Live Events 2
$1,110 MSPT Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c2

Highlights

Highlights

$1,110 MSPT Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Rocky Wylie Bags Large as 51 Players Advance from Day 1c of the MSPT $1,110 Running Aces Main Event

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

Day 1c of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Running Aces $1,110 Main Event attracted a massive 413 runners, which along with 1a's 225 and 1b’s 282 brought the total field up to 920 entries, setting yet another MSPT record at Running Aces.

The massive field generated a 890,800 prize pool and the top 99 players will get paid a minimum of $2,138, while the eventual winner will walk away with a $169,271 first-place prize.

At the end of the third and final flight, 51 players bagged and tagged with Rocky Wylie bagging the top stack 542,000.

Others to bag big stacks where Ronald Olson (524,000), Ray Bullock (521,000), MSPT Riverside runner-up Jamie Allen (454,000), and MSPT Hall of Famer Pat Steele (404,000), who round out the top five.

They were joined by John Alexander (340,00), Sam DeSilva (311,000), MSPT champ Josh Reichard (267,000), MSPT Hall of Famer's Rob Wazwaz (286,000), and Blake Bohn (193,000).

Among those to see their night end on Day 1c were MSPT Hall of Famer Jason Seitz, MSPT champions Chad Bjorkman, Steve Wilkie, Jonathan Kim, and Tom Stambaugh.

The surviving players from all three flights – of which there are 99 (25 from Day 1a, 33 from 1b, and 51 from 1c) – will return at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday, April 10th to play down to a winner.

MSPT Running Aces $1,110 Main Event Payouts

PlacePrizeMSPT POY Points
1$169,2711,900
2$104,2411,700
3$76,5281,600
4$57,9091,500
5$43,6541,400
6$32,9631,300
7$25,8361,200
8$20,4911,100
9$16,0361,000
10-12$12,473900
13-15$10,691800
16-18$8,820700
19-21$7,305600
22-24$6,147500
25-27$5,078400
28-36$3,920350
37-45$3,029300
46-54$2,762250
55-63$2,584200
64-72$2,405150
73-81$2,316100
82-90$2,22775
91-99$2,13850

PokerNews will capture all the action until a winner is crowned so make sure to come back!

MSPT Showdown Series Remaining Schedule

DateTime (CDT)TournamentLate RegGTD Prize PoolStarting StackBlind Levels
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: Blake BohnChad BjorkmanJamie AllenJason SeitzJohn AlexanderJonathan KimJosh ReichardPat SteeleRay BullockRob WazwazRocky WylieRonald OlsonRunning AcesSam DeSilvaSteve WilkieTom Stambaugh

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

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Rocky Wylie us
Rocky Wylie
us 542,000 142,000
Ronald Olson us
Ronald Olson
us 524,000 324,000
Ray Bullock us
Ray Bullock
us 521,000 86,000
Jamie Allen us
Jamie Allen
us 454,000 -96,000
Pat Steele us
Pat Steele
us 404,000 34,000
Nate Fair US
Nate Fair
US 358,000 358,000
John Alexander us
John Alexander
us 340,000 150,000
Quan Nguyen us
Quan Nguyen
us 314,000 14,000
Sam Desilva US
Sam Desilva
US 311,000 176,000
Jimmy Nguyen US
Jimmy Nguyen
US 305,000 305,000
Ken Fisher US
Ken Fisher
US 294,000 294,000
Amir Tavanae us
Amir Tavanae
us 294,000 94,000
Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
us 291,000 176,000
Rob Wazwaz us
Rob Wazwaz
us 286,000 166,000
Andrew Jenc US
Andrew Jenc
US 252,000 252,000
Britton Barclay US
Britton Barclay
US 244,000 244,000
Terry Landucci US
Terry Landucci
US 240,000 -60,000
Daniel Lehmann us
Daniel Lehmann
us 232,000 232,000
Casey Temper us
Casey Temper
us 228,000 228,000
Justin Barnum us
Justin Barnum
us 227,000 22,000
Nicholas Taylor us
Nicholas Taylor
us 227,000 227,000
Zach Gutierrez us
Zach Gutierrez
us 220,000 220,000
Shek Wong US
Shek Wong
US 218,000 218,000
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
us 193,000 73,000
Ronald Scott Jr US
Ronald Scott Jr
US 182,000 182,000

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Final Three Hands

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

The tournament director has just announced the final three hands of the evening.

Nguyen Sets Up Opponent for KO

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

The hijack opened for 14,000 and was called by the cutoff before Quan Nguyen three-bet to 40,000 from the button.

Action folded back to the hijack who jammed for 90,000 and only Nguyen called.

Hijack: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Quan Nguyen: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

It was a classic race with Nguyen in the lead and things got better after a lady appeared in the window on the {7-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} flop.

The {k-Spades} turn paired Nguyen's opponent but it also left them drawing dead to the {8-Diamonds} river.

Quan Nguyen us
Quan Nguyen
us 300,000

Tags: Quan Nguyen

Top Bagged Stacks Thus Far

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

A total of 58 players have made a Day 2 birth so far, and another group of hopefuls will look to add their names to that list.

All who make it through today will return at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 10th for Day 2, where the remaining players from all starting flights will combine and play until a winner is declared.

Top Chip Counts Through First Two Flights

PlacePlayerChips
1Robert Michener729,000
2Mark Sandness692,000
3Jeremy Dresch680,000
4Steve Houle439,000
5Clint Leitheiser385,000
6Dan Warner360,000
7Brandon Kelzenberg356,000
8Derek Stay348,000
9Marius Toderici341,000
10Chris Knapp337,000

Tags: Brandon KelzenbergChris KnappClint LeitheiserDan WarnerDerek StayJeremy DreschMarius TodericiMark SandnessRobert Michener

Aggression Backfires on Kolness

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

Action on the table quickly folded to Babak Izadpanah who limp-in from the small blind and Tyler Kolness raised to 37,000 from the big blind.

Izadpanah quickly jammed for just 10k more and Kolness was priced in.

Babak Izadpanah: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Tyler Kolness: {10-Spades}{2-Clubs}

Kolness picked the wrong spot to get aggressive and the {q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} runout secured Izadpanah his double-up.

Babak Izadpanah us
Babak Izadpanah
us 90,000 90,000
Tyler Kolness us
Tyler Kolness
us 50,000 -30,000

Tags: Babak IzadpanahTyler Kolness

Nicholas Lagos Wins Event #8: $250 NLH Hump Day

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

While PokerNews is here offering live updates for the $1,100 Main Event, we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you about some of the side events that have taken place out over the past week for the Showdown Series here at Running Aces Casino.

In Event #8: $250 NLH Hump Day, 128 runners created a $25,600 prize pool that was paid out to the top 15 players.

In the end, it was Nicholas Lagos who collected every chip in play to capture the MSPT Trophy, along with a $6,196 payday.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Nicholas Lagos$6,196*
2Leonard Lewandowski$5,400*
3Dave Ehlke$3,200
4Dave Lunde$2,394
5Ed Vieth$1,741
6Vue Jackson$1,331
7Victor Hoffman$1,024
8Sage Holmes$794
9Umut Ozturk$640
Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Lucky Sevens Hold for Temper

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

Nik Stone opened under the gun for 8,000 and was called by Casey Temper from the next seat over, along with the hijack.

The {4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop was checked to Temper who moved all-in for 20,000 and only the hijack called.

Casey Temper: {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Temper was ahead with his made hand of sevens and the {9-Spades} turn followed by the {2-Clubs} river secured his double-up.

Nik Stone us
Nik Stone
us 86,000 -14,000

Tags: Casey TemperNik Stone