New Poker Totty Asaf Levy, is not only a poker player but he is also a keen fisherman. Surprisingly those two sports are comparable. Each is a lone pursuit, they both have names for easy prey (fish) and dangerous opponents (sharks). Best of all both pursuit always have a BIG story to tell and sometimes those stories are not all that they seem. Welcome Poker Totty Asaf!
Do you play Texas Hold ‘Em or Omaha?
What was your biggest win at poker?
My biggest win in poker was $2400 at a 5/10 no limit table. I won with pocket 8s versus pocket kings. I barely took off my jacket as I was sitting down.
What is your daytime job?
I work for Amazon Canada.
How would you describe yourself physically?
I’m physically fit.
Which designer do you admire?
When did you decide that modelling maybe a career for you?
People have always complimented me on smile and eyes, so I thought I would give it a shot.
Who are your favourite models?
David Beckham, Tyson.
What sort of music and artist do you like?
I love soul, R&B, hip hop – Taliban Kweli, Q-Tip, Jill Scott.
Do you have any hobbies?
I love fishing.
Do you have an outrageous fishing story?
My dad lives down in Miami and when I go down to visit him I always book a chartered boat and go deep sea fishing. We have been on the boat all day drinking needless to say. No one had caught anything special, some orange snapper, some parrot fish. Finally my rod takes a dip and the line starts zipping. We caught some thing big. After about 45 minutes into fighting this fish, we finally see a fin. Can it be? Turns out we have a bull shark on the other end of the line adrenaline is pumping now.
Two and a half hours later and my arms feeling like over cooked pasta we now have the shark on the boat. 4 feet long we are told that its a juvenile and we have to release it. I pose for the camera with the shark in hand.
Now to be honest with you I was very scared holding this thing after learning that these guys are more aggressive and dangerous than a great white. Well the shark whips out it’s tail, pop out of my hand into the direction of my buddy who is snapping the picture.
My buddy flips out slips on the deck (claims he was still a little heavy after the drinks) hits the side of the boat and goes over, taking with him the only camera we have!
His cell phone money camera, everything goes with him into the water. Meanwhile the captain of the boat is trying to figure out how to get this machine of teeth snapping everywhere off the boat while getting my buddy out of the water.
Eventually we get my buddy on the boat and push the shark out with some nets out the door in the back of the boat. We were all pretty bummed we had no picture, but the captain of the boat reassured us that this story would stick with him for a story to tell others who will charter with him and told us that this story will always stick with us. I’m still telling this story till today!
What is your favourite entertainment?
I love to watch movies and dancing.
Which cuisine do you prefer?
If you had a choice would it be a iPhone or a Samsung?
Samsung, android platform is better.
Which city would you like to be in and why?
I love Toronto, it’s the city I grew up in and it’s up and coming in the movie/fashion industry so why not be where it’s hot?