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$1,110 MSPT Main Event



$1,110 MSPT Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Sisler, Jordan Bag Biggest Stacks, Friedman Advances From Day 1c of MSPT Sycuan Main Event

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

Day 1c of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Sycuan $1,100 Main Event saw the largest field of the three opening flights with 212 entries filling the Sycuan Casino Resort ballroom.

With 410,000 chips, Scott Sisler narrowly edged Jeffrey Jordan (409,000) for the honor of taking the flight’s largest stack into Sunday’s final day of play.

Leading the other notables into Day 2 is 4-time WSOP bracelet winner Adam Friedman, who will bring 225,000 chips with him as he looks to make his 9th MSPT final table on Sunday.

The battle for the chip lead was fierce all day, with several players holding top spot throughout the day, but not all even making it to Day 2. Brandon Lee was one of the fortunate ones, finishing 4th on the day with 331,000 chips, many of them coming from a big hand late in the day.

Others like Ed Alikhani, who at one point had double his next closest competitor early in the day and was the first to 200,000, found themselves out the door before the night was done.

Main Event Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerChip CountDay 2 Big Blinds
1Scott Sisler410,000102
2Jeffrey Jordan409,000102
3Elvis Toomas358,00089
4Brandon Lee331,00083
5Christina Gollins312,00078
6Ronda Vankrey297,00074
7Patrick Barth291,00073
8Will Thysell259,00065
9Hesam Fadaifar241,00060
10Jacob Mendelsohn236,00059

Along with the 29 survivors from Day 1c, another 30 from the first two flights return Sunday at 11 am PT with their eyes on the $98,320 top prize, with 54 of the final 59 earning at least $2,058.

The healthy first prize comes thanks to the $300,000 guarantee being shattered, with a final prize pool of $457,310 announced.

MSPT Sycuan $1,100 Main Event Payouts

PlacePrizeMSPT POY Points

Play will resume Sunday at 11 am PT Sunday with blinds rolled back to midway through Level 14 with blinds of 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 big blind ante. PokerNews will have all the action beginning Sunday at 11 am PT until a champion is crowned, so be sure to join us then.

Tags: Adam FriedmanBrandon LeeChristina GollinsEd AlikhaniElvis ToomasHesam FadaifarJacob MendelsohnJeffrey JordanPatrick BarthScott SislerWill Thysell

Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

MikePatrick • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip CountDay 2 Big Blinds
171David Leese134,00033
172Patrick Barth291,00073
173Stephen Graner368,00092
174Alexander Greenblatt173,00043
175Steve Kang78,00019
176Jeffrey Jordan409,000102
177Christina Gollins312,00078
178Luke Nguyen156,00039
181Stephen O'Dwyer344,00086
182Ron Scott162,00040
183Stevy Sa194,00048
184Ryan Powers52,00013
185Luis Yepez68,00017
186Zach Gutierrez153,00038
187Jacob Mendelsohn236,00059
188Lena Evans245,00061
191Daniel Guerrero56,00014
192Anthony Bland169,00042
193Elvis Toomas358,00089
194Matthew Brewer61,00015
195Eric Liu151,00038
196Rich Alsup136,00034
197Ronda Vankrey297,00074
198Brandon Lee331,00083
241Will Thysell259,00072
242Sebastian Kolman584,000146
243Abdulkadir Bulle198,00049
244Matthew Zevin54,00013
245Jose Guzman328,00082
246Paul Rodgers138,00034
247Matthew Zepp147,00037
248John Montoux187,00047
249Steven Westberg60,00015
251Robert Fortuno127,00032
252Derek Molnar275,00069
253Edgar Propst93,00023
254Mark Cincotta52,00013
255Thuy Kawano109,00027
256Eli Loewenthal85,00021
257Chris Smith68,00017
258Scott Sisler410,000102
259Armando Mesina244,00061
261DJ Buckley188,00047
262John Hernandez116,00029
263Genefredo Legaspi186,00046
264David Mann278,00069
265Adrian Lopez230,00057
266Rob Wazwaz310,00077
267Rich Lanes254,00063
268Hesam Fadaifar241,00060
269James Llana171,00043
271Ricardo Mendoza151,00038
272Ulisese Liaina492,000123
273Gary Bousquet120,00030
274Veronica Daly138,00034
275Tim Acker185,00046
276Adam Friedman225,00056
277Brandon Schaefer94,00023
278Benjamin Moon142,00035

