2022 MSPT Riverside

$1,110 Main Event ($500K GTD)
Day: 1b
Event Info

2022 MSPT Riverside

Final Results
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
150,000 / 250,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

$1,110 Main Event ($500K GTD)

Day 1b Completed

Bouaphanh Leuaxay Bags Top Stack After Day 1b of MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event

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

Another full day of action has played to its conclusion at the 2022 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Riverside $1,100 Main Event. The second of three flights drew 382 entries to bring the two-day total thus far to 522 and with that number, the $500K GTD has already been surpassed with one flight remaining.

Of those 382 entries, only 44 players remained when chips went into bags and Bouaphanh Leuaxay found himself atop the counts with a stack of 623,00.

Leuaxay was the only player to bag above 600k while the top five all bagged over 400k; John Schroeder (482,000), Jared Williams (444,000), Cero Zuccarello (443,000), and Jeff Fielder (429,000).

Much like Day 1a, the final level of the night saw an onslaught of casualties, with players such as MSPT Hall of Famer Rob Wazwaz and Matt Morfitt among those to be eliminated before play concluded for the night with chips flying all across the five 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.

Several other familiar players will also be joining the aforementioned five. Two-time MSPT Champ Dan Bekavac (330,000), Darnell Echols (328,000), reigning champ Timothy Gundrum (118,000) and DJ Buckley (83,000) are just a few more of the players to add their names to the Day 2 roster along with the 17 to have already advanced from Day 1a.

Among those not as lucky at the felt included Mikiyo Aoki, MSPT Champ's Jonathan Kim, Josh Reichard, Ken Baime, and Todd Bartlett, with at least a few if not all of them likely to be seen back in action for the final flight.

The final starting flight will get underway tomorrow at 3.00 p.m. Late registration and re-entries will remain open through Level 12 (approximately 11:40 p.m.). PokerNews will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then.

Tags: Bouaphanh LeuaxayCero ZuccarelloDan BekavacDarnell EcholsDJ BuckleyJared WilliamsJeff FielderJohn SchroederJonathan KimJosh ReichardKen BaimeMatt MorfittMikiyo AokiRob WazwazTimothy GundrumTodd Bartlett

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 15 : 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Bouaphanh Leuaxay us
Bouaphanh Leuaxay
623,000 63,000
John Schroeder us
John Schroeder
482,000 82,000
Jared Williams us
Jared Williams
444,000 444,000
Cero Zuccarello us
Cero Zuccarello
443,000 443,000
Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
429,000 6,000
Voytek Glab us
Voytek Glab
416,000 416,000
Martin Kinder us
Martin Kinder
355,000 355,000
Steve Wazwaz us
Steve Wazwaz
339,000 167,000
Dan Bekavac us
Dan Bekavac
330,000 75,000
Darnell Echols us
Darnell Echols
328,000 183,000
Casey Temper us
Casey Temper
279,000 91,000
Jeff Grimes us
Jeff Grimes
268,000 -13,000
Eric Phillips us
Eric Phillips
259,000 -36,000
Tamera Castel us
Tamera Castel
244,000 244,000
Jeremy Calverley us
Jeremy Calverley
238,000 52,000
Craig Welko us
Craig Welko
226,000 -14,000
Arturas Astrauskas lt
Arturas Astrauskas
225,000 225,000
James Gregg us
James Gregg
220,000 41,000
Brad Sailor us
Brad Sailor
215,000 -75,000
Scott Vetter us
Scott Vetter
209,000 209,000
Michael Youngman us
Michael Youngman
204,000 204,000
Kane Collati us
Kane Collati
199,000 199,000
Jerry Siemienas us
Jerry Siemienas
179,000 -41,000
Ken Anderson us
Ken Anderson
173,000 53,000
Brandon Seeley us
Brandon Seeley
170,000 170,000

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Blindert Secures Late Night Double

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

A series of preflop raises saw Luke Blindert defended his big blind against the button bringing a {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop.

Blindert quickly moved all in for 42,000 and his opponent called.

Luke Blindert: {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

Blindert was ahead after pairing his five on the flop and the {j-Hearts} turn followed by the {4-Hearts} river secured his double-up.

Player Chips Progress
Luke Blindert us
Luke Blindert
162,000 57,000

Tags: Luke Blindert

No Ace for Wazwaz; Anderson Triples While Temper Doubles

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

There was three-way all in action preflop between MSPT Hall of Famer Rob Wazwaz from under the gun, Casey Temper from early position and Ken Anderson from the button, with Wazwaz having both players covered.

Ken Anderson: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Casey Temper: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Rob Wazwaz: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

Wazwaz was trailing both pocket pair's and the {k-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} runout didn't change a thing as Anderson scored a 40,000 triple-up while Temper secured 94,000 for himself.

Player Chips Progress
Casey Temper us
Casey Temper
188,000 23,000
Rob Wazwaz us
Rob Wazwaz
140,000 -55,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ken Anderson us
Ken Anderson

Tags: Casey TemperKen AndersonRob Wazwaz

Dietz Sets Up Fielder for Double

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

After losing majority of his stack in a previous hand, George Dietz raised all in for 54,000 from the cutoff and Jeff Fielder looked him up from the big blind.

George Dietz: {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Jeff Fielder: {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

Dietz was ahead with his made hand and improved after the {2-Clubs}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs} flop gave him a set of deuces.

The {4-Clubs} turn left Fielder drawing dead and the {7-Spades} river secured Dietz the double-up.

Player Chips Progress
Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
423,000 104,000
George Dietz us
George Dietz
120,000 -40,000

Tags: Jeff FielderGeorge Dietz

Level: 15

Blinds: 3,000/5,000

Ante: 5,000

Leuaxay Flops the Nuts and Gets Paid

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

After the hijack raised, the cutoff three-bet to 23,000 and only Bouaphanh Leuaxay called from the big blind.

The {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{a-Hearts} board was checked down to the {q-Hearts} river where the cutoff check-called the 50,000 bet from Leuaxay.

Leuaxay quickly showed {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} for the nuts and collected the pot after their opponent mucked their hand.

Player Chips Progress
Bouaphanh Leuaxay us
Bouaphanh Leuaxay
560,000 140,000

Tags: Bouaphanh Leuaxay

Bekavac Gets Big Blind Special, Doubles Through Buell

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

Action folded to Steve Buell who raised to 8,000 from the button only to call the 20,000 three-bet Dan Bekavac tossed out from the big blind.

The {10-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop saw Bekavac continue for 18,000 and Buell called bringing the {j-Clubs} turn.

Bekavac fired out 30,000 and then called off his 186,000 stack after Buell raised all in holding roughly 60,000 more in chips.

Dan Bekavac: {10-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Steve Buell: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Bekavac was ahead after flopping two-pair and was able to fade Buell's double gutter as the {7-Diamonds} river secured his double-up.

Buell was left with just under 60,000 and was eliminated the very next hand.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Bekavac us
Dan Bekavac
445,000 225,000
Steve Buell us
Steve Buell

Tags: Dan BekavacSteve Buell