Season 6 of the Mid-States Poker Tour just concluded the second-largest stop in the tour's history when Jason Mirza won the MSPT Potawatomi in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for $147,529. Now, the MSPT sets its site on the east coast where it is currently visiting Maryland Live! in Hanover, Maryland for the first time.
The stop has been hosting a series side events, qualifiers, and super satellites into the $1,110 buy-in $250,000 guaranteed Main Event, which will feature three starting flights from April 16-18 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).
"The MSPT Potawatomi was a tremendous success, and we plan to keep the ball rolling this weekend in Maryland," said MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "Maryland Live! has established itself as a top poker destination, and we're confident the MSPT's first time in town will be a big success. We hope to see a solid mix of MSPT regulars and some East Coast grinders."
Among those confirmed to attend the MSPT Maryland Live! 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 heading east in the search of more POY points.
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."
Here's a look at the remaining MSPT Maryland Live! schedule:
|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.
A week after the MSPT Maryland Live! concludes, the MSPT will head to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota for a $200,000 guaranteed Main Event. That stop only requires players to be 18 years old. For more information, visit msptpoker.com.
*Lead photo courtesy of marylandlivecasino.com.