Back To Back Aces?!?

7 250/500 50

We got word that last level Tyson Maxon, who hails from Bismarck, North Dakota, was sitting on around 10,000 chips, then the poker player’s dream happened.

He got dealt Aces, and succeeding at doubling up with them.

The very next hand, he got dealt Aces again.  And again doubled up with them.

He now sits with a real comfortable 47,000 chip stack.

Cary Muscles a Pot

7 250/500 50

An early position player opened to 1200, the button called, and Ken Cary in the small blind reraised to 4250.  The original raiser called, and the two went heads up to the flop.

K♥ 8♣ 5♣ came out, and Cary moved his last 10,000 all in.  After 10 seconds, his opponent mucked, to which Cary flashed an A♣ to half of the table.

His stack now sits around 17,000.

3 Way All In Action

6 200/400 50

A big pot was brewing at tourney table 4 as Matt Hamilton was all in for his last 3250, Mark Wiszek was all in for about 6000, and a third opponent who had them both comfortably covered.

The flop was K♦ 9♥ 4♦, and now the 3 had to discard.  Hamilton paused as he declared he had a tough decision, before making a discard.

Up came the three hands.

8♣ 8♦ for Wiszek, Q♠ J♣ for the 3rd player, and Q♦ 5♦ for Hamilton.

The turn was a low diamond for Hamilton, and the river bricked out thus giving Hamilton the main pot, and Wiszek what remained in the side pot.

After the hand, Hamilton revealed that he had discarded a king. Def a tough decision when you know with 3 cards it’s very possible someone can have AA or AK!

Matt Hamilton: 10,000
Mark Wiszek: 4,500

Iverson and Hayseed Tango

5 150/300 25

Michael Iverson opened UTG to 1050, and got called by the highjack, and CO who often goes by “Hayseed,” as well as the BB.

Flop: 5♠ 3♥ 4♣

Checked to Iverson who wagered 1200, the highjack folded and Hayseed moved all in for about 6300. The BB mucked, and after 30-60 seconds of deliberation, Iverson opted to make the call, leaving him a couple thousand left.

Players discarded, and it was Iverson in the lead with A♦ A♥ against Hayseed’s 8♣ 8♠. The T♥ on the turn and 2♣ on the river secured a knock out for Iverson as his chip stack has grown to 19,750.

Assorted Chip Counts at the First Break

Sean Pickering: 46,000
Krisann Evoli: 40,000
Rodney Colson: 19,000
Dan Edwards: 15,000
Howie Garren: 15,000
Scottie Kunkel: 14,000
Bridgette Field: 14,000
Matt Hamilton: 7,000
Robert O’Connell: 2,500.

We have 172 entrants already, with lots of laughs and smiles across the field! Awesome! Players will be playing 150/300 25 after the break, with another four 20 minute levels of registration allowed. All PIFT tournaments this year allow 1 entry and up to 3 re-entries. Today’s event players start with 10,000 chips.

Snyder Scores a Triple

4 100/200 25

A big pot was brewing as 3 players went to the flop with Mike Snyder all in preflop. There was already 9000 in the middle to a flop of 8♦ 3♦ 2♥, in which a player in the big blind moved all in for his last 2500 or so. Kelly Day folded to the all in, so Snyder and his opponent were left to discard a card and reveal their hands.

It was Q♦ J♦ for the BB, and Q♠ Q♥ for Snyder. He faded the 2♣ turn, and got to breath easy when a harmless 3♠ was the river.

Mike Snyder: 9000


3 75/150 0

We got there on the flop to see 4 way action for about 450 a piece preflop.

Flop: Q♣ T♥ 5♦

Both blinds checked to our UTG+1, Brett Hueckman, who bet 2,000.  All folded to the BB, Nicola Evoli who made the call.  Both players then discarded a card.

Turn: 9♥

After a brief hesitation, Evoli moved all in for about 5,000.  Hueckman quickly mucked his cards.

Winning this pot brought Nicola Evoli back to around a starting stack of 10,000!

Hammers Spills The Beans

2 50/100 0

Benjamin Valder limps UTG, Trenton Bean raised to 1200, and it folded to Tom Hammers in the SB who moved all in for about 6,800.  Valder mucked, and Bean made the call.

Flop: 9♥ 8♥ 3♣

Both players made their discards, and the cards were revealed:

Bean: Q♣ Q♥
Hammers: K♥ 3♠

The turn was a J♣, and the river paired the 8 to knock out Hammers and vault Bean up over 17,000!

McKnight’s Kings Boat Up

1 25/50 0

McKnight’s Kings Boat Up

We ended with 3 limps to the button who raised to 350, and took a flop 5 ways.

Flop: 4♦ 5♥ 4♣

It checked to a player in the high jack who bet 300, Dave McKnight called, as did the button, small blind and big blind.

Turn: K♦

The highjack again bet 500, only to be raised to 1700 by McKnight.  The button called the 1700, everyone else folded including the original better, heads up to the river!

River: 9♠

McKnight bet 2500, the button called, and McKnight’s black kings were more than enough to ship the pot!  He has built his 10k starting stack up to about 16,000.

July Summer Series Featuring PIFT is HERE

Greetings friends!  This page will be the headquarters for your updates all weekend long as we play down to a winner in 3 separate one day tournaments in fantastic Canterbury Park, located in Shakopee, MN off of hwy 169!

Main Events:
Event #1: Friday, July 20, 6pm: $80 NL “Crazy Pineapple”
Event #2: Saturday, July 21, 11am: $250 NLHE “Winners Shown”
Event #3: Sunday, July 22, 12:30pm: $100 NL “Crazy Pineapple.”

Thursday, July 19, 6:30pm: $65, 20% receiving transferrable seat vouchers to Saturday’s $250 NLHE “Winners Shown” (satty played as “Winners Shown!”)
Friday, July 20, 12:30pm: $65, 20% receiving transferrable seat vouchers to Saturday’s $250 NLHE “Winners Shown”  (satty played as “Winners Shown!”)

ALL three tournaments benefit Ronald McDonald House – Upper Midwest, with ~5% of the prize pool going to them.  See the structure sheet for specifics.

Three lucky winners are going to walk out of this weekend taking home these beautiful looking trophies, will one of them be you?


There are a few weekend road closures/events to be aware of:

  1. I494 will be shutting down/lanes closed almost all weekend, per the city of Bloomington’s website:
    We recommend figuring out alternative routes if you typically travel I494 through Bloomington.  This could include taking 62 to 169 south, 35W s to 13, to 169, or taking back roads through Bloomington to Old Shakopee Road that hits 169 south are all possible routes.
  2. Warped Tour is at Canterbury 11am-9pm on Sunday, July 22.  This means that our Sunday tournament that starts at 12:30pm will likely have tricky parking at Canterbury, so plan accordingly and allow yourself a few extra minutes to arrive to Canterbury and get inside!


Lastly, while you wait for this weekend’s events to get underway, why don’t you check out our archived coverage from last fall’s two “Winners Shown” events we held at Canterbury Park, which benefited Second Harvest Heartland to the tune of $2,472.30.

Event 1, 9/9/17 at Canterbury Park: $450 NLHE “Winners Shown”
Event 2, 9/10/17 at Canterbury Park: $180+$5 NLHE “Winners Shown”