News and events from the North Dakota region. The original since 2005.
Recently at the Vegas or Bust National Championship in Las Vegas 99 players from 19 different states competed to see who the new FPN National Champion would be. On the line were eleven seats in the World Series of Poker Event #59, a $1,000 buy-in and a $10,000 Main Event Seat to the overall winner. While the overall winner was Janet Casey from Delaware (the first ever female FPN National Champion) three North Dakotans were able to win a WSOP seat into Event #59.
Paul Larson (pictured) from the Fargo area just missed out on the Main Event in an over hour long heads up battle with Janet for second place. Stuart Paulson from Langdon came in third and respectively Alex Aemisegger from Bismarck finished in eighth place. All three won a $1,000 WSOP buy-in the following day.
As part of his Poker Pro contract, National Champion Brandon Dosch from Fargo, ND recently flew to Las Vegas to compete in two World Series of Poker events. Unfortunately the first event #38 didn't go so hot as he lost in a coin flip, but his second event he played in #43 he made it to day two and ended up in the cash. Brandon finished 160th place and took home $3,665. This was Brandon's fourth career cash all from buy-ins provided by the Free Poker Network. Brandon's life time cash earnings now exceed over $60,000!
Michael Kliniske from Buffalo, ND recently won the FPN Online winter regional championship. Michael took down the Jamestown-Valley City-South regional back in April qualifying him for the winter regional championship. Each player that won a regional throughout the network received a certificate to play in this exclusive tournament. There were only 42 given out. Those 42 people competed for a seat into the Vegas or Bust National Championship which includes the airfare allowance and free hotel stay.
Friend of the league Mitch Schock from Bismarck, ND is back at the 2012 World Series of Poker. Fresh off his bracelet win last year, Mitch made his first cash of this years WSOP. Mitch took 27th place in event number 31 a $1,500 buy-in no limit holdem event. For his 27th place finish he earned himself a cool $19,000.
League player Jim Scherer who plays out of the Bison Turf was the lucky winner in the April's perfect attendance drawing. For just showing up at the Bison Turf in Fargo, ND all four weeks in April, Jim won 100 scratch poker cards. Jim and his wife furiously scratched off the tickets before league play, but 100 was a lot to go through so he even gave some to everyone that showed up last night to help him.
May's perfect attendance drawing will before a seat into the Golden Ticket's National Championship. Don't miss out.