The win was 671,2 thousands of dollars.
Canadian professional poker player Scott Wellenbach (Scott Wellenbach) won more than half a million dollars and promised to give them to charity.
The man took the third place at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure held in the Bahamas. His winnings amounted to 671,2 thousands of dollars. All the money he plans to give to charities.
Wellenbach, adheres to Buddhist philosophy and believes that religious practices like meditation helped him to achieve success in the game. 67-year-old man explained that over time has become more aware of what is happening in his head, and be able to control my emotions and not be distracted by them. “Once you realize what’s happening to you, these thoughts and emotions has less impact on you, and you can focus on what is happening on the table,” he said.
He decided to give money to charity, because according to their beliefs, must do good. The love for gambling, he does not consider worthy of a Buddhist quality, but notes that atones for the guilt of giving money to those in need.
“A significant part of the money is won from people who are too addicted to the game, too drunk, too uneducated or too masochistic, so I can’t play well. We are all susceptible to addictions, but some of us were able to restrain them to play better,” he said.
Money Wellenbach planning to give the funds that “help people or animals, or beings that can feel”. Aside from playing poker time canadian translates from Sanskrit religious texts. For this work he takes no money.
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