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

Jason Bral Bags Heaps as 42 Survive After Day 1b of the MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Jason Bral Day 1b Chip Leader
Jason Bral Day 1b Chip Leader

Another full day of action has played to its conclusion in the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event. The second of three flights drew 405 entries, bringing the two-day total thus far to 790.

Of those 405 entries, 42 players remained when chips went into bags, and Jason Bral found himself atop the counts with a whopping 757,000.

He was the only player above 700,000 while WSOP bracelet winner Ethan "Rampage Poker" Yau (521,000), and Thomas Eychenne (512,000) were the only other players to make 500,000.

The top five is rounded out by the only other players to make it over 400,000 as Marko Doljevic bagged 457,000 while Nemanja Tatar ended with 401,000.

Much like Day 1a, the final level of the night saw an onslaught of casualties with chips flying all across the remaining tables that led to a lot of players riding roller coasters with their stack sizes.

Several other well-known players to the poker scene will also be joining the aforementioned five. Ken Baime (330,000), Jose Reyes (328,000), WSOP bracelet winner Brett Apter (198,000) and Kevin Garosshen (197,000) are just a few more of the players to add their names to the Day 2 roster along with the 46 to have already advanced from Day 1a.

Among those not as lucky at the felt included Kyna England, MSPT Hall of Famer Jason Seitz, Vinny Pahuja, Ian Matakis, and Andrew Rubinberg, with at least a few if not all of them likely to be seen back in action for tomorrow's final flight.

PokerNews will be back tomorrow to bring you updates on the final flight from start to finish. Until then, take care.

Tags: Brett ApterJason BralJason SeitzJose ReyesKen BaimeKevin GarosshenKyna EnglandMarko DoljevicNemanja TatarRampageThomas EychenneVinny Pahuja

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Jason Bral us
Jason Bral
us 757,000 -3,000
Ethan Yau us
Ethan Yau
us 521,000 156,000
Thomas Eychenne fr
Thomas Eychenne
fr 512,000 252,000
Marko Doljevic us
Marko Doljevic
us 457,000 457,000
Nemanja Tatar ME
Nemanja Tatar
ME 401,000 91,000
Yogev Tahafi US
Yogev Tahafi
US 350,000 350,000
Ken Baime us
Ken Baime
us 330,000 100,000
Christian Dressler de
Christian Dressler
de 329,000 100,000
Jesus Bertoli ve
Jesus Bertoli
ve 329,000 329,000
Kennie Garrison US
Kennie Garrison
US 328,000 93,000
Jose Reyes us
Jose Reyes
us 328,000 163,000
Giovani Torre pt
Giovani Torre
pt 301,000 46,000
Anthony Bloesch US
Anthony Bloesch
US 289,000 289,000
David Castranova us
David Castranova
us 289,000 289,000
Mike Hagg US
Mike Hagg
US 288,000 188,000
Bradley Beetz us
Bradley Beetz
us 277,000 277,000
Elena Stover us
Elena Stover
us 277,000 277,000
Greg Wood us
Greg Wood
us 272,000 272,000
Hieu Le us
Hieu Le
us 265,000 2,000
Alex Ziskin us
Alex Ziskin
us 257,000 257,000
Eli Greenwood US
Eli Greenwood
US 235,000 144,000
Mickey Ma us
Mickey Ma
us 221,000 168,500
Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
us 198,000 -37,000
Kevin Garosshen us
Kevin Garosshen
us 197,000 114,000
William Bassett us
William Bassett
us 191,000 191,000

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Final Six Hands

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

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

Hagg Fades Flush and Doubles Through Yau

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

Mike Hagg open-jammed for 42,000 from middle position and Ethan Yau isolated with a 100,000 three-bet from the button.

Mike Hagg: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Ethan Yau: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Hagg was out in front but had a sweat after the {3-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop gave Yau the nut flush draw.

Both the {6-Diamonds} turn and {4-Diamonds} river were red but luckily for Hagg, they were the wrong suit and he collected the pot.

Ethan Yau us
Ethan Yau
us 365,000 -55,000
Mike Hagg US
Mike Hagg
US 100,000 -53,000

Tags: Mike HaggEthan Yau

MSPT Season 12 Cashes

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 players who have cashed the most this season so far:

PlacePlayerHometownSeason 12 Cashes
1Cy ChurchEast Lansing, MI7
2Jason CrewsClive, IA6
3Kyna EngandNorthbrook, IL6
4Adam DemerssemanSan Diego, CA4
5Saad GhanemBloomington, MN4
6Terence ReidSioux Falls, SD4
7Gary HerstenChicago, IL4
8Jordan CristosLos Angeles, CA4
9DJ BuckleyEden Prairie, MN4
10Tim GarlesDes Moines, IA4

Hagg Triples With Snowmen

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

Mike Hagg open-jammed under the gun for 51,000 and was called by Nemanja Tatar directly to his left before Jason Bral isolated with a 151,000 three-bet from middle position. Tatar folded leaving the two heads up.

Mike Hagg: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Jason Bral: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Hagg was racing for his tournament and lucky for him an eight appeared in the window on the {5-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop.

The {3-Spades} turn left Bral drawing dead and the {5-Diamonds} river secured Hagg the triple-up.

Jason Bral us
Jason Bral
us 650,000 285,000
Nemanja Tatar ME
Nemanja Tatar
ME 310,000 -96,000
Mike Hagg US
Mike Hagg
US 153,000 153,000

Tags: Jason BralMike HaggNemanja Tatar


Yau Goes On a Rampage With Cowboys

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Ethan Yau
Ethan Yau

Action folded to the player in the cutoff who raised to 9,000 only to have Ethan 'Rampage Poker' Yau three-bet to 25,000 from the button.

After the blinds folded, action was back on the initial raiser called and a {3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{q-Clubs} flop hit the felt.

Yau's opponent check-called all three streets, 18,000 after the flop, 55,000 after the {2-Clubs} turn and an all in bet of 113,000 after the {8-Spades} completed the board on the river.

Ethan Yau: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

Yau picked up kings at a perfect time and eliminated his opponent who flopped a top-pair of queens.

Ethan Yau us
Ethan Yau
us 420,000 185,000

Tags: Ethan Yau