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April 1 - 9, 2017

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Alex Ziskin Continues Hot Streak By Bagging Chip Lead on Day 1B of MSPT Potawatomi
Created (4/9/2017 2:22:12 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1B of the MSPT Potawatomi $1,100 Main Event officially attracted 262 entrants, which along with Day 1A’s 233 brought the total field up to 495. The prize pool will be distributed to the top 45 players with a min-cash being worth $2,393.

The eventual winner will take home $114,876, and the man best position to make a run at it out of the 49 Day 1B survivors is Alex Ziskin, who bagged up 333,500. That is a little ahead of World Series of Poker bracelet winner John Reading, who led the Day 1A flight with 298,000.

Ziskin currently ranks ninth on Oklahoma’s all-time money list with $690,495 in live tournament earnings. Ziskin has been on fire this past year, first winning a WSOP gold bracelet last summer in Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em for $401,494, and then last November taking down the inaugural America’s Poker Tour Main Event for $47,490. He is seeking his second MSPT cash after finishing 25th in the MSPT Season 6 Meskwaki Main Event for $2,509.

Other who bagged stacks on Saturday night were Patrick McCullough (251,000), MSPT Season 7 Meskwaki champ Keith Heine (227,000), reigning champ Alex Aqel (176,500), 2016 Aussie Millions champ Ari Engel (77,500), MSPT Season 6 Player of the Year Mark Hodge (74,000), 2017 WSOP Circuit Potawatomi High Roller champ Nadya Magnus (68,500), and MSPT Season 6 Canterbury Park champ Dan “DQ” Hendrickson (65,000).

Among those who failed to advance were Mike Holm, David Gutfreund, Robert Edelstein, Kevin Fielder, and former MSPT champs Travis Lauson, David Gonia, Jason Sell, and Craig Trost.

The surviving 43 Day 1A players and 49 from 1B will combine down to a single field tomorrow at 11 a.m. local time. They’ll play down through the money and all the way to a winner. As usual, the final table action will be live streamed worldwide on a 15-minute delay.

Join us at 11 a.m. on Sunday as we bring you all the action straight from the MSPT Potawatomi tournament floor.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (4/9/2017 2:16:54 AM by Chad Holloway)

Alex Ziskin 333,500
Patrick McCullough 251,000
Vimy Ha 251,000
Carlos Monteiro 245,500
Keith Heine 227,000
Mark Reid 198,000
Songjie Zhou 195,500
Yoon Kim 181,500
Brian Wilke 180,000
Alex Aqel 176,500
Kenneth Auker 150,000
James Juvancic 136,000
Joshua Bersch 135,000
Christopher Roth 129,500
Jeffrey Hariu 125,000
Thomas Ruzecki 123,000
Paul Wakefield 114,000
Andres Garcia 113,500
Joel Hoedel 110,500
Glenn Stout 107,000
Bobby Navor 103,500
Niel Mittleman 101,500
Scott Heiligman 97,500
Christopher Dasch 95,500
Kenny Nguyen 95,000
James Engelbrecht 89,000
Joseph Catterson 88,000
Michael Miller 87,000
Ari Engel 77,500
Ryan Hohenstein 76,500
John Zawaski 76,500
Mark Hodge 74,000
Nadya Magnus 68,500
Daniel Hendrickson 65,000
Travis Maly 63,000
Michael Kamenjarin 56,500
Steve Lauson 55,000
Anthony De Jesus 54,000
Marius Toderici 52,000
Thomas Cascio 46,500
Mike Younan 45,000
Brad Siegel 37,500
Kenneth Brunette 37,500
Zachary Lybek 37,000
Nick Revello 35,500
Eugene Pingel 32,500
Mel Schwulst 30,500
Peter Rnigh 28,500
James Paley 7,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Five More Hands
Created (4/9/2017 1:52:58 AM by Chad Holloway)

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

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Goodbye Jim Boone
Created (4/9/2017 1:42:17 AM by Eric Anderson)

Alex Ziskin

With less than 30 minutes to bag and tag, the flop read  jd 4c as and Yoon Kim led out for 30,000.

Jim Boone raised all in and Alex Ziskin three-bet jammed over the top. Kim finally folded the  ac 4d face up and Boone discovered he’d been coolered on the flop.

Boone:  ah js
Ziskin:  4h 4s

Boone had flopped top two pair, but he was way behind as Ziskin had flopped bottom set.