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

MikePatrick • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Scott Sisler us
Scott Sisler
us 410,000 211,000
Jeffrey Jordan us
Jeffrey Jordan
us 409,000 29,000
Elvis Toomas us
Elvis Toomas
us 358,000 8,000
Brandon Lee us
Brandon Lee
us 331,000 -31,000
Christina Gollins us
Christina Gollins
us 312,000 12,000
Ronda Vankrey US
Ronda Vankrey
US 297,000 29,000
Patrick Barth us
Patrick Barth
us 291,000 -9,000
Will Thysell US
Will Thysell
US 259,000 151,000
Hesam Fadaifar US
Hesam Fadaifar
US 241,000 -64,000
Jacob Mendelsohn us
Jacob Mendelsohn
us 236,000 -39,000
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 225,000 128,000
Stevy Sa US
Stevy Sa
US 194,000 77,000
John Montoux US
John Montoux
US 187,000 77,000
James Llana US
James Llana
US 171,000 131,000
Ron Scott US
Ron Scott
US 162,000 162,000
Matthew Zepp us
Matthew Zepp
us 147,000 -3,000
Benjamin Moon us
Benjamin Moon
us 142,000 59,000
Paul Rodgers US
Paul Rodgers
US 138,000 -32,000
John Hernandez us
John Hernandez
us 116,000 -34,000
Brandon Schaefer us
Brandon Schaefer
us 94,000 50,000
Edgar Propst us
Edgar Propst
us 93,000 93,000
Steve Kang us
Steve Kang
us 78,000 -45,000
Chris Smith us
Chris Smith
us 68,000 -34,000
Matthew Brewer US
Matthew Brewer
US 61,000 -31,000
Steven Westberg us
Steven Westberg
us 60,000 -23,000

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Play is Done For the Night

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

Twenty-eight players have survived the day and will advance to Sunday's Day 2.

Stay tuned for final chip counts and a full recap.

Gollins Mows Down Lawn

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

Christina Gollins has just joined the exclusive group of players over 300,000 chips after eliminating Bradford Lawn with a pair of jacks versus Lawn's nut flush draw.

29 players now remain.

Jeffrey Jordan us
Jeffrey Jordan
us 380,000 -5,000
Brandon Lee us
Brandon Lee
us 362,000 62,000
Elvis Toomas us
Elvis Toomas
us 350,000 187,000
Steve Sisler
Steve Sisler
Patrick Barth us
Patrick Barth
us 300,000 190,000
Christina Gollins us
Christina Gollins
us 300,000 130,000

Tags: Bradford LawnChristina Gollins

31 Players Remain

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

Mary Anne Madruga and Ramira Perez are the latest eliminations, bring the field 6 players away from a hard stop with 22 minutes left in the level.

Mary Anne Madruga us
Mary Anne Madruga
us Busted
Ramira Perez US
Ramira Perez
US Busted

Field Down to 33

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

With the recent eliminations of Kyle Frey and Anthony Pitesa, just 33 players remain.

Play will end at the end of this level or if the final 25 players are reached

Kyle Frey us
Kyle Frey
us Busted
Anthony Pitesa us
Anthony Pitesa
us Busted

Alikhani Eliminated

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

Ed Alikhani's run has ended at the hands of Paul Rodgers.

They got it in preflop with Rodgers needing help.

Ed Alikhani: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Paul Rodgers: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs}{a-Hearts} bringing Rodgers the ace on the river to give him the hand and eliminate Alikhani.

Jeffrey Jordan us
Jeffrey Jordan
us 385,000 385,000
Brandon Lee us
Brandon Lee
us 300,000 84,000
Paul Rodgers US
Paul Rodgers
US 170,000 170,000
Matthew Zepp us
Matthew Zepp
us 150,000 70,000
Steven Westberg us
Steven Westberg
us 83,000 13,000
Daniel Guerrero us
Daniel Guerrero
us 45,000 -45,000
Kyle Frey us
Kyle Frey
us 38,000 38,000
Ed Alikhani US
Ed Alikhani
US Busted