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Season 6 of MSPT Continues This Weekend at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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  • This weekend, @msptpoker will be at Milwaukee's Potwatomi Casino for a $1,100 buy-in $200K GTD Main Event.

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This weekend, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will be at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in downtown Milwaukee for a $1,100 buy-in, $200,000 guarantee Main Event. In reality, that guarantee will prove meaningless as the stop has a history of attracted massive fields.

For instance, back in April, the MSPT Potawatomi Main Event attracted 635 entrants, created a $635,000 prize pool, and saw local pro Jason "GrindMentality" Mirza emerge victorious to capture the $147,529 first-place prize. The time before that, the MSPT Potawatomi attracted 487 entrants, created a prize pool of $487,000, and saw Jason Zarlenga capture his second MSPT title, not to mention a $120,164 first-place prize.

On both occasions, the MSPT Potawatomi set a Wisconsin state record for largest poker tournament, and hopes are high they'll do it again on their third visit to the property.

"Numbers have been up in the qualifiers leading up to the Main Event, so once again we're expecting a huge turnout for the Potawatomi tournament," said MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "The guarantee will no doubt be shattered once again, and if all goes according to plan we'll set yet another Wisconsin state record."

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. The final table will then be live streamed around the world, with MSPT Team Pro Matt Alexander and PokerNews' own Chad Holloway on commentary duties.

In addition, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture action from the Main Event, which means players will have opportunity to use the My Stack app to update their hands and chip counts straight into the live blog. To download the My Stack app absolutely free on either Apple or Android, click here.

Here's a look at the remaining MSPT Potawatomi schedule:

DateEventBuy-inTime (ET)
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.

"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 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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