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.
Recently at the Vegas or Bust National Championship in Las Vegas 99 players from 19 different states competed to see who the new FPN National Champion would be. On the line were eleven seats in the World Series of Poker Event #59, a $1,000 buy-in and a $10,000 Main Event Seat to the overall winner. While the overall winner was Janet Casey from Delaware (the first ever female FPN National Champion) two Minnesotans were able to win a WSOP seat into Event #59. Troy Menke (pictured left) from Jackson, MN came in fifth place and Thomas Root (pictured right) from St. Paul came in ninth. Congrats to both Troy and Thomas for winning a WSOP seat.
Scott Miller from Annandale, MN is the latest winner from the Free Poker Network. Pete Bushey drew this months scratch poker winner for any two pair or better. Scott is now qualified to participate in the Golden Ticket National Championship. Watch the video to see it all happen.
Niles Short just turned in a scratch poker winner with four jacks to make him the last qualifier for the Vegas or Bust National Championship field. Niles scratched off the four of a kind at JC's Corral in Dilworth, MN this past Monday.
Andrew from the home office drew May's perfect attendance drawing and congratulations to Jeff Walke from Jumping Jacks in Isanti, MN. By getting drawn Jeff is now qualified for the Golden Ticket National Championship all by showing up at his bar. This summer we have some great prizes we are giving away which include a camcorder for June, a TV for July, and an iPad 3 for August.
Back on March 1st Christy Christensen from Hutchinson, MN won the FPN Online monthly tournament to win his way to the Vegas or Bust National Championship. Three short months later on June 1st, Christy screen name "ChristyPoker" was able to outlast a little over 80 people again punching his ticket to the Golden Ticket National Championship this winter. Christy almost went fishing on Friday, but decided to stay back to play the tournament and leave on Saturday. By doing so he caught a free trip to Vegas, good job Christy!