2021 World Series of Poker Europe
$1,100 Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c23
$1,100 Main Event
Day 1c completed

Boris Kolev Takes Chip Lead After Final Flight of MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event

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

The field has been set for Day 2 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event after Day 1c pulled together a staggering 951 total entries, bringing the overall total up to 1,741.

The final starting flight drew more entries than the first two flights combined and when all was said and done for the night, Boris Kolev (775,000) was atop the counts, beating out Day 1b leader Jason Bral's count of 757,000.

Kolev was seen throughout the day stacking chips and was over the 400,000 at the beginning of the final level of the night, and he ascended from there, winning the final two hands of the evening to take the top stack into Friday’s Day 2.

Day 1c was the largest field of the three starting flights and with it came even more big stacks. Ran Jiani (664,000), Cord Garcia (642,000), Robert Clark (609,000), Jesse Lonis (562,000), and Matt Affleck (561,000) round out the top stacks.

Just below them are two more formidable opponents in Taylor Howard (345,000) and Michael Mizrach (297,000), both of which also saw their stacks multiply through the final three levels of the night.

Others were not as fortunate. Andrew Ostapchenko, Mukul Pahuja, MSPT Hall of Famer Jason Seitz, Donnie Phan, and Asi Moshe were just a few players who came short.

In total, 199 players will be returning Friday's for Day 2’s 11 a.m. start time, but only 189 of them will make it into the money and earn a first-level payout of $2,184, though players are sure to have their eyes set on the first-place prize of $260,008.

FlightEntriesAdvancing to Day 2
Day 1a38546
Day 1b40542
Day 1c951111
Totals1,741199

PokerNews will be back on hand for tomorrow for Day 2, so make sure to come back and see who makes it through to the final day!

Tags: Andrew OstapchenkoBoris KolevCord GarciaDonnie PhanJason SeitzJesse LonisMatt AffleckMichael MizrachiMukul PahujaTaylor Howard

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 775,000 290,000
Ran Jiani
Ran Jiani
664,000 -1,000
Cord Garcia us
Cord Garcia
us 642,000 117,000
Robert Clark US
Robert Clark
US 609,000 609,000
Jesse Lonis us
Jesse Lonis
us 562,000 562,000
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 561,000 316,000
Dylan Thomassie us
Dylan Thomassie
us 474,000 474,000
Cody Wells us
Cody Wells
us 435,000 435,000
Karl Held us
Karl Held
us 423,000 423,000
Alan Wentz us
Alan Wentz
us 421,000 -44,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 400,000 222,500
Quang Vu us
Quang Vu
us 391,000 391,000
David Moses us
David Moses
us 390,000 382,200
John Press US
John Press
US 382,000 382,000
Albert Shenker US
Albert Shenker
US 370,000 10,000
James Heath us
James Heath
us 358,000 358,000
Michael Young us
Michael Young
us 352,000 352,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 346,000 346,000
Taylor Howard us
Taylor Howard
us 345,000 207,000
Weston Pring ca
Weston Pring
ca 345,000 345,000
Arun Malhorta
Arun Malhorta
336,000 336,000
Christopher Barton us
Christopher Barton
us 333,000 333,000
James Calderaro us
James Calderaro
us 308,000 308,000
Matt Davis US
Matt Davis
US 300,000 300,000
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 297,000 32,000

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Final Five Hands

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

The tournament director has just announced the final five hands of the tournament for today.

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

Late Night Chip Counts

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ran Jiani
Ran Jiani
665,000 665,000
Cord Garcia us
Cord Garcia
us 525,000
Alan Wentz us
Alan Wentz
us 465,000 465,000
Anthony Marquez us
Anthony Marquez
us 265,000 -15,000
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 265,000 240,000
Ebony Kenney us
Ebony Kenney
us 140,000 20,000
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 140,000 15,000
Taylor Howard us
Taylor Howard
us 138,000 114,500
Victor Frank US
Victor Frank
US 135,000 -500
Nancy Matson us
Nancy Matson
us 135,000 -51,500
DJ Buckley us
DJ Buckley
us 89,000 65,500
Manuel Gomez US
Manuel Gomez
US 80,000 -20,000
Giorgi Skhulukuiia
Giorgi Skhulukuiia
75,000 -91,500
Greg Himmelbrand us
Greg Himmelbrand
us 67,000 -20,500
Bruce Vandervort us
Bruce Vandervort
us 40,000 -113,500

Chip Counts & Bust Outs

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 485,000 175,000
Brandon Hamlet us
Brandon Hamlet
us 265,000 120,000
Karolis Sereika lt
Karolis Sereika
lt 250,000 105,500
Malik Zaman us
Malik Zaman
us 216,000 138,500
Will Givens us
Will Givens
us 135,000 12,500
Michael Marder us
Michael Marder
us Busted
Robert Mitchell us
Robert Mitchell
us Busted
Bobby Poe us
Bobby Poe
us Busted
Tony Miles us
Tony Miles
us Busted
Brock Wilson us
Brock Wilson
us Busted
Kathy Liebert us
Kathy Liebert
us Busted
Kyna England us
Kyna England
us Busted
Asi Moshe il
Asi Moshe
il Busted
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us Busted
Ralph Massey us
Ralph Massey
us Busted
Michal Nahum us
Michal Nahum
us Busted
David Jackson us
David Jackson
us Busted
Femi Fashakin us
Femi Fashakin
us Busted
Mike Shin us
Mike Shin
us Busted
Camille Brown us
Camille Brown
us Busted
Viet Vo us
Viet Vo
us Busted
Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Shenker Sets Up Affleck for Double

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Albert Shenker
Albert Shenker

Albert Shenker raised from the hijack and then called the 25,000 three-bet Matt Affleck made from the button.

The flop came {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Shenker check-called Affleck's, 35,000 continuation bet, bringing the {4-Clubs} turn.

Shenker check-jammed for around 130,000 after Affleck fired out a 100,000 bet. Affleck didn't appear as if he liked it but made the call and the two players revealed their hands.

Matt Affleck: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Albert Shenker: {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}

Shenker pulled ahead after flopping a set of sixes and the {10-Diamonds} river secured his healthy double.

Albert Shenker US
Albert Shenker
US 360,000 210,000
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 245,000 80,000

Tags: Albert ShenkerMatt Affleck

Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables in Single Season

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Pat Steele
Pat Steele

Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 11 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 MSPT Main Event final table in a single season:

PlayerHometownSeasonFinal Tables
Patrick SteeleChelsea, Michigan44
Brett KuzniaStephen, Minnesota44
Dan SunCedar Rapids. Iowa33
Christian PhamSt. Paul, Minnesota43
Everett CarltonSt. Paul, Minnesota13
Kou VangMaplewood, Minnesota53
Michael DeisAnn Arbor, Michigan53
Nick PupilloAddison, Illinois53
Mark HodgeFernandina Beach, Florida63
DJ BuckleyEden Prairie, Minnesota63