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Meskwaki Casino

July 21 - 29, 2018

 
  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
Matt Roling Leads as 38 of 279 Advance from Day 1B of the 2018 MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship
Created (7/29/2018 2:08:27 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1B of the 2018 MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship at Meskwaki Casino drew 279 entries – a single flight venue record – which along with 1A’s 176 brought the total field up to 455 entries. That means the top 54 players will get paid a minimum of $1,979 with $94,568 going to the eventual winner.

After 16 levels of play just 38 remained with Matt Roling and his stack of 517,000 leading the way. That is well ahead of 1A chip leader Travis Sweet, who made it through with 382,500.

Last season, Roling finished runner-up to Jason Ramos in the #MSPT100 here at Meskwaki, good for $65,325. He’ll be looking for some redemption come tomorrow.

Others to bag big stacks were Seven Seidler (467,500), Ron Amos (320,000), Paul Cross (279,500), and Blaise Poupore (241,500).

Joining them at the end of the night were MSPT Season 8 Grand Falls champ Ahmed Taleb (174,500), Matt Alexander (126,000), Run It Up Reno champ Blake Cavanagh (123,500), MSPT Regional champ Joel Klipping (103,500), Ryan Phan (91,500), Jason Seitz (78,000), and Phil Mader (48,500).

Among those players to hit the rail on Saturday were World Series of Poker bracelet winner Chris Tryba, MSPT Season 7 Player of the Year Rich Alsup, reigning MSPT Meskwaki champ Nathan Trenkamp, PokerNews reporter Mo Nuwwarah, Paul “Big Daddy” Elfelt, and “Minnesota” Jon Hanner.

Likewise, former MSPT champs Blake Bohn, Ken Komberec, Jeremy Dresch, Dan “DQ” Hendrickson, Jason Seitz, Carl Carodenuto, Josh Reichard, Jon Kim, Moon Ahmed, and 2016 MSPT Iowa State Poker Champ John Sun all fell by the wayside.

Day 2 will get underway at 11 a.m. on Sunday and play down to a winner. Be sure to join us tomorrow for more updates straight from the tournament floor. Until then, good night from Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa!

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (7/29/2018 2:03:22 AM by Chad Holloway)

MATTHEW ROLING WAUKEE, IA 517,000
STEVEN SEIDLER HUDSON, WI 467,500
RON AMOS QUINCY, IL 320,000
PAUL CROSS COON RAPIDS, MN 279,500
BLAISE POUPORE SAINT PAUL, MN 241,500
ALEX WINTER SAINT PAUL, MN 236,500
JONATHAN HARRINGTON MORGAN HILL, CA 230,000
DARREN WILLIAMS LOST NATION, IA 222,500
BRIAN SOJA SAINT PAUL, MN 218,000
JEFFREY MINNERLY MADISON, WI 208,500
JOHN JOACHIM WAVERLY, IA 193,500
GARY LAMBERT QUINCY, IL 177,000
AHMED TALEB MOORHEAD, MN 174,500
GABRIEL NEIGHBORS GRINNELL, IA 169,500
WALTER GARDNER TOPEKA, KS 160,500
AARON PILGER COON VALLEY, WI 133,500
MATTHEW ALEXANDER MINNEAPOLIS, MN 126,000
BLAKE CAVANAGH WILLIAMS, IA 123,500
JOEL KLIPPING RED LAKE FALLS, MN 103,500
WILLARD ROMER WATERLOO, IA 100,500
YASHVEEN MUDIREDDY OMAHA, NE 97,000
MINH PHAN OMAHA, NE 91,500
GREG ASCHE PARKERSBURG, IA 89,500
BRETT REICHARD JANESVILLS, WI 87,000
BRIAN WEIPERT MASON CITY, IA 83,500
JASON SEITZ SHAKOPEE, MN 78,000
JOSHUA SHMERL WAUCONDA, IL 75,000
SAMPATH DE SILVA AUSTIN, MN 75,000
BRIAN ZUPANCICH SILVER BAY, MN 68,500
KEITH LUTZ CHICAGO, IL 57,000
TYLER OLESON MARSHALLTOWN, IA 54,000
SARAH ZELUF OMAHA, NE 51,000
KEVIN SELBY BISMARCK, ND 48,500
PHIL MADER GRAND ISLAND, NE 48,500
PAUL JAIN BISMARCK, ND 45,500
ANDREW VANBLAIR WEST DES MOINES, IA 43,500
ALLEN STERN WAVERLY, IA 35,000
JOHN OETKER MARSHALLTOWN, IA 27,000

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
Three More Hands
Created (7/29/2018 1:52:15 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 chip counts as well as a recap of the day’s action.

