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Canterbury Park

April 15 - 24, 2016

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
WSOP Bracelet Winner Adam Friedman Leads 39 Day 1a Survivors
Created (4/23/2016 2:24:50 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1a of the Mid-States Poker Tour Canterbury Park Main Event attracted 184 entries, which nearly met the advertised $200,000 guarantee in the first of two starting flights. After 14 levels of play, just 39 players remained with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Adam Friedman and his stack of 184,500 leading the way.

Adam Friedman

Friedman, who is visiting the Twin Cities for the first time after making the trip up from his home in Ohio, has $1,789,582 in lifetime cashes, which includes $269,037 for winning the 2012 WSOP Event #15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo after defeating Todd Brunson in heads-up play.

Others who bagged and tagged were defending champ Carl Carodenuto (162,000), two-time MSPT champ Johnny Hayes (135,500), and Minneapolis businessman and poker high roller John Morgan (110,500), MSPT Pro Blake Bohn (109,000), and Justin Thurlow (129,000).

Thurlow, who hails from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has $145,471 in lifetime earnings and is looking for his fourth MSPT cash. His first-ever came in July of last year when he finished runner-up to the aforementioned Bohn at the MSPT Meskwaki, which was good for $58,442. Thurlow then placed 16th here at Canterbury back in December, which earned him an additional $3,590, and most recently took 12th at the MSPT Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells back in February.

Of course not everyone was so lucky. Among those to fall on Day 1a were reigning MSPT Player of the Year Mark Hodge, MSPT Running Aces champ Luke Arora, Minnesota Poker Hall of Famer Mike Schneider, and MSPT Potawatomi champ Travis Lauson, who is also out in front in the MSPT Season 7 Player of the Year race.

Lauson fell in Level 11 (600/1,200/200) when he moved all in for his last 25,000 with ace-seven and Peixin Liu, a two-time MSPT champ and the tour's all-time money winner, called him with pocket eights. Liu flopped eights full of sixes and that was all she wrote for Lauson. Liu went on to bag 110,000.

Those who fell on Day 1a will have the opportunity to try again tomorrow, as Day 1b will kick off at 4 p.m. local time. The MSPT Live Blog will capture all the action, so be sure to check back then.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1a Chip Counts
Created (4/23/2016 2:23:29 AM by Chad Holloway)

Adam Friedman bags the Day 1a chip lead with 184,500 Canterbury Park
39 of 184 advance to Day 2
‪#‎canyoufeelit‬

Adam Friedman Gahanna, OH 184,500
Carl Carodenuto Bloomington, MN 162,000
Adam Mingo Fairbault, MN 157,000
Matthew Hamilton Minneapolis, MN 151,000
Christopher Keller Bismark, ND 145,000
John Hayes St. Paul, MN 135,500
Justin Thurlow Cottage Grove, MN 129,000
Cory Canaday New Brighton, MN 126,000
Jeff Taylor Eden Prairie, MN 116,500
Jason Seitz Shakopee, MN 111,500
John Morgan Minneapolis, MN 110,500
Peixin Liu Blaine, MN 110,000
Blake Bohn Burnsville, MN 109,000
Nathaniel Anderson Portland, OR 107,000
Mike Morgan Columbus, OH 107,000
Ron Olson St. Cloud, MN 102,500
Jon Kulkey Dayton, MN 100,500
Marius Toderici Chicago, IL 98,000
Robert O'Connell Minneapolis, MN 93,000
Richard Syverud Cross Plains, WI 91,500
Scott Johnson White Bear Lake, MN 87,000
Andrija Solovjev Franklin, WI 86,500
Daniel Buckley Eden Prairie, MN 84,000
TJ Ryan Oak Forest, IL 81,000
Ryan Hartmann Minneapolis, MN 79,000
Aaron Johnson Red Wing, MN 73,500
Wade Woelfel Mankato, MN 72,000
Brian Berthiaume South St. Paul, MN 71,000
Tony Hartmann Minneapolis, MN 68,000
John Reading Rochester, MN 68,000
Everett Willberg Bagley, MN 63,000
Richard Lewallen Stanley, WI 61,000
Ryan Weeks Kenyon, MN 56,000
Ryan Farrell Chaska, MN 54,500
Darren Ficek Inver Grove Heights, MN 48,500
Jay Philips North Branch, MN 42,000
Jung Lee Burnsville, MN 38,000
Dave Schoen Prescott, WI 26,000
Tim Coglianese Minneapolis, MN 20,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Five More Hands
Created (4/23/2016 2:00:36 AM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff has just informed the players that they will play five more hands at each table before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for a list of survivors with chip counts, as well as a full recap of the Day 1a action.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Defending Champ Saved on the River
Created (4/23/2016 1:59:48 AM by Chad Holloway)

