The first two of 25 Grand Prize winners from this summers Desert Heat promotion have been awarded. Congratulations to Jim Deuschel (pictured right) from Delta, Colorado as he won the state championship at Hoolie's Bar which was held on Tuesday, August 18th. Jim battled for four hours taking home the first place prize and became the first ever Free Poker Network winner from Colorado! A husband and wife couple Jeff Matthews and Dee Dee Mathews came in second and third, respectively.
The second winner to claim one of the Desert Heat packages was Josh Korbl from Thief River Falls, MN. Josh outlasted a field of 116 players and won the first of two online championships on Sunday, August 23rd. To qualify for the online championships make sure to redeem your Desert Heat gamecards on our online software.
A big congratulations goes out to Erin Schussler from Lonsdale, MN who cashed in event #51 at this years WSOP. She played great poker for two days and outlasted over 2,500 other players. Erin won $3,036 and ended up taking 196th place. Altogether in the event there were 2,781 players in the event.
Erin was one of our eight winners from last summers Vegas Invasion promotion and used her buy-in in event #51. Erin set league history as she was the first ever grand prize winner in FPN's history to cash in a WSOP event. Way to go Erin!!!
Mitch is playing today (6-23) in the $2,500 Omaha Hi-Low split 8's or better. He is set up on our twitter page and will be making tweets from the tournament so we can follow along. Click here to follow us on twitter.
Mitch has now cashed FOUR times so far in this year's WSOP! He made a big run at the final table of the H.O.R.S.E. event #31, taking 3rd place for $100k. There were 770 entrants, and a "who's who" list of poker pros.
Congratulations are in order for some league players who cashed in on the Heartland Poker Tour this past weekend at Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minnesota.
Free Poker Network players continue to thrive on the HPT as four of the televised six were regular league players. Free Poker Network players cashed for a whopping $64,290. Forty percent of the entire prize pool was won by people who have played and continue to play in our league!!!