Long time league poker player Wayne Mart has become the first 2013 big winner. Wayne who plays out of Lincoln, Nebraska took down the first of the month FPN Online monthly tournament on New Years Day. Wayne beat out fellow Nebraska poker player Dave Nolan from Papillion for the victory. Dave has won a free VIP month on ZEN and Wayne is now qualified for the National Championship this summer.
The Gothenburg Times had a great article about Joe Shifflett that can be read here.
Joseph Shifflett from Maxwell, Nebraska is the latest two pair or better winner from the monthly drawing. Joe scratched off a pair of jacks and nines to get qualified. Joe plays out of Walkers Steakhouse in Gothenburg, Nebraska. Joe is now qualified for the National Championship in Las Vegas at the Mirage on December 10th.
Nebraska just pulled off the sweep of the Scratch Poker Drawing and Perfect Attendance Drawing. Matt Heron from the MVP Lounge in Omaha, NE got his name drawn for the perfect attendance drawing. Living only a shade over 100 miles from Matt, Shane Guill from Wakefield, NE was lucky enough to get his card drawn for the Scratch Poker Drawing. Both are the first players qualified for the 100 WSOP National Championship end of June beginning of July 2013.
It had been three years since the last visit to North Platte, Nebraska for a state championship. The west side of the state was happy to showcase what they had to offer starting with a tag team freeroll on Friday night for people that drove up early. It was a beautiful Saturday unlike three years previous when 17 inches of snow was dumped on North Platte. Everyone was settled in for a long day of poker. All the usual faces were there.