Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Colpoys End Day 2 With Massive Lead
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.
May's run was in trouble, but she almost pulled out a chop when the first four cards came , meaning she needed a spade on the river to survive or the 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 . Gioia fired 130,000, and Colpoys announced all in after getting a count. Gioia snap-called.
Gioia had flopped the nuts, but it's better to turn the nuts, as Colpoys had. Needing the board to pair, Gioia watched a 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.
Gioia Bubbles Out of Final Table
Dan Colpoys checked to Gene Gioia on a board of . Gioia fired 130,000, and Colpoys announced all in after getting a count. Gioia snap-called.
Gioia had flopped the nuts, but it's better to turn the nuts, as Colpoys had. Needing the board to pair, the Day 1 chipleader watched a fall, ending his tournament.
Players are on a break, and play will continue until the final table is determined.
Colpoys Eliminates May
Olimpia May shoved all in before the flop and got called immediately by Dan Colpoys in the small blind.
May's run was in trouble, but she almost pulled out a chop when the first four cards came , meaning she needed a spade on the river to survive or the to win the pot. The fell though, and Colpoys' already-massive stack grew even larger.
Givens Gives to Wagner
Kris Wagner check-called a bet of 53,000 from William Givens on an flop. Wagner came out betting with 84,000 on the turn, and Givens made it 186,000. Wagner called, and a prompted another lead out. This time, he fired 210,000 or so, and Givens folded immediately.
Dreyfuss Out in 13th
Jonathan Haidsiak shoved all in for about 187,000 and was called by Dan Dreyfuss.
Haidsiak's streak of winning all ins as a short stack continued when the board ran out , no help to Dreyfuss. He was left with a mere 3,000, and he busted the next hand with .
Givens Mucks the River in Three-Bet Pot
Dan Colpoys opened for 32,000 under the gun and got one caller. William Givens three-bet to 121,000 from the button, and only Colpoys called.
Givens checked it back on the flop, and Colpoys bet 95,000 on the turn. Givens called, and a hit the river. Colpoys announced 285,000, and Givens folded without too much thought.
Colpoys flashed .