2022 888poker XL Winter Series

MSPT Returns to San Diego's Sycuan Casino This Weekend for $1,100 Main Event

MSPT Sycuan Casino

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) returns to Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, California this weekend from January 13-16 to kick off their 13th season with the $1,100 Main Event of the 2022 Showdown Series. The flagship tournament of the series offers a $300,000 guarantee with three opening flights and PokerNews will be on hand to report the entire event.

The opening tilt of the 2022 season marks the return of the MSPT to Sycuan Casino after two successful events as a first-time stop in 2021. The Showdown Series features 10 tournaments and culminates in the MSPT Main Event on January 13 with three opening flights from Thursday through Saturday at 3 p.m. PST each day. The runners who survive the opening flights will combine into Sunday’s Day 2 at 11 a.m.

2022 MSPT Schedule

January 6-16Showdown SeriesSycuan Casino ResortEl Cajon, CA
January 19-30Showdown SeriesBally’s Black Hawk CasinoBlack Hawk, CO
February 10-12Poker Bowl VIVenetian Las VegasLas Vegas, NV
March 9-13Regional SeriesGrand Falls CasinoSioux Falls, SD
March 18-20Main Event 191Riverside CasinoRiverside, IA
April 21-May 1Showdown SeriesSycuan Casino ReportSan Diego, CA
May 12-15Michigan State ChampionshipFirekeeper’s CasinoBattle Creek, MI
May 20-22South Dakota State ChampionshipSilverado CasinoDeadwood, SD
July 6-17Showdown SeriesBally’s Black Hawk CasinoBlack Hawk, CO
July 22-24Iowa State ChampionshipRiverside CasinoRiverside, IA
August 19-21Main EventGrand Falls CasinoSioux Falls, SD
Sept 15-25United States Poker ChampionshipSycuan Casino ReportSan Diego, CA
October 13-16Main EventFirekeeper’s CasinoBattle Creek, MI
October 21-23Deadwood ShootoutSilverado CasinoDeadwood, SD
October 28-30Main EventRiverside CasinoRiverside, IA
December 1-4Main EventCanterbury ParkShakopee, MN

Players in the $1,100 buy-in Main Event will start with 25,000 in chips and the levels will last 40 minutes. Registration is open until the start of Level 13 on each of the opening flights, and players are allowed one re-entry per day.

Season 13 Kicks Off

Season 13 of the MSPT kicks off on the heels of Kyna England’s dominating performance in 2021. The Chicago-based Player of the Year finished Season 12 with a big win at December’s MSPT Minnesota Poker Open that helped her become the first female to win MSPT’s popular year-long Player of the Year points race. England will look to defend her title at multiple stops throughout 2022.

Kyna England
Kyna England wins the 2022 MSPT Winter Poker Classic

Listen to Kyna England on the PokerNews Podcast here!

Sycuan Casino Resort is the first stop on a Season 13 schedule that will take the tour to Bally’s Black Hawk Casino Jan. 19-30 before returning to the Venetian for Poker Bowl VI Feb. 10-12.


Sycuan Casino Resort hosts a Four Diamond AAA hotel with over 300 rooms. For information on accommodations during the MSPT, visit their website or call (619) 445-6002.

MSPT Sycuan
Sycuan Casino Resort
  • The @msptpoker kicks off Season 13 at Sycuan Casino in San Diego.

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