$1,110 South Dakota State Championship
Days:
1a1b2
$1,110 South Dakota State Championship
Day 1b Completed

Kohner Bags Day 1b Chip Lead, Cannon, Mireles, Buckley Among 37 Survivors

MikePatrick • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ron Kohner
Ron Kohner

Ron Kohner of Peoria, Arizona bagged up the biggest stack of Day 1b with 532,000 chips to lead the pack of 37 from Day 1b of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) South Dakota State Poker Championship.

Those 37 will join the 29 survivors from Day 1a for a final field of 66 that will be competing Sunday at the Silverado-Franklin Hotel and Gaming Complex for the huge $105,204 first prize and the iconic six-shooter trophy.

When the smoke cleared from a wild pair of opening flights, 506 entries had created a massive prize pool of $489,320, nearly quintupling the $100,000 guarantee.

South Dakota State Championship Main Event Day 1a Top Ten Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNT
1Ron KohnerUnited States532,000
2Wesley CannonUnited States377,000
3Michael WilliamsUnited States313,000
4John SchroerUnited States275,000
5Sergio MirelesUnited States263,000
6Cash HepperUnited States257,000
7Jim MichaelisUnited States252,000
8Terence ReidUnited States246,000
9Zane ReisUnited States238,000
10Shane SteinhourUnited States224,000

Several MSPT stalwarts also advanced through the field of 260 entries, as Wesley Cannon (377,000) found the second biggest bag of the day, while 2019 Champion Sergio Mireles (263,000), DJ Buckley (207,000), and 2019 runner-up Michael Campbell (165,000) also advanced with healthy stacks.

MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship Payouts

PlacePrizeMSPT POY Points
1$105,2041,600
2$64,6391,400
3$46,5831,300
4$35,2311,200
5$26,4231,100
6$20,0621,000
7$15,658900
8$12,233800
9$9,297700
10-12$7,340600
13-15$5,872500
16-18$4,893400
19-21$4,453300
22-24$3,768200
25-27$3,278150
28-36$2,642100
37-45$2,39875
46-54$2,20250

The final 66 will return Sunday at 11 am to battle down to a winner, with the action starting midway through Level 15 with 19 minutes and 16 seconds remaining in the 3,000/5,000/5,000 level, as this was the point of Friday’s hard stop at the end of Day 1a.

Keep it locked onto PokerNews as we bring you all the action until a champion is crowned Sunday night here in historic Deadwood, South Dakota.

Tags: Cash HepperDJ BuckleyJim MichaelisMichael CampbellMichael WilliamsRon KohnerSergio MirelesTerence ReidWesley CannonZane Reis

MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship Day 2 Seat Draw

MikePatrick • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
61Mike Nisselius85,00017
62Joshua Kieval213,00042
63Mark Dufner78,00015
64Billy Etherington182,00036
65Rick Wells81,00016
66John McGriff158,00031
67Ron Kohner532,000106
68Arlie Brandvold216,00043
69Alex Smith94,00018
     
71Claire Putnam108,00021
72Mike Estes210,00040
73Jim Michaelis252,00050
74Jeff Sampson82,00016
75Shane Snellgrove101,00020
76Peter Asmuth354,00070
77Weston Wells203,00040
78Jeff Heiberg269,00053
79Lee Hurst162,00032
     
81Patricia Baumann64,00012
82Michael Williams313,00062
83Josh Santi213,00042
84Mo Nuwwarah301,00060
85John Schroer275,00055
86Carey Yoder170,00034
87Eric Eelkema169,00033
88Wesley Cannon377,00075
     
91Andrew Hilleren92,00018
92Henry Gingerich230,00046
93Cody Olson108,00021
94Harold Brenden116,00023
95Sergio Mireles263,00052
96Casey Carter35,0007
97Shane Steinhour224,00044
98Dave Sanderson151,00030
     
101Joe Grone169,00033
102Mike Wilkinson179,00035
103Leroy Stuen319,00063
104John Cap92,00018
105Andrew Atchison61,00012
106Kevin Sickels120,00024
107Dave Word288,00057
108DJ Buckley207,00041
     
111Phil Mader79,00015
113Cash Hepper257,00051
114Michael Campbell165,00033
115Rick Lutt179,00035
116Patrick Rachow321,00064
116David Herdt106,00021
117Terry Wolthuis133,00026
118Matt Kirby424,00084
     
121David Beadle42,0008
122Terence Reid246,00049
123Angel Hamm50,00010
124Bret Hamm110,00022
125Josh Reichard425,00085
126Dave Ouellette74,00014
127Steven Sample90,00018
128Kevin Ellis417,00083
     
131Mark Ihringer121,00024
132Nate Dennis200,00040
133Gerald Cunniff649,000129
134Zane Reis238,00047
135Alan Curl129,00025
136John Tieszen71,00014
137Alex Wheeler64,00012
138Robert Thompson91,00018

