Live Events 1
Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c2

Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Day 1b Draws Large Crowd

gqzdaddy • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

After 14 levels of play here on Day 1b, 23 players have made their way through to Day 2. Entries closed following the break after the end of level nine and the number stood at an impressive 180 for the second of three flights.

Of the 35 remaining, Jeremy Ehrke leads the way with a ridiculous 360,000 in chips. Jeffrey Freese finished second in chips and bagged up 236,000. Ryan Austin (230,500), Steve Anderson (163,500) and Adam Lamphere (140,500) are notables that finished toward the top of the leaderboard.

Notables that entered but failed to advance thus far included Nick Guagenti, Allen Kessler and Pat Steele.

The third and final starting flight will take place on Saturday and 14 levels will be played for a third straight day. Watch out for a ton of weekend warriors to join the fray and push the prize pool close to $500,000.

Join PokerNews back here at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday as we continue to bring you MSPT action from Battle Creek, Michigan.

Tags: Adam LamphereAllen KesslerNick GuagentiPat SteeleRyan AustinSteve Anderson

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

gqzdaddy • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Jeremy Ehrke us
Jeremy Ehrke
us 360,000 360,000
Jeffrey Freese
Jeffrey Freese
236,000 236,000
Ryan Austin
Ryan Austin
230,500 52,500
Mike Dolehanty
Mike Dolehanty
169,000 84,000
Paul Stoddard
Paul Stoddard
166,000 6,000
Steve Anderson us
Steve Anderson
us 163,500
Adam Lamphere us
Adam Lamphere
us 140,500 62,500
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us 136,000 136,000
John Hertel
John Hertel
124,500 124,500
Tommy Midena
Tommy Midena
123,500 110,800
Eric Sarrazine
Eric Sarrazine
119,000 119,000
Bryan Gwin
Bryan Gwin
116,000 -19,000
Michael Ermie us
Michael Ermie
us 107,500 -4,500
Brian Newman
Brian Newman
104,000 104,000
Philip Chandler
Philip Chandler
103,500 103,500
Philip Clements
Philip Clements
83,500 83,500
Ryan Dykhouse us
Ryan Dykhouse
us 83,000 83,000
Greg Lamson
Greg Lamson
82,500 82,500
Christopher Maiberger
Christopher Maiberger
81,500 81,500
Brandon Heller
Brandon Heller
75,500 75,500
Ben Sedlecky
Ben Sedlecky
72,500 72,500
Steven Williams us
Steven Williams
us 71,000 71,000
Jim Dominique
Jim Dominique
70,500 70,500
Ronald Bell us
Ronald Bell
us 66,500 66,500
Samuel Angott
Samuel Angott
66,500 66,500

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Ermie Extinguishes Eklund

gqzdaddy • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

The player under the gun raised to 6,000 and Brian Eklund reraised all in. Michael Ermie also moved all in from the small blind and the original bettor folded, leaving Eklund and Ermie heads up.

Ermie: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

Eklund: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Eklund hit the rail.

Michael Ermie us
Michael Ermie
us 112,000 112,000
Brian Eklund
Brian Eklund
Busted

Tags: Brian EklundMichael Ermie

Dolehanty Finds a Double

gqzdaddy • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

On a flop of {5-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{9-Spades}, Mike Dolehanty got all of his chips in against the {q-Diamonds}{5-Spades} of his opponent. Dolehanty was drawing huge with the {10-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and the {8-Hearts} on the turn gave him the straight. The {3-Clubs} turn faded outs for his opponent and improved Dolehanty to a flush. Dolehanty stayed alive as Day 1b heads to a close.

Mike Dolehanty
Mike Dolehanty
85,000 28,000

Tags: Mike Dolehanty

Level:
14
Blinds:
1,200/2,400
Ante:
400

Gwin Takes a Big One

gqzdaddy • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

We caught the three-way action after a flop of {3-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts} and a bet and a call for 8,500 from Paul Stoddard. Bryan Gwin moved all in when the action came around to him from early position. The original bettor thought for awhile before calling and Stoddard also took some time before finally folding.

Gwin: {4-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Opponent: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

The {q-Spades} turn sealed it and the meaningless {10-Clubs} on the river gave the pot to Gwin. Stoddard claimed to have folded the flush draw and Gwin sat happy that he didn't pay to see the turn.

Paul Stoddard
Paul Stoddard
160,000 108,000
Bryan Gwin
Bryan Gwin
135,000 135,000

Tags: Bryan GwinPaul Stoddard

Anderson Straight Up Killing It

gqzdaddy • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson just can't help finding the big hand so far here on Day 1b. We picked up the action with the board reading {9-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and Anderson bet 10,000. His heads-up opponent gave it some thought before sending his cards to the muck.

Anderson turned over the goods with {8-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for the flopped straight.

Steve Anderson us
Steve Anderson
us 211,000 24,000

Tags: Steve Anderson

Level:
13
Blinds:
1,000/2,000
Ante:
300

Last Break of the Night

gqzdaddy • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Players are on a 10-minute break and will come back to play two more levels before calling it a night.