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Tropicana Evansville

August 11 - 19, 2018

 
  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
Brian Powell Leads as 18 Player Survive Day 1A of the 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship
Created (8/18/2018 1:39:37 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1A of the 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship at Tropicana Evansville, which is situated on the banks of the Ohio River on the board of Kentucky, saw 145 entrants take to the felt. By the end of the night, just 18 remained with Kentucky’s Brian Powell (pictured) and his stack of 329,000 leading the way.

Others to bag big were Alex Winter (291,500), John Cameron (281,000), Dharmesh Patel (252,500), and Tim Burden (249,500), who round out the top five.

Joining them are regining Kimo Sabe Mezcal MSPT Season 8 Player of the Year Chris Meyers (185,000), 2016 MSPT Indiana State Poker Champ Earl Potter (167,000), MSPT Season 5 Majestic Star champ Ken Baime (110,500), and Cameron Kieffer (24,000).

Among those to fall on Friday were 2015 MSPT Indiana State Poker Champion Mike O’Niell, Missouri’s Ryan Tepen, Wisconsin’s Steven Pike, “Wild” Bill Romer, Henry Tran, and former MSPT champs Ahmed Taleb, Mark Brazis, and Adam Thomas.

Day 1B will kick off at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Before that there will be a last chance $250 Turbo Satellite at 10 a.m. Be sure to join us tomorrow as we bring you all the latest and greatest from the 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship.

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
End-of-Day 1A Chip Counts
Created (8/18/2018 1:34:49 AM by Chad Holloway)

Brian Powell Louisville, KY 329,000
Alex Winter Roseville, MN 291,500
John Cameron Evansville, IN 281,000
Dharmesh Patel Newburgh, IN 252,500
Tim Burden Central City, KY 249,500
Martin Timm Jasper, IN 211,000
Vic Cardinal Evansville, IN 211,000
Chris Meyers Buffalo, NY 185,000
Earl Potter Vincennes, IN 167,000
James Suchala Toledo, OH 152,000
Craig Smith Lexington, KY 124,500
Kenneth Baime Glenview, IL 110,500
Jon Midler St. Paul, MN 109,500
Kevin Hill Vincennes, IN 68,000
John Mingus Louisville, KY 51,000
Paul Busse Owensboro, KY 50,500
Gary Potter Vincennes, IN 34,000
Cameron Kieffer Mount Carmel, IL 24,000

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
Late Night Chip Counts
Created (8/18/2018 1:21:11 AM by Brandon Temple)

Player NameChip CountPreviousProgress
Brian Powell340000232500
John Cameron298000345000
Dharmesh Patel285000235000
Alex Winter240000240000
Martin Timm202000111500
Tim Burden200000260000
Chris Meyers195000230000
Vic Cardinal180000156500
Kenneth Baime160000160000
Earl Potter122000117000
Jon Midler102000201000
Craig Smith9800065000
Kevin Hill7600081500
James Suchala67500145000
John Mingus5500034000
Paul Busse5350069500
Victor Evans3100044000
Gary Potter2850029000
Seth Schikler2700043000
Cameron Kieffer2100032500

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Ricky Stinson Runs Into Aces
Created (8/18/2018 1:17:32 AM by Brandon Temple)

Ricky Stinson jammed for 23,500 from the hijack, and Dharmesh Patel called on the button.

Stinson:
Patel:

A  10x 8x 6x gave Stinson a little life with a gutshot, but a  4x turn and  2x river left Stinson heading to the exit.

Dharmesh Patel - 285,000 (95 bb)
Ricky Stinson - Busted

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
(Alex) Winter Has Come For Kent Brenneman
Created (8/18/2018 1:13:26 AM by Brandon Temple)

Alex Winter

Alex Winter raised to 9,000 from UTG+1, and was called by Kent Brenneman on the button, Dharmesh Patel in the small blind, and Ken Baime in the big blind.

The flop was checked over to Winter, who fired 30,000. Brenneman tanked for a bit before shoving for 74,500 total, and after Patel and Baime folded, Winter snapped him off.

Winter:
Brenneman:

Winter pumped his fist after the turn ensured his victory, and he was already stacking his chips back up after the hit the river.

Alex Winter - 240,000 (80 bb)
Kent Brenneman - Busted

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Gilbert Pigg Done and Dusted
Created (8/18/2018 1:03:24 AM by Chad Holloway)

Gilbert Pigg

Jon Midler opened for 10,000 only to have Gilbert Pigg three-bet all in for 34,000. Brian Powell flatted, Midler called the additional 14,000, and both active players checked it down as the board ran out .

Midler:
Pigg:
Powell:

Powell fishhooks held and he sent Pigg to the rail.

Brian Powell - 300,000 (100 bb)
Gilbert Pigg - Eliminated

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Terry Coleman gets runner runnered
Created (8/18/2018 12:57:46 AM by Eric Anderson)

Ken Baime

Terry Coleman moved all in from the lojack for 8,000 and MSPT Majestic Star 2014 Champ Ken Baime reluctantly called from the big blind.

