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Grand Falls Casino

August 20 - 28, 2016

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Terry Williams Leads Advancing 30 Day 1b Survivors
Created (8/28/2016 2:24:04 AM by Chad Holloway)

Terry Williams

The Mid-States Poker Tour Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, Iowa – which is just outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota – attracted 100 runners on Day 1b, which along with Day 1a's 87 entries brought the total field up to 187. That surpassed the advertised $150,000 guarantee by creating a $187,000 total prize pool that will be distributed to the top 18 players.

A min-cash is worth $2,805, but of course everyone has their eyes fixed on the $52,360 first-place prize. The man from 1b best positioned to make a run at it is Terry Williams, who bagged up 135,500. That is quite a bit behind Day 1a chip leader Wesley Ismay, who will begin Day 2 as the overall chip leader with 224,500.

Williams, who hails from Yankton, South Dakota, is looking for his first MSPT cash and to top his career-best score of $15,000, which he earned when he finished 685th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Others who advanced from the Day 1b flight are big stacks Dale Berger (133,000), Ryan Meyer (130,000), and Ross Reichert (120,500); 2014 MSPT Grand Falls runner-up Jeff Bryan (92,500); Wisconsin's Brett Reichard (59,500); MSPT Meskwaki runner-up Ryan Phan (46,500); and four-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Mark Fink (37,000).

Among those to fall over the course of play on Saturday were MSPT Pros Blake Bohn and Matt Alexander; MSPT Season 6 Running Aces champ Erv Bjerga; PokerNews reporter Mo Nuwwarah; MSPT Season 4 Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells champ Josh Reichard; and two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Jeff Fielder. Most, if not all, of those players are expected to try their luck at our next stop, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells in two weeks.

Day 2 of the MSPT Grand Falls Casino will kick off at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday and the field will play down to a winner. We'll be back then to bring you all the action and eliminations straight from the tournament floor. Be sure to join us then.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts
Created (8/28/2016 2:16:15 AM by Chad Holloway)

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Terry Williams 135,500
Dale Berger 133,000
Ryan Meyer 130,000
Ross Reichert 120,500
Steven Fundermann 114,000
Jerry Evert 112,000
Keith Doering 106,500
Christopher Burke 99,500
Jeff Bryan 92,500
Thomas Sundling 86,000
Noel Chladek 85,500
Doc Hanson 85,000
Russell Louwagie 74,000
Parminder Singh 72,500
Victor Ruzhitsky 67,000
Gary Germann 63,500
Thomas Shea 63,500
Brett Reichard 59,500
Brian Vickers 57,500
Donavon Denning 46,500
Ryan Phan 46,500
Pamela Oddan 44,000
Alan Ahmann 42,000
Adrian Johnson 40,000
Mark Fink 37,000
Graham Beynon 36,000
Chase Robers 33,500
Cary Long 31,000
Theodore Takasaki 24,500
Craig Deutsch 23,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Three More Hands
Created (8/28/2016 1:59:29 AM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1b. Stay tuned for a list of survivors with chip counts, a recap of the Day 1b action, and the Day 2 seat draw.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Brian Johnson Eliminated By Noel Chladek
Created (8/28/2016 1:55:03 AM by Chad Holloway)

Brian Johnson

Action folded to Brian Johnson on the button and he jammed his last 19,000. Noel Chladek snap-called from the big blind and Johnson discovered the bad news.

Johnson:  kc qc
Chladek:  as ks

Johnson was in need of some major help, but he was left wanting as the board ran out a dry  8h 5d 3s kh 6c.

Noel Chladek - 75,000
Brian Johnson - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Matthew Harugan Eliminated While Thomas Shea Triples
Created (8/28/2016 1:40:35 AM by Chad Holloway)

Matthew Harugan

Thomas Shea limped under the gun and Matthew Harugan, who was next to act, moved all in for 18,700. Action folded to Adrian Johnson on the button, and he moved all in for 55,000. Both blinds folded and Shea called off for 16,400.

Shea:  qd qc
Johnson:  jd jc
Harugan:  kh 9h

Shea held the best hand, and he improved upon it when the flop fell  7c qh 6c. The  3d turn left both his opponents drawing dead in the main pot, and the  6d river allowed Johnson to eliminate Harugan and win the small side pot.

Thomas Shea - 55,000
Adrian Johnson - 39,000
Matthew Harugan - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Gary Dimisi Doubles Through Brian Vickers
Created (8/28/2016 1:22:27 AM by Chad Holloway)

Gary Dimaci

Brian Vickers raised to 6,000 from early position and a short-stacked Gary Dimaci moved all in for 12,600 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Vickers, and he called the additional 6,600.

