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Golden Gates Casino

November 5 - 11, 2018

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Matt Livingston Leads as 29 Advance from Day 1C of the 2018 MSPT Denver Poker Open at Golden Gates Casino
Created (11/11/2018 12:10:37 AM by Chad Holloway)

The third and final flight of the 2018 MSPT Denver Poker Open $1,100 Main Event drew 196 runners, which along with 1A’s 78 and 1B’s 109 brought the total field up to 383 entries.

After nearly 15 levels of play, just 29 players remained with Matt Livingston and his stack of 295,000 leading the way. That lags behind both Day 1B chip leader Tye Rogers (350,500) and 1A leader Bobby Opila (330,500).

Others to bag included WSOP bracelet winner Ben Keeline (239,500), MSPT Season 6 Golden Gates Regional Event winner Bobby Sanoubane (157,500), Nebraska farmer Phil Mader (132,000), Sammy Aweida (106,500), and Minnesota’s Kanat Ozturk (40,500).

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through the night. Among those to try and fall were MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang, World Series of Poker bracelet winners Mitch Schock and Chris Tryba, “Money” Mike Maruna, poker pro Tim West, Rich Dixon, Nader Wahdan, and MSPT Season 5 Golden Gates champ Reza Yazdi.

On Sunday, 57 players (10 from 1A, 18 from 1B, and 29 from 1C) will return to action at 11 a.m. and play down to a winner.

The entirety of the Main Event will be live reported here in the blog, while the final table action will also be live streamed worldwide on a 15-minute delay with hole cards. Bryan Mileski and Ben Valder will be providing commentary for the final table action.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
End-of-Day 1C Chip Counts
Created (11/11/2018 12:07:19 AM by Chad Holloway)

Matthew Livingston 295,000
Greg Collins Boulder CO 274,000
Mike Itoafa 247,500
Ben Keeline Longmont CO 239,500
Jason Su 209,000
Tony Piazza 196,000
Hugh Rowe Denver CO 188,000
Bryan Johnson Edwards CO 178,000
Steven Olds 166,000
Bobby Sanoubane Aurora CO 157,500
Dan Cutter 142,000
Phil Mader Grand Island NE 132,000
Dino Aragon Highlands Ranch CO 129,000
William Steele Grand Junction, CO 124,000
Jason Vanstrom Colorado Springs CO 118,000
Joshua Williamson 114,500
Nils Bardsley Denver CO 112,500
Ian Pelz 109,500
Osama Aweida Broomfield CO 106,500
Hugo Meyer Lafayette, CO 101,000
Elenna Romero 92,500
Michael Mounts Aurora CO 90,500
Jesse Allen (MI) Marquette MI 89,500
Jonathan McCray 74,000
Choi Lau Denver CO 55,000
Illya Liberman 48,500
Hill Kerby Denver, CO 45,000
Christopher Parkinson 44,500
Kanat Ozturk Eden Prarie MN 40,500

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Three More Hands
Created (11/10/2018 11:53:35 PM by Chad Holloway)

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

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Matt Livingston Flirts with Chip Lead
Created (11/10/2018 11:45:07 PM by Chad Holloway)

Matt Livingston

We missed the chips go in preflop but we do know Matt Livingston and another player, who was all in for roughly 50K, were racing.

Livingston:
Opponent:

Livingston was ahead and held as the board ran out .

Matt Livingston - 270,000 (90 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Nils Bardsley Finds Three-Bet Success
Created (11/10/2018 11:27:26 PM by Brandon Temple)

Nils Bardsley

A player raised to 8,500 from the hijack, and Nils Bardsley three-bet to 22,000 on the button. Action folded to the hijack, who wasted little time in making the call.

The hijack checked a flop over to Bardsley, who bet 23,000. The hijack didn’t take long to fold, and Bardsley took down the pot and continued his journey to a second consecutive Denver Poker Open final table.

Nils Bardsley - 120,000 (50 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Dino Aragon Crosses Six Figures
Created (11/10/2018 11:21:16 PM by Chad Holloway)

Dino Aragon

A player in early position moved all in for 41,000 and action folded around to Dino Aragon, who jammed for just a bit more out of the small blind.

Aragon:
Opponent:

Aagon woke up with pocket rockets at just the right time and was awarded the pot after the board ran out .

Dino Aragon - 105,000 (44 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Ben Keeline Dispatches Greg Geller
Created (11/10/2018 11:13:58 PM by Brandon Temple)

Greg Geller jammed his last 50,000 in from the cutoff, and Ben Keeline called in the big blind.

Geller:
Keeline:

Geller was already standing up after the flop was bare for his ace-ten, and he hit the rail after the turn and river kept Keeline’s kings in front.

