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Potawatomi Casino

November 11 - 19, 2017

 
  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Adam Dembowski leads as 71 advance from Day 1B of record-breaking 2017 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship
Created (11/19/2017 2:25:46 AM by Chad Holloway)

Day 1B of the 2017 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship, which for the first time is being held at Milwaukee’s Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, drew 390 runners, which along with 1A’s 311 entries brought the total field up to 701 entries.

That surpassed February’s 677 entries from the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event to become the largest major poker tournament ($1,000+ buy-in) in Wisconsin history. It also made it the largest MSPT Potawatomi in history surpassing the previous record of 635 entries set back in the Spring of 2016.

The large turnout means the top 72 players will get paid a minimum of $2,239, while the eventual winner will walk away with a $139,086 first-place prize.

After 14 levels of play on Saturday, the field was whittled down to 71 players with Adam Dembowski and his stack of 437,500 leading the way. That is a good bit ahead of Day 1A chip leader Jill Bryant, who made it through with 339,000.

Dembowski has two tour cashes on his poker résumé. Back in April 2015, he placed 38th in the MSPT Potawatomi for $2,704, and last season he took 102nd in one of our $350 Regional Events for $678.Dembowski is also fresh off winning his first WSOP Circuit gold ring, which he did at Horseshoe Hammond back in October.

Others to bad and tag on 1B were Adam Westell (374,500), Nik Stone (190,500), MSPT Season 7 Player of the Year Rich Alsup (181,000), Rob Wazwaz (153,500), reigning MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Champ Andy Rubinberg (126,500), MSPT Season 6 Player of the Year Mark Hodge (67,500), 2016 MSPT Michigan State Poker Champion Brett Blackwood (47,500), and inaugural MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Champ Ben Wiora (47,000).

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to survive the night. Among those to try and fall were reigning MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Champion Andy Rubinberg, WSOP bracelet winner John Reading, Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon, MSPT Season 4 Player of the Year Pat Steele, #MSPT100 winner Jason Ramos, and two-time champ MSPT Jeremy Dresch, and Keith Heine, who currently sits second on the Kimo Sabe Mezcal MSPT Season 8 Player of the Year Leaderboard.

The surviving 125 players from the two starting flights (71 players from 1B, 54 from 1A) will return at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Day 2 will play down to a winner, and of course we’ll be there to capture all the action and eliminations straight from the tournament floor. Be sure to join us then!

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (11/19/2017 2:20:23 AM by Chad Holloway)

Adam Dembowski 437,500
Adam Westell 374,500
Jeffry Schwartz 285,000
Brek Schutten 248,500
Richard Rosas 222,000
Gerald Siemienas 219,500
Frank Maggio 196,000
Nik Stone 190,500
Paul Flynn 186,000
Robert Lay 184,000
Rich Alsup 181,000
Richard Bai 174,500
David Harth 172,000
Byron Ziebell 169,000
Rob Wazwaz 153,500
Steve Anderson 151,000
Victor Sapozhnikov 146,500
Tammi Endemann 145,000
Daniel Stickel 142,000
Cody Brin 140,000
James Lindau 139,000
Andy Rubinberg 126,500
James Dyer 125,000
John Colella 123,000
Nicola Ditrapani 118,000
Bryan Skreens 117,500
Brent Radcliff 113,000
Sorin Marinca 108,000
Robert Peppe 105,500
Yoon Kim 103,000
Mark Morris 98,500
John Rumishek 96,000
The Nguyen 95,000
Robert Noe 88,000
Michael Levine 84,000
Cheryl Choon 82,500
Caleb Swenson 81,000
Josh Sigale 79,000
Andrian Kulyna 78,500
John Simon 77,500
Christopher Weber 75,500
Jacob Schroeder 75,000
Kevin Ewald 71,000
Qui Tran 70,500
Tom Peebles 70,000
Russell De Vilbiss 69,500
Mark Hodge 67,500
Kevin Malis 66,500
Joseph Pusateri 65,000
Steven Jungmann 64,500
Rick Syverud 61,500
Reggie Mims 61,500
Dustin Engel 60,500
Garrett Riley 59,500
Roger Polark 59,000
Michael Schlegel 53,500
Paul Rohloff 51,500
Mikiyo Aoki 51,500
DJ Buckley 48,000
Brett Blackwood 47,500
Ben Wiora 47,000
Robert Yench 46,500
Dylan Mandeville 46,000
Robert Lowe 44,000
Michael Scorsone 41,000
Scott Kunkel 39,500
Robert Lisser 39,500
Matthew Ducharme 37,500
Zackary Estes 28,500
Lucas Mernin 25,000
Lokesh Subramania 17,000

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Four More Hands
Created (11/19/2017 1:52:27 AM by Chad Holloway)

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1B. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts, a recap of the day’s action, and the Day 2 seat draw.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1200 / 2400
  • Ante: 400
Garrett Riley Doubles Through Casey Carroll
Created (11/19/2017 1:36:51 AM by Chad Holloway)

Casey Carroll

Garrett Riley got his stack of 29,000 all in preflop and was in prime position to double through HPT champ Casey Carroll.

