2007 WCOOP: Profile of Event # 7 winner, Cardinal 7

Cardinal7 has been playing casino poker for seventeen years and in that time he's won a lot of tournaments. What's more, there have more than a few times that he's won more than the $67,000 he won in Event #7 of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. That said, the pro poker player (who prefers to remain anonymous) is elated to have taken down the WCOOP tournament.

"It was a great feeling to win a WCOOP event. I have won B&M events but never won a major online event," he said. "It is an incredible feeling to win against such a huge field -- by far the biggest field I have ever beaten."

Cardinal7 (the screen name is an homage to John Elway, in case you were wondering) is a full-time pro who is always looking out for the right money-making opportunities. A HORSE specialist, Cardinal7 also excels in both limit and no-limit hold'em. He's been playing on PokerStars for two years.

In just a few short sentences, Carinal7 can sum up a winning poker player's outlook on the game and life.

"My overriding goal in poker is to play my best at all times. There are more talented players, but I try to consistently play my best and to never lose focus. I am strong in these areas," he said. "My basic poker philosophy is not to allow results (good or bad) to affect my play. My plan is to play more poker with the money that I won, always important to maintain a healthy bankroll. I respect all the players who have stood the test of time in poker."

For the entire story of Cardinal7's win, see the 2007 WCOOP: Event #7 Final Table Report

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