This past weekend, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) was back at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, which marked the fourth stop of their sixth season. On Thursday, the stop will culminate in a $1,100 buy-in, $200,000 guarantee Main Event, which will feature three starting flights.
"The MSPT is excited to return Golden Gates Casino for the third time," said MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "The $360 buy-in $100,000 guarantee preliminary opener proved to be a tremendous success, and we're confident it's just a precursor to what will be the stop's biggest and best Main Event yet."
The event Mileski mentions was a $360 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament that boasted a robust $100,000 guarantee. That tournament attracted 637 entrants, which nearly doubled the guarantee by creating a $191,100 prize pool. At the final table, Boulder's Mansour Alipou bowed out in 10th place for $2,484, and then the final nine players opted to strike a deal that saw them each lock up more than $15,000 each. Bruce Carter was the chip leader at the time, so he was also awarded the title of champion and the coveted MSPT trophy.
As for the Main Event, Golden Gates Casino has been holding qualifiers all week long, and the latest incarnation is expected to crush the $200,000 guarantee, which the MSPT has done both times they've rolled into town. Back in November, 500 entrants turned up and created a $485,000 prize pool, and the stop last March attracted 453 entrants and created a $453,000 prize pool. Reza Yazdi and Dan Colpoys won those events for $120,765 and $114,156, respectively.
As always, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to report all the action from the Main Event. The PokerNews MyStack app allows players to update their chip counts and tournament progress in real time, meaning their friends and family can keep up with their progress by reading the live blog.
"We highly encourage players to get involved using the PokerNews MyStack app, as it aims to bring tournament coverage to a new level," said PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters. To download the MyStack app for free in preparation for the MSPT Golden Gates Casino, click here.
Here's a look at the remaining MSPT Golden Gates Casino schedule:
|Wednesday, March 11||MSPT Main Event Qualifier||$260||7 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 12||MSPT Main Event Day 1a||$1,100||12 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 12||MSPT Main Event Qualifier||$260||7 p.m.|
|Friday, March 13||MSPT Main Event Qualifier||$260||9 a.m.|
|Friday, March 13||MSPT Main Event Day 1b||$1,100||12 p.m.|
|Friday, March 13||MSPT Main Event Turbo Qualifier||$260||9 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 14||MSPT Main Event Turbo Qualifier||$260||9 a.m.|
|Saturday, March 14||MSPT Main Event Day 1c||$1,100||12 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 15||MSPT Main Event Day 2||-||11 a.m.|
The Main Event will be held over four days beginning Thursday with Day 1a at 12 p.m. Day 1a will play 15 levels. Friday and Saturday's Day 1b and 1c will also start at 12 p.m. and play 15 levels. Players who advance to Day 2 from a previous flight are not eligible to play in a subsequent flight. However, players are allowed to reenter the Main Event once each starting flight during standard registration process (i.e. one reentry allowed per starting flight).
For more information on all upcoming MSPT Season 6 stops, visit MSPTpoker.com.