Coleman showed the while Baime showed the .

The flop came to give Coleman a strong lead with queens.

The turn gave Baime a flush draw and gutshot draw.

The brutal river was the to complete the straight and send Coleman for the exit.

Ken Baime 190,000 - (63 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Last Break of the Night
Created (8/18/2018 12:31:05 AM by Chad Holloway)

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.

John Cameron Evansville, IN 345,000
Tim Burden Central City, KY 260,000
Dharmesh Patel Newburgh, IN 235,000
Brian Powell Louisville, KY 232,500
Chris Meyers Buffalo, NY 230,000
Jon Midler St. Paul, MN 201,000
Vic Cardinal Evansville, IN 156,500
James Suchala Toledo, OH 145,000
Kenneth Baime Glenview, IL 142,000
Earl Potter Vincennes, IN 117,000
Alex Winter Roseville, MN 112,500
Martin Timm Jasper, IN 111,500
Kent Brenneman Newburg, IN 90,500
Ricky Stinson Corydon, KY 89,000
Kevin Hill Vincennes, IN 81,500
Paul Busse Owensboro, KY 69,500
Craig Smith Lexington, KY 65,000
Gary Potter Vincennes, IN 51,500
Gilbert Pigg Dugger, IN 45,500
Victor Evans Owensboro, KY 44,000
Seth Schikler Louisville, KY 43,000
John Mingus Louisville, KY 34,000
Cameron Kieffer Mount Carmel, IL 32,500
Terry Coleman Winslow, IN 15,500

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Vic Cardinal Doubles Through Steven Vargason
Created (8/18/2018 12:21:19 AM by Chad Holloway)

Vic Cardinal

Action exploded on a flop between Steven Vargason and Vic Cardinal. The latter got his stack of 68,000 all in against the former, who had flopped big out of the big blind.

Vargason:
Cardinal:

Cardinal flopped top pair but was behind Vargason’s two pair. Fortunately for Cardinal, the running turn and river counterfeited his opponent and gave him bigger two pair.

Vic Cardinal - 165,000 (69 bb)
Steven Vargason - 30,000 (12.5 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Chris Meyers Recovers
Created (8/18/2018 12:15:34 AM by Brandon Temple)

Chris Meyers

Chris Meyers raised to 5,500 from UTG, and was called by Jim Suchala from the hijack and John Cameron in the big blind.

Action checked to Suchala on a flop, and he fired 13,000. Cameron folded, and Meyers called.

The turn and river were checked down, and Meyers tabled . Suchala mucked.

Chris Meyers - 190,000 (79 bb)
Jim Suchala - 90,000 (38 bb)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
KY 
329,000  
329,000 
 
MN 
291,500  
291,500 
 
IN 
281,000  
281,000 
 
IN 
252,000  
252,000 
 
KY 
249,500  
249,500 
 
IN 
211,000  
211,000 
 
Jasper 
IN 
211,000  
211,000 
 
NY 
185,000  
185,000 
 
IN 
167,000  
167,000 
 
Toledo 
OH 
152,000  
152,000 
 
KY 
124,500  
124,500 
 
IL 
110,500  
110,500 
 
MN 
109,500  
109,500 
 
IN 
68,000  
68,000 
 
KY 
51,000  
51,000 
 
KY 
50,500  
50,500 
 
IN 
34,000  
34,000 
 
KY 
0  
Busted 
 
KY 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
KY 
0  
Busted 
 
Dugger 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
MO 
0  
Busted 
 
Muncie 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
Tri Do  
TN 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
KY 
0  
Busted 
 
TN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
KY 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
TN 
0  
Busted 
 
KY 
0  
Busted 
 
Jasper 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
Dallas 
GA 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
KY 
$68,149
1,400
2
TN 
$42,073
1,200
3
IN 
$30,518
1,100
4
Jasper 
IN 
$22,518
1,000
5
KY 
$16,889
900
6
IL 
$13,037
800
7
TN 
$10,074
700
8
Smyrna 
TN 
$8,000
600
10
IN 
$5,007
400
12
TN 
$5,007
400
13
IN 
$4,000
300
14
IN 
$4,000
300
15
Toledo 
OH 
$4,000
300
16
NY 
$3,407
200
17
KY 
$3,407
200
19
MN 
$3,111
150
20
Kevil 
KY 
$3,111
150
21
TN 
$3,111
150
23
IN 
$2,370
100
24
KY 
$2,370
100
25
KY 
$2,163
75
26
KY 
$2,163
75
28
IN 
$2,074
50
29
KY 
$2,074
50
32
Smyrna 
TN 
$2,074
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
16
Blinds
2000 / 4000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
145
Players Remaining
20
Average Chip Stack
145,000
Total Chips
2,900,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
329,000
291,500
281,000
252,000
249,500
211,000
211,000
185,000
167,000
10 
152,000
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