Season 6 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) just wrapped up its stop at Meskwaki Casino – where Rich Alsup topped a field of 410 entrants to win $101,229 – and now they turn their attention to the third-to-last stop on the schedule.
From November 12-15, the MSPT will visit Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado for their $1,100 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed Main Event.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to capture all the action from the MSPT Golden Gates 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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Earlier this week, the stop hosted a $360 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed MSPT Regional event, which saw Bobby Sanoubane of Aurora, Colorado top a field of 770 entrants to capture a $33,000 first-place prize.
As for the Main Event, the last time the MSPT visited Golden Gates was back in March, where Kane Lai topped a field of 409 entrants to win a $101,365 first-place prize. Interestingly, Lai won the HPT Ameristar St. Charles for $150,593 yesterday.
"Since joining the MSPT schedule, the Golden Gates Casino stop has proven to be a hit among players," said MSPT owner and operator Bryan Mileski. "If the turnout for the Regional Event is any indication, the Main Event is slated to smash the guarantee yet again!"
Here's a look at the remaining MSPT Golden Gates schedule:
|Tuesday, Nov. 10||MSPT Qualifier||$250||7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Nov. 11||Cash Tournament||$40||10:00 a.m.|
|Wednesday, Nov. 11||NLHE Deepstack||$200||12:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Nov. 11||MSPT Qualifier||$250||7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Nov. 12||Cash Tournament||$40||10:00 a.m.|
|Thursday, Nov. 12||MSPT Main Event Day 1a||$1,100||12:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Nov. 12||MSPT Qualifier||$250||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday, Nov. 13||MSPT Qualifier||$250||9:00 a.m.|
|Friday, Nov. 13||MSPT Main Event Day 1b||$1,100||12:00 p.m.|
|Friday, Nov. 13||MSPT Qualifier Turbo||$250||9:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Nov. 14||MSPT Qualifier||$250||9:00 a.m.|
|Saturday, Nov. 14||MSPT Main Event Day 1c||$1,100||12:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, Nov. 15||MSPT Main Event Day 2||-||12:00 p.m.|
The Main Event will be held over three days beginning Thursday with Day 1a at 12 p.m. Day 1a will play 14 levels. Friday's Day 1b will also start at 12 p.m. and play 14 levels, and the same for Day 1c on Saturday. Players who advance from Day 1a are not eligible to play in Day 1b and so on. The remaining players from each flight will combine on Sunday morning at 12:00 p.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.
"Our property sits in the center of Blackhawk’s casino district and is surrounded by the magnificent Rocky Mountains," Tony Niehaus, poker room manager at Golden Gates Casino, previously told PokerNews. "We also have a beautiful creek running alongside the property. The scenic views of Blackhawk are amazing and just a short drive on any road will lead to spectacular views and even natural wildlife sightings. Just up the street is old town Central City that brings an old western feel to gambling. The ski resorts are just a one-hour drive from the casinos and offer unmatched skiing and entertainment."
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|
|November 6-8||MSPT Meskwaki||410||Rich Alsup||$101,229|