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MN Online Profile: “JohnnyGstaks”

“JohnnyGstaks,” a 27-year-old from St. Paul, MN, according to PocketFives.com, has been tearing it up online over the last six months, specifically on Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet. Since last September, “JohnnyGstaks” has 15 cashes of at least $5,000, including victories in the Ultimate Bet $75k guaranteed ($19,875), the Full Tilt Turbo Fiddy ($10,384), the […]

MSPT Northern Lights info

Coming off a ridiculously successful Minnesota State Poker Tour event at Running Aces earlier this month, we’re pumped about the upcoming MSPT Walker event at Northern Lights Casino, June 9-13. You can view a full schedule of events by clicking here, as well as contact information for surrounding hotels (ask for MSPT reduced rates). The […]

April Magazine Feature: Q&A with FTOPs winner Lance Harris

In honor of Lance “kingping023” Harris nearly winning his second FTOPs event of 2010, check out the Q&A he did with fellow poker player Nate Avenson after his February FTOPs win — for $330,000. From the April issue of Minnesota Poker Magazine “King Pin” – by Nate Avenson February 15, 2010 was a sweet day […]

PHOTOS: Kevin Marcotte wins Canterbury 10th Anniversary Tourney

As part of its grand re-opening this month, Canterbury Park held a $550 buy-in Anniversary Tournament, drawing a 90-man field that included some of the state’s top players. The final three featured an odd trio — Kevin Marcotte, along with Sara and Danny Allgood. Marcotte prevailed, taking home the $15,750 first place prize. Sara Allgood […]

Lance “kingpin023” Harris finishes 6th in FTOPs #5

Lance “kingpin023” Harris, from Apple Valley, MN, finished sixth-place in Saturday night’s FTOPs event #5 — a $100 rebuy tournament with a field of 1,936 fighting for a chunk of a $600,000 prize pool. Harris, who won an FTOPs event in February for more than $330,000, earned $24,600 for his effort. First place paid $123,000. […]

Around the Country: Another final table for Carlton

Just a couple tidbits to report from around the country: – Everett Carlton, who won his first major title by taking down a WSOP Circuit event at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas last week, nearly won another Circuit event just four days later. Carlton finished fourth in another $500 buy-in event for $7,566. The event […]

Congrats to Liv Boeree — beer pong victim, winner of EPT event

Just wanted to send out a ‘congrats’ to Liv Boeree, who won the EPT San Remo event earlier today for 1.25 million euros. Bryan and I had a chance to play beer pong against Liv and her teammate Jon Friedberg in the 2009 Doyle Brunson Beer Pong Invitational. She was cool, and obviously attractive. Bryan […]

Alec Anderson reaches final table of Full Tilt $1 million

Alec “aabomb09” Anderson added $14,714 to his bankroll and another headline to his resume by finishing ninth in the Full Tilt $1 million guaranteed tournament last Sunday. Anderson, who won Canterbury’s State Poker Championship in April, 2009, has been ranked in the top 10 of PocketFives.com‘s Minnesota online rankings all year. Full Results: Full Tilt […]

Canterbury thrilled about launch, upcoming events

Canterbury Park finished a massive, three-month renovation of its cardroom on April 15. The grand re-opening coincides with the launch of a $100,000 free roll event (see back cover), and also the start of horseracing season in May. Canterbury managed to keep the card room operating on the second floor for three months, without disruption, […]

Free Poker Network Players Invade Caeser’s Palace

From FreePokerNetwork.com Twenty-three Free Poker Network players will be invading Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas this weekend as they take a seat in our Fall Spectacular National Championship event for a chance to win more than $12,000 in tournament buy-ins, including a grand prize $5,000 buy-in to the World Series of Poker Circuit Event! Last […]