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Factory worker wins $1.35 million WTP pot

Discussion in 'Casinomeister's Poker Room' started by Ian_go, Oct 31, 2006.

    Oct 31, 2006
  1. Ian_go

    Ian_go Dormant account

    keeping the peace
    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 You must register/login in order to see the link.
  2. Oct 31, 2006
  3. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

    fish n chips promoter
    Albuquerque, NM
    awesome story!

    although that's just enough money to get into trouble and since he's already living with his girlfriend, methinks his troubles have just begun :what:
  4. Oct 31, 2006
  5. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

    Girlfriend of 6 years? Living in HER parents basement? How ghetto can you get??? lol

    At least they can move out now.
  6. Oct 31, 2006
  7. liquidsoap

    liquidsoap Dormant account

    my self
    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. :)
  8. Nov 1, 2006
  9. Ian_go

    Ian_go Dormant account

    keeping the peace
    LOL :D


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