Michael Ackermann from Lake City, MN Wins $10,000 CASH

Congrats to Michael Ackermann from Lake City, MN won $10,000 in the CASH KING promotion! He qualified for the national final by scratching off 4-of-a-kind on a Scratch Poker card. Weekly winners in the league get a chance to play the Scratch Card when winning any regular season poker tournament for a chance to win instant CASH and QUALIFY for Nationals!

Michael Ackermann from Port 104 in Lake City Turns Scratch Poker card into $10,000 cash

The national contest featured about 230 players from around the country that had qualified for a seat in various ways, mostly those who grinded out League Champ status or won through the difficult playoff system of regional and state tournaments. Ackermann bypassed all of that.

Approximately 50 locations in Minnesota participated in the Cash King promotion, and several Minnesota players placed in the Top 30. Port 104 hosts the league on Monday nights and have about 15-20 players on a regular basis.

Top 30 Players:

1st - Bob Tweten, El Roco, Grand Forks, ND $25,000

2nd - Michael Akermann, Port 104, Lake City, MN $10,000

3rd - Andrew Roberson, Mojo’s Yankton, SD $5,000

4th - Mike Weidenfeld Jr, Eagles Club, Norfolk, NE $1,500

5th - Ben Tesch - Thirsty Duck, Sioux Falls, SD $1,000

6th - Mike Chilarski - Eagles Club, Vermillion, SD $750

7th - Mike Mejia - Office Bar & Grill, Channahon, IL $750

8th - Terry Williams - Mojo’s, Yankton, SD $500

9th - Sue Bona - Black Sheep Bar, Orland Park, IL $500

10th - Rob Grubbs - Slammer’s, Fargo, ND $500

11th - Shane Frahm - Eagles Club, Wayne, NE $250

12th - Nathan Iverson - Beresford, SD $250

13th - Shawn Vargo - Log Cabin, Campbell, NY $250

14th - Greg Larson - Route 47, Fridley, MN $250

15th - Allan Ziemann - Bismarck Amvets $250

16th - Dave Johnson - PiG Dog Pub, Montgomery, IL $250

17th - Leonard Melgaard - 4 Mile Bar, Williston, ND $250

18th - Al Buhr - Denton Daily Double, Denton, NE $250

19th - Brandon Schmidt - The Bowler, Fargo, ND $250

20th - Jordan Meinke - Lakeside Bar & Grill, Isanti, MN $250

21st - Mike Bremer - Demma’s, Oak Lawn, IL $200

22nd - Jim Paskett - El Roco’s, Grand Forks, ND $200

23rd - David Beasley - McKinney’s Bar & Grill, Benson, MN $200

24th - Steve Reilly-Finch, PiG Dog Pub, Montgomery, IL $200

25th - Shawn Zuniga - Mounds Sports Bar, St. Paul, MN $200

26th - Jeff Flaten - Buddies Bar & Grill, Hancock, MN $200

27th - Russ Victoria - Q Bar, Darien, IL $200

28th - Rudy Duran - Time Out Hut, Lexington, NC $200

29th - Steve Kreps - O’Leary’s, Moorhead, MN $200

30th - Larry Hoffman, Eagles Club, Norfolk, NE $200

Minnesota Tradition Continues

  • OVer ninety (90) WSOP buy-ins including five (6) $10,000 Main Event seats have been awarded to Minnesota players!
  • Over $338,865 and counting..seats, air/hotel packages, and other bonus prizes have been awarded to Minnesota players since 2005!! This does NOT include prizes given away at nightly events, regional events, and other miscellaneous prizes. This is major prizes only!!!

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