Season 6 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) continues from October 31 through November 8 at Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa. The stop, which only requires players to be 18 years old, will begin with a series of qualifiers, and will culminate with a $300,000 guaranteed Main Event.
The last time the MSPT visited Meskwaki Casino was back in July when MSPT Team Pro Blake Bohn, fresh off a 23rd-place finish in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, topped a field of 410 entrants to win the $101,229 top prize and his second MSPT title. Before that, at the March stop, Chad Willett topped a field of 371 entrants to walk away with a $96,760 first-place prize.
"Meskwaki Casino has a rich history on the MSPT," said MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "Year in and year out it proves to be one of the most successful stops on the schedule, and we expect yet another large field due in no small part to it being centrally located for players in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin."
Located in Tama, Iowa — between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids on Highway 30 — Meskwaki Casino features a huge bingo hall, table games, active craps tables, good blackjack games, horse book, indoor pool, exercise room, spa, and a large number of hotel rooms.
"Whoever said 'you need your best poker face and winning strategy to win at poker' must not have played at Meskwaki Poker Room," Poker Room Manager Joseph Fernandez previously told PokerNews. "Whether you are a newcomer, a pleasure player, or a high-stakes thrill seeker, we have a game for you. Our classic card room and cozy players’ lounge exude such rustic and scintillating ambience that makes every poker game more of a friendly art than a gut-wrenching science and, therefore, your winning out of luck is never ever frowned upon."
Here's a look at the upcoming MSPT Meskwaki schedule:
|Saturday, Oct. 31||MSPT Qualifier||$120||12:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Oct. 31||MSPT Qualifier||$250||6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, Nov. 1||MSPT Qualifier||$120||2:00 p.m.|
|Monday, Nov. 2||Meskwaki Bonus Event NLHE||$110||7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Nov. 3||Super Satellite||$65||2:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Nov. 3||Meskwaki Bonus Event NLHE||$20||7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Nov. 4||Super Satellite||$65||2:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Nov. 4||MSPT Qualifier||$250||7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Nov. 5||MSPT Qualifier||$250||1:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Nov. 5||MSPT Qualifier||$250||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday, Nov. 6||MSPT Qualifier||$250||10:30 a.m.|
|Friday, Nov. 6||MSPT Main Event Day 1a||$1,100||4:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Nov. 7||MSPT Qualifier||$250||10:30 a.m.|
|Saturday, Nov. 7||MSPT Main Event Day 1b||$1,100||4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, Nov. 8||MSPT Main Event Day 2||-||11:00 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 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 11:00 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.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to capture all the action from the MSPT Meskwaki Main Event, and players will have the opportunity to use the MyStack app to update their hands and chip counts straight into the live blog.
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“Meskwaki Casino has been a favorite stop on the MSPT for quite some time now, and recently the $1,100 Main Event there in July saw tour pro Blake Bohn earn the title and over $100,000 when he defeated a field of 410 entries," said PokerNews Editor in Chief Donnie Peters. "With a $300,000 guarantee on the upcoming MSPT Meskwaki stop, you’d be making a big mistake if you were a poker player in the area that didn’t participate in this event. There’s plenty of money to be won and even more fun to be had, and PokerNews hopes to see you there."
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||Mark Rubenstein||$142,637|
|June 1-5||MSPT Venetian||1,964||Angelina Rich||$215,815|
|July 24-26||MSPT Meskwaki||410||Blake Bohn||$101,229|
|August 14-16||MSPT Grand Falls||238||Alan Curl||$64,941|
|August 21-23||MSPT Tropicana Evansville||251||Michael O'Neill||$67,746|
|September 4-6||MSPT Potawatomi||462||Dan Goepel||$114,117|
|September 18-20||MSPT Running Aces||328||Peixin Liu||$85,498|
|October 10-18||MSPT FireKeepers Casino||559||Michael Ferraroti||$134,642|