News and events specifically from the Texas region.

Welcome Big Apple Sports Bar

FPN would like to welcome the Big Apple Sports Bar into the league.  They will be kicking off on Tuesday June 25th at 7pm with two games per night with the second game being at 9.  Big Apple is located at 1200 Trinity Blvd #400 in Fort Worth.  Hope to see you their!!!

Tina McNabb Wins Texas State Championship

tina mcnabb 160wTina McNabb returned to the FPN National Championship Tournament after a 4 year absence after winning the Texas State Tournament. Tina who was the first Texas State Champion back in 2008 eliminated Justin Overman after flopping top pair on a preflop raise by Justin and avoiding many outs after Justin flopped mid pair and a diamond flush draw.

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Brenda Morefield and Jim Crow in TX State Championship

Congratulations to Brenda Morefield and Jim Crow who recently won the Texas State Championship.  Both players have won their spot in the 100 WSOP National Championship on June 29th in Las Vegas and both are guaranteed a WSOP buy-in the following day.  Depending on how each do at the National Championship will depend which size WSOP buy they receive.  Congrats and good luck at Nationals!

Steve Armstrong Wins TX "Vegas or Bust" Championship

Steve Armstrong recently won the Texas "Vegas or Bust" Championship beating out Scott Goessling for the full trip package which includes airfare allowance and free hotel stay at Hooters Casino.  The final hand summary is as follows:

Scott raised from the small blind pre-flop, Steve called the double the blind raise.  On a flop of 2d, 7d, Qd Steve checked his option and Scott bet half the pot, Steve smooth called.  5s came on the turn which Steve bet enough to put Scott all in.  Scott quick called and turned over two pair Q-7.  Steve tabled the nut flush with A-5d.  The river was a blank eliminating Scott.  Steve eliminated the last four players in the championship.

Scott isn't going away empty handed though as by coming in second place he qualified for the Vegas or Bust National Championship as well.  Coming in third was Brian Hurst who also gets to make the trip for their shots at 1 of 12 seats into this years WSOP.

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