Pocket Bullets Paris
Anyone who follows this blog knows that we’re huge Aggie fans, especially when it’s football season. That’s why it shouldn’t surprise you that we loved it when we discovered that an Aggie, Jonathan Gaviao, just won the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Tunica, taking home his first gold ring and $181, 757 in prize money.
The victory is just most the recent in a string of successes for the young pro. Barely two weeks ago he finished 14th in the record-breaking 1,428-entry Circuit Main Event at Choctaw Casino. He earned $24,098 for that performance
Gaviao is a 23-year-old professional poker player from College Station, TX. A student at Texas A&M University, he is currently on a hiatus for missionary work. Most people probably don’t think of poker right off the bat when they think of missionary work, but for Gaviao, they seem to work hand-in-hand. In fact, Gaviao said that his faith and the perspective it shed on the situation is a reason for his success. Judging by the amount of poker chips he’s scooped, I wouldn’t argue it.
“I felt really confident when we got down to four-handed and I took over the chip lead,” Gaviao said of his run. “I felt like I was playing really well. I knew that whatever happened, it happened for a reason and I was alright with that. Whether I won or lost; there’s more important things in life.”
That might not work for most poker players, but it sure seems to work for Gaviao. GIG ‘EM!