2019 World Series of Poker HPT Golden Gates Casino

Main Event

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

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Entries 368
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Jonathan Olson Wins 2014 Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki ($95,741)

mnuwwarah • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Jonathan Olson - 1st Place
Jonathan Olson - 1st Place

Jonathan Olson topped a field of 368 runners to claim a $95,741 first-place prize here at Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki in Tama, Iowa. The Iowa resident and MSPT first-timer defended his home turf, triumphing over Mike Holm after about a two-hour heads-up match that saw Holm display classic "alligator blood," tenaciously hanging on with a shorter stack for multiple all ins before capitulating. Holm earned $53,188 for second.

A total of 71 players came into Day 2 hopeful for the title, but about half left the room without being paid a cent for their tournament efforts. That number included Jason Seitz, Grant Hinkle, Adam Zych, Ryan Hohenstein, Tom Hammers, and Scott Mahin. The bubble burst at the conclusion of Level 18.

Matthew Alexander, Gennady Shimelfarb, Steve Belland, Phil Mader, and Brandon "norajean" Meyers were among those getting paid after busting in the money. Also, Kou Vang was able to score a small cash, ensuring he will come out of the tournament in first place on the MSPT Player of the Year leaderboard.

Olson came into the day with a mediocre stack of 65,000, good for just over 20 big blinds. He won a key flip relatively early on with {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} against the {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} of Stan Webb and was able to build his stack to the point where he went into the final table third in chips with just over 1 million.

Joe Matheson was the first final table participant to fall, the victim of a slowplay that allowed former MSPT champion David Gonia to overtake him on the turn. Matthew McGrory busted next in ninth, followed by heavy hitter Lance Harris in eighth. Harris' fellow Minnesotan Adam Dahlin went down in seventh after his kings were outdrawn on the river by the {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} of Olson. Chance Langeness and Frank Huschle were the next two to go in sixth and fifth, respectively.

Gonia entered the day with the top stack, and he used it well, continuing to accumulate chips throughout the grind. Unfortunately for Gonia, all of his hard work came undone in a dizzying three-hand spiral that saw him go from top contender to fourth-place finisher in the span of a few minutes.

Play slowed considerably three-handed, but former chip-leader Chance Lautner ultimately fell in third when he jammed over a raise from Olson with {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and was called. Ace-king was again the ticket for Olson, this time {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}, as the board came {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, giving him the knockout and allowing him to advance to heads-up play with a lead of about 4.4 million to 3 million.

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Mike Holm Eliminated in 2nd Place ($53,188)

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Mike Holm - 2nd Place
Mike Holm - 2nd Place

Jonathan Olson raised to 300,000 on the button and got shoved on for 1.03 million by Mike Holm. Olson thought for a bit before opting to call.

Olson: {k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}
Holm: {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Equities were close, but it looked great for Holm to double when the door card was reveal: {10-Spades}. Unfortunately for him, it was followed by a {7-Clubs} and {k-Spades}. The turn was the {4-Spades}, giving Olson two pair.

"I'm dead," Holm said.

Not quite, since he now had a flush draw. A ten would do it for him as well, but it was Olson improving to a boat on the {4-Hearts} river. The players shook hands to conclude the match.

Mike Holm us Busted

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Holm Doubles Again

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Mike Holm doubled once more.
Mike Holm doubled once more.

Mike Holm called a preflop raise and checked a {9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} flop. Jonathan Olson bet 350,000, and Holm moved in for about 1 million more. Olson got out of his seat and tried to work out Holm's hand.

"I think you would have repopped me with ace-ten or ace-nine," he said. "Queen-jack? Ace-eight, ace-seven, ace-six? Those make sense..."

Finally, he called.

Holm: {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Olson: {a-Spades}{4-Hearts}

Olson needed help, as his opponent had flopped bottom two. He didn't get it on the {5-Hearts} turn or {2-Clubs} river.

Jonathan Olson us 4,305,000 -1,450,000
Mike Holm us 3,100,000 1,450,000

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Holm Survives

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While the last hand was being recorded, Mike Holm barely avoided going broke as he called a river raise to 600,000 on a board of {4-}{2-}{6-}{8-}{4-}. Jonathan Olson showed {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for a boat, and Holm flipped {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for a flopped straight. Holm got most of the chips back by shoving over a flop bet the next hand.

Holm Doubles

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Mike Holm doubled up.
Mike Holm doubled up.

Mike Holm limped in, and Jonathan Olson raised to 450,000. Holm shoved all in, and Olson called.

Holm: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Olson: {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}

Holm had slowplayed his big pair, and he was in good shape to double. The flop came {7-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades}, giving Olson a straight draw.

"Really?" Holm asked.

"Gotta make it exciting," Olson said.

The turn and river were bricks though: {a-Clubs} and {2-Spades}.

Jonathan Olson us 5,755,000 425,000
Mike Holm us 1,650,000 -425,000

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Ace-Queen Not the Hand for Olson

mnuwwarah • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Jonathan Olson raised to 200,000 and Mike Holm defended. Holm bet out 200,000 on the flop and turn and was called both times as the board came {5-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}. Both players checked the river, and Olson announced ace-queen. Holm showed {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}.

"Ace-queen is not the hand for me today," Olson said.

Jonathan Olson us 4,135,000 -5,000
Mike Holm us 3,270,000 5,000

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