For the first time in Season 11, the MSPT is headed to Black Hawk, Colorado for a $360 Regional Event January 15-19 boasting a $150K Guarantee.
Golden Gates Casino resides in Black Hawk, which is about an hour west of Denver. This initial weekend of the Signature Series will include 2 total trophy events and 5 Nightly $135 Deep Stack tournaments.
Traditionally this Signature Series includes multiple weekends and 8 Trophy Events, but with Affinity Gaming transitioning into Twin River, the possibility of a two-day shut down in the middle of the originally scheduled series, along with other schedule conflicts means the remaining 7 days of the series will conclude in April 13-19.
Last April, Aaron Frei won his first MSPT trophy after winning the first $360 MSPT Golden Gates Regional Event of Season 10 by defeating a 778-entrant field and in November he joined the club of back-to-back winners as he successfully defended his title to win the second $360 MSPT Golden Gates Regional Event of the season after a four-way shop, earning $36,607 as well as his second MSPT trophy and the title. The most recent November win attracted the second largest field in Colorado history with 915 entrants.
The MSPT Golden Gates $360 Regional this upcoming January will feature four starting flights at Noon each day from Wednesday, January 15 through Saturday, January 18. The surviving players from each flight will then combine for Day 2 on Sunday, January 19 at 12:00 PM to play down to a winner.
In addition, the entire $360 Regional Tournament will be live reported by PokerNews.com.