Another $25,000 Summer Splash Series finalist has spoken! This mega series has a step structure for a reason. It is designed to allow only the best and most determined players into the championship. Simply making it to the championship game is a big win in our book, and the second place winner took home a $5,000 prize! A huge congratulations to Tincup83! Read about his journey to the championship below:

The Interview

Q: What is your screen name on NLOP?
A: Tincup83

Q: How long have you been playing poker?
A: About 20 years

Q: How long have you been playing NLOP?
A: Since 2006, It had a different sponsor back then, I think it was called Old Milwaukee

Q: Are you a VIP member?
A: I was originally, but since I live in Florida it was determined a couple years I could not be VIP. I believe it has changed since then

Q: How often do you play at NLOP?

A: Usually about five times a week

Q: How long did it take you to qualify for the Championship game?
A: A few months

Q: How did you feel when you realized you made it to the Championship?
A: Relieved (grin)

Q: How did you feel when you WON in the Championship?
A: Well, I actually came in 2nd. It was a great match and i was mentally drained

Q: Do you remember your winning hand?
A:I had AJ and four bet, The only other guy remaining came over the top and put me all in. Turns out he had pocket kings and when the flop came he hit the 3rd king. It was all over. The lead was going back and forth for over a half hour until that final hand. Congrats to him.

Q: What did you enjoy about the series, and what would you change if you could?
A:I love the format. don’t change it. Over all, how about giving an NLOP T-shirt or cap to any one hitting a Royal Flush?

In Conclusion

Congratulations again to Tincup83! Do you want a chance at becoming a NLOP series finalist and winning big cash? Currently, the $25,000 Winter Summit Series is going on. Win a Step 8 Qualifier on Wednesdays or Saturdays to get a shot at the championship game!