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Two MSPT events coming up at The Venetian Las Vegas

28 May 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- For Season 10 of the MSPT at The Venetian Las Vegas, we’re offering two massive guarantees of $3 Million each in conjunction with the DeepStack Championship Poker Series.

In 2014, the MSPT and The Venetian partnered for the first-ever MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event, which drew 854 runners. The tournament has turned into an annual event that grew to 4,411 entries last year, which was the largest poker tournament ever both on the MSPT and at The Venetian.

This year, the keystone $1,100 MSPT Venetian Main Event, which has become one of the summer’s most-anticipated tournaments, will take place from 3 to 8 June and offer four starting flights with a $3 million guarantee.

In addition, there will be a $1,600 buy-in, $3 million GTD tournament 17-21 June. The entire $1,100 and $1,600 MSPT The Venetian Main Event will be live reported in the MSPT live blog.

The MSPT tournaments are a part of The Venetian’s DeepStack Championship Poker Series, which will feature 136 events from 13 May through 28 July and offer $24 million in guaranteed prize pools.

Regarding the history of the $1,100 MSPT Venetian, Dale Bronk won the inaugural MSPT Venetian for $163,870, and in 2015 Angelina Rich became the first and thus far only woman to win a MSPT main event title by topping a field of 1,964 entries, first place was $304,386.

In 2016, the field grew to 2,887 entries to smash the advertised $2 million GTD. Thomas Boivin defeated poker pro Mukul Pahuja in heads-up play to win that event where first place was $403,178.

In 2017’s record-setting affair, which saw the guarantee upped to $2.5 million, Nader Kakhmazov prevailed over 3,273 runners, first place was $440,029. He’d go on to win a World Series of Poker gold bracelet two weeks later.

Then in last summer’s historic event, David Levine bested a 4,411-entrant field where first place was $548,341.

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