News and events from the North Dakota region. The original since 2005.
Scott Sandstrom didn't fair too well at the Bowler on Sundays only pointing once out of the five weeks. However, by Scott just attending all five weeks he got lucky enough to get drawn for the perfect attendance drawing to win a brand new HDTV in the month of July. Make sure you don't miss a week in August as we are giving away a new iPad!
Recently at the Vegas or Bust National Championship in Las Vegas 99 players from 19 different states competed to see who the new FPN National Champion would be. On the line were eleven seats in the World Series of Poker Event #59, a $1,000 buy-in and a $10,000 Main Event Seat to the overall winner. While the overall winner was Janet Casey from Delaware (the first ever female FPN National Champion) three North Dakotans were able to win a WSOP seat into Event #59.
Paul Larson (pictured) from the Fargo area just missed out on the Main Event in an over hour long heads up battle with Janet for second place. Stuart Paulson from Langdon came in third and respectively Alex Aemisegger from Bismarck finished in eighth place. All three won a $1,000 WSOP buy-in the following day.
Friend of the league Mitch Schock from Bismarck, ND is back at the 2012 World Series of Poker. Fresh off his bracelet win last year, Mitch made his first cash of this years WSOP. Mitch took 27th place in event number 31 a $1,500 buy-in no limit holdem event. For his 27th place finish he earned himself a cool $19,000.
As part of his Poker Pro contract, National Champion Brandon Dosch from Fargo, ND recently flew to Las Vegas to compete in two World Series of Poker events. Unfortunately the first event #38 didn't go so hot as he lost in a coin flip, but his second event he played in #43 he made it to day two and ended up in the cash. Brandon finished 160th place and took home $3,665. This was Brandon's fourth career cash all from buy-ins provided by the Free Poker Network. Brandon's life time cash earnings now exceed over $60,000!
Michael Kliniske from Buffalo, ND recently won the FPN Online winter regional championship. Michael took down the Jamestown-Valley City-South regional back in April qualifying him for the winter regional championship. Each player that won a regional throughout the network received a certificate to play in this exclusive tournament. There were only 42 given out. Those 42 people competed for a seat into the Vegas or Bust National Championship which includes the airfare allowance and free hotel stay.