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April 4 - 7, 2019

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Bradley Jansen Leads As 27 Bag Day 1B Of The MSPT Milwaukee Poker Open!
Created (4/6/2019 1:24:18 AM by Brandon Temple)

Day 1B of the MSPT Milwaukee Poker open saw 226 entrants fire away in hopes of netting a Day 2 bag, and when the smoke had cleared, Bradley Jansen and his bag of 352,000 held the lead over the field. That stack is behind the 494,000 chips of Day 1A chip leader Ed Rohloff. Jansen, who final tabled this very event in Season 8, will be looking to improve on his seventh place finish at the final table and notch his seventh career MSPT Main Event cash.

Others to amass a large stack include Jeremy Brown (315,500), Tom Gabriel (299,000), Steven Lauson (271,000), and Eric Winkie (245,000). More notables making it to Day 2 include Michael Kamenjarin (210,000), Umut Ozturk (181,000), former MSPT champ Ben Wiora (162,000), Paul “Big Daddy” Elfelt (144,500), Alex “F’n” Winter (134,500), MSPT Poker Bowl III Champ Brian Wilson (120,000), David “The Maven” Gutfreund (67,500) and two-time MSPT champ Jeremy Dresch (54,500).

Not everyone managed to make it to bag ‘n tag, however, and some of those to fall short include MSPT Hall Of Famer Rich Alsup, three-time MSPT champ Matt Kirby, two-time MSPT champ Andy Rubinberg, former MSPT champs Rob Wazwaz, Mike Shin, John Sun, Joe Matheson, Ahmed Taleb, Keith Heine, Josh Reichard, Jason Ramos, Ken Komberec, Travis Lauson, and Sean Munjal, and Madison Poker Community stalwart Michael Hanson.

Players have one final flight to attempt to earn a Day 2 bag, and the action for Day 1C kicks off at 3 PM, with registration open through the break at Level 12 (approximately 11:40 PM). Players that earn a Day 2 bag will return on Sunday, April 7th at 11 AM to play down to a winner. Be sure to tune into to the live blog for all the action straight from the tournament floor!

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
End Of Day 1B Chip Counts
Created (4/6/2019 1:20:18 AM by Brandon Temple)

BRADLEY JANSEN WEST BEND, WI 352,000
JEREMY BROWN BLOOMINGTON, IN 315,500
THOMAS GABRIEL CHICAGO, IL 299,000
STEVEN LAUSON MANITOWOC, WI 271,000
ERIC WINKIE BEAVER DAM, WI 245,000
SPENCER ALEXANDER DYER, IN 234,500
WILLIAM SCHAEFFER PLYMOUTH, WI 215,000
MICHAEL KAMENJARIN CHICAGO, IL 210,000
SHANE THORNE SHEBOYGAN, WI 193,500
JOE MESSINEO CLARENDON HILLS, IL 192,500
UMUT OZTURK APPLE VALLEY, MN 181,000
THOMAS SAUER MENOMONEE FALLS, WI 173,500
DANIEL SEPIOL MICHIGAN CITY, MI 166,500
BENJAMIN WIORA MAUSTON, WI 162,000
KEITH THURMAN LOMBARD, IL 152,500
PAUL ELFELT BROOKFIELD, WI 144,500
ALEX WINTER MINNEAPOLIS, MN 134,500
STEVEN ANDERSON CLARKLAKE, MI 134,500
DONNIE PHAN NASHVILLE, TN 129,500
ROBERT MORENO PLAINFIELD, IL 122,000
BRIAN WILSON S STE MARIE, ON 120,000
MICHAEL MECUM MADISON, WI 80,000
ROBERT DUNN CEDAR SPRINGS, MI 76,000
JOSEPH LANDAZZI NILES, IL 73,000
DAVID GUTFREUND CHICAGO, IL 67,500
JEREMY DRESCH FRIDLEY, MN 54,500
SARAH STEFAN CHICAGO, IL 30,500

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Three More Hands
Created (4/6/2019 1:14:24 AM by Brandon Temple)

Players will be playing three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for a full recap and chip counts.

