Brett Jungblut, 2004 WSOP Omaha High/Low World Champion - In the Chips

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2004 WSOP Omaha High/Low World Champion returns to the 2005 WSOP to defend title.

There's no doubt Brett Jungblut was in the chips when he won the Omaha Hi-Lo Championship at the WSOP 2004.

But this 26-year-old internet poker-playing whiz is still in the chips - this time with a phenomenal number of internet poker wins, and his enormous collection of vintage poker chips.

In the 12 months since he won his first gold WSOP bracelet, Jungblut has not only continued to dominate on internet poker sites, he has also accumulated more than 50,000 vintage clay poker chips. These chips, manufactured from the 1890s to WWII, range in value from $5 to $50 each. A significant part of his collection is devoted to rare chips issued by illegal clubs . But the vintage chip collection also contains art deco graphics, good luck symbols, animals, initials, and card suits. The chips are collected worldwide by both poker and antique dealers, and are sold by Jungblut on the internet.

Widely known as "Gank" on the internet poker sites, Jungblut has also racked up a stellar number of poker wins. Currently, he is ranked #2 for the year on Poker Stars.

This year, at WSOP 2005,Jungblut will not only defend his Omaha Hi-Low Championship, he will play in another 40 tournament games.

As "Gank", Jungblut is well-known on the poker-playing circuit, not only for his aggressive game style, but also because he is known to play up to 10 games simultaneously. No easy feat, but Jungblut has mastered this multi-gaming strategy. He has made more than 50 final tables on Pokerstars, alone, this year.

Following the WSOP 2004, Jungblut, who studied business in college, turned his love of poker into several business ventures.

Recently, he and his partners launched an internet Poker magazine, PokerTrails.com. PokerTrails offers a comprehensive guide to tournaments, and features online, "real-life" articles from amateur and pro poker players.

A former member of the young poker-playing group known as "The Crew," Jungblut went off on his own shortly after the WSOP 2004.

While he plans to concentrate solely on his game during WSOP 2005, come July, he will get back to his other business ventures. He will also co-host a reality TV show, now in development, as well as film several poker DVDs.

For more information about Jungblut, vintage poker chips or Pokertrails.com, please contact:

Carrie Kravetz

@Hollywoodgal Productions

310-387-1150

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