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While the NFL Championship is sure to be entertaining, there’s a mid-major poker tournament to get to beforehand. For the fifth year in a row, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) and The Venetian in Las Vegas are joining forces to offer a tournament over NFL Super Bowl Weekend.
The $1,100 buy-in Poker Bowl V will feature a $350,000 guarantee and offer two starting flights. Day 1a will take place at 11:10 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 4, while Day 1b will take place at the same time on Friday, February 5. The surviving players from both flights will then return for Day 2 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and play down to a winner.
That ensures players will be free on Sunday so they can enjoy Super Bowl LV, which is being held on February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
The entirety of the tournament, which will feature 40-minute levels and start players with 25,000 in chips, will be live reported by PokerNews.
On Wednesday, February 3 there will be a $200 buy-in Mega Satellite for the MSPT at 10:10 a.m. (late reg will remain open until 12:25 p.m.). Two seats are guaranteed. Players will start with 10,000 in chips and play 20-minute levels).
History of the MSPT Poker Bowl
In 2017, the inaugural MSPT Poker Bowl I attracted 695 entries and saw poker pro Jordan Young take home $117,381 after a heads-up deal with Ankush Mandavia, who earned $107,381. In 2018, it was Kfir Nahum besting an 827-entry field to win $108,410 after a four-way deal.
In the 2019 tournament, which attracted 1,022 runners, it was Brian Wilson of Ontario, Canada, taking home $143,929 after a three-way deal, while last year Bob Whalen, originally from Wisconsin, bested a 1,093-entry field to win the title for $140,152 after a five-way deal.
|February 2-4, 2017||Poker Bowl I||695||$681,100||Jordan Young||$117,381|
|February 1-3, 2018||Poker Bowl II||827||$806,325||Kfir Nahum||$108,410|
|January 31-February 2, 2019||Poker Bowl III||1,022||$996,450||Brian Wilson||$143,929|
|January 29-February 1, 2020||Poker Bowl IV||1,093||$1,060,210||Bob Whalen||$140,152|
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