- Slepe stave:
A player opened to 2,000 from middle position and was called by Shannon Shorr on the button. Action then folded to the big blind, who squeezed to 10,000.
The initial raiser folded, but when action got back on Shorr, he pondered a bit and then went all in for about 25,000. His opponent snap-folded and Shorr took down the pot.
In what appeared to be a three-bet pot, Matt Stout bet 4,500 from the small blind on a flop against a lone opponent in the cutoff, who then raised to 10,000. Stout went all in for about 34,000 and his opponent called after tanking for some time to put Stout at risk.
Stout was in good shape to double up, but the turn left Stout drawing to an ace.
It wasn't meant to be, as the completed the board, eliminating Stout from contention.
Stout has since re-entered and was seen sitting down at another table with a fresh stack.
Jordan Cristos open-shoved for 39,000 from early position and action folded to the button, who called. Everyone else folded and hands were revealed.
The flop vaulted Cristos' opponent into the lead and the turn left Cristos drawing to two outs.
...but the came in for Cristos on the river and he doubled through with a full house.
"Oh my God you deserved to lose that hand!" Cristos said.
A player in middle position opened to 1,500 and was called by a player in the lojack and Kathy Liebert in the big blind.
The flop came and Liebert checked to the initial raiser, who continued for 2,200. Action folded back to Liebert, who then check-raised to 7,200. Her opponent quickly folded and Liebert scooped the pot.
On a board of , Ralph Massey bet 3,000 from the small blind and was raised to 6,500 from a player in middle position. Allen Kessler folded from the lojack and another player folded on the button. Massey called.
The completed the board and both players checked. Massey showed , but it was no good against the of his opponent for a set.
From August 20-22, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will head back to Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, Iowa, which is actually situated just across the border from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for a $1,100 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed Main Event. PokerNews will be offering live updates from the stop.
A series of $70 and $260 satellites starting at the end of July will feed into the Main Event, which will feature two starting flights. Day 1a will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 20 with Day 1b taking place at the same time on Saturday, August 21. The surviving players from both flights will then return for Day 2 at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 22 to play down to a winner.
In August 2020, a record-breaking MSPT Main Event was held at Grand Falls. That $1,100 buy-in tournament was the first mid-major poker tournament in the United States in nearly six months due to the pandemic, and the 518 entrants not only surpassed the venue’s previous best field of 238 runners in 2015 but also became the largest major ($1,000+ buy-in) in Iowa history. In the end, 47-year-old Mark Collins, a systems administrator from the St. Louis area, came out on top to win a $107,706 top prize and his second MSPT title. He previously won the MSPT Season 9 Canterbury Park for $102,076.
More recently, the MSPT hosted a $1,100 Main Event at Grand Falls back in January, which is when Chad Bjorkman bested a 488-entry field to win a $101,450 top prize. Then in March, Eric Atchison topped a 794-entry field to win the MSPT $360 Regional Event for $46,020 and his second title in two years.
|Date||Time||Event||Starting Stack inc. add-on||Location|
|Wednesday, 7/28||1 p.m.||$70 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $260 satellite||12,000||Poker Room|
|Thursday, 7/29||6 p.m.||$70 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $260 satellite||12,000||Poker Room|
|Wednesday, 8/4||1 p.m.||$70 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $260 satellite||12,000||Poker Room|
|Thursday, 8/5||6 p.m.||$70 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $260 satellite||12,000||Poker Room|
|Wednesday, 8/11||1 p.m.||$70 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $260 satellite||12,000||Poker Room|
|Thursday, 8/12||6 p.m.||$70 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $260 satellite||12,000||Poker Room|
|Saturday, 8/14||Noon||$260 Satellite - 1/5 advance to $200K GTD Main Event||15,000||Poker Room|
|Sunday, 8/15||1 p.m.||$70 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $260 satellite||12,000||Poker Room|
|Sunday, 8/15||4 p.m.||$260 Satellite - 1/5 advance to $200K GTD Main Event||15,000||Poker Room|
|Wednesday, 8/18||1 p.m.||$70 Satellite – 1/5 advance to $260 satellite||12,000||Poker Room|
|Wednesday, 8/18||6 p.m.||$260 Satellite - 1/5 advance to $200K GTD Main Event||15,000||Poker Room|
|Thursday, 8/19||Noon||$260 Satellite - 1/5 advance to $200K GTD Main Event||15,000||Poker Room|
|Thursday, 8/19||6 p.m.||$260 Satellite - 1/5 advance to $200K GTD Main Event||15,000||Poker Room|
|Friday, 8/20||10:00 AM||$260 Satellite - 1/5 advance to $200K GTD Main Event||15,000||Event Center|
|Friday, 8/20||3:00 PM||$1,100 Main Event Day 1A (2-Day Trophy Event)||25,000||Event Center|
|Saturday, 8/21||9:00 AM||$260 Satellite - 1/5 advance to $200K GTD Main Event||15,000||Event Center|
|Saturday, 8/21||3:00 PM||$1,100 Main Event Day 1B (2-Day Trophy Event)||25,000||Event Center|
|Sunday, 8/22||11:00 AM||$1,100 Main Event Day 2 Restart (2-Day Trophy Event)||N/A||Event Center|
|Sunday, 8/22||Noon||$250 Last Chance Showdown NLH||12,000||Event Center|
For more on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), including the upcoming schedule, a comprehensive database, player profiles, and more, visit msptpoker.com.