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May 13 - 21, 2017

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Travis McIntosh Leads 72 Day 1B Survivors; Will Field Hit 1,000 Runners?
Created (5/19/2017 9:24:15 PM by Admin System)

Day 1B of the MSPT FireKeepers Main Event drew 364 entrants, which along with 1A’s 250 brings the current field up to 614 with the third and final flight still to go. It’ll take 386 runners on Saturday to hit 1,000 entries, but either way it looks like the field will surpass last fall’s 884 and become the largest poker tournament in Michigan history.

After 14 levels of play, 72 players bagged and tagged, though none more so than Travis McIntosh and his stack of 362,500. That is well ahead of Day 1A chip leader Brian Eklund’s 238,000. McIntosh, who hails from Waterford, Michigan, is seeking his first MSPT cash.

Others who bagged on Day 1B were Jason Bender (310,000), who is two weeks removed from finishing runner-up in the MSPT Grand Falls Regional; Aaron Massey (189,500), who won this very event one year ago; MSPT Season 5 Player of the Year Mike Deis (148,500); and 2016 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship runner up Cy Church (101,500).

Joining them were 2016 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Champ Andy Rubinberg (96,000), Minnesota’s Loki Abboud (94,500), 2016 MSPT Iowa State Poker Champ John Sun (94,000), MSPT Season 4 Player of the Year Pat Steele (91,500), and MSPT Season 6 FireKeepers champ Michael Ferrarotti (33,500).

Thus far 120 players (48 from Day 1A and 72 from 1B) have advanced to Day 2 from the first two starting flights.

Among those to try and fall were World Series of Poker bracelet winner Nick Jivkov, MSPT Season 7 Player of the Year Rich Alsup, inaugural MSPT FireKeepers champ Tom Midena, #MSPT100 champ Jason Ramos, and Michigan pros Jason Smith, Mark Johnson Jr., and Ryan Dykhouse. Fortunately, they’ll have a final opportunity to try again tomorrow if they so choose.

Day 1C will kick off at Noon local time on Saturday. Join us then as we bring you all the action straight from the tournament floor of the FireKeepers Casino Poker Room.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (5/19/2017 9:18:37 PM by Admin System)

Travis McIntosh 362,500
Jason Bender 310,000
Raymond Smith 292,000
Kimberly Beach 262,500
Craig Bergeron 236,500
Aaron Massey 189,500
Frank Lucarelli 188,000
Devin Looney 167,000
Jared Palmer 166,500
Lawrence Chenlo 166,000
Linda Callear 158,500
Michael Deis 148,500
Paul Prentis 146,500
Charles Baryames 132,000
Wayne Smith 128,000
Jason Herron 122,500
Martin Pipoly 117,500
Michael Woeber 116,000
Duston Newton 114,000
Adrian Carter 105,500
Cy Church 101,500
Jose Rodriguez 100,500
Michael Shanahan 100,500
Satish-singh Thakur 100,000
Andy Rubinberg 96,000
Daniel Lefere 95,500
Stanley Shedlowsky 94,500
Loki Abboud 94,500
John Sun 94,000
Patrick Steele 91,500
Steven Wark 90,000
Kim Schinco 87,500
Charles Cruce 87,000
Corey Paggeot 85,500
Tom Sinistaj 84,500
Alan Waller 84,500
Stephen Miller 83,000
Joseph Cook 81,000
Tony Pena 80,000
Brandon Rogers 79,000
Rodney Derrow 76,000
James Hettich 75,500
Nathan Stuller 75,500
Al Singletary 74,500
Jonathan Demars 74,500
Dustin Smith 74,500
Paul Rashid 73,500
Gary Tsui 73,000
Gary Nyborg 70,500
Frank Schinco 70,500
Jose Serratos 70,000
Todd Breyfogle 70,000
Rudd Glenn 67,500
Todd Freyer 65,000
Michael Kincaid 63,500
David Gonzalez 59,000
Yiyang Feng 57,500
Kyle Martin 55,500
Paul Newhouse 55,000
Mike Nikolich 50,000
David Blank 46,000
Ryan Awwad 45,000
James Schavone 45,000
Terry Moore 43,500
Steven Dunkelberg 42,000
Stephen Prucher 40,000
Vytas Ray 35,500
Michael Ferrarotti 33,500
Edward Bauder 32,500
Michael Teats 32,500
Kristy Jelinek 24,000
James Uschuk 17,500

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Four More Hands
Created (5/19/2017 8:53:11 PM by Admin System)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging on the Day 1B flight. Stay tuned for a recap of the day’s action as well as a list of survivors with chip counts.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
A Late Night Double for Steve Dunkelberg
Created (5/19/2017 8:52:25 PM by Admin System)

Steve Dunkelberg

Steve Dunkelberg moved all in for 22,600 from middle position and the player in the small blind looked him up.

