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March 25 - April 3, 2016

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Nathan Baum Leads Advancing 33 Day 1b Survivors with 252,000
Created (4/3/2016 2:21:08 AM by Admin System)

Day 1b of the Mid-States Poker Tour Running Aces Main Event attracted 170 entries, which along with Day 1a's 177 brought the total field up to 347 entrants, up from last September's 328. That has created a $347,000 prize pool that will be distributed to the top 36 players with the eventual winner taking home $83,773.

The man from Day 1b best positioned to make a run at it is Nathan Baum, who finished the 33 survivors as chip leader with a stack of 252,000. That is just slightly behind that of Day 1a chip leader Leo Fussy, who bagged 275,000.

Baum currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska, but before that spent time on the East coast. That's where he dabbled in poker at Parx Casino, notching five cashes for lifetime earnings of $24,377. That included $17,646 for a runner-up finish in the 2012 WPT Parx Open Poker Classic $1,000 Bounty and a win in the 2013 Parx Casino Monday Green Chip Bounty for $2,744.

Others who bagged big stacks were Aalok Arora (213,500), Adam Dahlin (188,500), Jephtah Olupo (183,500), and Babe O'Gorman (164,000), who round out the top five.

Some other players who advanced, albeit with smaller stacks, were former MSPT champ Rodger Johnson (126,500), past MSPT Running Aces winner Mark Sandness (105,500), Tyler Caspers (95,000), Kou Vang (70,500), and MSPT Team Pro Matt Kirby (64,500).

Of course not everyone was so lucky. Among those to fire and miss on Day 1b were MSPT Pro Blake Bohn; former MSPT Running Aces champ Ken Pates; World Series of Poker bracelet winner John Reading; Wisconsin's Matthew Vaughan, Rick Syverud, and Larry Ormson; and defending champ Peixin Liu, who was eliminated when his pocket aces were cracked on the turn by an opponent's two pair.

The 33 Day 1b survivors will join the 36 from Day 1a on Sunday at 11 a.m. local time for Day 2 action. That's when they'll play through the money on the way to crowning a champion. Of course you can follow the action throughout right here in the live blog, while the final table action will be live streamed with hole cards on a 15-minute delay.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts
Created (4/3/2016 2:19:38 AM by Admin System)

Nathan Baum is the Day 1b chip leader with 252,000 as 33 of 170 advanced to Day 2.

Nathan Baum - Lincoln, NE 252,000
Aalok Arora - Arden Hills, MN 213,500
Adam Dahlin - St. Paul, MN 188,500
Jephtah Olupo - Shakopee, MN 183,500
Babe Ogorman - Cannon Falls, MN 164,000
Borshak Stanislav - Chicago, IL 160,000
David Mandt - East Gull Lake, MN 147,000
Tyler Rustad - Tempe, AZ 144,000
Ray Monsoor - St. Paul, MN 129,500
Rodger Johnson - Grand Forks, ND 126,500
Brandon Dosch - Fargo, ND 118,500
Mark Sandness - Wayzata, MN 105,500
Dave Soderstrom - St. Paul, MN 98,500
Tyler Caspers - Echo, MN 95,000
Mark McHenry - Stillwater, MN 94,500
Bryan Rude - Baxter, MN 88,000
Michael Emanuelson - Orland Hills, IL 86,500
Joe Barnard - St. Paul, MN 85,000
Christian Schumacher - Maple Grove, MN 84,000
John Alexander - Minneapolis, MN 82,500
Keegan Brouillette - St. Louis Park, MN 78,500
Kou Vang - St. Paul, MN 70,500
JK Song - Minneapolis, MN 68,500
Matt Kirby - Bemidji, MN 64,500
Luke Mernin - Robbinsdadle, MN 63,500
Emily Gryskiewicz - Warroad, MN 56,763
David Bashel - Brooklyn Park, MN 54,500
Michael Mermin - Robbinsdale, MN 53,500
Curtis Vierstrato - Wahpeton, ND 53,500
Brad Luech - Bemidji, MN 51,000
Andy Redleaf - Minneapolis, MN 37,000
John Wilhelmy - Stacy, MN 36,500
DJ Buckley - Minnetonka, MN 31,500

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Four More Hands
Created (4/3/2016 1:53:35 AM by Admin System)

The tournament staff has just announced that the remaining players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for a full list of survivors with chip counts, a recap of the Day 1b action, and the seat draw for Day 2.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Shimelfarb Eliminated By Former MSPT Running Aces Champ
Created (4/3/2016 1:49:54 AM by Admin System)

Gennady Shimelfarb

Gennady Shimelfarb opened for 7,000 from middle position and was met by a three-bet to 19,000 by former MSPT Running Aces champ Mark Sandness. Action folded back to Shimelfarb, and he jammed for a bit more, which Sandness call.

Sandness:  as jd

Shimelfarb:  ks qs

The  Jx 10x 8x flop gave Shimelfarb an open-ended straight draw to go with his live cards, but none came in as both the turn and river were low cards.

Mark Sandness - 100,000

Gennady Shimelfarb - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Shimelfarb vs. Vang
Created (4/3/2016 1:25:38 AM by Admin System)

In the last hand of Level 13, Gennady Shimelfarb opened for 5,000 from early position and action folded all the way around to Kou Vang, who called from the big blind. Vang proceeded to check-call a bet of 7,500 on the  7s jd 9s before both players checked the  qd turn.

Action repeated itself on the  2h river and Vang revealed the  js 10d for a pair of jacks. It was good as Shimelfarb mucked his hand.

