Live Events 5
MSPT Canterbury Park $1,110 Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c2

Highlights

Highlights

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

Matt Morfitt Bags Top Stack as 45 Players Survive Day 1b of MSPT Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event

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

Another full day of action has played to its conclusion at the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event. The second starting flight drew a staggering 324 entries during a massive snowstorm, bringing the two-day total thus far to 565.

Of those 324 total entries, 45 players remained when chips went into bags and Matt Morfitt found himself atop the counts with 507,000. He was the only player above 500k while Rodney Colson (396,000), Tom Zabka (362,00), and MSPT Hall of Famer Pat Steele (361,000) were the only other players to make it over the 300k mark with Bryan Skreens (277,000) rounding out the top five.

Much like Day 1a, the final level of the night saw an onslaught of casualties with chips flying all across the remaining tables in the final level of play that led to a lot of players riding roller coasters with their stack sizes before becoming official for the evening.

Several other well-known players to the MSPT poker scene will also be joining the aforementioned five. Luke Nguyen (231,000), Jason Crews (148,000), Brad Sailor (126,000) and Taylor Howard (117,000) are just a few more of the players to add their names to the Day 2 roster along with the 28 to have already advanced from Day 1a.

Among those to fire and fall in Friday’s flight were MSPT all-time money leader Rich Alsup, along with MSPT Champion's Chad Bjorkman, Steve Wilkie, Erv Bjerga, David Gonia, and John Sun with at least a few if not all of them likely to be seen back in action for the final flight.

All players who haven't found a Day 2 birth still have another shot tomorrow at 3 p.m. for Day 1c so keep it here at PokerNews for updates as all the action unfolds.

Tags: Brad SailorBryan SkreensChad BjorkmanDavid GoniaErv BjergaJason CrewsJohn SunMatt MorfittPat SteeleRich AlsupRodney ColsonSteve WilkieTaylor HowardTom Zabka

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

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Matt Morfitt us
Matt Morfitt
us 507,000 127,000
Rodney Colson us
Rodney Colson
us 396,000 -74,000
Tom Zabka US
Tom Zabka
US 362,000 -13,000
Pat Steele us
Pat Steele
us 361,000 1,000
Bryan Skreens us
Bryan Skreens
us 277,000 -28,000
Casey Temper US
Casey Temper
US 269,000 -46,000
Darnell Echols us
Darnell Echols
us 267,000 59,000
John Pierce us
John Pierce
us 262,000 -8,000
Justin Barnum us
Justin Barnum
us 258,000 108,000
Joshua Hersch
Joshua Hersch
248,000
Steve Alonzo US
Steve Alonzo
US 244,000 244,000
Andy Jenc US
Andy Jenc
US 241,000 241,000
Luke Nguyen us
Luke Nguyen
us 231,000
William Phillips us
William Phillips
us 225,000 225,000
Jon Kulkay US
Jon Kulkay
US 220,000 220,000
Neal Yang US
Neal Yang
US 204,000 204,000
Philip Richman US
Philip Richman
US 202,000 202,000
Mike Hiatt US
Mike Hiatt
US 201,000 -89,000
Jonathan Markham us
Jonathan Markham
us 198,000 198,000
Mike Wilklow US
Mike Wilklow
US 196,000 196,000
Adam Wiatrowski us
Adam Wiatrowski
us 195,000 -25,000
Gary Ewald us
Gary Ewald
us 164,000 164,000
Spencer Brobery US
Spencer Brobery
US 162,000 162,000
Josh Bozarth us
Josh Bozarth
us 160,000 160,000
Jason Crews us
Jason Crews
us 148,000 48,000

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Final Three Hands

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

The tournament director has just announced the final three hand of the evening.

