MSPT Grand Falls August 28-30; First US Mid-Major Tournament in Nearly 6 Months

MSPT Grand Falls

At the beginning of the year, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) was primed for Season 11 and even hosted three stops before the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted things, just like it did for so many other tours and venues.

Next weekend, the MSPT Season 11 will continue, at least for one stop, with a $1,100 buy-in, $150,000 GTD Main Event at Grand Falls Casino, just outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The event, which requires players to be 21+ and will be live reported by PokerNews, marks the first mid-major tournament in the United States in nearly six months.

The $1,100 Main Event, which will require players to wear masks, features two starting flights beginning with Day 1A at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 28. Day 1B will take place at the same time on Saturday, August 29. Both days will play 15 levels. The surviving players from both flights will then return at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 30 to play down to a winner.

Tournament officials plan to make use of their large event center by spacing out tables as a pandemic precaution.

The MSPT last visited Grand Falls Casino for a Main Event back in September when Jesse Rockowitz topped a 175-entry field to win the tournament for $45,425. The time before that, Ryan Skluzak bested a 226-entry field to win it for $54,427.

The last MSPT stop in general, which took place March 4-8, was actually at Grand Falls Casino, though it was a $350 buy-in Regional Event. Swadeep Mishra took down that tournament for $23,467.

Final four tables of MSPT Grand Falls.
Grand Falls will be able to utilize its spacious event center.

MSPT Grand Falls Remaining Schedule

DateTime (CDT)TournamentChipsLocation
Sunday, August 234 p.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event15,000Poker Room
Wednesday, August 261 p.m.$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite12,000Poker Room
Wednesday, August 266 p.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event15,000Poker Room
Thursday, August 27Noon$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event15,000Poker Room
Thursday, August 276 p.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event15,000Poker Room
Friday, August 2810 a.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event15,000Event Center
Friday, August 283 p.m.$1,100 Main Event Day 1a25,000Event Center
Saturday, August 2910 a.m.$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event15,000Event Center
Saturday, August 293 p.m.$1,100 Main Event Day 1b25,000Event Center
Sunday, August 3011 a.m.$1,100 Main Event Day 2-Event Center

*Visit msptpoker.com for a complete listing of rake and staff fees.

Hotel Information

The MSPT has worked out a special player rate at Grand Falls Casino Hotel.

  • Thursday, August 27 = $99
  • Friday, August 28 = $159.99
  • Saturday, August 29 = $169.99

Just all 712-777-7777 to book now, but be sure to ask for MSPT ROOM BLOCK!

In addition, a special rate has been set up at the nearby Holiday Inn Express (10 min from Casino). Be sure to ask for MSPT RATE when you call 605-582-2901 to book.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Brandon, SD
1103 N Splitrock Blvd, Brandon, SD 57005

  • Thursday, August 27 = $108.99
  • Friday, August 28 = $118.99
  • Saturday, August 29 = $118.99

Images courtesy of MSPT.

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