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
David Seitz Done in by John Joachim
Created (7/29/2018 1:39:05 AM by Chad Holloway)

John Joachim

David Seitz got his stack of roughly 50,000 all in preflop and was at risk against John Joachim.

Joachim:
Seitz:

Seitz’s best chance at surviving was to catch an ace but he didn’t find one on the flop. The river gave him a flush draw, but he missed when the bricked on the river.

John Joachim - 250,000 (63 bb)
David Seitz - Busted

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
John Joachim Takes From Chip Leader Steven Seidler
Created (7/29/2018 1:35:28 AM by Brandon Temple)

John Joachim
Steven Seidler

With 50,000 already in the pot, the small blind checked a board over to Steven Seidler, who checked as well. John Joachim bet 23,000, and after the small blind folded, Seidler made the call.

On the river, Seidler checked again, and Joachim bet 25,000. Seidler thought for a bit, then folded, and Joachim took down the pot.

Steven Seidler - 460,000 (115 bb)
John Joachim - 180,000 (45 bb)

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
MSPT Heads to Seneca Niagara Casino for First Time September 15-23
Created (7/29/2018 1:20:35 AM by Chad Holloway)

If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to see Niagara Falls, you’ll have the opportunity come September. That’s because the MSPT has added a new stop in Season 9.

From September 15-23, the MSPT will visit New York for the first time. A series of satellites will feed into a $1,100 buy-in, $200K GTD Main Event at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York, which isn’t far off from Buffalo.

The $1,100 Main Event, which requires players be 21 or older, will feature two starting flights beginning with Day 1A at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 21. Day 1B will take place at the same time on Saturday, September 22. Both days will play 16 levels. The surviving players from both flights will then return at 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 23 to play down to a winner.

The entirety of the Main Event will be live reported in the MSPT's live blog.

Seneca Niagara Casino has a great poker history and has hosted events like the Western New York Poker Challenge, Summer Slam, and a Fall Poker Classic. It’s there that a number of players have risen to prominence including Andy Spears, Dan Wagner, and Kimo Sabe Mezcal MSPT Season 8 Player of the Year Chris Meyers.

“I’m very excited the MSPT is coming to my home casino,” Meyers said of the announcement. “There are a lot of great players at Seneca Niagara Casino, and I can’t wait until they get to experience one of the country’s best poker tours.”

MSPT President Bryan Mileski echoed those sentiments: “I had the opportunity to visit Seneca Niagara Casino in December and was thoroughly impressed with the property, especially the recently-expanded poker room. Not only will this stop offer great poker action, there’s plenty to see and do with Niagara Falls minutes away. It’s a destination experience.”

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is a full-amenity resort featuring 604 rooms and suites. With ten restaurants, seven shops, more than 3,000 slots and over 80 table games, live poker, keno, a full-service spa, flexible meeting facilities, rewarding promotions, superstar entertainment and exciting nightlife, Seneca Niagara is consistently rated as a must-see Niagara Falls casino.

Every year, the prestigious gaming magazine, Casino Player, recognizes the top performers in the gaming industry based on player feedback. Among the awards Seneca Niagara has won are Best Hotel Rooms, Best Spa, Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation at, and Best Dealers.

For more information, visit senecaniagaracasino.com or follow them on Twitter @SNFPoker and @SenecaCasinos. Visit msptpoker.com for upcoming hotel rates.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
MICHAEL VISSER is Whammied!
Created (7/29/2018 1:15:18 AM by Chad Holloway)

Michael Visser

Ron Amos opened for 6,500 only to have Michael Visser three-bet all in for 10,500. Sam De Silva then moved all in for around 80,000 on the button and both blinds folded. Amos got out of the way and the hands were turned up,

De Silva:
Visser:

Visser was looking for some help but was left wanting as the board ran out a dry .

Sam De Silva - 100,000
Michael Visser - Busted

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Jonathan Harrington Eliminates Sherry Hammers
Created (7/29/2018 1:11:57 AM by Eric Anderson)

Jonathan Harrington

Sherry Hammers moved all in from middle position for her last 25,500 with the and Jonathan Harrington called holding the .

The board ran out and Hammers was eliminated.

Jonathan Harrington - 93,000 (31 bb)
Sherry Hammers - Eliminated

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Phil Mader Coolers Brian Soja For A Double
Created (7/29/2018 1:08:52 AM by Brandon Temple)

Phil Mader

Brian Soja raised to 7,000 from early position, then called the three-bet shove to 28,500 from Phil Mader in middle position.

