Dakota Poker Tour is proud to announce the partnership with KFAN to create The Fan Poker Minute. This will be a weekly recap of winners, and details on upcoming events. Tune in to The Fan Poker Minute Wednesdays at 9:10a, 11:10a and 4:10p. This partnership will help grow local charitable poker events and put a spotlight on our great local talent in the poker community.
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.
The Free Poker Network is giving away three (3) $10,000 main event seats in the latest contest which runs through the Fall & Winter at area bars. Players can qualify a number of ways. Points reset every month and top players qualify for playoffs. The quickest and fastest way to get qualified for the exclusive championship tourney is to take a shot at the monthly VIP online. The monthly winner gets right in and there have only been a handful of players taking advantage of the opportunity. For a list of updated locations visit freepokernetwork.com. Some sites have nice incentives for playing, for example O'Leary's on Monday nights in Moorhead has been giving away up to $200 in cash to weekly winners.