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MSPT Canterbury Park $1,110 Main Event
Days:
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Highlights

Highlights

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

Chris Nelson Leads 71 Survivors After Day 1c of MSPT Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event

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

Day 1c of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event attracted 367 runners, which along with 1s’ 241 and 1b’s 324 brought the total field up to 1,042 entries.

The massive field generated a 1,009,240 prize pool that and the top 108 players will get paid a minimum of $2,119, while the eventual winner will walk away with a $186,709 first-place prize.

At the end of the third and final flight, 71 players bagged and tagged with Minnesota native Chris Nelson and his stack of 417,000 leading the way.

Others to bag big stacks where Aaron Frommgen (424,000), Todd Fisher (386,000), Chris Orvis (345,000), and MSPT Hall of Famer Blake Bohn (336,000), who round out the top five.

They were joined by WSOP bracelet winner Ron McMillen (301,000), MSPT Black Hawk Main Event champ Steve Wilkie (287,000), Kyna England (285,000), MSPT Majestic Star Main Event champ John Sun (255,000), and Sarah Stefan (226,000).

Among those to see their night end on Day 1c were MSPT Hall of Famer's Aaron Johnson, Jason Seitz and Rich Alsup, two-time Minnesota Magazine Player of the Year Saad Ghanem, and local players Tom Stambaugh, Mike Lovelace, and Todd Melander.

The surviving players from all three flights – of which there are 108 (28 from Day 1a, 45 from 1b, and 71 from 1c) – will return at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday, December 12th to play down to a winner.

MSPT Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event Payouts

PlacePrizeMSPT POY Points
1$1867091,900
2$115,0531,700
3$85,7851,600
4$63,5821,500
5$48,4441,400
6$37,3421,300
7$29,2681,200
8$22,2031,100
9$18,1661,000
10-12$14,129900
13-15$12,111800
16-18$9,891700
19-21$8,276600
22-24$6,863500
25-27$5,753450
28-36$4,441400
37-45$3,431350
46-54$3,129300
55-63$2,828250
64-72$2,624200
73-81$2,523150
82-90$2,422100
91-99$2,22075
100-108$2,11950

PokerNews will capture all the action until a winner is crowned so make sure to come back!

Tags: Aaron FrommgenAaron JohnsonBlake BohnChris NelsonChris OrvisJason SeitzJohn SunKyna EnglandMike LovelaceRich AlsupRon McMillenSaad GhanemSarah StefanSteve WilkieTodd FisherTodd MelanderTom Stambaugh

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

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Chris Nelson us
Chris Nelson
us 438,000 153,000
Aaron Frommgen US
Aaron Frommgen
US 424,000 104,000
Todd Fisher us
Todd Fisher
us 386,000 386,000
Chris Orvis US
Chris Orvis
US 345,000 154,000
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
us 336,000 36,000
Frank Lucero US
Frank Lucero
US 313,000 -37,000
Ron McMillen us
Ron McMillen
us 301,000 301,000
Steve Wilkie gb
Steve Wilkie
gb 287,000
Ryan Weeks us
Ryan Weeks
us 286,000 286,000
Kyna England us
Kyna England
us 285,000 -28,000
Kenneth Johnson us
Kenneth Johnson
us 284,000 -16,000
Matthew Hamilton US
Matthew Hamilton
US 273,000 163,000
Chris Nuthak us
Chris Nuthak
us 261,000 31,000
John Sun us
John Sun
us 255,000 175,000
Mike Morris US
Mike Morris
US 245,000 148,000
Jonathan Kim us
Jonathan Kim
us 236,000 -9,000
Ty Johnson us
Ty Johnson
us 227,000 107,000
Sarah Stefan us
Sarah Stefan
us 226,000 66,000
Harold Brenden us
Harold Brenden
us 224,000 224,000
Daniel Lehmann us
Daniel Lehmann
us 207,000 207,000
Jimmy Dennis us
Jimmy Dennis
us 203,000 203,000
Derek Stay us
Derek Stay
us 194,000 194,000
Justin Coliny us
Justin Coliny
us 188,000 188,000
Andy Tran us
Andy Tran
us 186,000 -94,000
Jeff Elseman us
Jeff Elseman
us 186,000 186,000

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Final Four Hands

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

The tournament director has just announced the final four hands of the evening.

MSPT Season 12 Race for Player of the Year

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

Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 12 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 point leaders of this season:

PlacePlayerHometownSeason 12 Points
1Cy ChurchEast Lancing, MI3,925
2Taylor HowardAltoona, IA3,633
3Jason CrewsClive, Iowa3,075
4Kyna EnglandNorthbrook, Illinois2,850
5Gediminas UselisLithuania2,550
6Daniel SepiolMichigan City, IN2,500
7Jordan CristosLas Vegas, NV2,500
8Ryan DoddRunnemede, NJ2,450
9Saad GhanemBloomington, MN2,300
10Larry WagnerMiddleton, WI2,200

A Look at the Winter 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

Prize Pool Information Released

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

The $1,110 MSPT Canterbury Main Event attracted a total of 1,042 entries through three starting flights and blew past the $400,000 GTD by more than double and generated a 1,009,240 prize pool.

A total of 108 places will be paid a minimum of $2,119, while the winner of the event will take home $186,709 along with the coveted MSPT Winter Poker Classic Main Event trophy.

MSPT Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event Payouts

PlacePrizeMSPT POY Points
1$186,7091,900
2$115,0531,700
3$85,7851,600
4$63,5821,500
5$48,4441,400
6$37,3421,300
7$29,2681,200
8$22,2031,100
9$18,1661,000
10-12$14,129900
13-15$12,111800
16-18$9,891700
19-21$8,276600
22-24$6,863500
25-27$5,753450
28-36$4,441400
37-45$3,431350
46-54$3,129300
55-63$2,828250
64-72$2,624200
73-81$2,523150
82-90$2,422100
91-99$2,22075
100-108$2,11950
Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

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

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