Last weekend, Lead Pro Blake Bohn captured his second Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) title when he topped a field of 410 entrants to win the MSPT Meskwaki in Tama, Iowa for $101,229. Not only did Bohn vault to the top of the Season 6 Player of the Year leaderboard, he also became just the fourth player to win multiple MSPT titles.
Bohn's first title came in August of 2014 when he won the MSPT Grand Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (technically the casino is just across the border in Larchwood, Iowa) for $54,607. As fate would have it, the tour is slated to return to that stop next month from August 8-16, with a $150,000 guaranteed $1,100 buy-in Main Event scheduled for Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16.
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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"Blake Bohn has been on fire lately," boasted MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "Fresh off a 23rd-place finish in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, he ended up taking down the MSPT Meskwaki. Now we'll get the opportunity to see if he can not only defend his MSPT Grand Falls title, but also go back to back. It should be an exciting stop."
Here's a look at the upcoming MSPT Grand Falls schedule:
|Saturday, August 1||Multi-Table Super Satellite||$65||12:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 8||Main Event Qualifier||$250||12:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 9||Main Event Qualifier||$250||1:00 p.m.|
|Monday, August 10||Omaha Hi/Lo Spread Limit||$40||6:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, August 11||Weekly No-Limit Hold'em||$40||1:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 12||Multi-Table Super Satellite||$65||1:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 12||Main Event Qualifier||$250||7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, August 13||Main Event Qualifier||$250||1:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, August 13||Main Event Qualifier||$250||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday, August 14||Main Event Qualifier||$250||10:30 a.m.|
|Friday, August 14||Main Event Day 1a||$1,100||4:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 15||Main Event Qualifier||$250||10:30 a.m.|
|Saturday, August 15||Main Event Day 1b||$1,100||4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 16||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 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 10:30 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned.
Here's a look at those who've capture titles in Season 6 thus far:
|Jan. 15-25, 2015||MSPT bestbet Jacksonville||421||Brian Arbaugh||$102,806|
|Jan. 30 – Feb. 8, 2015||MSPT Running Aces||354||Erv Bjerga||$91,941|
|Feb. 14-22, 2015||MSPT Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells||463||Ben Wiora||$114,512|
|March 5-15||MSPT Golden Gates||409||Kane Lai||$101,365|
|March 21-29||MSPT Meskwaki||371||Chad Willett||$96,760|
|April 4-12||MSPT Potawatomi||635||Jason Mirza||$147,529|
|April 6-19||MSPT Maryland Live! Casino||270||Greg Himmelbrand||$72,910|
|April 17-26||MSPT Canterbury Park||430||Dan Hendrickson||$106,182|
|May 9-17||MSPT FireKeepers Casino||614||Harry Tisdale||$142,637|
|June 1-5||MSPT Venetian||1,964||Angelina Rich||$215,815|
|July 24-26||MSPT Meskwaki||410||Blake Bohn||$101,229|