MSPT Returns to San Diego’s Sycuan Casino Sept. 16-26
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May 2021 marked a first for the Mid-States Poker Tour, as the MSPT stopped by the San Diego, California area for the first time in the tour’s history. That event, the MSPT Showdown Series, unfolded as a massive success for the tour and the venue, Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, CA.
The MSPT rolls back through Sycuan Casino this month. The MSPT United States Poker Championship takes place Sept. 16-26, bookended by a pair of six-figure guarantee tournaments.
The San Diego series begins with the $360 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed Regional Event, slated for Sept. 16-19. The May MSPT Showdown Series kicked off with an identical event, with 1,047 players pushing the final prize pool to $314,100.
The United States Poker Championship finishes up with the $1,110 USPC Main Event, which guarantees $300,000 and is scheduled for Sept. 23-26. The Showdown Series also featured an $1,110 Main Event, with the prize money in that tournament finishing at $654,200.
If the MSPT’s inaugural San Diego stop offers any indication, the United States Poker Open could see the guarantees go well past the advertised prize pools.
The series features 11 trophy events, including the $400 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, the $200 MSPT Ladies Event, and several others. PokerNews will be on hand to live report the $360 Regional Event and the $1,110 Main Event.
Situated about a half-hour outside of downtown San Diego, Sycuan Casino is a 21+ casino featuring world-class amenities. The resort includes a casino floor that offers more than 2,500 slot machines, as well as games like blackjack, baccarat, and, of course, poker.
MSPT Sycuan United States Poker Championship Schedule
|Date||Time (PST)||Event||GTD||Total Chips|
|Thursday, Sept. 16||1 p.m.||$80 Mega Satellite - 1/6 advance to $100K GTD||-||10,000|
|Thursday, Sept. 16||5 p.m.||Event #1: $360 Regional Event Day 1a||$100,000||25,000|
|Friday, Sept. 17||10 a.m.||$80 Mega Satellite - 1/6 advance to $100K GTD||-||10,000|
|Friday, Sept. 17||Noon||Event #2: $400 PLO Championship||-||20,000|
|Friday, Sept. 17||1 p.m.||$80 Mega Satellite - 1/6 advance to $100K GTD||-||10,000|
|Friday, Sept. 17||5 p.m.||Event #1: $360 Regional Event Day 1b||$100,000||25,000|
|Saturday, Sept. 18||10:00 a.m.||$80 Mega Satellite - 1/6 advance to $100K GTD||-||10,000|
|Saturday, Sept. 18||2 p.m.||Event #1: $360 Regional Event Day 1c||$100,000||25,000|
|Saturday, Sept. 18||8 p.m.||$135 Nightly Deep Stack||-||12,000|
|Sunday, Sept. 19||Noon||Event #1: $360 Regional Event Day 2||$100,000||-|
|Sunday, Sept. 19||Noon||Event #3: $250 Sunday Feast NLHE||-||15,000|
|Sunday, Sept. 19||4 p.m.||Event #4: $200 Ladies Event powered by PLON||-||15,000|
|Sunday, Sept. 19||6 p.m.||$265 satellite - 1 in 5 advance to Main Event||-||15,000|
|Sunday, Sept. 19||8 p.m.||$135 Nightly Deep Stack||-||12,000|
|Monday, Sept. 20||10 a.m.||$80 Sunrise NLH||-||10,000|
|Monday, Sept. 20||Noon||Event #5: $360 Seniors (50+) NLHE||-||10,000|
|Monday, Sept. 20||4 p.m.||Event #6: $250 Turbo Super Stack NLHE||-||25,000|
|Monday, Sept. 20||8 p.m.||$135 Nightly Deep Stack||-||12,000|
|Tuesday, Sept. 21||10 a.m.||$80 Sunrise NLH||-||10,000|
|Tuesday, Sept. 21||Noon||$265 satellite - 1 in 5 advance to Main Event||-||15,000|
|Tuesday, Sept. 21||2 p.m.||Event #7: $360 PLO 8 of Better||-||15,000|
|Tuesday, Sept. 21||5 p.m.||Event #8: $250 MSPT Tag Team Championship ($125/player)||-||$10,000|
|Wednesday, Sept. 22||10 a.m.||$80 Sunrise NLHE||-||10,000|
|Wednesday, Sept. 22||Noon||Event #9: $250 Hump Day Showdown NLHE||-||15,000|
|Wednesday, Sept. 22||7 p.m.||$265 satellite - 1 in 5 advance to Main Event||-||15,000|
|Thursday, Sept. 23||10 a.m.||$265 satellite - 1 in 5 advance to Main Event||-||15,000|
|Thursday, Sept. 23||3 p.m.||Event #10: $1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 1a||$200,000||25,000|
|Thursday, Sept. 23||8 p.m.||$265 satellite - 1 in 5 advance to Main Event||-||15,000|
|Friday, Sept. 24||10 a.m.||$265 satellite - 1 in 5 advance to Main Event||-||15,000|
|Friday, Sept. 24||3 p.m.||Event #10: $1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 1b||$200,000||25,000|
|Friday, Sept. 24||8 p.m.||$265 satellite - 1 in 5 advance to Main Event||-||15,000|
|Sautrday, Sept. 25||10 a.m.||$265 satellite - 1 in 5 advance to Main Event||-||15,000|
|Saturday, Sept. 25||3 p.m.||Event #10: $1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 1c||$200,000||25,000|
|Saturday, Sept. 25||8 p.m.||$135 Nightly Deep Stack||-||12,000|
|Sunday, Sept. 26||11 a.m.||Event #10: $1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 2||$200,000||-|
|Sunday, Sept. 26||Noon||Event #11: $360 Last Chace Showdown NLHE||-||15,000|
|Sunday, Sept. 26||3 p.m.||$135 Thousandaire||12,000|
Sycuan Casino Resort hosts a Four Diamond AAA hotel, with more than 300 rooms.
You can check out Sycuan Resort's website for inquiries on room availability during the United States Poker Championship, which begins Thursday, Sept. 16 and ends Sunday, Sept. 26.
You can also call the resort at (619) 445-6002.
Upcoming MSPT Stops
The MSPT is one of the busiest live poker tours on US shores, and the schedule rolls on after the latest San Diego stop. Other upcoming MSPT dates include:
- Oct. 12-16: MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event ($1 million guaranteed)
- Oct. 18-22: MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event ($1 million guaranteed)
- Oct. 22-24: Silverado Casino (Deadwood, South Dakota) $1,110 Main Event ($100,000 guaranteed)
- Dec. 9-12: Canterbury Park (Shakopee, Minnesota) Main Event ($500,000 guaranteed)
- Dec. 28-30: MSPT Venetian Main Event (TBA guaranteed)
*Image courtesy of Sycuan Casino.