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Steele Sets Up Kolev for Double

AnthonyThompson • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Cory Steele
Cory Steele

James Vales raised from the button, Boris Kolev three-bet all in from the small blind and only Cory Steele called off his 670,000 stack from the big blind.

Boris Kolev: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Cory Steele: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Steele had Kolev crushed and the {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop gave him a set.

The {7-Diamonds} paired the board on the turn leaving Kolev drawing dead and the {8-Spades} river secured Steel the double.

Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 4,210,000 1,460,000
Cory Steele us
Cory Steele
us 1,400,000 670,000
James Vales us
James Vales
us 1,140,000 -540,000

Tags: Boris KolevCory SteeleJames Vales

3 Table Redraw (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
SeatTableChip Count 
151Uri Reichenstein1,800,000
152James Vales1,680,000
153Jeff Viergutz675,000
154Boris Kolev2,750,000
155Cory Steele730,000
156Alexandre Reard3,200,000
157Huy Nguyen670,000
158Robert Natividad1,300,000
159Gediminas Uselis555,000
161Thuy Nguyen1,110,000
162Ilyas Muradi980,000
163Jesus Bertoli1,725,000
164Ethan Yau2,700,000
165Jeremy Felicetti2,700,000
166Jonathan Ounjian1,940,000
167Bradley Beetz1,900,000
168Alex Visbisky840,000
169Nick Ahmadi1,975,000
171Mickey Ma1,550,000
172Hermilo Santana450,000
173Marko Doljevic2,135,000
174Daniel Cai1,375,000
175Taylor Howars2,300,000
176Robert Clark3,640,000
177James Heath1,245,000
178Ali Binazir725,000
179David Olshan1,865,000
Robert Clark us
Robert Clark
us 3,640,000 1,660,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 2,750,000 -650,000
Jeremy Felicetti us
Jeremy Felicetti
us 2,700,000 720,000
Ethan Yau us
Ethan Yau
us 2,700,000 700,000
Taylor Howard us
Taylor Howard
us 2,300,000 1,400,000
Marko Doljevic us
Marko Doljevic
us 2,135,000 935,000
Nick Ahmadi
Nick Ahmadi
1,975,000 1,688,000
Jonathan Ounjian us
Jonathan Ounjian
us 1,940,000 1,797,000
Bradley Beetz us
Bradley Beetz
us 1,900,000 1,623,000
David Olshan us
David Olshan
us 1,865,000 465,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 1,800,000 400,000
Jesus Bertoli ve
Jesus Bertoli
ve 1,725,000 1,396,000
James Vales us
James Vales
us 1,680,000 280,000
Mickey Ma us
Mickey Ma
us 1,550,000 930,000
Daniel Cai us
Daniel Cai
us 1,375,000 175,000
Robert Natividad us
Robert Natividad
us 1,300,000 500,000
James Heath us
James Heath
us 1,245,000 345,000
Thuy Nguyen us
Thuy Nguyen
us 1,110,000 940,000
Ilyas Muradi us
Ilyas Muradi
us 980,000 896,000
Alex Visbisky us
Alex Visbisky
us 840,000 518,000
Cory Steele us
Cory Steele
us 730,000 -295,000
Ali Binazir US
Ali Binazir
US 725,000 625,000
Jeff Viergutz US
Jeff Viergutz
US 675,000 -200,000
Huy Nguyen us
Huy Nguyen
us 670,000 110,000
Gediminas Uselis lt
Gediminas Uselis
lt 555,000 5,000

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Yau Wakes Up With Aces

AnthonyThompson • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Ethan Yau
Ethan Yau

Uri Reichenstein raised to 100,000 from under the gun, Luc Lucaj moved all in for 650,000 from middle position and action folded to Ethan 'Rampage Poker" Yau who isolated from the big blind.

Luc Lucaj: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Ethan Yau: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

Yau held the best hand but the {8-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop gave Lucaj opponent the nut flush draw.

The turn came a red {9-Diamonds} and the river came black but it was the {j-Clubs} eliminating them from the tournament.

Ethan Yau us
Ethan Yau
us 2,000,000 1,525,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 1,400,000 1,000,000
Luc Lucaj US
Luc Lucaj
US Busted

Tags: Ethan YauUri ReichensteinLuc Lucaj

Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables in History

AnthonyThompson • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Rich Alsup
Rich Alsup

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.

Several players in today's field are looking to climb on the leaderboard for "Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables."

Here's a look at the top ten MSPT Main Event final tables in tour history:

PlacePlayerHometownMain Event Final Tables
1Richard AlsupNew Hope, Minnesota12
2Kou VangMaplewood, Minnesota10
3Rob WazWazMinneapolis, Minnesota9
4Blake BohnEden Prairie, Minnesota9
5Jason BenderKeota, Iowa9
6Aaron JohnsonRed Wing, Minnesota9
7Jeremy DreschFridley, Minnesota8
8Everett CarltonSt. Paul, Minnesota8
9Adam FriedmanGahann, Ohio8
10Joe MathesonMonticello, Minnesota7

A Look Ahead to Next Week's MSPT $1,600 Main Event ($1 Million GTD)

AnthonyThompson • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Venetian Poker Room
Venetian Poker Room

From October 18-22, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will play host to a second Main Event, this one costing $1,600 to enter and featuring another $1,000,000 guarantee.

The three-day tournament will offer a trio of starting flights starting with Day 1a on Monday, October 18 at 11:10 a.m. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Tuesday, October 19, and Wednesday, October 20 respectively. Late registration for each flight will remain open until approximately 6:40 p.m. local time.

The tournament starts players with 30,000 in chips and plays 40-minute levels throughout.

The surviving players from each starting flight will return for Day 2 action at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 21. Those who make it through the day will then come back at the same time on Friday, October 22 to play down to a winner.

Once again, PokerNews will offer live updates from start to finish, so be sure to mark your calendar now.

Click here for a look at the full Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series schedule.