2019 Midwest Poker Classic

$100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

Over 25 events including Satellites, Black Chip Bounty, Senior Event, The Optimum, and more!

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Main Event

$100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
$500 Buy-in / 20k/25k in Chips / 40 Min. Blinds
Day 1a: Thursday, September 26: 4pm
Day 1b: Friday, September 27: 4pm
Day 1c: Saturday, September 28: 2pm
Day 2: Sunday, September 29: Noon
Entry and up to 4 re-entries available until the end of the 3rd break (+/- 6.5 hours). Players are limited to 5 total entries (1 entry + 4 re-entries) for each Main Event Flight. Each flight plays levels 1-14. Day 2 starts on level 15 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

Saturday, September 21 at 3pm
$290 Buy-In / 15k in Chips / 30 Min. Blinds
Optional $10 Staff Appreciation Add-on for 5k in Chips


Unlimited entry/re-entry available for 4 hours (approx. 7:20pm)

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

$125 Senior Event: Sunday, September 15: 9am Start

$150 Double Stack Series
Top 3 Point Leaders Awarded $5,000 Total

Sunday, September 15: 4pm Start
Tuesday, September 17: 6pm Start
Wednesday, September 18: 10am Start
Thursday, September 19: 6pm Start
Sunday, September 22: 4pm Start
Tuesday, September 24: 10am Start
Tuesday, September 24: 6pm Start
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The Optimum! $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Saturday, September 21: 3pm Start

Free Roll - Unlimited Add-ons
Monday, September 23: 6pm Start



Top 20% Qualify to Main Event
$120 Buy-in / 10k in Chips / 15 Min. Blinds
Monday, September 23: 1pm
Wednesday, September 25: 1pm
Wednesday, September 25: 6pm
Saturday, September 28: 10am
Entry/Re-entry available until the end of the 1st break (+/- 2 hours).


Staff Appreciation Add-On

$10 Optional Staff Appreciation 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. One add-on available to purchase per entry.

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2019 Poker Event Schedule

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Questions? Please visit our Tournament Desk or call 651-925-4507

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.  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.  Any Optional $10 admin add-ons will also be paid to all tournament staff.  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 and Prize Pool Percentage Payout formats are available upon request.  Running Aces supports responsible gaming.