Former Full Tilt Red Pro Wins Global Poker Tournament of Champions

Global Pokers inaugural Tournament of Champions played to an exciting conclusion last Sunday with ex-Full Tilt red pro Richard Brodie claiming the title and $5,000 prize package that allows him to represent the poker site at an upcoming live tournament.

By: Charles Rettmuller

Brodie, aka "Quiet Lion," has worn a number of hats during his 58 years. He was a poker pro for awhile, his live earnings listed by the Hendon Mob at $243,028, including a best cash of $44,207 in the $10K Limit Hold'em Championship at the 2011 WSOP.

In addition to his poker prowess, Brodie has authored two books, "Getting Past OK: The Self-Help Book for People Who Don’t Need Help" and "Virus of the Mind." But his biggest claim to fame is creating Microsoft Word.

Brodie left Harvard after two years to make his mark in Silicon Valley, landing at Xerox before finding his way to Microsoft. A bunch of achievements and recognition in computer programming followed, as his work and creations are used by millions.

Quiet Lion can now add another achievement to his list - that of Global Poker tournament champion.

“I got that big Eagle Cup Trophy; I love it, it’s fantastic!” Brodie said.

He became eligible for the T of C by winning the Eagle Cup II Medium Main Event. Brodie then advanced to the Global Poker Tournament of Champions that was played Sunday, October 28.

“I got lucky. I kept winning every all-in," Richard added.

Now it's onto a live poker event of his choosing, likely in early 2019 due to a busy schedule. But that schedule won't keep Brodie from playing some more on Global Poker.

Quiet Lion began his poker career after watching his friend, Andy Bloch, compete in a televised WPT event back in the day. A stint as a pro followed, but those days are apparently over, as Brodie considers himself a casual player now.

“I like Global Poker’s focus on recreational players, it makes it fun; there are lots of fun people who like playing rather than hard-core pros you might see on other sites and makes it a more enjoyable playing environment,” Brodie stated.

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