Joel Smith Wins $10,000 Main Event Seat and CASHES!!

Joel Smith from the Rockin Horse in Richville MN became the latest FPN National Champ (winning the "Vegas Vacation" promo) and went on to cash over $15,000 in the 2015 WOrld Series of Poker!

The great state of Minnesota is the largest region in the league!

Rob Maier Cashes $7,631 at MSPT Canterbury Park

Reigning National Champion Rob Maier has put one of his poker buy-ins he won in the FPN Rounders Nat'l Championship to good use, by making the final table of the recent MSPT Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN) event. Rob missed out on the first place prize of $109,000 but his final table showing paid $7,631. There were a total of 526 entrants. Rob was knocked out when his A-K went up against the all time MN all time money leader with over $2.7M in career earnings Blake Bohn's 10-10.

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Rob Maier is the New National Champion

Over 100 players from around the league flew into Sin City to see who would become the new FPN National Champion.  We gathered at the Stratosphere and the action was furious, but a lot of fun as well. Everyone always wants to have a good showing at Nationals especially with the $10,000 first place package on the line.  In the end the top 30 players all made it into the money. Anyone who made it into the top 30 got a buy-in into Sundays $125 tournament at the Stratosphere. 

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Former Champ Joel Smith Scratches Straight Flush

Former National Champion and poster boy Joel Smith from Henning, MN was lucky enough to scratch off a straight flush!  Joel was able to find the 4-5-6-7-8 of diamonds to earn himself a shot at becoming the first ever two time National Champion and $200 in cash! 

Rusty Sorenson Wins Sept. Scratch Drawing

Rusty Sorenson from Mazeppa, MN had his card drawn for the Sept. scratch poker drawing.  Rusty turned in a pair of 7's and 8's to get qualified.  He can now start packing his bags and planning for the January 28th National Championship in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget Casino! 

Tim Kasper Scratches off 4 Aces!

Timothy Kasper from Albert Lea, MN recently turned in a scratch card with 4 aces.  He took all seven attempts, but he found all four.  Tim is now qualified for Nationals this winter.  Congrats Tim!

Minnesota Tradition Continues

  • OVer ninety (90) WSOP buy-ins including five (6) $10,000 Main Event seats have been awarded to Minnesota players!
  • Over $338,865 and counting..seats, air/hotel packages, and other bonus prizes have been awarded to Minnesota players since 2005!! This does NOT include prizes given away at nightly events, regional events, and other miscellaneous prizes. This is major prizes only!!!

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