Win Fox’s Money!

Let’s play a game…

I’m going to pick five poker players for the $1,100 main event this weekend at Canterbury Park. You can pick five players as well, and if your team wins, AND beats my team, you win 1% of my action in the tournament. First place should be around $80,000, so you could win $800 in this challenge with no investment.

The Basics

  • You can not choose any of the members of my team
  • One entry per person
  • Entrants must tweet their picks and include my twitter handle @foxpokerfox in the tweet before the start of Day 1A.
  • Entrants must also tweet “Everyone should follow @foxpokerfox on twitter” before the start of Day 1A

My team consists of myself, Matt Kirby, Blake Bohn, Kou Vang, and Ryan Hartmann. In the event that one or more of these players does not play, my alternate is John Hayes. All six of these players are off limits for your picks in this contest. You don’t get an alternate. Tough shit.

That’s it. If you finish with the highest score, including beating my team, you win 1% of my winnings in the event. If you finish with the highest score, but I don’t cash in the event, you win a Running Aces t-shirt and a gold* Running Aces card protector.


All players who cash in the event will earn points for their team. Points are determined by subtracting the player’s finish position from 51 and then doubling it. So (51-FP)*2 = points. If you pick the winner, that person will be worth 100 points. Second place will be worth 98 points. Only players who cash will earn points. In the event of a tie, the 1% prize will be split among the winners.

I will announce my score once all of my players have finished. You will have to calculate your own score, and tweet it including my twitter handle @foxpokerfox, within 48 hours of the end of the event if you think you have beaten me. In the event of a dispute I will make the final decision as to prize distribution.

Some Thoughts

If it looks like I have taken all of the good players, check out the list in this blog post and you will see that there are an awful lot of good players left to pick from. Sure, I stacked the deck in my favor, but I can do that since I’m offering a free roll. A team like Lance Harris, Everett Carlton, Matt Alexander, Todd Breyfogle, and Erick Wright stands a very reasonable chance of beating me, and that’s just a quick bunch of names off the top of my head. There are probably at least 20 players that are in the same league as the players I chose for my team, so I think there is a good chance that someone will beat me, though it depends on the number of entries.

The Fine Print

This contest is void if it is illegal in the state of Minnesota. I would be very surprised to find out that it is illegal, but just in case. In no way should anything in this blog post be construed to mean that I will be giving away more than 1% of my winnings. One entry per household. I reserve the right to cancel or modify this contest any time before the start of Day 1A just in case things go sideways for some reason.


*gold colored

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