Live Events 2
$1,110 Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c2

Highlights

Highlights

$1,110 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Jim Morrison Rides the Storm, Lights a Fire to Bag Chip Lead

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison

Thus far at Mid-States Poker Tour Denver Poker Open $1,110 Main Event, one thing is for sure: players at Golden Gate Casino aren't worried about trying to eke their way into Day 2. For the second straight day, a hard stop was in play as 12% of the field was reached, this one even earlier at 26 minutes remaining in Level 14 (1,500/3,000/3,000).

Jim Morrison was tops among the 15 players who bagged, as he finished with 413,000, just barely ahead of the 411,500 bagged by Caleb Meyer. Nick Boll reached 393,500 for third place, and all three rank above Day 1a leader Phil Kiphardt.

Morrison had an unremarkable stack after the final break, but he caught fire in the aftermath. He made two sets to win huge pots, and then he busted Khoa Nguyen in a large flip with ace-king over jacks.

Meyer put a nasty cooler on Edo Zucker to end the night, with a flopped ace-high flush prevailing over a king-high flush.

A robust turnout of 132 also enabled the tournament to inch past its guarantee, as that made for 205 entries total while the guarantee sits at $200,000. With one flight still remaining, loftier goals are doubtless on the minds of organizers.

Some MSPT regs who advanced alongside the big stacks were "Farmer" Phil Mader, Cooper Wanty and WSOP bracelet winner Ben Keeline.

Among the notables still seeking a bag are Aaron Frei, Derek McMaster, Jason Vanstrom and Todd Melander.

They'll have their chance on Saturday with Day 1c, the third and final flight. The biggest turnout yet is expected, so come back to PokerNews at noon local time to follow the action.

Tags: Jim Morrison

End of Day 1b Counts (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Jim Morrison us
Jim Morrison
us 413,000 -1,000
Caleb Meyer us
Caleb Meyer
us 411,500 166,500
Nick Boll US
Nick Boll
US 393,500 -6,500
Steve Wilkie gb
Steve Wilkie
gb 351,500
Phil Mader us
Phil Mader
us 217,500 27,500
Josh Kieval us
Josh Kieval
us 129,000 37,000
Nate Zoller us
Nate Zoller
us 120,500 10,500
Vincent Griboski us
Vincent Griboski
us 110,000 -25,000
Tom Heine us
Tom Heine
us 108,500 18,500
Jeremy Standiford us
Jeremy Standiford
us 101,000 12,000
Cooper Wanty us
Cooper Wanty
us 82,000 -90,000
Don Marquis us
Don Marquis
us 73,500 -6,500
Daniel Blum us
Daniel Blum
us 67,000 -3,000
Jared Ingles us
Jared Ingles
us 49,500 -18,500
Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us 47,000 -7,500

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Zucker Busts to End Day 1b

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

On a board of {6-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, Edo Zucker got all of his chips, about 80,000, in with {k-Spades}{q-Spades}. Unfortunately for him, he'd run into a cooler as Caleb Meyer held {a-Spades}{8-Spades} for the ace-high flush. The meaningless river was a {q-Hearts}.

With the field reduced to 15 players, another hard stop has been reached.

Edo Zucker us
Edo Zucker
us Busted

Tags: Edo ZuckerCaleb Meyer

Dixon, Nguyen Fall

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

Nick Boll raised in middle position and Rich Dixon shoved over him for a little under 57,000. Action folded back to Boll, and he quickly called with {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}. Dixon was dominated with {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and found no help on the {k-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{k-Clubs} board.

At the other table, Khoa Nguyen also busted. He three-bet shoved jacks and couldn't overcome the {a-}{k-} of Jim Morrison.

Jim Morrison us
Jim Morrison
us 414,000 264,000
Nick Boll US
Nick Boll
US 400,000 190,000
Khoa Nguyen us
Khoa Nguyen
us Busted
Rich Dixon us
Rich Dixon
us Busted

Tags: Khoa NguyenNick BollRich Dixon

Level:
14
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
3,000

Dixon Triples Up

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Rich Dixon
Rich Dixon

After getting a shove through from under the gun, Rich Dixon got his 23,000 in chips in again the next had. Adam Hudson had shoved in the cutoff for 34,500 and limper Don Marquis was considering it. He opted to call.

Marquis: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Dixon: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Hudson: {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

The {3-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{j-Spades} community improved nobody, so Dixon tripled up and Marquis raked in a small side pot.

Rich Dixon us
Rich Dixon
us 72,500 53,500
Adam Hudson US
Adam Hudson
US Busted

Tags: Adam HudsonDon MarquisRich Dixon

Dixon Nearly Felted

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Rich Dixon, once the chip leader of the tournament, is down to a few blinds. Most recently he got a large chunk of his stack in, 61,500, preflop with {a-Spades}{10-Spades}, only to run into the {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} of Vincent Griboski. Griboski flopped top set and turned quads for a short sweat.

Vincent Griboski us
Vincent Griboski
us 135,000 69,000
Rich Dixon us
Rich Dixon
us 19,000 -171,000

Tags: Rich DixonVincent Griboski

Meyer Eliminates Czernik

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Caleb Meyer had 6,000 in front of him on {q-Clubs}{a-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs} in the cutoff, and small blind Adam Hudson had called him. From under the gun, Alexander Czernik shoved for 28,500. It stayed three ways to the {6-Hearts} river, with Hudson checking dark. He folded to a shove.

"I've got a nine," Meyer said, flicking {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} in.

Czernik showed {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and hit the exit.

Caleb Meyer us
Caleb Meyer
us 245,000 40,500
Adam Hudson US
Adam Hudson
US 40,000 -55,500
Alexander Czernik US
Alexander Czernik
US Busted

Tags: Caleb MeyerAdam Czernik