Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
Day 1a of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event is officially in the books with 385 total entries tallied by night's end. Those who entered came to play and the action at the tables proved to be eventful from start to finish.
After 15 full levels, it was Adrian Bertini (471,000) leading the pack of 46 by a margin after finishing the night with an exclamation mark. The top five is rounded out by four other players who finished the day north of 300,000: Tony Zharnitsky (394,000), Andrew Moreno (369,000), James Voles (368,000), and Hal Klein (333,000).
Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through the night. Among those to fire and fall in Tuesday’s flight were WSOP bracelet winner's Robert Mitchell, Brett Apter, and Michael Wang, along with MSPT Champion's Bob Whalen, and Chris Moon were just a few who took their shot at a bag on Day 1a only to come up short. All who have yet to advance will have two more starting flights for further attempts.
Day 1b will get underway at 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Late registration and re-entries will remain open through Level 9 (approximately 6:40 p.m.). PokerNews will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then
The tournament director has just announced the final six hands of the evening.
Action folded to John Misirian who raised on the button, Noam Fater called from the small blind as did Grant Giftwood from the big blind.
Once the flop hit the felt, Fater jammed for 25,000 and Misirian called after Giftwood folded.
Fater didn't like seeing that Misirian paired his nine after having him dominated and the turn wasn't any help.
Fater needed a jack to stay alive but the river ended his tournament.
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:
|Place||Player||Hometown||Season 12 Points|
|1||Cy Church||East Lancing, MI||3,925|
|2||Jason Crews||Clive, Iowa||3,075|
|3||Kyna England||Northbrook, Illinois||2,850|
|4||Taylor Howard||Altoona, IA||2,733|
|5||Daniel Sepiol||Michigan City, IN||2,500|
|6||Jordan Cristos||Las Vegas, NV||2,500|
|6||Saad Ghanem||Bloomington, MN||2,300|
|7||Larry Wagner||Middleton, WI||2,200|
|8||Francis Anderson||Poughkeepsie, NY||2,075|
|9||Chance Kornuth||Las Vegas, NV||2,000|
While the details of the pot are unknown, Jared Griener just doubled through Andy Rubinberg for roughly 90,000 holding against on a board.
Action on the table folded to Las Vegas local Mike Bailey who raised to 8,000 from the cutoff and the big blind defended.
The flop saw Bailey's opponent check-call his 10,000 continuation bet while both players checked the turn. After the completed the board on the river, Bailey's opponent check-folded after he fired out a 17,000 bet.
A player from middle position open-jammed for 40,000 and David Yokoyama isolated from late position.
Yokoyama was ahead with his made hand and the paired flop didn't change a thing.
The turn was a pleasant sight for Yokoyama as it gave him a full house, leaving his opponent drawing dead to the .