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April 4 - 7, 2019

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Ed Rohloff Leads As 16 Survive Day 1A Of The MSPT Milwaukee Poker Open
Created (4/5/2019 1:23:57 AM by Brandon Temple)

Day 1A of the MSPT Milwaukee Poker Open saw 136 entrants hit the felt in search of a Day 2 bag, and 16 of those players were able to secure the bag with 27:50 remaining in Level 15. Ed Rohloff of Weyauwega, Wisconsin was able to bag a hefty stack of 494,000 to claim the Day 1A chip lead. Rohloff already has one MSPT Final Table here at Potawatomi, finishing in fourth place in the Season 9 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship in November for $48,440. He’ll be looking to climb a few notches higher for his first MSPT championship with a strong Day 2 stack.

Others to bag big include Ryan Housel (333,000), Altanulzh Onom (277,500), Jason Reno (215,500), and Joe McArthur (194,000). Other notables able to secure a Day 2 bag include Michael Wolff (134,000), Mike Rieck (101,000), and Season 9 MSPT POY and MSPT Hall of Famer Aaron Johnson (55,000).

Not everyone was fortunate enough to find a bag, and some of those unable to make it through to Day 2 include Season 7 MSPT Potawatomi champ Travis Lauson, Season 8 MSPT Potawatomi Regional champ Craig Trost, three-time MSPT champ Matt Kirby, 2017 MNPokerMag POY Todd Melander, two-time MSPT champ Jeremy Dresch, and former MSPT champs Mike Shin and John Sun. Likewise, a large contingent from the popular Madison Poker Community tried their hand at a bag, and Bryon Dopkins, Al Chiozzi, Derek Dimaggio, Shawn Quinn, David Grandin, and Season 9 MSPT Wisconsin State Poker Championship final tablist Larry Wagner all failed to find a bag.

Day 1B kicks off tomorrow at 3 PM, and Day 1C will begin at 3 PM on Saturday, April 6th, with all players making it to Day 2 returning on Sunday, April 7th at 11 AM to play down to a champion. Be sure to stay tuned to the MSPT Live Reporting blog as we bring you all the action right from the tournament floor!

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
End Of Day 1A Chip Counts
Created (4/5/2019 1:22:33 AM by Brandon Temple)

Edward Rohloff WEYAUWEGA, WI 494,000
Ryan Housel NORTH LIBERTY, IA 333,000
Altanulzh Onom NORTHFIELD, IL 277,500
Jason Reno MADISON, WI 215,500
Joe McArthur PALATINE, IL 194,000
Daniel Yaquinto CHICAGO, IL 187,500
Kenneth Ulickey OCONOMOWOC, NV 160,000
Louie Brazzoni WAUKESHA, WI 149,000
Michael Wolff MADISON, WI 134,000
Brian Thomas GURNEE, IL 130,500
Michael Rieck LOUISIANA, MO 101,000
Yoon Kim CALEDONIA, WI 96,000
Robert Noe BUFFALO GROVE, IL 84,500
Steve Chen SKOKIE, IL 77,000
Aaron Johnson RED WING, MN 55,000
Ken Blaine KEWASKUM, WI 31,500

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Play Ends For The Night
Created (4/5/2019 1:17:33 AM by Brandon Temple)

With 27:50 remaining in Level 15, players reached the 12% threshold with 16 players remaining, ending play for the evening. Stay tuned for a full recap of all the days action, including end of day chip counts.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
Tough Spot for Joseph Rake
Created (4/5/2019 12:37:57 AM by Eric Anderson)

Joseph Rake

Edward Rohloff raised to 11,000 from under-the-gun. Joseph Rake called from the small blind and Matt Kirby defended the big blind.

All three players checked the flop.

When the came out on the turn, Rake bet 12,000 and both Kirby and Rohloff called.

Rake checked the river, Kirby bet 25,000, Rohloff called, and Rake anguished for thirty seconds before tossing in calling chips.

Kirby
Rohloff
Rake

Joseph Rake 160,000 (54 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
Late Night Chip Counts
Created (4/4/2019 11:54:41 PM by Brandon Temple)

Player NameChip CountPreviousProgress
Ryan Housel295,000295,000
Edward Rohloff285,00084,000
Matt Kirby198,00042,500
Joseph McArthur155,000155,000
Brian Thomas145,000125,000
Aaron Johnson140,00090,000
Michael Wolff (WI)96,00072,000
Jason Reno95,00060,000
Todd Melander70,00048,000
Hao "John" Sun70,000134,500
Mike Shin40,00045,000
Voytek Glab39,00041,500
Steve Jungmann35,00035,000

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
MSPT Strategy: Four-Way All In With Four Pocket Pairs
Created (4/4/2019 11:53:26 PM by Brandon Temple)

Craig Trost

On Day 1b of February’s MSPT Canterbury Park, it was Level 11 (1,000/1,500/1,500) when Vic Peppe jammed for 24,100 from UTG+1 and a player in middle position called off his last 16,600. The hijack then called off his last 18,000 and action fell to Craig Trost in the cutoff. He jammed over the top for 30,300 total, chasing out the rest of the field.

Peppe: 7♥7♠
Trost: Q♦Q♣
Middle Position: K♣K♥
Hijack: A♥A♦

All four players held pocket pairs, but after the 3♠4♠8♠ flop, Peppe had the best chance at cracking the other three pairs with his flush draw. The 4♣ turn was a brick, but Peppe celebrated with a loud yell and a fist pump after the J♠ fell on the river, giving him a flush and a double knockout, while leaving Trost on fumes.

It seemed like a pretty straightforward hand, but we decided to consult poker pro Jonathan Little of PokerCoaching.com to get his take.

