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Generation Next -- Iain 'TillerMaN' Girdwood

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Jul 01, 2009


This issue’s Generation Next is a profile with a twist. Many online players, and indeed gamers, may know the name “TillerMaN” but perhaps have never heard of the man behind the name, Iain Girdwood. Born and living in Glasgow, Scotland, the 33-year-old has flown under the radar for long enough. Over the past six years or so, Girdwood has been tearing up the virtual felt and making a nice living. He speaks to Card Player candidly about his experiences and his hopes for the future. Rebecca McAdam: First of all, where does your name come from? Iain Girdwood: It was taken from the album Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens. I then used it as my pro gaming nickname when I played games professionally like Starcraft and Warcraft. Then it stuck with me for poker, just like ElkY [Bertrand Grospellier]. RM: How did you get into those games? IG: ...

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