News and events from the New York region.
Don Whitley from New York is one of the few handful of people who has secured his spot in the Vegas or Bust National Championship in end of June, beginning of July. At the Poker Pro National Championship we had a $65 buy-in tournament with an overlay of a seat into the next National Championship for first place. Don was able to win the tournament which also came with an $826 payday.
New Yorkers met for the FPN Poker Pro state championship and after it was all said and done the big winners were Ajay Bhavani from Murphy's Bar, Earl Hollenbeck from Jack's Family Restaurant, Don Whitley from Darby O'Gills, and Mike Gibowicz from McGillicuddy's. That brings the total NY contingent to 6 players who have qualified for the exclusive national final. Good luck!
Phillip Motell aka "PhilMo78" of Horsehead, NY was newest winner of the Free Poker Network. Phillip competed in the monthly FPN Online tournament on the first of every month and took it down to win his way to Las Vegas. Phillip wins a hotel stay and a check for airfare allowance in December. When contacted Phillip said he is, "Super Thrilled" to win and looks forward to going to Las Vegas! Make sure to keep redeeming your gamecodes as you could be the next big winner.
John Murphy has become the fifth scratch card winner. John plays out of Murphy's bar in Mineola, NY. He scratched off a straight flush 2 of diamonds through the 6 of diamonds to win. Not only is he qualified for the National Championship in December by hitting the straight flush he also won $200 in cash.
This past weekend in Tannersville, New York at the Spinning Room players from all over the state gathered to try their luck at qualifying for the Sin City Showdown National Championship. In the end the four lucky winners were Jack Carter, Martin Koschik, Colleen Swedish, and John Bauer. Both Colleen and John won airfare allowance and hotel packages for placing first and second respectively.