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Grand Falls Casino

August 19 - 27, 2017

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
James Klosterbuer Leads as 15 Advance from Day 1A of MSPT Grand Falls
Created (8/26/2017 2:16:46 AM by Admin System)

Day 1A of the 2017 MSPT Grand Falls Casino $1,100 Main Event drew 105 runners, which was up from 87 the year before. After14 levels of play, just 15 remained with local player James Klosterbuer and his stack of 243,500 leading the way.

Klosterbuer had just $11,020 in live tournament earnings, of which $8,614 came when he finished third in a 2014 Ante Up Poker Tour event at Running Aces. He is seeking his first MSPT cash.

Rounding out the top five stacks were Trevis Devericks (242,500), Derrick Fish (218,500), Aaron Johnson (19,500), and Jared Mohnen (172,500).

Others who survived the night were 2017 South Dakota State Poker Champion Ryan Skluzak (147,000), Minnesota’s Joe Barnard (130,500), and MSPT Season 8 Golden Gates Regional runner-up Drew Shulz (85,000).

Of course, not everyone was so lucky. Among those to try and fall on Day 1A was defending champ Ted Takasaki, MSPT Season 8 Grand Falls Regional winner Travis Gant, four-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Mark Fink, MSPT Season 6 Player of the Year Mark Hodge, and former champs Rodger Johnson, Carter Myers, Erv Bjerga, and John Hayes.

Those players and any newcomers to the field will have the opportunity to play Day 1B at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Before that, at 10 a.m., there will be a last-chance $250 satellite with the top 20% advancing to the Main Event.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1A Chip Counts
Created (8/26/2017 2:11:39 AM by Admin System)

James Klostorbuer Luverne, MN 243,500
Trevis Devericks Sioux Falls, SD 242,500
Derrick Fish Sioux Falls, SD 218,500
Aaron Johnson Red Wing, MN 191,500
Jared Mohnen Chancellor, SD 172,500
Ryan Skluzak Kimball, SD 147,000
Joe Barnard St. Paul, MN 130,500
Christopher Moen Mitchell, SD 119,000
William Eichel Parker, SD 118,000
Chad Swier Sioux Falls, SD 101,500
Lucas Christoffer Marshall, MN 101,000
James Girouard Sioux Falls, SD 87,500
Drew Schulz Littleton, CO 85,000
Chase Robers Sioux Falls, SD 73,500
Brian Havlik Kimball, SD 69,500

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Three More Hands
Created (8/26/2017 1:49:25 AM by Admin System)

The remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging on 1A. Stay tuned for a list of survivors with chip counts along with a recap of the day’s action.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Eric Wasylenko vs. Jared Mohnen for Chip Lead
Created (8/26/2017 1:31:20 AM by Admin System)

Jared Mohnen

With around 55,000 in the middle and a board reading  qd 8h ah 7d, action exploded and resulted in Eric Wasylenko getting his stack of around 60,000 all in against Jared Mohnen, who had 83,200.

Mohnen:  5h 6h
Wasylenko:  as qh

Mohnen stated that he couldn’t get away after that turn card. Wasylenko was ahead with two pair, but Mohnen hit his draw when the  2h river gave him a heart flush.

Jared Mohnen - 200,000 (83 bb)
Eric Wasylenko – Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
MSPT Champ Erv Bjerga Runs Over Rick Lutt with Wheel
Created (8/26/2017 1:21:43 AM by Admin System)

Erv Bjerga

After the under-the-gun player limped and Rick Lutt did the same from middle position, Aaron Johnson called from the button. MSPT Season 6 Running Aces champ Erv Bjerga then raised to 11,000 from the small blind, the UTG player folded, and both Lutt and Johnson called to see the  5c 3d 4s flop.

Bjerga checked, Lutt bet 15,000, and Johnson folded. Bjerga woke up with an all-in check-raise to 64,700 and Lutt called.

Lutt:  5d 9d
Bjerga:  da2d

Bjerga had flopped a wheel, and Lutt was drawing slim. The  6s turn meant Lutt could chop with either a deuce or seven on the river, but neither appeared as the  ac rolled off instead.

