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Silverado-Franklin

May 3 - 5, 2019

 
  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Billy Etherington Leads As 19 Advance From Day 1A Of The MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship
Created (5/4/2019 3:10:47 AM by Brandon Temple)

For the second year in a row, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) has partnered with Silverado-Franklin Casino for the 2019 MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship, a tournament that dates back to 2011. 107 players hit the felt in search of a Day 2 bag, but only 19 players would make it through the fifteen-level Day 1A, with Billy Etherington and his bag of 208,000 leading the way. Etherington, residing right here in Deadwood, will be looking for his first MSPT cash.

The rest of the top five include Leroy Dubray (193,500), Season 8 MSPT Grand Falls Regional champ Travis Gant (168,000), Tom Hammers (165,000), and Rudy Stanko (159,500). Others able to find a bag include Michael Campbell (127,000), Ryan Remington (106,000), Delbert Ghost Bear (100,000), Season 8 MSPT POY Chris Meyers (76,000), and Travis Sweet (26,500).

Not everyone was able to find a bag, however, and among those to fall on Day 1A were Season 9 MSPT POY Aaron Johnson, Canadian pro Eric Wasylenko, Alex “F’n” Winter, South Dakota pro Mark Fink, and former MSPT champs Rodger Johnson, Dan Bekavac, and Matt Kirby.

The good news is that those players, as well as any newcomers, will have the chance to fire Day 1B, which will kick off at 3 PM local time on Saturday. At 10 AM there will be a $260 buy-in “Last Chance” satellite that’ll see the top 20% win a seat into the Main Event. All players who make it to Day 2 will return at 11 AM on Sunday, May 5th to play down to a winner.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
End Of Day 1A Chip Counts
Created (5/4/2019 3:02:30 AM by Brandon Temple)

Billy Etherington Deadwood, SD 208,000
Leroy Dubray Mobridge, SD 193,500
Travis Gant Geddes, SD 168,000
Tom Hammers Burnsville, MN 165,000
Rudy Stanko Denver, CO 159,500
Gabriel Flores Rapid City, SD 136,000
Lesa Koscielski Rapid City, SD 134,500
Michael Campbell Rapid City, SD 127,000
Larry Schaefbauer Mobridge, SD 113,000
Paula Halata Deadwood, SD 110,000
Ryan Remington Gillette, WY 106,000
Delbert Ghost Bear Pine Ridge, SD 100,000
Alex Weber Spearfish, SD 100,000
Chris Meyers Buffalo, NY 76,000
Chris Haugo Rapid City, SD 66,000
Nick Marchindo Spearfish, SD 56,000
Dave Ferringer Brookville, PA 47,500
Jill Leberknight Rapid City, SD 47,500
Travis Sweet Black River Falls, WI 26,500

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Five More Hands
Created (5/4/2019 2:34:40 AM by Brandon Temple)

The TD has announced players will finish five more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for a full recap of the day’s action.

  • Level: 15
  • Blinds: 2000 / 4000
  • Ante: 4000
Chris Meyers Can't Shake Tom Hammers
Created (5/4/2019 2:13:34 AM by Brandon Temple)

Tom Hammers limped in from the hijack, and Chris Meyers raised to 15,000 from the cutoff. Hammers called.

Hammers checked a flop to Meyers, who bet 10,000. Hammers called.

The turn was checked again by Hammers, and Meyers bet 25,000. Hammers called again.

Both players checked the river. “Sevens,” Hammers said before rolling over . Meyers mucked.

Tom Hammers - 200,000 (50 bb)
Chris Meyers - 72,000 (18 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
Travis Bests Travis
Created (5/4/2019 2:05:26 AM by Brandon Temple)

Travis Sweet

Travis Gant raised to 7,500 from UTG+1, and Travis Sweet called on the button.

Both players checked a flop, and Gant bet 9,500 when the fell on the turn. Sweet called.

Gant took his time after the fell on the river before betting 14,000. Sweet quickly called, prompting Gant to say, “Good call.”

Sweet rolled over for kings and queen, and Gant mucked.

Travis Sweet - 130,000 (43 bb)
Travis Gant - 80,000 (27 bb)

  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
Book Today at FireKeepers Casino Hotel for The $1 Million Guaranteed Tournament In Two Weeks!
Created (5/4/2019 1:49:39 AM by Brandon Temple)

Coming off four consecutive $1 Million prize pools, the MSPT is heading back to FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, MI for an unprecedented $1 Million Guarantee Main Event May 16-19! Last May at FireKeepers it was Mark Brazis who defeated a 1,287 runner field to capture $221,323! More recently, Matt Stammen won the Michigan State Poker Championship in October be overcoming a 1,271-entrant field to earn $218,565!

Due to the expected huge turnout, the FireKeepers Hotel is already sold out, but FireKeepers has negotiated a player rate at the local Holiday Inn Battle Creek of just $109/nt plus tax.

