MSPT Winter Poker Classic at Running Aces Will Feature 0K in Guarantees

MSPT Winter Poker Classic at Running Aces Will Feature $770K in Guarantees

Season 13 of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) continues into the winter months and will stop at Running Aces Casino in Columbus, Minnesota from Dec. 1-11 for the Winter Poker Classic.

The MSPT Winter Poker Classic will feature 11 trophy events with over $770,000 in guarantees, including the $1,110 buy-in Main Event with a $300,000 guarantee Dec. 8-11.

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A Look at the Schedule

The MSPT Winter Poker Classic will kick off on Dec 2 with a $360 Mystery Bounty event, a two-day tournament with a $100,000 guarantee.

After that, a $250 Sunday Feast tournament will play out on Dec. 4 as a two-day $185 Deepstack event with a $20,000 guarantee gets underway later in the evening.

Other events that will play out in the following days include a $250 Seniors event, a $250 Pot-Limit Omaha event, a $300 Tag Team Championship and a $2,500 MSPT Hall of Fame High Roller, which will run for two days beginning Dec. 7.

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The $1,110 guaranteed Main Event will feature three starting flights, the first of which will get underway on Dec. 8. Players will begin with a starting stack of 25,000 chips with blinds of 100/100/100 and levels lasting 40 minutes in duration.

Day 2 of the event will play out on Dec. 11 and will play to a winner, who will take home the lion’s share of the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Previous Winners

Back in March, the MSPT Showdown Series took place at Running Aces Casino and saw Chan Pelton getting through a field of 920 runners in the Main Event to win $169,271. The Texas native defeated Minnesota’s Ben Hanson during heads-up play, who in turn took home $104,241.

The Main Event generated $890,900 in prize money, so don’t be surprised if the upcoming MSPT Winter Poker Classic smashes the $300,000 guarantee.

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2022 MSPT Running Aces Main Event Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize MSPT POY Points
1 Chan Pelton College Station, TX $169,271 1,700
2 Ben Hanson Prior Lake, MN $104,241 1,700
3 John Pierce Bloomington, MN $76,528 1,600
4 Dan Warner Duluth, MN $57,909 1,500
5 Josh Reichard Janesville, WI $43,654 1,400
6 Mark Sandness Wayzata, MN $32,963 1,300
7 Justin Barnum Fargo, ND $25,836 1,200
8 Brandon Kelzenberg Maple Grove, MN $20,491 1,100
9 Joe Barnard St. Paul, MN $16,036 1,000

At last year’s Winter Poker Classic at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park, it was Kyna England who took down the $1,100 buy-in Main Event for $186,709 and to lock up the Season 12 POY distinction.

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The breakout player, who recently landed an ambassador deal with ClubGG, defeated Matt Morfitt during heads-up play as the Iowan took home $115,053.

2021 MSPT Canterbury Park Main Event Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize MSPT POY Points
1 Kyna England Evanston, IL $186,709 1,900
2 Matt Morfitt Des Moines, IA $115,053 1,700
3 Andy Jenc Hugo, MN $85,785 1,600
4 Rory Linton Apple Valley, MN $63,582 1,500
5 Angela Jordison Crooked River Ranch, OR $48,444 1,400
6 Cody Espeseth Hopkins, MN $37,342 1,300
7 William Phillips Kenosha, WI $29,268 1,200
8 Jonathan Hanner St. Paul, MN $22,203 1,100
9 Aaron Frommgen Oconomowoc, WI $18,166 1,000

MSPT Season 13 Player of the Year Standings

With Season 13 winding down, MSPT Hall of Famer Josh Reichard sits atop the POY leaderboard with 6,125 points, well ahead of Dan Bekavac (4,950 points) and CJ Peake (4,225 points). Other players in the running include Justin Barnum (4th – 4,200), Wesley Cannon (7th – 3,300 points) and Craig Trost (9th – 3,000 points).

Here’s a look at the standings:

  PLACE PLAYER POINTS
  1 Josh Reichard 6,125
  2 Dan Bekavac 4,950
  3 CJ Peake 4,225
  4 Justin Barnum 4,200
  5 John Dennehey 3,850
  6 Michael Estes 3,400
  7 Wesley Cannon 3,300
  8 Miroslav Semanisin 3,100
  9 Craig Trost 3,000
  10 Scott Sisler 2,700
  10 Rob Wazwaz 2,550

After the stop at Running Aces Casino, MSPT will wrap up the year at the Venetian in Las Veas with a $1,100 Main Event Dec. 28-30.

