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Season 6 of Mid-States Poker Tour Continues with $300,000 GTD at Meskwaki Casino

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  • Just four stops remain on the Mid-States Poker Tour Season 6, with the next visiting Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa.

  • The Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki will culminate with a $300,000 guaranteed $1,100 buy-in Main Event.

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.

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"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. 31MSPT Qualifier$12012:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31MSPT Qualifier$2506:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 1MSPT Qualifier$1202:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 2Meskwaki Bonus Event NLHE$1107:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3Super Satellite$652:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3Meskwaki Bonus Event NLHE$207:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 4Super Satellite$652:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 4MSPT Qualifier$2507:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 5MSPT Qualifier$2501:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 5MSPT Qualifier$2507:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6MSPT Qualifier$25010:30 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 6MSPT Main Event Day 1a$1,1004:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7MSPT Qualifier$25010:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7MSPT Main Event Day 1b$1,1004:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8MSPT 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 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, 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 Casino614Mark Rubenstein$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
September 4-6MSPT Potawatomi462Dan Goepel$114,117
September 18-20MSPT Running Aces328Peixin Liu$85,498
October 10-18MSPT FireKeepers Casino559Michael Ferraroti$134,642

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