• August 3, 2021

2015 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship Day 1a

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(pokernews.com)- The first of three starting flights in the 2015 Mid-States Poker Tour Michigan State Poker Championship at FireKeepers Casino attracted 154 entries, but after 14 levels of play, just 29 remained with Mike Ross and his stack of 311,500 leading the way.
Ross had been building a stack all day until his stack exploded over 200,000, due in no small part to turning a straight flush against George Janssen (pictured left). Janssen had turned an ace-high flush and the two players got their massive stacks all in, leaving Ross with the chip lead and Janssen with about 30,000. Janssen managed to navigate the rest of the night to make Day 2, even with Ross on his direct right for almost the entire day.
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Top 10 Day 1a Chip Counts

Place Player Count
1 Mike Ross 311,500
2 Bill Rogers 287,000
3 Timothy Greiner 200,000
4 Chad Bienz 165,000
5 Douglas Singleton 164,500
6 Douglas Suffel 146,500
7 Ryan Terpstra 129,500
8 Brandon Carswell 128,500
9 Chan Li 124,500
10 Paul Welke 117,000

Meanwhile former MSPT FireKeepers champions Tommy Midena and Ryan Dykhouse were among the Day 1a casualties, as was 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Ryan Riess.
A big crowd is expected for Friday’s Day 1b flight.
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