MSPT Canterbury Park $1,110 Main Event
MSPT Canterbury Park $1,110 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang Bags Heaps After Day 1a of MSPT Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Kou Vang
Kou Vang

Day 1a of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event is officially in the books with 241 total entries tallied by night's end.

Almost a full 15 levels were played to their completion but a hard stop with 28 players saw the night end with 20:03 remaining in the final level.

The race for the chip lead came down to the final hands of the evening and at the end, it was Jacob Blumberg (529,000) who bagged the top stack after finishing the night with an exclamation mark, picking up a huge pot with aces against jacks.

The action hit a new gear in the final two levels of the evening, which saw the remaining players in the field ultimately drop from 41 down to 28. Chips flew across the room and stacks fluctuated accordingly.

Coming in a close second was Cody Espeseth who also went on a late-night heater and ended with 509,000. MSPT Hall of Famer Kou Vang was the first player to eclipse the 500k mark but lost a few hands to end the evening and ended third in chips with 499,000.

The top five is rounded out by two other players who finished the day north of 300,000: [Removed:309] (385,000), Hunter Cichy (379,000).

Others to punch their tickets to Day 2 were Terence Reid (367,000), Dennis Stevermer (227,000), Matt Alexander (192,000), Josh Reichard (126,000) and Chad Holloway (101,000).

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through the night. Among those to fire and fall in Thursday’s flight were MSPT Hall of Famer's Blake Bohn, Rob Wazwaz, and Jason Seitz, along with MSPT Champion's Taylor Howard, and Jonathan Kim.

PokerNews will be on hand all week long bringing you all of the action, so be sure to come back for Friday's Day 1b at 3.00 p.m. local time.

Tags: Blake BohnCody EspesethHunter CichyJacob BlumbergJason SeitzJonathan KimKou VangRob WazwazTaylor Howard

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

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Jake Blumberg us
Jake Blumberg
us 529,000 -1,000
Cody Espeseth us
Cody Espeseth
us 509,000 302,000
Kou Vang us
Kou Vang
us 499,000 -21,000
[Removed:309] US
US 385,000 75,000
Hunter Cichy us
Hunter Cichy
us 379,000 -31,000
Terence Reid us
Terence Reid
us 367,000 217,000
Rory Linton us
Rory Linton
us 345,000 206,000
Dennis Stevermer us
Dennis Stevermer
us 260,000 85,000
Matthew Dodd us
Matthew Dodd
us 259,000 259,000
David Bashel us
David Bashel
us 250,000 149,500
Rob Maier us
Rob Maier
us 244,000 244,000
Kitkat Klassen us
Kitkat Klassen
us 226,000 -118,000
Arlan Stello US
Arlan Stello
US 222,000 -48,000
Matt Alexander us
Matt Alexander
us 192,000 56,000
Justin Heilman us
Justin Heilman
us 128,000 53,000
Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
us 126,000 -29,000
Loki Abbowd US
Loki Abbowd
US 124,000 124,000
Jeff Petronack us
Jeff Petronack
us 123,000 123,000
Dan Couepel US
Dan Couepel
US 106,000 106,000
Fred West us
Fred West
us 105,000 105,000
Paul Carney us
Paul Carney
us 102,000 1,000
Chad Holloway us
Chad Holloway
us 101,000 11,000
Michael Miller us
Michael Miller
us 100,000 20,000
Nghia Le us
Nghia Le
us 100,000 -2,000
Amirreza Gholsemi US
Amirreza Gholsemi
US 81,000 81,000

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Hard Stop Reached

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The hard stop of 28 players has been reached with 20:03 remaining in Level 15, end of day chip counts and recap will follow.

Eidem Dropped by Cichy

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Hunter Cichy
Hunter Cichy

Action folded to Paul Eidem who raised all in for 47,000 from the cutoff and Hunter Cichy isolated from the small blind.

Paul Eidem: {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Hunter Cichy: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Eidem was behind holding suited live cards and the {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts}{10-Hearts} runout gave him a ten-high straight, but it was second best as Cichy held the jack-high straight to send Eidem packing.

Hunter Cichy us
Hunter Cichy
us 410,000 100,000
Paul Eidem US
Paul Eidem
US Busted

Tags: Paul EidemHunter Cichy


Klassen Sets Up Matheson for Elimination

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Kitkat Klassen
Kitkat Klassen

There were four players that saw a {k-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop and action was checked to the player in middle position who fired out a 7,000 bet.

Action was on Joe Matheson who raised all in for 43,000 from the next seat over and Kitkat Klassen isolated with a 90,000 three-bet from the button.

Joe Matheson: {k-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Kitkat Klassen: {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}

Matheson was behind the flopped set of Klassen but the {j-Spades} turn did keep his tournament hopes alive.

Matheson needed any king or jack on the river to stay alive but the {a-Spades} completed the board and ended his tournament.

Kitkat Klassen us
Kitkat Klassen
us 344,000 254,000
Terence Reid us
Terence Reid
us 150,000 -5,000
Joe Matheson us
Joe Matheson
us Busted

Tags: Joe MathesonKitkat Klassen

Sterzinger Fades Scary Board for Double

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Action on the table folded around to Chris Sterzinger who raised all in for 32,000 from the button and the big blind called.

Chris Sterzinger: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

Sterzinger was behind holding live cards and a queen appeared in the window on the {6-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} flop but it also gave his opponent a diamond flush draw.

The turn came the {4-Hearts} giving Sterzinger's opponent more outs but luckily for him, the {9-Clubs} completed the board on the river and secured his double-up.

Chris Sterzinger US
Chris Sterzinger
US 67,000 -20,000

Tags: Chris Sterzinger

Adam Wiatrowski Takes Down Event #5: $250 NLH Turbo Super Stack

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Adam Wiatrowski
Adam Wiatrowski

While PokerNews is here offering live updates from the $1,100 Main Event, we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you about some of the side events that have taken place out over the past week at the Winter Poker Classic.

In Event #5: $250 NLH Turbo Super Stack, 135 entries created a $27,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 15 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Alan Baker (15th - $459), Jeff Petronack (14th - $459), Leo Fussy (13th - $459), Ryan Arnold (11th - $554), and Nick Anderson (10th - $554).

In the end, it was Adam Wiatrowski who collected every chip in play to capture the first-place $4,335 payday.

Final Table Results

1Adam Wiatrowski$4,335
2Robert Biorn$4,231
3Alex Winter$3,825
4Alexander Troug$3,360
5Alex Wheeler$3,017
6Les Scottston$2,601
7Criag Luedemaan$1,080
8Mike Wang$837
9Dennis Stevermer$675

Tags: Adam WiatrowskiAlan BakerAlex WheelerAlex WinterAlexander TrougDennis StevermerJeff PetronackLeo FussyLes ScottstonMike WangNick AndersonRobert BiornRyan Arnold