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!
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!
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.
John Rottman from Maple Grove, MN found the first direct to Nationals winning gamecard. John received his winning gamecard at the Blue Fox Bar in Arden Hills, MN. There are a handful that were sent out at the beginning of the promotion. Each gamecard has a code on it and select few have special code that will qualify the person that enters it directly into the National finals this summer. Way to go John and make sure you use your gamecards as you could be as lucky as John and qualify directly for the National Championship.
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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Steve Lenz from Ottertail, MN who plays at the Hoot N Hollar was just drawn for the monthly two pair or better drawing. Steve scratched off a pair of jacks and a pair of sevens to get qualified. By getting his name pulled he is now qualified for the National Championship in end of June or beginning of July. Congratulations Steve!