Ever since the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker’s Main Event finale, the name “PlayinWasted” has been cropping up all over the poker scene.
“PlayinWasted” rocked up with a massive win after going the distance in this year’s 2013 WCOOP Main Event to take down the huge $1.5 million prize worth of online tournament cash. His name is still yet to be revealed, but we do at least know the player is from Germany, so we can narrow it down to around 80 million possibilities. PokerStars went ahead and tracked down the new born star to get a little more information.
The player is almost 23 years old and lives near Cologne, but for last few years of his life he’s been studying in university somewhere in the South of the country. It then comes as no surprise at all when PokerStars revealed that our new online tournament superstar graduated in economics and as if you couldn’t guess what he’s going to be doing for his second degree, well it goes hand in hand with poker, yes you’ve guessed it, psychology. That just spells danger- d-a-n-g-e-r, to the rest of the online poker world as this young lad is armed with education in two helpful aspects of poker, $1.5 million, and undoubtable poker skills.
“PlayinWasted” plays mainly HU cash games as well as MTTs, but admits that recently university work has been getting in the way of poker time. Nevertheless, he’s definitely keen on the game and spends much of his time thinking about the game. At the time, despite his massive win he also says that he probably doesn’t work in his poker skills as much as he should as the pros would do. Like many others he’s a recreational player and doesn’t consider his poker to be an essential part of his survival.
He picked up the game by picking up a few poker books as he loves reading. From there it was just about applying his skills online. His average buy-in on PokerStars to date is around $32.36 games and his tournament stats are not bad at all. 58.6% of the time he’s finishing in middle position, 23.8% of the time middle late, and 14.3% of the time he is getting a late finish.
Before his big win in the WCOOP Main Event he has in fact shown marginal success playing online at PokerStars:
8th October 2011 – $55 The Big $100k Guaranteed 1st place to win $17,000.48
29th October 2011 – $11 NLH $20k Guaranteed 1st place to win $4,373.62
12th November 2011 – $55 The Bigger $200k guaranteed 9th place to win $2,488.91
15th September 2011 – $22 The Big $22 $25k Guaranteed 5th place to win $2,356.20
Last year a Russian unknown won the WCOOP Main Event getting there by only using his poker points. It just goes to show that the last two years’ worth of success WCOOP Main Event success stories confirm that when it comes to online poker, if you have worked and played with some marginal success, you stand the chance to win a life changing amount in any tournament.
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