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JACK Cleveland Casino

January 20 - 28, 2018

 
  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
Aaron Obstein Leads Headed Into Day 2 of Record-Breaking Field at JACK Cleveland Casino
Created (1/27/2018 11:11:26 PM by Admin System)

Day 1C of the $1,100 Cleveland Poker Open, the first MSPT ever held in Ohio and at JACK Cleveland Casino, attracted drew 288 entries, which along with 1A’s 111 and 1B’s 182 entries created a total field of 581 runners. That makes it both the largest poker tournament field and prize pool in Cleveland history!

The top 63 players will get paid a minimum of $2,141, while the eventual winner will take home $118,350.

After 16 levels of play, just 36 players remained with Buffalo, New York’s Aaron Obstein and his stack of 502,500 leading the pack. That is well ahead of 1B chip leader David Michael (366,000), who held a slight lead over Day 1A chip leader Frank Lagodich (364,500).

Rounding out the top five Day 1C stacks were Ray Ezzle (486,000), MSPT Season 7 FireKeepers champ Mike Shanahan (385,000), poker pro Nick Guagenti (309,500), and “Ronald Davis (288,000).

Others to bag and tag were Cleveland radio legend Michael “Triv” Trivisonno (225,500), Dan Wagner (213,000), Minnesota’s Brian Berthiaume (114,000), 2017 MSPT Indiana State Poker Champ Satish Thakur (70,500), and the equally short-stacked Mitchell Miller and Bobby Noel, who both made it through with 38,000.

Among those who failed to advance to Day 2 were Kimo Sabe Mezcal MSPT Season 8 Player of the Year Chris Meyers, MSPT Season 6 Player of the Year Mark Hodge, MSPT Season 4 Player of the Year Pat Steele, 2016 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Champ Andy Rubinberg, two-time MSPT champ Jason Zarlenga, and Colorado pros Sammy Aweida and Drew Schulz.

The surviving 75 players from all three flights (15 from 1A, 24 1B, and 36 1C) will then return at 11 a.m. on Sunday to play down to a winner.

Join us tomorrow as we continue to bring you all the action and eliminations on the way to crowning a winner here at the JACK Cleveland Casino!

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
End-of-Day 1C Chip Counts
Created (1/27/2018 11:06:34 PM by Admin System)

Aaron Obstein Buffalo, NY 502,500
Raymond Ezzie Beachwood, OH 486,000
Mike Shanahan Avon, IN 385,000
Nick Guagenti Westerville, OH 309,500
Ronald Davis West Lake, OH 288,000
Robert Loechel Ann Arbor, MI 277,500
Max Rastatter Mayfield Heights, OH 269,000
Mark Goulding 263,000
Ryan Wince Delaware, OH 239,000
Michael Trivisonno Cleveland, OH 225,500
Daniel Wagner Buffalo, NY 213,000
Bob Randall Columbia Station, OH 178,000
Kenneth Coppens Toledo, OH 158,500
Joseph Hanna Cleveland, OH 139,000
Vance Essak West Bloomfield, MI 133,500
Daniel Vandyke Canton, MI 123,000
Brian Berthiaume Cottage Grove, MN 114,000
Gary Silvey Avon Lake, OH 112,000
Steve Dimopoulos Detroit, MI 109,500
Frank Dellaria Burgettstown, PA 104,500
Ronnie Lamb 104,000
Derrick Brown 98,500
Silvio Derubeis Niagra Falls, NY 88,500
James Balestrere Kansas City, MO 86,000
Joel Frederick Detroit, MI 85,500
Michael Pempin 81,500
Ronald Bell Toledo, OH 80,500
Jianming Zeng Ann Arbor, MI 76,500
John Franciosi 74,000
Satish Thakur Farmington Hille, MI 70,500
Jerry Smith Akron, OH 70,000
Zinoviy Pelekh Plymouth, MI 55,000
Vitaliy Neyman Cleveland, OH 47,500
Scott Schneider Cleveland, OH 45,000
Mitchell Miller Canton, OH 38,000
Bobby Noel Pittsburgh, PA 38,000

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
Three More Hands
Created (1/27/2018 10:53:08 PM by Admin System)

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

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
Shark Tank Poker Club's Chris Roberts Busts Late
Created (1/27/2018 10:46:33 PM by Admin System)

Chris Roberts

Ronald Davis raised to 10,000 under the gun and Columbus’ Chris Roberts three-bet jammed for 45,500 from the hijack.

Kyle Royer flatted from the button, both blinds folded, and Davis called. Both active players then checked it down as the board ran out .

Roberts confidently rolled over the , but it was not good as Davis held a full house with the . Royer mucked.

“Good luck,” Roberts offered before heading for the exit.