A Look at the Winer Poker Classic Winners Thus Far

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
MSPT Trophies
MSPT Trophies
TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $360 MSPT Mystery Bounty1,181$234,700 prize pool + $118,100 in bountiesPatrick Hoffman$41,694
Event #2: $250 MSPT Pot-Limit Omaha186$36,429Alan Carlson$5,868
Event #3: $250 Sunday Feast NLH228$45,600Steve Shanks$6,845
Event #4: $250 Seniors (50+)219$43,800Paul Eidem$10,953
Event #5: $250 Turbo Super Stack NLH135$27,000Adam Wiatrowski$4,335
Event #6: $250 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better109$12,800David Bakey$6,538
Event #7: $300 MSPT Tag Team ($150/player)511$58,765Dylan Christiansen & Joseph Hoppenrath$14,398
Event #8: $250 Hump Day NLH202$40,400Chad Willett$7,231

Tags: Adam WiatrowskiAlan CarlsonChad WillettDavid BakeyDylan ChristiansenJoseph HoppenrathPaul Eidem

A Round of Chip Counts

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Rodney Colson us
Rodney Colson
us 470,000 70,000
Pat Steele us
Pat Steele
us 360,000 45,000
Bryan Skreens us
Bryan Skreens
us 305,000 -65,000
Mike Hiatt US
Mike Hiatt
US 290,000 214,000
John Pierce us
John Pierce
us 270,000 -42,000
Adam Wiatrowski us
Adam Wiatrowski
us 220,000 100,000
Darnell Echols us
Darnell Echols
us 208,000 98,000
Taylor Howard us
Taylor Howard
us 140,000 18,000
Brad Sailor us
Brad Sailor
us 128,000 48,000
Nicholas Anderson us
Nicholas Anderson
us 120,000 -35,000
Jason Crews us
Jason Crews
us 100,000 61,000
Bradley Jansen us
Bradley Jansen
us 100,000 -11,000
Spencer Broberg US
Spencer Broberg
US 97,000 -23,000
Bill Criego us
Bill Criego
us 90,000 19,000
Heather Kielpinski us
Heather Kielpinski
us 53,000 -89,000
Angela Jordison us
Angela Jordison
us 50,000 -100,000
Gerald Cunniff us
Gerald Cunniff
us Busted

Chad Willett Takes Down Winter Poker Classic Event #8: $250 Hump Day NLH

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

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 #8: $250 Hump Day NLH, 202 entries created a $40,400 prize pool that was paid out to the top 21 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Jonathan Kim (21st - $485), Bridgette Field (20th - $485), Tyler Kolness (13th - $606), Ryan Arnold (11th - $768), and Blake Anderson (10th - $768).

In the end, it was Chad Willett who captured the WPC trophy, along with the first-place $7,231 payday.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Chad Willett$7,231
2Alex Maas$7,231
3Jeremiah Devries$7,231
4David Gonia$3,434
5Wesley Cannon$2,545
6Matthew Morfitt$1,980
7James Walsh$1,495
8Terry Thao$1,172
9William Starr$929

Tags: Alex MaasBlake AndersonChad WillettDavid GoniaJames WalshJeremiah DevriesJonathan KimMatthew MorfittRyan ArnoldTerry ThaoTyler KolnessWesley CannonWilliam Starr

Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Nguyen Wins Race to Drop MSPT Deadwood Champ Steffen

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

Newley crowned MSPT Deadwood Champion Mark Steffen open-jammed for 40,000 and Luke Nguyen called from the small blind.

Mark Steffen: {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Luke Nguyen: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Steffen found himself racing once again with a pair of eights and didn't like the {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop that gave Nguyen a Broadway draw.

The {4-Hearts} that fell on the turn didn't change a thing but the {k-Hearts} river paired Nguyen and eliminated Steffen from tournament.

Luke Nguyen us
Luke Nguyen
us 185,000 25,000
Mark Steffen US
Mark Steffen
US Busted

Tags: Luke NguyenMark Steffen

No Sweat Needed for Wolcyn

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

Mark Steffen raised to 8,000 and action folded to Clint Wolcyn who three-bet jammed for 40,000 from the big blind.

Action was back on Steffen who thought for a few moments and then tossed out the chips for the call.

Clint Wolcyn: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}:
Mark Steffen: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

Wolcyn was racing for his tournament but didn't have a sweat after the dealer dropped a {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} flop giving him Broadway.

The {4-Hearts} turn left Steffen opponent drawing dead and the {5-Diamonds} river secured Wolcyn's double-up.

Clint Wolcyn US
Clint Wolcyn
US 80,000 80,000
Mark Steffen US
Mark Steffen
US 10,000 -40,000

Tags: Clint WolcynMark Steffen