Dunkelberg:  ah 5h
Small Blind:  kh jh

Dunkelberg got it in good and he was rewarded with a double after the board ran out  as 5d 4h 4s 8c.

Steve Dunkelberg - 50,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Travis McIntosh Builds on Chip Lead
Created (5/19/2017 8:46:56 PM by Admin System)

With around 15,000 in the pot and a flop of  9d kc qd, chip leader Travis McIntosh checked from the hijack and his opponent in the cutoff checked behind.

Action repeated itself on the  3d turn, and once again on the  5d river.

The player in the cutoff showed the  9x 10x, but it was no good as McIntosh had been trying to trap with his  jd 10d flopped straight turned flush.

Travis McIntosh - 350,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
A Seven from Heaven Saves Paul Prentis
Created (5/19/2017 8:22:51 PM by Admin System)

Paul Prentis

A short-stacked Jason Cullen moved all in for 15,200 from early position and Paul Prentis three-bet jammed for 45,300 from middle position. The player on the button called to put put the pair at risk, both blinds folded, and all three hands were turned up.

Cullen:  6s 6d
Prentis:  7c 7h
Button:  kc kd

The kings were well out in front, and they stayed there on both the  as 3s jd flop and  jh river.

However, that is when the dealer burned one last time and put out the  7s. Prentis hit one of his two outs to fill up, while Cullen headed for the exit.

Paul Prentis - 110,000
Jason Cullen - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Some Late Night Shots
Created (5/19/2017 8:14:59 PM by Admin System)

Current chip leader Travis McIntosh
Devin Looney
MSPT Season 7 FireKeepers champ Aaron Massey
Frank Lucarelli has a big stack.

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Updated Chip Counts from the Other Half the Room
Created (5/19/2017 8:04:13 PM by Admin System)

Travis McIntosh - 210,000
Frank Lucarelli - 190,000
Aaron Massey (MSPT Season 7 FireKeepers champ) - 140,000
Loki Abboud - 125,000
Jason Ramos (#MSPT100 champ) - 125,000
Satish Thakur - 125,000
Andy Rubinberg (2016 MSPT WIiconsin State Poker Champ) - 70,000
Tom Midena (Inaugural MSPT FireKeepers champ) - 30,000
Aaron Johnson - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Updated Chip Counts from Half the Room
Created (5/19/2017 8:01:10 PM by Admin System)

Jason Bender - 170,000
Mike Deis (MSPT Season 5 POY) - 165,000
Todd Breyfogle - 85,000
Al Singletary - 80,000
John Sun (2016 MSPT Iowa State Poker Champ) - 76,000
Cy Church - 65,000
Jose Serratos - 60,000
Pat Steele (MSPT Season 4 POY) - 50,000
Rodger Johnson (MSPT Season 3 Running Aces champ) - 40,000
Michael Ferrarotti (MSPT Season 6 FIreKeepers champ) 26,500
Eric Stocz - 26,000
Rich Alsup - Busted
Nick Pupillo - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
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Created (5/19/2017 7:34:47 PM by Admin System)

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Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
MI 
362,500  
362,500 
 
