Imagine turning $5.50 into a package to the Caribbean Poker Party worth a cool $8,000. That is exactly what 56-year-old Canadian Jean Guy Boyer did last week, and as you can imagine, he is over the moon with joy.
Jean lives in Quebec with his girlfriend of nine-years, and began playing poker approximately six-years ago when he was recuperating after an accident at work. Since discovering this amazing game, Jean has won his way to several major live events for a fraction of their cost, including the WPT Montreal National Main Event where he navigated his way to a 79th place finish worth $2,511.
Over the years, Jean’s girlfriend has been a big influence on his progression as a player – Jean says she has more poker knowledge than he – but his development has also been aided by watching WPT on the television, and seeing fellow Canadian Jonathan Duhamel, and Pascal Lefrancois win WSOP bracelets.
Due to possessing a small bankroll, Jean bought into a $5.50 Phase One Caribbean Poker Party satellite, and was cruising until he was eliminated by a bad beat. Not to be put off by his poor luck, Jean bought into another $5.50 buy-in satellite, made it through to the final with 360,000 chips. The rest, as they say, is history because Jean played some excellent, patient poker, and secured himself a package worth $8,000!
“I was enjoying a lot of good cards, but patience was the key,” said Jean, who revealed he was playing a small ball style throughout the final.
When the tournament ended and Jean received the congratulatory pop-up on his screen, he had done the unthinkable and won his way to Punta Cana from a $5.50 tournament, something he felt he was going to do throughout the day of his epic victory.
“Securing the package was awesome, a dream come true! My girlfriend and her daughter watched me play my way to the package, and were screaming with excitement! I knew all day that today was the day; I knew I had the potential to make it through.”
Jean plans to take his long-term girlfriend with him to Punta Cana and says “with a $5.50 buy-in tournament you can make your dreams come true!”
If you want to follow in Jean’s footsteps and win your way to an event such as the Caribbean Poker Party, World Poker Tour Caribbean, or one of the many other live events at partypoker, head to the Live Events or satellites tab today, and see if you can win your way to a poker package from as little as a single cent.