Live Events 2
$1,110 Main Event ($200K GTD)
Days:
1a1b1c2

Highlights

Highlights

$1,110 Main Event ($200K GTD)
Day 1b Completed

Wyporowich Leads Day 1b of MSPT Black Hawk After Second Consecutive Hard Stop

HillKerby • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Michael Wyporowich
Michael Wyporowich

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Black Hawk $1,110 Main Event has a new chip leader after Day 1b, and it's Canada's Michael Wyporowich (556,000) leading the 25 that bagged from 216 entries when a hard stop was reached with 12% of the field remaining for the tournament's second consecutive day.

Wyporowich got through on his second bullet of the day, one he almost did not fire. However, he chose to get in, and he chose correctly, multiplying his stack multiple times in the final few hours of the evening. With what wound up to be around a full level remaining in the night, Wyporowich had a stack of just over 100K that he doubled once more, and was seen just moments later having increased that figure to over 350K. One last surge brought him over half a million, giving him both the end-of-day and overall chip lead among the 40 collective players that have advanced to Sunday so far.

Dapo Ajayi (475,000) finished the day second in chips, seeing relatively no resistance from his table all day long until ceding a double to Al Hart (214,000) on the final hand of the night. Jerry Morrell (382,000), Peter Nigh (370,000), and Craig Varnell (343,000) all finished with top-five stacks as well.

Others to bag included Ryan Hunsinger (342,000), Terence Reid (234,000), David Blankenship (214,000), Sarah Stefan (132,000), and Daniel Sepiol (122,000).

Meanwhile, players such as Will Givens, Vincent Moscati, Bryan Piccioli, Joe Serock, and DJ Buckley were among those that did not make it through day. One more flight remains, set to begin Saturday at noon with a full house expected as usual for weekends inside Bally's Black Hawk, and registration will open at 10 a.m. Thus, all who wish to enter are advised to register early to avoid having to wait as an alternate.

PokerNews will be back Saturday to bring you updates on the final flight from start to finish. Until then, take care.

Tags: Al HartBryan PiccioliCraig VarnellDaniel SepiolDapo AjayiDJ BuckleyJerry MorrellJoe SerockMichael WyporowichPeter NighRyan HunsingerSarah StefanTerence ReidVincent MoscatiWill Givens

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

HillKerby • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Michael Wyporowich CA
Michael Wyporowich
CA 556,000 191,000
Dapo Ajayi us
Dapo Ajayi
us 475,000 8,000
Jerry Morrell us
Jerry Morrell
us 382,000 10,000
Peter Nigh us
Peter Nigh
us 370,000 370,000
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 343,000 -8,000
Ryan Hunsinger us
Ryan Hunsinger
us 342,000 14,000
Dwane Collard us
Dwane Collard
us 302,000
Ian Mangan US
Ian Mangan
US 236,000 16,000
Terence Reid us
Terence Reid
us 234,000 -81,000
Al Hart us
Al Hart
us 214,000
David Blankenship US
David Blankenship
US 214,000 119,000
David Perez US
David Perez
US 201,000
Adam Wilbur us
Adam Wilbur
us 168,000 -68,000
Jonathan Lawson us
Jonathan Lawson
us 148,000
Michael Jagroo us
Michael Jagroo
us 148,000
Gabriel Wechter us
Gabriel Wechter
us 144,000 9,000
Bobby Garcia us
Bobby Garcia
us 143,000
John Gaudreault us
John Gaudreault
us 133,000
Sarah Stefan us
Sarah Stefan
us 132,000 -48,000
Daniel Sepiol us
Daniel Sepiol
us 122,000 -18,000
Karan Chadha us
Karan Chadha
us 113,000
Maury Solano us
Maury Solano
us 109,000 -101,000
Igor Balabon US
Igor Balabon
US 71,000
Dana Deitz us
Dana Deitz
us 61,000 10,000
Michael Bailey ca
Michael Bailey
ca 46,000 -24,000

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Collins Runs Out of Luck; Hard Stop Reached Again

HillKerby • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Al Hart
Al Hart

Greg Collins found himself short after losing with ace-king to ace-nine earlier in the evening and then re-jammed his last 27,000 from the hijack over an early-position raise from Ryan Hunsinger, who called.

Greg Collins: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Ryan Hunsinger: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

Collins once again had a big ace in dominating shape only to see the flop come {3-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and give Hunsinger a pair of kings. The turn {4-Diamonds} brought him four more outs, but they all bricked on the river {2-Spades} and he was eliminated in 27th place.

Moments later, an announcement was then made as another elimination occurred at an adjacent table to bring the field down to 25 and reach a hard stop to end play early for the second consecutive night, this time with 33:30 remaining in Level 15 (12:30 earlier than Day 1a.)

As for the details of the elimination, a short-stacked player open-jammed for 20,000 and Dapo Ajayi re-jammed with {8-}{8-} to put the rest of the table all in. Al Hart called with {9-}{9-} and scored the knockout and more than a double on the final hand of the night. And with the won pot, Michael Wyporovich has risen to the chip lead past Ajayi to end the day with top stack.

