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2Oct/130

Poker Academy to be Exclusive Poker Training Software Sponsor of the Fantasy Poker League with its All-New Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0

Hopkins, MN (PRWEB) October 19, 2005

(http://www.poker-academy.com), today announced an agreement to be the exclusive poker training software sponsor of The Fantasy Poker League with its all-new Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0. Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0 was released October 1, 2005. Utilizing world renowned Poki poker artificial intelligence research developed over more than 10 years, the all-new Texas Holdem poker simulator features free online play and chat, limit, no limit, ring games, and multi-table tournaments, and tournament clock.

The Fantasy Poker League arranges league-style, no-limit Texas Holdem tournaments in five states Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and North Dakota where thousands of people play for fun in bars, clubs, and restaurants at no cost. Players compete for top prizes such as poker training software, DVDs, poker tables, gift certificates, promotional apparel, poker chip sets, vacations, and seats in major Las Vegas cash tournament. For bigger events, Poker Academy will provide its flagship Texas Holdem training software, Poker Academy Pro, as prizes.

As part of the sponsorship, Poker Academy and The Fantasy Poker League will engage in cross-marketing programs, including online advertising, print, and direct mail.

Poker Academy software is a great learning tool for the novice, yet highly worthwhile for the pro, said Alan Widman, president and founder of The Fantasy Poker League. Were excited to present this training tool to prize winners as a great way to practice and improve their game without taking any risk. On a personal note, I especially like the games ability to review your hand history and replay a specific hand with different betting patterns, and then see how the outcome could have been. Its also great to practice on an airplane, because there is no Internet.

Being a sponsor of The Fantasy Poker League is an ideal fit for us, and were excited to be part of it, said Kurt Lange, president of Poker Academy. As more and more people play holdem socially, we want to be part of their learning experience. Our newest version of Poker Academy Texas Holdem has some exciting new features, like a tournament clock and multi-table tournament simulation, which are great tools to help any player improve their game.

Poker Academy Texas Holdem 2.0 (Mac or Win)

If you are new to poker, Poker Academy software can get you up to speed in a hurry, says Antonio The Magician Esfandiari. Poker Academy Texas Hold'em 2.0 is the world's most powerful poker training tool, featuring online, limit, no limit, ring, and tournament play. Utilizing world renowned Poki poker artificial intelligence research developed over more than 10 years, Poker Academy software will help you take your game to the next level.

Using a number of cutting edge machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques, Poker Academy software utilizes statistical modeling, neural networks, and advanced understanding of game theory to dynamically adapt its play to exploit patterns in your play.

With this game, players learn, adapt, and improve their poker abilities in just a few weeks. If you can be profitable playing Poker Academy, you will be a formidable foe in the online poker rooms and real life casinos and card rooms, said Lange.

Added Poker Champion Hoyt Corkins, A player of any skill level amateur or professional can learn from this software.

System Requirements: Windows Me/NT/2000/XP or Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or higher, 128MB RAM, 200MB disk space, 800 MHz CPU, Internet Access for Activation (Download Version) and for online multiplayer features.

About Poker Academy

Poker Academy is a leading poker software developer. The Company develops the worlds most advanced Texas Holdem poker learning tool, utilizing world renowned Poki poker artificial intelligence developed over 10 years. Poker Academy software is designed to help players learn, adapt, and improve their poker skills. Poker Academy includes No Limit, Limit, Ring, and Tournament play along with many feature-rich components. Poker Academy is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and has U.S. offices in Minnetonka, MN. For more details, please visit http://www.poker-academy.com.

About The Fantasy Poker League

The Fantasy Poker League is an entertainment/advertising company that brings the game of No limit Texas Hold'em to bars, clubs, restaurants, etc. and arranges league style play that anyone can participate in at no cost (absolutely free to play). Each night of the week, participants are able to walk into their favorite location and have a chance to play in a No Limit Texas Hold'em tournament, try to make it to the final table, and compete for the top prizes (DVD's, poker tables, gift certificates, promotional apparel, poker chip sets, vacations, seats in major Las Vegas cash tournament, etc.) and best of all win the bragging rights!

Players who make it to the top eight will be awarded points based on their performance. Participants will be able to track their points and statistics at the website (http://www.tfpl.net) and even setup their own profiles and gossip with other players on the message board.

