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.
Thousands of hands of poker were played over the Spring and Summer sessions to determine the top league players in Minnesota for the HPT Dream Package promotion. After the regional playoff round, a total of 227 players had qualified for the state final at Shooting Star Casino looking to qualify for one of the 20 (plus 1) seats up for grabs for the exclusive national final. The day was filled with lots of great poker including the main tournament as well as a 2nd chance side tournament for a last chance qualifier.
Jay Brustuen from the Morris, MN area has been drawn for the perfect attendance. Jay showed up all four weeks and pointed in three of them for second place. Jay has won himself 100 chances at $1,000. We will be sending Jay out 100 scratch poker cards to try his luck!
This weekend at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, MN FPN will hold the Minnesota State Championship which is the lLARGEST state championship we hold. Altogether there are 227 qualifiers from all over the state. There will be 20 new state champions this weekend. All twenty 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.
Amy Hagen from Morris, MN recently turned in a straight flush she scratched off. Amy was able to scratch the 6-7-8-9-10 of spades off in seven attemps. Amy is now qualified for the HPT Dream Package National Championship on November 15th and has won $200 towards her trip. Way to go Amy!