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$1,600 Main Event



$1,600 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Kyrylo Kobzyev Bags Top Stack After Day 1b of MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event

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

Another full day of action has played to its conclusion at the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,600 Main Event. The second of three flights drew 435 total entries bringing the two-day total thus far to 710 entries.

Of those 435 total entries, only players remained when chips went into bags and Kyrylo Kobzyev found himself atop the counts with a whopping 834,000. He was the only player north of 800,000 while Andrew Hedley (614,000), and Kyriakos Papadopoulos (603,00) were the only other players to make it over 600k.

A handful of players eclipsed the 400k mark with Kyle Goodman (516,000), and Jon Gottlieb (489,000) rounds out the top five stacks.

Much like Day 1a, the final level of the night saw an onslaught of casualties with chips flying all across the 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.

One player that rode the late-night wave was Victor Canaple who flopped a lucky set to end the night just outside the top five (476,00).

Several other well-known players to the poker scene will also be joining the aforementioned five. Alexandre Reard (411,000), Scott Stewart (359,000), Ryan Dodd (305,000), MSPT Battle Creek Champion Mike Shanahan (286,000), and MSPT Hall of Famer Rich Alsup (251,000) are just a few more of the players to add their names to the Day 2 roster along with the 34 to have already advanced from Day 1a.

Among those not as lucky at the felt included Kyna England, MSPT Champion [bAngelina Rich[/b], Alex Foxen, along with WSOP bracelet winner's Anthony Spinella, and Joey Weissman, with at least a few if not all of them likely to be seen back in action for the final flight.

Play will resume Wednesday at 11:10 a.m. for Day 1c so keep it here at PokerNews for updates as all the action unfolds.

Tags: Alex FoxenAlexandre ReardAndrew HedleyAnthony SpinellaJoey WeissmanJon GottliebKyle GoodmanKyna EnglandKyriakos PapadopoulosKyrylo KobzyevMike ShanahanRich AlsupRyan DoddScott StewartVictor Canaple

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Kyrylo Kobzyev us
Kyrylo Kobzyev
us 834,000 9,000
Andrew Hedley gb
Andrew Hedley
gb 614,000 314,000
Kyriakos Papadopoulos gr
Kyriakos Papadopoulos
gr 603,000 43,000
Kyle Goodman us
Kyle Goodman
us 516,000 96,000
Jon Gottlieb us
Jon Gottlieb
us 489,000 -11,000
Victor Canaple fr
Victor Canaple
fr 476,000 16,000
George Tomescu ro
George Tomescu
ro 474,000 474,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 411,000 288,000
Elvis Toomas us
Elvis Toomas
us 394,000 394,000
Alexander Greenblatt us
Alexander Greenblatt
us 374,000 149,000
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
us 359,000 174,000
Ivan Zhechev bg
Ivan Zhechev
bg 350,000 350,000
Luciano Hollanda br
Luciano Hollanda
br 340,000 -125,000
Sasha Sabbaghian us
Sasha Sabbaghian
us 316,000 231,000
David McGowan us
David McGowan
us 311,000
Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 309,000 309,000
Mats Ullereng no
Mats Ullereng
no 307,000 307,000
Ryan Dodd us
Ryan Dodd
us 305,000 105,000
Mike Shanahan us
Mike Shanahan
us 286,000 286,000
Fabian Gumz de
Fabian Gumz
de 285,000 285,000
Roman Hrabec cz
Roman Hrabec
cz 261,000 261,000
Klemens Roiter at
Klemens Roiter
at 261,000 261,000
Rich Alsup us
Rich Alsup
us 251,000 -14,000
Alan Snow us
Alan Snow
us 228,000 228,000
Stanley Lee us
Stanley Lee
us 218,000 46,000

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Final Six Hands

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

The tournament dealer has just announced the final six hands of the evening.

Canaple Sets Up Late Night Double; Eliminates Kenney in the Process

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

There was three-way all in action preflop between Victor Canaple from middle position (194,000), Ebony Kenny from the button (40,000) and the big blind player who had both players covered.

Ebony Kenney: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}
Victor Canaple: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Big Blind Player: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

Both Kenney and Canaple were trailing their opponent until the {10-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop hit the felt giving Canaple top set.

The {q-Hearts} came on the turn giving Canaple a sweat as the big blind player added a Broadway draw but the {4-Spades} completed the boar don the river securing his double-up while Kenney was eliminated from the tournament.

Victor Canaple fr
Victor Canaple
fr 460,000 365,000
Ebony Kenney us
Ebony Kenney
us Busted

Tags: Ebony KenneyVictor Canaple

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
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

Hollanda Adds to Chip Stack

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Luciano Hollanda
Luciano Hollanda

The hijack player raised to 9,000 only to call the 33,000 three-bet Luciano Hollanda made from the small blind.

The {3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts} flop saw Hollanda continue for 22,000 and his opponent called bringing the {j-Hearts} turn.

Hollanda continued with his aggression and fired out a 60,000 bet. Hollanda's opponent thought for a few moments then mucked their hand giving Holland the pot.

Luciano Hollanda br
Luciano Hollanda
br 465,000 165,000

Tags: Luciano Hollanda

Dodd Applies the Pressure

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Ryan Dodd
Ryan Dodd

Ryan Dodd raised from under the gun and the the big blind player defended, bringing action heads-up to the {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} flop.

Dodd's opponent check-called his 7,000 continuation bet and then did the same for 19,000 after the {j-Hearts} fell on the turn.

After the {a-Clubs} completed the board on the river, action was checked to Dodd once again and he fired out what looked to be a healthy 63,000 bet.

Dodd's opponent looked at him puzzled and after a few moments, they released their hand giving the pot to Dodd.

Ryan Dodd us
Ryan Dodd
us 200,000 35,000

Tags: Ryan Dodd