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27Sep/130

Poker Academy Texas Holdem Software Receives Praise from Poker Pros and Customers

Hopkins, MN (PRWEB) November 1, 2005

Poker Academy, the leading software developer of Texas Holdem poker games (http://www.poker-academy.com), today announced that six notable poker pros have offered praise about its world renowned poker game and poker software Poker Academy Pro 2.0 since debuting at the 2005 World Series of Poker Lifestyle Show in Las Vegas. Equally, dozens of customers have come forward to offer glowing testimonials about how Poker Academy has dramatically improved their Texas Holdem game. A sampling can be found below.

Poker Pro Testimonials

If you are new to poker, Poker Academy software can get you up to speed in a hurry, says Antonio The Magician Esfandiari.

If you want to be a shark and not a fish, Poker Academy is the product for you, Scott Fischman, Two Time WSOP Champion.

Poker Academy is the World Champ of poker simulators, Russ Hamilton, 1994 WSOP Champion.

A revolutionary learning tool; a must-have for the beginner to the serious rounder, Thomas Thunder Keller, 2004 WSOP $ 5,000 No-Limit Champion.

Poker Academy helped take me from a great player to a world-class player, Dustin Neverwin Woolf.

A player of any skill level, amateur or professional, can learn from this software, Hoyt Corkins, Poker Champion.

Customer Testimonials

Poker Academy Pro is wonderful! I can't imagine a more cost effective and time efficient way for a novice player like myself to improve his game. The Poker Academy teams commitment to excellence and responsiveness to user issues is second to none, says Greg.

I am now a registered user of Poker Academy. One reason was the fact that your company provided such an impressive and professional customer support. As an academic applying game theory in requirements engineering/management, I now highly enjoy pursuing a more recreational style of hands-on studies during the holidays! says Olov.

Thanks for creating what I consider the best Holdem simulator on the market. I've used a few and most of them are nothing more than a video game that can easily be beaten after you learn how they play. Not yours and I appreciate it. This has been the best poker investment I've ever made. Your software and customer care No. #1! says Aaron.

Thanks a million for the software. I have been playing money tournaments for several months now with incredible success, and I believe that Poker Academy played a major part in teaching me effective play and discipline. Thank you! says David.

Just bought Poker Academy Pro and its amazing! Already its shown me a half a dozen leaks in my game! Great product! It will pay for itself many times over! says Jonathan.

SWEET! Thanks for such an awesome program; I know my game has improved leaps and bounds since purchasing it, says Brad.

Many thanks for producing [Poker Academy]. It has by far the best computer-based practice opponents to date and is a valuable learning resource, says Liam.

I just bought your program. Wow. Great job, folks. I think I'll be wasting too much time playing your game, says Derrick.

I purchased your software and have been very pleased with its quality and the fact it has really helped me improve my poker skills, says Bernie.

You guys really have put out a great product. Well worth the money, says David.

Thank you for such an extremely good poker simulator. I enjoy it immensely and am learning along with books! says Patrick.

Kurt Lange, president of Poker Academy said: To have such positive things said about our poker software game is humbling. The lifeblood of our business is our customers. We strive day in and day out to dramatically improve their game, from the recreational player to the aspirational pro player. We think were making a difference. Now, to be recognized by some of the greatest names in the game, is an accomplishment beyond words. To the pros and customers, we thank you.

Poker Academy Pro Texas Holdem 2.0 was released July 1, 2005. Utilizing world renowned Poki poker artificial intelligence research developed over more than 10 years, the all-new Texas Holdem poker simulator features free online play and chat, limit, no limit, ring games, and multi-table tournaments, and an advanced player statistics system.

System Requirements: Windows Me/NT/2000/XP or Mac OS X 10.2.8 (Jaguar) or higher, 128MB RAM, 200MB disk space, 800 MHz CPU, Internet Access for Activation (Download Version) and for online multiplayer features.

About Poker Academy

Poker Academy is a leading developer of Texas Holdem poker games and training software. The Company develops the worlds most advanced Texas Holdem poker learning tool, utilizing world renowned Poki poker artificial intelligence developed over 10 years. Poker Academy software is designed to help players learn, adapt, and improve their poker skills. Poker Academy includes no limit, limit, ring, and tournament play along with many feature-rich components. Poker Academy is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and has U.S. offices in Minnetonka, MN. For more details, please visit http://www.poker-academy.com.