Ben Keeline - 250,000 (104 bb)
Greg Geller - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Bryan Johnson Over 200k
Created (11/10/2018 11:07:18 PM by Brandon Temple)

Bryan Johnson

A player on the button ripped his last 37,400 in, and after confirming the amount, Bryan Johnson peeked at one card.

“Oh, first one’s good!” Johnson said. He then looked at the second one and called.

Johnson:
Opponent:

Johnson took a hammerlock on the hand when he found a pair on the flop, and he scored the KO after the turn and river.

Bryan Johnson - 240,000 (100 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Dan Cutter Eliminates Kay Coulson
Created (11/10/2018 10:52:19 PM by Chad Holloway)

Dan Cutter

Dan Cutter of Highlands Ranch, Colorado moved all in for 38,000 under the gun and Kay Coulson called off for around 12,000 in middle position. The rest of the players folded and it was off to the races.

Coulson:
Cutter:

Coulson was looking to improve to stay alive, but that proved easier said than done as the board ran out an unhelpful .

Dan Cutter - 55,000 (27.5 bb)
Kay Coulson - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Ben Keeline Holds The Line Against Kanat Ozturk
Created (11/10/2018 10:51:26 PM by Brandon Temple)

Ben Keeline

Kanat Ozturk raised to 6,000 from the button and was called by Ben Keeline in the big blind.

Keeline checked a flop over to Ozturk, who fired 8,000. Keeline called.

The was checked by Keeline, and Ozturk bet 9,000. Keeline called again.

Both players checked the river, and Keeline tabled for a pair of fives. Ozturk mucked.

Ben Keeline - 180,000 (90 bb)
Kanat Ozturk - 85,000 (43 bb)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
CO 
295,000  
295,000 
 
CO 
274,000  
274,000 
 
NV 
247,500  
247,500 
 
CO 
239,500  
239,500 
 
TX 
209,000  
209,000 
 
CO 
196,000  
196,000 
 
Denver 
CO 
188,000  
188,000 
 
CO 
178,000  
178,000 
 
CO 
166,000  
166,000 
 
Aurora 
CO 
157,500  
157,500 
 
CO 
142,000  
142,000 
 
NE 
132,000  
132,000 
 
CO 
129,000  
129,000 
 
CO 
124,000  
124,000 
 
CO 
118,000  
118,000 
 
Aurora 
CO 
114,500  
114,500 
 
Denver 
CO 
112,500  
112,500 
 
CO 
109,500  
109,500 
 
CO 
106,500  
106,500 
 
CO 
101,000  
101,000 
 
Denver 
CO 
92,500  
92,500 
 
Aurora 
CO 
90,500  
90,500 
 
MI 
89,500  
89,500 
 
CO 
74,000  
74,000 
 
Denver 
CO 
55,000  
55,000 
 
Denver 
CO 
48,500  
48,500 
 
Denver 
CO 
45,000  
45,000 
 
CO 
44,500  
44,500 
 
MN 
40,500  
40,500 
 
WY 
0  
Busted 
 
Denver 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
Denver 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Denver 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
WY 
0  
Busted 
 
Aurora 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
Aurora 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
Denver 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
Denver 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
KS 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
Denver 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
MA 
0  
Busted 
 
Arvada 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
NV 
$81,735
1,500
4
CO 
$27,120
1,100
5
Denver 
CO 
$20,433
1,000
6
Denver 
CO 
$15,603
900
7
CO 
$12,260
800
9
CO 
$7,059
600
10
Denver 
CO 
$5,944
500
11
TX 
$5,944
500
12
NE 
$5,944
500
13
CO 
$4,830
400
14
Arvada 
CO 
$4,830
400
15
MN 
$4,830
400
16
Denver 
CO 
$4,087
300
17
Parker 
CO 
$4,087
300
18
CO 
$4,087
300
21
CO 
$3,492
200
23
Aurora 
CO 
$3,009
150
24
Aurora 
CO 
$3,009
150
26
Parker 
CO 
$2,601
100
27
NE 
$2,601
100
31
CO 
$2,229
75
32
CO 
$2,229
75
33
CO 
$2,229
75
34
Denver 
CO 
$2,229
75
35
CO 
$2,229
75
36
Denver 
CO 
$2,229
75
38
CO 
$2,043
50
40
Lufkin 
TX 
$2,043
50
42
Denver 
CO 
$2,043
50
43
CO 
$2,043
50
44
Denver 
CO 
$2,043
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
1500 / 3000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
196
Players Remaining
29
Average Chip Stack
135,172
Total Chips
3,920,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
295,000
274,000
247,500
239,500
209,000
196,000
188,000
178,000
166,000
10 
157,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
1,700
1,700
1,600
1,500
1,400
1,300
1,200
1,100
1,000
10 
1,000