First and foremost, I would like to once again thank every single one of you that voted for me. Thanks to your clicks I am now Vanessa Selbst's protégé and I couldn't be happier!

After winning the Round 1 tournament, making my video (and a potential number one IMHO), and an exhausting week long vote against a very deserving opponent, I have finally come out on top.

As part of my prize, I have been entered into the following WCOOP tournaments:

WCOOP-01: $109 NL Hold'em [WCOOP Kickoff]
WCOOP-22: $215 NL Hold'em [Sunday Warm-Up SE]
WCOOP-66: $5,200 NL Hold'em Main Event , $1.5M+ Gtd to 1st!

Out of the protégés, the one of us that makes the most money over these 3 events also wins a PCA main event packge!

By far the most +EV thing out of this whole thing is of course my one to one tuition with the absolutely amazing Vanessa Selbst. I will have 2 sessions with Vanessa over Skype, with the first one taking place tomorrow. She will be analysing hands I have uploaded to Boomplayer where I have found myself in tricky spots.

As a little bonus I will also be taking part in a Live Google Lounge with some of the other protégés and Joe Stapleton. Joe even mentioned that I was a regular on PSO in one of his recent live streams, so if I do well, it could seriously put us all on the map!

I'm also going to stick my voice into an upcoming PSO podcast as well, so you can hear what an over excited Essex boy sounds like!

It truly is an amazing adventure, and the right result could change my life forever.

I'd never start declaring myself a poker ambassador, but my gut feeling is that Pokerstars may use this to put a spotlight on our little PSO world if I do well. I hope they do! It is a truly remarkable tool. I may get a few hours of pro training, but I know I can always seek the very best advice right here in our forums and blogs, with no risk of judgement and always with genuine and friendly passion.

This one is for you guys!

I will keep you all posted, and remember, dreams really can come true!!

ROB x