What a trip! The National Championship event held recently at the Golden Nugget was a huge success. Over 225 players from around the league participated (a new record!) and a total of four (4) $10,000 WSOP Main Event seats were awarded, over $10,000 in consolation cash, League Champ Bracelet, Tag Team Belts, Headsup contests vs. poker pro Dutch Boyd, and an appearance by 2003 WSOP Main Event Champ Chris Moneymaker! The Golden Nugget was the perfect host for this event, and we’re excited to announce we are coming back for the KING SLAYER CHAMPIONSHIP JANUARY 10-12TH, mark your calendars now!!
There were countless players who cashed in side tourneys and lots of great stories of players making huge splashes at the WSOP this summer, including Dan Kutzman, the Super-TOC Champ at Scoreboards Sports Pub in Chicago, IL, placed runner up for $245,881!!! Paul Jain from Bismarck, ND finished 7th for $59,075!!! Joel Smith from Perham, MN also ran very deep in the BIG 50, cashing $7,169 for 167th place out of an insane 28,371 entries. We couldn’t be more excited for Dan, Paul, and Joel and had a great time seeing them in Vegas. FPN Poker Pro and WSOP Bracelet winner Mitch Schock also cashed three times and was very entertaining once again emceeing the final tables.
Here are the big winners:
League Champ Champion:
Randall Warning from Chuck’s in Burbank, IL $10,000 WSOP Seat plus League Champion Bracelet
Main Event Mania Champions:
Jacque Todd from Cheers Pub in Shalimar, FL $10,000 WSOP Seat
Josh Dahlstrom from VFW in West Fargo, ND $10,000 WSOP Seat
Bill Allivato from Town Bar in Aurora, IL $10,000 WSOP Seat
Tag Team Championship:
Allen & Desiree Basevi from Wahoo's in Gold Canyon, AZ