2020 WSOP Main Event partypoker US Network Online Series
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event
Day 1c Completed

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

HillKerby • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Scott Sisler US 353,000
Aaron Van Blarcum us 337,000
Ryan Phan us 236,000
Grigor Sarkisyan US 227,000 10,000
Trevor Sather US 227,000
Joel Baker US 194,000 194,000
Gary Hansen us 193,000 193,000
Christopher Ocksrider us 188,000 188,000
Chad Burns US 174,500 174,500
Louis Lynch us 167,000 167,000
Anthony Pitesa us 159,500
Dinh Ba us 153,500 153,500
Nipun Java in 145,500
James Cordell us 143,000 143,000
Anthony Jones US 142,500 142,500
Kyle Anderson us 140,000
Nicholas Getzen us 138,000 138,000
Jorden Helstern us 134,500
Thomas Zanot us 131,000 131,000
Anselmo Villarreal us 131,000 131,000
Robert Cahill US 129,000 129,000
Gil Levy us 127,000 127,000
Benjamin Thomas us 122,000 122,000
Ryan Basile us 120,500 120,500
Benjamin Craig us 119,000 105,000

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Sisler Bags Top Overall Stack In Day 1c of the MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event

HillKerby • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Scott Sisler
Scott Sisler

The third and final flight of the 2020 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) played to its conclusion Saturday, drawing 323 entries to bring the total number of entries up to 1,068 across the three Day 1 flights. When play finished for the evening, Scott Sisler had climbed to the top of the leader board, both for Day 1c and the overall field.

In total, 120 players advanced from the flight, adding their names to the 214 who already bagged from the first two flights. However, registration will remain open through the first two levels of Day 2 on Sunday, and a large line of people were waiting in line before play even finished on the evening, adding their names to the alternate list once Day 2 registration opened at the end of play on Day 1c.

Aaron Van Blarcum (337,000) also bagged a massive stack, finishing the day just shy of Sisler. Others to advance with above-average stacks included Ryan Phan (236,000), Nipun Java (145,500), Kyle Anderson (140,000), and Jorden Helstern (134,500).

Players such as Adam Demersseman, Ben Keeline, Blake Whittington, and Stanley Lee were less fortunate, though they will have one final shot at glory should they wish to take it as a Day-2 alternate. Day 2 will resume at 11 a.m. local time with 10 more one-hour levels on the docket and blinds resuming at 800/1,600/1,600.

PokerNews will be back to bring you all the excitement when the time comes. See you in the morning.

Tags: Aaron Van BlarcumAdam DemerssemanBen KeelineBlake WhittingtonJorden HelsternKyle AndersonNipun JavaRyan PhanScott SislerStanley Lee

Assorted End-of-Day Chip Counts

HillKerby • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

All players have finished the bagging process and left the tournament area for the night. An assortment of end-of-day counts has been provided below, with full counts to be provided in the morning.

An end-of-day recap will also be provided shortly.

Scott Sisler US 353,000 23,000
Aaron Van Blarcum us 337,000 162,000
Ryan Phan us 236,000 40,000
Trevor Sather US 227,000 -13,000
Anthony Pitesa us 159,500 -23,500
Nipun Java in 145,500 76,500
Kyle Anderson us 140,000 107,000
Jorden Helstern us 134,500 -9,500
Eric Wong us 108,000 14,000
Danny Illingworth us 96,000 -32,000
Pat Steele us 84,000 2,000
Matt Stout us 83,500 6,000
Sultan Ahmed us 80,500 -7,500
Andy Rogowski us 80,000 18,600
Vic Peppe us 72,000 31,500
Zach Gutierrez us 52,500 52,500
Nikhil Gera us 47,000 -2,500
Jared Jaffee us 23,000 23,000

Chips Fly Before Bagging

HillKerby • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Matt Stout
Matt Stout

There was 11,000 in the pot from preflop action with a board reading {3-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}. Action was three ways with both the small blind and Matt Stout in the big blind checking to the player on the button, who bet 5,500. The small blind called and then Stout check-jammed for 30,000 exactly.

The player on the button called after confirming the amount and then the small blind sent his cards to the muck after a few moments of deliberation.