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28Jan/130

Poker-Mac Releases the First Review of Party Poker’s New Mac Poker Client

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2006

Poker-Mac (http://www.poker-mac.com), well recognized as the industry leading information marketplace for the Macintosh, OS X based online poker enthusiast, today releases their full review of the "King of online poker," Party Poker's brand new Java client.

The Party Poker Java client (still in beta version of development) has just been released, and Poker-Mac (http://www.poker-mac.com) and Party Poker want you to take it for a test drive. We'd love to know what you like or where we could make some changes.

Because there's no software to download, people can play poker on any PC that has a browser. This includes Intel/AMD CPU PCs running Windows OSes, but importantly now opens the Party Poker tables to Mac users on Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer (is anyone still using it?) On the beta version, people can play play money games and watch real money games -- it's a great way to get a taste of the action that's happening 24/7 on PartyPoker.com. Of course, if people want all the features of PartyPoker.com -- including access to real money games -- just download the full application. Naturally, any beta version will have a few kinks, but we hope people will help us test the Beta and then tell us how it performed.

This last bit of information is key. The beta client is ready for testing, and play money play -- but not for real money players. Nonetheless, it is looking great. At first glance, it appears nearly identical to the download version, and the Party Poker team seems to be hard at working putting in the final touches (including real money support).

In the past Mac players have played at Java client's provided by the ongame network, and downloadable clients from Full Tilt Poker and Games Grid. Mac players have benefited from statistical software such as MacPoker Pro (http://www.freemacpokerpro.com) just like their PC opponents, but this Java client opens up access to the multitudes of fish swimming in the Party Poker waters.

Detailed Information for Party Poker's Java Client:

System Requirements - Your computer needs to have:

16Jul/110

HoldemBonus.com Offering Free Macintosh Poker Software

Laholm, Halland (PRWEB) January 23, 2006

A new software for Macintosh users was released to let them play Poker Online from the Internet. The announcement was given today from HoldemBonus.com, one of the most famous Poker guides for Internet Poker players. In fact, players using a Mac computer have always been penalized by the lack of Poker Rooms with compatible software, since the majority of players are using Windows computers.

This limitation has now been removed, thanks to the efforts of Full Tilt Poker, a Poker Room offering free software to play Poker Online using a Macintosh. As any poker software on the Internet, players can sign up for a free account and try the game with play money, before making their first deposit.

Online Poker is the new gaming trend in the Internet market. Last Poker players surveys shown an increase in Poker players, due to the increasing security of the online money transactions and the ease with which is possible to learn play Poker in its various forms, such as Texas Holdem and Omaha Stud.

HoldemBonus.com is offering his visitors a free guide to the major Poker Rooms, providing reviews and gaming strategies. Poker Players can improve their skills by reading free tutorials and free guides about their favourite Game, and from now on Mac users also have got the possibility to join their friends in exciting Poker games online.

The major peculiarity of the Mac software reviewed in HoldemBonus.com is that Mac users will be able to interact with players using Windows computers. For this reason, all those players that were required to use another computer to play Poker, now are able to do it with their usual computer system.

For more information on Poker Online, or on how to play Poker on the Internet using a Mac, visit the site http://www.holdembonus.com .

Contact:

Patrik Karlsson

http://www.holdembonus.com


+460706819856

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3Jul/110

Prima Poker Heat in Irish Winter Festival

Prima Poker Heat in Irish Winter Festival










(PRWEB) October 31, 2003

Curacao, October 29, 2003 - The Prima Poker Tour turned up trumps at the Irish Winter Festival poker tournament last week in Dublin, Ireland with their four celebrity poker players (collectively known in the poker world as “The Hendon Mob”) finishing in the money no less than five times in four tournaments!

The main event, the biggest ever on Irish soil, saw both the Boatman brothers in contention at the final stages. But the icing on the cake was Ram “Crazy Horse” Vaswani’s victory in the Tournament’s final event - 100 Euro No Limit Texas Hold ‘em, keeping up The Mob’s record of at least one trophy on every stop of The Tour.

