If you like to play tournaments with A-list pros then get yourself to Eastern Connecticut to the DeepStacks Poker Tour Mohegan Sun National Championship from Nov. 23-Dec. 4. Just like the instructional arm of the DeepStacks family, the tour utilizes its big names in its preliminary and main events, including World Series of Poker bracelet-winners Mike Matusow, Michael Mizrachi and Tristan Wade, plus two-time World Poker Tour champ Randal Flowers.
“Players can expect a great run series, wonderful structures and a professional, experienced staff to ensure a great tournament experience,” DeepStacks Poker Tour CEO Chris Torina said. “However, what I really want players to know is the DeepStacks Poker Tour Mohegan Sun National Championship is not about DeepStacks or Mohegan Sun, but rather it’s about the players and their long-term experience with us. We want players to understand DeepStacks Poker Tour was created by people that love the game, smart people that pay attention to the industry and those that support it every day.”
Matusow and Mizrachi will host Event 1, the $400 no-limit re-entry $125K guarantee and Event 30, the $500K guarantee main event ($2,500, Dec. 1-4), which will be in the Sun’s convention center to accommodate the anticipated large field.
Flowers hosts Event 12 ($1,100 NLHE, $100K guarantee) and Wade will be in attendance and provide insight and analysis as the show’s pro commentator alongside Joe Stapleton.
If the $2,500 main event doesn’t fit your bankroll, there will be daily satellites during the series, including Satellite Day on Nov. 30, with buy-ins $130-$550 for single-table and mutlitable formats. Most of the undercard events fall in the $175-$550 range and the overall series has a $1 million guarantee.
DeepStacks launched in mid 2008 as an online and live training company but quickly expanded to include its live tournament product, bringing top-tier pros to local poker rooms and casinos across North America for instruction and events. But the 12-day, 32-event series isn’t the only thing going on during this stretch at Mohegan Sun.
“We have a couple of really exciting things planned during the series, such as our DeepStacks Live Connecticut Power Poker Course and the VIP Welcome Party (both) on Nov. 29,” Torina said. “The VIP Welcome Party is really exciting because we have our presenting sponsor (Double Cross Vodka) hosting the event and providing DSPT championship vodka bottles to each of the winners of the guaranteed events and to the final six players of the main event. Double Cross is a great partner and we’re excited about adding some really cool dynamics to our series.”
The poker course costs $500. There are special hotel rates at Mohegan Sun for players so be sure to use the code Poker12. Call 860-862-7500 for more information.
The tour is planning about 10 North American stops again in 2013 (plus two international events), and again it will all culminate at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun in November, this time as the tour’s world championship.