Season 6 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) keeps on rolling this weekend with the MSPT Tropicana Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. The stop, which has been holding several qualifiers over the past week, will culminate this weekend with the Indiana State Poker Championship, an $1,100 buy-in $250,000 Guaranteed Main Event.
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.
Of course the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture action from that event, which means 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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"We're thrilled to be heading back to Tropicana Evansville, and thanks to last year's successful turnout, we've upped last year's $100K guarantee to $150K," said MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "I've no doubt we'll once again crush it as players seems excited to take their shot in the Indiana State Poker Championship."
As Mileski points out, last year's event was a big success; in fact, it more than doubled the guarantee as 225 entrants took to the felt to compete for a $60,527 first-place prize. In the end, Kentucky native Charlie Dawson defeated Alex Yen in heads-up play to capture the title.
Here's a look at the remaining MSPT Tropicana Evansville schedule:
|Thursday, August 20||MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)||$250||6:30 p.m.|
|Friday, August 21||MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)||$250||10:30 a.m.|
|Friday, August 21||MSPT Main Event Day 1a||$250||4:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 22||MSPT Main Event Qualifier (20% advance)||$250||10:30 a.m.|
|Saturday, August 22||MSPT Main Event Day 1b||$250||4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 23||MSPT Main Event Day 2||-||10:30 a.m.|
Located at the bottom tip of Indiana near the border of Illinois and Kentucky, the Tropicana Evansville Casino is surrounded by four major cities (St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Nashville) all within a three-hour drive. The casino is located on an 841,848 square foot area at Riverfront Park on the Ohio River in downtown Evansville. The $110 million entertainment facility includes a 250-room hotel and a 96-room boutique hotel, an executive conference center, retail shops, restaurants and lounge area.
"The response from our core poker players has been extremely positive," Mike Miller, Director of Table Games for Tropicana Evansville, previously told PokerNews. "They are very excited and are looking forward to matching wits with some of the best poker players in the world."
Finally, if you're looking for things to do off the felt while in Evansville, check out PokerNews' five recommendations here.
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|
|August 15-16||MSPT Grand Falls||238||Alan Curl||$64,941|