News and events from the Nebraska Poker League

Nebraska Fall Spectacular State Championship Preview

Congratulations to the 82 qualifiers in the Free Poker Network’s Fall Spectacular Nebraska State Championship! Starting at 1 pm this Saturday, February 20th, these 82 lucky players will hit the tables at Norfolk’s The Depot for a chance to win a seat in our exclusive Fall Spectacular National Championship in Las Vegas—including an airfare and hotel package for three-nights in fabulous Las Vegas and a tournament buy-in to a WSOP Circuit Event at Caesar’s Palace.

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Nebraska Championship in North Platte

Dave SchuettLet it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!  An early fall snowfall blanketed the North Platte area, making this championship a memorable one.  Fortunately, a lot of players came in the night before to take advantage of the warm-up tourney where well over $200 in cash was given away. 

79 players from Nebraska qualified for this regional championship and the overall winner, Dave Schuett, a local player from the Touchdown Club, earned himself a $2,000 package to play in the televised Heartland Poker Tour Red Rock Casino main event, airfare, and 4 nights at the beautiful Red Rock casino this January.  Congratulations Dave!  (**Photo gallery updated**)

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Great Article about NPL

From the Columbus Telegram

Hold ’em or fold ’em.

That is just one of the many phrases or lines one is likely to hear during a game of poker, mainly Texas Hold ’Em.

Texas Hold ’Em has been very popular since the late ’60s but only recently has the craze hit Nebraska in an organized, state-wide form.

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Nebraska Players win 3 WSOP packages at finals

There were five qualifiers from the state of Nebraska that showed up in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino to play in the Party at the Palms National Championship.  On the line were 21 $1,500 packages.  In the end three of the five qualifiers from Nebraska were able to claim their own $1,500 package crowning themselves the newest of the Free Poker Networks champions.  They were Cole Zentner (pictured) from The Max in Wayne, Dave Jensen from Double T's in Columbus, and Charlie Woods from Stu's Bar in Hoskins.  


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5 NPL players win their spots at Party at the Palms

On Saturday May 2nd, 77 poker players from all over the state settled in for there chance at the Party at the Palms championship in Las Vegas.  The last five players remaining would claim one of the 50 spots at the Kingpin suite at the Palms casino with the top two winning $500 towards travel. 

Congratulations to John Harms (Eastside Cafe & Bar), Cole Zentner (Melodee Lanes & the Max), Charlie Woods (Stu's and the Max), Mike Summers (Legends), and Dave Jensen (Double T) John and Cole each won $500 towards travel.  They are your five Nebraska state champions and will face off against 45 other players from around the U.S. on June 28th.  21 of the 50 players at the Party at the Palms championship will win a WSOP seat the following day on June 29th.

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