Kiwi Online Poker Player Wins Record Prize

Published March 15, 2012

Unknown New Zealander Daniel Francis breaks national record for online poker winningsץ

Daniel Francis is the toast of New Zealand this week, after the amateur player outlasted tens of thousands of competitors from all around the globe to break the national record for an online poker tournament prize.

Online Poker Winnings

Francis paid NZ$262 to enter PokerStars Sunday Million 6th Anniversary tournament. After playing non-stop for 14.5 hours against 33,729 competitors from around the world, he ended up finishing third overall and taking home the grand prize of NZ$ 674,677. Not bad for a day’s work.

The amateur poker player has been involved in the game for over seven years, but only in the past 12 months has he begun to focus on multi-table tournaments and coaching less-experienced players. He spent the last three years travelling across New Zealand and playing up to 16 tournaments simultaneously, and in the end it all culminated with this massive win.

NZ’s Favourite Poker Sites

Kiwis love playing poker at a variety of sites, traffic statistics show. Some of the most popular are William Hill Poker, bet365, 888, Titan Poker, Cool Hand and Inter Poker.

William Hill offers one of the best bonuses around, with an exclusive $2,000 new player bonus to get your bankroll off to a flying start. Make your first deposit, matched like for like with bonus dollars, up to $2,000 in free playing money.

888poker gives you a warm welcome with a 25 percent matching bonus on your first deposit immediately when you join and 75% extra when you collect enough bonus points. You effectively receive a 100% bonus for up to $400.

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