We caught up with him for a quick interview about his win.
PokerStars School (PS) - Hello and congratulations 'Doni Corlion'! You recently won one of the biggest ever jackpots at PokerSchool! Could you tell everyone a little about yourself: where are you from, what is your job, what are your hobbies besides poker?
Doni Corlion (DC)- Hi! I am a math teacher, and apart from poker, my hobby is my work. I don't have too much time for hobbies unfortunately.
PS - How long are you playing the Scratch and Match game here at PokerStars School? Do you have a secret strategy on how to win the Jackpot that you can share with everyone else (joking, we'd all like to win)?
DC - I have been participating in this promotion for not so long when compared with other members who have been playing it years, maybe 6 months now. I think I simply had a lot of luck. I have no secret, I just believed in myself and try to take it easy. So I think this is a reward for my faith and perseverance. I didn't win a single thing for months but here I am now with the jackpot money in my account. I still cannot believe I won!
PS - Can you say that you are lucky man? Have you ever won a lottery for example?
DC - Yes, I would say in general I am a lucky person. I've won small prizes in life but this is definetely my biggest win to date.
PS - Did you think already about how you will spend the money?
DC - Not yet... I think it will go a long way to furthering my education.
PS - How long are you playing poker? What is your best result?
DC - I have been playing for five years now, but I don't think that I have yet achieved a high enough skill level to become a consistent winner, it's a tough game.
PS - If you had an opportunity to play heads up with anyone you wish who it would be? And why?
DC - Heads-up? Really don't know, probably Victor Blom... But I am pretty sure that my chances to win are negligibly small. I believe that 'Isildur1' is one of the most skilled players in the world today.
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