Schneider wins Canterbury Park’s FPC main event

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Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., had a nice turnout during its 12th Fall Poker Classic (Oct. 6-21) as Mike Schneider won the main event for $63,759 after a long heads-up battle with Alex Klatte, who took home $35,851 for second. Schneider is a poker instructor for CardRunners and is known as one of the top limit hold’em players in the country. His largest win was for $1 million when he won the Party Poker Million in 2006.

When asked how important this win was to him, Schneider said: “This is probably No. 2 behind the Party Poker Million win. This one matters a lot because it’s my hometown and the most prestigious event in the state of Minnesota. It’ll be great whenever I go to Canterbury to see my picture on the wall.”

Schneider had a great series, winning $9,894 for defeating a field of 68 in the $550 H.O.R.S.E despite never having played stud or razz before.

Scott Leininger won the Player of the Series award, earning 120 points for a second, fourth, sixth and 11th in the first 14 events. This earned him entry into the main event. Erick Wright took second with 102 points and Everett Carlton third (88).

ULTIMATE OVERLAY: Canterbury Park’s Ultimate Overlay Tournament took place Oct 1-4 as a warm-up to the Fall Classic.

Jeffrey Petronack took down the $22,000 first-place spot, outlasting 750 players. The $100K prize pool was paid to the top-100 finishers.

— John Somsky is the Ante Up Ambassador for Minnesota. You can email him at john.somsky@gmail.com.

Fall Poker Classic, Canterbury Park, Oct. 6-21

Event 1 • $340 NLHE
Entries: 337 • Pool: $98,067
Nicholas Welu, $24,417
Event 2 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 275 • Pool: $40,012
Tamir Ilcafass, $9,965
Event 3 • $230 NLHE
Entries: 249 • Pool: $48,306
Erick Wright, $ 12, 028
Event 4 • $340 NLHE
Entries: 185 • Pool: $53,835
David Marlow, $13,996
Event 5 • $230 O/8
Entries: 156 • Pool: $30,264
Robert Stebbins, $7,870
Event 6 • $550 H.O.R.S.E.
Entries: 68 • Pool: $32,980
Mike Schneider, $9,894
Event 7 • $340 NLHE
Entries: 208 • Pool: $60,528
Jeffrey Taylor, $15,736
Event 8 • $550 NLHE
Entries: 177 • Pool: $86,703
Harlen Miller, $22,320
Event 9 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 240 • Pool: $34,920
Maxwell Bergquist, $8,699
Event 10 • $230 NLHE
Entries: 167 • Pool: $32,398
Jason Wille, $8,421
Event 11 • $230 NLHE
Entries: 140 • Pool: $27,160
Adam Laskey, $7,062
Event 12 • $340 NLHE
Entries: 167 • Pool: $48,597
William O’Hara, $12,635
Event 13 • $550 6-Max
Entries: 111 • Pool: $53,835
Justin Thurlow, $15,074
Event 14 • $550 NLHE
Entries: 146 • Pool: $70,810
Jason Christy, $18,412
$1,100 Main Event
Entries: 264 • Pool: $256,080
Mike Schneider, $63,759
Event 16 • $340 NLHE
Entries: 42 • Pool: $12,222
Jeff Skiba, $4,521
Bonus 1 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 269 • Pool: $39,139
Igor Komarov, $9,748
Bonus 2 • $120 Seniors
Entries: 226 • Pool: $21,922
Nicolette Henkel, $5,700
Bonus 3 • $120 Ladies
Entries: 105 • Pool: $10,185
Rebecca Scott, $2,851
Bonus 4 • $230 Stud
Entries: 56 • Pool: $10,864
Caroline Lundstrom, $3,259
Bonus 5 • $175 LHE
Entries: 96 • Pool: $13,968
Jonar Tolentino, $3,910
Bonus 6 • $175 Mix
Entries: 81 • Pool: $11,786
John Bovin, $3,300
Bonus 7 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 250 • Pool: $36,375
Blake Bohn, $9,052
Bonus 8 • $175 NLHE
Entries: 232 • Pool: $33,756
Brian Kallhof, $8,776
Bonus 9 • $175 O/8
Entries: 78 • Pool: $11,349
John Fruechte, $3,179
Bonus 10 • $120 NLHE
Entries: 219 • Pool: $21,243
Josh Owens, $5,523