June, 2021 Austin TCH Monthly Champion PHIL MONDAY

“I am a local REALTOR here in the Austin Area. I have lived here a majority of my life, but have also lived in Phoenix, and Seattle. I am marrying my fiancé, Ashlie, on 9/5/2021 and we have one puppy, Oreo!”

Phil first started playing in high school with friends to pass time. “I had fun, but never really understood the game. When I moved to Phoenix I started playing a bit more and digging into the game on a different level and that continued in Seattle. I moved back to Texas and took a long break (1.5 years) from the game, but started playing a lot more this year”, said Phil.

Phil says his greatest poker memory is winning the Steps tournaments. “We have had some REALLY deep fields in each of the tournaments I have won and it has been a grind hand after hand. The level of competition here is amazing and me being a competitive guy I love every bit of it!”

He strives to win a Bracelet before his poker career is over!

June, 2021 KoJacks Monthly Champion ANDY DECKER

From a small town in central Texas where he played all major sports in High School, then went to Angelo State. Andy moved to Midland for his career where he found KoJacks for great poker! He started playing poker at the age of 15 with family and friends and then continued playing in home games. He would occasionally play in a casino. His favorite poker memory is playing poker with his father at the house, talking sports and BBQ!

Andy now finds himself with one of the coveted Semi Annual Championship seats from KoJacks!

Congrats Andy!

May, 2021 Rio Grande Valley TCH Monthly Champion FRANK IBARRA

Frank is 32, single, and enjoys Poker, Fishing, Working Out, and sipping on a few Budlights!

He started playing poker when he was 17 with his high school buddies. They played a $5 tournament game, and has played in many WSOP Tournaments and High Stakes Cash Games!

He hope to play for as long as he can, earning a dollar or two along the way!



May, 2021 Austin TCH Monthly Champion ESTHER FEDORKEVICH 

ESTHER FEDORKEVICH lives in Austin Texas, married and has 2 kids. She loves cooking meals for her family, playing basketball, and golf. She owns a Literary & Entertainment Agency… so she reads a lot of books!

Esther started playing poker when she was 7 or 8 years old. She grew up with 5 brothers and 1 sister so there was always 7 at the table!

Esther was the first woman to win the Venitian Deepstack Event, but her goal is to win the World Series of Poker!