Supernova, concert pianist, two-time winner

ps_news_thn.jpgBeing a PokerStars Supernova affords a player a lot of different opportunities. For every one FPP you earn, you are awarded three and a half. You can purchase bonuses worth up to $4,000. You can use your FPPs to buy into major events like the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

But for one man in France, one Supernova perk stands out.

The man known as "chorale" on PokerStars is a really big fan of the weekly freerolls thrown for Supernovas. More on that in just a second.

First, you have to understand that "chorale" is no ordinary poker player. His name is David Levy. England-born and educated in both Germany and France, he now lives in Cannes where he does more than tickle the ivories. Even among concert pianists, he is a rare breed. It nearly takes a PhD in music to even understand exactly what he plays.

"I teach at the conservatoire and perform on a regular basis," he explained. "I am a specialist in Shostakovich, having performed his cycle of 24 prelude and fugues which is so rarely played."


Though an international bridge player and enthusiast, this Supernova has focused most of his recent attention on poker. He started playing the game about five years ago, not coincidentally the same time he started playing on PokerStars.

That's when things started working well for him. He played a lot and nearly every day. Once he reached Supernova status, he started getting his weekly entries to the VIP Club freerolls.

With one Sunday Warm-Up final table and countless other final tables on his resume, it would probably be no surprise to learn Levy made a weekly freeroll final table. Furthermore, it may be no huge surprise to hear Levy made a final table in the same freeroll four weeks later.

Perhaps a little startling, however, is the fact that the concert pianist, bridge player, and Supernova won both times he hit the final table.

Congrats to "chorale" on his achievement. Perhaps we can encourage him to show up at the PCA and play a little bit for us?

Brad Willis
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