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Grand Falls Casino

August 19 - 27, 2017

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
JW Nelson Leads as 26 Players Survive Day 1B of the MSPT Grand Falls Main Event
Created (8/27/2017 2:07:16 AM by Admin System)

Day 1B of the 2017 MSPT Grand Falls Casino $1,100 Main Event drew 111 runners, which along with 1A’s 105 brought the total field up to 216 entrants (up from last year’s 187). That means the top 27 players will get paid with the eventual winner taking home more than $50K.

After 14 levels of play, just 26 remained with JW Nelson and his stack of 193,000 leading the way. That is a good bit behind that of Day 1A chip leader James Klosterbuer, who bagged 243,500. Rounding out the top five stacks 1B stacks were Erick Woehlhaff (178,000), Paul Jain (165,500), defending champ Ted Takasaki (162,500), and Swadeep Mishra (135,000).

Others who survived the night included Robbin Green (125,500), Mike Lang (94,000), Yao “YY” Yin (74,500), two-time MSPT champ John Hayes (60,000), and Todd Melander (38,000).

Of course, not everyone was so lucky. Among those fall on 1B were four-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner and last year’s runner-up Mark Fink, MSPT Season 6 Player of the Year Mark Hodge, and MSPT Season 8 Grand Falls Regional Champ Travis Gant.

The remaining 41 players from both fields will combine for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. and play down to a winner. There will be no live stream from Grand Falls Casino, but we will be providing you updates all day long, so be sure to join then.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (8/27/2017 2:03:37 AM by Admin System)

Jace Nelson Alta, IA 193,000
Erick Woehlhaff Sioux Falls, SD 178,000
Paul Jain Bismark, ND 165,500
Ted Takasaki Sioux Falls, SD 162,500
Swadeep Mishra Sioux Falls, SD 135,000
Eric Tycz Tindall, SD 130,000
Robbin Green Groton, SD 125,500
Jon Maras Hartford, SD 108,500
Terry Williams Yankton, SD 101,500
Michael Lang Waukee, IA 94,000
Douglas Ficken Rapid City, SD 94,000
Keith Doering Browntown, MN 87,000
Harold Brenden Rapid City, SD 86,500
Andrew Weber Alexandria, SD 84,500
Yao Yin La Crosse, WI 74,500
Wesley Ismay Vale, SD 60,000
John Hayes St. Paul, MN 60,000
Todd Heinricy Sioux Falls, SD 58,000
Gary Germann Gillette, WY 52,500
Todd Melander Minneapolis, MN 38,000
Russell Louwagie Marshall, MN 33,000
Ahmed Taleb Moorhead, MN 28,000
Kim Rasmussen Forman, ND 24,500
Adam Thompson Bradon, SD 21,000
Alan Ahmann Marshall, MN 18,500
Kurt Bales Cedar Falls, IA 12,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Two More Hands
Created (8/27/2017 1:48:07 AM by Admin System)

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

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Scott Jamison Falls Late
Created (8/27/2017 1:45:37 AM by Admin System)

Scott Jamison

Action folded around to a short-stacked Scott Jamison on the button and he moved all in for right around 23,000. Erick Woehlhaff called from the small blind and the player in the big folded.

Woehlhaff:  ah kh
Jamison: 2d 5c

Jamison was drawing to two live cards, and he paired one of them on the  qd 6h 5h flop. Unfortunately for him, his lead was short lived as the  9h turn gave Woehlhaff a flush. The  jh was run out on the river and Jamison hit the rail.

Erick Woehlhaff - 90,000 (38 bb)
Scott Jamison - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Josh Martin Falls to Paul Jain
Created (8/27/2017 1:36:03 AM by Admin System)

Josh Martin

Josh Martin got his last 20,000 or so all in preflop and found himself way behind Paul Jain.

Jain:  da as
Martin:  6h 6d

Martinwas in desperate need of a six, but the boxcar never came as the board ran out an unhelpful  ac qs 4h 2d 5s.

Paul Jain - 180,000 (75 bb)
Josh Martin - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Travis Gants Ends Up with a Straight Flush
Created (8/27/2017 1:09:49 AM by Admin System)

Yao “YY” Yin limped from early position and MSPT Season 8 Grand Falls Regional Champ Travis Gant raised all in for 30,200 from the button. Both blinds folded and YY thought long and hard before making the call.

Gant:  8h 8d
YY:  kd js

It was a race, and Gant was just looking to hold to stay alive. The  7h 4h 10c flop looked good, and so did the  6h turn.

The  5h river actually improved Gant to a straight flush and he shipped a late-night double.

Yao “YY” Yin - 70,000 (35 bb)
Travis Gant - 64,000 (32 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Some Late Night Shots
Created (8/27/2017 12:47:53 AM by Admin System)

Kurt Bales
Ahmed Taleb
Russell Louwagie
Wesley Ismay
Harold Brenden

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Last Break of the Night
Created (8/27/2017 12:26:25 AM by Admin System)

Players are now on their last 10-minute break of the evening. When they return, they’ll play two more levels before bagging and tagging.

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Keith Doering Eliminates Jason Weber
Created (8/27/2017 12:25:52 AM by Admin System)

Keith Doering

Robbin Green limped under the gun and Jason Weber, who was next to act, moved all in for 10,600. Two spots over, Keith Doering called and action folded back to Green, who ditched his hand.

Weber:  as js
Doering:  ah da

The  10h 7s 2h flop left Weber looking for either running straight or flush cards, but those possibilities disappeared when the  10d turn left him drawing dead.

The meaningless  3h was run out on the river and Weber headed for the exit.

Keith Doering - 84,000 (53 bb)
Jason Weber – Busted

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Last Year's Runner-Up Hits the Rail
Created (8/27/2017 12:11:47 AM by Admin System)

Mark Fink

Last year’s MSPT Grand Falls runner-up, Mark Fink, was just eliminated from the tournament.

We missed his bustout, but the four-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner was kind enough to tell us of his demise before departing the tournament area.

As he told it, action folded to him on the button and he moved all in for approximately 17,000 with  Ax 4x. The player on the button woke up with  Qx Qx, and that was all she wrote for Fink.

Mark Fink - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
Alta 
IA 
193,000  
193,000 
 
SD 
193,000  
193,000 
 
ND 
165,500  
165,500 
 
SD 
162,500  
162,500 
 
SD 
135,000  
135,000 
 
SD 
130,000  
130,000 
 
Groton 
SD 
125,500  
125,500 
 
SD 
108,500  
108,500 
 
SD 
101,500  
101,500 
 
SD 
94,000  
94,000 
 
Waukee 
IA 
94,000  
94,000 
 
MN 
87,000  
87,000 
 
SD 
86,500  
86,500 
 
SD 
84,500  
84,500 
 
WI 
74,500  
74,500 
 
MN 
60,000  
60,000 
 
Vale 
SD 
60,000  
60,000 
 
SD 
58,000  
58,000 
 
WY 
52,500  
52,500 
 
MN 
38,000  
38,000 
 
MN 
33,000  
33,000 
 
MN 
28,000  
28,000 
 
Forman 
ND 
24,500  
24,500 
 
Bradon 
SD 
21,000  
21,000 
 
MN 
18,500  
18,500 
 
IA 
12,000  
12,000 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Dallas 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
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
111
Players Remaining
26
Average Chip Stack
85,384
Total Chips
2,220,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
193,000
193,000
165,500
162,500
135,000
130,000
125,500
108,500
101,500
10 
94,000
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