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AnthonyThompson • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
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Recchion and Skhulukhiia Bubble Same Hand, Split 189th Place

AnthonyThompson • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Giorgii Skhulukhiia From Day 1c
Giorgii Skhulukhiia From Day 1c

Edward Recchion was all in for 78,000 from the button and Alex Ziskin called from the small blind.

Alex Ziskin: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Edward Recchion: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Recchion was racing for his tournament and fell behind after the {4-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop paired Ziskin's ace.

The {6-Hearts} turn left Recchion needing a nine but the {j-Clubs} fell on the river and ended his tournament.

In the same hand on another table, Giorgii Skhulukhiia was all in for roughly 130,000 after a {5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts} flop and was called by Ben Bianco from the button.

Ben Bianco: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Giorgii Skhulukhiia: {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

Bianco was ahead with his pair of kings still had a huge sweat as Skhulukhiia had outs as any ace, five, or heart would put him in the lead.

Unfortunately for Skhulukhiia, he couldn't connect with any of them as the {q-Spades} turn and {j-Clubs} river completed the board, ending his tournament.

Both Recchion and Skhulukhiia were eliminated on the money bubble meaning, they will split the $2,184 min-cash and take home $,1092 apiece.

Ben Bianco US
Ben Bianco
US 400,000 212,000
Alex Ziskin us
Alex Ziskin
us 200,000 -57,000
Giorgii Skhulukhiia ge
Giorgii Skhulukhiia
ge Busted
Edward Recchion us
Edward Recchion
us Busted

Tags: Alex ZiskinBen BiancoEdward RecchionGiorgii Skhulukhiia

Most MSPT Main Event Cashes in History

AnthonyThompson • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson

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. Click here for a look at all the leaderboards.Click here for a look at all the leaderboards.

Here's a look at the top ten MSPT Main Event cashers:

PlacePlayerHometownMain Event Cashes
1Aaron JohnsonRed Wing, Minnesota40
2Kou VangMaplewood, Minnesota33
3Richard AlsupNew Hope, Minnesota32
4DJ BuckleyEden Prairie, Minnesota31
5Mark HodgeFernandina Beach, Florida26
6Patrick SteeleChelsea, Michigan26
7Jason SeitzShakopee, Minnesota25
8Blake BohnEden Prairie, Minnesota25
9Phil MaderGrand Island, Nebraska25
10Rob WazWazMinneapolis, Minnesota24


AnthonyThompson • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

With 190 players remaining the hand-for-hand process has begun.

Baime Doubles Through Moreno With Quads

AnthonyThompson • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Ken Baime
Ken Baime

Ken Baime raised to 14,000 from middle position and was called by Andrew Moreno from the button, along with Humberto Luna from the big blind.

The {6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{k-Hearts} flop was checked to Baime who continued for 21,000 and Moreno raised to 67,000. Luna folded while Biame ripped-it for 301,000.

Moreno called and the two hands were tabled.

Ken Baime: {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Andrew Moreno: {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

Both players connected big on the flop but Baime was out in front and the {2-Diamonds} turn was a better sight as it improved his hands to quads.

Moreno was drawing dead and the {7-Hearts} river left with with 61,000 while Baime collected the massive double.

Ken Baime us
Ken Baime
us 620,000 290,000
Humberto Luna
Humberto Luna
100,000 -26,000
Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 61,000 -308,000

Tags: Andrew MorenoHumberto LunaKen Baime

Stausholm Doubles With Rockets in First Hand

AnthonyThompson • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Martin Stausholm
Martin Stausholm

Martin Stausholm raised to 12,000 from early position and Francois Pirault three-bet to 30,000 directly to his left.

Action folded back around to Stausholm who four-bet all in for 84,000 and Pirault called.

Francois Pirault: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Martin Stausholm: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}

Stausholm whoke-up with aces the very first hand and the {q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades} runout secured his double-up.

Francois Pirault fr
Francois Pirault
Winamax Team Pro
fr 200,000 -95,000
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
dk 180,000 96,000

Tags: Francois PiraultMartin Stausholm

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AnthonyThompson • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
MSPT MyStack
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