26 year-old Brooklyn native Asher Conniff recently won a massive sum of money playing in an online poker tournament that he actually entered by accident. Conniff meant to sign up for a different tournament, but by mistake, he registered for one that conflicted with a planned family vacation to Europe.
When he found out he couldn’t get a refund on his buy-in, Conniff backed out of the family trip and went ahead with the tournament he hadn’t intended on entering. It turned out to be a very wise financial decision. After he won that tournament, he became eligible for the World Poker Tour World Championship, which he won. Conniff walked away with a pot worth more than $US973,000.