A complete list of chip counts from the 25 to advance will be posted shortly with an end-of-day recap to follow.

Ryan Hunsinger us
Ryan Hunsinger
us 328,000 94,000
Al Hart us
Al Hart
us 214,000 124,000
Greg Collins us
Greg Collins
us Busted

Tags: Greg CollinsRyan Hunsinger

Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Three Tables Remain

HillKerby • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Sergio Sanchez
Sergio Sanchez

Adam Wilbur opened to 10,000 in middle position and saw action fold around to Sergio Sanchez in the big blind, who re-jammed for around 100,000. Wilbur made the call for most of his stack.

Sergio Sanchez: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Adam Wilbur: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

Sanchez looked poised to make the comeback after ceding a double in the previous level to find himself short. The flop {5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{q-Spades} and turn {10-Spades} left him just one card away from a double of his own, but the river {6-Hearts} came to spoil his efforts and earn Wilbur the pot and the knockout.

Twenty-seven players now remain with two minutes left in Level 14. Play will go for another 20 minutes or until two more eliminations occur.

Adam Wilbur us
Adam Wilbur
us 236,000 66,000
Sergio Sanchez us
Sergio Sanchez
us Busted

Tags: Adam WilburSergio Sanchez

Players Continue To Fall

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

The field has now reached 29 players with 12 minutes remaining in Level 14. Play will continue for just under half an hour unless four eliminations occur before that time.

In the meantime, an updated look at some more counts from around the room has Dapo Ajayi with the chip lead with over 450,000.

Dapo Ajayi us
Dapo Ajayi
us 467,000 211,000
Michael Wyporowich CA
Michael Wyporowich
CA 365,000 122,000
Ryan Hunsinger us
Ryan Hunsinger
us 234,000 143,000
Sarah Stefan us
Sarah Stefan
us 180,000 -20,000
Daniel Sepiol us
Daniel Sepiol
us 140,000 75,000
Gabriel Wechter us
Gabriel Wechter
us 135,000 -65,000
Al Hart us
Al Hart
us 90,000
Dana Deitz us
Dana Deitz
us 51,000 -2,000
Jamal Sawaqdeh us
Jamal Sawaqdeh
us Busted
Andrew Peragallo us
Andrew Peragallo
us Busted
Corey Zedo us
Corey Zedo
us Busted

MSPT Venetian September 4-6

HillKerby • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
MSPT Venetian Trophy
MSPT Venetian Trophy

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will be returning to the Venetian Las Vegas September 4-6 for what is sure to be another massive $1,100 Main Event, as is evidenced by the accompanying $500K Guarantee.

Per usual, MSPT Venetian will headline an entire series' worth of events held from August 30 through September 26, with two starting flights before the field combines on Sunday to compete for the MSPT title.

Recent MSPT Venetian winners include Chance Kornuth ($412,086) Harlan Miller ($367,801), Johnny Oshana ($130,000), James Carroll ($180,850), Korey Payne ($327,773), and Landon Tice ($201,529).

Who will be the next one to add their name to the list of aforementioned champions? PokerNews will be on hand to provide live updates as the answer to that question is determined.

Click here for more details including hotel rates.

Updated Counts - Four Tables Remain

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

The field is down to 36 spread across four full tables. Here's a look at some chip counts from around the room.

Jerry Morrell us
Jerry Morrell
us 372,000 99,000
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 351,000 51,000
Terence Reid us
Terence Reid
us 315,000
Ian Mangan US
Ian Mangan
US 220,000 -90,000
Maury Solano us
Maury Solano
us 210,000 30,000
Adam Wilbur us
Adam Wilbur
us 170,000 170,000
Greg Collins us
Greg Collins
us 145,000 -150,000
David Blankenship US
David Blankenship
US 95,000 -61,000
Michael Bailey ca
Michael Bailey
ca 70,000
Jamal Sawaqdeh us
Jamal Sawaqdeh
us 64,000 4,000
Sergio Sanchez us
Sergio Sanchez
us 44,000 16,000
Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 43,000 -101,000
Andreas Ramadanis us
Andreas Ramadanis
us Busted
James Rodriguez us
James Rodriguez
us Busted
Bryan Piccioli us
Bryan Piccioli
us Busted
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
us Busted
Will Givens us
Will Givens
us Busted

Wyporowich Gets a Dub

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

Michael Wyporowich defended his big blind versus an open from the player on the button to take action heads up to a flop of {3-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Wyporowich checked and his opponent continuation-bet 14,000. He check-jammed for 91,000 and his opponent thought for a bit before calling.

Michael Wyporowich: {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Opponent: {k-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Wyporowich's top pair was ahead of his opponent's middle pair, leaving him in need of fading the two outer to stay alive and score the double. He did just that as the turn {q-Diamonds} and river {9-Spades} completed the runout, bringing him up over 200K and leaving his opponent with dust in the process.

Michael Wyporowich CA
Michael Wyporowich
CA 243,000 188,000

Tags: Michael Wyporowich