Reigning National Champion Rob Maier has put one of his poker buy-ins he won in the FPN Rounders Nat'l Championship to good use, by making the final table of the recent MSPT Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN) event. Rob missed out on the first place prize of $109,000 but his final table showing paid $7,631. There were a total of 526 entrants. Rob was knocked out when his A-K went up against the all time MN all time money leader with over $2.7M in career earnings Blake Bohn's 10-10.
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The Minnesota state tournament for the Cash King promotion took place at Running Aces with 175 players in attendance. The top 30 advanced to the national series with the Top 5 players earning State Champion Trophy, guaranteed Main Event Seat, and a travel voucher. Congrats to all National Series Qualifiers: Ann Robb, Calvin Kessler, Chris Nelson, Christopher Urban, Danielle Spears, Dennis McBride, Gina Arvis, Greg Larson, Heidi Axelson, James Anderson, Jason Hauf, Jeanette Hatle, John Drewes, John Rottman, Jordon Meinke, Kenneth Hagel, Kyle Johnson, LeeAnn Wolff. Lester Hauglid, Marshall Strand, Matt Wolff, Michael Kline, Mike Mills, Mike Summers, Norbert Kreuzer, Paul Meyer, Quinn Olson, Rick Heinecke, Sarah Madison, Shawn Scott, Shawn Zuniga, Stephanie Daas, Tim Fisk, Tracy Husby, Tyler Peterson. The Top 5 State Champs were Adam Dullum, Chris Nelson, Chris Urban, Leeann Wolff, and Lester Hauglid. We look forward to seeing everyone in Vegas Feb 8-10th where someone will take down the $25,000 first place cash prize!