“I couldn’t bet on that river,” Davis told Royer as he raked in the pot.

Ronald Davis - 280,000 (70 bb)
Chris Roberts - Busted

  • Level: 16
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 500
Some MSPT Love
Created (1/27/2018 10:33:03 PM by Admin System)

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Big Slick Does the Trick for Joseph Hanna
Created (1/27/2018 10:24:56 PM by Admin System)

Joseph Hanna

Action folded to Mark Goulding on the button and he raised to 7,000. Joseph Hanna responded by moving all in from the big blind and Goulding called.

Goulding:
Hanna:

Hanna was well out in front, and he stayed there as the board ran out to give him the better club flush.

Joseph Hanna - 110,000 (37 bb)

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
MSPT Season 8 POY Chris Meyers Eliminated By Buddy Dan Wagner
Created (1/27/2018 10:10:26 PM by Admin System)

Dan Wagner

Dan Wagner raised to 7,000 from middle position and his buddy, reigning MSPT Player of the Year Chris Meyers, called from the small blind. Derrick Brown came along from the big and three players went to the flop.

Two checks saw Wagner continue for 16,500 and Meyers woke up with an all-in check-raise to 54,000. Brown thought for a bit before folding from the big and Wagner made the call.

Wagner:
Meyers:

Wagner had the better ace, but Meyers got some help when the turn gave him the best flush draw. Unfortunately, diamonds weren’t his best friend as one failed to materialize on the river, which was the .

Dan Wagner - 200,000 (67 bb)
Chris Meyers - Busted

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Five Things to Do in Deadwood, South Dakota During MSPT Silverado Franklin
Created (1/27/2018 9:50:46 PM by Admin System)

For the first time ever, the MSPT is partnering with the historic Silverado-Franklin Hotel & Gaming Complex, which is located on Main Street in Deadwood, for the 2018 South Dakota State Poker Championship from April 14-22.

Deadwood, known for its gold rush history, is one of the most fabled cities in the United States. Founded in 1876 and country seat of Lawrence County, Deadwood – as in the entire city – was actually named a National Historic Landmark in 1961. That’s because it’s home to such legendary figures as “Wild” Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Al Swearengen, all immortalized in the critically-acclaimed HBO series Deadwood.

In 1989, gaming was reinstated in Deadwood. Combine that with the fact that it’s home to the “Dead Man’s Hand” (more on that below) and it’s the perfect place for a poker championship.

While we hope you’re busy all weekend long playing the South Dakota State Poker Championship, we also wanted to give you some suggestions on things to do in the case you find yourself with some extra time on your hands.

Have a Shot at Saloon #10

Nuttal & Mann’s is landmark saloon located at 657 Main Street and open until 2 a.m. daily. It was here that Wild Bill Hickok met his demise. With sawdust on the floor and thousands of artifacts and antiques decorating the walls, it’s really is a one-of-a-kind place.

Complimenting all that are historical re-enactments, live nightly music, unique signature shopping, live action gambling, and South Dakota's largest whiskey selection, offering over 171 Bourbons, Scotches & whiskeys.

Stroll Through Mount Moriah Cemetery

Mount Moriah, situated on a mountainous plateau overlooking Deadwood Gulch, is the burial place of famed icons like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Sol Star, Seth Bullock and other notable figures of the Wild West.

The cemetery is more than just a graveyard. It offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy a Late Victorian cemetery set in the backdrop of the northern Black Hills. The paved roads in the cemetery provide an excellent opportunity to explore the site.

The cemetery is open seven days a week 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. There is a $2.00 entrance fee.

Pay a Visit to Adams Museum

Opened in 1930 by W.E. Adams, the Adams Museum’s purpose is to preserve and display the history of the Black Hills. It’s there that you can see such treasures as Potato Creek Johnny’s 7.346 troy ounce gold nugget, N.C. Wyeth’s pencil sketch drawing of Western Legend Wild Bill Hickok, and a rare one-of-a-kind plesiosaur.

The Adams Museum is just a three-minute walk from Silverado Franklin Casino. It’s open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in April. A suggested donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Check Out Deadwood Distilling Company

Located at 645 Lower Main Street just a few blocks from the Silverado Franklin Casino, the Deadwood Distilling Company is a relatively new attraction in town. It’s there that you can take advantage of their “Free Moonshine Tasting,” which includes eights jars of their moonshine in flavors like apple pie, blackberry, strawberry, peach, red hot cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, and plain apple.

The 70-proof moonshine runs about $25 a bottle. You can also visit the retail shop for local jams, t-shirts, and other souvenirs. For more information, call (605) 920-8240.

