One of our PokerStars School members however came close as Zoran 'makedonec63' Jordanov made the top 20 and was allocated Sergio Perez as his designated driver. Perez went on to finish 10th overall but we still think it was pretty cool that one of our members had a one in twenty chance of winning the package. We caught up with him to find out how he felt about his Big Race opportunity.
'Poker and motor-racing, what a cool idea and I love both,' stated Jordanov. 'I'm very excited about this and I'll be watching the race at home with my son with a lot of potato chips and a beer or two'. Listing his favourite racing drivers as Vettel, Raikkonen and Verstappen he goes on to say that he would also be very proud to represent his country of Macedonia at the EPT Prague event. He's got a good experience of playing live poker being a regular player at the Flamingo casino in Gevgelija, the biggest casino in Macedonia. His biggest win to date, however, was playing in an online tournament on PokerStars where he won $1,500 for a 2nd placed finish.
Even though he was only a few places off winning a package to a major tournament we're sure that this is not the last we've heard from 'makedonec63' and who knows, maybe soon we'll see him taking down a big tournament for his beloved Macedonia. We certainly wish him the very best of luck!