During the recent Powerfest series on partypoker, some impressive results for Bankroll Staking (BRS) players saw two of its newest recruits celebrate huge scores.

Steven Adleigh, 30, represented BRS in Championship Event #325 and managed to best a mammoth field of 5,144 players to claim first place, and a prize of $10,291. Steven had, until recently, only thought of himself as a recreational player, playing mostly online or in his local pub league in Glasgow. A handful of wins up to around £4,000 were the extent of his poker success to that point, and he saw his opportunity to join BRS as an excellent way to improve his skills and move on to the next level.

“The setup is fantastic, and the people I have encountered have been welcoming, friendly and very knowledgeable about the game. BRS seems to me to be the kind of place where people will be given the chance to progress their poker knowledge and skill at their own pace. Their players and coaches have achieved astonishing success, and I would highly recommend any serious players who have the option to begin the BRS journey, to go ahead and do it”.

Having now become a full member of BRS, Steven plans to continue to develop his talent for the game, and will work with his mentor to line up as many personally tailored coaching sessions with the seasoned professionals as he possibly can.

Not to be outshone by his Academy counterpart, fellow new recruit Lee Lawrenson created his own Powerfest success story on the same night, navigating his way past more than 2,500 opponents, to claim second place in tournament #321. In doing so, he recorded easily his largest ever score of $11,420. To make this feat even more impressive, he had qualified through Partypoker’s revolutionary new phase system, for a total outlay of just $5.50!

Lawrenson, 43, from Blackburn, joined the academy just five weeks ago and has since progressed to become a full team member of BRS.   Describing himself as “madly passionate about the game”, the Royal Mail worker credits BRS with recent improvement. “I’ve been playing poker for about eight years, but I feel like my game has noticeably improved just over the past few weeks, from being with BRS and being able to play online every night”.

Lee has also taken the opportunity to gain tutelage from recently-appointed BRS coach (and Irish poker legend) Dara O’Kearney, and plans to take full advantage of the company’s thorough coaching program by joining as many sessions as he can in the coming weeks. And Sundays may be quickly becoming Lee’s favourite day of the week, as he enjoyed even more success the following weekend, winning a package to attend the WSOP Europe in Rozvadov, worth $13,000!

He will travel alongside his team members in November, to compete in the €10,300 Main Event, boasting a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000,000. With a minimum $1,000,000 guaranteed to the winner, this really could be a life-changing event for BRS’ latest superstar.

“To those who are unsure about applying to join BRS, I’d say just go for it. Don’t think you might not be good enough, just take the chance and see what comes of it”.

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