Michael Ackermann from Lake City, MN Wins $10,000 CASH

Congrats to Michael Ackermann from Lake City, MN won $10,000 in the CASH KING promotion! He qualified for the national final by scratching off 4-of-a-kind on a Scratch Poker card. Weekly winners in the league get a chance to play the Scratch Card when winning any regular season poker tournament for a chance to win instant CASH and QUALIFY for Nationals!

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

Minnesota State Championship- King Slayer


Saturday November 16, 2019 Players from all over Minnesota gathered at Running Aces to take part in the MN State Championship. 230 players qualified, 53 earned double stacks. 184 players registered looking to qualify for Nationals in Las Vegas. 28 players qualified through the main event and Tracy and Rob qualified by winning the 2nd chance Tag Team tournament. The top 5 players also received travel cash! 14 players qualified as alternates!

Do you want to see Quinn Olson dressed in his best Ace Ventura Tutu?? Quinn is hosting a food and clothing drive, and he has committed to dress in the tutu at nationals in Vegas if he reaches his goal of collecting/donating 2000 articles of clothing and food. Quinn has also gotten some sweet donations to raffle away. For more information and details, check out his Face book page.

The fields keep growing and getting to tougher former National champ Joel Smith and his fiancee Nikki both qualified for Vegas AGAIN!!!! The poker power couple have gone to Vegas twice a year for the last 5 years, with one or both of them qualified!

You may have also seen Nels Peterson hanging around. Nels has not had much time to play, but he still has love for FPN, Nels and is a proud papa, his son, Tyler Peterson qualified for state, but came just short of his golden ticket. Nels daughter, Emma Peterson is currently point leader at Danny's dugout, for the world series or bust promotion. His kids have some big shoes to fill as Nels is a 6 time state champ and a nationals champ. Nels said that he will still be Vegas at Nationals to support his FPN family.

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Cash King Qualifiers for Minnesota

Free Poker Network's Cash King qualifiers from MinnesotaThe Minnesota state tournament for the Cash King promotion took place at Running Aces with 175 players in attendance. The top 30 advanced to the national series with the Top 5 players earning State Champion Trophy, guaranteed Main Event Seat, and a travel voucher. Congrats to all National Series Qualifiers: Ann Robb, Calvin Kessler, Chris Nelson, Christopher Urban, Danielle Spears, Dennis McBride, Gina Arvis, Greg Larson, Heidi Axelson, James Anderson, Jason Hauf, Jeanette Hatle, John Drewes, John Rottman, Jordon Meinke, Kenneth Hagel, Kyle Johnson, LeeAnn Wolff. Lester Hauglid, Marshall Strand, Matt Wolff, Michael Kline, Mike Mills, Mike Summers, Norbert Kreuzer, Paul Meyer, Quinn Olson, Rick Heinecke, Sarah Madison, Shawn Scott, Shawn Zuniga, Stephanie Daas, Tim Fisk, Tracy Husby, Tyler Peterson. The Top 5 State Champs were Adam Dullum, Chris Nelson, Chris Urban, Leeann Wolff, and Lester Hauglid. We look forward to seeing everyone in Vegas Feb 8-10th where someone will take down the $25,000 first place cash prize!

Michael Ackermann from Port 104 in Lake City Turns Scratch Poker card into $10,000 cash

Michael Ackermann wins $10,000 in Free Poker Network's Cash King National Championship

On an otherwise uneventful summer Monday night last June, Michael Ackerman was at Port 104 Bar in Lake City and decided to go ahead and play cards in their weekly poker night. There were 16 players. Michael ended up winning the night. As part of the poker night promotion, weekly winners got a chance to play a “Scratch Poker” card for a random chance to win cash and a seat in the Free Poker Network’s national final. Sure enough, Michael scratched 4-of-a-kind, good for $200 cash and a seat in the “Cash King” national championship in Las Vegas, a Freeroll finale with $50,000 in cash prizes up for grabs.

Ackermann made the best of that opportunity.  

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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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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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