Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Day 1c of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Season 10 finale attracted 367 runners, which along with 1s’ 172 and 1b’s 263 brought the total field up to 802 entries. The top 81 players will get paid a minimum of $2,174, while the eventual winner will walk away with a $155,288 first-place prize.
At the end of the third and final flight, 51 players bagged and tagged with World Series of Poker bracelet winner John Reading and his stack of 417,000 leading the way. That is ahead of both Day 1b chip leader Phil Mader (397,000) and Day 1a chip leader Bill Kachel (406,500).
Others to bag big stacks where Cody Espeseth (312,000), Paul Kelly (298,000), Mark Jaroslawski (250,000), and Alexander Peters (248,000), who round out the top five.
They were joined by players that include Chris Nuthak (212,000), Kanat Ozturk (202,000), MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang (165,000), and MSPT Season 10 Player of the Year Mike Shin (156,500).
Among those to see their MSPT Season 10 end with a whimper by busting on Day 1c were three-time MSPT champs Blake Bohn and Matt Kirby, Dan “DQ” Hendrickson, two-time Minnesota Magazine Player of the Year Saad Ghanem, HPT Season XV champ Nick Pupillo, and local players Dennis Stevermer, Matt Sundberg, and Todd Melander.
The surviving players from all three flights – of which there are 105 (20 from Day 1a, 34 from 1b, and 51 from 1c) – will return at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday to play down to a winner. PokerNews will capture all the action until a winner is crowned, while the final table will also be live-streamed worldwide on a 15-minute delay.
The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play five more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1c. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts, a recap of Saturday's action, and the Day 2 seat draw.
After no initial raise, four players saw a flop.
Action was checked to Kanat Ozturk who fired out, 6,000 and was called by the cutoff player along with Mike Shin from the big blind.
The turn was checked to the river where Shin check-called Ozturk's 18,000 after the cutoff player folded.
Ozturk tabled for king-high and Shin tabled for a pair of tens to scoop the pot.
The MSPT Season 10 finale $1,100 Main Event at Canterbury Park attracted 802 runners over three starting flights, which resulted in a $776,440 prize pool. That will be paid out to the top 81 players with a min-cash being worth $2,174. The eventual winner will walk away with a $155,288 top prize.
Here's a look at the payouts:
Truman Johnson opened from early position and Jason Sell jammed on the button. Action folded back to Johnson who called.
Sell woke up with a made hand but was crushed by Johnson and didn't receive any help from the flop.
The turn fell the and Sell needed a nine to stay alive.
Unfortunately for Sell, the river paired the board with the eliminating him from the tournament.
Kou Vang opened for 6,500 from the hijack and was called by both the blinds.
The flop was checked to Vang who continued for 7,500 and was called by the small blind player while the bug blind folded.
The turn was checked by both players and the dealer drooped the on the river.
Action was checked to Vang who took down the pot with 10,500 bet.