MSPT Poker Bowl V at Venetian Las Vegas

MSPT Poker Bowl V Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

MSPT Poker Bowl V at Venetian Las Vegas

Event Info
Prize Pool
Players Left
Average Chip Stack
Total Chips
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

MSPT Poker Bowl V Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Aaron Massey, Shin Among Top Stacks After Day 1b of MSPT Poker Bowl V

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Aaron Massey
Aaron Massey

Another 15-level day of poker has ended at Mid-States Poker Tour Poker Bowl V, and while the prize pool didn't quite reach seven figures, there's still going to be a handsome sum to play for on Day 2 as 496 more entries combined with the 412 on Day 1a to make for 908 overall. That means the $350K has been left in the dust as the prize pool approaches $900K.

About 70 of the Day 1b entries punched tickets for Day 2, and it proved to be a fairly close and crowded bunch atop the counts. At least eight players bagged between 249,000 and 343,000, the latter count appearing to lead the group.

That number belonged to Trung Le, who scored a late bustout with ace-king over ace-six to edge past his competition.

Meanwhile, two of the more successful players in MSPT history ranked among those top stacks: Aaron Massey (295,500) and Mike Shin (268,500). Each has four final tables and a victory on the tour, with Shin also taking home Player of the Year honors in 2019.

Other notables bagging included Adam Hendrix, Joseph Hebert, Tim Reilly and Jordan Cristos, the latter having gotten under the skin of more than a few tablemates late in the day with his trademark lack of haste. Floor calls for a clock became commonplace by the night's end, but Cristos wouldn't be troubled into giving up his chips after securing a big stack early and riding it throughout the day.

Roughly 115 players will be back for Day 2, and the prize pool should be available early on in the day with the bubble expected to come up early given that only about 13% of the field remain. PokerNews will be on hand to bring live updates starting from 11 a.m. local time.

End of Day 1b Counts (full)

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Dominique Terzian fr
Dominique Terzian
488,500 488,500
Johnny Oshana us
Johnny Oshana
379,500 379,500
Trung Le us
Trung Le
343,000 23,000
Cy Church us
Cy Church
334,500 334,500
Michael Dichiaro us
Michael Dichiaro
320,500 320,500
Brian Heeb us
Brian Heeb
Eric Worre us
Eric Worre
303,000 303,000
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
295,500 59,500
Daniel Sepiol us
Daniel Sepiol
275,000 165,000
Mike Shin us
Mike Shin
268,500 38,500
Luis Yepez ve
Luis Yepez
267,000 267,000
Joe Reddick
Joe Reddick
Steve Wilkie gb
Steve Wilkie
260,500 35,500
Karo Galstyan us
Karo Galstyan
258,000 258,000
Bryant Miller us
Bryant Miller
249,500 37,000
Judith Bielan us
Judith Bielan
245,000 245,000
George Petrov us
George Petrov
244,500 244,500
David Brownworth us
David Brownworth
235,000 95,000
Ronnie Abro us
Ronnie Abro
234,000 234,000
Saad Ghanem us
Saad Ghanem
231,000 231,000
Kyle Goodman us
Kyle Goodman
230,500 -19,500
Seungmook Jung kr
Seungmook Jung
224,000 224,000
David Somers us
David Somers
211,000 211,000
Fernando Rodriguez-Vazquez us
Fernando Rodriguez-Vazquez
210,000 210,000
Greg Geller us
Greg Geller
207,000 -43,000

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Le Ousts One

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

Trung Le raised early and called a shove worth 77,000 from the big blind.

Le: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Big blind: {a-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Le was in a dominating spot and the sweat was short as he flopped a king and sealed it on a brick turn.

Player Chips Progress
Trung Le us
Trung Le
320,000 69,000

Tags: Trung Le

Hebert Drops a Flip

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

A player in the cutoff stuck his last 36,000 in. Jordan Cristos tanked until the clock was called then folded on the button, and Joseph Hebert instantly called in the small blind.

Hebert: {a-Spades}{8-Spades}
Cutoff: {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

Hebert paired up on the {j-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop but that didn't help him as he was now against a set. No more spades emerged so he sent over a double.

Player Chips Progress
Joseph Hebert us
Joseph Hebert
110,000 -55,000

Tags: Joseph Hebert

Foutty Busted

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

Stephen Foutty bluffed off a chunk and then was down to about 55,000. He shoved that in from the small blind and was called by an early opener who showed down {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}.

"I've got one over," Foutty said, turning up {q-Hearts}{8-Spades}.

He bricked the {2-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds} but hit a few outs on the {10-Clubs} turn. The {5-Spades} river missed him, though.

Player Chips Progress
Stephen Foutty us
Stephen Foutty

Clocks, Clocks, Clocks

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

The pace of play has slowed all around the room as the end of the night approaches, but it has become especially slow at the table in the far corner of the room housing Jordan Cristos. The players at the table have become quite disgruntled, with the clock being called several times on preflop decisions recently. Each time, Cristos mucked shortly after being told he had 30 seconds.

Joseph Hebert clarified with the supervisor how soon he can call the clock and was told 30 seconds.

Player Chips Progress
Jordan Cristos us
Jordan Cristos
120,000 -75,000
WPT 1X Winner

Level: 15

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 4,000