MSPT Grand Falls August 28-30; First US Mid-Major Tournament in Nearly 6 Months
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.
MSPT Grand Falls Remaining Schedule
|Sunday, August 23||4 p.m.||$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event||15,000||Poker Room|
|Wednesday, August 26||1 p.m.||$65 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $250 satellite||12,000||Poker Room|
|Wednesday, August 26||6 p.m.||$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event||15,000||Poker Room|
|Thursday, August 27||Noon||$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event||15,000||Poker Room|
|Thursday, August 27||6 p.m.||$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event||15,000||Poker Room|
|Friday, August 28||10 a.m.||$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event||15,000||Event Center|
|Friday, August 28||3 p.m.||$1,100 Main Event Day 1a||25,000||Event Center|
|Saturday, August 29||10 a.m.||$250 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $150K GTD Main Event||15,000||Event Center|
|Saturday, August 29||3 p.m.||$1,100 Main Event Day 1b||25,000||Event Center|
|Sunday, August 30||11 a.m.||$1,100 Main Event Day 2||-||Event Center|
*Visit msptpoker.com for a complete listing of rake and staff fees.
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.