Soja:
Mader:

Soja didn’t find any immediate help on a flop, but he said, “Spade?” after the turn gave him a flush draw. He bricked off on the river, however, and Mader raked in the double.

Brian Soja - 185,000 (62 bb)
Phil Mader - 69,000 (23 bb)

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Ron Amos Takes One from Kennii Nguyen
Created (7/29/2018 1:02:04 AM by Eric Anderson)

Ron Amos

Kennii Nguyen raised to 6,500 preflop and Ron Amos and Matt Alexander called from the blinds.

When the flop came Amos and Alexander checked to Nguyen who fired a 12,500 continuation bet. Amos looked him up and Alexander folded.

Both players checked the turn.

When the came on the river Amos led with a 15,000 bet and Nguyen folded.

Ron Amos - 150,000 (50 bb)
Kennii Nguyen - 92,000 (31 bb)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
IA 
517,000  
517,000 
 
Hudson 
WI 
467,500  
467,500 
 
Quincy 
IL 
320,000  
320,000 
 
MN 
279,500  
279,500 
 
MN 
241,500  
241,500 
 
MN 
236,500  
236,500 
 
CA 
230,000  
230,000 
 
IA 
222,500  
222,500 
 
MN 
218,000  
218,000 
 
WI 
208,500  
208,500 
 
IA 
193,500  
193,500 
 
Quincy 
IL 
177,000  
177,000 
 
MN 
174,500  
174,500 
 
IA 
169,500  
169,500 
 
Topeka 
KS 
160,500  
160,500 
 
WI 
133,500  
133,500 
 
MN 
126,000  
126,000 
 
NV 
123,500  
123,500 
 
MN 
103,500  
103,500 
 
IA 
100,500  
100,500 
 
Omaha 
NE 
97,000  
97,000 
 
Omaha 
NE 
91,500  
91,500 
 
IA 
89,500  
89,500 
 
WI 
87,000  
87,000 
 
IA 
83,500  
83,500 
 
MN 
78,000  
78,000 
 
Austin 
MN 
75,000  
75,000 
 
IL 
75,000  
75,000 
 
MN 
68,500  
68,500 
 
IL 
57,000  
57,000 
 
IA 
54,000  
54,000 
 
Omaha 
NE 
51,000  
51,000 
 
NE 
48,500  
48,500 
 
ND 
48,500  
48,500 
 
ND 
43,500  
43,500 
 
IA 
43,500  
43,500 
 
IA 
35,000  
35,000 
 
IA 
27,000  
27,000 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MA 
0  
Busted 
 
Blaine 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Lemont 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
Quincy 
IL 
0  
Busted 
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Omaha 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Ripon 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Baylis 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MO 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Dekalb 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
MN 
$94,568
1,600
2
Omaha 
NE 
$58,104
1,400
4
Hudson 
WI 
$31,669
1,200
5
WI 
$23,752
1,100
6
NE 
$18,034
1,000
7
MN 
$14,075
900
8
MO 
$10,997
800
9
IA 
$8,357
700
10
Quincy 
IL 
$6,598
600
11
MN 
$6,598
600
12
MN 
$6,598
600
14
MN 
$5,279
500
16
MN 
$4,399
400
19
IL 
$4,003
300
20
SD 
$4,003
300
21
MN 
$4,003
300
22
Quincy 
IL 
$3,387
200
26
Topeka 
KS 
$2,947
150
27
IA 
$2,947
150
29
MN 
$2,375
100
30
IA 
$2,375
100
31
MN 
$2,375
100
32
IA 
$2,375
100
33
Ankeny 
IA 
$2,375
100
34
IL 
$2,375
100
37
IA 
$2,155
75
38
IA 
$2,155
75
39
Marion 
IA 
$2,155
75
45
Omaha 
NE 
$2,155
75
46
MN 
$1,979
50
48
MO 
$1,979
50
49
WI 
$1,979
50
50
Austin 
MN 
$1,979
50
51
Eagan 
MN 
$1,979
50
52
SD 
$1,979
50
54
Bement 
IL 
$1,979
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
16
Blinds
2000 / 4000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
279
Players Remaining
38
Average Chip Stack
146,842
Total Chips
5,580,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
517,000
467,500
320,000
279,500
241,500
236,500
230,000
222,500
218,000
10 
208,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
1,700
1,500
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,375
10 
1,375