It's always exciting when the Mid-States Poker Tour adds a new stop to the schedule. Season 6 kicked off back in January with a first-time stop at bestbet Jacksonville, and from April 6-19, the tour will pay a visit to another new venue — Maryland Live! in Hanover, Maryland.
The stop will kick off with a series side events, qualifiers, and super satellites into the $1,110 buy-in Main Event, which will feature three starting flights from April 16-18 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to capture all the action from that event, and of course players will have the opportunity to use the My Stack app to update their hands and chip counts straight into the live blog.
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"PokerNews can’t wait to see what Maryland Live! has to offer," said PokerNews Editor in Chief Donnie Peters. "Since the room opened up in the middle of 2012, it's been a real hotbed for poker action. Now, in conjunction with the MSPT, we expect to see big turnouts and big prizes awarded at the upcoming stop."
Likewise, MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski echoed those sentiments: "We're very excited to have the tour stop at one of the country's premiere gaming venues. Maryland Live! has established itself as a top poker destination, so we're confident the MSPT's first time in town will be a big success."
Here's a look at the upcoming MSPT Maryland Live! schedule:
|Monday, April 6||Double Green Chip Bounty $125K Guarantee Flight 1a||$170||11:15 a.m.|
|Monday, April 6||Double Green Chip Bounty $125K Guarantee Flight 1b||$170||7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, April 7||Double Green Chip Bounty $125K Guarantee Flight 1c||$170||11:15 a.m.|
|Tuesday, April 7||Double Green Chip Bounty $125K Guarantee Flight 1d||$170||7:15 p.m|
|Wednesday, April 8||Double Green Chip Bounty $125K Guarantee Flight 1e||$170||11:15 a.m.|
|Wednesday, April 8||Double Green Chip Bounty $125K Guarantee Flight 1f||$170||7:15 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 9||Laurie DeYoung Charity Event||$100||3:15 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 9||Double Green Chip Bounty $125K Guarantee Flight 1g||$170||7:15 p.m|
|Friday, April 10||Double Green Chip Bounty $125K Guarantee Flight 1h||$170||11:15 a.m.|
|Saturday, April 11||Double Green Chip Bounty $125K Guarantee Day 2||--||10:15 a.m.|
|Sunday, April 12||Double Black Chip Bounty ($200) $75K Guarantee||$500||11:15 a.m.|
|Sunday, April 12||Super Satellite||$65||3:15 p.m.|
|Sunday, April 12||Super Satellite||$65||7:15 p.m.|
|Monday, April 13||PLO Black Chip Bounty ($100) $20K Guarantee||$340||11:15 a.m.|
|Monday, April 13||Main Event Qualifier||$250||3:15 p.m.|
|Monday, April 13||Super Stack Hyper Turbo $15K Guarantee||$200||7:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, April 14||PLO & PLO 8 or better||$250||11:15 a.m.|
|Tuesday, April 14||Main Event Qualifier||$250||3:15 p.m.|
|Tuesday, April 14||Double Green Chip Bounty $20K Guarantee||$150||7:15 p.m.|
|Wednesday, April 15||Main Event Qualifier||$250||11:15 a.m.|
|Wednesday, April 15||Main Event Qualifier||$250||5:!5 p.m.|
|Wednesday, April 15||Main Event Qualifier||$250||9:15 p.m.|
|Thursday, April 16||Main Event Qualifier||$250||11:15 a.m.|
|Thursday, April 16||MSPT Main Event Day 1a||$1,110||4:15 p.m.|
|Friday, April 17||Hyper Turbo Qualifier||$150||9:15 a.m.|
|Friday, April 17||MSPT Main Event Day 1b||$1,110||11:15 a.m.|
|Saturday, April 18||Hyper Turbo Qualifier||$150||9:15 a.m.|
|Saturday, April 18||MSPT Main Event Day 1c||$1,110||11:15 a.m.|
|Sunday, April 19||MSPT Main Event Day 2||--||11:15 a.m.|
The Main Event will be held over three days beginning Thursday with Day 1a at 4:15 p.m. Day 1a will play 14 levels. Friday and Saturday's Day 1b & 1c will start at 11:15 a.m. and play 14 levels. Players who bag in a previous flight are not eligible to play in a future flight. The remaining players from each flight will combine on Sunday morning at 11:15 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.
For more information, visit msptpoker.com.
*Lead photo courtesy of marylandlivecasino.com.