Dimaci:  kc ks
Vickers:  da qc

Dimaci was well out in front and strengthened his position when the  kh 6s 5h flop gave him a set. The  2d turn left Vickers drawing dead, and he sent over some chips after the  3h was run out on the river.

Brian Vickers - 63,000
Gary Dimaci - 28,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Updated Chip Counts from Table 16
Created (8/28/2016 1:09:34 AM by Chad Holloway)

1 – Adrian Johnson ... 81,000
2 – Steven Fundermann ... 63,000
3 – Thomas Shea ... 30,000
4 – Craig Deutsch ... 40,000
5 – Matthew Harugan ... 20,000
6 – Terry Williams ... 60,000
7 – Alan Ahmann … 44,000
8 – Ryan Meyer ... 25,000
9 – Victor Ruzhitsky ... 70,000
10 – Graham Beynon ... 50,000

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Last Break of the Night
Created (8/28/2016 12:37:45 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.

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Chase Robers Gets Lucky to Eliminate PokerNews Reporter Mo Nuwwarah
Created (8/28/2016 12:35:21 AM by Chad Holloway)

Mo Nuwwarah

Chase Robers opened for 4,200 from the hijack and PokerNews reporter Mo Nuwwarah, who had lost most of his chips shortly before after missing a flush draw against trips, three-bet all in for 15,300 from the big blind. Robers called and Nuwwarah was primed to double.

Nuwwarah:  da qh
Robers:  kd qd

Nuwwarah was well out in front, and the  jc 8s 3h flop didn’t present any problems. However, that is when the dealer burned and turned the  kc to put a dagger through Nuwwarah’s heart. He could still win with a ten on the river to make Broadway, but it wasn’t meant to be as the  jd paired the board.

Chase Robers - 50,000
Mo Nuwwarah - Busted

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Mark Fink Eliminates Jeff Fielder
Created (8/28/2016 12:13:29 AM by Chad Holloway)

Mark Fink

Four-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Mark Fink raised to 3,500 from middle position and Jeff Fielder, a two-time ring winner himself, three-bet all in for 21,000 from the button. The blinds both folded and Fink made a quick call.

Fielder:  ah jc
Fink:  da kh

Fielder had a kicker problem, and it did not get resolved as the board ran out  7h 6c 8d 8s 9c.

Mark Fink - 100,000
Jeff Fielder - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
SD 
135,500  
15,500 
 
IA 
133,000  
18,000 
 
SD 
130,000  
10,000 
 
SD 
120,500  
20,500 
 
IA 
114,000  
6,000 
 
NE 
112,000  
12,000 
 
MN 
106,500  
6,500 
 
SD 
99,500  
41,500 
 
NE 
92,500  
42,500 
 
SD 
86,000  
31,000 
 
IA 
85,500  
29,500 
 
MN 
74,000  
24,000 
 
SD 
72,500  
22,500 
 
SD 
67,000  
17,000 
 
NE 
63,500  
33,500 
 
WY 
63,500  
13,500 
 
WI 
59,500  
20,500 
 
ND 
57,500  
2,500 
 
Omaha 
NE 
46,500  
26,500 
 
 
 
 
46,500  
3,500 
 
Tea 
SD 
44,000  
16,000 
 
MN 
44,000  
44,000 
 
SD 
40,000  
10,000 
 
SD 
37,000  
43,000 
 
SD 
36,000  
4,000 
 
SD 
33,500  
6,500 
 
Witten 
SD 
31,000  
13,000 
 
SD 
24,500  
25,500 
 
SD 
23,000  
7,000 
 
Omaha 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
Ankeny 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
Omaha 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
Pierre 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Austin 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
Motley 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
SD 
$52,360
1,200
2
SD 
$31,323
800
3
MN 
$19,074
700
5
SD 
$10,470
500
7
SD 
$7,480
300
8
SD 
$6,545
200
9
Quinn 
SD 
$5,423
100
10
Groton 
SD 
$4,301
75
11
SD 
$4,301
75
12
SD 
$4,301
75
13
SD 
$3,460
50
14
MN 
$3,460
50
15
WY 
$3,460
50
16
SD 
$2,805
50
17
SD 
$2,805
50
18
IA 
$2,805
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
100
Players Remaining
30
Average Chip Stack
66,666
Total Chips
2,000,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
135,500
133,000
130,000
120,500
114,000
112,000
106,500
99,500
92,500
10 
86,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
2,200
2,200
1,900
1,850
1,700
1,700
1,600
1,600
1,575
10 
1,550