2018 Midwest Poker Classic

$100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Over 25 events including Satellites, Black Chip Bounty, Senior Event, Tag Team, 6-Max, and The Optimum with BB Ante!

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Main Event

$100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
$500 Buy-in / 20k/25k in Chips / 40 Min. Blinds
Day 1a: Friday, September 28: 4pm
Day 1b: Saturday, September 29: 10am
Day 1c: Saturday, September 29: 4pm
Day 2: Sunday, September 30: Noon
Entry and up to 2 re-entries available until the end of the 2nd break (+/- 4 hours). Players are limited to 3 total entries (1 entry + 2 re-entries) for each Main Event Flight. Each flight plays levels 1-12. Day 2 starts on level 13 and features 40 minute blind levels until 27 players remain. At that point seats will be redrawn. Play will resume nine-handed and feature 50 minute levels.


The Optimum with Big Blind Ante

Sunday, September 16 at 2pm
$290 Buy-In / 15k in Chips / 30 Min. Blinds
Optional $10 Staff Appreciation Add-on for 5k in Chips

Registration available through 2nd break (approx. 6:20pm). Unlimited entry/re-entry available until the end of 2nd break (+/- 4 hours).

Big Blind Ante Procedures: The Big Blind will pay the listed Ante. If the player in the Big Blind position does not have the full amount to post both the Big Blind and the Ante, the Big Blind will be posted first, with any remaining amounts (if any) then posted for the Ante. All-in players are eligible to win all of the Ante, regardless of their all-in amount. When the final table reaches 5 players, the Ante amount will be reduced to half.


Special Events

The Optimum w/ Big Blind Ante: Sunday, Sept 16: 2pm
$150 Double Stack NL Hold'em: Tuesday, Sept 18: 6pm 
$75 Green Chip Bounty NL Hold'em: Thursday, Sept 20: 6pm
$300 Black Chip Bounty NL Hold'em: Friday, Sept 21: 6pm
$125 Senior Event (50+) NL Hold'em: Saturday, Sept 22: 10am
$200 Tag Team NL Hold'em: Saturday, Sept 22: 5pm
Unlimited Add-on Free Roll Tournament: Monday, Sept 24: 6pm
$200 6 Max NL Hold'em: Tuesday, September 25: 6pm

Entry/Re-entry available until the end of the 1st break (+/- 1.5 hours)



Top 20% Qualify to Main Event
$120 Buy-in / 10k in Chips / 20 Min. Blinds
Wednesday, September 19: 6pm
Sunday, September 23: 6pm
Wednesday, September 26: 6pm
Thursday, September 27: 6pm
Friday, September 28: 10am
Entry/Re-entry available until the end of the 1st break (+/- 1.5 hours).


Admin Add-On

$10 Optional Admin Add-on for additional 5,000 in chips! Add-on must be purchased at point of registration and can only be redeemed at the table with entry receipt. Re-entries may purchase add-on.

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Main Event buy-in: $450 + $50 ($450 to prize pool/$50 entry fee). Prize pool/entry fee splits are referenced in this manner. Buy-in does not include any optional add-on. For Bounty tournaments, listed buy-in includes bounty as part of prize pool. Any Optional $10 admin add-ons will also be paid to all tournament staff. 3% admin fee will be withheld from the Main Event prize pool to be paid to all staff, including managers, who worked on the events. Events with (*) will have 3% withheld for tournament jackpots and other tournament promotions. Your participation in these events gives permission for Running Aces to use your name and or likeness in promotional material. Please see monthly calendar for all up-to-date scheduling. Running Aces Casino & Racetrack reserves the right to cancel or modify these promotions at any time. We follow TDA rules; rules and Prize Pool Percentage Payout formats are available upon request. Running Aces supports responsible gaming.