Steve Aoki’s ‘Biggest Fan’ Wins SNG At Celeb DJ’s Crib, Outlasts Phil Ivey

The World Poker Tour (WPT) made a German leisure poker participant’s dream come true Wednesday night time. Christophe Osse, most likely probably the most passionate Steve Aoki fan on the planet, gained a sit-n-go match throughout the famed DJ’s Las Vegas “playhouse” (house) and earned some improbable prizes and recollections that can ultimate a life-time.

Aoki, the WPT’s newest ambassador, hosted the sport for 5 fortunate contestant winners who all won a loose flight and resort on the Wynn Las Vegas. The winner took again to Germany a $10,000 WPT passport, which can be utilized as a purchase in for any long term Global Poker Excursion tournament. Further presents, together with 1-of-1 Aoki clothes and WPT passports have been passed out to others who cashed within the nine-player sit-n-go.

Phil Ivey Competes towards Contest Winners

Phil Ivey, Aoki’s neighbor, stopped through to compete within the recreation and used to be joined through 5 contest winners, Maria Ho, and Vince Van Patten. The opposite 4 contestants have been Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) champion Dan Sepiol, Las Vegas poker professional Kevin Osta, and a pair from New Jersey, either one of whom improbably gained the competition one by one — Angela Santamaria and Zlatan Kilmenta.

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Phil Ivey and Angela Santamaria

Ivey took no prisoners early on and busted Aoki first, incomes the 1-of-1 jacket off Aoki’s again from his non-public clothes line as a bounty. Sepiol, who lives in Las Vegas, bubbled however nonetheless won an unique WPT poker chip set as a comfort prize (and, after all, a loose room at Wynn). Osta and Osse ended up heads-up, with the latter taking down the name and the previous receiving a $5,000 WPT passport.

Dream Got here True

Osse used to be dropped at tears of pleasure upon completing off the sport because the ultimate individual status. He instructed PokerNews it used to be a “dream come true simply to be in Steve’s space.”

“I have been to twenty-eight presentations of (Steve Aoki) and the primary two presentations I did not get caked,” Osse mentioned.

Aoki’s trademark act all the way through a display is to throw cake at his lovers. Osse, who gained a video contest through Instagram to earn the travel to Las Vegas, has been caked 26 occasions in venues all the world over. His favourite display of all of them?

“That is a difficult one, I might have to mention Tomorrowland in Belgium,” the Aoki tremendous fan determined.

He additionally owns a huge Aoki memorabilia assortment and has more than one tattoos representing the artist. Successful the sport used to be only a bonus for Osse. Simply being there and taking part in poker towards his hero used to be all he may have requested for. As for which upcoming WPT tournament(s) he will use his passport to go into, he mentioned, “I am not certain but, I’m going to have to have a look at the agenda.”

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WPT contest winners talk over with with Steve Aoki in his Las Vegas house.

“I will’t even describe it in phrases,” he mentioned when requested to explain his revel in at Aoki’s space. “I am simply right here as a fan. It used to be a really perfect revel in.”

He additionally loved competing towards some poker greats and used to be happy with outlasting the nice Phil Ivey.

“Enjoying with Phil Ivey used to be nice. I have noticed him such a lot of occasions on German TV and now I am sitting with him at the desk, and I gained that desk. That is beautiful superior.”

Osse is tatted up on his legs and arms with art work depicting his pursuits and puts he is visited. A type of puts is Iowa, a midwestern state he is fallen in love with, in conjunction with the College of Iowa Hawkeyes soccer workforce.

Even though he is lived in Germany his whole existence, the Aoki house recreation champ has develop into slightly the enthusiastic Hawkeye fan and enjoys staring at Iowa video games when they are on TV again house. In January 2017, he attended Iowa’s Outback Bowl recreation in Tampa, Florida towards the College of Florida. Sadly, for him, the Hawks have been blasted through the Gators 30-3.

“Pass Hawks,” he mentioned with a grin.

Following the belief of the poker fit, Aoki introduced out a private sushi chef and handled everybody to a scrumptious meal.

*Photographs courtesy of WPT/Joe Giron.

Author: Bradley Watson