$1,110 MSPT Main Event
$1,110 MSPT Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Jeremy Dresch Bags Top Stack as 33 Players Survive After Day 1b of MSPT Running Aces $1,100 Main Event

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

Another full day of action has played to its conclusion at the 2022 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Running Aces $1,100 Main Event.

The second of three flights drew 282 entries to bring the two-day total thus far to 507 and with that number, the $300K GTD has already been surpassed with one flight remaining.

Of those 282 entries, 33 players remained when chips went into bags and 2016 MSPT Running Aces champ Jeremy Dresch found himself atop the counts with a stack of 680,000.

Dresch was the only player above to bag north of 600,000 this flight, while the top stacks are rounded out by five other players who finished the day north of 300,000: Clint Leitheiser (385,000), Dan Warner (360,000), Brandon Kelzenberg (356,000), Derek Stay (348,000), and Marius Toderici (341,000).

Much like Day 1a, the final level of the night saw an onslaught of casualties, with players such as Greg Kukowski and Jeff Fielder 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 top stacks. Tim Garles (295,000), Angela Jordison (248,000), two-time MSPT champ Taylor Howard (241,000), three-time MSPT champ Matt Kirby (227,000), and defending champ Jeffrey Birt (120,000), are just a few more of the players to add their names to the Day 2 roster along with the 25 to have already advanced from Day 1a.

Among those not as lucky at the felt included MSPT Hall of Famer's Jason Seitz, Pat Steele & Blake Bohn, along with MSPT Champ's Steve Wilkie, Josh Reichard, and Dan "DQ" Hendrickson, with at least a few if not all of them likely to be seen back in action for the final flight.

Day 1c will get underway at Noon on Saturday, April 9th. Late registration and re-entries will remain open through Level 12 (approximately 9:10 p.m.) PokerNews will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then.

MSPT Showdown Series Remaining Schedule

DateTime (CDT)TournamentLate RegGTD Prize PoolStarting StackBlind Levels
Saturday, April 099:00 a.m.$265 Turbo Ironman Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to MSPT MainNoon-15,00020
 NoonEvent #9: $1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 1c11:40 p.m.$300,00025,00040
 7:00 p.m.$135 Nightly NLH9:10 p.m.$5,00012,00020
Sunday, April 1011:00 a.m.$1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 2-   
 NoonEvent #10: $250 Last Chance NLH3:00 p.m.$10,00015,00020
 3:00 p.m.$135 Last Dance NLH5:10 p.m.$3,00012,00020

Tags: Angela JordisonBlake BohnBrandon KelzenbergClint LeitheiserDan WarnerDerek StayGreg KukowskiJason SeitzJeffrey BirtJosh ReichardMarius TodericiMatt KirbyPat SteeleRunning AcesSteve WilkieTaylor HowardTim GarlesTurbo Ironman Satellite

End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Jeremy Dresch us
Jeremy Dresch
us 680,000 120,000
Clint Leitheiser us
Clint Leitheiser
us 385,000 60,000
Dan Warner us
Dan Warner
us 360,000
Brandon Kelzenberg US
Brandon Kelzenberg
US 356,000 196,000
Derek Stay us
Derek Stay
us 348,000
Marius Toderici us
Marius Toderici
us 341,000
Clayton Warner us
Clayton Warner
us 295,000
Tim Garles us
Tim Garles
us 295,000 80,000
Michael Williams us
Michael Williams
us 277,000
Angela Jordison us
Angela Jordison
us 248,000 28,000
Taylor Howard us
Taylor Howard
us 241,000 63,000
John Pierce us
John Pierce
us 238,000
Matt Kirby us
Matt Kirby
us 227,000 77,000
Chan Pelton us
Chan Pelton
us 225,000 144,000
Sean Giere us
Sean Giere
us 217,000
Ben Hanson us
Ben Hanson
us 197,000 27,000
Vic Peppe us
Vic Peppe
us 195,000 -12,000
Tanya Payne US
Tanya Payne
US 171,000 -89,000
Jim Kangas US
Jim Kangas
US 168,000 8,000
Nicholas Hammarstrom US
Nicholas Hammarstrom
US 166,000 -34,000
Matt Alexander us
Matt Alexander
us 161,000 11,000
Paul Carney us
Paul Carney
us 156,000 6,000
Joe Matheson us
Joe Matheson
us 140,000 20,000
Jon McNee US
Jon McNee
US 129,000
Jeffrey Birt US
Jeffrey Birt
US 120,000 57,000

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Hard Stop Reached, Play Has Concluded

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

With 14:13 remaining in the final level, the hard stop of 33 players has been reached and play has concluded.

