Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Steve Wendroff of San Diego, California is the chip leader at the end of Day 1c of the Mid-States Poker Tour(MSPT) $1,110 Main Event, part of the Showtime Series at San Diego’s Sycuan Casino Resort. The third and final flight attracted 206 runners, bringing the grand total for the tournament to 460 players, building a prize pool of $444,700, of which $100,680 will go to first place.
Wendroff is looking for his first MSPT Main Event cash after bagging 112 big blinds, in part thanks to a triple-up that helped him cross 200,000 in chips. The local poker player will return Sunday at 11 a.m. for the finale along with Day 1a chip leader Jason Hickey and overall leader Huy Nguyen, who bagged over 600,000 chips on Day 1b. Nguyen leads a field of 61 players returning to take their shot at the title on Sunday.
Day 1c Leaderboard
Day 1c Action
Several players made a bid at chip leader in the closing levels of the night, including Lena Evans, who finished just outside the top ten players at the end of the night. Evans was briefly the leader at the end of the night after eliminating Ken Deberry with pocket tens.
Jeremy Clemons had several highlights on his path to the leaderboard, including the elimination of Hung Tran with big slick and a cooler against Jason Singleton. Maxwell Lineberger cracked Michael Rosado’s kings with suited connectors but failed to qualify for Day 2.
Thomas Hammers tripled up late in the evening when his ace-jack held on to beat two opponents for the pot, but the Minnesota-native was unable to make the second and final leg of the tournament. Other highlights include a straight flush over straight flush and a big early pot for Jentzen Mehl. Other players who came up short on Day 1c include Matt Kirby, Johnnie Moreno, and Benjamin Moon.
Day 2 will kick off tomorrow at 11 p.m. PST. Play will begin with 10:00 remaining in Level 14 and blinds will continue to increase every 40 minutes. The top 48 finishers will take home a min-cash of $2,131.
MSPT Main Event Payouts
Be sure to keep it here with the PokerNews team for live updates of the exciting Day 2 finale from the MSPT Main Event at Sycuan Casino Resort in San Diego.
Day 1c is now over with 29 players moving on to Day 2.
Stay tuned for a recap with seat assignments and chip counts.
With 460 runners in the event, the top 48 places will pay out a minimum of $2,312.
MSPT Main Event Payouts
A player in middle position limped in and Lena Evans raised to 12,000 from the button. Her opponent called and the flop was .
The player in middle position checked and Evans bet 18,000. Her opponent tossed his cards in the middle to award Evans the pot.
The day its nearing its end and soon the tables will deal their final five hands.
Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 11 years on they have one of the best player databases in the industry.
On their "Leaderboards" page, the MSPT tracks such things as Career Earnings, Main Event Cashes, Main Event Final Tables, Main Event Titles, Total Cashes, Most Cashes/Final Tables in a Season, Most Final Tables All-Time, and much more.
Several players in today's field are looking to climb on the leaderboard for "Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables."
Here's a look at the top ten MSPT Main Event final tables in tour history:
|Place||Player||Hometown||Main Event Final Tables|
|1||Richard Alsup||New Hope, Minnesota||12|
|2||Kou Vang||Maplewood, Minnesota||10|
|3||Rob WazWaz||Minneapolis, Minnesota||10|
|4||Blake Bohn||Eden Prairie, Minnesota||9|
|5||Jason Bender||Keota, Iowa||9|
|6||Aaron Johnson||Red Wing, Minnesota||9|
|7||Jeremy Dresch||Fridley, Minnesota||8|
|8||Everett Carlton||St. Paul, Minnesota||8|
|9||Adam Friedman||Gahann, Ohio||8|
|10||Joe Matheson||Monticello, Minnesota||7|
Tom Hammers shoved his last 15,000 from early position and Paul Zgheib called from the next seat over. Action folded to Lena Evans for a call from the big blind.
The board ran out , with both remaining players checking down the action, and Hammers held on with a pair of aces to score the triple.
Nick Grippo got it all in for around 65,000 and Matthew Blagg was the lone caller in late position.
The board ran out and Grippo's sevens held to secure the important late double.