Jordan Sleen wins the 2024 FPN Vegas $100,000 World Championship for $25,000

Jordan Sleen

For the third time in a row he is patron of Billy’s Corner Bar & Grill in Minnesota that won Free Poker Network (FPN) Championship. Early Monday morning, Jordan Sleen took it off 2024 FPN Vegas $100,000 World Championship At the Golden nugget in downtown Las Vegas to win the trophy and $25,000.

The event had 388 qualifiers and a prize pool of $100,000, making it the largest FPN championship ever. The qualifying event had 36 paid spots, with the minimum price being $720.

The final table included second place Joseph Fischer ($15,000) from Illinois, Wisconsin Dale Hjelmgren (3rd – $8,100) and Delaware Gary Lance ($4 – $5,000).

FPN Vegas $100,000 World Championship 2024 final table results

1 Jordan Sleen $25,000
2 Joseph Fischer $15,000
3 Dale Hjelmgren $8,100
4 Gary Lance $5,000
5 Wendy Adamczyk-D’Andrea $4,300
6 Christopher Nelson $3,400
7 Brian Lilly $2,600
8th Brad Bellman $2,170
9 Jeff Gab $1,750

Reigning Master Joel SmithAnother Billy’s Corner Bar & Grill regular, who last year won the 2023 FPN Chasin’ Bracelets National Championship for $11,500 and his second FPN title, made it into the money but was eliminated near the final table bubble on the 11th place.

Joel Smith
Joel Smith

“It’s really great because we won the championship for the third time in a row,” said Sleen in a winner’s interview. “We had five winners tonight including Joel Smith, the reigning champion. It was a very good week for all of us.”

World Championship action

It took more than 13 hours to crown a winner as the field of 388 qualifiers slowly narrowed. Players eliminated before the awards ceremony include: Sean Faden, Brian Kauffunger And PokerNews’ own Chad Hollowaywho also qualified for the event Connor Richards took sixth place in the tag team event.

One of several blind all-ins cost Holloway his stack, while Richards managed a run in the money before that PokerNews The editor and live reporter was eliminated in 21st place for $800.

The last two tables went quickly as usual Jim Obos, Todd Edmonton And Mick Alm were eliminated. Phillip Doer previously fell to tenth place in the final table bubble Jeff Gab went out in ninth place for $1,750 as his ace-jack was eliminated by Sleen’s ace-queen.

Sleen relaxed Brad Bellman, Brian Lilly And Christopher Nelson were eliminated and he also stayed out of the way Wendy Adamczyk-D’Andrea And Gary Lance hit the rail.

After reaching the three-handed game, Sleen was eliminated Dale Hjelmgren to start his heads-up battle against Fisher with the chip lead. Heads-up play didn’t last long as both players had their chips in the middle, with Sleen holding king-jack and Fisher holding pocket sevens.

Joseph Fischer
Joseph Fischer

It looked like Fisher would double before a king on the river gave Sleen the winner as the board confirmed he had covered his opponent.

As he celebrated his victory, Sleen noted that he only had to deal with the record-breaking field of “eight at a time” and wondered what to do with his newly acquired $25,000.

“Pretty good, will probably be useful – if it gets me out of the casino.”

Jordan Sleen does a winners interview with FPN
Jordan Sleen does a winners interview with FPN

*Main photo courtesy of FPN


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