Season 6 of the Mid-States Poker Tour is on a roll.
Earlier this month, the tour held its second-largest stop in history when Jason Mirza won the MSPT Potawatomi in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for $147,529, and then this past weekend Greg Himmelbrand won the first-ever MSPT Maryland Live! for $72,910.
This weekend, the MSPT returns home to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, which played host to the very first MSPT back in the day. Since then, Canterbury Park has become a staple on the MSPT. This weekend, players — who only need to be 18 years old to play — will have the chance at a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool for just an $1,100 buy-in.
"The MSPT is excited to return to Minnesota and to visit the stop where it all began," gushed MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "Canterbury Park is one of the Midwest's premiere venues, and in addition to great cash games and top-notch food options, the tournament tables are always full. We're looking forward to yet another successful MSPT Canterbury Park."
The MSPT topped off Season 5 at Canterbury Park back in December when 432 entrants took to the felt to battle for a $106,483 first-place prize. Tour regular Peixin Liu ultimately finished as the last man standing and took down the biggest live score of his career.
For a historical look at the MSPT Canterbury Park, click here.
Among those expected to be at Canterbury Park are MSPT Team Pros Blake Bohn, Matt Alexander, and Nick Pupillo, who was recently the subject of a PokerNews feature piece. In addition, Mark Hodge, who currently sits atop the MSPT Season 6 Player of the Year leaderboard, will be looking for more POY points.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to capture all the action from that event, and players will have the opportunity to use the MyStack app to update their hands and chip counts straight into the live blog.
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Here's a look at the remaining Canterbury Park schedule:
|Wednesday, April 22||Main Event Qualifier||$250||6:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 23||Main Event Qualifier||$250||12:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 23||Main Event Qualifier||$250||6:30 p.m.|
|Friday, April 24||Main Event Qualifier||$250||10:30 a.m.|
|Friday, April 24||Main Event Day 1a||$1,100||4 p.m.|
|Saturday, April 25||Main Event Qualifier||$250||10:30 a.m.|
|Saturday, April 25||Main Event Day 1b||$1,100||4 p.m.|
|Sunday, April 26||Main Event Day 2||-||10:30 a.m.|
The Main Event will be held over three days beginning Friday with Day 1a at 4 p.m. Day 1a will play 14 levels. Saturday's Day 1b will also start at 4 p.m. and 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 10:30 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned. The Main Event final table will be broadcast live (15-minute delay) with hole cards worldwide on msptpoker.com and PokerNews.
After the Canterbury Park stop, the MSPT will head to FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan from May 9-17. For more information, visit msptpoker.com.