The MSPT's latest Southern California stop sees the biggest tournament in the series begin today. The United States Poker Championship $1,110 Main Event features three opening-day flights, the first of which kicks off this afternoon at the Sycuan Casino Event Center in San Diego, CA.
Day 1a begins at 3 p.m., with Day 1b (3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24) and Day 1c (3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25) to follow. The starting stack is 25,000, and all Day 1 flights are scheduled to play through the end of Level 15 (40-minute levels).
A $300,000 guaranteed prize pool is on the line, as the 2021 USPC reaches its pinnacle tournament. All surviving players from the trio of Day 1 flights return to Sycuan Casino for Day 2 on Sunday, Sept. 26.
Day 2 begins at 11 a.m., and the tournament will play on until a champion is crowned.
The USPC marks the second time the MSPT has run a series at Sycuan Casino this year. In May, the $1,100 Showdown Series Main Event drew 676 entries, with the prize pool ending up at $654,220.
Alejandro Jauregui took down that tournament, coming away with a $140,665 first-place prize.
The USPC $1,110 Main Event will likely draw some of San Diego's most formidable tournament regulars, as well as plenty of big names. Players like MSPT all-time money leader Rich Alsup, WSOP bracelet winner Ben Moon, and former GPI No. 1 Nick Pupillo were all seen in the field at last weekend's $360 Regional at Sycuan.
The eventual winner of the tournament projects to go home with a sizable piece of at least $300,000 in prize money. The PokerNews live reporting team is on hand throughout the Main Event, so stay tuned!