News and events from the North Dakota region. The original since 2005.
Dakota Poker League Players from all over the state will converge at Westside Bar & Grill in Mandan this Saturday for a chance to qualify for the exclusive Free Poker Network "Golden Ticket" National Championship on December 10th. The top TEN players will win a seat into the National Championship tournament where a $10,000 poker package will be awarded. The National Champion will play in five major tournaments throughout the 2012-2013 calendar years.
Brandon Dosch from Fargo, ND won the Poker Pro promotion one year ago and won the same package as this years upcoming National Championship will win. Brandon went on to win over $20,000 in cash with his package.
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League poker player Paul Wadnizak from Fargo, ND won the perfect attendance drawing. Paul had two opportunities to win as he had perfect attendance at both Borrowed Bucks on Tuesday nights and the Bison Turf on Wednesday nights. By just showing up to league nights and getting his name drawn Paul has by passed regionals and states and won himself entry into the National Championship in Las Vegas on December 10th.
Long time player Jim Buchite from Fifty Lakes, MN is the latest FPN Online winner. Jim won the October 1st tournament to qualify for the Golden Ticket National Championship on December 10th. Along with Jim's airfare allowance he has also won a free hotel stay at Harrah's casino. Jim will be competing with the other qualifiers in the National Championship to see who will become the new FPN National Champion and win the $10,000 poker contract.
It's been quite a year for the league's big winner of the original Poker Pro promotion. Brandon Dosch has made over $20,000 this year from tournaments he won entry from the Free Poker Network. Brandon won tournament buy-ins to the World Series of Poker, the Bellagio Five Diamond Classic, and coming up this weekend the Heartland Poker Tour. While in the WSOP Brandon cashed for $3,665 and at the Five Diamond Classic he took home $16,703. Brandon is also very familiar with the Heartland Poker Tour as back in 2010 he won a televised event and took home $40,601.
We wish Brandon good luck in Florida and look forward to hearing the results. Who will be the next poker pro?? We'll soon find out. Good luck all qualifiers for the Goldent Ticket final in Vegas!
Playing free poker for Peter Hettwer (pictured left) just paid off in a big way. Peter is the latest perfect attendance winner and won himself a brand new I-pad 3. Peter showed up to the West Fargo, VFW all five Thursdays. It didn't matter how he fared in league only that he was there when his name was drawn. Congratulations Peter.