MSPT: What are your thoughts on Peppe’s jam UTG+1? Should he have considered a smaller raise instead?

Little: Middle pairs from early position always prove to be difficult to play when shallowstacked. If you go all in, everyone yet to act who has a premium hand will call, which is a bad result. If you min-raise with the intention of folding to someone else’s all in, you will often be folding a hand that has plenty of equity, which is not ideal. Folding is usually a bit too tight. In this situation, given many of the players yet to act had 10 big blinds or fewer, going all in is perfectly fine. If most of the players had 24,000 or more, min-raising or even folding may be ideal.

Vic Peppe

MSPT: If you were in Trost’s shoes what sort of things would be going through your mind? Would you ever consider folding the queens in this spot? Why or why not?

Little: Whenever there is an all in and a call, it is safe to assume the caller has something that is at least reasonable. When there is a second caller, you can be confident that player has a premium hand. So, how do queens fare against what should be a strong initial all in and two callers? It turns out it has right around 30% equity, assuming relatively tight, but not incredibly tight,
ranges. This is way more than the required 25% equity. It is also worth mentioning that Peppe, who has either the weakest or second-weakest range, has more chips than the other two players, so even if Trost lost to one of the callers but beat Peppe, he would still have 12,000 chips. While it is never fun to call off in this situation, it is likely the best play unless either of the callers is known to play incredibly tightly.

PokerCoaching.com is an interactive poker learning experience from two-time WPT Champion Jonathan Little. Try it for free at PokerCoaching.com/mspt.

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 2000
Last Break Of The Night
Created (4/4/2019 11:30:43 PM by Brandon Temple)

Players are off on their final ten-minute break of the night. The 100 denomination chips will be raced off during this break, and at the completion of this break, registration for Day 1A of the MSPT Milwaukee Poker Open will come to a close. Two more starting flights remain on Friday and Saturday, both with a 3 PM start time.

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 2000
Fun Hand at a Fun Table
Created (4/4/2019 11:30:27 PM by Eric Anderson)

Daniel Yaquinto

As the table got balanced, Daniel Yaquinto, from Detroit, Michigan was seated in the big blind.

Joe McArthur in the cutoff raised to 5,000, Matt Kirby called from the small blind, and Yaquinto defended the big blind.

All three players checked the flop.

When the hit the turn, Yaquinto bet 4,000, McArthur raised to 20,000, Kirby quickly folded and Yaquinto moved all in.

McArthur asked for a count, the dealer broke down the stacks and told him, “106,600.” After thinking for a moment, McArthur released his hand.

Daniel Yaquinto - 140,000 (70 bb)
Joe McArthur - 220,000 (110 bb)

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 2000
Magic Turn Gets Michael Wolff Paid
Created (4/4/2019 11:25:32 PM by Brandon Temple)

Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff raised to 4,000 from UTG+1, and was called by Voytek Glab on the button as well as the big blind.

Action checked through the flop, and the big blind bet 4,000 on the turn. Wolff called and Glab folded.

The big blind fired 5,000 on the river, and Wolff quickly called. The big blind flipped over for queens and tens, but Wolff had him outkicked with his .

Michael Wolff - 72,000 (36 bb)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
WI 
494,000  
494,000 
 
IA 
333,000  
333,000 
 
IL 
277,500  
277,500 
 
WI 
215,500  
215,500 
 
IL 
194,000  
194,000 
 
IL 
187,500  
187,500 
 
WI 
160,000  
160,000 
 
WI 
149,000  
149,000 
 
WI 
134,000  
134,000 
 
Gurnee 
IL 
130,500  
130,500 
 
MO 
101,000  
101,000 
 
WI 
96,000  
96,000 
 
IL 
84,500  
84,500 
 
Skokie 
IL 
77,000  
77,000 
 
MN 
55,000  
55,000 
 
WI 
31,500  
31,500 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
NH 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
Verona 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
CO 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
Onslow 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
TN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
IL 
$126,998
1,700
2
IL 
$78,013
1,500
3
IL 
$56,847
1,400
4
 
Canada 
$42,333
1,300
5
WI 
$32,052
1,200
6
IN 
$24,190
1,100
9
WI 
$11,490
800
11
WI 
$9,071
700
12
WI 
$9,071
700
15
IL 
$7,257
600
16
MN 
$6,048
500
18
IL 
$6,048
500
20
IL 
$5,322
400
21
IL 
$5,322
400
22
IL 
$4,415
300
23
Gurnee 
IL 
$4,415
300
24
WI 
$4,415
300
25
WI 
$3,749
200
27
Niles 
IL 
$3,749
200
28
MO 
$2,903
150
31
MN 
$2,903
150
32
MO 
$2,903
150
33
WI 
$2,903
150
36
WI 
$2,903
150
38
MN 
$2,600
100
39
WI 
$2,600
100
40
IL 
$2,600
100
44
IL 
$2,600
100
45
IL 
$2,600
100
46
WI 
$2,419
75
47
MN 
$2,419
75
48
WI 
$2,419
75
49
IL 
$2,419
75
50
IL 
$2,419
75
52
WI 
$2,419
75
54
TN 
$2,419
75
55
WI 
$2,298
50
56
WI 
$2,298
50
57
MN 
$2,298
50
60
Skokie 
IL 
$2,298
50
61
WI 
$2,298
50
62
IL 
$2,298
50
63
WI 
$2,298
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
2000 / 4000
Ante
4000
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
136
Players Remaining
16
Average Chip Stack
170,000
Total Chips
2,720,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
494,000
333,000
277,500
215,500
194,000
187,500
160,000
149,000
134,000
10 
130,500
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