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MSPT Returns to Las Vegas Feb. 1 3 for the $1,100 Buy In, $500,000 GTD Poker Bowl II at The Venetian


The MSPT is headed back to Las Vegas!

From February 1-3, we’ll be at The Venetian for the MSPT Poker Bowl II, a $1,100 Main Event with a $500,000 guarantee!

The MSPT Poker Bowl II, which is a part of The Venetian’s 2018 Deepstack Extravaganza I, will feature 40-minute levels, start players with 20,000 in chips, and offer two starting flights beginning with Day 1 at Noon on Thursday, Feb. 1 (late registration will remain open until 7 p.m.). Day 1B will take place at the same time on Friday, Feb. 2. The surviving players will then return at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 to play down to a winner.

That ensures players will be free on Sunday so they can enjoy the National Football League’s Super Bowl LII, which is being held on Sunday, Feb.4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, just a stone’s throw away from Canterbury Park.

“The Venetian and MSPT continue to break records together, and we’re excited to return to Las Vegas in 2018 for another edition of Poker Bowl,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “Unless you have tickets to the game, there’s no better place in the world to watch the Super Bowl than Vegas. We hope you’ll join us for both a huge tournament and kickoff.”

Last year, the inaugural MSPT Poker Bowl attracted 695 entries and saw poker pro Jordan Young take home $139,624 after a heads-up deal with Ankush Mandavia, who earned $107,381. Four months later, Young, who is expected to attempt a title defense, nearly won a World Series of Poker bracelet finishing runner-up to David “The Dragon” Pham in the WSOP Event #12: $1,500 NLHE.

Also at that MSPT Poker Bowl final table were MSPT regulars Chris Moon (3rd - $63,342) and Jason Vanstrom (6th - $26,563). Others to cash the event were MSPT Season 2 Running Aces champ Jason Seitz (23rd - $4,904), three-time bracelet winner Dutch Boyd (35th - $2,997), Minnesota’s Hank Mlekoday (40th - $2,656), and Wisconsin’s Eric Baldwin (48th - $2,520).

More recently, the MSPT was at The Venetian in June for what turned out to be the largest tournament ever held in both MSPT and Venetian history. That tournament attracted 3,273 entries and saw Nader Kahkmazov, who would go on to win a WSOP gold bracelet, win it for $395,888.

The MSPT Poker Bowl II marks the first stop of Season 9 in our expanded relationship with the Venetian. We’ll once again host our popular $1,100 Main Event in early June, but we’ve also joined forces with The Venetian to offer four other events – with buy-ins of $1,600, $3,500, $5,000 and $10,000 – over the summer. All of the final tables from those events will be live streamed on the MSPT’s RFID table. We’ll also be holding an $1,100 Main Event at The Venetian in September.

The Venetian’s 2018 Deepstack Extravaganza I runs from January 29 through February 25 and is offering $3,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools across 47 events. For the full schedule, click here.