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MSPT Update: Wazwaz in Hall of Fame, Steffen Wins in Deadwood, Canterbury Park Preview

Rob Wazwaz

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) recently wrapped up two major stops at the Venetian in Las Vegas. It was during one of those stops that a familiar face on the tour became the eighth player to earn their way into the MSPT Hall of Fame.

Additionally, a stop in Deadwood, South Dakota wrapped up over the weekend, while the tour officially announced a December stop at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park, which played host to the first-ever MSPT stop way back in 2009.

Rob Wazwaz Earns Way into MSPT Hall of Fame

By finishing in 11th place in the MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event for $26,753, Minnesota’s Rob Wazwaz notched his 25th MSPT Main Event cash and became the eighth player to ever play their way into the MSPT Hall of Fame.

In order to gain induction, a player must do one of two things. First, they can achieve a minimum of 25 MSPT Main Event cashes along with either an MSPT win or MSPT Player of the year title. Second, they can achieve a minimum of 10 MSPT Main Event final tables along with either an MSPT win or an MSPT Player of the year title.

For Wazwaz, his 25 Main Event cashes complimented his 2018 win in the MSPT Canterbury Park for $109,375. All told, Wazwaz has $349,559 in lifetime MSPT earnings including nine final table appearances.

Wazwaz joined the ranks of Jason Seitz, Blake Bohn, Pat Steele, Mark Hodge, Aaron Johnson, Rich Alsup, and Kou Vang in the MSPT Hall of Fame, which was established in 2017.

Mark Steffen Wins MSPT Deadwood

Mark Steffen
MSPT Deadwood champ Mark Steffen.

From October 22-24, the MSPT was at Silverado Casino in Deadwood, South Dakota for a $1,100 Main Event, a tournament that attracted 387 runners.

The top 45 finishers made the money including Michael Campbell (36th - $2,243), Eric Atchison (27th - $2,617), “Wild” Bill Romer (22nd - $3,029), Thomas “Cash” Hepper (12th - $5,982), and final table bubble boy Lucas Brave (10th - $5,982).

Ultimately, it was Mark Steffen of Hot Springs, South Dakota besting Wyoming’s Rosie Paules in heads-up play to claim the title and $82,256 first-place prize.

MSPT Deadwood Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrizeMSPT POY Points
1Mark SteffenHot Springs, SD$82,2561,500
2Rosie PaulesTorrington, WY$50,8491,300
3William ReynoldsSioux City, IA$37,0151,200
4Lorri RileySpearfish, SD$27,2941,100
5Ralph KinganWright, WY$20,5641,000
6Tom TinesGordon, NE$15,703900
7Ronald KohnerPeoria, AZ$12,338800
8Scott ChristensenSpearfish, SD$9,721700
9Frank LuceroBillings, MT$7,104600
10Benjamin BeegleAinsworth, NE$5,982500

MSPT Heads to Canterbury Park in December

Canterbury Park

The MSPT is making its way back to Canterbury Park December 2-12 for the Winter Poker Classic, which will culminate in a $1,110 buy-in, $300K GTD Main Event from Thursday, December 9 through Sunday, December 12.

The Main Event headlines the series with three starting flights before the field combines on Sunday to compete for the MSPT title.

The Winter Poker Classic will also feature a “Player of the Series” award that will see the winner earn a seat in the MSPT Main Event. Among the highlights on the 10-event schedule is Event #1: $360 MSPT Mystery Bounty, Event #4: $250 Seniors NLH (50+), and Event #8: $250 Hump Day NLH, just to name a few.

Recent MSPT Canterbury Park winners include Derek McMaster ($100,824). Anthony Dunne ($155,285), Michael Esquivel ($98,133), Mark Jaroslawski ($95,700), and Matt Kirby ($99,573).

Who will be the next one to add their name to the list of aforementioned champions?

PokerNews will be on hand to provide live updates as the answer to that question is determined at December’s MSPT Canterbury Park. Click here for more information.

MSPT Canterbury Park Winter Poker Classic Schedule

DateTimeTournamentLate RegGTDStarting StackLevels (minutes)
Thursday, December 210:30 a.m.$125 Green Chip Bounty12:40 p.m.-12,00020
 1:00 p.m.$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $100K GTD3:10 p.m.-10,00020
 5 p.m.Event #1: $360 MSPT Mystery Bounty Day 1a11:30 p.m.$100,00025,00030
Friday, December 310:30 a.m.$135 Sunrise NLH12:40 p.m.-12,00020
 NoonEvent #2: $250 MSPT Pot-Limit Omaha4:20 p.m.-15,00030
 1:00 p.m.$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $100K GTD3:10 p.m.-10,00020
 5 p.m.Event #1: $360 MSPT Mystery Bounty Day 1b11:30 p.m.$100,00025,00030
Saturday, December 410 a.m.$80 Mega Satellite – 1/6 advance to $100K GTD11:10 a.m.-10,00020
 2 p.m.Event #1: $360 MSPT Mystery Bounty Day 1c8:30 p.m.$100,00025,00030
 8 p.m.$135 Thousandaire NLH – 1 in 10 receive $1,00010:10 p.m.-12,00020
Sunday, December 511:00 a.m.$360 MSPT Mystery Bounty Day 2----
 NoonEvent #3: $250 Sunday Feast NLH4:20 p.m.-15,00030
 5:00 p.m.$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to MSPT Main8 p.m.-15,00020
 8 p.m.$135 Nightly NLH10:10 p.m.-12,00020
Monday, December 610:00 a.m.Event #4: $250 Seniors (50+)2:20 p.m.-15,00030
 2:00 p.m.Event #5: $250 Turbo Super Stack NLH4:50 p.m.-30,00015
 5:00 p.m.$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to MSPT Main8 p.m.-15,00020
 8 p.m.$135 Thousandaire NLH – 1 in 10 receive $1,00010:10 p.m.-12,00020
Tuesday, December 710:30 a.m.$125 Green Chip NLH12:40 p.m.-12,00020
 NoonEvent #6: $250 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better4:20 p.m.-15,00030
 5:00 p.m.Event #7: $300 MSPT Tag Team ($150/player)8:00 p.m.-15,00020
 8 p.m.$135 Nightly NLH10:10 p.m.-12,00020
Wednesday, December 810:30 a.m.$135 Sunrise NLH12:40 p.m.-12,00020
 2:00 p.m.Event #8: $250 Hump Day NLH12:40 p.m.-12,00020
 6:30 p.m.$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to MSPT Main9:30 p.m.-15,00020
Thursday, December 910:00 a.m.$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to MSPT Main1:00 p.m.-15,00020
 3:00 p.m.Event #9: $1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 1a11:40 p.m.$300,00025,00040
 7:00 p.m.$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to MSPT Main10:00 p.m.-15,00020
Friday, December 1010:00 a.m.$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to MSPT Main1:00 p.m.-15,00020
 3:00 p.m.Event #9: $1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 1b11:40 p.m.$300,00025,00040
 7:00 p.m.$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to MSPT Main10:00 p.m.-15,00020
Saturday, December 1110:00 a.m.$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to MSPT MainNoon-15,00020
 3:00 p.m.Event #9: $1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 1c11:40 p.m.$300,00025,00040
 8:00 p.m.$135 Nightly NLH10:10 p.m.-12,00020
Sunday, December 1211:00 a.m.$1,110 MSPT Main Event Day 2----
 NoonEvent #10: $250 Last Chance NLH3:00 p.m.-15,00020
 3:00 p.m.$135 Last Dance NLH5:10 p.m.-12,00020

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