For the first time in Season 9, the MSPT is headed to Black Hawk, Colorado for both a $360 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed Regional Event and $1,100 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed Main Event. Both guarantees have been increased from prior years in Colorado!
From April 5-15, Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, which is about an hour west of Denver, will play host to a series of satellites as well as two headliner events. The first, the MSPT Golden Gates Regional, will feature four starting flights at Noon each day from Wednesday, April 4 through Saturday, April 7. The surviving players from each flight will then combine for Day 2 on Sunday, April 8 to play down to a winner.
The last time the MSPT visited the property for a Regional Event was back in November when Gerald Morrell navigated a field of 848 entries to claim the title. In March 2017, 871 entrants packed the poker room and saw Corey Zedo claim the title and a $47,420 prize after a heads-up chop with Drew Schulz. The upcoming stop will mark the seventh time the MSPT will host a Regional Event at the stop.
For the first time as part of the series, the MSPT and Golden Gates will partner to offer a $300 buy-in NLHE Seniors event (50+) on Monday, April 9. We’ve also added a $200 PLO event on Wednesday, April 11. Both events will kick off at noon. Multiple $200 NLHE events will also be offered (Sunday, April 8 and Wednesday, April 11). Those events begin at noon as well.
The second weekend as always is the highly-anticipated $1,100 buy-in, $300,000 GTD MSPT Main Event. That event will feature three starting flights beginning with Day 1A at Noon local time on Thursday, April 12. Days 1B and 1C will then be held at the same time on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 respectively. The remaining players from each flight will combine on Sunday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m. and play until a champion is crowned.
The last time the MSPT visited Golden Gates was back in November when Jason Beasley topped a field of 413 entries to win the Denver Poker Open for $88,134. The time before that, Fred Garcia prevailed over a field of 472 entries to win a $109,881 first-place prize. In November 2016, Carl Carodenuto topped a field of 490 entrants to in his record-breaking third title and a $114,072 first-place prize.
Before that, in April 2016, 439 entrants turned out for the Main Event to more than double the guarantee. Josh Crain emerged victorious in that tournament to capture a $102,199 first-place prize. In November 2015 Phanora Prom topped a field of 510 entries to win $123,180.
Others past winners of the MSPT Golden Gates include Kane Lai, who topped a field of 409 entries to win the March 2015 Main Event for $101,365; Reza Yazdi, who outlasted 499 other entrants to win the November 2014 Main Event for $120,765; and Dan Colpoys, who won $114,156 after emerging victorious over a 453-entry field in March 2014.
The MSPT has worked a special hotel rate of $69.99/night Sunday through Thursday and $109.99 Friday and Saturday from April 3-15 at the Grand Z Casino Hotel. Call (800) 924-6646 and use code “MSPT18” to book your room today.
For more details on this event including event schedule, lodging options or discounted Delta airfare, visit msptpoker.com.