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!