Jimmy Hadley wins the 2023 RPT Casino State Championship for a spot in the Main Event

Jimmy Hadley

The Roughrider Poker Tour (RPT) Casino State Championship In North Dakota took place in late December and its payout created the largest prize pool in North Dakota poker history $221,680 to the 139 first place winners.

There was 1,304 entries in the RPT Casino State Championship Spirit Lake Casino & Resort, including 20 double qualifiers and two triple qualifiers. To have additionally $41,300 Once at the top, the event awarded a coveted seat in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event..

It was Montana’s Jimmy Hadley who won the main event spot and reached the best five figures of his career when he defeated Canada Henry Andersonwho settled for $21,400.

The third and fourth place finishers also received five-figure payouts Sam Fandrich ($14,500) and Josh Unruh ($10,700), while others were also present at the final table Lyle “Jiggs” Biegler (5th – $8,140), Paul Jain (6th – $6,000) and Steve Belland (7th – $4,650).

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RPT Casino State Championship final table results

1 Jimmy Hadley $41,300 + $10,700 WSOP Main Event seat
2 Henry Anderson $21,400
3 Sam Fandrich $14,500
4 Josh Unruh $10,700
5 Lyle “Jiggs” Biegler $8,140
6 Paul Jain $6,000
7 Steve Belland $4,650
8th Chad Weldon $3,490
9 Leo Leclerc $2,715

Other players who cashed in at the record-breaking event, which surpassed the previous record set a month earlier at the $1,000 buy-in Dream Chaser, were also among the other players Robert Urbatsch, Aaron Raap, Anthony Scarborough and bracelet winner Chad Himmelspach.

Final table
RPT Casino State Championship 2023 final table

Two big weekends are just around the corner

There will be plenty of poker action on the Roughrider Poker Tour in the coming months, including this Sky Dancer Casino Signature Poker Series takes place from February 8th to 11th Sky Dancer Casino & Resortwhich will include a $600 trophy event and four other events.

After that it will Frozen Frosty series takes place March 14-17 at Spirit Lake Casino & Resort. This series features five events, including a $500 Big-O State Championship and the $1,000 Dream Chaser II No-Limit Hold’em event.

Upcoming RPS events
Upcoming RPS events

Both the Sky Dancer Casino Signature Poker Series and the Frozen Frosty Series award $5,000 to the best performing player.

That’s further on the horizon Montana State Poker Championship in April, which is expected to generate the largest prize pool in Montana poker history.

For more information about the Roughrider Poker Tour, visit Roughriderpokertour.com.

*Photos courtesy of the Roughrider Poker Tour


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