Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
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.
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.
The board ran out and Eklund hit the rail.
On a flop of , Mike Dolehanty got all of his chips in against the of his opponent. Dolehanty was drawing huge with the and the on the turn gave him the straight. The turn faded outs for his opponent and improved Dolehanty to a flush. Dolehanty stayed alive as Day 1b heads to a close.
We caught the three-way action after a flop of 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.
The turn sealed it and the meaningless 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.
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 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 for the flopped straight.
Players are on a 10-minute break and will come back to play two more levels before calling it a night.