End-of-day chip counts and recap will follow.

A Look at the Showdown Series Winners Thus Far

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $360 MSPT Mystery Bounty1,197$239,400 prize pool + $118,950 in bountiesBeile Li$25,588
Event #2: $250 Sunday Feast NLH251$50,200Shane Nelson$8,585
Event #3: $185 2-Day Deep Stack NLH443$64,235Blake Holmes$10,424
Event #4: $250 Seniors (50+)168$33,600Michael Winter$5,107
Event #5: $250 Turbo Super Stack NLH--David Ehike$3,361
Event #6: $250 Pot-Limit Omaha138$27,600Spencer Broberg$4,663
Event #7: $300 MSPT Tag Team ($150/player)280$32,200Nate Rieck & Ryan Milleland$9,016
Event #8: $250 Hump Day NLH128$25,600Nicholas Lagos$6,196

Hammarstrom Doubles Through Hanson with Rockets

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

Ben Hanson opened for 13,000 from under the gun and only Nicholas Hammarstrom called sitting directly to his left.

The {6-Spades}{2-Clubs}{k-Clubs} flop saw Hanson continue for 18,000 and Hammarstrom raised all in for 64,000.

Hanson thought briefly and then called after getting a confirmed amount.

Nicholas Hammarstrom: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Ben Hanson: {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Hanson flopped top pair but was trailing Hammarstrom's pocket aces and neither the {10-Clubs} turn nor the {9-Spades} river changed a thing as Hammarstrom collected his double-up.

Nicholas Hammarstrom US
Nicholas Hammarstrom
US 200,000 200,000
Ben Hanson us
Ben Hanson
us 170,000 -40,000

Tags: Ben HansonNicholas Hammarstrom

A Look at the MSPT Hall of Fame

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

The MSPT Hall of Fame, established in 2017, is proud to recognize those individuals who have shown superior skill and achieved specific long-term accomplishments.

The criteria to earn a spot on the MSPT Hall of Fame is as follows:

  • Achieve a minimum of 25 MSPT Main Event Cashes and 1 MSPT Win OR 1 MSPT Player of the Year; or
  • Achieve a minimum of 10 MSPT Main Event Final Tables and 1 MSPT Win OR 1 MSPT Player of the Year

To see which players are close to achieving HOF status, refer to the comprehensive MSPT Stats page.

As of today, eight players are currently enshrined in the MSPT Hall of Fame.

MSPT Hall of Fame
MSPT Hall of Fame

Leitheiser Wins Race to Eliminate Fielder

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Clint Leitheiser
Clint Leitheiser

James Lawrence opened under the gun only to fold after Clint Leitheiser three-bet jam for roughly 200,000 from the cutoff while Jeff Fielder called off his 125,000 stack from the button.

Jeff Fielder: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Clint Leitheiser: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

It was a classic race with Fielder needing to connect with either of his two overs but neither came on the {7-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{q-Clubs} flop.

The {2-Hearts} turn did give Fielder the nut flush draw but the {3-Diamonds} river was a brick and ended his Day 1b run.

Clint Leitheiser us
Clint Leitheiser
us 325,000 75,000
James Lawrence us
James Lawrence
us 25,000 -5,000
Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
us Busted

Tags: Clint LeitheiserJames LawrenceJeff Fielder

Fielder Hits Four Card Flush for Double

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

Action folded to Jeff Fielder who raised all in for 64,000 from the cutoff and was called by the big blind holding 66,000.

Jeff Fielder: {a-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Opponent: {q-}{q-}

Fielder was behind and the {6-Hearts}{9-Spades}{10-Spades} flop didn't change a thing.

The turn however, came the {4-Spades} giving Fielder the nut flush draw and luckily for him, the {q-Spades} completed it on the river and secured his double-up.

Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
us 120,000 -30,000

Tags: Jeff Fielder