Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 15, 2005
Through the first 10 events of the biggest World Series of Poker in history, Full Tilt Poker's professionals are disproving the premise that poker is a game of luck. Despite the fact that each event has drawn a record number of participants, representatives for http://www.fulltiltpoker.com are showing that skill and experience translate into big money, claiming five top-3 finishes, including two first place finishes by Allen Cunningham and Erik Seidel, who recently won his seventh WSOP bracelet.
This past Sunday, Full Tilt Poker's Toto Leonidas just missed out on winning his second World Series of Poker bracelet, finishing second to Reza Payvar, and collecting $160,185 for his efforts.
Leonidas' performance marks his fifth final-table appearance at a WSOP event in the past five years, and his second finish as runner up. Known as one of the quietest players in the game, Leonidas' often unpredictable style and consistent knack for finishing in the money make him one of the most feared players at any table.
No less impressive is Perry Friedman, who claimed $196,455 for his third-place finish in the $2,000 No-Limit Hold 'em tournament on Sunday. Friedman, who has four WSOP final table appearances and one WSOP bracelet to his credit was pleased with his performance, but like any competitor, would have preferred a different outcome.
ÂI'm thrilled with my finish, and happy that if anyone besides me had to win the tournament, it was Erik [Seidel],Â said Friedman of his third-place showing in the $2,000 No-Limit tournament.
Leonidas, Friedman, and Seidel all represent one of the fastest growing online poker sites, http://www.fulltiltpoker.com, and spend several hours a week online helping amateur players learn the game by sharing their poker knowledge through real-time chats at the virtual tables. Along with Leonidas, Friedman, and Seidel, 24 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.
ÂTeam Full Tilt,Â is a select group of the world's finest professional poker players, including Chris ÂJesusÂ 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. The 27 professional players who play at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com have a total of 37 World Series of Poker bracelets, and are looking to add several more to their collection in the remaining events over the next four weeks.
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. ÂTeam Full Tilt,Â is a select group of the world's finest professional poker players, including Chris ÂJesusÂ 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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