On Oct 15th Michael Carnes (far left) and Kip Koch (second from left) were the big winners, with Charlie Woods (second in from right) and Larry Hansen (far right) also securing their spots in the FPN Poker Pro final on December 3rd. Ironically going into the tournament Michael Carnes had already solidified his spot in the National Championship by making 4 of a kind on a Scratch Poker card earlier this season. Now with his big win at the Nebraska State Tournament he will have a double stack at the national final!
On Saturday October 1st Kathy Westman (kwest1962) from North Platte, NE was the latest winner to qualify for the Poker Pro National Championship on December 4th. Along with her seat in the National Championship she won airfare allowance and a hotel stay at Harrah's Casino in Las Vegas. Ironically Kathy went heads up against Jeff Henne (idahored) who also hails from North Platte, NE for the win. For his second place effort Jeff won himself an I-Pod Shuffle. There is still one more online chance to qualify for the Poker Pro National Championship on November 1st, make sure to be using up your gamecards.
Jeff Miller from Omaha, NE is no stranger to winning and he has proved that multiple times now. Jeff is a former champion from the first Destination Las Vegas promotion and now joins an elite group of two time champions. Recently Jeff took on 74 players in Las Vegas at the Sin City National Championship, but was able to outlast them all winning the recognition of being FPN's new National Champion. Jeff also won a buyin to WSOP event number 54 and the WSOP Main Event! He will hold the title for the next six months and will have one gigantic trophy to remember his experience.
Recently Jeff Miller from the MVP Lounge won the Sin City Showdown National Championship and on July 24th the MVP Lounge hosted the Eastern Nebraska Regional. If you have attended your regional you know there have been scratch cards that have been given out. The MVP Lounge must be one lucky place right now as Michael Carnes from Wayne, NE scratched his way to Las Vegas at the Regional. Michael got quad 4's in seven attempts to become the fourth scratch off winner!