News and events from the North Dakota region. The original since 2005.
On a beautiful day in Bismarck, 126 players made their way from all corners of the state to battle it out for trips to Las Vegas and a seat in the FPN Poker Pro National Final. In the end, eleven (11) happy players earned their spot in Vegas and five (5) won airfare/hotel accommodations...
The top five: Dallas Felch (Mac's Place-Washburn), Nick Roerick (Bowler-Fargo), Georgia Miller (KC Hall-Jamestown), Dwayne Hanson (Bismarck VFW), Dwight Wangen (Old Town Tavern-Mandan).
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Daryl Braun from Jamestown, ND recently competed in the Sin City Showdown National Championship in Las Vegas. There were a total of 75 players from all over the US and the top ten received a buy-in into the following days WSOP event number 54. Daryl played some good cards and was able to make the top ten. Unfortunately the following day in the WSOP didn't go as well, but what a great experience. We look forward to seeing Daryl competing on the tables soon.
The 2011 World Series of Poker is underway and Mitch Schock from Bismarck, ND has made some early noise by making the final table of Event #6, a $1,500 Limit Holdem tournament. Mitch ended up finishing in 8th place for $19,856.
It happened again, as Peggy Howard from Larimore, ND scratched her way to the Poker Pro National Championship. It took her all seven attempts, but she nailed a straight flush with the seventh attempt. Peggy got the 6-7-8-9-10 of diamonds to win her spot in the National Championship and $200. We expect there are going to be a lot more winners yet to come, good luck!
Rick Barrett from Fargo, ND (screen name "Craziness") has won the last FPN Sin City Showdown National Final seat. Rick earned his game card playing at the Empire Tavern in Fargo, ND. Rick outlasted one of the largest fields in the monthly online championshpis (177 players) to capture the prize! Rick earned airfare and hotel and most importantly a seat in the national final July 2nd where 11 seats to the 2011 World Series of Poker are up for grabs! Unfortunately for Rob Anderson from White Bear Lake, MN screen name "Shooter_78" he came up just short of winning, but for his second place effort he won an iPod shuffle.