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Montreal Man Misses Passover For Poker Tournament Win

Montreal Man Misses Passover For Poker Tournament Win

A man from Montreal was feeling guilty for missing his mother’s traditional Passover meal; however, he soon felt better when he won a Hollywood poker tournament at the Seminole Hard Rock casino and took home $1 million.

Montreal Man Misses Passover For Poker Tournament Win

Eric Afriat felt guilty about missing his family’s Passover meal to take part in a poker tournament but he was considerably happier after collecting the $1 million prize.

Eric Afriat was considering ditching his seat in the tournament when Monday night’s session ran particularly late. He said that he grew more depressed as the hours went by, “Here I was moving up the ladder in a big poker tournament, yet I kept getting more depressed”.

However, come Wednesday night, when Afriat won the event, he looked anything but depressed as he collected the $1,081,184 prize money.
In the crowd cheering him to victory was his mother and wife who clearly weren’t too upset about his absence on Monday night. After the tournament his mother said, “I couldn’t be prouder.”

Afriat was the only amateur player at the final table but he has been playing poker for 25 years. He was one of 1,795 entrants to the tournament but was far behind chip leader Mukul Pahuja at the start of the final table. Nonetheless, a string of good cards saw soon the two face each other head to head and in just seven hands Afriat was crowned the winner.

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Erika has been writing about entertainment since high school. She likes to brag that she is “paid to go to the movies, paid to listen to music”. The Quebec native also writes about French-Canadian issues in English and French for Online Casino Archives Canada. When she’s not critiquing new movies, she enjoys watching her collection of film noir.

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