Bob Tweten, League Champ of the Spring session at El Roco in Grand Forks, one of the ORIGINAL players dating back to the early days of the poker league (has at least 54 all-time wins in the league since 2007), beat THE BLIZZARD and 230 national qualifiers to take The CROWN, The TROPHY, and The CASH.
What a weekend.
In a streak of bad luck for everyone involved, The Blizzard of 2019 turned in to a serious threat to the Cash King National Championship. Flights were cancelled. Roads were closed. Players throughout the upper Midwest flying out of Chicago, Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, Fargo, and Grand Forks, and possibly others (?) dealt with serious delays or cancelled flights. For the majority of players in the league, just getting to Vegas was a win. We heard story after story about players and their nightmarish travel situations, many doing whatever it took to get out of town, including driving in blizzard conditions.
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Congrats to Paul Larson from Moorhead, MN beat out 8 other people on the VIP Monthly tournament on Jan. 26th to win his spot at the Main Event Mania - Main Event and $200 towards travel. Jim Hornbeck from Sioux Falls, SD scratched off 4 of a kind (four 5's) to get qualified for the Main Event as well. Perfect Attendance Drawing winner was Sue Perleberg from Aberdeen, SD (National Series qualifier). 2 Pair or Better Drawing winner was Harry Dingman from Coon Rapids, MN (National Series qualifier). Next month perfect attendance and 2 pair or better drawing winners will earn $100 gift cards on Amazon.com! To keep up with monthly winners, and what you can win, check this page: Latest Winners