Current Irish Open Champion Joe “The Elegance” Beevers declared this year’s competition “the toughest Ireland has seen”. He attributed the record field (125 of Europe’s best players) to the increasing popularity of poker, fueled chiefly by the availability of the sport online, bringing tournament poker to players in the most remote corners of the globe. Joe noted that “most players in the tournament play online” and it was clear from the competition that their virtual poker practice had brought a new dimension to the game.

Ram Vaswani’s win in the final event marked yet another milestone in the three continent Prima Poker Tour, and after only three of The Tour’s eight stops, the Prima sponsored Mob have finished in the money an impressive 21 times, picking up an amazing five tournament trophies. That makes The Mob poker’s equivalent to Ferrari’s F1 team – the best competitors backed by the best technology in the business.

Next stop on The Tour: Master Classics of Poker 2003, Holland Casino, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 1 – 8, 2003.

For More Information Contact

Lyceum Media

Madeline Bennett

Madeline@lyceummedia.com

+44 207 828 6988

Background:

The Prima Poker Tour is taking The Hendon Mob on an unprecedented global tour to play in over 60 events, in eight venues, in three continents in an effort to demonstrate that online and terrestrial poker go hand-in-hand. The Tour represents the first major sponsorship in online poker and has elevated its status by introducing it to the media as a mainstream sport.

Prima Poker is the premiere poker network on the Internet and believes that online and offline poker complement each other. Prima Poker sends the best players from their network of online card rooms to compete in tournaments all around the globe qualifying them through a series of satellite tournaments held online through the family of card rooms found at http://www.primapoker.com.


















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24Jun/110

Full Tilt Poker and the UK?s Hendon Mob Join Forces

Full Tilt Poker and the UK’s Hendon Mob Join Forces










Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 3, 2006

Full Tilt Poker and the UK’s notorious Hendon Mob have joined forces creating an international behemoth in the poker world and an unprecedented global alliance.

The Hendon Mob will now become representatives of http://www.fulltiltpoker.com, joining the stellar group of Full Tilt Poker’s world-renowned poker pros and Team Full Tilt. Full Tilt Poker has become synonymous with the best that poker has to offer and now with the Hendon Mob partnership, the online site’s international reach and pedigree reaches new heights.

As international ambassadors to the poker world, the Hendon Mob, including superstars, Barny Boatman, Joe ‘The Elegance’ Beevers, Ram ‘Crazy Horse’ Vaswani and ‘Rocky’ Ross Boatman have not only raised the stakes in the world of poker, but have also helped raise global awareness of poker as a sport.

The Hendon Mob are well known on the European poker circuit and household names all over Europe and beyond. Between them, the members have earned 37 tournament titles and countless final table appearances. Their combined career earnings total more than $ 5.3 million.

“Having the Hendon Mob join the Full Tilt Poker family is very exciting for Team Full Tilt and will afford players on the site a unique chance to play and chat with some of the best players and ambassadors in the poker world. We are very pleased!” said Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer.

http://www.fulltiltpoker.com is the only place where you can learn, chat and play with the Hendon Mob, the crown jewels of the European poker world. To learn more about the Hendon Mob go to http://www.thehendonmob.com.

"We are excited and honored to have been chosen by Full Tilt Poker to represent them on the European tournament circuit and beyond. We are long time admirers of the software, the style, and of course the incomparable team of top flight pros who make up Team Full Tilt,” said Barny Boatman of the Hendon Mob.

To celebrate their new partnership, http://www.fulltiltpoker.com is kicking off their new affiliation with the Hendon Mob by giving players the chance to score two free tickets to the biggest sporting event in the world - The 2006 World Cup Finals. For free! In addition, players will receive $ 2,000 in spending money and a custom Full Tilt Poker football jersey to wear at the game.

Full Tilt Poker will be giving away 12 more jerseys to lucky players in their Hendon Mob World Cup Freeroll. Players who make the final table in this tournament or knock out a member of the Hendon Mob, will receive a custom Full Tilt Poker football jersey with the player's name and chosen number on the back.

The World Cup Freeroll tournament begins on http://www.fulltiltpoker.com at 12PM ET (8PM GMT) on Saturday, June 17th. Go to http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/proWorldCup.php to find out how you can win a free entry.

“Team Full Tilt,” is a select group of the world’s finest professional poker players, including Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, and Mike Matusow. Full Tilt Poker offers players the unique opportunity to Learn, Chat and Play poker with the best poker pros in the game.

About Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker™ software was developed by TiltWare LLC, a software development and licensing company based in Los Angeles, California and licensed to Kolyma Corporation, A.V.V. which is regulated and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada. “Team Full Tilt,” is a select group of the world’s finest professional poker players, including Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, and Mike Matusow. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Users of all skill levels can download the software at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com and can play for fun or for real money where online games of skill are permitted by law.

For more information contact:

Michele Clayborne

EMC PR (on behalf of Full Tilt Poker)

310-451-1152

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6Jun/110

World Series of Poker 2006 Betting Market Opens

World Series of Poker 2006 Betting Market Opens










(PRWEB) June 8, 2006

Paddy Power, Ireland’s largest bookmaker, today launched betting on the World Series of Poker World Championship Event held in the Rio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas from 28 July to 10 August 2006.

This historic event is the jewel in the crown of world poker. It is expected that the 2006 event will attract upwards of 10,000 players vying for an estimated first prize of $ 10 million.

Special

If a chosen player finishes in the top 60 in this event but fails to make the final 9 Paddy Power will refund the bet.

Prices

Current prices for some of the world’s biggest poker stars to make the final table of 9 players (non-runner, no bet) include:

Phil Ivey              50/1

Daniel Negreanu          66/1

Johnny Chan              80/1

Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott     100/1

Barney Boatman             100/1

Andy Black             125/1

Ram ‘Crazyhorse’ Vaswami     150/1

Donnacha O’Dea         150/1

Doyle Brunson             150/1

David Sklansky             250/1

Celebrity

Many players at the main event will be famous for activities other than poker but will be throwing their hats into the ring along with hundreds of pro’s and thousands of online amateurs.

Ben Affleck             200/1

Matt Damon             400/1

Teddy Sheringham         400/1

Toby Maguire             400/1

Paddy Power, spokesman for the company said, ‘The sharks usually get their fish in these big poker games but with thousands and thousands of online qualifiers and 9 days of play to get through it really could be anybody’s game this year so we’re upping the ante and making things a little more interesting for the punter.’

Many more markets will be added in the run-up to the event including top European player, top Irish player, online qualifiers finishing in the money, group ‘last longest’ betting and a woman to reach the final table.

For more information contact: Brendan Murray, Paddy Power Poker Communications Manager, Tel: 00 353 1 488 1759, Mob: 00 353 86 916 6000, or visit http://www.paddypowerpoker.com/media-suite.

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4Jun/110

Paddy Power Launches London European Poker Tour Betting Market

Paddy Power Launches London European Poker Tour Betting Market










(PRWEB) September 7, 2006

Paddy Power today launches ‘outright betting’ and ‘to make final table’ betting for the London leg of the European Poker Tour (EPT), Victoria Casino, 21-24 September 2006.

It also opens a further four markets for the Barcelona leg of the EPT - ‘group betting’, ‘highest finishing group,’ ‘female to make the final table’ and Irish to make final table.’

The Barcelona EPT event, held in Casino Barcelona from 13-16 September, is one of the most popular on the tour, selling out last year and increasing its capacity to 480 this year.

This follows on from last week’s Barcelona ‘outright betting’ and ‘to make final table’ markets.

The Irish bookie is pricing up markets for each stop of the European Poker Tour which includes stopovers in Dublin, Copenhagen, Baden, Deauville and Monte Carlo.

Outright Winner London

Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott 40 – 1

Ram 'Crazy Horse' Vaswani 50 – 1

Andy Black 50 – 1

Dave Colclough 50 – 1

'Rocky' Ross Boatman 66 – 1

John 'Large' Kabbaj 66 – 1

Joe Beevers 66 – 1

Barney Boatman 80 – 1

Donnacha O'Dea 100 – 1

Stuart Nash 150 - 1

Tony Cascarino 200 - 1

Group Betting Barcelona

Group A – 8/11                

G Hansen

M Luske

M De Knijff

P Antonius

C Johansson

J Boubli

M Andersen

M Gavatin

P Testud

K Lennaard

Group B - Evens

D Ulliott

A Black

R Vaswani

T Bloom

D Colclough

S Sunar

Jeff Williams

J Kabbaj

J Thew

M Wernick

Paddy Power will announce further markets for the London EPT, including match bets, over the coming days. Other prices are available on request.

