MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship Will Take Place at Riverside Casino July 21-24

The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will be heading to Riverside Casino in Iowa later this summer for the MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship running June 30-July 24.

The Iowa State Poker Championship will culminate with the $1,110 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, which is set to run July 21-24 and will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000.

In addition to the marquee Main Event, the Ohio State Poker Championship will feature a number of satellites and a few no-limit Hold’em side events.

At Least $300K Up for Grabs

The MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship Main Event could easily surpass the $300,000 guarantee if the event draws a big enough turnout. Last year’s MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship attracted 928 entries to generate $898,660 in prize money.

The three starting flights will take place July 21-23 with players getting a starting stack of 25,000 in exchange for their buy-in. Day 2 will commence on July 24 and will play down to a winner, who will take home the biggest piece of the prize pool and the MSPT championship trophy.

MSPT Riverside Schedule
MSPT Riverside Schedule

Beginning June 30, there will be a number of satellites running to give players a chance to win a Main Event seat for as low as $70 or $265.

There will also be a few side events, including the $135 buy-in Thousandaire No-Limit Hold’em event that gets underway on July 23.

Closing out the MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship will be the $360 buy-in Last Chance Showdown, which will take place on July 24.

Previous Winner

In July 2021, it was Timothy Gundrum who bested the record-setting field in the 2021 MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship to take home the MSPT trophy and a career-best $170,769.

Timothy Gundrum
Timothy Gundrum

Gundrum won the event outright after defeating Jim Erickson during heads-up play, who himself earned six figures with a score of $105,143.

Gundrum and Erickson were joined at the final table by Wesley Cannon (3rd – $77,194), Stephen Torre (4th – $58,412) and Mike Estes (5th – $44,034), among others.

2021 MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Timothy Gundrum $170,769
2 Jim Erickson $105,143
3 Wesley Cannon $77,194
4 Stephen Torre $58,412
5 Mike Estes $44,034
6 Jason Gross $33,250
7 Todd Bartlett $26,061
8 Peyton Smith $20,669
9 Jalen Heald $16,175

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PokerNews was on-site to report on the 2021 MSPT Riverside Main Event and got to speak to Gundrum about his career-best tournament score.

“This feels so surreal,” Gundrum said after the tournament. “It’s the best poker I’ve played in my life (over a sustained two-day period).”

After the MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship, it will be off to Grand Falls Casino in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the $1,110 buy-in Main Event from August 19-21. PokerNews will be covering both the Iowa and South Dakota Main Events, so be sure to follow along.

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