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!