This weekend at Running Aces casino FPN will hold the Minnesota State Championship which is the largest state championship we hold. Altogether there are 254 qualifiers from all over the state. Since Minnesota is the largest participating state there will be 20 new state champions this weekend. All twenty people will win a WSOP buy-in on June 30th and participate in the National Championship on June 29th where they will have the opportunity to win a $10,000 Main Event WSOP Seat. 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.
Bonnie Heidecker from Rich's Bar in Annandale, MN has been drawn for the February perfect attendance drawing. Just by showing up all four weeks at Rich's Bonnie was automatically entered and won 100 scratch poker cards. She will have 100 opportunities to win $1,000. Good luck Bonnie!
The Minnesota State Championship date has been set for Saturday, April 27th. The championship will be at Running Aces in Columbus, MN. The tournament will start at noon with registration beginning at 11am. Keep in mind that the state of Minnesota changed their laws up a bit and we no longer have to reset the tournament. It will play from the start to the end all in the same room.
Dave Flachmeyer from the Hutchinson Elks lodge night came up aces recently. Dave won a gamecard and scratched off four aces in seven attempts qualifying himself for the 100 WSOP National Championship at the end of June. Way to go Dave!
In case you missed it over the weekend on our facebook page, Matt Wolff from Willmar, MN lucky streak continued. At his regional he received a scratch card and proceeded to scratch off a straight flush. This qualifies Matt for the National Championship and is the third time he won this way. Last promotion Matt was the first person ever to scratch off a Royal Flush with an A-10 of hearts. This past weekend he almost did it again, Matt had the A, Q, J, 10, 9, and 8 of hearts missing out on another royal flush by not finding the king. However, the Q-8 was good enough to earn him $200 and a spot in the National Championship in Las Vegas this summer. A couple years ago Matt was also lucky enough to find four of a kind to qualify him as well for a National Championship.
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