Liliane Figueiredo, just like many other budding poker players in partypoker, is taking small yet sure steps in her poker career but has already enjoyed a five-figure prize, an achievement she earned from just a WPT Second Chance Freeroll ticket!
The Brazilian player won an awesome $13,153 by finishing 3rd in the $109 6-Max Mini Warm Up event earlier this month of August, her very first shot into a $109 buy-in tournament.
Liliane said, "Since the beginning of the WPT World Online Championships, I have been playing $3.30 satellites. These didn't yield good results but I won a ticket to a Second Chance Freeroll where I finished 9th and won a $109 ticket."
Just the thought of playing her very first $109 buy-in event is exciting enough, but the excitement has went up even higher when Liliane was put under the spotlight live on Twitch.
From a Freeroll to Twitch Fame
Liliane said, "One of the most memorable moments was when I realised that Team partypoker's Matthew Staples was broadcasting our table on Twitch. I was a little apprehensive at first, but when I saw the comments made by Matthew and other people watching I felt very happy."
Matthew settled in 10th place but Liliane was still going strong. A big section of Matthew's Twitch followers joined Liliane's rail, cheering on her onto what would become her biggest-ever tournament score yet.
"Once Matthew busted, people started saying they would cheer for me and my confidence increased."
A Battle of Wits with the Game's Greats
Liliane persevered and made her way to the final table where she was guaranteed to take home at least $4,373. Her previous best tournament score was a modest $180. Her ship ultimately sunk in 3rd place but she saw her fledgling bankroll puff up with a plump sum of $13,153, all from just a simple freeroll entry! The other two who outlasted Liliane were Romanian player Vlad Darie and fellow Brazilian Felipe Theodoro, the latter claiming the title and the sweet $22,717 first prize.
The Brazilian heroine says her success was thanks to putting in lots of time studying and watching the likes of Lali Tournier and Pedro Gusma on their Twitch streams.
She said, "Until playing this 6-Max Warm Up I had only studied full-ring tournaments. The day before playing Day 1 I bought a training course for the early stages of 6-max tournaments. A few hours before playing Day 2, I studied the middle and final stages."
Her efforts really paid off, now that she has won over $13,000.
It is truly a fantastic start to Liliane's poker career, which only began last year when her boyfriend, Paulo Eduardo, showed her the ropes and taught her basic strategy.
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