VikboBosse (Sweden)
Poker Race Trophy Oschersleben/Germany
VikboBosse from Sweden made it through in front of the live TV cameras at the race track in Oschersleben. He describes the unforgettable experiences he had in Germany and the thrill of winning at the poker table to make it through to the Poker Race Trophy final on November 29, 2008.
Poker Race Trophy
Meet the finalists: 4erkess
20/11/2008 AT 19:28
Q: How was the overall experience in Germany? Was it your first trip there?
A: Yes, it was my first trip to Germany and I was very happy to be there. It was one of the best weekends of my life and I am rather old.
Q: Were you nervous at all during the semi-final tournament, not just playing with a seat in the finals at stake but with the lights and cameras?
A: The whole week before it was time to leave Sweden I was very, very nervous and even when I had arrived in Magdeburg, it was shaky for me. But when we sat down at the table, all of that just disappeared. It was a very strange feeling.
Q: Have you kept in touch with any of the other qualifiers from the various trips you were on? Are any fans going to make the trip to Vienna with you to root you on at the finals?
A: I have chatted a little with IntraVnus and 0flushgordon. The others I haven't had any contact with. The only fan that I know of who is going to Vienna to support me is my wife Ninni.
Q: There's quite a lot of money up for grabs in the $500,000 guaranteed finals, with a big difference between $285,000 for 1st and $10,000 for 6th. Will you be playing to win or are you looking to play it safe and try to move as far as possible up the pay-table?
A: I am going to play as I usually do: there will be no difference. I always play to win. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I really hope it's going to work this time!
Q: Any special plans for what you will do with the winnings? Obviously it depends on where you finish, but do you have a trip planned or your eye on car or anything like that?
A: I have a 100-year-old house so I have no problems with spending money - I have to build a new WC-outflow, for example. And my wife will have her 50th birthday soon, so the whole family will go to Tunisia.
Q: Anything else you'd like to share?
A: I would like to thank everybody who was in Germany for an unforgettable memory for me - Bella, Kristian, Liam, and all the guys at the poker table. I had an unbelievable amount of luck to meet you all and even more luck to win the semi-final. Hope everyone can understand my happiness and that I see all of you again sometime.
Poker Race Trophy
DoggyP75 - Q&A
19/12/2008 AT 11:48
Poker Race Trophy
DoggyP75 takes the title
11/12/2008 AT 14:20