Joel Smith Wins $10,000 Main Event Seat and CASHES!!

Joel Smith from the Rockin Horse in Richville MN became the latest FPN National Champ (winning the "Vegas Vacation" promo) and went on to cash over $15,000 in the 2015 WOrld Series of Poker!

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Former Champ Joel Smith Scratches Straight Flush

Former National Champion and poster boy Joel Smith from Henning, MN was lucky enough to scratch off a straight flush!  Joel was able to find the 4-5-6-7-8 of diamonds to earn himself a shot at becoming the first ever two time National Champion and $200 in cash! 

Tim Kasper Scratches off 4 Aces!

Timothy Kasper from Albert Lea, MN recently turned in a scratch card with 4 aces.  He took all seven attempts, but he found all four.  Tim is now qualified for Nationals this winter.  Congrats Tim!

Rick Sathre Gets Lucky Not Once, but Twice

We recently drew for the two pair or better drawing for March.  The card that was pulled out had a pair of kings and five's.  We turned the card over to find out that the person that scratched if off failed to put any info on the back of the card.  It was completely blank.  So we drew a second one out and the lucky winner was Rick Sathre from Tower, MN.  Rick was the beneficiary of having someone turn in a blank card and then getting his card drawn. Congrats Rick you are heading to Las Vegas for the National Championship!

Dianna Cogswell Wins Seat at Nationals

Dianna Cogswell who plays out of Nana Chelle's in Bovey, MN was drawn for the February perfect attendance.  Dianna showed up all four weeks at Nana's by doing so she has won a spot at National this Summer.  We will be drawing for the March perfect attendance in a couple weeks.  Remember even if you are out of the points race there are many, many different ways to get qualified for Nationals!

Virginia Schenck Wins Spring Regional Tournament

Virginia Schenck who plays out of the Lakefield VFW in Minnesota last month won the spring regional online tournament.  Viriginia was the winner of the her regional in the southwest corner of MN to get qualified.  She then competed against all other regional winners and took them down.  It's only about a dozen person tournament so it's a very valuable opportunity to get qualified for the National Championship.  Make sure to keep that in mind with the upcoming regionals in October which most have been posted.  Congrats Virginia, see you in Vegas!

Minnesota Tradition Continues

  • OVer ninety (90) WSOP buy-ins including five (6) $10,000 Main Event seats have been awarded to Minnesota players!
  • Over $338,865 and counting..seats, air/hotel packages, and other bonus prizes have been awarded to Minnesota players since 2005!! This does NOT include prizes given away at nightly events, regional events, and other miscellaneous prizes. This is major prizes only!!!

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