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Poker After Dark - 888poker Week II seat won by Canadian Player for only $1

Tags: 888poker, Canada, Jonny Anderson, Poker After Dark, Tommyder.
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by "T".

A lucky player from Canada has won a special tournament to play in Poker After Dark's 888poker Week II in Las Vegas, all for just $1!

For the second year in a row, 888poker has teamed up with Poker Central to give qualified 888poker players an exclusive offer of a lifetime!

Poker After Dark - 888poker Week II - Qualifier
From May 19 to 23, two lucky players shall have the chance to play against top poker pros in the world on one of the grandest stages - the PokerGo Studio in Vegas. To qualify, they need to participate in a one-off tournament on April 28 at 8pm GMT on 888poker.

For a mere $1, players from Canada, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom can win this once-in-a-lifetime trip. The two winners will each get a Vegas package worth $14,000, broken down as follows:

  • $10,000 entry fee to a special Poker After Dark - 888poker Week II Sit & Go session featuring renowned poker pros
  • $2,000 for airfare and other travel expenses paid directly into the winner's player account
  • $2,000 for accommodation for 4 nights at the ARIA Resort & Casino booked by 888poker

Aside from the $14,000 package, the two lucky winners shall also get to enjoy a personal tour with two awesome guides while they're in Vegas - high-stakes specialist Dominik Nitsche and the most-winningest online poker tournament pro Chris Moorman.

The itinerary:

  • May 19 - arrive in Las Vegas
  • May 20 - Explore and experience Las Vegas with 888poker ambassadors Dominik Nitsche and Chris Moorman
  • May 21-22 - Poker After Dark - 888poker Week II Sit & Go at the PokerGO Studio with Dominik, Chris and other famous poker players

 

Their promotional video:

The Lucky Winner from Canada
Jonny "Tommyder" Anderson emerged victorious amongst a field of 623 players after more than 5 hours of play.

Hailing from Canada and performs using the stage name "tommy da", Anderson said, "First of all, I am a proud and strong Native American and an aspiring hip-hop artist." His songs include track titles such as "Getting Money", "Champaign Lights", and "Flyest in the Game". You can listen to them here.

He grew up in the foster care system in Canada and tries to be a positive influence and valued role model in his community, "If there is one thing you will find out about me it is that I'm straight up. I don't lie to those I love, and I'm a beast at the table. I think the show and everyone in Vegas is gonna like what I bring to the table."

Regarding his music, he said, "I currently just hit No. 1 on the Canadian Hip-Hop Billboard Charts. I love music, and the only thing I love more is my family. Sorry to say poker comes third on that list, but I love it nonetheless."

Poker Journey
Anderson first learned how to play poker at age 19 and used his winnings to support his family. He began with only a $500 bankroll and built it up early on after he won $7,000 in a private game. He said as he laughed, "Since then I've been hooked. This opportunity is the biggest I've had so far, but I've won in a few big games. I've been to Vegas a couple times. Once with my father for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) finals and then with a few friends for a wild weekend I don't really recall. It's been a blast every time, but what I'm looking forward to on this trip is meeting some of the pros I used to watch on TV."

As an avid fan of Poker After Dark since its inception, Anderson knows he will come face to face with some of the toughest opponents in the industry.

When asked who he would like to play a heads-up match with, he answered, "Doyle Brunson, just because I feel I could learn so much about not only poker but life as well from his experience. Plus, he probably has some really great stories about poker from the early days."

He continued, "My plan is to just come in and do me, and play my awkward, unpredictable style. If I win, I would set up some trust funds for my kids for when they grow up, and I'd take some money and try my luck in Vegas as well as finish my new album."

He thanked 888poker for this rare opportunity by saying, "I love poker tournaments. Anything, even $10 buy-ins, get my blood running. Thanks to 888poker for this opportunity. I'm sure I'll have a great time."

Once-in-a-Lifetime $10,000 Sit & Go
The first $10,000 buy-in Poker After Dark - 888poker Week II Sit & Go is scheduled on May 21 at the PokerGO studio in Vegas, with the first qualifier going head to head against Chris Moorman, Dominik Nitsche and 3 other famous poker pros.

The second qualifier will then play on May 22 at the same studio and will also battle against Chris, Dominik and 3 others.

Both are free-rake tournaments and with the following payouts:

 

  • 1st place - $40,000 cash prize
  • 2nd place - $20,000

 

Source: https://www.888poker.com/magazine/888news/canada-player-wins-poker-after-dark-888pokerweek-ii-spot-just-1

 


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18 comments for "Poker After Dark - 888poker Week II seat won by Canadian Player for only $1"

 Mober5/15/2019 12:52:56 PM GMT
If you know the game and you are also very lucky,
this is what you can get Smile For only one dollar he won a package worth 14k USD.
And no matter where you are residing the money for the tickets are more than enough, flying cheap Smile
Did any from brm, tried their luck on this? Smile
 CALICUL5/15/2019 5:12:34 PM GMT
The most beautiful thing would be to win such a prize with only $ 1. It's a great trip if it's for the first time for those who win such packages. I'm sure many dream this but it's hard if packages are too few. Poker rooms have more opportunities to create more satellites and should do it.
 bowie19845/15/2019 6:24:36 PM GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
The most beautiful thing would be to win such a prize with only $ 1. It's a great trip if it's for the first time for those who win such packages.

