Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 7, 2005
In the second open event of the World Series of Poker, a $1,500 Pot Limit tournament, Full Tilt Poker pro Layne Flack defeated 1,069 players, taking home $185,855 for second place. Flack, who earned the nickname "Back to Back" Flack for winning two consecutive World Series of Poker tournaments in 2002, could not pull out the victory in his attempt at a 6th World Series of Poker bracelet. The bracelet was won by Thom Werthmann, who took home $369,535 for his first tournament victory.
Flack, who was born in South Dakota and dealt poker in Montana, dominated the field for most of the tournament, holding a huge chip lead over his nearest competitor throughout. When the tournament finally came down to two players, Flack had a huge lead, holding 1,200,000 chips to Werthmann's 200,000. Werthmann battled his way back to even, and on the final hand of the tournament, both players got all their chips in the middle when Flack's hand was a 70% favorite. But luck was with Werthmann, and Flack's bid for his 6th World Series of Poker victory fell one hand short.
Flack 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 Flack, 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.
"Layne Flack's dominating performance bodes well for his chances in later events. Layne is known to put together legendary hot streaks. Finishing second in a field of over 1,000 players is a great way to get the WSOP started," said Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer.
About Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt PokerÂ 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:
EMC PR (on behalf of Full Tilt Poker)
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