2022 MSPT Bally's Black Hawk Casino

$1,110 MSPT Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2022 MSPT Bally's Black Hawk Casino

Final Results
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

$1,110 MSPT Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Michael Monetti Bags Chip Lead on Day 1b of MSPT Black Hawk Main Event

Level 15 : 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Michael Monetti
Michael Monetti

Day 1b of the MSPT Bally’s Black Hawk $1,110 Main Event attracted a field of 229 entries and ended with 27 remaining after just short of 10 hours of play.

Leading the way at the end of the night was Michael Monetti of Littleton, CO who bagged 464,000. Monetti has a second place finish in the MSPT Main Event in Black Hawk from 2017 and his Day 1 was a good start to try and go that deep again. He was spotted with a large stack late in the night and had a slight dip before surging back to the chip lead before the night ended.

Mike Meyer finished second with 413,000 and just behind him in third was Vincent Moscati who bagged 391,000 after a huge late night surge. The well-known tournament grinder caught pocket aces in the final few hands of the night after two players had shoved in front of him and his hand held to score a huge pot. He would then eliminate another player to end the night and move his stack close to the top.

John Compton (374,000) and Sergio Sanchez (356,000) closed out the top five stacks at bagging.

A few other notable players advanced among the surviving 27, including; Jared Ingles, Scott Stewart, Ricardo Eyzaguirre and one of the most successful MSPT players out there in Aaron Johnson.

Since only 12% of the field made the end of the night there were several who hit the rail. Notable busts who are likely to fire again on Day 1c include; Jessica Vierling, Sarah Stefan and Derek McMaster.

The 27 players who survived the day will join the ten survivors from Day 1a on Sunday for Day 2. There will be one more starting flight tomorrow, Day 1c which is expected to be the largest yet and PokerNews will have the coverage as it gets underway at noon local time.

Tags: Aaron JohnsonDerek McMasterJared InglesJessica VierlingJohn ComptonMichael MonettiMike MeyerRicardo EyzaguirreSarah StefanScott StewartSergio SanchezVincent Moscati

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 15 : 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Michael Monetti us
Michael Monetti
464,000 4,000
Mike Meyer us
Mike Meyer
413,000 413,000
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
391,000 65,000
John Compton us
John Compton
374,000 -31,000
Sergio Sanchez us
Sergio Sanchez
356,000 356,000
Brian Leitch us
Brian Leitch
328,000 138,000
Colin Gordon us
Colin Gordon
325,000 -40,000
Chris Gfull us
Chris Gfull
311,000 311,000
Zachary Shitama us
Zachary Shitama
295,000 13,000
Jared Ingles us
Jared Ingles
233,000 83,000
Jason Vanstrom us
Jason Vanstrom
196,000 196,000
Nick Erdos us
Nick Erdos
186,000 186,000
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
184,000 109,000
Aaron Johnson us
Aaron Johnson
179,000 -1,000
Justin Brown us
Justin Brown
175,000 175,000
TJ Murphy us
TJ Murphy
173,000 -10,000
Brady Bullard us
Brady Bullard
172,000 172,000
Ricardo Eyzaguirre us
Ricardo Eyzaguirre
139,000 -76,000
Jeffery Fritz us
Jeffery Fritz
131,000 131,000
John Schoer us
John Schoer
126,000 126,000
Paul Holder us
Paul Holder
102,000 102,000
Ryan Galpern us
Ryan Galpern
100,000 100,000
Andrew Peragallo us
Andrew Peragallo
100,000 100,000
James Callanan us
James Callanan
82,000 82,000
Jorge Mora us
Jorge Mora
81,000 81,000

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End of Play

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

12% of the field has been reached with 36 minutes left in Level 15 as 27 players remain.

Full chip counts and a recap of the days action will follow momentarily.

Late Night Treat For Moscati

Level 15 : 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Vincent Moscati
Vincent Moscati

Vincent Moscati found himself in a dream scenario late in Day 1b as two of his opponents had shoved and he woke up with the {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}. His opponents had the {k-}{j-} and the {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}.

The board would not provide any surprises as it ran out {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Spades}{q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Moscatti gathered the more than double up.

Player Chips Progress
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
326,000 254,000

Tags: Vincent Moscati

Level: 15

Blinds: 3,000/5,000

Ante: 5,000

Monetti Gets Big Value With Set

Level 14 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Michael Monetti
Michael Monetti

Action was picked up on the river as the board read {5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. The pot was a hefty one of about 140,000.

Michael Monetti in middle position bet 90,000 over to his opponent who was on the button. His opponent stewed it over for over a minute before he called.

Monetti showed the {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} for a set which his opponent could not beat to give him the huge pot and move him back up among the chip leaders after a brief dip in the early part of the level.

Player Chips Progress
Michael Monetti us
Michael Monetti
460,000 180,000

Tags: Michael Monetti

Shitama Calls Murphy

Level 14 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

Four players saw the flop come down {8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. Action checked all the way around.

The turn was the {k-Diamonds}. TJ Murphy bet 10,000 from the big blind, Miguel Navarro folded the cutoff, Zachary Shitama called on the button and Michael Monetti pitched his cards from the small blind.

The river came the {10-Clubs}. Murphy led for 30,000 and Shitama quickly called. Murphy had nothing with the {q-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Shitama tabled the winner with the {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}.

Player Chips Progress
Zachary Shitama us
Zachary Shitama
282,000 62,000
Michael Monetti us
Michael Monetti
280,000 -10,000
TJ Murphy us
TJ Murphy
183,000 -101,000
Miguel Navarro us
Miguel Navarro
85,000 -68,000

Tags: Michael MorettiMiguel NavarroTJ MurphyZachary Shitama

Compton Keeps Climbing

Level 14 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

Michael Monetti raised from middle position. John Compton three-bet from the big blind and Monetti called.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Compton led for 37,000. Monetti folded after a couple of moments and sent some of his stack over to Compton in a battle of the big stacks as Compton continued his late-night surge.

Player Chips Progress
John Compton us
John Compton
405,000 149,000
Michael Monetti us
Michael Monetti
290,000 -72,000

Tags: John Compton

Level: 14

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 4,000