Players who enjoy poker nights hosted at Mable Murhpy’s and Z103 Bar & Grill in Fergus Falls have reason to be excited as one of their own, Travis Schumaker, was crowned National Champion after winning the Free Poker Network national final at the Stratosphere Casino in Las Vegas. Schumaker earned a $10,000 Heartland Poker Tour “Dream Package”, consisting of $2,000 cash, three (3) Heartland Poker Tour main event buy-ins, and airfare/hotel accommodations. Travis ran deep in the HPT Stratosphere event and cashed $7,702 for 15th place.
Just recently Karmin Miskowic from Sauk Rapids, MN turned in quad fours on a scratch poker card to be one of the first qualifiers for the current promotion "Vegas Vacation". Karen can now start making plans to be in Vegas this summer for the Vegas Vacation National Championship. Congrats!
We recently drew for the September scratch poker drawing and the winner was Jon Clausen from Montivedeo, MN with a straight 3-7. In case you missed last months winner it was Shelly Cincurak from West Fargo, ND who turned in two pair with 8's and 9's. The big winner on Sept. 1st on FPN online was James Maupin from Raywick, KY who took down the tournament. All three players have now qualified for the National Championship which is less than two months away!
Jeff Matzka from Wyoming, MN recently turned in a scratch card with a straight flush. Jeff scratched off the 5-6-7-8-9 of clubs in seven attempts. Jeff has won entry into the National Championship at the Stratosphere on November 14th along with $200. Congratulations Jeff!
FPN is sponsoring 2 bounties in this tourney, Twin Cities rep Robb Butcher and multiple-champion Nels Peterson. The bounty on Robb will be a seat in the upcoming MN State Tourney! Please come out and support this great cause!
National Champion Troy Demann is going back to Vegas very soon as he will sit down and play in the biggest poker tournament of the year, the World Series of Poker Main Event. Troy will sit down on Sunday at noon vegas time, 2pm Central time to test his luck and become the next instant poker pro. Follow along on our facebook page for updates on Sunday. Good Luck Troy and represent FPN well!