Holiday Inn Battle Creek Link to Booking:

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

or

Guests may call them directly at 269-979-0500 and ask for the MSPT block.

Holiday Inn Battle Creek

12812 Harper Village Drive

Battle Creek, MI 49014

269-979-0500

www.holidayinn.com/battlecreek

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11081 East Michigan, Battle Creek, MI, 49014, US

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  • Level: 14
  • Blinds: 1500 / 3000
  • Ante: 3000
Tom Hammers' Numbers Can't Beat Rudy Stanko's Letters
Created (5/4/2019 1:29:21 AM by Brandon Temple)

Tom Hammers raised to 9,500 from the hijack, only to be met with a three-bet shove for 53,500 from Rudy Stanko on the button. Hammers thought for a bit, then slammed in a call.

Hammers:
Stanko:

“Two live cards!” Hammers said, but the flop left him drawing thin, and the turn and river sent the double over to Stanko.

Tom Hammers - 160,000 (53 bb)
Rudy Stanko - 113,500 (38 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
Billy Etherington Cracks 200k
Created (5/4/2019 1:22:16 AM by Brandon Temple)

A player limped in from the hijack, and Billy Etherington (pictured, left) raised to 8,500 from the cutoff. Chris Meyers (pictured, right) made the call on the button, as did the limper.

The hijack checked a flop over to Etherington, who quickly bet 22,000. Meyers folded, and the hijack flung his on the table, awarding the pot to Etherington.

Billy Etherington - 205,000 (82 bb)
Chris Meyers - 150,000 (60 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
Nick Marchindo Puts A Big Dent In Ryan Remington
Created (5/4/2019 1:09:49 AM by Brandon Temple)

Ryan Remington raised to 5,500 from the cutoff, only to be met with a three-bet shove for 64,500 from Nick Marchindo in the small blind. Remington tanked for a bit, then called, leaving himself just 2,000 behind.

Remington:
Marchindo:

A barren board would send the majority of Remington’s chips over to Marchindo.

Nick Marchindo - 134,000 (54 bb)
Ryan Remington - 2,000 (1 bb)

  • Level: 13
  • Blinds: 1500 / 2500
  • Ante: 2500
Dan Bekavac's Making A Comeback
Created (5/4/2019 1:01:15 AM by Brandon Temple)

A player jammed for 26,000 from UTG, and Dan Bekavac, who was crippled down to just under two big blinds earlier in the level, three-bet jammed for 40,000 from the lojack, chasing out the field.

Bekavac:
Opponent:

Bekavac would end up on the right side of the coin as a board left him in front and his opponent felted.

Dan Bekavac - 72,500 (29 bb)

 
 
Player Name
City
State
Country
Chips
Progress
SD 
208,000  
208,000 
 
SD 
193,500  
193,500 
 
Geddes 
SD 
168,000  
168,000 
 
MN 
165,000  
165,000 
 
Gordon 
NE 
159,500  
159,500 
 
AZ 
136,000  
136,000 
 
SD 
134,500  
134,500 
 
SD 
127,000  
127,000 
 
SD 
113,000  
113,000 
 
SD 
110,000  
110,000 
 
WY 
106,000  
106,000 
 
SD 
100,000  
100,000 
 
SD 
100,000  
100,000 
 
NY 
76,000  
76,000 
 
SD 
66,000  
66,000 
 
SD 
56,000  
56,000 
 
SD 
47,500  
47,500 
 
PA 
47,500  
47,500 
 
WI 
26,500  
26,500 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
IL 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
WY 
0  
Busted 
 
WY 
0  
Busted 
 
Groton 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
IN 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
Lead 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
Forman 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
MN 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
ND 
0  
Busted 
 
 
 
0  
Busted 
 
Pierre 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
SD 
0  
Busted 
 
Rank
Player Name
City
State
Country
Amount
Points
1
WY 
$60,946
1,200
3
AZ 
$27,115
900
5
Geddes 
SD 
$14,926
700
6
WY 
$11,443
600
7
Gordon 
NE 
$8,707
500
9
MT 
$5,473
300
10
Pierre 
SD 
$4,478
200
12
IN 
$4,478
200
13
SD 
$3,731
150
16
WY 
$3,209
100
17
WY 
$3,209
100
19
SD 
$2,736
75
24
Quinn 
SD 
$2,289
50
26
SD 
$2,090
50
LEVEL INFO
Level
15
Blinds
2000 / 4000
Ante
4000
TOURNAMENT INFO
Entries
107
Players Remaining
19
Average Chip Stack
112,631
Total Chips
2,140,000
TOP 10 CHIP COUNT
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
208,000
193,500
168,000
165,000
159,500
136,000
134,500
127,000
113,000
10 
110,000
SEASON TOP 10 POY POINTS
RANK
PLAYER
CHIPS
5,400
3,500
3,425
3,250
2,950
2,867
2,700
2,700
2,492
10 
2,450