The World Poker Tour (WPT) made a German recreational poker player’s dream come staunch Wednesday evening. Christophe Osse, per chance essentially the most passionate Steve Aoki fan on the earth, won a sit down-n-dawdle tournament contained within the nicely-known DJ’s Las Vegas “playhouse” (home) and earned some fantastic prizes and recollections that will last a lifetime.
Aoki, the WPT’s newest ambassador, hosted the game for five lucky contestant winners who all purchased a free flight and hotel on the Wynn Las Vegas. The winner took encourage to Germany a $10,000 WPT passport, that could even be old-fashioned as a take dangle of in for any future World Poker Tour tournament. Additional gifts, in conjunction with 1-of-1 Aoki clothing and WPT passports were handed out to others who cashed within the nine-player sit down-n-dawdle.
Phil Ivey Competes against Contest Winners
Phil Ivey, Aoki’s neighbor, stopped by to compete within the game and used to be joined by five contest winners, Maria Ho, and Vince Van Patten. The different four contestants were Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) champion Dan Sepiol, Las Vegas poker pro Kevin Osta, and a couple from Unusual Jersey, both of whom improbably won the contest individually — Angela Santamaria and Zlatan Kilmenta.
Ivey took no prisoners early on and busted Aoki first, earning the 1-of-1 jacket off Aoki’s encourage from his interior most clothing line as a bounty. Sepiol, who lives in Las Vegas, bubbled however serene purchased an enthralling WPT poker chip enviornment as a consolation prize (and, finally, a free room at Wynn). Osta and Osse ended up heads-up, with the latter taking down the title and the broken-down receiving a $5,000 WPT passport.
Dream Came Appropriate
Osse used to be brought to tears of joy upon ending off the game as the last person standing. He suggested PokerNews it used to be a “dream come staunch factual to be in Steve’s home.”
“I’ve been to 28 displays of (Steve Aoki) and the first two displays I did not win caked,” Osse stated.
Aoki’s trademark act at some level of a veil is to throw cake at his followers. Osse, who won a video contest thru Instagram to create the dash to Las Vegas, has been caked 26 times in venues all across the sphere. His current veil of all of them?
“That’s a tough one, I could maybe procure to claim Tomorrowland in Belgium,” the Aoki substantial fan determined.
He also owns a immense Aoki memorabilia series and has extra than one tattoos representing the artist. A hit the game used to be factual a bonus for Osse. Ethical being there and taking half in poker against his hero used to be all he could maybe procure asked for. As for which upcoming WPT tournament(s) he’ll exhaust his passport to enter, he stated, “I’m now not determined but, I will procure to survey on the time desk.”
“I can not even inform it in phrases,” he stated when asked to inform his ride at Aoki’s home. “I’m factual here as a fan. It used to be a huge ride.”
He also loved competing against some poker greats and used to be good ample with outlasting the large Phil Ivey.
“Twiddling with Phil Ivey used to be huge. I’ve viewed him so over and over on German TV and now I’m sitting with him on the desk, and I won that desk. Right here is rather awesome.”
Osse is tatted up on his legs and arms with art work depicting his pursuits and places he’s visited. A form of places is Iowa, a midwestern express he’s fallen in love with, alongside with the College of Iowa Hawkeyes soccer team.
Even supposing he’s lived in Germany his total existence, the Aoki home game champ has turn out to be quite the eager Hawkeye fan and enjoys watching Iowa video games after they’re on TV encourage home. In January 2017, he attended Iowa’s Outback Bowl game in Tampa, Florida against the College of Florida. Unfortunately, for him, the Hawks were blasted by the Gators 30-3.
“Traipse Hawks,” he stated with a smile.
Following the conclusion of the poker match, Aoki brought out a interior most sushi chef and treated all people to a scrumptious meal.
*Pictures courtesy of WPT/Joe Giron.