Steve Paul Ambrose, only 22 years old, scooped a grand prize of $1.3 million in a tournament at the Atlantis Casino Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
After beating a pool of over 700 players Steve has also won a much coveted $25,000 seat at the World Poker Tour’s championship event in April in Las Vegas.
"It was colossal," Mr. Gearge Ambrose, Steve’s brother, said in a phone interview. "I'm just totally excited and blown away."
Steve played a good game considering he has played online poker for about 2 years but has rarely come face to face with opponents.
Steve has said that to practise reading tells he played with his uncles over Christmas.