News and events in the Maryland region.
Jason Morrison who qualified out of Hightopps in Timonium had a great run at the HPT Dream Package National Championship. With 94 players competing the top 30 would advance to the next day for a chance at the HPT main event. Jason came in 27th to make it into the top 30 and advance to Sunday. Unfortunately for Jason his bid for the main event came up a little short, but he still played one heck of a tournament. Way to go Jason!
Congratulations to Jared Balagh and Jason Deangles who recently won the Maryland 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!
Andrew Milto from the Horseshoe Pub in Kingsville, MD made the most out of hir trip to Las Vegas to play in the Poker Pro National Championship. Andrew sat down with the remaining 75 players left in the Poker Pro Promotion to see who the top 10 would be that would win a seat into the following days $1,080 Bellagio annual Five Diamond Classic tournament. First place was the coveted $10,000 FPN Poker Pro contract. In the end he came a little short of first going out in fouth respectively, but was still was a big winner and got a free buy-in into the Bellagio's tournament the following day. He goes back to Maryland with a great experience.
Steve Yancheski from Hightopps Backstage Grille was able to take down the Maryland State Championship this past weekend to qualify himself for the Vegas or Bust National Championship winning airfare allowance and a free hotel stay at Hooters Casino. Qualifying with Steve for the Vegas or Bust National Championship is Shaun Dull and Jim Hibbert both players also from Hightopps. Way to go guys!
Andrew Milto (pictured) from the Horseshoe Pub recently became the new Maryland State Champion by outlasting Barbara Hickman (pictured) from McAvoy's and Jim Hibbert from Hightopps along with the rest of the field. All three have qualified for the National Championship, but for his win Andrew won the airfare package and hotel stay at Harrah's. We look forward to seeing everyone in Vegas!