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Day 1c Completed

Alex Madriaga Tops The MSPT Sycuan Casino $360 Regional Day 1c Leaderboard

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Alex Madriaga
Alex Madriaga

The opening day flights are complete in the $360 Regional at the 2021 MSPT United States Poker Championship. The Sycuan Casino events center in San Diego, CA hosted 250 entries on Day 1c, with 30 players advancing to Day 2.

Those 30 players will join the 13 survivors from Day 1a and 23 players that emerged from Day 1c. The combined field of 66 players will return for Day 2 Sunday at 11 a.m.

The tournament will play to a champion tomorrow, with a $33,149 first-place prize on the line. A total of 54 players will make it into the payout structure, all vying for a piece of the $155,700 prize pool.

Alex Madriaga (694,000) ended Day 1c as the chip leader from Saturday's flight, and he'll enter Day 2 as the overall tournament chip leader.

Other big stacks emerging from Day 1c included Matt Bradford (510,000), Tim Daly (468,000), Dana Katzenmeier (441,000) and Tim Tang (424,000).

Some of the big names not making it through any of the Day 1 flights included Ben Moon and Nick Pupillo. MSPT all-time money leader Richard Alsup (130,000) is in the mix after making through Day 1c, along with players like Chris Carney (344,000) and Fredrick Schneider (207,000).

Play resumes at Level 16 Sunday, with the blinds at 3,000/6,000/6,000. Day 2 will play through 30-minute levels until a champion is crowned.

Keep it right here with the PokerNews live reporting team Sunday to see who goes home with the MSPT $360 Regional championship!

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Alex Madriaga
Alex Madriaga
694,000
Matt Bradford
Matt Bradford
510,000 235,000
Tim Daly us
Tim Daly
us 468,000 43,000
Dana Katzenmeier us
Dana Katzenmeier
us 441,000 19,000
Tim Tang
Tim Tang
424,000 298,000
Adam Martel
Adam Martel
416,000
Chris Carney
Chris Carney
344,000 114,000
Martin McLane
Martin McLane
268,000
Benjamin Chung
Benjamin Chung
224,000
Fredrick Schneider
Fredrick Schneider
207,000
Zhenyu Zhu
Zhenyu Zhu
198,000
Ricardo Mendoza
Ricardo Mendoza
197,000
Mingo Abernathy
Mingo Abernathy
196,000 -19,000
Keith Morgan us
Keith Morgan
us 145,000
Daniel Gonzalez us
Daniel Gonzalez
us 143,000
Richard Alsup us
Richard Alsup
us 130,000
Amy DeVaudrevil
Amy DeVaudrevil
124,000
Ronnie Press
Ronnie Press
121,000 35,000
Ja Mo Koo
Ja Mo Koo
109,000
Derek Jensen us
Derek Jensen
us 107,000 -33,000
Vidhi Seem us
Vidhi Seem
us 107,000 -8,000
Andre Baskins
Andre Baskins
106,000
Lourette Thurber
Lourette Thurber
90,000
Anthony Lee
Anthony Lee
77,000
Darryl Cooper
Darryl Cooper
74,000

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Day 1c Complete

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

The final Day 1 flight is over at the MSPT Sycuan Casino $360 Regional. Stay tuned for end-of-day chip counts and a full recap of today's action.

Three More Hands

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

Day 1c action will play through three more hands before the flight ends.

Katzenmeier Eclipses 400k

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Dana Katzenmeier
Dana Katzenmeier

An interesting situation developed between Dana Katzenmeier and an opponent. Katzenmeier, on the small blind, bet 23,000 on the river with the board showing {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Spades}{k-Spades}{9-Clubs}.

His opponent, in the big blind, put out a number of chips that was more than a call, but less than a raise. The dealer declared it a raise, by rule, to 46,000.

Katzenmeier then three-bet to 73,000, and the opponent made a reluctant call. The 100k-plus pot went Katnzemeier's way, and he has one of the top stacks in the room as Day 1c approaches the end of play.

Dana Katzenmeier us
Dana Katzenmeier
us 422,000 97,000

Tags: Dana Katzenmeier

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

Chip Counts

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Tim Daly us
Tim Daly
us 425,000
Dana Katzenmeier us
Dana Katzenmeier
us 325,000
Seth Harmes
Seth Harmes
260,000 30,000
Seung Hun
Seung Hun
245,000 93,000
Mingo Abernathy
Mingo Abernathy
215,000
Weslee Brown
Weslee Brown
213,000 20,000
Tim Tung
Tim Tung
155,000
Derek Jensen us
Derek Jensen
us 140,000 23,000
Vidhi Seem us
Vidhi Seem
us 115,000 25,000
Rip Fritzer us
Rip Fritzer
us 80,000 23,000
Jason Singleton
Jason Singleton
Busted
Tavish Margers us
Tavish Margers
us Busted
Kenny Campbell
Kenny Campbell
Busted
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us Busted
Art Boson
Art Boson
Busted
George Mutashobya
George Mutashobya
Busted
Steve Sharp
Steve Sharp
Busted
David Leese us
David Leese
us Busted
Daniel Simmons
Daniel Simmons
Busted
Benjamin Moon us
Benjamin Moon
us Busted
Maurice Thomas
Maurice Thomas
Busted
Nissar Quraishi us
Nissar Quraishi
us Busted

Bradford KOs Hoover

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

Brent Hoover, in the cutoff, and Matt Bradford, on the button, got all of the chips in preflop, with Hoover's tournament life at risk.

Brent Hoover: {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Matt Bradford: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Board: {7-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{3-Spades}{a-Spades}{7-Clubs}

Bradford is sitting on one of the biggest stacks in the room after eliminating Hoover.

Matt Bradford
Matt Bradford
275,000 150,000
Brent Hoover
Brent Hoover
Busted

Tags: Matt BradfordBrent Hoover

Level:
14
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
4,000