Pokernews has reported that, on 15 December 2016, an anonymous Bermuda history teacher (aged 30, with a user name ‘jrww86′) has won $1.2 million in an online poker competition hosted by PokerStars.
PokerStars’ own Blog offers some further details:
“We reached out to jrww86 to see how he’s doing. He declared himself “too excited to talk” in the minutes after his win. We gave him a little time to catch his breath after winning $1 million in the span of eight minutes.
He has since revealed a little bit about himself. While he wants to remain anonymous, the man behind the screen name is a Bermuda native. He’s lived there for his 30 years on Earth, and when he’s not winning $1 million in a few minutes, he works as a history teacher. After playing poker for ten years on a recreational basis, he says this money “will come in handy.”
“I am currently still in shock, but it is definitely a timely blessing,” he said“.
It will be interesting to see if the anonymous ‘jrww86’ can persuade a Bermuda bank to hold his winnings for him, given various AML/ATF concerns that have been reported recently.