Carroll:
Riley:

Carroll needed some help, but he came up empty as the board ran out a dry .

Carroll was left with 3,400 after the hand, but those chips disappeared a short time later.

Garrett Riley - 60,000 (25 bb)
Casey Carroll - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Adam Dembowski, Soul Crusher
Created (11/19/2017 1:34:12 AM by Brandon Temple)

Adam Demowski

Rick Syverud raised to 5,000 from early-position, and was three-bet to 13,500 by Adam Dembowski in middle-position. John Schroeder pumped things up with a four-bet to 28,500, which was enough to get Syverud out of the way, but Dembowski made the call.

The flop saw Schroeder tank for about a minute before betting 30,500. Dembowski thought briefly, then softly said, “All in,” which was snapped off by Schroeder.

Dembowski:
Schroeder:

Dembowski flopped top pair, but ran smack into Schroeder’s flopped Broadway straight.

The on the turn had someone say “Hearts!” and lo and behold, the spiked on the river to give Dembowski an unlikely flush and a miracle winner!

“F***!” Schroeder said as his tournament was ended. Demowski pumped his fist and said, “Yes!” as he jumped to over 350,000 as the end of Day 1B approaches.

Adam Demowski - 360,000 (180 bb)
John Schroeder - Busted

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Joseph Pusuteri Saved By a Great 8 on the River
Created (11/19/2017 1:25:56 AM by Chad Holloway)

Joseph Pusuteri

In the last hand of Level 13, Joseph Pusuteri four-bet all in for 38,900 and Daniel McGown, who had three-bet him, quickly made the call.

McGown:
Pusuteri:

Pusuteri was in a world of hurt, but as you’ve surely deduced from the title, he got lucky to stay alive after the board ran out .

Daniel McGown - 110,000 (55 bb)
Joseph Pusuteri - 80,000 (40 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Late Night Shots
Created (11/19/2017 1:13:43 AM by Chad Holloway)

Bryan Skreens
Adam Westall
Ivjot Kohli
Garrett Riley
James Lindau

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Tammi Endemann Trips Up John Rumishek
Created (11/19/2017 1:10:43 AM by Brandon Temple)

Tammi Endemann

Tammi Endemann and John Rumishek ended up all-in on a flop, the former for her last 57,700.

“You have aces?” Rumishek asked Endemann, who shook her head.

Endemann:
Rumishek:

“That’s what I get for being tricky with kings,” he lamented.

The was of no consequence, and the actually improved Endemann to a full house, securing her a big double.

“Sorry, I like you...not the sweatshirt, but I like you.” Endemann said, referencing Rumishek’s Pittsburgh Steelers sweatshirt.

Tammi Endemann - 160,000 (80 bb)
John Rumishek - 40,000 (20 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 300
Daniel Stickel More Than Doubles While Zachary Graydon Falls
Created (11/19/2017 12:58:55 AM by Chad Holloway)

Daniel Stickel

We missed the preflop action, but we do know that both Zach Graydon and Daniel Stickel got all in against Sorin Marinca.

Stickel:
Marinca:
Graydon:

Stickel got it in with the best hand, and it actually held after the board ran out a clean . With that, Stickel more than doubled while Graydon hit the rail.

Sorin Marinca - 84,000 (42 bb)
Daniel Stickel - 80,000 (40 bb)
Zachary Graydon - Busted

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 800 / 1600
  • Ante: 200
Last Break of the Night
Created (11/19/2017 12:28:54 AM 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.

