Just four stops remain in Season 5 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), which recently saw Ryan Dykhouse top a field of 517 entries to win the FireKeepers Casino stop in Battle Creek, Michigan, for $124,500. The next stop for the MSPT will be at Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa, from November 1-9 for an $1,100 buy-in $300,000 guaranteed Main Event.
Meskwaki has been one of the MSPT’s best-performing stops due partially to the fact that players only need to be 18 years old to play. The last time the MSPT visited the property, which was back in July, Jonathan Olson topped a field of 368 entries to win a $95,741 first-place prize after defeating MSPT regular Mike Holm in heads-up play.
Other past winners of the MSPT Meskwaki include Muneer Ahmed ($89,184), Dan Sun ($77,103), Michael Reynolds ($81,060), Terry Ring ($87,694), Andy Van Blair ($88,958), Jesse Spooner ($81,060), and Matthew Anderson ($100,075). As you can see, the winner of the event can expect a high five-figure score.
“The MSPT looks forward to returning to Iowa for the last time in Season 5," MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski told PokerNews. "Time and again Meskwaki proves to be one of the more popular stops on the schedule, and we expect the players to turn out in full force. The last time we rolled into town we crushed the $300,000 guarantee, and we expect to do the same come November.”
The stop will kick off on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. with a $130 qualifier, which will see the top 10 percent of the field advance to the Main Event. They will then host a series of qualifiers everyday leading up to the $1,100 Main Event. Here’s a look at the schedule:
|Saturday, Nov. 1||12:00 p.m.||Main Event Qualifier||$130|
|Saturday, Nov. 1||6:00 p.m.||Main Event Qualifier||$250|
|Sunday, Nov. 2||12: 00 p.m.||Main Event Qualifier||$130|
|Sunday, Nov. 2||6:00 p.m.||Meskwaki Pot-Limit Omaha||$60|
|Monday, Nov. 3||1:00 p.m.||Meskwaki No-Limit Hold’em||$55|
|Tuesday, Nov. 4||3:00 p.m.||Multi-Table Super Satellite||$65|
|Tuesday, Nov. 4||7:00 p.m.||Meskwaki No-Limit Hold’em||$20|
|Wednesday, Nov. 5||1:00 p.m.||Meskwaki No-Limit Hold’em||$55|
|Wednesday, Nov. 5||7:00 p.m.||Main Event Qualifier||$250|
|Thursday, Nov. 6||12:00 p.m.||Main Event Qualifier||$250|
|Thursday, Nov. 6||7:00 p.m.||Main Event Qualifier||$250|
|Friday, Nov. 7||9:30 a.m.||Main Event Qualifier||$250|
|Friday, Nov. 7||4:00 p.m.||Main Event Day 1a||$1,100|
|Saturday, Nov. 8||9:30 a.m.||Main Event Qualifier||$250|
|Saturday, Nov. 8||4:00 p.m.||Main Event Day 1b||$1,100|
|Sunday, Nov. 9||10:30 a.m.||Main Event Day 2||--|
The Main Event will be held over three days beginning Friday evening with Day 1a at 4 p.m. and will play 14 levels. Day 1b, which will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, will also play 14 levels. Players who advance from Day 1a are not eligible to play in Day 1b. The remaining players from each flight will combine on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned. The Main Event final table will be broadcast on a 15-minute delay with hole cards on both MSPTPoker.com and PokerNews using RFID technology.
Located in Tama, Iowa, between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids on Highway 30, Meskwaki Casino features a huge bingo hall, table games, active craps tables, good blackjack games, horse book, indoor pool, exercise room, spa, and a large number of hotel rooms.
Listen to Bryan Mileski talk about Season 5 of the MSPT on the latest PokerNews Podcast. Click here to listen.
For more information on the MSPT Meskwaki, visit msptpoker.com.
*Lead photo courtesy of dsbustours.com.