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!

Champps-Eden Prairie Opening Night

Congrats to Greg Goodwin for taking 1st place at the opening kickoff tournament at Champps in Eden Prairie.  Greg finished off Travis Fransen with pocket aces in the final hand.  A lot of good prizes were handed out on the opening night, including a $100 worth of gift certificates, an MPL Tournament Home Edition chip set,  a set of Copag playing cards and other  various prizes, maxing out the allowable $200 value allowed by state law.   Weekly tournaments run on Monday nights at 7:30pm for the WSOP 12-week contest.

2007 WSOP League - 12 weeks to qualify

THE TOP TWO (2) PLAYERS AT THE MINNESOTA CHAMPIONSHIP WILL EARN TRIPS TO PLAY IN THE 2007 WORLD SERIES OF POKER!  Don't miss this opportunity to play at the Rio in Las Vegas for the 2007 World Series of Poker.  Jeremy Heller (Ruttles-St. Peter) and Dustin Gulbrandson (Depot-Alexandria, MN) earned their way into the 2006 WSOP Main Event last season, maybe you'll be the next?  Play your best during the winter months and perhaps you'll be rewarded with a seat in the biggest poker tournament in the world this summer!!!  You don't want to miss this opportunity.  Individual league champs will earn a medallion and bye to the state final.  The remaining top 20% qualify for post-season playoffs.  At the state final, the overall league champion will earn an entry to the main event ($10,000) of the 2007 World Series of Poker and the runner up will earn an entry to a preliminary event ($1,500).  Both packages include roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations.  In addition to the grand prizes, over $2,000 worth of consolation prizes will be given away at the state final.  "Are You All In?"  Good luck! 

It's A Stampede - MPL Championship

Greg Anderson from the Stampede Saloon &  Grill won the inaugural season of the Minnesota Poker League and an opportunity to play in the 2006 Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas!  Thanks to all players, spectators, and sponsors!  Special thanks to Playmakers Sports Bar for providing a great atmosphere and
prizes for the championship event.

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MPL 4-week WPT Championship Final Tournament Report

The Minnesota Poker League 4-week WPT Championship final tournament kicked off at 1pm at Hagge's Bar & Grill in Mapleton, ND.  66 out of 71 qualifiers made trip for a shot at winning the grand prize, a trip to Las Vegas plus a $2,500 buy in to the WPT Championship super satellite at the Bellagio in April.  T-Bonz Steakhouse (Perham, MN) and Torge's (Fairmount, MN) had the biggest showings in this tournament with 7 qualifiers each.

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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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