Manitoba Lotteries Poker Championship – Sept 19th – 23rd Schedule


The Manitoba Lotteries Poker Championship is once again looking to leave it’s mark from September 19-23, as players will once again “Go All-In on the Prairie” at the McPhillips Station Casino in Winnipeg.

Since entering the major tournament in April of 2011, the MLPC has show steady growth and some of the best player numbers of the Prairie provinces since the introduction of these semi-annual series. Of particular note is breaking the 400 entry mark on several occasions, as well as some of biggest Prairie turn-outs of recent years in it’s 2 day $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Championship.

With it’s central location on the map making travel affordable for many Canadians, generous structures offering plenty of play with ample rest periods worked in, past presentation of winners trophies and accessories; we can only assume these events will only continue to gain momentum on the Canadian circuit scene.

Over $600,000 in combined prize-pools could be up for grabs should all events sell out; so far history has shown $400,000+ is a very reasonable expectation for those looking to size the stop up. Be sure to also check out past coverage of these Manitoba Lotteries Poker events for photo galleries and results.

Here is this fall’s MLPC Schedule:


September 19 – 7:00 PM – Multi-Table Satellite Invitational

* Only the top 100 point earners from July 17 to September 13 will receive an invitation

5,000 in tournament chips, with 20 minute blind levels

The top finishers will receive an entry to the $1,100 Manitoba Lotteries Poker Championship


September 19 – Single Table Satellite Day

Table will start as soon as ten (10) players register

$70 buy-in – Winner receives entry to the $600 event

$120 buy-in – Winner receives entry to the $1,100 event

10 minute blind levels


Manitoba Lotteries Poker Championship Event Schedule

Please note: All events will have antes beginning at Level 10. All Events are No Limit Hold’em, with a 330 player cap, however re-entry, late registration and alternates will be taken as outlined below.


September 20th – 12:00 PM – $550 + $50 Event #1

(Sponsored by the Winnipeg Sun)

Players start with 10,000 in tournament chips with 30 minute blind levels.

Re-entry (late registration) will be accepted until the end of level 3. Play will be paused at 1:30 AM; the competion of Level 21 and resume Friday, September 21st at 12:00 PM.


September 21 (Stage 1) – 12:00 PM – Day 2 of Event #1

Day 2 play resumes at Level 22, with 45 minute blind levels and will play to completion.

Potential prize pool of $181,500; based on a sell-out.


September 21 (Stage 1) – 1:00 PM – $300 Bounty Event #2

(Sponsored by 92 CITI FM)

* $225 towards the prize pool, $50 towards the bounty pool + $25 registration fee

Players start with 5,000 tournament chips and 20 minute blind levels. Re-entry and Alternates until end of Level 5.

Potential prize pool – $90,750; based on a sell-out.


September 22 – 12:00 PM – $1000 + $100 NLH Event #3

“Manitoba Lotteries Poker Championship”

Players start with 15,000 in tournament chips and 45 minute blind levels. Re-entry will be accepted until the end of level 2.

Day 1 will be paused at 1:30 AM; at the completion of Level 15.


September 23 – 1:00 PM – Day 2 of Event #3 ($1,100 NLH)

The remaining players from Day 1 will resume play at Level 16, with blind levels increasing to 60 minutes in length and playing to completion.

Potential prize pool – $330,000; based on a sell-out.


Hotels and Accommodations

For out of town participants, “poker rates” for select hotels are available at both Canad Inns Destination Centre Garden City, located seven minutes north of McPhillips Station Casino, or at the Radisson Winnipeg by Canad Inns.


Canad Inns Destination Centre Garden City

For the dates of September 19-23, 2012 – guests can call toll-free 1-888-33CANAD and mention the discount code “MB Poker Championship”.

The above code has a rate of $129.00 plus taxes, for a choice of either a room with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.


Radisson Winnipeg, by Canad Inns

For the dates of September 19-23, 2012 – guests can call toll-free and ask for the Block Name “Manitoba Poker Championship” or Block ID #1322241.

This exclusive rate will be $112.00 plus taxes per night; for their choice of either a Double Room (2 double beds), or 1 King bed.

* Poker Rates for both are based on availability. Book early!





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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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