The full schedule for the MSPT Winter Poker open is available in the table below.

MSPT Winter Poker Open Schedule

  DATE EVENT STARTS EVENT NAME
  Thursday, 12/1 12:00 PM $80 Mega Satellite – 1 in 6 advance to $100K GTD
  Thursday, 12/1 4:00 PM $360 MSPT $100K GTD Mystery Bounty NLH Day 1A (2-Day Event)
  Thursday, 12/1 7:00 PM $80 Mega Satellite – 1 in 6 advance to $100K GTD
  Friday, 12/2 10:00 AM $80 Mega Satellite – 1 in 6 advance to $100K GTD
  Friday, 12/2 12:00 PM $360 MSPT $100K GTD Mystery Bounty NLH Day 1B (2-Day Event)
  Friday, 12/2 7:00 PM $80 Mega Satellite – 1 in 6 advance to $100K GTD
  Saturday, 12/3 9:00 AM $80 Turbo Ironman Mega Satellite – 1 in 6 advance to $100K GTD
  Saturday, 12/3 12:00 PM $360 MSPT $100K GTD Mystery Bounty NLH Day 1C (2-Day Event)
  Saturday, 12/3 8:00 PM $135 Thousandaire NLH – 1 in 10 receive $1,000
  Sunday, 12/4 11:00 AM Day 2: $360 MSPT $100K GTD Mystery Bounty NLH (2-Day Event)
  Sunday, 12/4 12:00 PM $250 Sunday Feast NLH
  Sunday, 12/4 4:00 PM $300 Satellite – 1 in 10 advance to MSPT $2500 HoF High Roller
  Sunday, 12/4 7:00 PM $185 – $20K GTD Deepstack NLH Day 1A (2-Day Event)
  Monday, 12/5 11:00 AM $250 Seniors (50+) NLH
  Monday, 12/5 4:00 PM $250 Turbo Super Stack NLH
  Monday, 12/5 7:00 PM $185 – $20K GTD Deepstack NLH Day 1B (2-Day Event)
  Tuesday, 12/6 10:00 AM $135 Sunrise NLH
  Tuesday, 12/6 12:00 PM $250 Pot-Limit Omaha
  Tuesday, 12/6 4:00 PM $300 MSPT Tag Team Championship NLH ($150/player)
  Tuesday, 12/6 7:30 PM $185 – $20K GTD Deepstack NLH Day 1C (2-Day Event)
  Wednesday, 12/7 12:00 PM $250 Hump Day NLH
  Wednesday, 12/7 2:00 PM $2,500 MSPT Hall of Fame High Roller (2-Day Event)
  Wednesday, 12/7 4:00 PM $135 Thousandaire NLH – 1 in 10 receive $1,000
  Wednesday, 12/7 6:00 PM Day 2: $185 – $20K GTD Deepstack NLH (2-Day Event)
  Wednesday, 12/7 7:00 PM $265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $300K GTD Day 1A or 1B
  Thursday, 12/8 10:00 AM $265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $300K GTD Day 1A or 1B
  Thursday, 12/8 12:00 PM Day 2: $2,500 MSPT Hall of Fame High Roller (2-Day Event)
  Thursday, 12/8 3:00 PM $1,110 MSPT $300K GTD Main Event NLH Day 1A (2-Day Event)
  Thursday, 12/8 7:00 PM $265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $300K GTD
  Friday, 12/9 10:00 AM $265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $300K GTD
  Friday, 12/9 12:00 PM $1,110 MSPT $300K GTD Main Event NLH Day 1B (2-Day Event)
  Friday, 12/9 7:00 PM $265 Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $300K GTD
  Saturday, 12/10 9:00 AM $265 Turbo Ironman Satellite – 1 in 5 advance to $300K GTD
  Saturday, 12/10 12:00 PM $1,110 MSPT $300K GTD Main Event NLH Day 1C (2-Day Event)
  Saturday, 12/10 7:00 PM $135 Nightly NLH
  Sunday, 12/11 11:00 AM Day 2: $1,110 MSPT $300K GTD Main Event NLH (2-Day Event)
  Sunday, 12/11 12:00 PM $250 Last Chance NLH
  Sunday, 12/11 3:00 PM $135 Last Dance NLH