Live Events 1
$1,600 Main Event
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Highlights

Highlights

$1,600 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Josh Bobrosky Leads 34 Survivors After Day 1a of MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event

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

Day 1a of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,600 Main Event is officially in the books with 275 total entries tallied by night's end.

A full 15 levels were played to completion and when play ended, it was Josh Bobrosky with his stack of 675,000 leading the charge.

Bobrosky was seen stacking chips throughout the day and he never lost steam, gradually gathering chips to end the first starting flight on top of the chip counts.

The race for the top spot was a close one to the finish as Jeff Hill was another player seen throughout the day building a healthy stack but had to settle for second with 513,000.

Rounding out the top five are three other players who finished the day north of 400,000: Rob Wazwaz (474,000), Andrew Rogers (468,000), and Jarod Minghini (420,000).

The field saw some of pokers top pros in action and some others to advance through to Day 2 included MSPT Venetian Champ Landon Tice (380,000), Anton Wigg (359,000), Asher Conniff (340,000), and WSOP bracelet winner Zhi Wu (304,000).

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through the night. Among those to fire and fall in Monday’s flight were Alex Foxen, Thomas Boivin, MSPT Hall of Famer's Kou Vang, and Rich Alsup, along with MSPT Champion 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 Tuesday, October 19th. 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!

Tags: Alex FoxenAnton WiggAsher ConniffChris MoonJarod MinghiniJeff HillKou VangLandon TiceRich AlsupRob WazwazThomas BoivinZhi Wu

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Josh Bobrosky us
Josh Bobrosky
us 675,000 86,000
Jeff Hill us
Jeff Hill
us 513,000 -27,000
Rob Wazwaz us
Rob Wazwaz
us 474,000 119,000
Andrew Rodgers us
Andrew Rodgers
us 468,000 328,000
Jarod Minghini us
Jarod Minghini
us 420,000 -5,000
Landon Tice us
Landon Tice
us 380,000 130,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 359,000 219,000
Asher Conniff us
Asher Conniff
us 340,000 -60,000
Ignacio Moron es
Ignacio Moron
es 334,000 334,000
Tyler Heng us
Tyler Heng
us 311,000 -84,000
Zhi Wu us
Zhi Wu
us 304,000 104,000
Benjamin Underwood ca
Benjamin Underwood
ca 287,000 -13,000
Mehdi Annoshahr
Mehdi Annoshahr
266,000 266,000
Manato Matsuda JP
Manato Matsuda
JP 263,000 263,000
Leonid Sidelkovskiy RU
Leonid Sidelkovskiy
RU 261,000
Anthony Hu us
Anthony Hu
us 240,000 240,000
Benjamin Chalot fr
Benjamin Chalot
fr 207,000 -103,000
Sanket Desai us
Sanket Desai
us 201,000 201,000
Mario Mosböck at
Mario Mosböck
at 189,000 189,000
Joseph Cond US
Joseph Cond
US 156,000 156,000
Fabian Bernhauser at
Fabian Bernhauser
at 142,000 142,000
Matthew Myers US
Matthew Myers
US 139,000 139,000
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
fr 136,000 136,000
Aram Zobian us
Aram Zobian
us 135,000 -50,000
Norman Michalex US
Norman Michalex
US 128,000 128,000

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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. Once completed, players will bag and tag for for the night.

Underwood Rivers Broadway to Eliminate Opponent

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

Benjamin Underwood called his opponents all in preflop bet and the two players tabled their hands.

All-In Player: {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Benjamin Underwood: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Underwood had his opponent dominated until a jack appeared in the window on the {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{j-Spades} flop.

The turn however, came the {k-Diamonds} giving Underwood a Broadway draw and luckily for him, the {q-Hearts} river completed it, eliminating his opponent from the tournament.

Benjamin Underwood ca
Benjamin Underwood
ca 300,000 70,000

Tags: Benjamin Underwood

MSPT Season 12 Race for Player of the Year

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 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
5Daniel SepiolMichigan City, IN2,500
6Jordan CristosLas Vegas, NV2,500
7Ryan DoddRunnemede, NJ2,350
8Saad GhanemBloomington, MN2,300
9Larry WagnerMiddleton, WI2,200
10Francis AndersonPoughkeepsie, NY2,075
Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Heng Building a Stack

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Tyler Heng
Tyler Heng

There were three players that saw a {2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop after an initial raise and the big blind player led out with an all in bet of 45,000.

Tyler Heng called from under the gun while Zhi Wu folded from middle position and the two players revealed their hands.

Tyler Heng: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}

Heng flopped top-pair and was well ahead of his opponent who held a Wheel draw.

Luckily for Heng, the {6-Spades} turn didn't change a thing nor did the {9-Clubs} that completed the board on the river and he eliminated his opponent from the tournament.

Tyler Heng us
Tyler Heng
us 395,000 70,000
Zhi Wu us
Zhi Wu
us 200,000 70,000

Tags: Tyler HengZhi Wu

The Current MSPT All-Time Money List

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Rich Alsup
Rich Alsup

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.

To date, the MSPT has awarded $120,741,370 in prize money.

Here's a look at the current MSPT All-Time Money List:

PlacePlayerMSPT Winnings
1Rich Alsup$789,761
2Pavel Plesuv$681,212
3Michael Soyza$592,137
4Mike Shin$507,898
5Blake Bohn$502,720
6David Levine$499,752
7Thomas Boivin$461,505
8Aaron Johnson$453,638
9Mazen Abdallah$445,000
10Felipe Davila$427,942