Unfortunately for Boone, the  kh on the turn and  ks on the river did not help him and he headed out the door.

Alexander Ziskin - 260,000
Jim Boone - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Chris Roth Sends MSPT Champ Jason Sell to the Rail
Created (4/9/2017 1:27:08 AM by Chad Holloway)

Jason Sell

Action folded to Chris Roth on the button and he raised to 4,500. MSPT Season 5 Ho-Chunk champ Jason Sell then three-bet all in for 24,200 more from the small blind, and Roth thought for a bit before making the call.

Sell:  da 4h
Roth:  kd 9d

Sell got it in ahead, but he fell behind on the  qd 4s 9s flop. The  3h turn left Sell looking for either an ace or four on the river, but neither appeared as the  5s bricked instead.

Chris Roth - 140,000
Jason Sell - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Big Slick Does the Trick for Geno Pingel
Created (4/9/2017 1:19:21 AM by Chad Holloway)

A short-stacked Geno Pingel moved all in for 18,200 under the gun and Tim McCarthy, who was next to act, moved all in over the top. Action folded around and it was off to the races.

McCarthy:  7c 7s
Pingel:  ah ks

Pingel was looking to improve, and he did just that on the  kd 6c 2s flop. Neither the  5h turn nor  5d river changed a thing and Pingel was pushed the pot.

Geno Pingel - 40,000
Tim McCarthy - 25,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
MSPT Venetian to Run June 5-9 and Offer $2.5 Million Guarantee
Created (4/9/2017 1:04:58 AM by Chad Holloway)

Mark your calendars for what is sure to be one of the summer’s top poker tournaments in Las Vegas.

From June 5-9, the MSPT will host the Season 8 Mid-Season Championship -- a $1,100 buy-in Main Event – during the Venetian's DeepStack Extravaganza III. What's more, the guarantee has been upped to $2.5 million, up $500,000 from last year!

“For our fourth summer in Vegas, we’re offering players the biggest guarantee in MSPT history, all for just an $1,100 buy-in,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “Tommy LaRosa and his team at The Venetian set the bar on quality poker tournaments in Las Vegas, and we’re thrilled to once again join forces with them to offer players a great event.”

The tournament will start players with 15,000 in chips and offer 40-minute levels. There will be three starting flights beginning Monday, June 5 at Noon. Days 1B and 1C will take place at the same time on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7 respectively. Late registration will remain open until 6:50 p.m. each day.

The survivors from each flight will then combine for Day 2 action on Thursday, June 8 at 11:00 a.m. and play down to a final table of 10, which will then play out Friday, June 9. The entirety of the Main Event will be live reported on msptpoker.com.

The MSPT first visited the Venetian back in 2014 when Chicago's Drake Bronk topped a field of 854 entries to capture a $163,870 first-place prize. One year later, attendance more than doubled as 1,964 entrants took to the felt to crush the $1 million guarantee by creating a $1,964,000 prize pool. Angelina Rich became the first woman in history to win a MSPT title by taking down that event for $215,815.

Last year, the guarantee was upped to $2 million and 2,887 entrants made it the largest MSPT in history. Belgium’s Thomas Boivin defeated poker pro Mukul Pahuja in that event to walk away with a $352,153 prize. More recently, in February of this year, the MSPT teamed with The Venetian for the inaugural “Poker Bowl,” which saw Jordan Young top a field of 695 entrants to capture the $117,381 first-place prize.

The Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza III runs from May 15 through July 23 and will feature 110 different events. For more details, and a full look at the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza III schedule, click here.

With 37 poker tables spreading games such as no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, and Omaha 8 of Better, as well as charging outlets, a smoke-free environment, tableside service, and a professional and courteous staff, The Venetian has established itself as one of Las Vegas’ premiere poker rooms.

In addition, they offer a poker rate for players interested in staying at either The Venetian or The Palazzo. In order to qualify, players must either play an average of six (6) cash game hours or a $300 buy-in tournament or above per day. Do that, and you can receive a rate of $129 for Sunday through Thursday nights and $179 for Friday and Saturday nights (there is also a $35 resort fee per night stayed). Terms and conditions apply, please visit Venetian.com for full details.