Erv Bjerga - 165,000 (82 bb)
Rick Lutt - 30,000 (15 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Darrell Prevail Tripped Up By Chad Swier
Created (8/26/2017 1:11:52 AM by Admin System)

Darrell Prevail

Joe Barnard raised to 4,500 under the gun and Darrell Prevail called from the hijack. Drew Schulz and Darrell Prevail called from the small and big blinds respectively and four players saw a flop of  3d 5h 5d.

Three checks saw Prevail moved all in for 29,500, Schulz fold, and Swier check-raise all in over the top. That pushed Barnard out of the hand and the cards were turned up.

Swier:  5c jd
Prevail:  8c 8h

Swier had flopped trips, and that meant Prevail needed an eight to stay alive. The  jh improved Swier to a full house, and the  7s river put an end to Prevail’s night.

Chad Swier - 100,000 (50 bb)
Darrell Prevail - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
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Created (8/26/2017 12:47:52 AM by Admin System)

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  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Cooler Sends Jeff Petronack Out the Door
Created (8/26/2017 12:46:40 AM by Admin System)

Just before the break, Jeff Petronack raised to 3,500 from the lojack only to have James Klosterbuer three-bet to 20,000 from the hijack. Action folded back to Pretonack and he moved all in for what looked to be 70,000. Klosterbuer snap-called.

Klosterbuer:  ah as
Petronack:  kh kd

It was a cooler for Petronack, and it cost him his tournament life after the board ran out a clean  10h 4d 10c 6d 5h.

James Klosterbuer - 150,000 (94 bb)
Jeff Petronack - Busted

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Last Break of the Night
Created (8/26/2017 12:42:08 AM by Admin System)

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
Lucas Christoffer Scores Double KO
Created (8/26/2017 12:41:32 AM by Admin System)

Lucas Christoffer
Robbin Green

A short-stacked Robbin Green moved all in for 2,700 from early position and Loki Abboud called next to act. Lucas Christoffer then made it 9,100 to go from the small blind and called when Abboud moved all in for approximately 20,000.

Green:  ks 4s
Abboud:  ah kc
Christoffer:  as da

Christoffer was out in front, but the  6s js 5s flop gave Green a flush. Abboud was looking for a non-spade queen to claim the side pot after the  10h appeared on the turn, and while he found a lady on the river, she was the  qs to give Christoffer the nut flush.

Lucas Christoffer - 160,000 (100 bb)
Loki Abboud - Busted
Robbin Green - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
MN 
243,500  
243,500 
 
SD 
242,500  
242,500 
 
SD 
218,500  
218,500 
 
MN 
191,500  
191,500 
 
SD 
172,500  
172,500 
 
SD 
147,000  
147,000 
 
MN 
130,500  
130,500 
 
SD 
119,000  
119,000 
 
SD 
118,000  
118,000 
 
SD 
101,500  
101,500 
 
MN 
101,000  
101,000 
 
SD 
87,500  
87,500 
 
CO 
85,000  
85,000 
 
SD 
73,500  
73,500 
 
SD 
69,500  
69,500 
 
Dallas 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
Trent 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
Wagner 
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
Witten 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
WY 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
Hugo 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Groton 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
Geddes 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
Pierre 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
  
FL 
0  
Busted 
  
Waukee 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
MN 
$54,089
1,200
2
MN 
$32,243
1,000
3
Alta 
IA 
$20,594
900
4
MN 
$14,769
800
6
Vale 
SD 
$9,361
600
8
IA 
$6,449
400
11
SD 
$4,160
200
14
MN 
$3,120
150
15
SD 
$3,120
150
17
SD 
$2,392
100
18
Groton 
SD 
$2,392
100
19
SD 
$1,872
50
20
MN 
$1,872
50
22
SD 
$1,872
50
23
SD 
$1,872
50
24
WY 
$1,872
50
25
SD 
$1,872
50
27
ND 
$1,872
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
105
Players Remaining
15
Average Chip Stack
140,000
Total Chips
2,100,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
243,500
242,500
218,500
191,500
172,500
147,000
130,500
119,000
118,000
10 
101,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
3,925
3,633
3,075
2,850
2,550
2,500
2,500
2,450
2,300
10 
2,200