By Barbara Rogers
Only 25 minutes from St. Paul, Minnesota, a 2 day championship event, awaits poker players at the non-mythological fabled Canterbury Park. This would be the Fall Poker Classic main event. With a buy-in of $1,100, Day 1A falls on Saturday, October 19th. Day 1B begins Sunday at noon, same time as Saturday, with the finals continuing on Monday at 2 PM. Canterbury’s Fall Poker Classic in its entirety will run from October 5th-21st. Players will find something for everyone in the comfortable and spacious poker room. The kick off on the 5th at noon offers NLH, with a $300+$40 buy in and a $150+$25 NLH at 6:30, same day. The Seniors Event will be at 6:30 on Sunday with a $100+$20. On Monday, the 7th at 6:30 the Ladies No-Limit Hold’Em is $100+$20. Men, if you choose to play, your entry is $1000+$100. A 2 day HORSE event will start on Thurs, the 10th at noon with a $500+$50 buyin. Other notable events include: Omaha-8 (Limit) 6-Handed NLH, 7-Card Stud with plenty of affordable events in between.
Offering plenty of 1 table satellites and multi-table satellites, this is a very full schedule. To view in entirety, see CanterburyPark.com and for a hotel package at Mystic Lake, dial 800-813- 7349.
Michael Hochman, Sr. Director Of Casino Operations, and the “card club guy” listened to the player’s request from last years event. Thus, this year’s $1100 main event will have two day-1’s, additionally adding a PLO event and even agreeing to keep the HORSE and 6-Handed events every day. Canterbury will even run two concurrent “king of the classic” contests. Proving it pays to ask the popular “card club guy” Michael, players will be happy having both noon and 6:30 events daily. The biggest point earner for the noon events will win $4400.00 in tournament entries, including an $1100 PFC main event seat, and even a seat in each of Canterbury Park’s quarterly tournaments in 2014. The evening point winner will get a $1100 FPC main event seat. Michael indicated, making the main event a day 1 and day 2 start will draw a large field of players, with probably the best prize pool since 2006!
St. Paul, home to the Mall Of America, largest mall in the United States, is easily accessible by air and car. So much so, that plenty of Europeans and Asians fly in to St. Paul daily. Canterbury Park is close to the airport, located in the town of Shakopee. Poker Player’s own John Thompson, Art & Production Manager, the man who puts all the great pictures and articles together for you with great flair, used to live in St. Paul. He says it is a great place with lots to do and Minnesotans take having a good time very seriously. Playing and winning at Canterbury Park definitely falls into the category of having a good time!