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Hollywood Poker, PL.com player WSOP-bound
This July will mark Brian "WiseOne0x" Storm's first visit to Las Vegas - and what an introduction! The poker player will be competing in the World Series of Poker Main Event, after taking down the Hollywood Poker and PokerListings.com Live Like a Celebrity Freeroll June 10.
"I couldn't be happier," Storm told PokerListings.com. "I was stunned about it when I first realized; it's settling in though. I've mostly stayed out of the spotlight as much as I could but I think the winds are changing."
The wind was definitely in Storm's sails last week, as he knocked out 58 other competitors to earn a $12,000 WSOP Main Event prize package and an entry into the Live Like a Celebrity freeroll final Sunday, where he could win a plush four-day prize package to ESPN's ESPY awards.
Thanks to Hollywood Poker and PokerListings.com, Storm is now battling pre-event jitters, mingling with excitement for his day at the big show next month.
"I've played final tables before and the nerves are always there, waiting for the next card to drop, hitting those pockets and trying to play them for all they are worth," he said.
"I'm definitely excited: the trip, the vacation, the chance to play some of the best for the biggest prize of all, who couldn't be excited?"
The driver and home renovator from Burlington, Ont., who describes himself as "35 going on 22," plays daily at Hollywood Poker. Storm is such a regular at the site, as he says, "My wife thinks of it as my second home."
The married father of two is also a fan of PokerListings.com, which he checks frequently to keep up on industry happenings.
Best of luck to Storm and all PokerListings.com players at this year's World Series!