Keota 
IA 
310,000  
310,000 
 
Owosso 
MI 
292,000  
292,000 
 
MI 
262,500  
262,500 
 
IL 
189,500  
189,500 
 
MI 
188,000  
188,000 
 
CA 
167,000  
167,000 
 
Seaman 
OH 
166,500  
166,500 
 
MI 
166,000  
166,000 
 
Morley 
MI 
158,500  
158,500 
 
MI 
148,500  
148,500 
 
MI 
146,500  
146,500 
 
MI 
132,000  
132,000 
 
MI 
128,000  
128,000 
 
MI 
122,500  
122,500 
 
MI 
117,500  
117,500 
 
Pigeon 
MI 
116,000  
116,000 
 
MI 
114,000  
114,000 
 
MI 
105,500  
105,500 
 
MI 
101,500  
101,500 
 
Avon 
IN 
100,500  
100,500 
 
MI 
100,500  
100,500 
 
MI 
100,000  
100,000 
 
IL 
96,000  
96,000 
 
MI 
95,500  
95,500 
 
MN 
94,500  
94,500 
 
MI 
94,500  
94,500 
 
WI 
94,000  
94,000 
 
MI 
91,500  
91,500 
 
FL 
90,000  
90,000 
 
MI 
87,500  
87,500 
 
MI 
87,000  
87,000 
 
MI 
85,500  
85,500 
 
MI 
84,500  
84,500 
 
MI 
84,500  
84,500 
 
MI 
83,000  
83,000 
 
IN 
81,000  
81,000 
 
MI 
80,000  
80,000 
 
MI 
79,000  
79,000 
 
OH 
76,000  
76,000 
 
Auburn 
IN 
75,500  
75,500 
 
Olivet 
MI 
75,500  
75,500 
 
MI 
74,500  
74,500 
 
MI 
74,500  
74,500 
 
Okemos 
MI 
74,500  
74,500 
 
MI 
73,500  
73,500 
 
IL 
73,000  
73,000 
 
MI 
70,500  
70,500 
 
IN 
70,500  
70,500 
 
MN 
70,000  
70,000 
 
MI 
70,000  
70,000 
 
MI 
67,500  
67,500 
 
MI 
65,000  
65,000 
 
MI 
63,500  
63,500 
 
MI 
59,000  
59,000 
 
OH 
57,500  
57,500 
 
Saline 
MI 
55,500  
55,500 
 
MI 
55,000  
55,000 
 
MI 
50,000  
50,000 
 
MI 
46,000  
46,000 
 
MI 
45,000  
45,000 
 
MI 
45,000  
45,000 
 
Muncie 
IN 
43,500  
43,500 
 
MI 
42,000  
42,000 
 
MI 
40,000  
40,000 
 
MI 
35,500  
35,500 
 
MI 
33,500  
33,500 
 
MI 
32,500  
32,500 
 
IL 
32,500  
32,500 
 
MI 
24,000  
24,000 
 
MI 
17,500  
17,500 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
Warren 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
  
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
Avon 
IN 
$216,829
1,900
2
IL 
$131,646
1,700
3
MI 
$85,699
1,600
4
MI 
$57,924
1,500
5
NY 
$42,333
1,400
6
Muncie 
IN 
$32,731
1,300
7
MI 
$26,846
1,200
8
MI 
$22,199
1,100
9
Mason 
MI 
$18,276
1,000
10
Ada 
MI 
$14,145
900
11
KY 
$14,145
900
12
MI 
$14,145
900
13
WI 
$10,840
800
14
Owosso 
MI 
$10,840
800
15
MN 
$10,840
800
16
Okemos 
MI 
$7,950
700
17
August 
MI 
$7,950
700
18
AZ 
$7,950
700
19
MI 
$6,298
600
21
MI 
$6,298
600
22
MI 
$6,298
600
24
Sabina 
OH 
$6,298
600
26
MI 
$6,298
600
28
MI 
$5,266
500
30
MI 
$5,266
500
32
NY 
$5,266
500
33
MI 
$5,266
500
35
MI 
$5,266
500
36
MI 
$5,266
500
37
Flint 
MI 
$4,337
400
38
OH 
$4,337
400
41
Toledo 
OH 
$4,337
400
43
IL 
$4,337
400
44
MI 
$4,337
400
45
MI 
$4,337
400
47
Keota 
IA 
$3,820
300
48
MI 
$3,820
300
49
MI 
$3,820
300
53
IN 
$3,820
300
54
Lapeer 
MI 
$3,820
300
55
Newton 
NC 
$3,304
200
58
MI 
$3,304
200
61
Dewitt 
MI 
$3,304
200
62
Owosso 
MI 
$3,304
200
64
IL 
$2,891
100
65
MI 
$2,891
100
69
Owosso 
MI 
$2,891
100
70
MI 
$2,891
100
71
MI 
$2,891
100
72
Elgin 
WI 
$2,891
100
73
MI 
$2,685
50
74
MI 
$2,685
50
75
MI 
$2,685
50
76
IL 
$2,685
50
78
Olivet 
MI 
$2,685
50
82
MI 
$2,375
50
84
MI 
$2,375
50
85
MI 
$2,375
50
87
VA 
$2,375
50
88
MI 
$2,375
50
90
Mason 
MI 
$2,375
50
93
Lima 
OH 
$2,272
50
95
OH 
$2,272
50
96
MI 
$2,272
50
97
Novi 
MI 
$2,272
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
364
Players Remaining
72
Average Chip Stack
101,111
Total Chips
7,280,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
362,500
310,000
292,000
262,500
189,500
188,000
167,000
166,500
166,000
10 
158,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
3,275
2,300
2,200
2,100
2,100
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
10 
1,933