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MSPT Looks to Set Another Wisconsin State Record at Potawatomi Casino from Sept. 4-6

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Season 6 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) continues from August 29 through September 6 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in downtown Milwaukee. The stop marks the third time the MSPT has visited the property, and both prior times it's set a record for largest-ever major to be held in Wisconsin.

Back in April, the MSPT Potawatomi Main Event attracted 635 players and saw local pro Jason "GrindMentality" Mirza emerge victorious to capture the $147,529 first-place prize.

"Work hard, keep at it, as the doubters will be many, and be very honest with yourself along the way," Mirza told PokerNews after the win. "Although we as poker players feel that we deserve scores that we do not get, nothing will be handed to you, so you just have to roll with the punches and be willing to adjust as things play out."

The latest MSPT Potawatomi Main Event, an $1,100 buy-in $200,000 Guaranteed Main Event, will run from Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6.

"Once again we're expecting a huge turnout for the Main Event," said MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "We fully expect to demolish the guarantee, and hopefully set yet another Wisconsin state record."

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture action from the Main Event, and we're happy to announce that 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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"Of course, visitors to our property will still have access to all the world-class gaming, dining, and entertainment that makes our casino a top Wisconsin destination," said Jeff Gemini, Poker Room Manager at Potawatomi. "And since we’re ideally located in the vibrant Menomonee Valley near downtown Milwaukee, we’re very close to other popular tourist destinations like the Harley-Davidson Museum and Miller Park."

Here's a look at the MSPT Potawatomi schedule:

DateEventBuy-inTime (ET)
Saturday, August 29MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)$25011:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 30MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)$2503:00 p.m.
Monday, August 31Multi-Table Super Satellite (20% advance)$656:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 1Multi-Table Super Satellite (20% advance)$656:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2Multi-Table Super Satellite (20% advance)$6512:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)$2506:30 p.m..
Thursday, September 3MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)$25012:00 p.m..
Thursday, September 3MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)$2506:30 p.m..
Friday, September 4MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)$25010:30 a.m..
Friday, September 4MSPT Main Event Day 1a$1,1004:00 p.m..
Saturday, September 5MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)$25010:30 a.m..
Saturday, September 5MSPT Main Event Day 1b$1,1004:00 p.m..
Sunday, September 6MSPT 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, 2015MSPT bestbet Jacksonville421Brian Arbaugh$102,806
Jan. 30 – Feb. 8, 2015MSPT Running Aces354Erv Bjerga$91,941
Feb. 14-22, 2015MSPT Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells463Ben Wiora$114,512
March 5-15MSPT Golden Gates409Kane Lai$101,365
March 21-29MSPT Meskwaki371Chad Willett$96,760
April 4-12MSPT Potawatomi635Jason Mirza$147,529
April 6-19MSPT Maryland Live! Casino270Greg Himmelbrand$72,910
April 17-26MSPT Canterbury Park430Dan Hendrickson$106,182
May 9-17MSPT FireKeepers Casino614Harry Tisdale$142,637
June 1-5MSPT Venetian1,964Angelina Rich$215,815
July 24-26MSPT Meskwaki410Blake Bohn$101,229
August 14-16MSPT Grand Falls238Alan Curl$64,941
August 21-23MSPT Tropicana Evansville251Michael O'Neill$67,746

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