2014 DFBC Finalist: Chig Keeps Chugging into DFBC Final

May 15 4:56pm
Nick Sharp

Return trip secured! Chig was visiting family in Las Vegas when he submitted his lineup for the DFBC Qualifier. Now he’ll be coming back in August for a chance at the $1,000,000 first place prize.

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How long have you been playing fantasy sports/baseball? 

I’ve been playing fantasy sports for about fifteen years – started with fantasy football, been doing baseball only for about 10 years. There were people still calculating the results by hand when I first started. As for daily, I started playing it less than a year ago.


In your opinion, how does daily fantasy compare to season-long?

Daily is much more competitive, which makes it more fun. There are also other factors that I always think about when I’m doing daily versus season-long. Things like weather and matchup are much more important. And it’s a lot of fun to change your players every day.


What is your overall approach to drafting a lineup? What are the elements and factors that are important to you?

The weather and matchups are the key I think. I try to look for a good strikeout pitcher who has a decent matchup. Then I want to make sure I get at least a few big bats and then some players who have a decent track record against the pitchers they’re up against.


Describe the night you won your DFBC Qualifier.

I was actually in Vegas visiting my father and step-mother. My dad and I went to a show so I couldn’t have my phone on. I just checked the status before I went in, but I had a lot of players who were in the later games and so my lineups weren’t doing much of anything. By the time I got out of the show, I was in 1st place. At that point I was just sitting there with my dad sweating the results.

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What are you looking forward to the most about Las Vegas?

 I think it’s just going to be a fun experience overall. For me, I think the competition is going to be the best part. What better place to do it than Las Vegas?


If you won 1st place, what would you do with the $1,000,000?

 That’s a lot of money. My kids’ college costs would be covered, that’s for sure. I plan to move back up to Boston as well and the money will help with that. Boston’s my hometown and it’s a little more expensive up there than where I live now.

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