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Mid-States Poker Tour Belle of Baton Rouge Main Event Begins Today

Mid-States Poker Tour

Season 5 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) continues this weekend with an $1,100 Main Event from the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. The visit to Louisiana is the first ever for the MSPT, and it happens to take place during Mardi Gras.

The MSPT Belle of Baton Rouge comes on the heels of a successful opener at Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus, MN, which attracted 353 entrants and created a prize pool of $355,200.

Day 1a of the MSPT Belle of Baton Rouge Main Event begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, and the second Day 1 flight will take place on Saturday at 5 p.m. The players who advance on Day 1 will return on Sunday for Day 2 and play down to a champion.

Some of the players expected to participate in the event are Jeremy "theChemist" Gaubert, Ben Mintz, and Allen Kessler.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be in Baton Rouge capturing all the action from the $1,100 Main Event. You can also watch the live stream of the final table on PokerNews.com featuring RFID technology with hole cards.

And don't forget, the MSPT may be coming to your next of the woods soon. Check out the full schedule for 2014:

DateVenueLocationGuarantee
Feb. 15-23, 2014Belle of Baton Rouge CasinoBaton Rouge, Louisiana$100K
Mar. 1-9, 2014Majestic Star CasinoGary, Indiana$200K
Mar. 7-17, 2014Golden Gates CasinoBlackhawk, Colorado$200K
Mar. 15-23, 2014Ho-Chunk Gaming WI DellsBaraboo, WI$200K
Mar. 29-Apr. 6, 2014Meskwaki CasinoTama, Iowa$300K
Apr. 19-27, 2014Canterbury ParkShakopee, Minnesota$200K
May 10-18, 2014FireKeepers CasinoBattle Creek, Michigan$200K
June--TBA----TBA--$200K
July 19-27, 2014Meskwaki CasinoTama, Iowa$300K
Aug. 9-17, 2014Grand Falls CasinoSioux Falls, South Dakota$150K
Aug. 16-24, 2014Majestic Star CasinoGary, Indiana$200K
Aug. 23-31, 2014Belle of Baton Rouge CasinoBaton Rouge, Louisiana$100K
Aug. 30-Sep. 7, 2014TBATBA$200K
Sep. 13-21, 2014Running Aces Harness ParkColumbus, MN$200K
Sep. 20-28, 2014Ho-Chunk Gaming WI DellsBaraboo, WI$200K
Oct. 11-18, 2014FireKeepers CasinoBattle Creek, Michigan$200K
Nov. 1-9, 2014Meskwaki CasinoTama, Iowa$300K
Nov. 7-17, 2014Golden Gates CasinoBlackhawk, Colorado$200K
Dec. 6-14, 2014Canterbury ParkShakopee, Minnesota$200K

For more information, visit msptpoker.com.

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