MSPT Canterbury Park $300K GTD Main Event Kicks Off Tomorrow
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The first of five Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) events at Canterbury Park in Season 11 kicks off tomorrow in Shakopee, Minnesota.
The $300,000 Guaranteed Main Event offers two starting flights beginning with Day 1a at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 playing 15 levels. Day 1b will take place at the same time on Saturday, Feb. 22 and also play 15 levels. The surviving players from each flight will then return at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 to play down to a winner.
Last February’s $1,100 Main Event at Canterbury Park saw 479 entrants take to the felt in search of a $99,573 first-place prize. After two days of play, it was Bemidji's Matt Kirby that recorded the victory, earning his record-tying third MSPT Main Event title, tying him with Carl Carodenuto and Blake Bohn for the most Main Event titles in tour history.
Most recently in December at Canterbury Park, the Season 10 Finale cruised by its $500K guarantee by attracting 802 entries, and after a long Day 2, it was Anthony Dunne coming out on top to capture a $155,288 first-place prize.
Lodging: The MSPT has partnered with several local hotels to offer players the best rates possible. There are rooms available for as low as $39/night. You can find deals with six nearby hotels at msptpoker.com. Just click “More Info” next to your desired event, then “Hotel Information”.
Regional Event on Deck
The MSPT is headed back to Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, Iowa, located just outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota from March 4-8 for $360 buy-in, $50,000 GTD Regional Event (March 5-8).
The series will kick off with a $250 Tag Team tournament on Wednesday, March 4 followed by a MSPT $125 Seniors Championship (50+) on Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. and a $125 Turbo Deepstack where players will begin with 25,000 chips on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m.
The $360 Regional Main Event will feature three starting flights beginning with Day 1a & Day 1b at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6. Day 1c will take place Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. All three days will play 15 levels. The surviving players from each flight will return 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 to play down to a winner.
MSPT Headed to Meskwaki
For the first of three appearances in Season 11, the MSPT is headed to Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa with a series of satellites that will feed into the 25th MSPT Main Event ever held at the venue. The $1,100 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed Main Event will run the weekend of March 20-22.
Back in March of 2019, the first MSPT Meskwaki of Season 10 drew 409 entries and saw Steve Federspiel of Tiffin, Iowa walk away with an $86,949 first-place -prize. Then, in July, Iowa’s Josh Meyer bested a 401-entry field to win the 2019 MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship. This past November, MSPT Hall of Famer Aaron Johnson defeated a 409-runner field to earn his first MSPT title and take home $86,951!
Lodging: Meskwaki has set aside a block of rooms for MSPT players at sensational rates. BUT this block of rooms always goes fast so reserve your room TODAY! Make sure you ask for the MID-STATES POKER TOUR room block or they may tell you the hotel is sold out.
$89 Weekdays (Sun-Thurs) - $119 Friday & Saturday
Meskwaki Casino (800) 728-4263
Again, ask for MID-STATES POKER TOUR or BOOKING ID 4401
A Look at the MSPT Season 11 Schedule
|Dates||Venue||Location||Tournament||Guarantee or Winner|
|January 15-19||Golden Gates Casino||Colorado||$360 Regional||Erasmus Morfe ($53,048)|
|January 16-19||JACK Cleveland Poker Open||Ohio||$1,100 Main Event||Pat Steele ($124,461)|
|January 29-February 1||The Venetian||Las Vegas||$1,100 Main Event||Bob Whalen ($140,152)|
|February 21-23||Canterbury Park||Minnesota||$1,100 Main Event||$300K|
|March 4-8||Grand Falls Casino||South Dakota||$350 Regional Event||$50K|
|March 20-22||Meskwaki Casino||Iowa||$1,100 Main Event||$300K|
|April 3-5||Majestic Star||East Chicago||$1,100 Main Event||$200K|
|April 13-19||Golden Gates Casino||Colorado||$1,100 Main event||$200K|
|April 24-26||Canterbury Park||Minnesota||$1,100 Main Event||$300K|
|May 1-3||Silverado Franklin||Deadwood, South Dakota||$1,100 Main Event||$100K|
|May 14-17||FireKeepers Casino||Michigan||$1,100 Main Event||$1,000,000|
|June 2020||The Venetian||Las Vegas||TBD||TBD|
|July 15-19||Tropicana Evansville||Indiana||$350 Regional Event||$100K|
|July 24-26||Meskwaki Casino||Iowa||$1,100 Main Event||$300K|
|August 5-9||Canterbury Park||Minnesota||$350 Regional Event||$100K|
|August 14-16||Majestic Star||East Chicago||$1,100 Main Event||$200K|
|August 28-30||Grand Falls Casino||South Dakota||$1,100 Main Event||$150K|
|September 2020||The Venetian||Las Vegas||TBD||TBD|
|September 10-13||Canterbury Park||Minnesota||$1,100 Main Event||$300K|
|October 8-11||MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship||Michigan||$1,100 Main Event||$1,000,000|
|October 23-25||Silverado Franklin||Deadwood, South Dakota||$1,100 Main Event||$100K|
|October 29-November 1||Potawatomi Casino||Wisconsin||$1,100 Main Event||$300K|
|November 6-8||Meskwaki Casino||Iowa||$1,100 Main Event||$300K|
|November 11-15||Golden Gates Casino||Colorado||$360 Regional||$150K|
|November 19-22||Golden Gates Casino||Colorado||$1,100 Main Event||$200K|
|December 10-13||Canterbury Park Season 11 Finale||Minnesota||$1,100 Main Event||$500K|
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