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MSPT Canterbury Park $300K GTD Main Event Kicks Off Tomorrow

Canterbury Park Casino

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.


Click here to check out the full MSPT Canterbury Park schedule.


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

Grand Falls Casino

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.

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MSPT Headed to Meskwaki

MSPT 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.


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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

DatesVenueLocationTournamentGuarantee or Winner
January 15-19Golden Gates CasinoColorado$360 RegionalErasmus Morfe ($53,048)
January 16-19JACK Cleveland Poker OpenOhio$1,100 Main EventPat Steele ($124,461)
January 29-February 1The VenetianLas Vegas$1,100 Main EventBob Whalen ($140,152)
February 21-23Canterbury ParkMinnesota$1,100 Main Event$300K
March 4-8Grand Falls CasinoSouth Dakota$350 Regional Event$50K
March 20-22Meskwaki CasinoIowa$1,100 Main Event$300K
April 3-5Majestic StarEast Chicago$1,100 Main Event$200K
April 13-19Golden Gates CasinoColorado$1,100 Main event$200K
April 24-26Canterbury ParkMinnesota$1,100 Main Event$300K
May 1-3Silverado FranklinDeadwood, South Dakota$1,100 Main Event$100K
May 14-17FireKeepers CasinoMichigan$1,100 Main Event$1,000,000
June 2020The VenetianLas VegasTBDTBD
July 15-19Tropicana EvansvilleIndiana$350 Regional Event$100K
July 24-26Meskwaki CasinoIowa$1,100 Main Event$300K
August 5-9Canterbury ParkMinnesota$350 Regional Event$100K
August 14-16Majestic StarEast Chicago$1,100 Main Event$200K
August 28-30Grand Falls CasinoSouth Dakota$1,100 Main Event$150K
September 2020The VenetianLas VegasTBDTBD
September 10-13Canterbury ParkMinnesota$1,100 Main Event$300K
October 8-11MSPT Michigan State Poker ChampionshipMichigan$1,100 Main Event$1,000,000
October 23-25Silverado FranklinDeadwood, South Dakota$1,100 Main Event$100K
October 29-November 1Potawatomi CasinoWisconsin$1,100 Main Event$300K
November 6-8Meskwaki CasinoIowa$1,100 Main Event$300K
November 11-15Golden Gates CasinoColorado$360 Regional$150K
November 19-22Golden Gates CasinoColorado$1,100 Main Event$200K
December 10-13Canterbury Park Season 11 FinaleMinnesota$1,100 Main Event$500K

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