The inaugural tournament of Global Pokers took the industry by a storm as it was an eventful affair. Former full tilt pro, Richard Brodie won the title and bagged $5000 prize package.
A brief history of the player
The poker champion/veteran Brodie, also known as “Quiet Lion” has a big number of feathers attached to his hat in his 58 years of existence. He used to be a poker pro for a big chunk of his years with live earnings listed by Hendon Mob at $243,028, which includes the best cash of $44,207in the $10K Limit Hold’em Championship at the 2011 WSOP.
His list of achievements does not stop here, he has also authored a couple of books namely, “Virus of the Mind” and “Getting Past OK: A Self Help Book for People Who Don’t Need Help”. However, his biggest feat that marked his name globally is for creating Microsoft WORD.
Brodie, a Harvard graduate ventured into the Silicon Valley to earn big. Initially, he worked at Xerox eventually landing into Microsoft.
This win at the Global Poker tournament of champions just adds another feather to his brimming hat.
Brodie won the Eagle Cup II Medium Main Event which enabled him to contest for the Global Poker tournament of champions that was played on Sunday, October 28.
What pulled Brodie towards poker?
Back in the day, Brodie saw his friend, Andy Bloch play at the WPT event which created interest in him to become a professional poker player. Although, Quiet Lion now considers himself a rather casual player.
On Global Poker’s format, he said that he likes the fact that they “focus on recreational players”. This ensures a light-hearted playing environment which makes it fun for the players.