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Songjie Zhou Cracks Kings
Created (4/9/2017 1:04:23 AM by Chad Holloway)

Songjie Zhou

With around 20,000 in the pot and a flop of  7h 4c 3s, Frank Cerminara checked from the hijack and Steve Lauson bet 10,000 from the cutoff. Songjie Zhou called from the button and Cerminara woke up with an all-in check-raise. Lauson ditched his hand and Zhou quickly called off for 67,600.

Zhou:  6d 5c
Cerminara:  ks kh

Zhou had flopped the straight, and he scored the double after the  10d was run out on the turn followed by the  10h on the river.

Songjie Zhou - 170,000
Frank Cerminara - 40,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Some Shots from the Penultimate Level
Created (4/9/2017 12:48:10 AM by Chad Holloway)

2017 WSOPC Potawatomi High Roller champ Nadya Magnus
Geno Pingel
Positively Fifth Steet author Jim McManus
Jim Juvancic
Mike Kamenjarin

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
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Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
IL 
333,500  
333,500 
 
NY 
251,000  
251,000 
 
MI 
251,000  
251,000 
 
MN 
245,500  
245,500 
 
MO 
227,000  
227,000 
 
Canton 
IA 
198,000  
198,000 
 
IL 
195,500  
195,500 
 
WI 
181,500  
181,500 
 
WI 
180,000  
180,000 
 
IL 
176,500  
176,500 
 
IL 
150,000  
150,000 
 
IL 
136,000  
136,000 
 
WI 
135,000  
135,000 
 
WI 
129,500  
129,500 
 
WI 
125,000  
125,000 
 
IL 
123,000  
123,000 
 
WI 
114,000  
114,000 
 
Skogen 
IL 
113,500  
113,500 
 
Skogen 
IL 
110,500  
110,500 
 
IL 
107,000  
107,000 
 
WI 
103,500  
103,500 
 
IL 
101,500  
101,500 
 
MN 
97,500  
97,500 
 
WI 
95,500  
95,500 
 
MI 
95,000  
95,000 
 
WI 
89,000  
89,000 
 
IL 
88,000  
88,000 
 
WI 
87,000  
87,000 
 
NV 
77,500  
77,500 
 
MN 
76,500  
76,500 
 
MN 
76,500  
76,500 
 
IL 
76,500  
76,500 
 
FL 
74,000  
74,000 
 
IL 
68,500  
68,500 
 
MN 
65,000  
65,000 
 
Denver 
CO 
63,000  
63,000 
 
IL 
56,500  
56,500 
 
WI 
55,000  
55,000 
 
WI 
54,000  
54,000 
 
IL 
52,000  
52,000 
 
WI 
46,500  
46,500 
 
IL 
45,000  
45,000 
 
IL 
37,500  
37,500 
 
WI 
37,500  
37,500 
 
WI 
37,000  
37,000 
 
Ripon 
WI 
35,500  
35,500 
 
WI 
32,500  
32,500 
 
 
 
 
30,500  
30,500 
 
IN 
28,500  
28,500 
 
WI 
7,000  
7,000 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Verona 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Wausau 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Skokie 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
  
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
  
WI 
0  
Busted 
  
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
NV 
$114,876
1,500
3
MO 
$45,232
1,200
4
IL 
$31,352
1,100
5
IL 
$23,933
1,000
10
MN 
$8,137
500
12
IL 
$8,137
500
13
IL 
$6,222
400
14
Canton 
IA 
$6,222
400
16
MN 
$4,643
300
17
WI 
$4,643
300
18
WI 
$4,643
300
21
NY 
$3,590
200
22
IL 
$3,590
200
24
IL 
$3,590
200
25
WI 
$3,590
200
27
WI 
$3,590
200
29
WI 
$2,872
100
30
Aurora 
IL 
$2,872
100
32
IN 
$2,872
100
33
IL 
$2,872
100
34
Beloit 
WI 
$2,872
100
35
WI 
$2,872
100
39
MI 
$2,393
50
40
Denver 
CO 
$2,393
50
41
MN 
$2,393
50
42
IL 
$2,393
50
44
WI 
$2,393
50
45
WI 
$2,393
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
262
Players Remaining
49
Average Chip Stack
106,938
Total Chips
5,240,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
333,500
251,000
251,000
245,500
227,000
198,000
195,500
181,500
180,000
10 
176,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
5,400
3,500
3,425
3,250
2,950
2,867
2,700
2,700
2,492
10 
2,450