The Dakota Poker Tour Championship Freeroll is fast approaching as it is set for Saturday, May 19th at 12pm Noon at the Coaches Corner in Arthur (25 miles NW of Fargo). The Top 100 players in DPT points will be eligible to compete for over $3000 in prizes with 1st place winning a $1500 WSOP package and 2nd walking away with a $500 WSOP entry. The whole final table will win Dakota Poker Tour entries. This is on top of the $500 WSOP entry that the overall points leader will receive! We are running this tourney in conjunction with an "Accumulator" tourney. On Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 4pm and 8:30pm we will host a $100 total entry flight to qualify for the Sunday Main Event. There will be no direct entry to Sunday as you must qualify thru a flight. If you make it thru one flight, you can buy-in to a later flight to try to "Accumulate" more chips for Sunday. Check out the Tourney Listings page and FB event for more details!
The Fall Dakota Poker Tour schedule kicks off with a new tourney at the Harwood Grill & Saloon on Saturday, September 23rd. This is a 2-day tourney with a $270+30 entry getting you 50k in chips. The blind schedule will mimic the WSOP Main Event except that we will have 1 hour levels instead of 2 hour levels. Play begins at 11am on Saturday but registration will be open all day on Saturday and until play re-starts at Noon on Sunday. Players will bag up chips around midnight Saturday and 1st place is expected to be near $5,000 based on 60-70 entries. There are no add-ons or rebuys allowed. Hope to see everyone out there for the kickoff of our fall tourney schedule!
Jon Lattergrass of Fargo is the latest big winner in the Free Poker Network, winning a $10,000 "Top Gun Poker Package" which included $5,000 of tournament buy-ins (WSOP), hotel/air, limo pickup, dinner and show tickets for 2, and $2,000 cash. It was Jon's first trip to Vegas and he made the most of it. The final table was stacked with successful FPN players, including 2 previous nat'l champions. Jon earned his way to Vegas playing free poker nights at The Bowler.
The weekend included several cash tournaments with overlays to the next league championship ("Colossus Poker Gods") coming up in June with a $10,000 main event seat up for grabs. The event was held at the Golden Nugget poker room, which was packed all weekend due to the influx of over 100 FPN players from around the country. LeAnn Wolff from Fargo, ND just missed out taking second place and scored her biggest ever casino tournament win with $800. Laurie Kasper from Glenville, MN qualified for the national championship by taking down the "Last Chance" tourney the night before and $1350 for first place.