The MSPT Grand Falls main event will have $200,000 up for grabs August 19-21

MSPT Grand Falls

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will stop at Iowa Grand Falls Casino just outside of Sioux Falls, South Dakota later this month for the for $1,110 buy-in MSPT Grand Falls No-Limit Hold’em Main Eventwhich will culminate August 19-21.

In addition to the Marquee Main Event, MSPT Grand Falls will feature a series of satellites and a few side events for players to try for a big score.

At least $200,000 prize pool

The Main Event has a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000 and could exceed that if the event attracts enough attendees. Last year’s Grand Falls MSPT main event drew 532 runners generate a pool of $514,540.

There will be two starting flights in the Main Event, one on August 19 and another on August 20, and players will receive a starting stack of 25,000 chips in exchange for their buy-in.

Day 2 of the Main Event will play out on August 21 and will be decided on a winner, who will take home the lion’s share of the prize pool and the MSPT Championship trophy.

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In the weeks leading up to the event, a number of satellites will be held to give players a chance to win a ticket to the Main Event for as little as $70 or $265.

In addition to the main event, the MSPT Grand Falls will feature the $135 Thousandaire No-Limit Hold’em Eventwhich will begin on August 20.

MSPT Grand-Sault will then close with the Last Chance Showdown No-Limit Hold’em $250 buy-in eventscheduled for August 21.

Previous winner

Last year was Indiana Nicholas “grizpoker” Smith who fought his way across the field to win the trophy and $110,633. Smith, who was only two The Hendon Crowd cash leading to career-best score, beaten Kenneth Johnson during heads-up, which in turn won $67,971.

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Nicolas \”grizpoker\” Smith

Other players who have run deep into the 2021 MSPT Grand Falls Main Event to understand Larry Wagner (3rd – $48,984), Graham Beyon (4th – $37,047) and Tyler Kolness (5th – $27,785).

2021 MSPT Grand Falls Main Event Final Table Results

Square Player Hometown Price MSPT POY Points
1 Nicholas “grizpoker” Smith Fishermen, IN $110,633 1,600
2 Kenneth Johnson N / A $67,971 1,400
3 Larry Wagner Middleton, Wis. $48,984 1,300
4 Graham Beyon Sioux Falls, SD $37,047 1,200
5 Tyler Kolness Hendrum, MN $27,785 1,100
6 Joe Osterbauer Minneapolis, Minnesota $21,096 1,000
seven Jason Crews Clive, IA $16,465 900
8 Taylor Howard Altoona, Iowa $12,864 800
9 Saad Ghanem Bloomington, Minnesota $9,776 700

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PokerNews was on hand to report on the 2021 MSPT Grand Falls main event and had a chance to speak with Smith after the career-best win.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Smith said after his win, “I worked for this for years, all I want to do is play poker”

Smith added that “I’ve been playing poker for a very long time but this was my first time playing in a big buy-in event, and after tonight I’m definitely planning on playing a lot more.”

“I love this game and it’s what I’m made for, it’s all I want to do,” he said.

After the MSPT Grand-Sault, it will be back to the Venetian for another MSPT Main Event To take place September 3-5. PokerNews will be on hand to cover both main events, so be sure to tune in.

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