It's been nearly two weeks since the last Mid-States Poker Tour Main Event was held at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and starting today at 4 p.m local time, the tour will once again kick off at one of its most popular stops, Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus, Minnesota.
In February of this year, Ervin Bjerga bested a field of 354 players at Running Aces to take home the top prize of $91,941 and the coveted MSPT trophy. Prior to that event, Bjerga had also made the final table of the MSPT Running Aces event in 2014, taking third for cash prize of $30,305. He'll be expected to be in action this time around, plus hundreds of other poker players from the area.
Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler's approved blind structure will be used as players start the day with 20,000 in chips at 50/100 blinds, with new levels beginning every 40 minutes. Each player is allowed one reentry per starting flight up to the end of the break following Level 9.
Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews as we bring you all of the action-packed live updates as the MSPT at Running Aces kicks off shortly!