Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 30, 2005
Phil Ivey made poker history again on Tuesday, besting a field of 133 of poker's toughest players to win the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at the 2005 World Series of Poker. Ivey took home $635,603 and his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet for his victory in the 27th event of poker's biggest series of tournaments. This performance marks the fifth final table in two months for Ivey, an accomplishment no other poker professional has achieved. The WSOP victory puts Ivey's collective tournament winnings over the past two months at more than $1.4 million.
Ivey, a 28-year old poker professional from Atlantic City, New Jersey, took home his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet after winning his first bracelet at age 23 in 2000. Ivey's intensity and focus, combined with his commitment to constantly improving his game, have made him one of the best playersÂregardless of ageÂin the game.
Ivey's victory continued the dominance of online poker site http://www.fulltiltpoker.com in this year's World Series of Poker. Fellow Full Tilt Poker representative Allen Cunningham took fourth place after winning his own bracelet in the first open event of the World Series. Full Tilt Poker's players have secured six top-3 finishes so far this year, and along with Cunningham and Erik Seidel's previous wins, Ivey's performance marks the third victory for a Full Tilt Poker representative - a remarkable accomplishment considering nearly every event in this year's World Series of Poker has broken the previous record for number of participants.
Ivey's peers, including fellow Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer, continue to be amazed by his accomplishments. "Phil Ivey proves once again that he is the best all around player in poker. He has now reached five major tournament final tables, even though he is playing a limited tournament schedule this year," said Lederer.
Ivey 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 Ivey, 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 Ivey's victory, the 27 professional players who play at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com now have a total of 38 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. "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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