PokerStars WCOOP 2020 WPT Online Borgata Series 2020 WPT World Online Championships
$1,100 Main Event
$1,100 Main Event
Day 1c Completed

WSOP Bracelet Winner John Reading Takes Overall Chip Lead Into Day 2

Chad_Holloway • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
John Reading
John Reading

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.

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End-of-Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

Chad_Holloway • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
John Reading us 417,000 297,000
Cody Espeseth us 312,000 312,000
Paul Kelly us 298,000 298,000
Mark Jaroslawski us 250,000 250,000
Alexander Peters US 248,000 172,600
Shaun Decker US 241,000 241,000
Trenton Wilt US 234,000 234,000
Azim Ishanov US 228,500 -46,500
Truman Johnson US 223,000 133,000
Chris Nuthak US 212,000 52,000
Kanat Ozturk us 202,000 22,000
Gerald Cunniff us 196,000 101,000
Nicola DiTrapani us 194,000 -6,000
Bennett Wadekamper us 189,500
Jarrod Blackwell us 185,000 185,000
Mike Juszczak US 185,000 155,000
Daniel Kinney US 180,500 180,500
Mark Bloomberg us 174,000 74,000
Andrew Johnson us 173,500 173,500
Chad Poitra US 171,000 171,000
Jack Kashishian us 167,000 167,000
Kevin Selby us 167,000 167,000
Kou Vang us 165,000 -35,000
Josh Damm us 161,500 161,500
Mike Shin us 156,500 -8,500

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Five More Hands

Chad_Holloway • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

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.


Shin Makes Good River Call

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

After no initial raise, four players saw a {4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs} 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 {9-Spades} turn was checked to the {7-Diamonds} river where Shin check-called Ozturk's 18,000 after the cutoff player folded.

Ozturk tabled {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for king-high and Shin tabled {10-Spades}{8-Spades} for a pair of tens to scoop the pot.

Kanat Ozturk us 180,000 -30,000
Mike Shin us 165,000 90,000

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MSPT Season 10 Finale Champ to Receive $155,288 Top Prize

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

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:


Sell Eliminated by Johnson

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Jason Sell
Jason Sell

Truman Johnson opened from early position and Jason Sell jammed on the button. Action folded back to Johnson who called.

Jason Sell: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Truman Johnson: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Sell woke up with a made hand but was crushed by Johnson and didn't receive any help from the {3-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop.

The turn fell the {6-Clubs} and Sell needed a nine to stay alive.

Unfortunately for Sell, the river paired the board with the {6-Spades} eliminating him from the tournament.

Truman Johnson US 90,000 90,000
Jason Sell us Busted

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Vang Adding Chips

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Kou Vang opened for 6,500 from the hijack and was called by both the blinds.

The {9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop was checked to Vang who continued for 7,500 and was called by the small blind player while the bug blind folded.

The {a-Diamonds} turn was checked by both players and the dealer drooped the {4-Hearts} on the river.

Action was checked to Vang who took down the pot with 10,500 bet.

Kou Vang us 200,000 100,000

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