Josip Simunic - Team partypoker
Name: Josip Simunic
partypoker screen name: JozinhoPP
As the saying goes 'all you need is a chip and a chair,' but having heart helps. That's exactly what Josip Simunic demonstrated in the 2015 High EPT Deauville High Roller. Down to three big blinds and with a whole day to go, Simunic defied the odds to land the title, along with a tidy $350K!
The former semi-professional started his poker career racking up the hours in low-stakes tournaments in his native Austria. Gradually progressing through the stakes, a bankroll-boosting victory arrived in 2014 when Josip took down the Swiss Poker Championships for just under $86,000.
Josip has since been remarkably consistent, cashing eleven times in live events in 2017 alone. In 2018 he triumphed in the Top Guns Main Event at the Merit Poker Classic and he recently took down his first POWERFEST title for $20,946, alongside 8 final tables in the 2020 series alone!
With over $1.3 million in live tournament winnings and an unrivalled competitive instinct, the level-headed Austrian is a force to be reckoned with!