Kevin Thurman, a professional poker player from Canada, began his eventful poker career by making a first deposit of $500 on PokerStars. Today, he plays under the moniker WizardOfAhhs and specializes in high-stakes NL Hold’em Cap cash games.
This remarkable poker player has never looked back after making his first $500 deposit on PokerStars; instead, he has consistently marched forward, building a lucrative poker career. During the last few years, he has won prizes in millions of dollars playing cash games, and in 2010, he created a record by earning the largest number of VIP Player Points (VPPs) ever in the history of the VIP Club at PokerStars. The fact that Thruman was undergoing chemotherapy for an agonizing medical problem makes his achievement all the more noteworthy.
Thruman is fond of NL Hold’em cap cash games and prefers slow and deep tournament formats. His biggest online poker tournament achievement is his seventh finish in the Sunday Million, played on August 12 this year, in which he won a cash prize of $27,588.00. Since he earned the largest number of VPPs in the history of PokerStars’ VIP Club, the online poker room got in touch with him and requested him to become part of Team PokerStars.
Speaking about his poker ambition, he said: “I want to achieve an everlasting stress-free approach to the game. Regardless of whether I’m winning or losing at the tables, I want to remain completely at peace and always thankful that I’ve been able to make a good living at this game.”
Talking about his best friend, he said that Eric “ETPoker” Turner has been his best friend for the past 20 years. Stating that they were roommates in college, he said that they quit their corporate jobs to become full-time professional poker players.
Thruman also respects Trueteller, his opponent, as he feels that “he’s currently the most accomplished high-stakes cap player.” When PokerNews asked him what he would be doing if he weren’t playing poker, he replied: “Helping people achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle in some way. It’s something I’m still very interested in doing while I continue my career in poker.”
Regarding his choice of screen name, he said, “It’s from an old pin-back button I wore around the house as a kid almost three decades ago.”
Players who are interested in knowing more about Kevin can either read his blog or follow him on Twitter (@WizardOfAhhs).