Factory worker wins $1.35 million WTP pot


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May 7, 2004
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. A pair of twos turned out to be enough to win a 27-year-old Oshawa man $1.35 million early Monday morning in the final hand of the World Poker Tour's North American Championship.

Soren Turkewitsch, a factory worker living with his girlfriend of six years in her parents' basement won a marathon final table in the $4.8-million tournament, held at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.

Five Canadians and one American started playing the final table at 5 p.m. Sunday and it wasn't until Turkewitsch's opponent Jason Sagle went all-in at 12:50 a.m. Monday that the tournament finally came to an end.

Sagle, convinced his ace-five combination would hold up, put all his chips on the line, only to have a two come up on the flop that gave Turkewitsch a tournament-winning pair.

Turkewitsch ran over to his girlfriend Michelle Markov, who was in tears and gave her a hug, as if to say `life just got better.'

For all intents and purposes, Turkewitsch didn't enter the World Poker Tour thinking he would walk away with more money than some people make in a lifetime.

Why would he? He had never even played in a major poker tournament before.

"Never did I think I could win. It was just a chance to play poker," he said.

The avid recreational player came to Fallsview Casino Aug. 14 for a qualifying tournament, which cost him $90 to enter. He won that and then won
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Girlfriend of 6 years? Living in HER parents basement? How ghetto can you get??? lol

At least they can move out now.
Thats a pretty good story, but its things like this that turn gamblers into addicts. Just because he won tournament doesnt mean he will ever win another one again. I think tennis balls is right. :)

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