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Main Event
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Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Steven Williams Leads 44 More Players into Day 2 (full)

Brentharrington • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Steve Williams
Steve Williams

Steven Williams finished Day 1b atop the pack in the 2015 Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers Casino Main Event as a 2-1 chip leader over his next closest opponent. Not only that, but his stack of 400,500 also puts him around 90,000 better than the top stack from Day 1a's flight.

The man in second place that Williams doubled up on Day 1b was Dan Laduke with his finishing stack of 201,000 in chips.

In all, 44 more players are set for Day 2, including former MSPT FireKeepers champ Ryan Dykhouse (38,500). The last two MSPT Player of the Year winners, Mike Deis and Patrick Steele, also punched their tickets to Day 2, bagging up the exact same stack of 134,500.

Others to advance from Day 1b were Jake Baumgartner (86,000), Chris Moon (70,000), Jordan Johnson (64,500), and Jason Zarlenga (14,500).

There were a total of 213 entries for Day 1b, with some of them familiar faces from yesterday as they busted out and opted to reenter. There was also a turbo satellite on Friday night in the hopes of pushing this MSPT FireKeeper's Main Event over the current record of 614 total entries, set in May.

Poker won't be the only thing on the minds of players this weekend, either. As this event is deemed the Michigan State Poker Championship, many players are excited for the big Michigan State versus Michigan college football matchup that takes place on Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The staff has made accommodations so that the players will be able to watch the game while playing, and that should only get the blood pumping even more.

There's still one more starting day to go, and that's Day 1c that takes place on Saturday at 12 p.m. local time. Be sure to return right here to PokerNews for continued coverage.

Steve Williams
Steve Williams
400,500 85,500
Dan Laduke
Dan Laduke
201,000 154,000
David Mclaughlin us
David Mclaughlin
us 184,500 184,500
Phillip Wojtuniecki
Phillip Wojtuniecki
173,500 173,500
Andrew Korby us
Andrew Korby
us 155,000 61,000
Dylan Thomassie us
Dylan Thomassie
us 152,500 -5,500
Andrew Peplinski us
Andrew Peplinski
us 145,000 145,000
Gus Vergos us
Gus Vergos
us 143,000 -38,000
Ron Nussbaum
Ron Nussbaum
137,000 137,000
Patrick Steele us
Patrick Steele
us 134,500 2,500
Mike Deis us
Mike Deis
us 134,500 134,500
Wayne Smith
Wayne Smith
128,500 47,000
Troy Quenneville ca
Troy Quenneville
ca 115,500 115,500
Adam Lamphere us
Adam Lamphere
us 111,500 80,000
Mark Morris us
Mark Morris
us 109,000 109,000
Calvin Leeps us
Calvin Leeps
us 109,000 109,000
George Hamati us
George Hamati
us 101,500 -14,500
Jefferson Lasecki
Jefferson Lasecki
99,500 35,500
Larry Baxter
Larry Baxter
95,500 95,500
Justin Nagle
Justin Nagle
94,500
Jon Demars
Jon Demars
87,500 -60,500
Greg Semer
Greg Semer
87,000 39,000
Jake Baumgartner us
Jake Baumgartner
us 86,000 2,000
Bryan Gwin
Bryan Gwin
82,000 82,000
Santiago Vila us
Santiago Vila
us 79,500 17,500

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Two More Hands

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

Players will play two more hands before stopping play today and bagging for Day 2. The remaining players will come back Sunday at 11 a.m. local time and have a shot at being the MSPT FireKeepers Michigan State Champion. The staff is getting accurate counts and bagging the players up. Stay tuned for the latest information and a wrap up of Day 1b.

Disclosure

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

"Don't you have to disclose that you were Player of the Year?" wonders Patrick Steele jokingly. He points out that the MSPT 2014 Player of the Year is sitting two seats to his left.

Michael Deis, the reigning Player of the Year reminds Patrick Steele that he was the 2013 MSPT Player of the Year.

"I got lucky," said Steele.

"I think it might be the other way around," said Deis.

Patrick Steele us
Patrick Steele
us 132,000 -16,000
Michael Deis
Michael Deis
74,000

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

Set Over Set Sets Up Demars

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

Jon Demars got all in heads up on a flop of {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. He held {10-}{10-} and his opponent had {9-}{9-}. The turn and the river completed the board with {7-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Demars eliminated his opponent.

Jon Demars
Jon Demars
148,000

Tags: Jon Demars

Moon Hanging in There

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

Chris Moon went all in for his last 2,400 chips. A player on the button made it 6,000 and everyone folded to leave him and Moon heads up. Moon had {q-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and his opponent had {a-Hearts}{4-Spades}. The board ran out {j-Spades}{q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}, Moon won the pot and doubled up.

Chris Moon us
Chris Moon
us 5,200 -28,800

Tags: Chris Moon