2014 Mid-States Poker Tour Golden Gates Casino

Main Event
Days: 2

Colpoys End Day 2 With Massive Lead

Level 21 : 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Dan Colpoys could barely fit his chips in front of him.
Dan Colpoys could barely fit his chips in front of him.

Dan Colpoys ran over the field like a freight train here on Day 2 of Mid-States Poker Tour Golden Gates Casino, ending the night with 3,907,000, more than double that of Kris Wagner's second place stack of 1,668,000.

We began the day with 121 runners, and it took just over 10 levels of play for the field to be pared down to the final 10. Along the way, we lost a slew of notables such as Brett Schwertley, Blake Bohn, Matt Kirby, Matt Alexander, Jeff Fielder, John Hayes, Mark Sandness, and Patrick Steele.

Colpoys had already build a solid stack when Olimpia May shoved all in before the flop and got called immediately by Colpoys in the small blind.

Colpoys: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
May: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

May's run was in trouble, but she almost pulled out a chop when the first four cards came {q-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Spades}{4-Spades}, meaning she needed a spade on the river to survive or the {7-Hearts} to win the pot. She didn't get there, and Colpoys hit the 3 million mark when other players were struggling to make it to 1 million.

A short time later, he ousted Day 2 chip leader Gene Gioia when he checked to Gioia on a board of {10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. Gioia fired 130,000, and Colpoys announced all in after getting a count. Gioia snap-called.

Gioia: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Colpoys: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

Gioia had flopped the nuts, but it's better to turn the nuts, as Colpoys had. Needing the board to pair, Gioia watched a {9-Hearts} fall, ending his tournament.

Among other notable storylines heading into Day 3 tomorrow, Kou Vang has secured a third straight MSPT final table berth, having just finished eighth at MSPT Majestic Star and second at MSPT Baton Rouge. He'll surely have a wide lead in player of the year race when numbers are tallied up.

Also of note, the berths of Givens and Paules to the final table mean two of the three Day 1 chip leaders made it, an impressive feat of consistency.

Be sure to come back to PokerNews for Day 3 tomorrow at noon local time, when we'll play down a champion who will have home over $114,000.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Colpoys us
Dan Colpoys
3,907,000 407,000
Kris Wagner us
Kris Wagner
1,668,000 268,000
Jonathan McCray us
Jonathan McCray
1,429,000 -21,000
Danny Ray Gonzales
Danny Ray Gonzales
1,238,000 549,112
William Givens us
William Givens
1,066,000 166,000
Brad Zotti
Brad Zotti
770,000 30,000
Rosie Paules us
Rosie Paules
401,000 -264,000
Phanora Prom us
Phanora Prom
314,000 -266,000
Kou Vang us
Kou Vang
309,000 -211,000
Jonathan Haidsiak us
Jonathan Haidsiak
256,000 -144,000

Tags: Blake BohnBrad ZottiBrett SchwertleyDan ColpoysGene GioiaJeff FielderJohn HayesJonathan HaidsiakJonathan McCrayKou VangKris WagnerMark SandnessMatt AlexanderMatt KirbyOlimpia MayPatrick SteeleRosie PaulesWilliam Givens