The most beautiful thing would be to look Jennifer Tilly's 'twins' all night across the table during this event, the rest of the stuff would not even came close to that...
 greatgame35/16/2019 7:58:28 AM GMT
Only 1 $ that is to be lucky now I imagine that comes to the great challenge that is to translate it into big profits although the mere fact of being able to participate in this event should be a unique experience, of course, it would be very nice to be able to say that with 1 $ it won a lot of money.

Greetings and please excuse my English
 pajalnick5/16/2019 10:57:48 AM GMT
This is of course a wonderful story about the fact that with a dollar you can get a fortune ... if you got to the right place at the right time and luck favors you .... such stories In any case, the attractiveness of poker games .... because any a person can achieve remarkable results and get a lot of money
 dule-vu5/16/2019 3:17:32 PM GMT
I think that this was before on poker stars and it was few years ago and it was great chance for every player who play online to come and to play against big names at one table!it wa nice show and lot of good hands I watched on you tube and poker stars page!didnt know that last two years this is in organisation of 888 poker!
 CALICUL5/16/2019 4:46:28 PM GMT
Her time passed when i refer to her femininity. She's not young anymore and i do not have the same tastes such as Emmanuel Macron. When i was younger i liked it Jennifer Tilly a lot but now i look at her as a sexagenarian person. About qualification in a $ 10,000 tournament with a dollar is very beautiful. Not even the most beautiful thing but here was the fault of Google Translate. This villainous program has many mistakes but the reality is that: you can play in a major tournament with the money that you spend to buy a beer from the store. This is not beautiful?
 bowie19845/16/2019 9:31:27 PM GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
Her time passed when i refer to her femininity. She's not young anymore and i do not have the same tastes such as Emmanuel Macron. When i was younger i liked it Jennifer Tilly a lot but now i look at her as a sexagenarian person.

Dude you would never say no to her face2face, there are plenty worse 60 year olds out there to be less excited about.
 pajalnick5/17/2019 10:57:15 AM GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
Her time passed when i refer to her femininity. She's not young anymore and i do not have the same tastes such as Emmanuel Macron. When i was younger i liked it Jennifer Tilly a lot but now i look at her as a sexagenarian person. About qualification in a $ 10,000 tournament with a dollar is very beautiful. Not even the most beautiful thing but here was the fault of Google Translate. This villainous program has many mistakes but the reality is that: you can play in a major tournament with the money that you spend to buy a beer from the store. This is not beautiful?

I also encounter similar errors when using Google translator ... but for me it is the most convenient program for writing messages on this forums ... The thing is, I understand English quite poorly ... therefore Google translator is better for me ... But sometimes it distorts the meaning of the message and it turns out quite the opposite .. costs
 CALICUL5/17/2019 4:54:56 PM GMT
It depends on every man in part. Now i have respect for Jennifer Tilly because he plays poker successfully, but as a sex partner or as fan of her forms no. I understand she has a boyfriend who is 14 years younger than her and he is also a professional poker player. His name is Phil Laak and their relationship has 15 years. If Phil Laak reads what you wrote, he will ask about where you are... Smile The translator has some problems of course but we learn from mistakes or not. Blink
 dule-vu5/17/2019 6:46:08 PM GMT
some legendary hands are made in this poker after dark and it was so great to watch big names,brunson and others,but also many young players,who started to play poker,but now are such a big names!who know who will play this year!
 bowie19845/17/2019 11:07:01 PM GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
I understand she has a boyfriend who is 14 years younger than her and he is also a professional poker player. His name is Phil Laak and their relationship has 15 years. If Phil Laak reads what you wrote, he will ask about where you are... Smile

Lol, he can watch it if he wants. Big Smile Of course we would play only poker. Maybe some strip-poker. Blink
 pajalnick5/18/2019 11:59:26 AM GMT
Jennifer tilly is of course a very beautiful woman ... and her poker game also deserves a lot of respect ... besides the beauty she has a wonderful brain that makes the right decision quickly enough ... and in the end she wins .... the world is not so a lot of female poker players ... so they should be protected and rejoiced when there are more
 Gerimantas5/19/2019 3:37:21 PM GMT
Yes of course it is very good situation to win from one dollar a chance to play versus very good and famous poker players and maybe win ticket for 14000 worth and it is included money for expenses and for hotel
 CALICUL5/19/2019 5:21:40 PM GMT
If he wants to play poker with you will be very good. You will learn a few moves who will help you in this hobby of poker player. Until you meet him you have to try and to qualify for major live tournaments. Poker After Dark is now available through satellites and good luck with that. Blink
 dule-vu5/20/2019 10:31:57 AM GMT
its nice when you have chance like this to take your seat and to play on whatever cards you want,because you dont have anything to lose and you can just win big money!its one life time chance and you need to give everything from yourself in it!
 victor0965/21/2019 3:25:12 AM GMT
I would like to be in that place and take that prize, it will be very good to win with only 1 $ 888poker should I participate in these tournaments hahaha regards my friends poker

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I would like to be part of the team and play big I have only been able to play online I would like to step on new ground and face my opponent face to face please who knows how to participate in these tournaments answer this thread please thanks greetings I am an epedernido player!
 CALICUL5/21/2019 5:05:42 PM GMT
Man, to get to Las Vegas you have to play satellites and qualify. It's not easy, it's hard, but it's not impossible. Last year a user of this site succeeded to get to a live tournament with 10,300 dollars the entry. You can do that if you play good poker. I wish you succes.

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