Carl Carodenuto opened for 6,500 under the gun only to have an opponent three-bet to 17,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds all folded, and then Carodenuto thought for a minute or so before moving all in for 36,700 total. His opponent snap-called.

Carodenuto:  kh qd

Opponent:  da ks

Carodenuto was on the verge of elimination, and there was little hope after the  2s 10d 4h flop and  2h. However, as you can tell from the title of this post, the river was kind to him as the  qh spiked to keep his title defense alive!

Carl Carodenuto - 80,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Schneider Runs Into the Ladies
Created (4/23/2016 1:55:33 AM by Chad Holloway)

Mike Schneider got his last 20,000 or so all in preflop holding  Kx Qx and found himself in dire straits against the  Qx Qx of Aaron Johnson.

Schneider’s best bet at staying alive was to catch a king, but that didn’t happen as the board ran out low to send him to the rail just shy of Day 2.

Aaron Johnson - 85,000

Mike Schneider - 20,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Carodenuto Bleeding; Reading Doubles
Created (4/23/2016 1:45:02 AM by Chad Holloway)

Not long ago defending champ Carl Carodenuto was the chip leader with 210,000. He now has 38,000.

Carodenuto’s most recent hit came after a player opened with a raise and WSOP bracelet winner John Reading three-bet all in for 30,700. Carodenuto moved all in over the top from the small blind, which inspired both the big blind and original raiser to fold.

Carodenuto:  as kh

Reading:  da 6d

Reading had a kicker problem, but it got resolved on the  6c 9s jd flop. The  5s turn was of no consequence, while the  6s improved Reading to trips to give him a welcomed double.

John Reading - 68,000

Carl Carodenuto - 38,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Vang Disappears
Created (4/23/2016 1:41:50 AM by Chad Holloway)

Kou Vang had been nursing a short stack for a couple of levels, and unfortunately for him he won’t be running it up.

Vang’s final hand happened after a player opened with a raise holding  Ax 10x, another player called, and Vang shipped holding  Kx Jx. The initial raiser isolated by moving all in over the top, and an ace-high flop put a dagger through Vang’s heart.

Kou Vang - Busted

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Wazwaz Fails to Make Day 2
Created (4/23/2016 1:35:01 AM by Chad Holloway)

Ron Olson of St. Cloud, Minnesota opened with a raise only to have Rob Wazwaz three-bet jam his short stack. Action folded back to Olson and he snap-called.

Olson:  Qx Qx

Wazwaz:  6x 6x

Wazwaz’s boxcars were in big trouble, and he failed to get lucky as the board ran out dry to send him to the rail in the last level of the night.

Ron Olson - 80,000

Rob Wazwaz - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Willberg Looking to Freeroll His Way to Day 2
Created (4/23/2016 1:21:53 AM by Chad Holloway)

Everett Willberg

Ryan Hartmann raised to 5,700 from early position, and Bagley’s Everett Willberg, who won his way into this tournament via a bar league freeroll, called from the hijack. The rest of the players folded and it was heads-up action to the flop, which came down  8s jd 8d.

