2022 Mid-States Poker Tour Visits Silverado Casino In Deadwood, SD

Written By Duncan Smith on May 17, 2022
Silverado Casino hosts MSPT in Deadwood

The 2022 Mid-States Poker Tour circuit is off to a frenzied start, crushing guarantees at every stop. Next up on the schedule is Silverado Casino in Deadwood, SD.

Starting on May 20 and running through May 22 with two starting flights, Silverado Casino will host a $100,000 main event with a $1,100 entry fee. There will also be a $250 Last Chance Showdown event on Sunday, May 22, starting at noon with one allowed re-entry.

Satellites Available For $100,000 Main Event At Silverado Casino

Satellites and super-satellites to the $100,000 main event have been running three times weekly since April 22:

  • Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m., with two separate satellite events
  • Saturdays running at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The pace of these satellites accelerates during the week of the main event. They will run daily through Saturday, May 21.

The main event schedule is as follows:

  • Day 1
    • A: 3 p.m. Friday, May 20
    • B: 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21
  • Day 2
    • 11 a.m. Sunday, May 22

How The Main Event At The Silverado Casino Works

This main event follows the standard structure for major MSPT tournaments. Players will start with 25,000 chips and level 1 starts things off at 100/100/100. There will be a big blind ante in play from the start of the event.

Levels will be 40 minutes in duration until heads-up play begins when levels will be 30 minutes in length. Late registration will close at the start of level 13. Day 1 will end at the end of level 15, or when 12% of the field remains.

This is a re-entry event, and players who bag at the end of a flight are not allowed to play a future flight unless they opt to forfeit their stack.

Some players would rather satellite into the main event than pay the full $1,100 entry fee, and two different satellite steps are available to them. The first is a $65 mega satellite, where 1 in 5 players will advance to step two, which is a $260 satellite. The $260 will send 1 in 5 players directly to the main event.

Will The Deadwood MSPT Stop Crush Guarantees Once Again?

The MSPT has been demolishing guarantees all over the country, and the Deadwood stop has an opportunity to do the same once again. Last year’s event was a $100,000 guarantee but pulled in a spectacular prize pool of $567,450. Winner Taylor Howard took home over $119,000, almost 20% more than the guarantee itself.

In fact, the top three finishers combined to win just over $245,000, an incredible number compared to the guarantee. If recent history holds true, you can expect the Silverado Casino stop in Deadwood, SD, to blast by even the most optimistic projections once again.

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