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Player of the Year Update

Action definitely heated up during this past week among the Player of the Year leaders.  Dave Mandt scored a victory in the Spring Poker Classic Main Event which was also his 2nd final table in a $1,000 event in 2 months.  Typically that would be enough to have him well on top of the POY leaderboard except […]

Bar League Standings

Minnesota Poker League     Sin City Showdown Winter Session Leaders as of 3/29/11             Player   Points 1 David Wilts   3,443 2 Terri Fulton   2,415 3 Rick Stafki   2,411 4 John Rottman   2,406 5 Jennifer Wilson   2,089 6 Steve Muench   2,071 7 Jolene […]

David Mandt wins Spring Poker Classic Main Event

This last week for the first time Running Aces ran their Spring Poker Classic which consisted of a series of events from Wednesday thru Saturday and concluded with the $1,100, 2-day Main Event that began Saturday evening. The Main Event drew 109 entrants (including rebuys). On Sunday night the pot was eventually chopped 4-ways with your […]

Billionaire Steve Wynn Makes Big Online Poker Bet With PokerStars

By Nathan Vardi (The Jungle) http://blogs.forbes.com/nathanvardi/2011/03/25/billionaire-steve-wynn-makes-big-online-poker-bet-with-pokerstars/?partner=fbwall In a dramatic move that will forever change the online poker landscape, billionaire Steve Wynn has announced he is joining up with PokerStars, the world’s biggest online gaming company, to establish a strategic relationship that aims to regulate online poker in the U.S. “We are convinced that the lack […]


I don’t think I ever considered just how disgusting the poker table can be.  I did, however, witness something a few nights ago that made me contemplate the very close quarters at the table and the very easy transfer of grossness from one person to another. An older gentleman was involved in a hand.  It […]

Diamond Jo Special Events

April 1 / 7 PM:  $140 Step 3 Qualifying Tournament (1 in 10 players win a seat to the $1,100 MSPT Main Event on April 9) April 2 / 11 AM:  $115 1st Saturday Tournament (Start with 6,000 in chips, $10 staff bonus for an additional 2,000 chips) BAD BEAT (TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS) / 7 PM […]

Short- and Shorter-Handed

I was playing 8-16 late one night, and our table had become short-handed.  There were only five of us.  Typically I enjoy playing short, as I feel I do a good job making the necessary adjustments for a smaller game, and that my opponents generally do not.  Aggression becomes all the more vital at a short-handed […]

Bar League Standings

Minnesota Poker League     Sin City Showdown Winter Session Leaders as of 3/22/11             Player   Points 1 David Wilts   3,403 2 Terri Fulton   2,375 3 John Rottman   2,143 4 Rick Stafki   2,075 5 Jennifer Wilson   1,964 6 Jolene Hasselfeldt   1,911 7 Peter […]

Reminder: Spring Poker Classic Started Wednesday

LOCATION: Running Aces Harness Park, Columbus, MN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 Noon – Bounty Tournament $100 Bounty + $100+$25 6 pm – Second Chance $100+$15  THURSDAY, MARCH 24 10:30 am  – Ante Tourney $50+$10 2 pm – Qualifier $220+$20 6 pm – Second Chance $100+$15 FRIDAY, MARCH 25 Noon – No Limit Tourney $500+$50 3 pm […]

Jeremy Dresch wins HPT Shooting Star

8:00 PM Update:  In an unsurprising event, Jeremy Dresch captures his 3rd HPT title.  Dresch has made it a habit dominating HPT fields, this time pocketing $47K.  Congrats! At last count yesterday evening 164 players entered the HPT at Shooting Star event.  They played down to the money last night which is the final 30.  They resume […]