MSPT Venetian to Award Millions in Pair of Events Next Week at Venetian Las Vegas


For the past month, Venetian Las Vegas has played host to the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, which will run through August 1 and offer more than $15 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Two of the biggest and most prestigious of the series, which will award millions in prize money between them, are slated to take place next week, and PokerNews will be on hand to live report both.

MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event

From June 2-7, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MPST) and Venetian will host a $1,100 buy-in, $1,500,000 GTD Main Event. The three-day tournament will feature four starting flights, start players with 25,000 in chips, and play 40-minute levels. The surviving players for all four flights will combine for Day 2 action on Sunday, June 6, with the Day 3 finale to follow on Monday, June 7.

MSPT Venetian $1,100 Schedule

Date Tournament Time Late Reg Open to Guarantee Starting Stack Level (minutes)
Wednesday, June 2 MSPT $1,100 Main Event Day 1a 11:10 a.m. 6:25 p.m. $1.5M GTD 25,000 40
Thursday, June 3 MSPT $1,100 Main Event Day 1b 11:10 a.m. 6:25 p.m. $1.5M GTD 25,000 40
Friday, June 4 MSPT $1,100 Main Event Day 1a 11:10 a.m. 6:25 p.m. $1.5M GTD 25,000 40
Saturday, June 5 MSPT $1,100 Main Event Day 1a 11:10 a.m. 6:25 p.m. $1.5M GTD 25,000 40
Sunday, June 6 MSPT $1,100 Main Event Day 2 11 a.m.
Monday, June 7 MSPT $1,100 Main Event Day 3 finale Noon
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MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event

As for the $1,600 buy-in, $2,000,000 GTD MSPT Venetian Main Event, that tournament will start players with 30,000 in chips and play 40-minute levels. There will also be three starting flights with Day 1a at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, June 10. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12 respectively.

The surviving players from all three flights will combine for Day 2 action on Sunday, June 13, and a winner will be crowned after Day 3 on Monday, June 14.

MSPT Venetian $1,600 Schedule

Date Tournament Time Late Reg Open to Guarantee Starting Stack Level (minutes)
Thursday, June 10 MSPT $1,600 Main Event Day 1a 11:10 a.m. 6:25 p.m. $2M GTD 30,000 40
Friday, June 11 MSPT $1,600 Main Event Day 1b 11:10 a.m. 6:25 p.m. $2M GTD 30,000 40
Saturday, June 12 MSPT $1,600 Main Event Day 1c 11:10 a.m. 6:25 p.m. $2M GTD 30,000 40
Sunday, June 13 MSPT $1,600 Main Event Day 2 11:00 a.m.
Monday, June 14 MSPT $1,600 Main Event Day 3 finale Noon

Last year in a similar pair of events in November (albeit with smaller guarantees), Landon Tice topped an 1,123-entry field to win the $1,100 buy-in, $200K GTD Main Event for $201,529. In the $1,600 MSPT Venetian Main Event, Korey Payne bested a 1,239-entry field to win $327,773.

Meanwhile, the upcoming Venetian stops actually mark the third time the tour has visited the venue this year. Back in February, the MSPT hosted the annual $1,100 buy-in, $1 million GTD Poker Bowl, a tournament that attracted 908 runners and saw Johnny Oshana take it down for $130,000. In January, they also hosted a $1,100 Main Event that drew 1,009 entries with poker pro James Carroll winning it for $180,850.

Click here to view the entire Venetian DeepStack Championship schedule

After their Vegas summer tournaments, the MSPT will head back to Iowa’s Riverside Casino from July 23-25 for the $1,100 buy-in, $200K GTD MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship. Click here for more details on that tournament.

*Lead image courtesy of Venetian.

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