Hi guys this is my first blog and I am very excited and honored to be announced as the official ambassador of Australia and New Zealand for Party Poker .
What a fantastic journey it has been for me from slaving in a hot kitchen to realizing my dream of being a full time sponsored Poker professional.
After playing my first ten dollar sit n go at Party Poker in 2004 which (seemed like only yesterday) and realizing some early success I really felt like I found my path in life ….the competition, the excitement, the adrenaline rush … was something I instantly fell in love with and after my first Final Table, “well that was enough”.
With the blessing understanding and support of my beautiful wife I threw down the Apron only months after my first game and commenced my apprenticeship on the grind.
I final tabled (and in fact came second ) in the first live tournament I played and in 2006 I won a satellite at Adelaide Sky Casino for a 30K package to the World Series.
After a very successful 2008 online I decided to take a shot at the most lucrative Tournament in the Southern hemisphere the …..Aussie Millions.
After 5, 12 hour days of solid grind and emotional highs and lows I was fortunate enough to outlast 681 people for a payday of AU$2 million … and become the first Australian to win the Aussie Millions.
My dream is now complete with the opportunity to represent the globally recognized brand, Party Poker.
I am excited about the future and I look forward to seeing you all on the virtual felt.