Michael Ackermann from Lake City, MN Wins $10,000 CASH

Congrats to Michael Ackermann from Lake City, MN won $10,000 in the CASH KING promotion! He qualified for the national final by scratching off 4-of-a-kind on a Scratch Poker card. Weekly winners in the league get a chance to play the Scratch Card when winning any regular season poker tournament for a chance to win instant CASH and QUALIFY for Nationals!

MN Qualifies 16 to Golden Ticket National Championship

On Saturday October 20th 206 poker players from all across the state of Minnesota came together at Running Aces Casino to see who the new 16 Minnesota Champions would be.  The size of the field at the Minnesota Championship is double what the size of the National Championship is so going deep and winning in Minnesota is quite a feat in itself.  It was an exciting day all the way to the finish and we have video of the bubble when we lost two people.


After we lost two at the bubble the final 16 were all qualified for the Golden Ticket National Championship.  We played down to the top seven as the top seven won the airfare allowance and hotel stay at Harrah's.  Congratulations to the new Minnesota State Champions:

16) David Larsen - Met Lounge - Morris
15) Amanda Mock - Ultim
ate Sports Bar - Waite Park
14) Tim Alberts - Parkers Prairie Liquor Store - Parkers Prairie
13) Lonny Sironen - Other Place Bar - Duluth
12) Sally Rottman - Blue Fox - Arden Hills
11) Ricky Heinecke - New York Mills VFW - New York Mills
10) Dustin Schrader - Dawn's Corner Bar - Dundas
9) Philip Fuehrer - Erick's Bar - St. Paul
8) Steve Rien - Tootsies/Rich's - Annandale
1) Jim Ellingson - Nicks Bar & Grill - Ottertail
1) Jason Dalrymple - Golden Valley VFW - Golden Valley
1) Tim Fisk - Brohers Bar & Grill - Rochester
1) Darlene Maday - Blue Fox - Arden Hills
1) James Muer - Silver Moon - Perham
1) Gene Halldorson - Kandi Bowl - Willmar
1) Anthony Thompson- Blue Fox - Arden Hills



Minnesota Tradition Continues

  • OVer ninety (90) WSOP buy-ins including five (6) $10,000 Main Event seats have been awarded to Minnesota players!
  • Over $338,865 and counting..seats, air/hotel packages, and other bonus prizes have been awarded to Minnesota players since 2005!! This does NOT include prizes given away at nightly events, regional events, and other miscellaneous prizes. This is major prizes only!!!

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