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

MikePatrick • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ron Kohner US
Ron Kohner
US 532,000 -78,000
Wesley Cannon us
Wesley Cannon
us 377,000 -37,000
Michael Williams us
Michael Williams
us 313,000 3,000
John Schroer us
John Schroer
us 275,000 200,000
Sergio Mireles us
Sergio Mireles
us 263,000 -32,000
Cash Hepper us
Cash Hepper
us 257,000 -43,000
Jim Michaelis US
Jim Michaelis
US 252,000 -33,000
Terence Reid us
Terence Reid
us 246,000 41,000
Zane Reis US
Zane Reis
US 238,000 133,000
Shane Steinhour US
Shane Steinhour
US 224,000 89,000
Arlie Brandvold us
Arlie Brandvold
us 216,000 2,000
Josh Santi US
Josh Santi
US 213,000 38,000
DJ Buckley us
DJ Buckley
us 207,000 56,000
Weston Wells us
Weston Wells
us 203,000 58,000
Billy Etherington US
Billy Etherington
US 182,000 52,000
Mike Wilkinson US
Mike Wilkinson
US 179,000 64,000
Carey Yoder US
Carey Yoder
US 170,000
Michael Campbell us
Michael Campbell
us 165,000 25,000
Lee Hurst US
Lee Hurst
US 162,000 102,000
John McGriff US
John McGriff
US 158,000 8,000
Dave Sanderson us
Dave Sanderson
us 151,000 57,000
Mark Ihringer US
Mark Ihringer
US 121,000 -24,000
Kevin Sickels us
Kevin Sickels
us 120,000 -73,000
Harold Brenden us
Harold Brenden
us 116,000
Bret Hamm US
Bret Hamm
US 110,000 15,000

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37 Players Advance to Day 2

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

Day 1b has come to an end with 37 players joining the 29 survivors from Day 1a.

The final 66 players will return to the Silverado poker room at 11 am local time Sunday with 54 of them making the money.

Stay tuned for final chip counts and a recap of the day's action.

Two Late Eliminations

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

Ryan Thorson and Mike Nisselius have been eliminated just shy of making Day 2.

37 players remain as the final couple of hands are played.

Mike Nisselius US
Mike Nisselius
US Busted
Ryan Thorson us
Ryan Thorson
us Busted

Big Stack Violence!

MikePatrick • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ron Kohner
Ron Kohner

The two biggest stacks in the room just got involved in a huge pot that has solidified Ron Kohner's chip lead as the end of night approaches.

With over 100,000 in the pot on the river with the board reading {3-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, Michael Williams checked to Kohner, who bet 20,000. Williams then check-raised to 65,000 and was snap-called by Kohner.

Williams showed {a-Spades}{j-Spades} for a bluff with a missed flush draw and Kohner turned over {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for winning trip nines.

With the win, Kohner climbs over 600,000 as the final four hands of the night are being played before the remaining players bag up for Day 2.

Ron Kohner US
Ron Kohner
US 610,000 90,000
Michael Williams us
Michael Williams
us 310,000 -35,000

Tags: Michael WilliamsRon Kohner

Final Four Table Chip Counts (full)

MikePatrick • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ron Kohner US
Ron Kohner
US 520,000 76,000
Wesley Cannon us
Wesley Cannon
us 414,000 273,500
Michael Williams us
Michael Williams
us 345,000
Cash Hepper us
Cash Hepper
us 300,000 -85,000
Sergio Mireles us
Sergio Mireles
us 295,000 100,000
Jim Michaelis US
Jim Michaelis
US 285,000 157,000
Rudy Stanko US
Rudy Stanko
US 220,000 -29,500
Arlie Brandvold us
Arlie Brandvold
us 214,000 126,000
Terence Reid us
Terence Reid
us 205,000 -5,000
Kevin Sickels us
Kevin Sickels
us 193,000 65,000
Josh Santi US
Josh Santi
US 175,000 -19,000
Shane Snellgrove us
Shane Snellgrove
us 160,000 -35,000
DJ Buckley us
DJ Buckley
us 151,000 19,000
John McGriff US
John McGriff
US 150,000 30,000
Harold Brendan us
Harold Brendan
us 145,000
Mark Ihringer US
Mark Ihringer
US 145,000 5,000
Weston Wells us
Weston Wells
us 145,000 -61,500
Michael Campbell us
Michael Campbell
us 140,000
Shane Steinhour US
Shane Steinhour
US 135,000
David Herdt US
David Herdt
US 133,000
Billy Etherington US
Billy Etherington
US 130,000 15,000
Steven Sample us
Steven Sample
us 117,000
John Tieszen us
John Tieszen
us 115,000 -92,000
Claire Putnam us
Claire Putnam
us 115,000 20,000
Mike Wilkinson US
Mike Wilkinson
US 115,000 -46,000

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Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Payouts and Prize Pool

MikePatrick • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

506 entrants have created a prize pool of $489,320 with 54 players getting paid at least $2,202.

The winner will receive $105,204.

PlacePrizeMSPT POY Points
1$105,2041,600
2$64,6391,400
3$46,5831,300
4$35,2311,200
5$26,4231,100
6$20,0621,000
7$15,658900
8$12,233800
9$9,297700
10-12$7,340600
13-15$5,872500
16-18$4,893400
19-21$4,453300
22-24$3,768200
25-27$3,278150
28-36$2,642100
37-45$2,39875
46-54$2,20250