WCOOP profile: Three winners, three stories
The 2010 World Championship of Online Poker is more than halfway complete and we have 40 winners' stories floating around in the ether. We've done our best to catch up with as many of them as possible and are posting them to our 2010 WCOOP winners profiles page.
Some of the stories are long, some are short, but all have an important connection: a WCOOP bracelet. Below, find the dossiers on three recent WCOOP winners who are all in their early 20s and live a life dedicated to poker.
Screen name: bcgt178
Real name: Garrett Thompson
Event won: WCOOP Event #23 - $215 NL Holdem 4-max
Amount won: $71,000
Poker philosophy: "To be the best player at the table, and have absolutely no fear."
On his culinary prowess: "I am a total food slut, and I love to cook. I recently built a homemade smoker and made pulled pork and smoked chicken."
Screen name: Brryann
Real name: (Witheld)
Event won: WCOOP Event #31 8-Game
Amount won: $44,075
Poker philosophy: "Never be scared to take shots."
Reaction upon winning: "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
Screen name: Wretchy
Real name: Dan Martin
Event won: WCOOP Event #35 ($215+R, No-Limit Hold'em)
Amount won: $160,544
Poker philosophy: "Slowroll for the win."
On his attitude: "There are a lot of crazy guys out there in the poker world, you run into all types of people. I'm sure if you ask most people what they think about me is that I'm not really the nicest person but at the same time I like to joke around a lot and have a good time. At some point I had to make a change in that and the other day I actually sat down and thought about being a nicer person to everyone and then I shipped the WCOOP. I'll say anything at any time, to any person and I think thats the most interesting thing about me, or I guess, what could be the most interesting if you're around when I say things."