Stuart "The Donator" Paterson

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Stuart "The Donator" Paterson plays online at Full Tilt Poker. Stuart Paterson was born in Freeport, Grand Bahamas but moved to Florida at a young age so that he could attend school in the U.S. Stuart Paterson got into poker pretty much by accident. was winning a lot of money betting sports when, after a good session one day, he took his winnings and sat down at a poker table. That money was lost; yet, Stuart was hooked.

Stuart Paterson online nickname is "The Donator". He is sponsored by Full Tilt Poker and is a member of Team Full Tilt.

Over the next couple years, Stuart Paterson worked hard on his poker game. After three years, his game was starting to gel. Stuart began playing online at against guys like Phil Ivey and John D'Agostino, and soon was holding his own against the poker greats.

During this time, Stuart Paterson befriended poker professionals like Robert and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, and Josh Arieh. He listened to their sage advice and it completely transformed his game.

This year, Stuart Paterson had his first big win at a live tournament when he took sixth place at the Borgota Poker Classic. Recently, Stuart Paterson cashed in the Main Event at the 2006 World Series of Poker.

When Stuart's not playing in live tournaments, he spends as much time as possible going to sporting events. Being from Boca Raton, his favorite teams are the Dolphins and the Heat. Stuart graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in business management. Like the way he transitioned from the sports book to poker, Stuart plans to move to a career in business after a few more years on the felt.

01/14/2008 - Stuart Paterson came in 1st place and won $93,250 in the $1000 buy-in, $1K Monday on FullTiltPoker.

7/19/2008 - Stuart Paterson came in 1st place and won $19,448 in the $100 buy-in, $60,000 Guarantee (Rebuy) on FullTiltPoker.

05/02/2008 - Stuart Paterson came in 1st place and won $20,979 in the $162 buy-in, The Nightly Hundred Grand [$162 NLHE] on PokerStars,

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