Live Events 1
$1,110 MSPT Main Event
Days:
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Highlights

Highlights

$1,110 MSPT Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Wendroff Leads 29 Survivors from Day 1c into Day 2 of the MSPT Main Event at Sycuan Casino Report

MattHansen • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Steve Wendroff
Steve Wendroff

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

PlacePlayerChipsBig Blinds
1Steve Wendroff449,000112
2Gianluca Pace391,00098
3Matthew Blagg 351,00088
4Brandon Fortner 319,00080
5Tim Acker284,00071
6Richard Lanes254,00064
7Jeremy Clemons210,00053
8George Yutuc208,00052
9Gayk Avetisyan205,00051
10Jonathan Mantouk190,00048

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.

Maxwell Lineberger
Maxwell Lineberger

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

PlacePrizePOY Points
1$100,6801,600
2$63,1511,400
3$42,2471,300
4$29,7951,200
5$21,3461,100
6$16,4541,000
7$12,896900
8$10,673800
9-10$8,672700
11-12$7,115600
13-14$5,781500
15-16$4,669400
17-24$3,780300
25-32$3,113200
33-40$2,668100
41-48$2,13150

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.

Tags: Benjamin MoonBrandon FortnerGeorge YutucGianluca PaceHuy NguyenJason HickeyJason SingletonJentzen MehlJeremy ClemonsJohnnie MorenoKen DeberryLena EvansMatthew BlaggRichard LanesSteve WendroffThomas HammersTim Acker

Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

MattHansen • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Steve Wendroff US
Steve Wendroff
US 449,000 300,000
Gianluca Pace us
Gianluca Pace
us 391,000 391,000
Matthew Blagg us
Matthew Blagg
us 351,000 116,000
Brandon Fortner us
Brandon Fortner
us 319,000 319,000
Tim Acker us
Tim Acker
us 284,000 284,000
Richard Lanes us
Richard Lanes
us 254,000 -32,000
Jeremy Clemons us
Jeremy Clemons
us 210,000 122,000
George Yutuc us
George Yutuc
us 208,000 13,000
Gayk Avetisyan US
Gayk Avetisyan
US 205,000
Jonathan Mantouk US
Jonathan Mantouk
US 190,000 190,000
Lena Evans us
Lena Evans
us 182,000 -80,000
Maxwell Lineberger US
Maxwell Lineberger
US 177,000 83,000
Andy Tran us
Andy Tran
us 161,000 153,400
Barbod Salami
Barbod Salami
156,000 156,000
Peter Edelman US
Peter Edelman
US 153,000 153,000
Arielle Frank us
Arielle Frank
us 152,000 152,000
Nick Grippo us
Nick Grippo
us 141,000 7,000
Michael Zulker us
Michael Zulker
us 137,000 137,000
Michael Lo us
Michael Lo
us 137,000 137,000
Rodger Johnson us
Rodger Johnson
us 129,000 129,000
Jesse Jaurigue us
Jesse Jaurigue
us 116,000 116,000
Rodney Danger us
Rodney Danger
us 113,000 113,000
Roni Moshe us
Roni Moshe
us 110,000 110,000
Jixing Su
Jixing Su
97,000 97,000
Haiau Han us
Haiau Han
us 97,000 -118,000

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Day 1c Over

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

Day 1c is now over with 29 players moving on to Day 2.

Stay tuned for a recap with seat assignments and chip counts.

Final Payouts

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

With 460 runners in the event, the top 48 places will pay out a minimum of $2,312.

MSPT Main Event Payouts

*PlacePrizePOY Points
1$100,6801,600
2$63,1511,400
3$42,2471,300
4$29,7951,200
5$21,3461,100
6$16,4541,000
7$12,896900
8$10,673800
9-10$8,672700
11-12$7,115600
13-14$5,781500
15-16$4,669400
17-24$3,780300
25-32$3,113200
33-40$2,668100
41-48$2,13150

Evans Applying Pressure

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

A player in middle position limped in and Lena Evans raised to 12,000 from the button. Her opponent called and the flop was {8-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Spades}.

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.

Lena Evans us
Lena Evans
us 262,000 -20,000
Level:
14
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
4,000

Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables in History

MattHansen • Level 13: 2,000-3,000, 3,000 ante
Rich Alsup
Rich Alsup

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:

PlacePlayerHometownMain Event Final Tables
1Richard AlsupNew Hope, Minnesota12
2Kou VangMaplewood, Minnesota10
3Rob WazWazMinneapolis, Minnesota10
4Blake BohnEden Prairie, Minnesota9
5Jason BenderKeota, Iowa9
6Aaron JohnsonRed Wing, Minnesota9
7Jeremy DreschFridley, Minnesota8
8Everett CarltonSt. Paul, Minnesota8
9Adam FriedmanGahann, Ohio8
10Joe MathesonMonticello, Minnesota7

Hammers Triples Up

MattHansen • Level 13: 2,000-3,000, 3,000 ante

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.

Tom Hammers:{a-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Paul Zgheib: {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Lena Evans: {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, with both remaining players checking down the action, and Hammers held on with a pair of aces to score the triple.

Lena Evans us
Lena Evans
us 282,000 -29,000
Paul Zgheib US
Paul Zgheib
US 95,000 14,000
Tom Hammers us
Tom Hammers
us 50,000 -36,000

Tags: Lena EvansPaul ZgheibTom Hammers

Grippo Finds a Late Double

MattHansen • Level 13: 2,000-3,000, 3,000 ante

Nick Grippo got it all in for around 65,000 and Matthew Blagg was the lone caller in late position.

Nick Grippo: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Matthew Blagg: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Grippo's sevens held to secure the important late double.

Matthew Blagg us
Matthew Blagg
us 235,000 235,000
Nick Grippo us
Nick Grippo
us 134,000 134,000