A. Polychronopoulos, a 27-year-old poker player from Long Island, New York is the first Greek who has succeeded in becoming a champion in poker.
Polychronopoulos participated in the “World Series of Poker event No 48” and defeated 2,712 players. He took first place and won the amount of $65,223. When he played in the final four of the competition, he wore a muffler of his Cypriot football team “APOEL”, as he had promised his friends he would.
Polychronopoulos, is an undefeated professional player on the Internet, and has won $2,075.799 until now, under the name Athanasios 9.