Visit Mount Rushmore

Every American should visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Completed in 1941 under the direction of Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln, the sculpture's roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. It’s just an hour drive south of Deadwood, so if you’re coming to the MSPT Silverado, try not to miss it.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Updated Chip Counts from Table 30
Created (1/27/2018 9:46:48 PM by Admin System)

30 1 EMPTY
30 2 Raymond Ezzie 370,000
30 3 Frank Dellaria 110,000
30 4 Kenneth Coppens 250,000
30 5 Michael Trivisonno 115,000
30 6 Mark Goulding 310,000
30 7 Steve Dimopoulos 370,000
30 8 Joseph Hanna 90,000
30 9 Michael Pempin 120,000
30 10 Aaron Obstein 220,000

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 500
Updated Chip Counts from Table 29
Created (1/27/2018 9:46:23 PM by Admin System)

29 1 Brian Berthiaume 180,000
29 2 Ronald Bell 40,000
29 3 Kimlong Trieu 150,000
29 4 Ronnie Lamb 88,000
29 5 Chris Meyers 130,000
29 6 Derrick Brown 115,000
29 7 Robert Noel 130,000
29 8 John Franciosi 37,000
29 9 Nicholas Guagenti 260,000
29 10 Daniel Wagner 120,000

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
NY 
502,500  
502,500 
 
OH 
486,000  
486,000 
 
Avon 
IN 
385,000  
385,000 
 
OH 
309,500  
309,500 
 
OH 
288,000  
288,000 
 
ME 
277,500  
277,500 
 
OH 
269,000  
269,000 
 
NY 
263,000  
263,000 
 
OH 
239,000  
239,000 
 
OH 
225,500  
225,500 
 
NY 
213,000  
213,000 
 
OH 
178,000  
178,000 
 
Toledo 
OH 
158,500  
158,500 
 
Mentor 
OH 
139,000  
139,000 
 
MI 
133,500  
133,500 
 
Canton 
MI 
123,000  
123,000 
 
MN 
114,000  
114,000 
 
OH 
112,000  
112,000 
 
MI 
109,500  
109,500 
 
PA 
104,500  
104,500 
 
Denver 
CO 
104,000  
104,000 
 
MI 
98,500  
98,500 
 
NY 
88,500  
88,500 
 
MO 
86,000  
86,000 
 
MI 
85,500  
85,500 
 
OH 
81,500  
81,500 
 
Toledo 
OH 
80,500  
80,500 
 
MI 
76,500  
76,500 
 
MI 
74,000  
74,000 
 
MI 
70,500  
70,500 
 
Akron 
OH 
70,000  
70,000 
 
MI 
55,000  
55,000 
 
OH 
47,500  
47,500 
 
OH 
45,000  
45,000 
 
PA 
38,000  
38,000 
 
Canton 
OH 
38,000  
38,000 
 
OH 
0  
Busted 
 
OH 
0  
Busted 
 
OH 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
Pomona 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
FL 
0  
Busted 
  
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
NY 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
OH 
$118,350
1,700
2
NY 
$72,701
1,500
3
OH 
$52,976
1,400
4
Avon 
IN 
$39,450
1,300
5
Denver 
CO 
$29,869
1,200
7
OH 
$17,471
1,000
9
OH 
$10,708
800
10
MI 
$8,454
700
11
Toledo 
OH 
$8,454
700
13
OH 
$6,763
600
14
Canton 
OH 
$6,763
600
17
NY 
$5,636
500
19
NY 
$4,959
400
21
MI 
$4,959
400
22
Canton 
OH 
$4,114
300
24
Bryan 
OH 
$4,114
300
26
Austin 
TX 
$3,494
200
28
IL 
$2,705
150
31
OH 
$2,705
150
32
OH 
$2,705
150
33
OH 
$2,705
150
34
Canton 
OH 
$2,705
150
35
OH 
$2,705
150
36
OH 
$2,705
150
41
OH 
$2,423
100
43
Kent 
OH 
$2,423
100
44
OH 
$2,423
100
45
Toledo 
OH 
$2,423
100
48
Toledo 
OH 
$2,254
75
49
Canton 
MI 
$2,254
75
51
OH 
$2,254
75
53
Akron 
OH 
$2,254
75
54
OH 
$2,254
75
56
MI 
$2,142
50
58
Canton 
OH 
$2,142
50
61
MI 
$2,142
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
16
Blinds
2000 / 4000
Ante
500
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
288
Players Remaining
45
Average Chip Stack
128,000
Total Chips
5,760,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
502,500
486,000
385,000
309,500
288,000
277,500
269,000
263,000
239,000
10 
225,500
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
1,400
1,400
1,400
1,300
1,200
1,100
1,000
900
10 
700