Mid-States Poker Tour Visits Riverside For 2022 Iowa State Poker Championship

Written By Duncan Smith on July 19, 2022 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
2020 Iowa State Poker Championship

A great poker summer continues as the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) makes its visit to Riverside for the 2022 Iowa State Poker Championship.

Riverside will host a $300,000 guaranteed main event from July 21-24.

This main event has three starting flights and a $1,100 entry fee.

Satellites Available For $300,000 Main Event At Riverside Casino

Beginning June 30, the MSPT began its slate of satellites for the main event. Their $70 super satellite sends 1-in-5 players to the $265 satellite, which in turn sends 1-in-5 players to the $300,000 main event.

The $300,000 main event schedule at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort is as follows:

Day 1 at the 2022 Iowa State Poker Championship

  • A: 3 p.m. Thursday, July 21
  • B: 3 p.m. Friday, July 22
  • C: 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23

Day 2 at the 2022 Iowa State Poker Championship

  • 11 a.m. Sunday, July 24

How the MSPT Main Event At Riverside Casino works

The Riverside main event structure will be familiar to MSPT veterans. Players begin play with 25,000 chips and level 1 kicks things off at 100/100/100. The big blind ante will be in effect throughout, and levels are 40 minutes long with 10-minute breaks after every three levels.

When the action gets down to heads up, levels will be accelerated to 30 minutes in length.

This is a re-entry event, with re-entries and late registrants allowed until level 13 on each starting flight.

2022 Iowa State Poker Championship max be next to crush guarantees

This has been a spectacular 2022 circuit for the MSPT. Every stop has blown away guarantees and the Iowa State Poker Championships have an opportunity to be the next on this list.

The 2021 edition of the main event brought with it almost $900,000 in prize money, far exceeding the $300,000 guarantee.

The top three finishers alone exceeded the guarantee in prize money, with winner Timothy Gundrum taking home $170,769 and runner-up and third place Jim Erickson and Wesley Cannon taking home $105,143 and $77,194 respectively.

What else is running at the 2022 Iowa State Poker Championship?

The main event and its corresponding satellites won’t be the only action in town when the MSPT comes calling. In addition, there is a $360 Last Chance Showdown event, which is a one-day ree-entry. This event starts with 20,000 chips and begins at the 100/100/100 level, and levels escalate every 30 minutes. Re-entry and late registration is allowed until the start of level 9.

The weekend’s final event comes in the form of the Thousandaire event. One out of every 10 players in the field receives $1,000. Blinds will start at 100/100/100, players receive 12,000 in chips and each level is 20 minutes long.

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