The inaugural Fish with Chips tournament took place on Sunday January 27 with 75 buy-ins. The tournament ended in a 3 way chop by Twyla Bucholz, Keith Kemper, and Nathan Kiefert for $1900 each. Prairie Public Broadcasting which hosted the tournament was "very happy with the turnout on a stormy winter day." The survivor tournaments were also a hit with 70 entries into the 2 hour tournaments. The Fish with Chips tournament gave out more than $16,000 in prize money and raised over $2000 for Prairie Public Broadcasting.
Survivor tournaments are new to DPT. Let's take a minute to explain how they work.
A survivor tournament is an event where a player must simply survive a predetermined time limit. Example a $50 buy in gets you 4000 in chips. (table price can vary but we will use this as an example). The blinds start at 100/100 for the first hour. 100/200 for the second hour. You simple play for 2 hours and at the end of the 2 hours you will get $1 for every 100 in chips you have. Its that simple. You can rebuy if your below 20% of your starting stack. This is limited to $300 in any one tournament. Play will start when we have 5 player but players can be added for the first 15 minutes to a max of 10 players. After the first hour, no rebuys are allowed, but you can join a new tournament at a different table as they form. Its that simple, and DPT will run them at different entry fees to make them affordable to all bankrolls. It is a great option for new players to get their feet wet in an affordable way. These tournament will be available at many DPT events moving forward. So even if you can't play the main tournament of a weekend stop by and give them a try at any of our upcoming events.
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The first DPT event of 2019 was the Cowboy Up for Cancer event at the Knickerbocker in Hickson drew a crowd of 102 entries.
This is an event that was usually run on black Friday but has switched weekends to become the calendar year kickoff. A chop of the top 2 player gave them each close to $3000 cash. The event also raised almost $2000 for Cowboy Up for Cancer center, which donates to cancer centers such as Roger Maris Cancer Center. The final table was some familiar faces.
1st place chop: Kevin Meyer and Jesse Haddeland
3rd place: Ashely Hafdahl
4th place: Mark Reiniger
5th place: Brandon Scmidt
6th place: Nick Marts
7th place: Tony Somphet
8th place: Jim Odegaard
9th place: Penny Gronke
10th place: Andrew Ryan
The next DPT event is the new "Fish with Chips" tournament on January 27th at Dempsey's in Fargo.