• 22 Year old wins the Biggest Poker Tournament in Europe

    23 April 2008


    It is nice to hear of people winning these huge tournaments. It is even better to see someone so young becoming and instant millionaire. And this is what this young man did! On April 18th Glen Chorny did just that. WTG Glen!!

    PRNewswire, London, April 18. MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Glen Chorny, a 22-year-old business student from Ontario, Canada, won the biggest poker tournament ever held in Europe when he took down the EUR10,000 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Grand Final for a first prize of over EUR2 million ($3 million).

    After only two hands against Hungarian Denes Kalo, Chorny – who won his
    seat online with PokerStars – took the EPT Champion title with A5 against
    KQ when his Ace paired on the flop. For 31-year-old stockbroker Kalo, who
    won EUR1,179,000, it was the second time this season that he has been an
    EPT runner-up: he came 2nd at EPT Baden last October.

    Chorny’s triumph came only three months after he took 13th place at the
    PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for US$80k. He said: “It was tough out
    there, like a hard day at the office. Only the rewards are a lot better.”

    The EPT Grand Final attracted a record field of 842 players creating a
    total prize pool of over EUR8.4 million (US$12m): the richest prize pool in
    the world for a poker tournament this year.

    Canadian Max Villemure, 19, from Montreal, finished 3rd. Isaac
    “westmenloAA” Baron – Cardplayer’s Online Player of the Year in 2007 – came
    4th. Italian Luca Pagano, a Team PokerStars Pro, registered record ninth
    EPT cash after finishing 6th.

    Among the other star names in Monte Carlo this week were Antonio “The
    Magician” Esfandiari (who came 8th for EUR168k), Patrick Antonius, Phil
    Ivey, Erick Lindgren, Freddy Deeb, Roland de Wolfe and Gus Hansen as well
    as almost all the Team PokerStars Pros including Daniel Negreanu, Joe
    Hachem (11th for EUR101,000), Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker, Vanessa Rousso
    and Lee Nelson.

    Season 4 has taken in 11 amazing destinations including new events in
    Prague in the Czech Republic (555 players) and San Remo in Italy (701
    players). The season has seen player numbers and prize pools soar, and also
    the number of nationalities taking part – 48 in Monte Carlo, more than 70
    during the season as a whole.

    The total prize money for season 4 of the EPT was over EUR38m, double
    the total for Season 3.

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    All the Poker Pros and the ones who love to play in tournaments can see anything is possible. If this young man can do it, so can you! Never give up, and never say I can’t do it! You never know!