FCP Name: Shahmat
Name: Sol Bergren
Age: 25
Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Occupation: IT Instructor (SIIT)
Years Playing Poker: 5+

Favorite Poker Game: NL Texas Holdem
Favorite Poker Hand: suited connectors, pp
Favorite Poker Player: ivey, negreanu, lederer

1. What makes you think you'll make a good Protege?
I am very interested in learning and improving my game. With solid proven advice I know I will be able to take my game to the next level. I believe I perform very well in pressure situations and would be able to make the most out of this opportunity.

2. What limits and/or game do you normally play at FCP?
5-10NL (6max)

3. If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would that person be and why?
Would definately be a musician, not sure which one, probably Scott Anderson(Finger eleven), Serj Tankian (SOAD) or Daniel Johns(Silverchair), Kurt Cobain. Okay I'll stop listing. Guess the reasoning is I find them all very interesting, would be cool to hear their opinions on alot of musical things and I'm really just a big fan.

4. What do you like to do when you aren't playing poker?
There's time for other things besides poker? I watch alot of tv programs.

A few that I enjoy: "Prison Break", "Oz", "Scrubs", "My name is Earl", "Lost", "Trailer Park Boys", "Law and Order". Lately I've been doing renovations on the new home. I also really enjoy watching live bands.

5. What is your favorite sport (sports team if applicable)?
I don't really follow sports much anymore. When I did I was a Leafs fan.

6. Which pro poker player gets on your last nerve the most?
Antonio Esfandiara. Bear in mind that I've never met him. My only interpretation of him is from wpt broadcasts and his website.

7. What pro poker player do you feel that your game best resembles and WHY?
I'd say part negreanu, lederer, maybe part Matusow? I feel like I have pretty good hand reading skills but am also able to make a big move if I feel I can get someone to lay down a hand.

8. If you become the protege and win millions, what is the first thing you'll buy?
I guess a hottub, I pretty much have everything else I want already.


Every Saturday for ten weeks, will run a $300 + $20 Buy-in High Roller Protégé Tournament. The winner of the tournament will win 1st place cash, as well as a spot into the Seat #5 Final Table freeroll tournament.

The Seat #5 Final Table freeroll tournament will award the winner Seat #5 in the live Protégé Final Table.

Simply buy-in to one of the ten Saturday $300 + $20 tournaments or qualify in one of the feeder tournaments as follows:

The winner of the 10-player Seat #5 Final Table freeroll will earn Seat #5 at the live Protégé Final Table.

Good Luck!