MSPT Michigan State Championship Will Offer $1M Guaranteed Prize Pool May 12-15

MSPT Michigan State Championship Will Offer $1M Guaranteed Prize Pool May 12-15

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The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) is heading to FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan later this month for the MSPT Michigan State Championship, which will culminate with the $1,110 buy-in MSPT Main Event. It marks the return of one of the Midwest’s most popular events after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The MSPT Main Event will kick off with Day 1a on May 12 at noon local time, while satellites into the tournament have been running since March 19, allowing players to turn $70 or $265 into a Main Event seat.

Million-Dollar Guarantee

The Main Event at MSPT Michigan State Championship is anticipated to draw a massive field as it will offer up a guarantee of a cool one million.

MSPT Michigan State Poker ChampionshipMSPT Michigan State Poker Championship

If it’s any indicator of the field size or prize pool that this year’s Main Event could produce, the 2019 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship Main Event attracted 1,615 entries to generate $1.6 million in prize money.

This year’s Main Event with feature three starting flights with players starting with a stack of 25,000 tournament chips. Blinds will begin at 100/100/100 and each flight will play through the end of Level 15 or until approximately 12% of the field remains.

Each level will last 40 minutes in duration and will shorten to 30 minutes once heads-up play is reached.

Day 2 will kick off on May 15 at 11 a.m. local time and will play down to a winner, who will take home the MSPT trophy and the lion’s share of the million-dollar guaranteed prize pool.

While there won’t be any side events taking place at the MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship, there are over a dozen satellites running to give players an opportunity to win a Main Event seat.

Players can choose between to play a $70 satellite where one in five advanced to a $265 satellite, or they can buy directly into the $265 satellite, where one in five will advance to the Main Event.

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Previous Winner

Bobby Noel is the reigning MSPT Michigan State Championship champion after taking down the 2019 Main Event for a career-high score of $262,145.

Bobby NoelBobby Noel after winning the 2019 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship

Noel defeated Ralph Massey during heads-up play, who earned $161,200 for his runner-up finish. Other players who made deep runs in the Main Event include Keven Stammen (3rd – $122,074), Elliott Hebden (4th – $92,337) and Aaron Massey (10th – $20,345), the second-place finisher’s brother.

“My first time here, I’ll probably come back now I guess. I’m feeling good,” Noel said after the win. “I haven’t been playing a ton this year. I had some success last year. Things just seem to be working out pretty well for me.”

2019 MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship Results

PlacePlayerPrize 1Bobby Noel$262,145 2Ralph Massey$161,200 3Keven Stammen$122,074 4Elliott Hebden$92,337 5Isaac Kratchman$70,427 6Justin Pease$53,212 7Hyung Cho$42,256 8Erik Koch$32,866 9Dapreesch Scates$26,606 10Aaron Massey$20,345

Next up after Michigan will be an MSPT stop at Silverado Casino in Deadwood, South Dakota for the MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship, featuring a Main Event with a $100,000 guarantee that will run May 20-22.

The full schedule for the upcoming 2022 MSPT Michigan State Championship is available in the table below.

MSPT Michigan State Championship Full Schedule

 DATEEVENTBUY-IN  March 19, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  March 19, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  March 26, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  March 26, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  April 02, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  April 02, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  April 09, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  April 09, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  April 16, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  April 16, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  April 23, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  April 23, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  April 30, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  April 30, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  May 06, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  May 06, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  May 07, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  May 07, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  May 08, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  May 08, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  May 09, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  May 09, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  May 10, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  May 10, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  May 11, 2022Qualifer to $265 SatelliteBuy-in: $70  May 11, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1A or Day 1BBuy-in: $265  May 12, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event Day 1ABuy-in: $1,100  May 12, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1B or Day 1CBuy-in: $265  May 13, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event Day 1BBuy-in: $1,100  May 13, 2022Satellite to MSPT Main Event Day 1B or Day 1CBuy-in: $265  May 14, 2022No Limit Hold’em – MSPT Main Event Day 1CBuy-in: $1,100  May 15, 2022MSPT Main Event Day 2Buy-in: $0

Author: Justin Graves