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Golden Gates Casino

March 30 - April 2, 2017

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Fernando Galvan Leads as 24 Players Survive Day 1B of the MSPT Season 8 Golden Gates Main Event
Created (3/31/2017 11:51:10 PM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1B of the MSPT Golden Gates in Black Hawk, Colorado drew 155 entries, which along with Day 1A’s 139 brings the current field up to 294 with Saturday’s Day 1C still to go. After 14 levels of play, just 24 players bagged chips and none more so than Fernando Galvan, who led the pack with 366,500. That is a little behind Day 1A chip leader Jim Morrison, who bagged 402,000.

Galvan, who hails from Denver, is seeking his first MSPT cash. Outside the tour, he has amassed $39,716 in career earnings including a career-high $20,000 for finishing fourth in the 2016 Colorado Poker Championships Kickoff Event.

Rounding out the top five Day 1B stacks are Baskaiyel Baker (276,500) Rich Dixon (201,000), Griffin Malatino (181,500), and David Hass (161,500).

Others who punched their ticket to Day 2, albeit with middling stacks, were Nader Wahdan (153,000), Michael Campbell (121,000), Eric Maier (87,000), Travis Northrope (62,500), and the short-stacked Matt Sargeant (27,000).

Among those to try and fall on Day 1A were Bryon Devonshire, Kevin Boudreau, Cy Church, Nikki Nelson, 2016 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker champ Andy Rubinberg and four-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Scott Stewart.

All of those players and any new ones looking to get in action will have one last chance to do so as the final flight will kick off at Noon local time on Saturday. We’ll be providing live updates greatest straight from the floor of the MSPT Golden Gates, so be sure to join us then.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (3/31/2017 11:50:00 PM by Chad Holloway)

Fernando Galvan 366,500
Baskaiyel Baker 276,500
Richard Dixon 201,000
Griffin Malatino 181,500
David Hass 161,500
Robert Mohn 159,000
Nader Wahdan 153,000
Ed Stiltner 146,500
Travis Maly 139,500
Fred Garcia 125,500
Michael Campbell 121,000
John Green 116,500
John Furjanic 110,500
Ian Winters 110,000
Ryan Simoneau 93,000
Brian Otterness 90,000
Eric Maier 87,000
William Black 79,500
Saad Vasquez 72,000
Daniel Notice 69,500
Colin McGuire 69,000
Joseph Michael 65,500
Travis Northrope 62,500
Matt Sargeant 27,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Two More Hands
Created (3/31/2017 11:31:24 PM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play just two more hands before bagging and tagging. Stay tuned for a list of survivors with chip counts and well as a recap of the Day 1B action.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Michael Campbell Finds Aces on River to Eliminate Mike Monetti
Created (3/31/2017 11:28:56 PM by Chad Holloway)

Michael Campbell

Mike Monetti got his stack of around 40,000 all in preflop and was primed for a double through Michael Campbell right at the end of the night.

Monetti:  qc qh
Campbell:  da qs

Monetti was looking to dodge an ace, and he did so on both the  5s 6d 4s flop and  9d turn. Unfortunately for him, that is when the  as spiked on the river to pair Campbell.

Michael Campbell - 120,000
Mike Monetti - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Robert Mohn Sets Up Eric Maier
Created (3/31/2017 11:08:37 PM by Chad Holloway)

Robert Mohn raised to 4,400 from the hijack and Eric Maier responded with a three-bet to 12,500 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Mohn and he called to see the  8d 5s jh flop.

Mohn checked, Maier bet 13,500, and Mohn check-raised all in for 58,100. Maier snap-called.

Maier:  as ah
Mohn:  jc jd

Mohn cracked aces by flopping a set, and they held after the  7d was run out on the turn followed by the  qh on the river.

Robert Mohn - 150,000
Eric Maier - 110,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Rich Dixon vs. Nader Wahdan
Created (3/31/2017 11:02:21 PM by Chad Holloway)

Nader Wahdan raised to 8,000 under the gun and Isaiah Easter called from the cutoff. Rich Dixon, who was on the button, also came along, and after both blinds folded the flop came out  5c 5d 9d.

All three players checked and then Wahdan bet 10,500 on the  4h turn. Easter folded, Dixon called, and the  da completed the board on the river.

Both players returned to checking and Wahdan tabled the  10h 10s. It was good as Dixon sent his hand to the muck.

Nader Wahdan - 170,000
Rich Dixon - 125,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Ed Stiltner Gets Lucky Double Through Ryan Simonea
Created (3/31/2017 10:50:22 PM by Chad Holloway)

Ryan Simoneau

Ryan Simoneau raised to 6,000 from middle position and action folded to Ed Stiltner, who three-bet all in for 23,300 from the small blind. Simoneau snap-called and Stiltner discovered the bad news.

