Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
Another full day of action has played to its conclusion in the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event. The second of three flights drew 405 entries, bringing the two-day total thus far to 790.
Of those 405 entries, 42 players remained when chips went into bags, and Jason Bral found himself atop the counts with a whopping 757,000.
He was the only player above 700,000 while WSOP bracelet winner Ethan "Rampage Poker" Yau (521,000), and Thomas Eychenne (512,000) were the only other players to make 500,000.
The top five is rounded out by the only other players to make it over 400,000 as Marko Doljevic bagged 457,000 while Nemanja Tatar ended with 401,000.
Much like Day 1a, the final level of the night saw an onslaught of casualties with chips flying all across the remaining tables that led to a lot of players riding roller coasters with their stack sizes.
Several other well-known players to the poker scene will also be joining the aforementioned five. Ken Baime (330,000), Jose Reyes (328,000), WSOP bracelet winner Brett Apter (198,000) and Kevin Garosshen (197,000) are just a few more of the players to add their names to the Day 2 roster along with the 46 to have already advanced from Day 1a.
Among those not as lucky at the felt included Kyna England, MSPT Hall of Famer Jason Seitz, Vinny Pahuja, Ian Matakis, and Andrew Rubinberg, with at least a few if not all of them likely to be seen back in action for tomorrow's final flight.
PokerNews will be back tomorrow to bring you updates on the final flight from start to finish. Until then, take care.
The tournament dealer has just announced the final six hands of the evening.
Mike Hagg open-jammed for 42,000 from middle position and Ethan Yau isolated with a 100,000 three-bet from the button.
Hagg was out in front but had a sweat after the flop gave Yau the nut flush draw.
Both the turn and river were red but luckily for Hagg, they were the wrong suit and he collected the pot.
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 players who have cashed the most this season so far:
|Place||Player||Hometown||Season 12 Cashes|
|1||Cy Church||East Lansing, MI||7|
|2||Jason Crews||Clive, IA||6|
|3||Kyna Engand||Northbrook, IL||6|
|4||Adam Demersseman||San Diego, CA||4|
|5||Saad Ghanem||Bloomington, MN||4|
|6||Terence Reid||Sioux Falls, SD||4|
|7||Gary Hersten||Chicago, IL||4|
|8||Jordan Cristos||Los Angeles, CA||4|
|9||DJ Buckley||Eden Prairie, MN||4|
|10||Tim Garles||Des Moines, IA||4|
Mike Hagg open-jammed under the gun for 51,000 and was called by Nemanja Tatar directly to his left before Jason Bral isolated with a 151,000 three-bet from middle position. Tatar folded leaving the two heads up.
Hagg was racing for his tournament and lucky for him an eight appeared in the window on the flop.
The turn left Bral drawing dead and the river secured Hagg the triple-up.
Action folded to the player in the cutoff who raised to 9,000 only to have Ethan 'Rampage Poker' Yau three-bet to 25,000 from the button.
After the blinds folded, action was back on the initial raiser called and a flop hit the felt.
Yau's opponent check-called all three streets, 18,000 after the flop, 55,000 after the turn and an all in bet of 113,000 after the completed the board on the river.
Yau picked up kings at a perfect time and eliminated his opponent who flopped a top-pair of queens.