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
IL 
437,500  
437,500 
 
IL 
374,500  
374,500 
 
WI 
285,000  
285,000 
 
MI 
248,500  
248,500 
 
IL 
222,000  
222,000 
 
IL 
219,500  
219,500 
 
IL 
196,000  
196,000 
 
WI 
190,500  
190,500 
 
WI 
186,000  
186,000 
 
IL 
184,000  
184,000 
 
MN 
181,000  
181,000 
 
IL 
174,500  
174,500 
 
WI 
172,000  
172,000 
 
WI 
169,000  
169,000 
 
MN 
153,500  
153,500 
 
MI 
151,000  
151,000 
 
IL 
146,500  
146,500 
 
WI 
145,000  
145,000 
 
IL 
142,000  
142,000 
 
IL 
140,000  
140,000 
 
WI 
139,000  
139,000 
 
IL 
126,500  
126,500 
 
WI 
125,000  
125,000 
 
IL 
123,000  
123,000 
 
IL 
118,000  
118,000 
 
IL 
117,500  
117,500 
 
IL 
113,000  
113,000 
 
IL 
108,000  
108,000 
 
IL 
105,500  
105,500 
 
WI 
103,000  
103,000 
 
MI 
98,500  
98,500 
 
IL 
96,000  
96,000 
 
IL 
88,000  
88,000 
 
Elgin 
IL 
84,000  
84,000 
 
IL 
82,500  
82,500 
 
WI 
81,000  
81,000 
 
IL 
79,000  
79,000 
 
IL 
78,500  
78,500 
 
IL 
77,500  
77,500 
 
IL 
75,500  
75,500 
 
Aurora 
CO 
75,000  
75,000 
 
WI 
71,000  
71,000 
 
Butler 
WI 
70,500  
70,500 
 
WI 
70,000  
70,000 
 
WI 
69,500  
69,500 
 
FL 
67,500  
67,500 
 
IL 
66,500  
66,500 
 
IL 
65,000  
65,000 
 
IL 
64,500  
64,500 
 
WI 
61,500  
61,500 
 
WI 
61,500  
61,500 
 
Neenah 
WI 
60,500  
60,500 
 
Quincy 
IL 
59,500  
59,500 
 
IL 
59,000  
59,000 
 
IL 
53,500  
53,500 
 
WI 
51,500  
51,500 
 
MT 
51,500  
51,500 
 
MN 
48,000  
48,000 
 
MI 
47,500  
47,500 
 
WI 
47,000  
47,000 
 
WI 
46,500  
46,500 
 
WI 
46,000  
46,000 
 
IL 
44,000  
44,000 
 
WI 
41,000  
41,000 
 
WI 
39,500  
39,500 
 
WI 
39,500  
39,500 
 
WI 
37,500  
37,500 
 
Alton 
IL 
28,500  
28,500 
 
MN 
25,000  
25,000 
 
IL 
17,000  
17,000 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
Baylis 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MO 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
  
Avon 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
GA 
0  
Busted 
 
Onslow 
IA 
0  
Busted 
  
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
IL 
$139,086
1,700
3
IL 
$63,098
1,400
4
WI 
$46,814
1,300
5
WI 
$35,280
1,200
6
OR 
$26,460
1,100
7
MN 
$20,354
1,000
8
IL 
$16,283
900
10
WI 
$10,177
700
11
IL 
$10,177
700
13
IL 
$8,142
600
14
WI 
$8,142
600
15
IL 
$8,142
600
16
IL 
$6,785
500
17
IL 
$6,785
500
21
WI 
$5,835
400
22
IL 
$4,885
400
25
IL 
$3,935
400
26
IL 
$3,935
400
29
IL 
$2,985
300
30
WI 
$2,985
300
31
IL 
$2,985
300
33
MN 
$2,985
300
34
IL 
$2,985
300
35
Marion 
IA 
$2,985
300
37
Elgin 
IL 
$2,646
200
38
Beloit 
WI 
$2,646
200
39
IL 
$2,646
200
40
Skokie 
IL 
$2,646
200
41
MI 
$2,646
200
46
IL 
$2,510
100
47
Aurora 
IL 
$2,510
100
48
WI 
$2,510
100
49
IL 
$2,510
100
50
IL 
$2,510
100
53
WI 
$2,510
100
54
IL 
$2,510
100
55
MT 
$2,375
50
61
IL 
$2,375
50
62
NY 
$2,375
50
63
IL 
$2,375
50
66
IL 
$2,239
50
67
Butler 
WI 
$2,239
50
69
MN 
$2,239
50
71
IL 
$2,239
50
72
Trevor 
WI 
$2,239
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
14
Blinds
1200 / 2400
Ante
400
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
390
Players Remaining
71
Average Chip Stack
109,859
Total Chips
7,800,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
437,500
374,500
285,000
248,500
222,000
219,500
196,000
190,500
186,000
10 
184,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
1,700
1,500
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,375
10 
1,375