$1,100 Main Event
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Who Will Claim the First MSPT Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event Title of 2020?

HillKerby
Justin Thurlow

Day 2 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Canterbury Park $1,100 Main Event is set to begin at 11 a.m. local time. It is the first of four stops at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN in 2020, the place where the MSPT all began, and the stage is set for the first MSPT Canterbury Park champion of the year to be crowned.

Sixty-six players will be returning from a combined 485 entries over two flights, with 40 advancing out of the 262 entries on Saturday’s Day 1b to join the 26 that made it through Friday’s Day 1a from its total of 223. The 485-entry field generated a total prize pool of $468,950 with a first-place prize of $100,824 going to the eventual champion, who will claim that prize tonight as play is scheduled to go until a winner has been determined.

Of the 66 returning players, 54 will make it into the money and earn at least a first-level payout of $2,110 for their efforts. Day 1a chip leader Brandon Waalen (567,000) comes into the day atop the leader board, with Day 1b chip leader Jeremy Dresch (510,000) joining him as the only other player over half a million.

However, plenty of strong competitors also come into the day with above-average stacks. Justin Thurlow (449,000), Phil Mader (336,000), Blake Bohn (331,000), and 2018 MSPT Player of the Year Aaron Johnson (250,000) are just a few of the names entering Day 2 with stacks of 50 big blinds or more.

Play will resume with 29 minutes left on the clock in Level 15 (3,000/5,000/5,000). Big-blind ante is set to remain in effect until the final three tables of 27 have been reached, at which point a traditional ante will replace it. There will be 10-minute breaks at the completion of every three levels and a dinner break when the final table is reached. The final table will also be live-streamed on the MSPT’s Twitch channel.

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Tags: Aaron JohnsonBlake BohnBrandon WaalenJeremy DreschJustin ThurlowPhil Mader