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Meskwaki Casino

March 22 - 24, 2019

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Jason Bender Runs Away With Day 1A Chip Lead As 25 Advance From Day 1A Of MSPT Meskwaki
Created (3/23/2019 1:55:44 AM by Brandon Temple)

Day 1A of the MSPT Meskwaki Main Event drew 168 runners but after 15 levels of play just 25 remained, and although he didn’t reach the historic Day 1A chip lead of Zac Campbell and his 791,500 Day 1A bag here in November, Jason Bender managed to lap the field and bag a massive stack of 483,500 to take into Day 2. Bender, who has four MSPT Final Tables to his name, will be looking to add to his nearly $150,000 in MSPT Career Earnings.

Others able to snare a big bag include Cody Jaeschke (259,500), Scott Vetter (220,000), John Orfanos (202,000), and Royce Matheson (199,000).

More players that advanced to Day 2 include Jordan Miller (154,000), three-time MSPT champ Blake Bohn (131,500), Season 10 MSPT Majestic Star champ Mike Shin (129,500), Brad Sailor (122,000), Season 7 MSPT Meskwaki champs Ken Komberec (110,500) and Keith Heine (95,000), Alex “F’n” Winter (81,000), William Reynolds (43,500), and Season 9 MSPT Iowa State Poker champ Brian Soja (34,000).

Not everyone was fortunate enough to survive, and a who’s who of MSPT regulars all hit the rail during the Day 1A flight. Among those to fall include MSPT Hall of Famers Rich Alsup and Aaron Johnson, former MSPT Meskwaki champs Taylor Howard, Carter Myers, Jason Ramos, and John Sun, former MSPT Main Event champs Ben Wiora, Rob Wazwaz, Josh Reichard, and Ahmed Taleb, MSPT Regional champs Saad Ghanem and Eric Atchison, PokerNews reporter Mo Nuwwarah, Ian Matakis, and Kevin Berthelsen.

Day 1B will kick off at 3 PM local time on Saturday. Before it, there will be one final $250 Satellite (20% advance) starting at 10 AM. Day 2 will kick off on Sunday at 11 AM local time.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Day 1A Chip Counts
Created (3/23/2019 1:54:56 AM by Eric Anderson)

JASON BENDER KEOTA, IA 483,500
CODY JAESCHKE FORT DODGE, IA 259,500
SCOTT VETTER WASHINGTON, IL 220,000
JOHN ORFANOS CAROL STREAM, IL 202,000
ROYCE MATHESON TRAVERSE CITY, MI 199,000
LOGAN VIDAL URBANDALE, IA 192,500
JORDAN MILLER LOUISVILLE, KY 154,000
STEVEN FEDERSPIEL CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 147,500
BLAKE BOHN EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 131,500
MIKE SHIN MOUNT PROSPECT, IL 129,500
MICHAEL RIECK LOUISIANA, MO 122,500
BRAD SAILOR LOMBARD, IL 122,000
KENNETH KOMBEREC MENOMONEE FALLS, WI 110,500
GENE HABINCK CEDAR FALLS, IA 107,500
KEITH HEINE HILLSBORO, MO 95,000
MICHAEL ESTES CORALVILLE, IA 94,500
SAMMY REDMAN MITCHELLVILLE, IA 90,000
BRYAN ANDREWS MILWAUKEE, WI 84,500
MICHAEL PELSLEY FERRYVILLE, WI 83,500
DASHIELL SAENZ DES MOINES, IA 82,000
ALEX WINTER SAINT PAUL, MN 81,000
CHAD WILLETT ALBURNETT, IA 52,500
WILLIAM REYNOLDS LAS VEGAS, NV 43,500
JANELLE RETTIG IOWA CITY, IA 43,000
BRIAN SOJA SAINT PAUL, MN 34,000

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Three More Hands
Created (3/23/2019 1:32:17 AM by Brandon Temple)

Players will be playing three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for a full recap and end-of-night chip counts.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Ahmed Taleb Runs Into Rockets
Created (3/23/2019 1:21:30 AM by Brandon Temple)

Jason Bender raised to 15,000 from the hijack, and Ahmed Taleb three-bet shoved for 59,000 in the cutoff. Cody Jaeschke called from the small blind.

“He called?” Bender asked, then immediately folded when the dealer confirmed Jaeschke’s call.

Taleb:
Jaeschke:

Taleb couldn’t find a set on the board, and he falls just short of bagging and tagging for the night.

