Emma Axling from 7Red Casino had very little expectations when she signed up for the Crazy Pineapple Freeroll organised by All-In Translations at the Dragonara on Wednesday.
With zero previous experience of Crazy Pineapple poker and a field of 40 players, many of them professional poker players, the outlook could have been better for the Content Executive from Sweden.
But when 38 players had been knocked out and she entered the heads-up with a substantial chip lead against Tiago Aprigio, Business Development Manager at All-In Translations, it finally started to look realistic to win the tournament where the 1st prize was an entry to the Crazy Pineapple Malta EPT event.
Her Q10s held up in the final hand, and just before 2:00 AM on Thursday she was crowned winner.
"It was crazy cool! Beginner's luck and being clueless goes a long way", she modestly commented afterwards.
The tournament she won entry to - the EPT Malta Crazy Pineapple side event, starts at noon on Friday 27th March (full schedule here) and has a buy-in of €200+20.
We wish her the best of luck!
The tournament was hosted by All-In Translations as a way to celebrate the league title win in the Pentasia Clubs League.