Gennady Shimelfarb - 25,000

Kou Vang - 70,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
A Round of Chip Counts
Created (4/3/2016 1:11:26 AM by Admin System)

David Mandt - 180,000

Nathan Baum - 165,000

Aalok Arora - 160,000

Babe O’Gorman - 145,000

Andy Redleaf - 140,000

Jephtah Olupo - 130,000

Adam Dahlin - 105,000

Gennady Shimelfarb - 65,000

Kou Vang - 55,000

Alan Carty - 50,000

Tyler Caspers - 45,000

Matt Kirby - 40,000

Mark Sandness - 40,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Kessler Done and Dusted
Created (4/3/2016 12:50:58 AM by Admin System)

Allen Kessler

Adam Dahlin opened for 4,000 from the cutoff and was met by an all-in three-bet to 24,000 by Allen Kessler on the button. Both blinds folded and Dahlin made a quick call.

Dahlin:  Ax Qx

Kessler:  Ax 6x

Kessler had a major kicker issue, and it didn’t get resolved as the board ran out dry.

“He’s opening every hand,” Kessler complained to no one in particular after the hand.

Kessler stated he is likely to head to Milwaukee for the MSPT Potawatomi next weekend.

Adam Dahlin - 155,000

Allen Kessler - Busted

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Last Break of the Night
Created (4/3/2016 12:33:29 AM by Admin System)

Players are now on their last 10-minute break of the day. When they return they’ll play two more 40-minute levels before bagging and tagging for the night.

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Boone Finished Off By Vierstraete
Created (4/3/2016 12:25:26 AM by Admin System)

Jim Boone

Curtis Vierstraete opened for 4,000 from middle position and Jim Boone, who had been crippled the hand before, called off his remaining 1,200. Nathan Baum then called from the small blind and both active players checked the  2s 3s 9d flop as well as the  2h turn.

When the  ah completed the board on the river, Baum checked and then folded when Vierstraete bet 6,000.

Vierstraete:  kd qh

Boone:  8s 6h

Vierstraete’s nut no pair was good, and Boone was eliminated from the tournament.

Curtis Vierstraete - 50,000

Jim Boone- Busted

  • Level: 11
  • Blinds: 600 / 1200
  • Ante: 200
Former MSPT Running Aces Champ David Gonia Gutted
Created (4/3/2016 12:04:48 AM by Admin System)

David Gonia

David Gonia, who won this very event back in 2013 for $93,940, was just eliminated from the tournament.

It happened in the last hand of Level 11 when Andy Karon shoved all in from the cutoff for 16,000 and a short-stacked Gonia called off for 12,000 from the button. Jim Boone then called from the small blind to put both players at risk.

Boone:  7d 7c

Gonia:  ks jd

Karon:  ah 3s

Boone was ahead, but not after the flop came down  5c da 3c to pair Karon’s ace. The  10d turn gave Gonia a gutshot to a queen, but it didn’t come in as the  ac paired the board on the river. Karon nearly tripled on the hand while Gonia wished the table luck and exited the tournament.

Jim Boone - 53,000

Andy Karon - 50,000

David Gonia - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
NE 
252,000  
62,000 
 
MN 
213,500  
13,500 
 
MN 
188,500  
33,500 
 
MN 
183,500  
73,500 
 
MN 
164,000  
39,000 
 
IL 
160,000  
160,000 
 
MN 
147,000  
53,000 
 
Tempe 
AZ 
144,000  
144,000 
 
MN 
129,500  
129,500 
 
ND 
126,500  
36,500 
 
Fargo 
ND 
118,500  
118,500 
 
MN 
105,500  
35,500 
 
MN 
98,500  
98,500 
 
Echo 
MN 
95,000  
55,000 
 
MN 
94,500  
94,500 
 
Baxter 
MN 
88,000  
88,000 
 
IL 
86,500  
86,500 
 
MN 
85,000  
85,000 
 
MN 
85,000  
85,000 
 
MN 
84,000  
34,000 
 
MN 
82,500  
82,500 
 
MN 
78,500  
78,500 
 
MN 
70,500  
500 
 
MN 
68,500  
68,500 
 
MN 
64,500  
35,500 
 
MN 
63,500  
63,500 
 
MN 
54,500  
54,500 
 
MN 
53,500  
53,500 
 
ND 
53,500  
23,500 
 
MN 
51,000  
51,000 
 
MN 
37,000  
73,000 
 
 
 
 
36,500  
36,500 
 
MN 
31,500  
10,500 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
NV 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Elroy 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Marion 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Austin 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
  
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
 
Canada 
0  
Busted 
 
Blaine 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Keota 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
MN 
$83,773
1,400
2
MN 
$50,264
1,200
3
NE 
$32,604
1,100
4
MN 
$22,786
1,000
5
IA 
$17,090
900
6
MN 
$13,403
800
7
Echo 
MN 
$11,393
700
8
MN 
$9,383
600
11
MN 
$6,367
400
14
MN 
$4,691
300
16
MN 
$3,350
200
17
MN 
$3,350
200
18
MN 
$3,350
200
19
MN 
$2,681
100
21
MN 
$2,681
100
23
Baxter 
MN 
$2,681
100
24
Duluth 
MN 
$2,681
100
25
MN 
$2,681
100
27
IL 
$2,681
100
28
Tempe 
AZ 
$2,111
50
32
MN 
$2,111
50
34
MN 
$2,111
50
35
MN 
$2,111
50
36
Eagan 
MN 
$2,111
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
170
Players Remaining
33
Average Chip Stack
103,030
Total Chips
3,400,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
252,000
213,500
188,500
183,500
164,000
160,000
147,000
144,000
129,500
10 
126,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
3,400
2,850
2,150
2,150
2,100
2,067
2,050
1,967
1,900
10 
1,833