Cody Jaeschke - 260,000 (65 bb)
Ahmed Taleb - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
William Reynolds Doubles Up With Big Slick
Created (3/23/2019 1:09:17 AM by Brandon Temple)

William Reynolds

William Reynolds ripped his last 27,000 in from the hijack, and Shaun Burnett three-bet shoved for 50,500 on the button, chasing out the blinds.

Reynolds:
Burnett:

Burnett had a kicker problem, and it went unresolved on a board, shipping the double to Reynolds.

William Reynolds - 61,500 (20.5 bb)
Shaun Burnett - 23,500 (8 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
Jason Bender Works Out His Quads
Created (3/23/2019 12:58:58 AM by Brandon Temple)

Jason Bender

Jason Bender limped in from the hijack, and called a raise to 8,000 from Adam Tolander on the button.

Bender checked the flop over to Tolander, who bet 11,000. Bender called.

On the turn, Bender checked, and Tolander fired 18,000. Bender check-raised to 40,000, and Tolander called.

Bender bet 60,000 when the fell on the river. Tolander didn’t take long to flick a chip in to call, but his was smashed by the of Bender.

Jason Bender - 400,000 (133 bb)
Adam Tolander - 30,000 (10 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
Michael Pelsley Finds A Nice Time For Kings
Created (3/23/2019 12:48:27 AM by Brandon Temple)

Michael Pelsley

Chad Willett raised to 6,500 from UTG, and Michael Pelsley three-bet jammed for 29,000 on the button. Rich Alsup then four-bet jammed for 130,000 from the big blind, which chased out Willett.

Pelsley:
Alsup:

Pelsley’s kings improved with a flush draw on the flop, but Alsup picked up some outs when the on the turn gave him an open-ender. The was a brick for Alsup, and Pelsley doubled.

Rich Alsup - 101,000 (34 bb)
Michael Pelsley - 69,000 (23 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
Joe Barnard's Kings Net Him A Double
Created (3/23/2019 12:18:04 AM by Brandon Temple)

Joe Barnard

Janelle Rettig raised to 7,000 on the button, then called off a three-bet shove for 25,500 from Joe Barnard in the small blind.

Rettig:
Barnard:

Barnard’s kings got a little sweat when the flop gave Rettig a gutshot to go along with her set outs. She bricked off on the turn and river, however, and Barnard scored the double.

Joe Barnard - 56,000 (22 bb)
Janelle Rettig - 30,000 (12 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
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Created (3/23/2019 12:09:40 AM by Ben Valder)

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  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
Day 1A Closes With 168 Entrants
Created (3/23/2019 12:04:19 AM by Brandon Temple)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
Keota 
IA 
483,500  
  
IA 
259,500  
  
IL 
220,000  
  
IL 
202,000  
  
MI 
199,000  
  
IA 
192,500  
  
KY 
154,000  
  
Tiffin 
IA 
147,500  
  
MN 
131,500  
  
WI 
129,500  
  
MO 
122,500  
  
IL 
122,000  
  
WI 
110,500  
  
IA 
107,500  
  
MO 
95,000  
  
IA 
94,500  
  
IA 
90,000  
  
WI 
84,500  
  
WI 
83,500  
  
IA 
82,000  
  
MN 
81,000  
  
IA 
52,500  
  
NV 
43,500  
  
IA 
43,000  
  
MN 
34,000  
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
Lacona 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
IL 
0  
Busted 
  
IN 
0  
Busted 
  
KS 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
NH 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Omaha 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
Clive 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
Omaha 
NE 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
Tiffin 
IA 
$86,949
1,500
2
MO 
$53,751
1,300
3
IL 
$39,128
1,200
4
Nevis 
MN 
$28,852
1,100
5
IL 
$21,738
1,000
6
MO 
$16,600
900
9
Huxley 
IA 
$7,509
600
11
MN 
$6,324
500
12
WI 
$6,324
500
13
IA 
$5,138
400
14
MN 
$5,138
400
15
Omaha 
NE 
$5,138
400
18
Keota 
IA 
$4,348
300
21
WI 
$3,715
200
23
MN 
$3,201
150
24
WI 
$3,201
150
33
IA 
$2,371
75
35
MO 
$2,371
75
39
Savage 
MN 
$2,174
50
43
IA 
$2,174
50
45
IA 
$2,174
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
2000 / 4000
Ante
4000
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
168
Players Remaining
30
Average Chip Stack
112,000
Total Chips
3,360,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
483,500
259,500
220,000
202,000
199,000
192,500
154,000
147,500
131,500
10 
129,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
2,200
1,600
1,550
1,500
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
10 
1,400