Excitement As MSPT Heads To The Venetian Again

By Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020
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Not only will the Las Vegas Venetian feature as a top stop on this year’s World Series of Poker’s official tournament schedule, but the latest news is that it will this year for the fourth year in a row, and again in partnership with the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), offer a top tournament over the National Football League’s official upcoming Super Bowl Weekend.

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Dubbed the Poker Bowl IV, the $1,100 buy-in tournament will offer player’s no fewer than three starting flights. The prize pool is a guaranteed $1,000,000 and the tournament will kick of on January 29th and run all the way through February 1st. The schedule has been divided into Day1 (January 29th), Day 1b (January 30th), Day 1c (January 31st) and with those who manage to outwit and outplay the rest and make it all the way through both of the initial flights, getting to return for Day 2 for the ultimate final Day 2, which is scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of February (February 1st).

PokerNews To Live Broadcast Play

This of course means that the tournament may be enjoyed as a run-up to and celebration of the NFL Super Bowl without interfering with actual play-day. This year’s Super Bowl LIV will be played on February 2nd at Florida’s Hard Rock Stadium, which is located in beautiful Miami Gardens.

Best of all is that those who cannot for whatever reason join in on the Super Bowl Poker action will be able to follow all of the live Poker action on PokerNews. And there will be no shortage of competitive Poker tour action either as the tournament will span 40-minute levels, with players getting in on the game at 20,000 chips per person.

Ontario Player Did It Last Year

The MSPT Poker Bowl has a rich and popular history, with more players signing up each year. Even though the bowl was only championed for the first time three years ago in 2017, its managed to reach the heights of popularity among members of the global Poker community.

The 2017 inaugural MSPT Poker Bowl attracted a field 695 entries strong. Jordan Young during that year took home the very first Mid-States Poker Tour title after the pro-player managed to reach a heads-up deal with runner-up opponent Ankush Mandavia. 2018 became the temporary tour-home to 827 entrants, and that year the title went to Kfir Nahum and Kfir Nahum alone.

Then, during last year’s event, a total of 1,022 players could be seen battling it out for the title - and lo and behold - the winner of the 2019 Mid-States Poker Tour turned out to be no one other than our very own Brian Wilson, who is a native of Ontario. Wilson staked his claim to an impressive $143,929 in winnings after having agreed on a three-way deal with his two final-table trailing opponents.

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