Two weeks after his son, Matt Alexander, took down the Heartland Poker Tour event at Shooting Star for $48,000, John Alexander nearly captured a Minnesota State Poker Tour title — eventually settling for third place $15,936.
“Johnny A,” as he is referred to around the local tournament circuit, is a regular at Canterbury Park and Running Aces Harness Park. He has cashed in two out of the three MSPT events so far.
Aside from winning the HPT event, Matt Alexander also nearly took down the 2008 Fall Poker Classic Main Event championship. He finished 4th for $19,133, behind tournament champion Nasir Alkhatib ($84,184). Matt also has two career World Series of Poker cashes.
A good time to be a poker player in the Alexander family these days.