News and events from the North Dakota region. The original since 2005.
Five players from North Dakota played some excellent poker at the National Championship this past weekend in Las Vegas to make it into the top 30 and win a $180 private HPT qualifier seat. Those five were Robin Halland from the M&J Saloon in West Fargo, Tim Jacobs from the M&J Saloon in West Fargo, Barb McFarland from Hooterville bar in Ruthville, Rory Rice from Hooterville bar in Ruthville, and John Sayler from the Bismarck AmVets. Unfortunately the next day in the qualifier they weren't able to win a main event seat, but still all of them played extremely well this past weekend.
You NEVER know who you will be sitting with when you play in the World Series of Poker! Allen Ollila from Liquid Assets in Dickinson, North Dakota (pictured right wearing hat) recently realized the new World Series of Poker champion, Ryan Reiss, looked a familiar! Little did Allen (or anyone else at that table) know the player to his right, Ryan Reiss ("Reiss The Beast" pictured left) would go on to become rich and famous, winning $8.4 million dollars being crowned the World Champion live on ESPN! Who knew?!!
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This weekend at the Valley City Eagles Club FPN will hold the North Dakota State Championship which is the second largest state championship we hold. Altogether there are 119 qualifiers from all over the state. There will be 15 new state champions this weekend. All fifteen people will qualify for the HPT Dream Package National Championship on Friday, November 15th at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in fabulous Las Vegas. As a bonus we will be doing a side game freeroll at 6pm for any busted players or spectators where we will give another National Championship seat away.
The Valley City Eagles Club was the site of the Dakota Poker League championship which featured over 120 qualifiers from all corners of the state of North Dakota. It was the first time an event was held in Valley City and the Eagles Club was a great host. The Sunday tournament featured the main event (top 15 players) and a 2nd chance tourney to qualify one additional player for a total of 16 players for the upcoming HPT Dream Package national final in Las Vegas on November 15th. Continue reading for the list of winners!
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Rory Rice from Minot, ND has just turned in four of a kind! Rory scratched off four aces to become qualified for the HPT Dream Package National Championship on November 15th at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. Way to go Rory!