Minnesota players made their mark at the World Series

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June was fantastic month for Minnesotans playing at the World Series of Poker with a constant stream of cashes and several final tables.
David Gonia of White Bear Lake made the first final-table appearance, coming on June 6 in Event 11 ($2,500 no-limit hold’em six-max) when he finished sixth in a field of 924 runners for $57,282.

Two days later Ante Up Poker Tour Midwest Championship winner Blake Bohn of Burnsville finished second of 1,819 for $281,049 in Event 14 ($1,500 NLHE). And just two days after that as Everett Carlton of St. Paul made the final table of Event 17 ($1,500 NLHE) Bohn tweeted, “Really hoping my good friend Everett can ‘one up me.’ He has been so good for so long!”

Carlton finished third for $224,455, continuing his streak of cashing in every WSOP since 2005.

A little more than a week later WSOPC champ Mike Pickett of Minneapolis finished eighth of 2,108 for $33,191 in Event 30 ($1K NLHE).

Bohn closed the month by finishing 16th in Event 47 ($111,111 One Drop High Rollers) for $208,968.

Minnesota players had more than 50 WSOP cashes in June showing that Minnesota is becoming a poker powerhouse.

— Email Minnesota Ambassador John Somsky at john.somsky@gmail.com.