The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will be heading to Riverside Casino in Iowa later this summer for the MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship running June 30-July 24.
The Iowa State Poker Championship will culminate with the $1,110 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, which is set to run July 21-24 and will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000.
In addition to the marquee Main Event, the Ohio State Poker Championship will feature a number of satellites and a few no-limit Hold’em side events.
At Least $300K Up for Grabs
The MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship Main Event could easily surpass the $300,000 guarantee if the event draws a big enough turnout. Last year’s MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship attracted 928 entries to generate $898,660 in prize money.
The three starting flights will take place July 21-23 with players getting a starting stack of 25,000 in exchange for their buy-in. Day 2 will commence on July 24 and will play down to a winner, who will take home the biggest piece of the prize pool and the MSPT championship trophy.
MSPT Riverside Schedule
Beginning June 30, there will be a number of satellites running to give players a chance to win a Main Event seat for as low as $70 or $265.
There will also be a few side events, including the $135 buy-in Thousandaire No-Limit Hold’em event that gets underway on July 23.
Closing out the MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship will be the $360 buy-in Last Chance Showdown, which will take place on July 24.
In July 2021, it was Timothy Gundrum who bested the record-setting field in the 2021 MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship to take home the MSPT trophy and a career-best $170,769.
Gundrum won the event outright after defeating Jim Erickson during heads-up play, who himself earned six figures with a score of $105,143.
Gundrum and Erickson were joined at the final table by Wesley Cannon (3rd – $77,194), Stephen Torre (4th – $58,412) and Mike Estes (5th – $44,034), among others.
2021 MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event Final Table Results
PlacePlayerPrize 1Timothy Gundrum$170,769 2Jim Erickson$105,143 3Wesley Cannon$77,194 4Stephen Torre$58,412 5Mike Estes$44,034 6Jason Gross$33,250 7Todd Bartlett$26,061 8Peyton Smith$20,669 9Jalen Heald$16,175
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PokerNews was on-site to report on the 2021 MSPT Riverside Main Event and got to speak to Gundrum about his career-best tournament score.
“This feels so surreal,” Gundrum said after the tournament. “It’s the best poker I’ve played in my life (over a sustained two-day period).”
After the MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship, it will be off to Grand Falls Casino in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the $1,110 buy-in Main Event from August 19-21. PokerNews will be covering both the Iowa and South Dakota Main Events, so be sure to follow along.
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