MSPT Riverside Set to Draw Massive Field to Iowa for This Weekend's $1,110 Main Event

Season 13 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) continues this weekend at Iowa’s Riverside Casino. From October 27-30, an $1,110 buy-in, $300K GTD Main Event will take place, and PokerNews will be on-site to offer live updates!

Since the beginning of October, $70 and $265 satellites have been qualifying players for the Main Event, which is shaping up to be a big one. Back in July, the MSPT Riverside attracted 979 entrants and saw Craig Trost take down the 2022 MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship for $180,145, and before that in March, it was Dan Bekavac besting a 1,094-entry field to win it for $173,391.

The tournament will start players with 25,000 in chips and play 40-minute levels. Late registration and re-entries will remain open until the start of Level 13. Day 1a will kick off at 3 p.m. local time on Thursday, October 27, with Days 1b and 1c taking place at the same time on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29 respectively. The surviving players from both flights will then return at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 30 to play down to a winner.

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On Saturday, October 29, there will also be a $135 Thousandaire NLH event at 8 p.m., and at Noon on Sunday, a $360 Last Chance Showdown No-Limit Hold’em tournament will be held.

Here’s a look at the MSPT Riverside Main Event structure:

MSPT Riverside

What’s Coming Up on the MSPT?

After Riverside, the MSPT, which to date has awarded $146,787,684 in prize money, will head to Las Vegas for back-to-back stops at the Venetian. First up will be a $1,100 buy-in, $250K GTD Main Event from November 1-3 followed by a $1,600 buy-in, $750K GTD Main Event from November 3-6.

Then from December 1-11, the MSPT will head to Minnesota’s Running Aces Casino for the Winter Poker Classic Series, which offers up more than $770K in guaranteed prize pools. That stop, which will feature 11 trophy events, will culminate with a $1,110 buy-in, $300K GTD Main Event from Thursday, December 8 thru Sunday, December 11.

Finally, the MSPT will wrap up its season back in Vegas with a final $1,100 buy-in Main Event at Venetian from December 28-30.

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MSPT Season 13 Player of the Year Standings

Josh Reichard
Josh Reichard

With five stops remaining, the race for MSPT Player of the Year is entering the home stretch. Heading into MSPT Riverside, MSPT Hall of Famer Josh Reichard sits on top with 5,125 points thanks to recently finishing third in the MSPT Deadwood Main Event. Not far behind is Dan Bekavac with 4,850 points, while CJ Peake sits third with 4,225 points.

Here’s a look at the standings heading into the next stop:

Place Player Points
1 Josh Reichard 5,125
2 Dan Bekavac 4,850
3 CJ Peake 4,225
4 Justin Barnum 4,000
5 John Dennehey 3,850
6 Wesley Cannon 3,300
7 Craig Trost 2,700
8 Scott Sisler 2,700
9 Mike Estes 2,600
10 Rob Wazwaz 2,500

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