Asher Conniff accidentally registered for a big money poker tournament and OF COURSE walked away with the top prize of $973,000. Because life is one god damn Disney movie.
Asher Conniff, 25, was coming off the biggest score of his career — a $203,000 jackpot on April 20 in the opening event of the Borgata’s Spring Poker Open.
A few days later, he was set to play a $1,000 high-roller event on Borgata’s online poker room — only to mistakenly misclick. Conniff registered instead for a $1,600 satellite preliminary round of the $15,000 live main event that started the following day at the Borgata.
The Brooklynite quickly realized his mistake, but the casino said he was out of luck.
CUE THE INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC AND…Asher wins the satellite and a seat into the championship BECAUSE OF COURSE HE DID!
On Wednesday, Conniff came up aces to dominate the six-man final table featuring Tony Dunst, Brian Yoon, Carlos Mortensen, Ray Qartomy and eventual runner-up, Alexander Lakhov — each with more than $1.5 million in career winnings. He faced almost no adversity in eliminating his final five opponents in a little under five hours.
Conniff had to miss a family vacation to play in the tourney. He’s going to make it up to his family by taking them on another vacation. Probably to fucking Disney.
[via NY Daily News]