MSPT Grand Falls $360 Regional Event

MSPT Grand Falls $360 Regional Event
Days: 1b
Event Info

MSPT Grand Falls $360 Regional Event

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
250,000 / 500,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

MSPT Grand Falls $360 Regional Event

Day 1b Completed

Justin Rustvold Bags Chip Lead for Day 1b as 38 Players Advance

Level 15 : 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Justin Rustvold
Justin Rustvold

Another full day of action has played to its conclusion at the 2021 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Grand Falls Casino $360 Regional Event. The second of three flights drew 261 entries to bring the two-day total thus far to 449 and with that number, the $50K GTD has already been more than doubled with one flight remaining.

Of those 261 entries, 38 players remained when chips went into bags and Justin Rustvold found himself atop the counts with a stack of 404,000. He was the only player above 400,000, but found four players hot on his heels with Taylor Howard (388,000), Mark Fink (376,000), Josh Nieman (350,000), and Curtis Vierstraete (342,000) rounding out the top five.

Much like Day 1a, the final level of the night saw an onslaught of casualties, with players such as Bryan Skreens and Bob Van Syckle among those to be eliminated before play concluded for the night with chips flying all across the five 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 familiar players will also be joining the aforementioned five. Jeff Grimes (228,000), David Hengen (193,000), Cy Church (137,000) and Alex Winter (79,000) are just a few more of the players to add their names to the Day 2 roster along with the 23 to have already advanced from Day 1a.

Among those not as lucky at the felt included Matt Alexander, Jonathan Kim, Bridgette Field, 2018 champ Ryan Skluzak, and defending champ Swadeep Mishra, with at least a few if not all of them likely to be seen back in action for the final flight.

H=1]MSPT Grand Falls Remaining Schedule[/H]

DateTime (CDT)TournamentChipsLocation
Saturday, March 2010 a.m.$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $50K GTD Day 1c10,000Event Center
Saturday, March 202:30 p.m.Event #3: $360 Regional Day 1c25,000Event Center
Sunday, March 2112 p.m.Event #3: $360 Regional Day 2 Finale-Event Center

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Play will resume Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for Day 1c so keep it here at PokerNews for updates as all the action unfolds.

Tags: Alex WinterBob Van SyckleBridgette FieldBryan SkreensCurtis VierstraeteCy ChurchDavid HengenJeff GrimesJonathan KimJustin RustvoldMark FinkMatt AlexanderRyan SkluzakSwadeep MishraTaylor Howard

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 15 : 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Justin Rustvold us
Justin Rustvold
404,000 184,000
Taylor Howard us
Taylor Howard
388,000 217,100
Mark Fink us
Mark Fink
376,000 210,700
Josh Nieman us
Josh Nieman
350,000 193,100
Curtis Vierstraete us
Curtis Vierstraete
342,000 57,000
Dennis Wood us
Dennis Wood
Jeremy Ferguson us
Jeremy Ferguson
Lawrence Vigil us
Lawrence Vigil
259,000 23,200
Harold Brenden us
Harold Brenden
Jeff Grimes us
Jeff Grimes
228,000 117,200
Jeff Paulson us
Jeff Paulson
216,000 26,300
Zarren Egesdal us
Zarren Egesdal
Andrew Henning us
Andrew Henning
208,000 -7,400
Shane Fuller us
Shane Fuller
David Hengen us
David Hengen
193,000 26,500
Zachary Graydon us
Zachary Graydon
Travis Gant us
Travis Gant
Karl Wilde us
Karl Wilde
Cy Church us
Cy Church
137,000 40,500
Dan Dykhouse us
Dan Dykhouse
136,000 26,000
Douglas Roder us
Douglas Roder
Alex Klatte us
Alex Klatte
Eric Atchison us
Eric Atchison
Masaki Oua us
Masaki Oua
Erik Glenistor us
Erik Glenistor

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Vigil Flops a Set and Sends Two Players Packing

Level 15 : 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Lawrence Vigil
Lawrence Vigil

Mark Larson opened for 16,000 from early position, the player seated next to him three-bet all in for 30,000 and Lawrence Vigil called from late position.

Action folded back around to Mark Larson who came over the top for roughly 60,000 and Vigil called putting both players at risk.

Mark Larson: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
All-In Player: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Lawrence Vigil: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

Each player woke up with premium hands but it was Vigil who took the lead after a nine appeared in the window and the {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{j-Clubs} runout secured him the double elimination.

Player Chips Progress
Lawrence Vigil us
Lawrence Vigil
235,800 93,500
Mark Larson us
Mark Larson

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

Blinds: 3,000/5,000

Ante: 5,000

Riley Finds a Third Snowman to Eliminate Field

Level 14 : 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Lorri Riley
Lorri Riley

Bridgette Field open-jammed from early position and action folded around to Lorri Riley who called from the big blind.

Lorri Riley: {8-}{8-}
Bridgette Field: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Field was racing for her tournament life and pulled ahead after the {3-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop paired her jack.

The {q-Diamonds} turn made things interesting as Riley picked up more outs with a gutshot straight draw, but it was the {8-Hearts} river that secured the pot for her and eliminated Filed from the tournament.

Player Chips Progress
Lorri Riley us
Lorri Riley
Bridgette Field us
Bridgette Field

Tags: Bridgette FieldLorri Riley

Hengen Catches a Lucky Ace

Level 14 : 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
David Henegen
David Henegen

David Hengen opened for 10,000 from late position and found two callers bringing about the {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop.

Action was checked to Henegen who continued for 20,000 and the cutoff player raised all in for roughly 65,000. The big blind player folded while Henegen called and the two players tabled their hands.

David Hengen: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Opponent: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

Henegen was out-flopped by his opponent and the {10-Hearts} turn didn't change a thing. Luckily for Henegen, his good karma came on the river when the {a-Diamonds} fell and secured him the pot.

Player Chips Progress
David Hengen us
David Hengen

Tags: David Hengen

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Level 14 : 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Grand Falls Betfred Sportsbook
Grand Falls Betfred Sportsbook

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