While enjoying some competitive poker at the Grand Prix Million, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know some incredible people, compelling us to share their stories as part of Meet the People.
Full-time mum and carer Josiane Hubert couldn’t believe she qualified for the Grand Prix, especially as it cost her next to nothing.
“I qualified for the tournament for a penny. That is incredible when you think about how much opportunity that gives so many people. Everybody has the chance to play. You can play every night; you can afford to do that,” she said.
“I tried all of the different sites but found that partypoker’s worked best for me. It opened up a whole new world for me. It changed my life”.
Josiane qualified for a mere penny but unfortunately busted on Day 1 of the live tournament in Nottingham. She thoroughly enjoyed her first live poker event despite a couple of regrets, the experience giving her more poise and improving her on-felt skills.
She has been caring for her disabled son around-the-clock for 12 years. Having to spend the majority of time at home, Josiane started playing online poker four years ago and relished learning the game and every new challenge it presented.
Her first live experience, she says, has added confidence and assurance she forgot existed, entirely changing her outlook on life. This is the tip of the iceberg as Josiane plans to enter many more live partypoker events.
“Playing online and winning that ticket on a penny roll meant everything to me. It got me to come out of the house and play and I had fun. I want to thank partypoker for everything – the opportunity and the hospitality that was provided. Collette (partypoker Network Manager) has been wonderful to me. I feel like my life has restarted.”