Matt Stout: {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Player on the Button: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Stout's flopped wheel improved to a flush on the turn {7-Clubs}, but as a result, he found himself needing to fade five counterfeit outs. The river {8-Diamonds} fell safe and Stout shipped the double.

On an adjacent table just moments later, Trevor Sather eliminated Darren Attebery after a runout of {2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{5-Hearts}{a-Spades} came with Attebery hitting a set of deuces and then seeing a two outer on the river give Sather a set of aces to send him to the rail just before the end of the night.

Trevor Sather US 240,000 72,000
Faraz Jaka us 87,400 57,400
Matt Stout us 77,500 13,000
Darren Attebery us Busted

Tags: Darren AtteberyMatt StoutTrevor Sather

Six More Hands

HillKerby • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

The tournament clock has been paused with 12 minutes remaining and dealers have been instructed to stop dealing at the end of the hand. Once play finishes on all tables, each table will play six more hands before play ends for the night with the celebratory bag 'n tag.

Sisler Shoots To The Top

HillKerby • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Scott Sisler
Scott Sisler

Scott Sisler has been the beneficiary of being on the right end of a couple of big hands during the last few orbits and has become the likely chip leader among the 120 players in action during the final level of the evening.

According to tablemate Vic Peppe, Sisler already had a sizeable stack and won a massive pot when his {4-}{4-} went to the river on a board of {4-}{4-}{7-}{j-}{j-} and got action from {a-}{j-}. He wasn't done yet, as a few hands later he won yet again with a set of nines to another player's top two pair.

Sisler now has 330,000 as a result of the two monster hands.

Scott Sisler US 330,000 330,000

Tags: Scott SislerVic Peppe

Rogowski Gets A Check-Raise Through

HillKerby • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Andy Rogowski
Andy Rogowski

There was around 10,000 in the middle on a flop of {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Andy Rogowski had check-raised a bet of 6,100 from a player in middle position to make it 35,000 total.

The player in middle position thought for several moments and then decided the bet was too much to call. With the pot, Rogowski now finds himself with double the starting stack and less than half a level of play remaining before chips go into bags.

Andy Rogowski us 61,400 -18,100

Tags: Andy Rogowski

Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables in Single Season

HillKerby • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 11 years on they have one of the best player databases in the industry.

On their "Leaderboards" page, the MSPT tracks such things as Career Earnings, Main Event Cashes, Main Event Final Tables, Main Event Titles, Total Cashes, Most Cashes/Final Tables in a Season, Most Final Tables All-Time, and much more.

Here's a look at the top ten MSPT Main Event final table in a single season:

PlayerHometownSeasonFinal Tables
Patrick SteeleChelsea, Michigan44
Brett KuzniaStephen, Minnesota44
Dan SunCedar Rapids. Iowa33
Christian PhamSt. Paul, Minnesota43
Everett CarltonSt. Paul, Minnesota13
Kou VangMaplewood, Minnesota53
Michael DeisAnn Arbor, Michigan53
Nick PupilloAddison, Illinois53
Mark HodgeFernandina Beach, Florida63
DJ BuckleyEden Prairie, Minnesota63

Helstern Flops Another Big One For a Big Pot

HillKerby • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Jorden Helstern
Jorden Helstern

Jorden Helstern was just seen with a stack of nearly 150,000 just moments after being seen having chipped up to 82,000. He confirmed that he knocked the player to his left out of the tournament and Pat Steele helped fill in the fuzzy details from the hand prior.

Steele opened {a-}{k-} and received calls from Helstern and the player on Helstern's left, the latter of whom got stacks in on a {j-}{j-}{5-} flop.

Jordan Helstern: {5-}{5-}
Opponent: {j-}{10-}

"And he made quads on the river," Steele added of Helstern's hand. That very moment, Faraz Jaka became the alternate to fill the vacant seat, taking a fresh stack of 30,000 onto Helstern's left with less than a full level of play remaining in the evening.

Jorden Helstern us 144,000 61,800
Pat Steele us 82,000 -13,000
Faraz Jaka us 30,000 11,000

Tags: Jorden HelsternPat Steele