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US Player Wins $30,000 PokerStars Platinum Pass in Poker Story Competition

US Player Wins $30,000 PokerStars Platinum Pass in Poker Story Competition

There’s a rather macabre saying that goes ‘there’s more than one way to skin a cat’ and, as far as players getting their hands on one of the remaining $30,000 PokerStars Platinum Passes goes, PokerStars came up with a nice touch when awarding a lucky player the magic ticket to the upcoming PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC). This megabucks event will take place in the exotic and luxurious surroundings of the Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas, from 30 January - 3 February, and the latest name added to the start list is that of US player, Matt Glassman, who took part in a great promo hosted by PokerStars Ambassador Jennifer Shahade...

The poker and chess expert held a competition that was open to players across both the US and Canada, the aim being to invite players to submit their most formative or memorable poker hand. This could feature strategy, drama, humour … essentially anything that would grab the attention of and suitably impress the panel of judges - Sam Grafton, Maria Ho, Mark Foresta, Keith Becker, Alex O'Brien and Brad Willis – who would then choose a winner.

A total of 70 entrants sent in video, audio and written submissions, which were then narrowed down to a final six:

  • James Tedrow
  • Davis Harari
  • Nicole Pamela Cervenka
  • Matt Glassman
  • Dan Schill
  • Lisa Gjaltema

Once the dust had settled, a special episode of Jennifer Shahade’s The Grid announced the winner, with Matt Glassman, a senior fellow at Georgetown Affairs Institute, bagging the much sought-after prize for his Jack-Three Offsuit and the Monster Ballad Poker Game entry.

Here’s what Maria Ho had to say about the promo and the ultimate winner: "All the finalists were spectacular! I thoroughly enjoyed reading/watching them all! Very tough to choose among them, but happy to be a part of making someone’s poker dream come true!"

Given the value of the prize, it’s a dream come true indeed for any poker tournament fan. The $30,000 Platinum Pass includes:

  • $25,000 buy-in to the PSPC
  • Six nights in a 5-star hotel for the winner and a guest
  • $1,900 for expenses
  • Airport transfer
  • Platinum Pass winner experiences during the event

If this isn’t inspiration to cherish the ups and downs of our poker quest, then nothing is!

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