Hartmann checked, Willberg did the same, and the dealer burned and turned the  2h. Hartmann took a stab at the pot with a bet of 10,600, but wound up folding after Willberg jammed for 52,800.

Everett Willberg - 74,000

Ryan Hartmann - 50,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Various Chip Counts from Around the Room
Created (4/23/2016 12:59:30 AM by Chad Holloway)

Justin Thurlow - 202,000

Carl Carodenuto - 170,000

Wade Woelfel - 100,000

Rick Syverud - 100,000

Brian Berthiaume - 90,000

John Morgan - 92,000

Peixin Liu - 87,000

Jay Philips - 80,000

Jason Seitz - 75,000

Tony Hartmann - 72,000

Marius Toderici - 70,000

Andrija Solovjev - 70,000

Ryan Hartmann - 70,000

John Reading - 70,000

Blake Bohn - 50,000

Johnny Hayes - 50,000

TJ Ryan - 45,000

Aaron Johnson - 40,000

Mike Schneider - 40,000

Rob Wazwaz - 39,000

DJ Buckley - 28,000

Dave Delaney - 23,000

Kou Vang - 13,000

Dan “DQ” Hendrickson - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
OH 
184,500  
99,500 
 
MN 
162,000  
64,000 
 
MN 
157,000  
65,000 
 
MN 
151,000  
59,000 
 
ND 
145,000  
53,000 
 
MN 
133,500  
83,500 
 
MN 
129,000  
71,000 
 
MN 
126,000  
34,000 
 
MN 
116,500  
116,500 
 
MN 
111,500  
21,500 
 
MN 
110,500  
25,500 
 
Blaine 
MN 
110,000  
20,000 
 
MN 
109,000  
29,000 
 
OR 
107,000  
107,000 
 
OH 
107,000  
107,000 
 
MN 
102,500  
12,500 
 
MN 
100,500  
100,500 
 
IL 
98,000  
28,000 
 
MN 
93,000  
93,000 
 
WI 
91,500  
18,500 
 
MN 
87,000  
87,000 
 
WI 
86,500  
36,500 
 
MN 
84,000  
26,000 
 
IL 
81,000  
36,000 
 
MN 
79,000  
9,000 
 
MN 
73,500  
13,500 
 
MN 
72,000  
38,000 
 
MN 
71,000  
9,000 
 
MN 
68,000  
4,000 
 
MN 
68,000  
37,300 
 
Bagley 
MN 
63,000  
11,000 
 
WI 
61,000  
61,000 
 
Kenyon 
MN 
56,000  
56,000 
 
Chaska 
MN 
54,500  
54,500 
 
MN 
48,500  
48,500 
 
MN 
42,000  
38,000 
 
MN 
38,000  
38,000 
 
WI 
26,000  
26,000 
 
MN 
20,000  
20,000 
 
Orono 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Mound 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Austin 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Blaine 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Ripon 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Keota 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
3
MN 
$35,341
1,100
4
OH 
$24,699
1,000
5
MN 
$18,524
900
6
MN 
$14,529
800
7
IL 
$12,349
700
11
IL 
$6,902
400
15
VA 
$5,085
300
17
MN 
$3,632
200
18
WI 
$3,632
200
19
MN 
$2,906
100
21
MN 
$2,906
100
23
MN 
$2,906
100
25
MN 
$2,906
100
26
MN 
$2,906
100
27
MN 
$2,906
100
28
MN 
$2,288
50
29
MN 
$2,288
50
32
MN 
$2,288
50
34
Chaska 
MN 
$2,288
50
36
OH 
$2,288
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
184
Players Remaining
39
Average Chip Stack
92,000
Total Chips
3,680,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
184,500
162,000
157,000
151,000
145,000
133,500
129,000
126,000
116,500
10 
111,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
5,725
4,442
3,500
3,450
3,425
3,250
3,000
2,900
2,800
10 
2,800