MSPT Running Aces to Feature Over $570K in GTDs March 31-April 10

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The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) recently wrapped up in Iowa at MSPT Riverside Casino,and now the tour is off to Columbus, Minnesota for MSPT Running Aces, which is scheduled to run from March 31 to April 10. PokerNews will be on-site to offer live updates from the Main Event.

MSPT Running Aces will have guaranteed prize pools of over $570,000 and will feature 10 trophy events, kicking off on March 31 with Event #1: $360 NLH Mystery Bounty, a two-day event featuring the ever-popular mystery bounties.

Next up on the trophy schedule will be $250 Sunday Feast, a No-Limit Hold’em tournament with a $10,000 guarantee that will get underway on April 3.

One of the most notable events of the week-and-a-half series is the $300 MSPT Tag Team Championship, where friends, partners, and couples can buy in for $150 per person and compete in teams of two. The Tag Team Championship has a guaranteed prize pool of $20,000 and will get underway on April 5.

Other trophy events include $185 – $20K GTD Deepstack, $250 Seniors (50+), $250 Turbo Super Stack, $250 Pot-Limit Omaha and $250 Hump Day.

The biggest highlight of the series will undoubtedly be the $1,110 MSPT Main Event, which has a guarantee of $300,000 and will likely attract many of the best players in the region. The marquee event has three starting flights beginning on April 7 and will wrap up with Day 2 on April 10.

MSPT Running Aces will also feature a number of nightly tournaments and satellites, allowing players to win a Main Event seat for as little as $265.

The full MSPT Running Aces schedule is available in the table below.

MSPT Running Aces Full Schedule

 DATEEVENTBUY-IN
 March 31, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Mystery Bounty (Event 1) Day 1ABuy-in: $360
 March 31, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Event 1 Mega SatelliteBuy-in: $80
 March 31, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Event 1 Mega SatelliteBuy-in: $80
 April 01, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Event 1 Mega SatelliteBuy-in: $80
 April 01, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Mystery Bounty (Event 1) Day 1BBuy-in: $360
 April 01, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Event 1 Mega SatelliteBuy-in: $80
 April 02, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Event 1 Mega SatelliteBuy-in: $80
 April 02, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Mystery Bounty (Event 1) Day 1CBuy-in: $360
 April 02, 2022No Limit Hold’em – NightlyBuy-in: $135
 April 03, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Mystery Bounty (Event 1) Day 2Buy-in: $0
 April 03, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Sunday Feast (Event 2)Buy-in: $250
 April 03, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event Satellite to Day 1A or 1BBuy-in: $265
 April 03, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack (Event 3) Day 1ABuy-in: $185
 April 04, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Seniors (Event 4)Buy-in: $250
 April 04, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Turbo Super Stack (Event 5)Buy-in: $250
 April 04, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack (Event 3) Day 1BBuy-in: $185
 April 05, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack (Event 3) Day 1CBuy-in: $185
 April 05, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Tag Team Championship (Event 7)Buy-in: $300
 April 05, 2022No Limit Hold’em – SunriseBuy-in: $135
 April 05, 2022Pot Limit Omaha (Event 6)Buy-in: $250
 April 06, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Hump Day (Event 8)Buy-in: $250
 April 06, 2022No Limit Hold’em – ThousandaireBuy-in: $135
 April 06, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event Satellite to Day 1A or 1BBuy-in: $265
 April 06, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack (Event 3) Day 2Buy-in: $0
 April 07, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event Satellite to Day 1A or 1BBuy-in: $265
 April 07, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event (Event 9) Day 1ABuy-in: $1,110
 April 07, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event SatelliteBuy-in: $265
 April 08, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event SatelliteBuy-in: $265
 April 08, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event SatelliteBuy-in: $265
 April 08, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event (Event 9) Day 1BBuy-in: $1,110
 April 09, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Turbo Ironman SatelliteBuy-in: $265
 April 09, 2022No Limit Hold’em MSPT Main EventBuy-in: $1,110
 April 09, 2022No Limit Hold’em – NightlyBuy-in: $135
 April 10, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event (Event 9) Day 2Buy-in: $0
 April 10, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Last Chance (Event 10)Buy-in: $250
 April 10, 2022No Limit Hold’em – Last DanceBuy-in: $135

Previous Winners

Jeffrey Birt
Jeffrey Birt

Jeffery Birt of Bloomington, Minnesota is the defending Running Aces champion after taking down the most recent Main Event in September 2017 for $81,402. Birt, who has $142,577 in live earnings, according to The Hendon Mob, got through a field of 383 entrants to win the career-best five-figure score.

September 2017 MSPT Running Aces Main Event Final Results

 RANKPLAYERHOMETOWNPRIZE (IN USD)
 1Jeffrey BirtBloomington, MN$81,402
 2Anthony LaceyLacrosse, WI$50,325
 3Stan WebbMitchellville, IA$36,631
 4Vlad Tkachuk $27,011
 5Xong LeeMonticello, MN$20,351
 6Steve WazwazBrooklyn Park, MN$15,540
 7Freddie WestAndover, MN$12,210
 8Durwin MatuskaCrosby, MN$9,620
 9Alex MouaLake Elmo, MN$7,030

A few months earlier, Luke Bohnen took down the February Running Aces Main Event for $86,440. 2016 also saw two champions with Luke Arora winning the April event for $83,773 and Jeremy Dresch winning the September event for $83,045.

In 2015, Peixin Liu topped 328 entries to win the Running Aces Main Event for $85,498 for his second career MSPT championship title. Liu, who has $717,815 in tournament earnings, previously took down a 2014 MSPT Canterbury Park event for a career-best $106,483.

Peixin Liu
Peixin Liu

Recent MSPT winners include Ron West, who took down the 2022 MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl for $168,488 last month after defeating poker vlogger Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, as well as Billyray Gallegos, who took down the 2022 MSPT Bally’s Blackhawk Main Event for $104,890 in January.

Earlier in the year, Gianluca Pace took down the MSPT Sycuan Main Event in San Diego for $74,562 following a four-way deal at the final table. Earlier this month, Dan Bekavac topped a 1,094-entry field to win the MSPT Riverside in Iowa for $193,391 and his third MSPT title.

A full list of MSPT winners so far in 2022 is available below.

2022 MSPT Winners

 DATEEVENTENTRIESWINNERHOMETOWNPRIZE
 March 17-20, 2022MSPT $1,110 Riverside Main Event1,094Dan BekavacChicago, IL$193,391
 Feb. 10-12 2022MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl1,027Ron WestLos Angeles, CA$168,488
 Jan. 27-30 2022MSPT $1,110 Bally’s Black Hawk Main Event683Billyray GallegosDenver, CO$104,890
 Jan. 13-16 2022MSPT $1,110 Sycuan Casino Resort Main Event460Gianluca PaceEncinitas, CA$74,562

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