News and events from the North Dakota region. The original since 2005.
tournament...90 players started the 2-day event. Despite a 5000 starting
chip count & 1/2 hour blinds, 3 players were finished in the opening round! The play was fast & furious and it was obvious that everyone who made it this
far was playing to win. Larry Ristvedt (Elks, Fargo) got off to
a great start, as did Jeff Neiber (Trophy's, Wahpeton). Many
league champs including overall points leader Casey Asche (Playmakers,
Fargo) couldn't get anything going and fell early in the tournament...
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2004 WSOP Champ Greg Raymer visits Bismarck
Dakota Poker League members get opportunity to meet, play cards with
world champ! We had a great time meeting Greg Raymer and the other
poker industry movers and shakers including Allyn Jaffrey Shulman
(Card Player Magazine), Lee Jones (Poker Stars) and Nigel Payne
(Paradise Poker), among others. All were present to support the
internet poker bill. However, HB1509 & HCR 3035 were defeated.
(Pictured: Brook Lyter, Jason Drake & Greg "Fossilman" Raymer)
Photo by Greg Lang-Heartland Poker Tour.
Heartland Poker Tour Bonus Tournament Wrap Up
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Heartland Poker Tour
Season 1 Underway
8/15/05 | The Heartland Poker Tour is scheduled to broadcast
its first season beginning October 1st. The tour
will air an hour-long show on cable networks Fox
Sports Net-North & Comcast, as well as
several local television stations in the region. Having experienced their production first hand, I can
tell you the show is well produced and should be a big hit. Recently I made the final table for the first show and took 5th place. The tournament was held at Jackpot
Junction in Morton, MN. Dakota Poker League is working with the Heartland Poker Tour founders, Greg Lang & Todd Anderson (Fargo) to
sponsor satellite tournaments for members of Dakota & Minnesota
Poker Leagues. For details and a complete list of events, visit the Heartland Poker Tour website.
3 Dakota Poker League players make final table at Heartland Poker Tour
Event in Thief River Falls, MN.
| Congratulations to Clayton Lilleby (Playmakers), Chad Ransom (M&J Saloon), and Dana
Mjoness (Bucks-Fargo-host). All three
made the final table at the recent HPT event at Seven
Clans Casino. We're looking forward to
seeing the three on TV!
Clayton Lilleby took 2nd and cashed $11,166!
Chad Ransom (pictured above) celebrated his
birthday with a 5th place finish and $4785. Dana Mjoness finished 6th and took home $3988.