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
MSPT Strategy: Four-Way All In With Four Pocket Pairs
Created (4/6/2019 12:30:10 AM by Ben Valder)

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: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
Late Night Chip Counts
Created (4/5/2019 11:50:14 PM by Brandon Temple)

Player Name Chip Count Previous Progress
Thomas Gabriel 210,000 210,000
Daniel Sepiol 175,000 175,000
Steve Anderson (MI) 165,000 130,000
Brian Wilson 165,000 160,000
Alex Winter 160,000 155,000
Donnie Phan 152,000 60,000
Jeremy Brown 145,000 58,000
Kyna England 130,000 40,000
John Brzozowski 128,000 90,000
Keith Thurman 118,000 105,000
Michael Mecum 116,500 120,000
Umut Ozturk 105,000 200,000
Benjamin Wiora 99,000 53,600
David Grandin 96,000 37,200
David Gutfreund 92,000 98,000
Bradley Jansen 92,000 0
Mike Shin 78,000 65,000
Matt Kirby 64,500 82,000
Rob WazWaz 63,000 90,000
Brad Sailor 57,000 70,000
Paul Elfelt 49,500 60,000
Jeremy Dresch 43,000 72,500

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
Last Break Of The Night
Created (4/5/2019 11:30:15 PM by Brandon Temple)

Players are on their last ten-minute break of the night. The 100 denomination chips will be raced off during this break. Registration for Day 1B of the MSPT Milwaukee Poker Open will close at the end of this break, with the final Day 1C flight commencing tomorrow at 3 PM.

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 2000
Donnie Phan's The Man!
Created (4/5/2019 11:29:14 PM by Brandon Temple)

Donnie Phan raised to 7,000 from UTG+1, and found four callers on the way to a flop. Action checked to Phan, and he ripped in his last 60,600. Umut Ozturk confirmed the amount on the button before calling, and everyone else folded.

Phan:
Ozturk:

Phan seemed shocked at Ozturk’s call, but Phan was still live with two overs and a straight draw. He bricked the turn, but jumped up and celebrated with a loud yell when the hit the river, giving him Broadway and the winner.

Donnie Phan - 160,000 (80 bb)
Umut Ozturk - 105,000 (52.5 bb)

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 2000
Steve Anderson Puts Kyna England To The Test
Created (4/5/2019 11:20:47 PM by Eric Anderson)

Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson raised to 5,000 from middle position, and only Kyna England called, from the cutoff.

On the flop, Anderson continued for 7,000 and England made another call.

When the hit the turn, Anderson asked how much England had, she moved her stack into position, and he said, “let’s play for it all” putting out a stack of chips.

England went in the tank for a full two minutes before folding, Anderson showed the .

“That’s what I thought you had.” England said, ”That’s what I thought you had.”

Steve Anderson 130,000 (65 bb)

  • Level: 12
  • Blinds: 1000 / 2000
  • Ante: 2000
MSPT Poker Bowl III Champ Brian Wilson Wins A Big Flip
Created (4/5/2019 11:15:49 PM by Brandon Temple)

Brian Wilson

Matt Kirby raised to 4,500 from UTG, and George Aldrich called in the cutoff. Brian Wilson three-bet jammed for 77,600 in the small blind, and Kirby folded. Aldrich tanked for some time before eventually calling off.

Aldrich:
Wilson:

It was a big flip for the duo, and Aldrich held on the flop. The turn left Wilson looking for an ace or king to survive.

“Goddammit!” Aldrich said when the fell on the river, and he knocked his chips over in frustration. After counting down his stack, it was determined he had 75,300, eliminating him from the tournament.

“Good luck guys,” Aldrich said after confirming his bustout.

Brian Wilson - 160,000 (80 bb)
George Aldrich - Busted

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
WI 
352,000  
352,000 
 
IN 
315,500  
315,500 
 
FL 
299,000  
299,000 
 
WI 
271,000  
271,000 
 
WI 
245,000  
245,000 
 
WI 
215,000  
215,000 
 
IL 
210,000  
210,000 
 
WI 
193,500  
193,500 
 
IL 
192,500  
192,500 
 
MN 
181,000  
181,000 
 
WI 
173,500  
173,500 
 
IN 
166,500  
166,500 
 
WI 
162,000  
162,000 
 
IL 
152,500  
152,500 
 
WI 
144,500  
144,500 
 
MI 
134,500  
134,500 
 
MN 
134,500  
134,500 
 
TN 
129,500  
129,500 
 
IL 
122,000  
122,000 
 
 
Canada 
120,000  
120,000 
 
WI 
80,000  
80,000 
 
MI 
76,000  
76,000 
 
Niles 
IL 
73,000  
73,000 
 
IL 
67,500  
67,500 
 
MN 
54,500  
54,500 
 
IL 
30,500  
30,500 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
NH 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Marne 
MI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
KY 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
IA 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
MO 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
KY 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
WI 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
OH 
0  
Busted 
 
MI 
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
226
Players Remaining
27
Average Chip Stack
167,407
Total Chips
4,520,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
352,000
315,500
299,000
271,000
245,000
215,000
210,000
193,500
192,500
10 
181,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
4,475
3,250
3,200
2,600
2,417
2,300
2,200
2,100
2,050
10 
2,050