The MSPT Riverside Main Event is set to begin this weekend

The following Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) champion will be crowned this week as the MSPT makes its final stop in Iowa for Riverside MSPT Casinoculminating with the Main event at $1,110 taking place of 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 Guaranteed $500,000 prize pool and should attract many of the best mid-stakes tournament grinders in the region.

Players can choose from one of three departure flights: Thursday March 17, Friday March 18, or Saturday March 19. The action starts at 3:00 p.m. each day and players will start with a starting stack of 25,000 chips. The surviving players from all three flights will return on Sunday, March 20 to face off on Day 2, which will be settled on a winner.

Satellites for the MSPT Main Event have been operational at Riverside Casino since late February, including $70 satellites where one in five players advances to a $265 satellite, the winner of which earns a seat in the Main Event.

MSPT Riverside will also offer a $135 Millennium No-Limit Hold’em event on March 19, where one in ten entries receives $1,000, and will end on March 20 with $360 Last Chance Showdown NLHwhich will start at noon with late registration open until 4:20 p.m.

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A chart with the full MSPT Riverside curriculum is available below.

Full 2022 Riverside MSPT Schedule Remaining

DATED START OF THE EVENT EVENT NAME REG OPEN UNTIL CHIPS LEVELS LOCATION
tuesday 03/15 1:00 p.m. $70 Satellite – 1 in 5 switches to $265 Satellite 2:40 p.m. 12,000 15 POKER ROOM
tuesday 03/15 6:00 p.m. Satellite at $265 – 1 in 5 lead at $500,000 GTD 9:00 p.m. 15,000 20 POKER ROOM
Wednesday 03/16 1:00 p.m. $70 Satellite – 1 in 5 switches to $265 Satellite 2:40 p.m. 12,000 15 POKER ROOM
Wednesday 03/16 6:00 p.m. Satellite at $265 – 1 in 5 lead at $500,000 GTD 9:00 p.m. 15,000 20 EVENTS CENTER
Thursday 03/17 12:00 p.m. Satellite at $265 – 1 in 5 lead at $500,000 GTD 15:00 15,000 20 EVENTS CENTER
Thursday 03/17 15:00 $1,110 MSPT Main Event NLH Day 1A (2 Day Event) 11:40 p.m. 25,000 40 EVENTS CENTER
Thursday 03/17 7:00 p.m. Satellite at $265 – 1 in 5 lead at $500,000 GTD 9:00 p.m. 15,000 20 EVENTS CENTER
Friday 18/03 10:00 AM Satellite at $265 – 1 in 5 lead at $500,000 GTD 1:00 p.m. 15,000 20 EVENTS CENTER
Friday 18/03 15:00 $1,110 MSPT Main Event NLH Day 1B (2 Day Event) 11:40 p.m. 25,000 40 EVENTS CENTER
Friday 18/03 7:00 p.m. Satellite at $265 – 1 in 5 lead at $500,000 GTD 10:00 p.m. 15,000 20 EVENTS CENTER
Saturday 03/19 09:00 Satellite at $265 – 1 in 5 lead at $500,000 GTD 00:00 15,000 20 EVENTS CENTER
Saturday 03/19 15:00 $1,110 MSPT Main Event NLH Day 1C (2 Day Event) 11:40 p.m. 25,000 40 EVENTS CENTER
Saturday 03/19 20:00 $135 Millennium NLH 10:10 p.m. 12,000 20 EVENTS CENTER
sunday 03/20 11:00 $1,110 MSPT Main Event NLH Day 2 (2 Day Event) 40 EVENTS CENTER
sunday 03/20 12:00 p.m. $360 Last Chance Showdown NLH 4:20 p.m. 15,000 30 EVENTS CENTER

Previous MSPT Winners

Indiana Daniel Sepiol is the defending champion after winning the $1,100 Main Event MSPT Riverside in March 2021 for a career-best $162,750. The event attracted 862 runners to generate a huge prize pool of $836,140.

Sepiol, who has $797,601 in tournament winnings, per The Hendon Mafiawalked through a final board that included 2021 MSPT Player of the Year Kyna Englandwho finished third for $73,782.

Daniel Sepiol
Daniel Sepiol

2021 Riverside MSPT Main Event Final Results

Location Player Hometown Price
1 Daniel Sepiol Michigan, Indiana $162,750
2 Jason Crews Ankeny, Iowa $100,156
3 Kyna England Northbrook, Ill. $73,782
4 Jovan Sudar Omaha, Nebraska $55,086
5 Renato Spahiu Lombard, Ill. $41,732
6 Nick Pupillo Gilbert, Ariz. $31,716
7 Austin Hohenadel Muscatine, Iowa $24,205
8 Andy Rogoski Chicago, Ill. $19,197
9 Lester Crew Colana, Ill. $15,024

England itself is an even more recent MSPT champion as it won the Winter Poker Classic at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park in December 2021, topping a mile-plus field to win the trophy and $186,709.

Kyna England
Kyna England

The MSPT also visited the site last July to 2021 MPST Iowa State Poker Championshipwhich attracted 928 runners and saw Timothy Gundrum take home the top prize of $170,769.

Other recent MSPT winners include Ron Westwho shot 2022 MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl for $168,488 last month after defeating poker vlogger Johnnie “Vibes” Morenoas well as Billyray Gallegoswinner of the 2022 Bally’s Blackhawk MSPT 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

DATED EVENT REGISTRATIONS WINNER HOMETOWN PRICE
February 10-12, 2022 2022 MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl 1,027 Ron West Los Angeles, CA $168,488
January 27-30, 2022 MSPT $1,110 Bally’s Black Hawk Main Event 683 Billyray Gallegos Denver, CO $104,890
January 13-16, 2022 MSPT $1,110 Sycuan Casino Resort Main Event 460 Gianluca Pace Encinitas, California $74,562

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