City, IA 107,000
Shek Wong Superior, WI 94,000
Travis Lauson Manitowoc, WI 91,500
Michael Juszczak Zimmerman, MN 90,500
Rodger Johnson Grand Forks, ND 85,500
Christopher Korent Hudson, WI 83,000
Judd Greenagle Minneapolis, MN 67,500
Lucas Mernin Robbinsdale MN 65,000
Brian Zupancich Silver Bay MN 63,500
Michael Miller Brookfield, WI 62,500
Troy Lund East Bethel, MN 58,500
Everett Carlton St. Paul, MN 54,500
Sam De Silva Austin, MN 49,500
Daryl Braun Jamestown, ND 48,500
Reg Powell Elk River MN 46,000
Joe Matheson Andover, MN 37,000
Luke Blindert Sioux Falls SD 35,500
Garrett Riley Quincy, IL 33,000
Matt Kirby Bemidji, MN 23,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Fredlund Falls at the End of the Night
Created (9/18/2016 2:02:10 AM by Chad Holloway)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Three More Hands
Created (9/18/2016 1:51:42 AM by Chad Holloway)

The remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging. Stay tuned for chip counts, a Day 1b recap, and the Day 2 seat draw.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Judd Greenagel Gets Luck to Stay Alive
Created (9/18/2016 1:38:46 AM by Chad Holloway)

After two players limped, Judd Greenagel raised all in for 23,400 from the button. Leo Fussy, who finished 19th in this event last April, called from the small blind and both limpers got out of the way.

Fussy:  ac 10d
Greenagel:  ah 9c

Greenagel had a kicker problem, and while it didn’t resolve itself on the  qs 2s 7d flop nor  qd turn, it did when the  9d spiked on the river. Greenagel got lucky and stays alive in the MSPT Running Aces Main Event.

Judd Greenagel - 60,000
Leo Fussy - 52,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Derek Lesniak Takes On Blake Bohn
Created (9/18/2016 1:35:00 AM by Chad Holloway)

Derek Lesniak raised to 5,100 from the cutoff and two-time MSPT champ Blake Bohn defended his big blind to see a  6d 10d 9c flop. Both players checked, the  qc appeared on the turn, and Bohn check-called a bet of 5,200.

Both players returned to checking on the  kd river and Bohn showed the  ac 7c for missed straight and flush draws. Lesniak then tabled the  ah qd for the winner.

Blake Bohn - 220,000
Derek Lesniak - 95,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Adam Praught Eliminated in Three-Way Pot
Created (9/18/2016 1:21:59 AM by Chad Holloway)

We’re not sure how the chips got in, but we do know the short-stacked Adam Praught and Jason Hartwig both got all in preflop with the latter in for 36,700. Ray Clark had them both at risk with the best hand.

Clark:  ac 10d
Hartwig:  kh qh
Praught:  as 5d

The  ks 2d 2h flop was gin for Hartwig, and he more than doubled after the  7d blanked on the turn followed by the  jh on the river. Meanwhile, Praught was eliminated in the hand.

Jason Hartwig - 85,000
Ray Clark - 10,000
Adam Praught - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Steve Fredlund Doubles Through Mike Schneider
Created (9/18/2016 1:17:25 AM by Chad Holloway)

A short-stacked Steve Fredlund moved all in for 10,300 from middle position and action folded to Minnesota Poker Hall of Famer Mike Schneider, who was sitting on a big stack in the big blind. He made a reluctant call and Fredlund thought he was behind. He was wrong.

Fredlund:  6s 4h
Schneider:  4d2d

The board ran out  10h 3s 7s 9c 5c and Fredlund improved to a straight to double.

Mike Schneider - 225,000
Steve Fredlund - 22,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Sam De Silva Doubles Through MSPT Pro Matt Kirby
Created (9/18/2016 1:03:36 AM by Chad Holloway)

MSPT Pro Matt Kirby raised to 4,500 from the cutoff and then called when Sam De Silva three-bet all in for 41,200 from the big blind.

Kirby:  as jc
De Silva:  da qh

De Silva was way out in front thanks to his kicker, and he shipped the double after the board ran out  7h kh 7s 6h 10c.

Sam De Silva - 90,000
Matt Kirby - 30,000

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Last Break of the Night
Created (9/18/2016 12:28:54 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 night.

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
MN 
328,500  
28,500 
 
 
 
236,500  
236,500 
 
MN 
208,000  
28,000 
 
Blaine 
MN 
196,500  
36,500 
 
MN 
192,500  
27,500 
 
MN 
185,500  
35,500 
 
MN 
182,500  
182,500 
 
MN 
173,500  
46,500 
 
MN 
162,500  
22,500 
 
MN 
136,500  
16,500 
 
Ankeny 
IA 
134,000  
134,000 
 
Eagan 
MN 
133,000  
133,000 
 
Bethel 
MN 
125,000  
125,000 
 
Wausau 
WI 
115,000  
115,000 
 
IA 
107,000  
107,000 
 
WI 
94,000  
94,000 
 
WI 
91,500  
24,500 
 
ND 
85,500  
20,500 
 
Hudson 
WI 
83,000  
83,000 
 
MN 
67,500  
17,500 
 
MN 
65,000  
65,000 
 
MN 
63,500  
63,500 
 
WI 
62,500  
19,500 
 
MN 
58,500  
58,500 
 
MN 
54,500  
500 
 
Austin 
MN 
49,500  
40,500 
 
ND 
48,500  
48,500 
 
MN 
46,000  
34,000 
 
MN 
37,000  
13,000 
 
SD 
35,500  
35,500 
 
Quincy 
IL 
33,000  
33,000 
 
MN 
23,000  
7,000 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Casper 
WY 
0  
Busted 
 
Waukee 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Motley 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
  
IA 
0  
Busted 
  
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
MN 
$83,045
1,400
2
MN 
$49,827
1,200
3
MN 
$32,321
1,100
4
 
 
$22,588
1,000
6
MN 
$13,287
800
7
MN 
$11,294
700
9
MN 
$7,974
500
10
Hudson 
WI 
$6,311
400
13
MN 
$4,651
300
14
MN 
$4,651
300
16
MN 
$3,322
200
18
MN 
$3,322
200
20
Bethel 
MN 
$2,657
100
22
Wausau 
WI 
$2,657
100
24
IA 
$2,657
100
26
Ankeny 
IA 
$2,657
100
27
MO 
$2,657
100
28
Blaine 
MN 
$2,093
50
29
MN 
$2,093
50
30
MN 
$2,093
50
31
WI 
$2,093
50
33
Dayton 
MN 
$2,093
50
34
MN 
$2,093
50
36
Dayton 
MN 
$2,093
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
185
Players Remaining
33
Average Chip Stack
112,121
Total Chips
3,700,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
328,500
236,500
208,000
196,500
192,500
185,500
182,500
173,500
162,500
10 
136,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
2,100
2,050
2,000
1,800
1,750
1,700
1,700
1,600
10 
1,600