Note to editors: PaddyPower.com does not accept bets from US residents. These markets are Non runner-No Bet.

For more information please contact:

Brendan Murray, Paddy Power Poker Communications Manager

Tel: 00 353 1 488 1759, Mob: 00 353 87 916 6000

You can also visit http://www.paddypower.com for additional information.

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3Jun/110

Paddy Power Launches More London European Poker Tour Betting Markets

Paddy Power Launches More London European Poker Tour Betting Markets










Dublin (PRWEB) September 20, 2006

Paddy Power today launches ‘group betting’ and ‘highest finishing group’and markets for the London leg of the European Poker Tour (EPT), Victoria Casino, 21-24 September 2006.

This follows on from last week’s Barcelona EPT which was won by Bjorn-Erik Glenne of Norway. He pocketed €691,000.

US poker superstar Phil Ivey came second and British challenger Dave Gregory finished third.

Last year’s London EPT event was won by Englishman Mark Teltscher who took home £280,000.

In addition to the new markets for the London EPT, Paddy Power is also offering ‘outright winner’ and ‘to make final table’ markets

The Irish bookie is pricing up markets for each stop of the European Poker Tour which includes stopovers in Dublin, Copenhagen, Baden, Deauville and Monte Carlo.

Outright Winner London

Phil Ivey 20-1

Dave 'Devilfish' Uliott 66 – 1

Ram 'Crazy Horse' Vaswani 80 – 1

Andy Black 80 – 1

Dave Colclough 80 – 1

'Rocky' Ross Boatman 80 – 1

John 'Large' Kabbaj 100 – 1

Joe Beevers 66 – 1

Barney Boatman 125 – 1

Donnacha O'Dea 150 – 1

Stuart Nash 200 - 1

Tony Cascarino 300 - 1

In the near future Paddy Power will announce markets for the Irish Open 2007, the World Series of Poker 2007 and the Dublin EPT.

Note to editors: PaddyPower.com does not accept bets from US residents. These markets are Non runner-No Bet.

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For more information please contact: Brendan Murray, Paddy Power Poker Communications Manager, Tel: 00 353 1 488 1759, Mob: 00 353 87 916 6000. You can also visit http://www.paddypower.com for additional information.

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1Jun/110

Irish Poker Open 2008 — ?3 Million Guaranteed

Irish Poker Open 2008 -- €3 Million Guaranteed










(PRWEB) August 11, 2007

paddypowerpoker.com today announces details of the Irish Open 2008, Europe's largest and most historic poker tournament.

The 2008 event sees the Irish Open expand with an increased buy-in, capacity and guaranteed prizepool.


€3 million guaranteed prizepool
Buy in: €4,200 + €300 registration fee
Capacity: 1,000 players
Location: Dublin

Online qualification will begin on paddypowerpoker.com on Monday 13th August with a full schedule of daily feeders to a fortnightly grand final satellite.

Established in 1981, the Irish Open is Europe's longest running poker tournament and in 2007 it became its largest. A record breaking field of 708 players came to Dublin to sample the tournament's unique atmosphere and compete for over €2.3 million in prize money.

Poker's royalty turned out for the event including World Series of Poker Champions Dan Harrington and Carlos Mortensen, but in the end it was popular Northern Irish man Marty Smyth who reigned victorious. Smyth lifted the Terry Rogers trophy, taking home €650,000, after an epic heads up battle with Roland De Wolfe,

The stellar line-up for 2007 also included Mike Sexton, Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly, Antonio Esfandiari, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, Andy Black, Padraig Parkinson, Scott Gray, Ram Vaswani, David Plastik, Eddie Scharf, Surinder Sunar, Frank Cruess Callaghan, Ian Frazer, and both G.I. and Vegas versions of Elvis.

To accommodate the huge demand for tickets, the Irish Open 2008 will be split into two Day 1s allowing for a capacity of 1,000 players.

Further details of the Irish Poker Open 2008 will be released in the coming weeks and players should check http://www.irishpokeropen.com for updates on qualification, venue, side events, betting, offline satellites and much more.

For more information please contact: Nic Whelan, Acting Paddy Power Poker Communications Manager, Tel: 00 353 1 488 1723, Mob: 00 353 87 317 5596, nwhelan(at)paddypower.com You can also visit http://www.irishpokeropen.com for additional information.

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