Stilter:  8d 8c
Simoneau:  qc qs

Stilter was in bad shape, and he watched helplessly as the flop came down  6h kc js followed by the  6s on the turn. However, if you read the title of this post, then you know what came on the river... the  8h!

Ed Stiltner - 50,000
Ryan Simoneau - 40,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Brink Bets and Bets
Created (3/31/2017 10:38:07 PM by Chad Holloway)

Lawrence Brink limped the cutoff and Eric Maier did the same from the small blind. Andrew Ormsby checked his option from the big and three players took a flop of  js qc 3c.

Maier led out for 3,500, both his opponents called, and the dealer burned and turned the  2d.

Two checks opened the door for Brink to bet 6,500, and both Maier and Ormsby called. When the  jh completed the board on the river, both those players checked and Brink bet 25,000.

Maier folded and Ormsby flashed the  kc 10c before doing the same. Brink declined to show his hand.

Lawrence Brink - 70,000
Andrew Ormsby - 40,000

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Last Break of the Night
Created (3/31/2017 10:09:41 PM by Chad Holloway)

Players are now on their last 10-minute break of the night. When they return, they’ll play two more levels before bagging and tagging on Day 1B.

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Eric Maier Doubles Big Through Fernando Galvan
Created (3/31/2017 10:08:56 PM by Chad Holloway)

Eric Maier

Eric Maier opened for 5,200 under the gun only to have Fernando Galvan three-bet to 15,000 from middle position. Action folded back to Maier and he moved all in for 93,100, which Galvan snap-called.

Galvan:  kc kh
Maier:  ac as

It was a big cooler, and it cost Galvan a third of his stack after the board ran out  3d ah 7s 9h 7h.

Eric Maier - 190,000
Fernando Galvan - 190,000

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
Denver 
CO 
366,500  
366,500 
 
CO 
276,500  
276,500 
 
WY 
201,000  
201,000 
 
FL 
181,500  
181,500 
 
CO 
161,500  
161,500 
 
CO 
159,000  
159,000 
 
Aurora 
CO 
153,000  
153,000 
 
CO 
146,500  
146,500 
 
Denver 
CO 
139,500  
139,500 
 
CO 
125,500  
125,500 
 
SD 
121,000  
121,000 
 
 
 
 
116,500  
116,500 
 
CO 
110,500  
110,500 
 
Denver 
CO 
110,000  
110,000 
 
CO 
93,000  
93,000 
 
TX 
90,000  
90,000 
 
CO 
87,000  
87,000 
 
CO 
79,500  
79,500 
 
CO 
72,000  
72,000 
 
Denver 
CO 
69,500  
69,500 
 
IL 
69,000  
69,000 
 
Austin 
TX 
65,500  
65,500 
 
CO 
62,500  
62,500 
 
Arvada 
CO 
27,000  
27,000 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
WY 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
Denver 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
Denver 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
Denver 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
CA 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
Dayton 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
Frisco 
CO 
0  
Busted 
  
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
CO 
$109,881
1,500
2
Pomona 
NY 
$66,387
1,300
3
Austin 
TX 
$43,266
1,200
4
CO 
$29,989
1,100
5
CO 
$22,892
1,000
7
Denver 
CO 
$14,651
800
11
Denver 
CO 
$7,783
500
12
Denver 
CO 
$7,783
500
13
Denver 
CO 
$5,952
400
14
CO 
$5,952
400
15
Aurora 
CO 
$5,952
400
16
Golden 
CO 
$4,441
300
18
Austin 
TX 
$4,441
300
19
Aurora 
CO 
$3,434
200
21
 
 
 
$3,434
200
24
Denver 
CO 
$3,434
200
26
CO 
$3,434
200
28
Denver 
CO 
$2,747
100
29
Denver 
CO 
$2,747
100
30
Parker 
CO 
$2,747
100
32
CO 
$2,747
100
36
Denver 
CO 
$2,747
100
38
CO 
$2,289
50
39
Aurora 
CO 
$2,289
50
40
Denver 
CO 
$2,289
50
41
Denver 
CO 
$2,289
50
43
CO 
$2,289
50
45
WY 
$2,289
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
155
Players Remaining
24
Average Chip Stack
129,166
Total Chips
3,100,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
366,500
276,500
201,000
181,500
161,500
159,000
153,000
146,500
139,500
10 
125,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
1,700
1,500
1,400
1,300
1,200
1,100
1,000
900
10 
700