We had the opportunity of meeting with seasoned UB.com Pro Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon, the title sponsor of the Four Aces Poker Open in Montreal this year. Mark is from from Madison, Wisconson, also the hometown of poker legend Phil Hellmuth. The UB.com Pro has been playing poker for 20 years and even before the explosion of internet poker he started his poker career at a local bar called the Player Sports Bar, which he later bought and still owns. As he showed us in Montreal, he has a very outgoing personality.
Mark considers his playing style as very aggressive which has contributed to his well over $2 Million in wins, most of them online.
He loves to travel a lot and his favourite tournament destination is the Aruba UB Poker Classic, a tournament that has been running since 2002 and is also popular with many players who want to enjoy a nice sunny destination. Sunny or not, however, Mark also said he loves coming to Montreal.
Kroon played a solid game right from Day 1 at the Four Aces which helped seal his victory. A key hand was an all-in he won with trip-Jacks early on at the final table which gave him a healthy chip lead that he was able to hold on to afterwards. Besides showing us some good poker, he was also very entertaining to watch at the table as he shared his many poker adventures with the other players and spectators.
We have a short video interview with Mark below from the morning before his tournament win.
Once again, Congratulations Mark!!!