The River Rat Poker League based in Verndale, Minnesota has become a hot spot and must-do for northern Minnesota poker players. The league has grown substantially by word of mouth over the last couple years.
The home-based league typically goes off once per month and has been drawing good-size fields for some time. The league plays in sessions – which lasts a few months - where players can buy-in and accumulate points. They pool the money together and at the end of the session the players play for large buy-ins to big tournaments. Their starting chip stack for each player is relative to the number of points they’ve earned during that session.
Several well-known Minnesota players are regulars in the River Rat Poker League. Former MSPT & HPT Champion Matt Hyland and MSPT Champ StingRay Bendijo play often. Spring Poker Classic Champion David Mandt plays as well.
69 players participated this past Sunday. Jody Wilson had to take 1st to oust Joel Smith for the River Rat Summer Session points championship. And she did!!
This upcoming Sunday the River Rat Poker League will be holding their Summer Session Championship where players will take their shot at FOUR - MSPT-Treasure Island Prize Packages. The Prize Package includes an $1,100 Main Event seat and 2 nights lodging at Treasure Island Casino courtesy of Treasure Island. Not only will those 4 great packages be available, the RRPL will also be awarding 7 – $250 MSPT Qualifier seats.
That means 11 of the 76 players who have qualified for the RRPL Championship will walk away with a sweet prize. The RRPL has become loyal followers of the MSPT and we look forward to seeing a large contingent at TI in a couple weeks!