The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) will be making its next stop in Colorado for the MSPT Bally's Black Hawk Showdown Series, which will culminate with the $1,110 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Main Event July 14-17.
The MSPT Bally's Black Hawk Showdown Series, scheduled to run July 6-17, will feature a number of side events and satellites leading up to the marquee championship event, which boasts a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000.
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The MSPT series at Bally's Black Hawk will kick off with a $360 buy-in mystery bounty tournament, a trophy event with a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000.
A two-day $185 buy-in Deepstack tournament will kick off on July 10 and will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $20,000.
The next day, there will be a $250 buy-in Seniors event for players 50 years old and older, followed by a $250 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event. July 13 will mark the beginning of a Tag Team Championship that costs $150 per player.
The three starting flights of the Main Event will take place July 14-16, with players entering the tournament with a starting stack of 25,000.
Day 2 of the Main Event will play out on July 17 and will play down to a winner, who will take home the lion's share of the prize pool and the MSPT championship trophy.
The stop at Bally's Black Hawk will mark MSPT's second stop in Colorado this year. In January, the MSPT Bally’s Black Hawk $1,110 Main Event took place and attracted 683 runners to generate $661,008 in prize money, more than double the guaranteed $300,000.
It was Denver's Billyray Gallegos who emerged victorious to take home $104,890 after a three-handed deal at the final table with Ronald Scott (2nd - $93,369) and Brady Bullard (3rd - $81,347).
Other players who made deep runs in the MSPT Bally's Black Hawk Main Event in January include Louisiana's Jared Ingles (5th - $34,373) and New York's Vincent Moscati (7th - $19,830).
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After the victory, Gallegos told PokerNews, who was on-site to live report the event, that he is primarily a cash game player who has been pursuing a poker career for two years.
“It’s just my time man. I knew it inside," he said. "I have always made Day 2, cashed, but this time I was like today is different. I dressed up today! I’m usually that hoodie guy, sweatpants and everything, but today I was feeling good so I dressed up”.
The six-figure score gave Gallegos his seventh Hendon Mob cash to bring his live earnings up to $112,173.
MSPT Bally's Black Hawk Final Table Results
|5||Jared Ingles||Baton Rouge,LA||$34,373|
|6||Sam Husar||Harrison City,PA||$25,779|
|7||Vincent Moscati||New York,NY||$19,830|
*Denotes three-handed deal.
After MSPT Bally's Black Hawk, it will be off to Riverside Casino in Iowa for the MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship, which will include the $1,110 buy-in Main Event. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on-site for both events, so stay tuned for coverage.
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