Surfer "majagua" ascends Everest to win Mountain Series in record fashion
You have to ask yourself, what was a man who lives to surf doing at the top of Mount Everest? Well, winning of course.
That's what Federico "majagua69" Quevedo does when he's riding a wave, and also when he's grinding at the day job. For Quevado, 32, is a surfer, a good one, as well as being a great poker player. To prove the former let me present the pictures below. I'll let his win in the Mountain Series yesterday speak to the latter.
That Series concluded yesterday atop Mount Everest, so to speak, an event with a $2,100 buy in, a prize pool of nearly $2 million and a first prize of $350,280. It capped off a string of tournaments that began in the foothills of Mount Sugarloaf and, after trouncing up the likes of Olympus, the Matterhorn and Kilimanjaro, concluded on top of the world.
Which is about where Quevado is right now. Nicknamed "Majagua", the Costa Rican dedicated his win to his friend Juan Carlos Egea, a fellow Costa Rican grinder who died recently. It's in his memory that Quevado now holds the record for the biggest online cash by a Costa Rican. It's something Quevado said he was proud about, but a record he intended to beat during SCOOP next month.
For now he'll celebrate the win back at ground level, or at least sea level on Jaco beach. That's his home, but also to a large neighbourhood of ex-pats who grind. Few though unwind in such heroic fashion.
Congratulations to him on a record breaking win.
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.