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Player of the Year Update

WOW!  What a race!  John Alexander and Nate Fair have been playing sensational poker this year, battling for the top spot in the MNPokerMag Player of the Year race.  Alexander has led most of the way with Fair constantly on his heals.  Fair again has put pressure on Alexander by winning the Wednesday $230 this […]

Farmington man’s poker success is more than a lucky streak

By: Michelle Leonard, The Farmington Independent Odds are, Jared Hubbard has one of the more unconventional jobs of anyone in his Farmington neighborhood. He plays online poker for a living, and he plays it well. Sometimes, for a change of pace, he’ll sit in on a couple of live games. Chances are, he’ll do pretty […]

The Fight: A Rundown of the House Hearing on Internet Gambling

By:  Jessica Welman | October 26, 2011 – Bluff Magazine Tuesday, online poker got to spend some time in the spotlight in Washington DC as the House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing weighing the pros and cons of legalizing and regulating online gambling in the United States  and the pro-poker bill HR […]

Kari Davis is FPN Minnesota State Champion

The Free Poker Network’s Minnesota “Poker Pro” State Championship was held today at Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus, MN.  A field of 274 players qualified to participate to be crowned State Champ. The final 13 players all get the opportunity to play in the exclusive National Championship in Las Vegas against other FPN players […]

Alex Johnson wins $500 Hallow-Scream Tournament

Players began the Hallow-Scream tournament at noon Saturday and Alex Johnson wrapped it up just before 3 AM Sunday morning.  126 entries/re-entries entered the $450+$50 tournament to earn their share of the $50K+ prize pool. Johnson steam-rolled through the final table until 3-players remained.  In an instant Johnson went from clear chip leader to short […]

MNPokerMag’s Jocelyn takes over as Valkyrie Quarterback

Minnesota Poker Magazine and Mid-States Poker Tour’s Jocelyn Bendijo will be the field general for the Minnesota Valkyrie LFL team when they take on the Chicago Bliss at the Target Center on November 19th.  Jocelyn took over as quarterback in the 2nd half of the last game versus the 2-time defending champion LA Temptation a couple weeks […]

Reminder: Nightmare Hallow-Scream Tournament (Tomorrow)

Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus, MN will be hosting a Nightmare Hallow-Scream Tournament on Saturday, October 29th.  The tournament will begin at Noon, players will receive 20,000 chips and 40-minute blind levels.  The buy-in will be $450+$50. Players are also eligible to earn FREE tickets to Nightmare Hallow-Scream Park and Candy Splash Pots! Entries […]

MSPT at Canterbury Park Schedule now available

The Mid-States Poker Tour will be arriving at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN for the 3rd consecutive year December 7-12, 2011. The MSPT was launched at Canterbury Park in December of 2009 so its always sentimental going back. The 2010 MSPT at Canterbury Park was won by 2010 WSOP November-Niner Jason Senti! To view the […]

Diamond Jo Iron Man Poker Tournament this Saturday

This Saturday, Oct. 29th at 11AM is Diamond Jo’s Iron-Man Poker Tournament.  The buy-in is $150 for 40,000 in tournament chips.  The Staff bonus is $10 for an additional 10,000 in chips.  There will be no scheduled breaks for this tournament.  The tournament will start with a max of 50 players with alternates being seated for the […]

Minnesotans place well at WSOP Circuit Event – Horseshoe Hammond

Several Minnesota poker players made the trip this past weekend to Hammond, Indiana where the Horseshoe was hosting a WSOP Circuit Event.  The big draw was that they guaranteed a $1.5 Million prize pool for the $1,600 Main Event.  A total of 8 players cashed in the Main Event, Chris “Fox” Wallace and Everett Carlton […]