Minnesota Fantasy Poker

I’m working on a list of all the players who play major tournaments with any consistency in Minnesota to that people can play fantasy poker in Minnesota. I’m not advocating illegal gambling, I just think it would be fun.

Keeping track of a fantasy draft would be easy with twitter. Alternating picks via tweet for a regular draft, or if you were just drafting a group, or assigning some sort of salary cap, then using a hashtag would work fine. A tweet like –

I’ll take Kirby, Fox, Blake, Kou, and GStacks #FPCDRAFT

would cover the process of making an official record of your picks in a normal draft or a salary cap league. All we need for that type of league is a list of all the players who tend to play most bigger buy-in events. This would work fine for single large events.

For an entire tournament series the draft could be run the same way, but owners would be required to track their own players by checking results online. It wouldn’t be much work, and the possibility of sleeping a score from a member of your team would just be part of the game. I would recommend that anyone playing the events be required to own themselves on a team to prevent the possibility, as silly as it seems, of someone taking it easy on an opponent because they own them in a fantasy league.

I thought about assigning a salary cap number to each of the top 30 or 40 players, but I think the controversy would be a hassle and I don’t want people mad at me because I gave them a low salary cap number. If I can come up with a way to get some top players together to create salary cap numbers by voting then I could tell everyone that I voted for a higher salary cap number for them and avoid the hassle, but I don’t know if that will happen. I might be able to put up a poll of some sort on the site and let the public vote for salary cap numbers, but for now I’m going to avoid the salary cap idea completely.

All I need now is to complete my list of names and then I’ll put them on a dedicated page here on my site. Hopefully you, the reader, can help me with that. I didn’t want to list every poker player I could think of, because people may actually be drafting from this list and they won’t want to scroll through three hundred names to find the best players. I tried to include anyone who was a well known player, had strong results in the last year, or who plays all the higher buy-in events in Minnesota, but I am certain that I missed some people.

If I missed you, it’s not because I don’t think you are important, I just didn’t run across your name. If you think someone is missing from this list, please let me know in the comments. After a week or two I’ll reorganize it and put it up on a dedicated page where it will always be available.

Muneer ‘Moon’ Ahmed
Naz Al
Matt Alexander
John Alexander
Colin Anderson
Harry Behling
Steve Belland
Brad Berman
Blake Bohn
Rob Brerton
Todd ‘Sharkslayerr’ Breyfogle
DJ Buckley
Everett Carlton
Alan Carty
Hunter Cichy
Nesbitt Coburn
Cory Cove
Bill Criego
Adam Dahlin
Sam De Silva
Andrew Dick
Jeremy Dresch
Dan Dykhouse
Nate Fair
Jeff Fielder
Mario Filippi
Nate Franklin
Leo Fussy
David Gonia
Judd Greenagel
Tom Hammers
Jordan Handrich
Sam Hanson
Lance Harris
Ryan Hartmann
Tony Hartmann
John ‘GStacks’ Hayes
Blair Hinkle
Ryan Hohenstein
Mario Hudson
Matt Hyland
Ed Janezich
Roger Johnson
Mike Kachan
Renee Kessel
Matt Kirby
Jared Koppel
Steve Krogness
James Lawrence
Tony Lazar
Steve Lillehaug
Peixin Liu
Eric Loehr
Tyler Loney
John Lutgen
Ben Marsh
James Meehan
Todd Melander
Bryan Mileski
Hank Mlekoday
John Morgan
Molly Anne Mossey
Josh ‘Rooster’ Oien
John Olson
Bill Perpich
Jeff Petronack
Christian Pham
Tony ‘2putts’ Phaysith
Mike Pickett
Mark ‘PokerJoker’ Powers
Reg Powell
Bharathan Pulluvalil
Tony Purgoyne
Vladimir Revniaga
Heidi Roggenkamp
Brady Roth
Steve Rouse
Mark Sandness
Mike Schneider
Jason Seitz
Jason Sell
Jason Senti
Gennady Shimelfarb
Brian Soja
Anthony Soluri
Tom Stambaugh
Lee Surma
Bob Van Syckle
Kou Vang
Burke Veazy
Tim Votava
Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace
Sara Watts
Robbie WazWaz
Robby Westrom
Matt Williams
Mike Wilmes
Darrell Windingstad
Wade Woelfel
Erick Wright
Adam Younis
Brian Zekus
Adam Zych



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  1. #1 by Fox on September 23, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    Rooster doesn’t play a lot of tournaments, but if you were choosing for personality your team is a super strong!

  2. #2 by robowolfman on September 22, 2013 - 8:39 am

    i would take
    Todd Breyfogle
    Brian Soja
    thinking that would be a pretty decent team

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