$290,000 Fort Knox Winner

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Ugo Torre, a Titan Poker player from Italy,  is the latest winner of the Fort Knox jackpot. He managed to win six Sit ‘N’ Go tournaments in a row and as a result he pocketed a monstrous $290,000. The progressive jackpot originally started at $50,000 and it grew over time.

After the win, Ugo was asked a series of questions – lets hear what he had to say.

What do you do?
I am a Public Relations Contractor.

How long have you been playing poker for and how did you start?
I started 3 years ago, a friend of mine had told me about it but at first I wasn’t convinced. After a while I decided to give it a chance and I opened an account on Titan.

Did you use any special strategy to win the tournament?
I used my experience, waiting for the right hand to come, never letting go.

Are there any key moments that you remember from the tournament?
Not any in particular. I do recall that once, at the beginning of the fifth level, I had 9 and 10 of the same form, I went “all in” and won the game despite the risk.

What do you plan to do with your prize money?
First of all to celebrate with a bottle of champagne.  Then I plan on giving 10% of my winnings to benefits and then I want to invest in my family – such as buying a new car for my daughter.

Advice for other players?
Never give up and always wait for the right moment.

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