2021 World Series of Poker Europe
$1,100 Main Event
$1,100 Main Event
Day 1a completed

Adrian Bertini Leads 46 Survivors From Day 1a of the MSPT Venetian

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Adrian Bertini
Adrian Bertini

Day 1a of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event is officially in the books with 385 total entries tallied by night's end. Those who entered came to play and the action at the tables proved to be eventful from start to finish.

After 15 full levels, it was Adrian Bertini (471,000) leading the pack of 46 by a margin after finishing the night with an exclamation mark. The top five is rounded out by four other players who finished the day north of 300,000: Tony Zharnitsky (394,000), Andrew Moreno (369,000), James Voles (368,000), and Hal Klein (333,000).

Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through the night. Among those to fire and fall in Tuesday’s flight were WSOP bracelet winner's Robert Mitchell, Brett Apter, and Michael Wang, along with MSPT Champion's Bob Whalen, and Chris Moon were just a few who took their shot at a bag on Day 1a only to come up short. All who have yet to advance will have two more starting flights for further attempts.

Day 1b will get underway at 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Late registration and re-entries will remain open through Level 9 (approximately 6:40 p.m.). PokerNews will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then

Tags: Adrian BertiniAlex VisbiskyAndrew MorenoBob WhalenBrett ApterChris MoonMichael WangRobert Mitchell

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Adrian Bertini us
Adrian Bertini
us 471,000 216,000
Tony Zharnitsky CA
Tony Zharnitsky
CA 394,000 174,000
Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 369,000 97,000
James Vales us
James Vales
us 368,000
Hal Klein
Hal Klein
333,000 23,000
Joao Paulo Rodrigues PT
Joao Paulo Rodrigues
PT 325,000 325,000
Alex Visbisky us
Alex Visbisky
us 322,000 322,000
Loc Lucaj US
Loc Lucaj
US 320,000 320,000
Mike Bailey us
Mike Bailey
us 312,000 1,000
Justin Scherb US
Justin Scherb
US 311,000 56,000
Joseph Jean us
Joseph Jean
us 305,000 305,000
Shelby Penka us
Shelby Penka
us 301,000 301,000
Nathan Baum us
Nathan Baum
us 298,000 137,000
Nick Ahmadi
Nick Ahmadi
287,000 287,000
Jessica Richards US
Jessica Richards
US 271,000 -29,000
Ryan Dodd us
Ryan Dodd
us 260,000 145,000
Alyssa Stachowski us
Alyssa Stachowski
us 225,000 55,000
Michael Cooper us
Michael Cooper
us 219,000 219,000
Chad Holloway us
Chad Holloway
us 215,000 -15,000
Jerry Robinson us
Jerry Robinson
us 215,000 5,000
Jonmikel Mac Nichols us
Jonmikel Mac Nichols
us 206,000 206,000
Huy Nguyen us
Huy Nguyen
us 206,000 36,000
Samy Dubonnet fr
Samy Dubonnet
fr 202,000 77,000
John Misirian us
John Misirian
us 196,000 14,000
Tyrone Smith us
Tyrone Smith
us 196,000 196,000

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Final Six Hands

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The tournament director has just announced the final six hands of the evening.

Fater Eliminated by Misirian

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Noam Fater
Noam Fater

Action folded to John Misirian who raised on the button, Noam Fater called from the small blind as did Grant Giftwood from the big blind.

Once the {2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop hit the felt, Fater jammed for 25,000 and Misirian called after Giftwood folded.

Noam Fater: {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
John Misirian: {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

Fater didn't like seeing that Misirian paired his nine after having him dominated and the {k-Diamonds} turn wasn't any help.

Fater needed a jack to stay alive but the {2-Clubs} river ended his tournament.

John Misirian us
John Misirian
us 182,000 82,000
Grant Giftwood US
Grant Giftwood
US 35,000 -82,000
Noam Fater IL
Noam Fater
IL Busted

MSPT Season 12 Race for Player of the Year

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Cy Church
Cy Church

Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 12 years on they have one of the best player databases in the industry.

On their "Leaderboards" page, the MSPT tracks such things as Career Earnings, Main Event Cashes, Main Event Final Tables, Main Event Titles, Total Cashes, Most Cashes/Final Tables in a Season, Most Final Tables All-Time, and much more.

Here's a look at the top ten point leaders of this season:

PlacePlayerHometownSeason 12 Points
1Cy ChurchEast Lancing, MI3,925
2Jason CrewsClive, Iowa3,075
3Kyna EnglandNorthbrook, Illinois2,850
4Taylor HowardAltoona, IA2,733
5Daniel SepiolMichigan City, IN2,500
6Jordan CristosLas Vegas, NV2,500
6Saad GhanemBloomington, MN2,300
7Larry WagnerMiddleton, WI2,200
8Francis AndersonPoughkeepsie, NY2,075
9Chance KornuthLas Vegas, NV2,000

Bailey Wins With River Bet

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Mike Bailey
Mike Bailey

Action on the table folded to Las Vegas local Mike Bailey who raised to 8,000 from the cutoff and the big blind defended.

The {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{k-Spades} flop saw Bailey's opponent check-call his 10,000 continuation bet while both players checked the {7-Spades} turn. After the {5-Spades} completed the board on the river, Bailey's opponent check-folded after he fired out a 17,000 bet.

Mike Bailey us
Mike Bailey
us 311,000 126,000

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Tens Fill Up for Yokoyama

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
David Yokoyama
David Yokoyama

A player from middle position open-jammed for 40,000 and David Yokoyama isolated from late position.

David Yokoyama: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Yokoyama was ahead with his made hand and the {7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} paired flop didn't change a thing.

The {10-Hearts} turn was a pleasant sight for Yokoyama as it gave him a full house, leaving his opponent drawing dead to the {5-Hearts}.

David Yokoyama us
David Yokoyama
us 100,000 100,000

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