2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
$1,600 Main Event
Days:
$1,600 Main Event
Day 2 completed

Mulders Leads Final Eight, Hutter a Close Second After Day 2 of MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 100,000-150,000, 150,000 ante
Daan Mulders
Daan Mulders

The final day roster is now set after Day 2 began with 166 hopefuls looking to make a deep run in the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,600 Main Event but, by the end of the night, only eight remained.

Leading the charge is Daan Mulders who bagged 8,565,000 at the end of the night.

Mulders had a rollercoaster of a day, making an incredible call on the money bubble to take an early chip lead, only to become the short stack when 27 players remained. From there he comes back with a hot streak to end the night as the chip leader for the final eight players.

Hot on Mulders' tail is WSOP bracelet winner Barry Hutter who ended the night as the only other player to bag north of seven million (7,170,000).

MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event Final Eight

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Gediminas Uselis6,900,000
2David McGowan4,500,000
3Gennaro Proscia4,790,000
4Barry Hutter7,170,000
5Fabian Bernhauser6,285,000
6Daan Mulders8,565,000
7Raul Martinez1,520,000
8Benjamin Underwood3,035,000

With 166 slated to get paid, 31 hopefuls needed to exit before racing the money. There wasn't hesitation for players to start putting their chips in the middle and that was evident after defending champ Chance Kornuth's departure in just the second hand of the day.

Among those to leave empty-handed before the end of the first level were newly crowned WSOP bracelet winner Dylan Linde, MSPT champ Saad Ghanem, and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateos, to name a few.

Bodies continued to fall rapidly and by the time the second level started, Oliver Bithell found himself on the wrong end of cooler after Andres Gonzalez hit a four-card straight, ending his tournament on the money bubble.

Afterward, a sew of eliminations began. Among those to fall albeit with a payday, were Victor Canaple (9th - $32,486), Alex Mazzola (10th - $26,753), Aaron Massey (15th - $21,020), Brock Wilson (33rd - $8,026), Season 11 MSPT Venetian Champ Landon Tice (78th - $4,395), and MSPT Hall of Famer Rich Alsup (93rd - $4,013).

The remaining eight players have all secured $40,129, but all eyes will be on the $325,428 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home, along with an MSPT Venetian title.

MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event Final Table Payouts

PlacePrizeMSPT POY Points
1$325,4281,900
2$210,2021,700
3$152,8741,600
4$116,7581,500
5$97,9031,400
6$66,8821,300
7$51,5951,200
8$40,1291,100

Cards will be in the air at 11 a.m. local time with action picking up from level 31 where blinds are 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 big blind ante. Blinds will remain 40-minutes in length and PokerNews will be back on hand for tomorrow for Day 3, so make sure to come back and see who is crowned Champion!

Tags: Aaron MasseyAdrian MateosAlex MazzolaBarry HutterBrock WilsonDaan MuldersDylan LindeLandon TiceOliver BithellRich AlsupSaad GhanemVictor Canaple

Final Four Hands

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 100,000-150,000, 150,000 ante

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

MSPT Season 12 Race for Player of the Year

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 100,000-150,000, 150,000 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
2Taylor HowardAltoona, IA3,633
3Jason CrewsClive, Iowa3,075
4Kyna EnglandNorthbrook, Illinois2,850
5Daniel SepiolMichigan City, IN2,500
6Jordan CristosLas Vegas, NV2,500
7Ryan DoddRunnemede, NJ2,350
8Saad GhanemBloomington, MN2,300
9Larry WagnerMiddleton, WI2,200
10Francis AndersonPoughkeepsie, NY2,075

Victor Canaple Eliminated in 9th Place ($32,486)

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Victor Canaple
Victor Canaple

Action folded to Victor Canaple who raised all in for 2,340,000 from the cutoff and Gediminas Uselis called off his 2,215,000 stack from the button.

Gediminas Uselis: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Victor Canaple: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Canaple woke up with tens at the wrong time as he was crushed by Uselis's cowboys and the {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{5-Hearts} runout left him with just 130,000 which was gone a few short hands later.

Gediminas Uselis lt
Gediminas Uselis
lt 4,500,000 1,800,000
Victor Canaple fr
Victor Canaple
fr Busted

Tags: Gediminas UselisVictor Canaple

Level:
30
Blinds:
100,000/150,000
Ante:
150,000

Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables in Single Season

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 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

McGowan Rivers Ace to Double Through Uselis

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
David McGowan
David McGowan

Action folded to Gediminas Uselis who raised all in from the small blind and David McGowan called off his 1,130,000 stack from the big blind.

David McGowan: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Gediminas Uselis: {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}

McGowan was racing for his tournament life and the {10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{k-Clubs} flop gave him some more outs as it gave him a Broadway draw.

The turn came the {8-Hearts}, leaving McGowan needing any ace, queen or jack to stay alive and luckily for him, the dealer answered his prayer by dropping the {a-Spades} on the river, securing his double-up.

Gediminas Uselis lt
Gediminas Uselis
lt 2,700,000 100,000

Tags: David McGowanGediminas Uselis

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Chad_Holloway • Level 29: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Jared Tendler
Jared Tendler

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