Global Poker Tournament of Champions Winner Goes LIVE!5 months ago
'Play one, win one' was Global Poker Eagle Cup winner Richard 'QuietLion' Brodie’s philosophy – and he can make that play two, win two now having taken down the Tournament of Champions title last weekend – a $5k package to a live tournament his biggest score to date!
The US-facing site had gathered the best of the best from its recent successful Eagle Cup series, winners and runner-ups from each event playing off for a share of the $10,000 in prizes on offer.
Brodie, a former Microsoft programmer - the first to work on the company’s iconic Word program back in 1981 – took his seat courtesy of a victory in the Medium Main Event, after which he stated:
“I got that big Eagle Cup Trophy; I love it, it’s fantastic!”
There was even better to come, even though Richard wasn’t even sure what his prize was when he scooped the Tournament of Champions title!
As he now knows, it’s a $5000 package to represent Global Poker in a live poker tournament of his choice, which includes travel and accommodation expenses.
“I got lucky… I kept winning every all-in!” he says of his dramatic victory, the weekend player grateful that the biggest tournament of his life was on a Sunday, and adding: “I play the weekend tournaments during the day, which fit in with my schedule better. Fortunately the Tournament of Champions was at 11am on Sunday, so I was able to play.”
His love of the online game was sparked after seeing a friend play on TV, explaining that:
“It took me a few years to get to be a winning player… I’ve found most success in the tournaments.”
On his choice of Global Poker, Richard states:
“I like Global Poker’s focus on recreational players, it makes it fun; there are lots of fun people who like playing rather than hard-core pros you might see on other sites and makes it a more enjoyable playing environment.”
“I think the Global Poker site is easy to use. I use the Pro-mode, which opens up the games in different windows”, Richard explained his thinking behind the Eagle Cup and Tournament of Champions double. “The fact that to be in with a chance of a place in the Tournament of Champions you only need to play one, win one is great,” he says. “Even second place gets a ticket. Obviously I won so I’m a big fan, but it’s super nice. There’s still incentive to play if you haven’t won yet.”
Richard hasn’t yet decided where and when he’ll be using his fantastic $5k prize yet, but it looks most likely to be early in 2019 – the winner and the team at Global Poker working together to find the perfect tournament.
Will it be a case of ‘play three, win three’ for the enthusiastic poker lover? We’ll let you know when it happens!
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