Full Tilt Poker's Allen Cunningham Beats Record Field to Claim Third World Series of Poker Title

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28-year old Allen Cunningham, representative for online poker site fulltiltpoker.com, beat 2,304 tournament players to win $725,405 in the first open World Series of Poker event of 2005.

Allen Cunningham bested a record field of 2,304 of poker's toughest players to take the top prize in the first open event at the World Series of Poker of 2005. Cunningham took home $725,405, the lion's share of the record breaking $3,457,000 prize pool, and a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet for his victory in the $1,500 No Limit Hold 'em tournament.

Cunningham, a 28-year old poker professional who represents online poker site http://www.fulltiltpoker.com, thrilled the crowd with one of the greatest comeback victories in the history of poker. Deep in the tournament, Cunningham was down to 1,200 chips (the average player held 25,000 chips), with the blinds at 300 and 600 chips. Despite barely having enough chips to survive the blinds, Cunningham refused to give up, and mounted a comeback that would end with a World Series of Poker bracelet around his wrist.

Cunningham represents one of the fastest growing online poker sites, http://www.fulltiltpoker.com, and spends several hours a week online helping amateur players learn the game by sharing his poker knowledge through real-time chats at the virtual tables. Along with Cunningham, 26 other top poker professionals play exclusively at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com, where they have helped to create the best possible atmosphere for players who want to improve their games.

"Team Full Tilt" is a select group of the world's finest professional poker players, including Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon (Co-host, Celebrity Poker Showdown), Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman and others. Full Tilt Poker offers players the unique opportunity to play, chat, and learn with the best in the game. With Cunningham's victory, the 27 professional players who play at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com now have a total of 36 World Series of Poker bracelets, and are looking to add several more to their collection in the remaining 39 events over the next 5 weeks.

"In this era where WSOP bracelets are becoming harder and harder to win, I congratulate Allen Cunningham on winning his third WSOP title in his twenties. I know there will be many more to come," said fellow Full Tilt Poker pro Howard Lederer.

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 "Jesus" Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon (Co-host, Celebrity Poker Showdown,) Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman and others. 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

emc-pr@verizon.net

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