The $25,ooo Summer Splash Winner has spoken! The National League of Poker’s major championship game played on 9/25/2022 and was one for the books. 45 players worked the step system and won a Step 8 Qualifier and were able to play for the $10,000 first place prize. We talked to our first place winner, Sam1Chips to get the scoop on his experience, from how he made it to the championship to his winning hand!

The Interview

Q: What is your screen name on NLOP?
A: Sam1Chips

Q: How long have you been playing poker?
A: Since 2011!

Q: How long have you been playing NLOP?
A: Since 2018

Q: Are you a VIP member?
A: Yes!

Q: How often do you play at NLOP?
A: Occasionally – I like to play the ring games, and will always circle the big series events on my calendar!

Q: How long did it take you to qualify for the Championship game?
A: Not very long fortunately – I won the Step 8 on March 30th so I had my ticket locked up for a while

Q: How did you feel when you realized you made it to the Championship?
A: Excited

Q: How did you feel when you WON in the Championship?

Q: Do you remember your winning hand?
A: I won KK v AJ heads-up for like 95% of the chips in the play. After that my opponent was left with only a couple of big blinds and I was able to get the win from there!

Q: What did you enjoy about the series, and what would you change if you could?
A: I love the idea of having a step qualifying series with varying buy-in levels so that all players are able to have a chance to qualify into the Championship!

Statement from Sam1Chips: “NLOP is a fun site to play poker and win real cash prizes!”

Current Events

Well Sam1Chips, we definitely agree with you there! Here are some of the current specials and prizes on NLOP. First things first, our current series: the $25,000 Winter Summit Series is underway, marking the 10 year anniversary for NLOP’s step structured poker series! Step 8 qualifying games take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 8PM ET. Winning one of these Step 8 games is the only way to secure a spot in the championship!

A $1,000 Thanksgiving Freeroll is playing this Thursday 11/24/22 at 6PM ET. NLOP is thankful for all of our awesome players. Please enjoy this XL free roll on us! With Thanksgiving comes the inevitable Black Friday, and as this article is being published players can save up to 40% OFF in our biggest sale of the year!

Speaking of the biggest things to hit the site, our largest standalone game is back and playing this Sunday! A $5,000 High Roller is coming to NLOP on Sunday 11/27/22 at 6PM ET. Players who register 24 hours or more in advance can receive 10% of the token buy-in credited back into their account after the game!

Congratulations again to our awesome Summer Splash Winner! See you at the tables!