PPPoker is proud to announce that we have helped Madson 'Urea' Moura achieve another dream - by welcoming him on board as our brand-new PPPoker Brazil ambassador!
Poker can change lives, and this has undoubtedly been the case for Urea, who is known to have one of the most remarkable stories in the Brazilian poker community.
Urea touched the hearts of poker lovers back in November 2019 after the up-and-comer overcame a lifetime of difficulties to take the title of the biggest poker event in Latin America, the BSOP Millions. After succeeding in his first poker dream of becoming a champion, Urea has now fulfilled his second - to be welcomed as a poker ambassador.
"I would like to thank God for making another dream come true in my life, becoming an ambassador for the biggest poker site in the world, PPPoker! I'm going to do my best to grow this mind-sport even more here in Brazil! Patience and faith, guys!" said Urea on his official Instagram.
From an Ordinary Life to Legendary Status
Born in the small town of Umarizal, Urea had a humble but by no means carefree childhood. After giving up his studies to help support his family, that sacrifice meant that up until only a few years ago, Urea couldn't read or write, and that's where poker came in to change his destiny.
It was through the game that Urea became literate, found his calling, and in turn, a way to earn a living. Becoming BSOP champion, and having a platform to share his story has inspired many people, especially those who have followed his path.
Like those before him, such as Chris Moneymaker, who won the 2003 $10,000 WSOP Main Event having qualified online for just $86, Urea's inspirational story motivated numerous Brazilians to pursue their poker dreams.
"This title will change my life, but it will not take away my humility, my simplicity." Urea said at the time of his BSOP win.
Urea's New Adventure Starts at PPPoker
Urea now has the opportunity to continue his poker journey, and PPPoker is proud to be a part of this talented Brazilian's next chapter.
Since the worldwide lockdown and quarantine came into place, Urea has been using his time at home to battle on the online poker streets, focus on study, and like many others right now, reorganize his living space.
Speaking in a recent interview with Mundopoker.com, Urea said "I was very honored to be able to help others. Whenever I arrived in the neediest homes, the sparkle in people's eyes, who needed it, God touched my heart. As long as I live and can, I will help others.
"Get to know poker before you start playing. Study before playing for money. You will dedicate yourself, and you will have great results. This can be a good income for those just starting out. I was illiterate, I didn't know how to write my name and poker opened my mind."
May our partnership last for many years!
Urea emphasized his goals as a poker ambassador in his first interview with PPPoker.
"Due to the history that I built within poker, a history of overcoming, I hope I can be able to attract many more people to play on the PPPoker platform and show them that everything is possible in poker!"
"I've always enjoyed playing on the PPPoker app because it becomes much more practical when you can play on your phone and your computer wherever you are, so for me, it becomes much easier to play."
"I will do my best to help PPPoker to grow even more, and may our partnership last for many years!"
Urea has an incredible story in both life and poker, and will now continue the voyage as part of the PPPoker community, so please stay tuned to see what surprises Urea will bring to us!
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PPST LEADERBOARD WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT! ( SEASON 1)
Congrats to our Top 5 for winning incredible poker funds and bringing home the glory!
Top 5 Win Poker Funds!
After six months of epic battles, the PPST Leaderboard Season 1 has come to an end!
Our Top 5 winners competed with over 100,000 players across hundreds of PPST tournaments to earn the glory and bring home a PPPoker Live Poker Fund worth up to $5,000, and the opportunity to become a PPST ambassador!
The PPST Leaderboard events got underway back in January 2020, and each week there was an opportunity for players to add vital Leaderboard points to their tally.
Players from the biggest Clubs and Unions across PPPoker’s global network came together on the online tables for some of the largest, and greatest, tournaments hosted on PPPoker so far.
Congratulations to all! Stay tuned for more information on future PPST events!