Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
Day 1b of the Mid-States Poker Tour Running Aces Main Event drew 178 players, pushing the total number of runners to 328 after two days. Derek Lesniak bagged the Day 1b chip lead among the 31 survivors with 232,000, but Nancy Anderson from Day 1a will take the overall chip lead into Day 2 with 234,000.
Lesniak is looking for his third MSPT cash tomorrow. He has previously cashed in both the Shakopee MSPT as well as taking 13th for $4,803 here at the MSPT Running Aces back in February 2014.
Hamid Feiz held a slight chip lead for the majority of the last two levels of Flight 1b, but in a big hand that occurred in the last level of the evening, Lesniak took the chip lead after he scooped a 130,000 pot when Feiz laid his hand down on the river to Lesniak’s all-in shove.
Other notable players from this flight who moved on to Sunday's Day 2 included Ron McMillen (211,000), Muneer Ahmed (170,500), Mark Hodge (159,000), Peixin Liu (130,000), John Reading (105,000), and DJ Buckley (82,000).
Play resumes on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. local time at Level 15 (1,500/3,000/500), and PokerNews will again be on hand to see who is crowned the latest MSPT champion.
The clock has been paused with ten minutes remaining. The players will now play the final three hands of the evening before bagging and tagging.
With over 100,000 in the pot already, and a board reading , Hamid Feiz bet 30,000, and Derek Lesniak shoved all in.
Feiz went into the tank. After two minutes of thinking about his decision, Feiz threw his cards into the muck and said, "Nice hand."
Nate Fair raised to 4,500 and both Alberto Briones and the player on the button called.
Fair bet 5,500 when the flop came . Briones quickly shoved all in. The player on the button folded and Fair went into the tank. After a minute of thinking, Fair made the call.
The turn and river did not improve Fair's hand and he was eliminated from play just before the start of the last level of the evening.
Hamid Feiz raised to 2,000 in early position. Action folded to Alan Carty who shoved all in from the cutoff for a total of 35,300. The player on the button tanked for a minute before he called. Feiz flashed the and said, "pocket eights are no good" and threw his cards into the muck.
The board ran out , eliminating Carty from play.
On a board reading , Hank Mlekoday check-called a bet of 12,000 from John Farrell. Both players checked the turn. When the came on the river, Mlekoday bet 15,000, and Farrell called.
Mlekoday showed , but Farrell would win the pot with .