The young poker gaming community of Minnesota is rapidly developing; in fact, they introduced a new poker tour recently.
Check Shove Poker is organizing its inaugural poker event this week at Minnesota’s Running Aces Harness Park. The event will feature a Main Event with a buy-in of $750 and a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. The poker tour is just a small part of Check Shove Poker, which includes a lot of other poker excitement.
Hunter Cichy, the chief executive officer of Check Shove Poker, said: “Check Shove Poker is the first ever all-inclusive, one stop shop for everything poker. If poker players had to pick one website to use for all of their poker needs, we would like to be able to provide them.”
Check Shove is a combination of poker training material, coaching blogs, poker tours, and branding poker clothing, which both regular users as well as professional poker players can use.
Minnesota is not new to poker tours. Just before Check Shove Poker, the state has witnessed popular regional tours such as the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) and the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT). Meanwhile, the local poker players have still retained their enthusiasm for national poker tours such as the World Poker Tour (WPT) and the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Cichy, however, says that Check Shove Poker stands in a class of its own. He said: “We use a tournament structure that plays every level, gives deeper starting stacks, and provides breaks more frequently in order to provide players the playability that they desire.”
In addition, the tour enjoys the support of widely acclaimed national as well as local poker players. Dutch Boyd, who has won the WSOP bracelet thrice, is a member of Team Pro with Jeremy Dresch and Todd Breyfogle, the local players. All these three pros will be taking part in the tour events.
Check Shove Poker comprises six tournaments in 2015 and 12 tournaments in 2016. Cichy has expressed hopes that the poker community of Minnesota will grow with Check Shove Poker. He said that the tour “expects to not only bring the existing poker community together through our partnership with other sites, but also to help to increase the size of the poker community through our welcoming poker training experience.”
The tour will begin on Monday and conclude with the Main Event on Sunday. The schedule can be viewed on the official Check Shove Poker website.