The long Vegas summer may be over, but the MSPT is already looking ahead to our next visit to The Venetian Las Vegas. From September 20-22, we’ll return for a $1,100 buy-in, $250,000 GTD Main Event, marking the second-ever MSPT fall event at the venue.
The tournament will cap off The Venetian’s DeepStack Extravaganza Poker Series, which will run September 2-22 and boast $1,200,000 in guaranteed prize pools.
The MSPT Main Event will feature two starting flights beginning with Day 1A at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, September 20. Players will be starting with 20,000 in chips and play 40-minute levels. Day 1B will take place at the same time on Saturday, September 21. The survivors from each flight will return on Sunday, September 22 at Noon to play down to a winner.
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“After another successful summer with multiple events exceeding $3.5 million prize pools, we’re excited to keep the ball rolling by returning to The Venetian in September which we anticipate to be another great event,” said MSPT President Bryan Mileski. “Tommy LaRosa and his team consistently pump out the best tournaments with their DeepStack Championship Poker Series and we’re excited to be a part of another one this fall.”
For those looking to get in for less, there will be two $200 NLH Mega Satellites. The first will be on Thursday, September 19 at 6:10 p.m. and will feature a 10,000 starting stack and 20-minute levels. There will be an identical satellite at the same time on Friday, September 20.
The 2018 MSPT Venetian Fall $1,100 Main Event, which was held over NFL Kickoff Weekend, attracted 315 entries and saw 30-year-old poker pro Sam Vizza, a Las Vegas grinder by way of Chicago, emerge victorious after a five-way deal at the final table.
“I probably played about 50 tournaments at The Venetian over the summer. They run the best stuff,” Vizza said after the win. “Whenever the Venetian runs a big blind ante I run well. I kept holding in this tournament. I chipped up and played tighter than a lot of the people.”
The Venetian offers a little different twist than typical MSPT play: Registration and Re-entry is allowed for nine (9) levels and through the break. Any player who plays Day 1A may also play Day 1B regardless if they busted or still remain in the tournament. After Day 1B, if a player has chips remaining from Day 1A & 1B, only the greater chip stack will move forward to Day 2. The lesser of the chip stacks shall be removed from play.
For the complete September DeepStack Extravaganza Poker Series schedule visit msptpoker.com and click the “More Info” button next to this event.
HOTEL RATE: The Venetian offers suite rates for poker players who are interested in staying at either The Venetian or The Palazzo®. These rates will start at $99, $139, $179, and $279, and are subject to qualifying poker play and availability based on hotel occupancy. Rates are based on single/double occupancy in a Luxury (king) Suite at The Venetian or The Palazzo. There is also a $45 resort fee per night stayed. Upgrades to your suite, including movement to a Bella Suite (two queen beds), view suite, Prestige and Concierge level, greater than double occupancy, or any other upgrades, are permitted, and will be charged in addition to the stated base rate. The poker rate cannot be combined with any other promotional rates. In order to qualify for these rates, the first step is to book your suite through either The Venetian or The Palazzo by calling 866.255.8936, and mention code JCPOKR9. Visit Venetian.com for additional details.