The next Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) champion will be crowned this week as the MSPT makes its latest stop in Iowa for MSPT Riverside Casino, culminating with the $1,110 Main Event taking place from March 17-20.
The two-day no-limit hold’em tournament, which will be the 191st Main Event hosted by the popular midwest poker tour, has a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool and is anticipated to attract many of the best mid-stakes tournament grinders in the region.
Players can choose from one of three starting flights: Thursday, March 17, Friday, March 18, or Saturday, March 19. Action kicks off at 3 p.m. each day and players will begin with a starting stack of 25,000 chips. The surviving players from the three flights will return on Sunday, March 20 to battle it out on Day 2, which will play down to a winner.
Satellites for the MSPT Main Event are up and running at Riverside Casino as of late February, including $70 satellites where one in five players advance to a $265 satellite, the winner of which earns a seat to the Main Event.
MSPT Riverside will also feature a $135 Thousandaire No-Limit Hold’em event on March 19, where one of every ten entries receives $1,000, and will wrap up on March 20 with $360 Last Chance Showdown NLH, which will kick off at noon with late registration open until 4:20 p.m.
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A table with the full MSPT Riverside schedule is available below.
Remaining 2022 MSPT Riverside Full Schedule
|DATE||EVENT STARTS||EVENT NAME||REG OPEN UNTIL||CHIPS||LEVELS||LOCATION|
|Tuesday, 3/15||1:00 PM||$70 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $265 Satellite||2:40 PM||12,000||15||POKER ROOM|
|Tuesday, 3/15||6:00 PM||$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $500K GTD||9:00 PM||15,000||20||POKER ROOM|
|Wednesday, 3/16||1:00 PM||$70 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $265 Satellite||2:40 PM||12,000||15||POKER ROOM|
|Wednesday, 3/16||6:00 PM||$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $500K GTD||9:00 PM||15,000||20||EVENT CENTER|
|Thursday, 3/17||12:00 PM||$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $500K GTD||3:00 PM||15,000||20||EVENT CENTER|
|Thursday, 3/17||3:00 PM||$1,110 MSPT Main Event NLH Day 1A (2-Day Event)||11:40 PM||25,000||40||EVENT CENTER|
|Thursday, 3/17||7:00 PM||$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $500K GTD||9:00 PM||15,000||20||EVENT CENTER|
|Friday, 3/18||10:00 AM||$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $500K GTD||1:00 PM||15,000||20||EVENT CENTER|
|Friday, 3/18||3:00 PM||$1,110 MSPT Main Event NLH Day 1B (2-Day Event)||11:40 PM||25,000||40||EVENT CENTER|
|Friday, 3/18||7:00 PM||$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $500K GTD||10:00 PM||15,000||20||EVENT CENTER|
|Saturday, 3/19||9:00 AM||$265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $500K GTD||12:00 AM||15,000||20||EVENT CENTER|
|Saturday, 3/19||3:00 PM||$1,110 MSPT Main Event NLH Day 1C (2-Day Event)||11:40 PM||25,000||40||EVENT CENTER|
|Saturday, 3/19||8:00 PM||$135 Thousandaire NLH||10:10 PM||12,000||20||EVENT CENTER|
|Sunday, 3/20||11:00 AM||$1,110 MSPT Main Event NLH Day 2 (2-Day Event)||40||EVENT CENTER|
|Sunday, 3/20||12:00 PM||$360 Last Chance Showdown NLH||4:20 PM||15,000||30||EVENT CENTER|
Previous MSPT Winners
Indiana’s Daniel Sepiol is the defending champion after taking down the MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event in March 2021 for a career-best score of $162,750. The event attracted 862 runners to generate a massive prize pool of $836,140.
Sepiol, who has $797,601 in tournament earnings, per The Hendon Mob, navigated through a final table that included 2021 MSPT Player of the Year Kyna England, who finished third for $73,782.
2021 MSPT Riverside Main Event Final Results
|1||Daniel Sepiol||Michigan City, Indiana||$162,750|
|2||Jason Crews||Ankeny, Iowa||$100,156|
|3||Kyna England||Northbrook, Illinois||$73,782|
|4||Jovan Sudar||Omaha, Nebraska||$55,086|
|5||Renato Spahiu||Lombard, Illinois||$41,732|
|6||Nick Pupillo||Gilbert, Arizona||$31,716|
|7||Austin Hohenadel||Muscatine, Iowa||$24,205|
|8||Andy Rogowski||Chicago, Illinois||$19,197|
|9||Lester Crew||Colana, Illinois||$15,024|
England herself is an even more recent MSPT champion as she took down the Winter Poker Classic at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park in December 2021, topping a thousand-plus field to win the trophy and $186,709.
The MSPT also visited the venue last July for the 2021 MPST Iowa State Poker Championship, which attracted 928 runners and saw Timothy Gundrum come out on top for a $170,769 top prize.
Other recent MSPT winners include Ron West, who took down 2022 MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl for $168,488 last month after defeating poker vlogger Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, as well as Billyray Gallegos, who was victorious in the 2022 MSPT Bally’s Blackhawk Main Event for $104,890 in January.
Earlier in the year, Gianluca Pace won the MSPT Sycuan Main Event in San Diego for $74,562 following a four-way deal at the final table.
A full list of MSPT winners so far in 2022 is available below.
2022 MSPT Winners
|Feb. 10-12 2022||2022 MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl||1,027||Ron West||Los Angeles, CA||$168,488|
|Jan. 27-30 2022||MSPT $1,110 Bally’s Black Hawk Main Event||683||Billyray Gallegos||Denver, CO||$104,890|
|Jan. 13-16 2022||MSPT $1,110 Sycuan Casino Resort Main Event||460||Gianluca Pace||Encinitas, CA||$74,562|