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MSPT Visits Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells This Weekend for $200K GTD Main Event

MSPT Visits Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells This Weekend for $200K GTD Main Event 0001


  • Season 6 of @msptpoker will host its penultimate stop at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells now thru November 22.

  • Don't miss out on second-to-last stop of @msptpoker Season 6! MSPT Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells thru Nov. 22.

  • This weekend @msptpoker will host $200K GTD $1,100 buy-in Main Event at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells.

This weekend, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will be at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells for a $1,100 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed Main Event. If satellite numbers are any indication, the penultimate stop of Season 6 is slated to more than double the guarantee!

Among those confirmed to be in action are Allen Kessler, who actually designed the MSPT structure to make it "Chainsaw Approved"; circuit grinder Daniel Lowery, who will be making his first trip to Wisconsin; and defending champ Ben Wiora.

"I look forward to returning to Wisconsin to defend my title," said Wiora, who has since relocated to Las Vegas. "The MSPT coming to town is always one of the more exciting times of the year in Wisconsin, and players come from all over the state to compete. With a little luck, maybe I can hold onto the title!"

The last time the MSPT visited Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells was way back in February for the Wisconsin State Poker Championship, a tournament that attracted 463 runners and saw Wiora walk away with the $114,512 first-place prize.

To learn more about Wiora, check out our article Big Cheese: Ben Wiora Goes From Low-Stakes Grinder to Wisconsin State Poker Champion.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to capture all the action from that event, which means 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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"Season 6 has been nonstop action," said MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "The numbers continue to grow, and we seem to be attracting some big names in the game. There's no denying that the MSPT has become the premiere tour in the Midwest and throughout the country."

Here's a look at the remaining MSPT Ho-Chunk schedule:

Wednesday, November 18Super Satellite$651:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18MSPT Qualifier$2506:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 19MSPT Qualifier$25012:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 19MSPT Qualifier$2506:30 p.m.
Friday, November 20MSPT Qualifier$25010:30 a.m.
Friday, November 20MSPT Main Event Day 1a$1,1004:00 p.m.
Friday, November 20MSPT Qualifier$2507:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21MSPT Qualifier$25010:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 21MSPT Main Event Day 1b$1,1004:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 22MSPT Main Event Day 2-11:00 a.m.

The Main Event will be held over three days beginning Friday evening with Day 1a at 4 p.m. Day 1a will play 14 levels. Saturday's Day 1b will start at 4 p.m. and also play 14 levels. Players who advance from Main Event Flight 1a to Day 2 are not eligible to play in Flight 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) worldwide on using RFID technology allowing all viewers to see the hole cards.

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
November 6-8MSPT Meskwaki410Rich Alsup$101,229
November 12-15MSPT Golden Gates510Phanora Pham$123,180

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