Pat Mazza from Toronto wins the Pokerstars Sunday Million
Former professional poker player Pat Mazza takes down a 12,931 player field to win the Sunday Million for $112,185 on Pokerstars.
Pat Mazza aka thepatmazza played poker professionally from the age of 16 to 25. His biggest score prior to this was in the Rake the Rake EPR London in 2012 where Pat Mazza earned an impressive £40,000.
Pat has told us that poker is now a form of recreation for him. When he was younger Mazza dreamed of being on TV and winning the World Series of poker. While he intended to play in the $10,000 Main event this year, COVID had other plans.
Pat Mazza made a name for himself on party poker and pokerstars back in 2009-2012 when the online poker boom swept the world. His total online cash game earnings are a $207,000 while being a 19 year old university student at the time. Mazza remembers loving the game so much and looking forward to the challenge of each new hand.
Pat Mazza was once a card runners poker coach and professional where he specialized in teaching students how to play 6-handed NL Holdem cash games. He made over 20 live videos playing poker and walking through his though process and another 5 videos on the mindset to succeed in poker.
Pat hopes to one day win a win World Series of Poker bracelet as it is a bucket list item of his but has lost the passion he once had for the game and does not want to play it professionally any longer.
Instead, he has now devoted his life to making the world a better place. He defines success now as making a lasting impact on the world and doing his party to make it a better place. You can find what he is doing on his Instagram platform @thepatmazza.
When I asked Pat Mazza what makes a separates the good players from the average he said, “Hands down, hand reading is the most important skill. You have to be able to accurately put your opponent on a range of hands.” He also added, “Poker is a very deep game. You have to think of not only your own hand, but what your opponents hand range is. You then have to consider what your opponent thinks your hand range is. Then you must consider what your opponent thinks, that you think their hand range is”. This takes years of study and millions of hands to get good at but like any other game of skill the 10,000 hour rule holds true.
We congratulate Pat Mazza on his big Sunday million win and are excited to follow his poker journey to see if his dream of becoming a World Series of poker bracelet winner becomes a reality. When we asked him what he was going to do with the money he said he wasn’t sure the only thing he knew for sure was that he would donate at least 20% to a local charity. Pat Mazza you are a good human and good card player.