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888poker Ambassadors Prep for the Holidays, Part 2

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In this part of the holiday preparation with the 888poker ambassadors, PokerNews delves into a few of their favorite things: gifting and the foods they can’t live without during the holiday season. Check out part one of this holiday preparation series, where the ambassadors discuss their tips and holiday traditions.

Natalie Hof

Natalie Hof

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

SUPER NINTENDO for sure.

What is the best gift you are going to give someone this holiday season?

Tough question because I prefer [to give] spontaneous gifts to people I really like instead of Christmas presents or, for example, Valentine’s Day. So mostly it’s not about presents in my family.

Some years we don't even buy presents. I mean, when you are a child or you have children, I totally get that. It’s a lot of fun, but when you’re celebrating Christmas with your parents and you're 30 years old, I don't see the value.

So my answer is: time with the family.

What is your favourite food and drink to make over the holidays?

I drink a lot of tea. I like green tea with honey.

And my favourite food is Grünkohl mit Pinkel (German kale with sausage and bacon). Traditional German. Looks disgusting and tastes like heaven.

Nicolau Villa-Lobos

Nicolau Villa-Lobos

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

My first dog Salvador. I was about 8 years old and that was the best gift ever.

What is the best gift you are going to give someone this holiday season?

Tough one haha. It might be that my mom will get a daughter-in-law haha.

What is your favourite food and drink to make over the holidays?

I don't really love Christmas food, but my uncle makes an awesome Braz Cod and it goes really well with some wine.

Bruno Politano

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

My first bike on my 14th birthday hehhehe

What is the best gift you are going to give someone this holiday season?

haha To my fiancé I will date our marriage hahahah

What is your favourite food and drink to make over the holidays?

Chester with cheese and wine :)

Bruno Kawauti

Bruno Kawauti

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

My electric guitar

What is the best gift you are going to give someone this holiday season?

Dinosaurs miniatures for my nephews!

What is your favourite food and drink to make over the holidays?

My favourite food is a dessert that my aunt does, it’s like an ice cream, but different, and drink will be beer and whisky :)

Chris Moorman

Chris Moorman

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

One year as a child I got a half-size snooker table. I was obsessed with playing and practising on it. I wouldn't be half as good of a pool player if I didn't have a table at home.

What is the best gift you are going to give someone this holiday season?

I can't tell you that as they might be reading this!

What is your favourite food and drink to make over the holidays?

My mom's roast dinner is my favourite holiday meal!

Sofia Lövgren

Sofia Lovgren

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

I remember very well receiving a computer as a Christmas gift 2002. I was shocked and happy and it was the start for me to find the online world. A few years later I started to play online poker.

What is the best gift you are going to give someone this holiday season?

I’ll bake a lot of yummy bread, Lucia-buns, knäck and gingerbread cookies! I like cooking food and baking... not at least because I love to eat it myself ;)

What is your favourite food and drink to make over the holidays?

Christmas ham, Christmas turkey, glazed ribs and, of course, Swedish meatballs. Julglögg (hot wine) and Julmust.

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Kara Scott

Kara Scott

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

A couple of years ago, I got a wine fridge (already an awesome gift because, hello, wine) full of lovely bottles from our first date and the night we got engaged.

What is the best gift you are going to give someone this holiday season?

I think my sister will like her gifts. She's vegan and probably the most genuinely eco-conscious person I've ever met. She hates waste and makes most of what she uses/needs at home. I have such respect for how she lives her life. I bought her a kefir maker and some beautiful, handmade handkerchiefs from Italy.

What is your favourite food and drink to make over the holidays?

Turkey! A big turkey dinner with all the trimmings. And a LOT of sparkling wine.

Dominik Nitsche

Dominik Nitsche

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

Probably one at the poker table. I remember a guy losing a $50K pot to me in a cash game. He was drawing dead. Surely that counts as a present.

My family isn't into the whole idea of gift giving either. That's nice for me so I don't need to spend a lot of time picking out presents. We just get something small or nothing at all.

What is your favourite food and drink to make over the holidays?

Just has to be anything German my mom used to make when I was a kid. There are too many dishes and I usually try to eat them all when I'm home. Drink: Probably Gluehwein, a German version of mulled wine.

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