It had been three years since the last visit to North Platte, Nebraska for a state championship. The west side of the state was happy to showcase what they had to offer starting with a tag team freeroll on Friday night for people that drove up early. It was a beautiful Saturday unlike three years previous when 17 inches of snow was dumped on North Platte. Everyone was settled in for a long day of poker. All the usual faces were there.
It's been quite a year for the league's big winner of the original Poker Pro promotion. Brandon Dosch has made over $20,000 this year from tournaments he won entry from the Free Poker Network. Brandon won tournament buy-ins to the World Series of Poker, the Bellagio Five Diamond Classic, and coming up this weekend the Heartland Poker Tour. While in the WSOP Brandon cashed for $3,665 and at the Five Diamond Classic he took home $16,703. Brandon is also very familiar with the Heartland Poker Tour as back in 2010 he won a televised event and took home $40,601.
We wish Brandon good luck in Florida and look forward to hearing the results. Who will be the next poker pro?? We'll soon find out. Good luck all qualifiers for the Goldent Ticket final in Vegas!
Long time player Jim Buchite from Fifty Lakes, MN is the latest FPN Online winner. Jim won the October 1st tournament to qualify for the Golden Ticket National Championship on December 10th. Along with Jim's airfare allowance he has also won a free hotel stay at Harrah's casino. Jim will be competing with the other qualifiers in the National Championship to see who will become the new FPN National Champion and win the $10,000 poker contract.
The latest winner in our monthly scratch poker drawing for two pair or better was Diana Benson from the Sebeka Liquor Store in Sebeka, MN. Diana won week 2 in August to win herself a scratch poker card. She scratched off three queens in seven attempts and mailed in her scratch poker card. It was recently drawn and she is the newest winner to qualify for Las Vegas and the Golden Ticket National Championship on December 10th.
Playing free poker for Peter Hettwer (pictured left) just paid off in a big way. Peter is the latest perfect attendance winner and won himself a brand new I-pad 3. Peter showed up to the West Fargo, VFW all five Thursdays. It didn't matter how he fared in league only that he was there when his name was drawn. Congratulations Peter.