News and events from the Nebraska Poker League

Is playing in the WSOP Main Event on your bucket list?

I can tell you that, yes, it's on mine, but I did not think I would ever get the opportunity to play unless I won the lottery. I just can't see shelling out ten grand of my own money to play. So when I won the FPN National Championship tournament, Pete asked me, do I want the cash option or the seat in the WSOP main event, it was an easy answer. Of course I'll play!

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Champion David Kalet hits the $$$CASH$$$

National Champion David Kalet has made it through World Series of Poker Main Event day 3 and is now in the cash.  The least amount David can win is $15,000, but hopefully he can get some double ups and keep going for more!  David had kind of a rough day 3 when he got tangled up with a couple big stacks.  The first hand he had A-K of clubs when the flop came with two clubs, but couldn't catch the third one.  The other one was he had his Aces cracked against the big stack when the flop came Q high.  The big stack kept betting into him as David was trapping him, but unfortunately the river came a 6 to give the big stack two pair and crack his aces.  They played an extra hour last night until the bubble burst and in that hour David was stingy and just absorbing the blinds folding good starting hands like K-J and A-Q until it finally broke. He is sitting with 64k and will be starting day four with a 1k ante and blinds at 3k-6k.  Wishing him some quick double ups!


David Kalet Wins Colossus Poker Gods Promotion

David Kalet from Norfolk, NE is the new FPN National Champion!  David had one heck of a promotion as he went into the National Championship double stacked.  David was a Nebraska state champion to get qualified for Nationals.  Shortly after that he bested everyone online and was the tournament of champions winner to receive his second stack.  He parlayed that into becoming making his way to the final table which he eventually took down.  David is the reigning champion for the next six months and will alway hold the title of Colossus Poker Gods Champion. 

David Kalet makes it to day 3 in WSOP Main Event

Current National Champion David Kalet is in Las Vegas and taking today off after making it through day 1 and 2 in the World Series of Poker Main Event.  He has played 12 hours each day grinding his way through the field.  His first table had former WSOP Main Event winner Jerry Yang on it.  Day one didn't start off too well as David was down to 10-12k from his starting stack of 50k.  Things weren't going well and he was card dead.  After he got down he was playing pretty tight and fought his way back to 25k.

David picked up A-Q and raised a bigger stack who had been re-raising the whole table all the time re-raised David.  Thought he was trying to push him around again David moved all in.  The bully actually had a hand of pocket kings.  Luckily for David he caught an ace on the flop.  As David said to us, "He made a bad move at the right time".  After he doubled up he was at around the original starting stack to end day one.

As day two started once again things were slow and he grinded his way to 70k picking up hands here and there.  Then a little bit before dinner break David's table was busted and he moved into the TV room.  With his new table he started catching hands picking up good starting hands and hitting trips with small pocket pairs.  At the end of day 2 FPN's National Champion sits at 232,700.  David said he appreciates all the support and he is having a blast.  Keep it up!!!

RIP Rodster

Yesterday the Free Poker Network lost one of our most instrumental poker league reps since the beginning after a long battle against cancer.  Rod "The Rodster" Lovig (50) from Norfolk, NE was one of the most avid players, friend, and poker enthusiast the game has ever seen.  Since the beginning days of the Nebraska Poker League Rod was a huge success all over the state in signing up new bars and making friends along the way with anyone who had a passion for sitting at the tables.  He traveled across the state including SD and Iowa to expand the league and the game as best he could.  He would constantly be at every league game he could making sure bars were promoting the game correctly and making sure players knew when and where to be.  He would pile players into his car and drive 50 miles just to play in a league game.

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