We are getting down to the nitty gritty to see who will be qualified for the Hold'em or Fold'em National Championship on Friday June 3rd at Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas. Two players just punched their ticket into the tournament by scratching off four of a kind. Kenny Maertins from Randolph, NE scratched off four 5's and John Sayler from Bismarck, ND scratched off four 7's. Congrats guys!
Jimmy Miles is the current national champ, earning a $10,000 high roller poker package that included $5,000 worth of buy-ins (some of which he will use coming up in this year's World Series of Poker), $2,000 cash, as well as air/hotel benefits and even dinner/show tix and limousine service!!
Will the next champ be YOU??
Ken Albrecht from Bismarck, ND is heading to Las Vegas this summer for the June 3rd Nationals! Ken just turned in a scratch poker card where he scratched off 4 of a kind. Ironically he scratched off four - 4's. He used all seven attempts, but the got there. Way to go Ken!
Dianna Cogswell who plays out of Nana Chelle's in Bovey, MN was drawn for the February perfect attendance. Dianna showed up all four weeks at Nana's by doing so she has won a spot at National this Summer. We will be drawing for the March perfect attendance in a couple weeks. Remember even if you are out of the points race there are many, many different ways to get qualified for Nationals!
We recently drew for the two pair or better drawing for March. The card that was pulled out had a pair of kings and five's. We turned the card over to find out that the person that scratched if off failed to put any info on the back of the card. It was completely blank. So we drew a second one out and the lucky winner was Rick Sathre from Tower, MN. Rick was the beneficiary of having someone turn in a blank card and then getting his card drawn. Congrats Rick you are heading to Las Vegas for the National Championship!