MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event
MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Farmer Phil Rolls on Day 1b at Riverside

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Phil Mader
Phil Mader

Day 1b of Mid-States Poker Tour Riverside saw an already hefty field of 354 boosted with a massive turnout of 508 more entries. That number represents a new state record for the buy-in level, according to a tweet from the tour.

Of those 508, 64 advanced to Day 2, and nobody had a better day than "Farmer" Phil Mader. The Nebraskan had a big stack early on and was pacing the field by the time the stretch run came about.

He claimed it was good luck that propelled him to bagging 559,000, but Mader has an established track record on the MSPT with 23 cashes and five final tables. However, he has never managed to reach the heights of his first cash on tour, a third-place finish, and is consequently still seeking his first trophy.

Kamal Mousavi almost caught him, finishing with 556,000. Others making it through included Kyna England (444,000), Jeremy Brown (272,000), Larry Ormson (235,000), Carter Myers (86,000), Mike Rieck (78,000) and PokerNews' own Chad Holloway (209,000).

The tournament will bring back 112 Day 2 players and should be very close to the money. It will play down to a winner on Sunday, so keep an eye out here to see who emerges as champion.

End of Day 1b Counts (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Phil Mader us
Phil Mader
us 559,000 -16,000
Tony Mousavi US
Tony Mousavi
US 556,000 556,000
Josh Smith us
Josh Smith
us 477,000 477,000
Graham Rouse US
Graham Rouse
US 467,000 467,000
Kyna England us
Kyna England
us 444,000 224,000
Rajasekhar Kola us
Rajasekhar Kola
us 428,000 -2,000
Brian Barwick US
Brian Barwick
US 373,000 373,000
Scott Sisler us
Scott Sisler
us 365,000 365,000
Voytek Glab us
Voytek Glab
us 361,000 361,000
Jared Ditmarson us
Jared Ditmarson
us 336,000 -29,000
Justin Coliny us
Justin Coliny
us 299,000 299,000
Lester Crew US
Lester Crew
US 290,000 290,000
Tim Garles us
Tim Garles
us 274,000 49,000
Jeremy Brown us
Jeremy Brown
us 272,000 127,000
Nick Marsh us
Nick Marsh
us 263,000 148,000
Jovan Sudar us
Jovan Sudar
us 259,000 79,000
Adam Asbury us
Adam Asbury
us 254,000 254,000
Jason Crews us
Jason Crews
us 248,000 248,000
Larry Ormson us
Larry Ormson
us 235,000 -35,000
Curtis Vierstraete us
Curtis Vierstraete
us 226,000 226,000
Chris Lee US
Chris Lee
US 219,000 219,000
Chad Holloway us
Chad Holloway
us 209,000 149,000
Dale Berger US
Dale Berger
US 208,000 208,000
Eddie Matthews us
Eddie Matthews
us 207,000 207,000
Darko Ercegovac US
Darko Ercegovac
US 206,000 206,000

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Two More

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Each table will deal two more hands before Day 1b play wraps.

Gonia Falls Before the Finish

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

David Gonia moved all in for 125,000 in the big blind against a player in middle position who opened to an unknown amount with two T10,000s. That player thought awhile and called.

Gonia flipped in {a-Spades}{q-Spades} and was racing against {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. The board ran {5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, no help to Gonia.

David Gonia us
David Gonia
us Busted

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Min-Raise Chases Mader

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

On a flop of {7-Spades}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, big stacks and Nebraska natives Phil Mader and Rajasekhar Kola tangled. Kola had checked from early position, Mader bet 30,000, and Kola clicked it to 60,000. Mader thought long and hard before folding.

Kola showed the {q-Diamonds}.

Phil Mader us
Phil Mader
us 575,000 100,000
Rajasekhar Kola us
Rajasekhar Kola
us 430,000 105,000

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Ditmarson Gets the Dream Scenario

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The greatest preflop hold'em spot just gifted Jared Ditmarson a huge stack.

PokerNews arrived with the board already having been dealt out, but it was basically immaterial as Ditmarson had been all in with {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} and was up against players holding {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} and {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}. He collected 121,000 from each opponent.

Jared Ditmarson us
Jared Ditmarson
us 365,000 365,000

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Berk Toasted

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Michael Berk shoved for 80,000 in the small blind over a cutoff open to 9,000. The big blind was in the tank and verbalized a call eventually. The opener snap-folded.

Berk: {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Big blind: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{j-Spades}{7-Spades} board gave Berk some hope with a straight draw, albeit with some dead outs, but the {3-Clubs} didn't save him.

Michael Berk us
Michael Berk
us Busted

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Wazwaz Felted

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

Steve Wazwaz was down to his last 18,000 and got it in with {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs} against against {a-}{9-}, either preflop or on the {9-}{5-}{3-} flop. The board finished out with two pair, fives and threes, and Wazwaz wished everyone good luck.

Steve Wazwaz US
Steve Wazwaz
US Busted

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