Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2005 -
Â Online players at http://www.FullTiltPoker.com collected $161,632 in winnings from the live tournaments at the World Series of Poker. These winnings, which were based on the play of Full Tilt PokerÂs representatives during the six-week event, were awarded in addition to the money they won online.
During the weeks before the World Series of Poker Main Event, online players at http://www.FullTiltPoker.com had the chance to compete in a series of weekly "Piece of the Pros"Â tournaments where we gave away 18% of the winnings of each Team Full Tilt player participating in the Main Event. These monies were paid out in addition to whatever the player won in the online tournament. Overall, the "Piece of the Pros"Â winners collected a total of $123,650 by the close of the Main Event thanks in strong part to the play of professionals like Mike Matusow, Phil Ivey, and John Juanda.
In addition to "Piece of the Pros"Â, online players at http://www.FullTiltPoker.com had the opportunity to compete in nightly tournaments called "The GreatFull Red Series"Â. The winner of each tournament collected 1% of whatever all of the 27 Full Tilt Poker representatives won in the following day's WSOP preliminary tournament. With a total of 39 WSOP bracelets between them, this is undoubtedly the most successful collection of poker players in the world. In total, this promotion paid Full Tilt Poker"s online winners $37,982 in addition to the money they won online.
Throughout the WSOP"s 34 open preliminary events, the online poker site"s 27 representatives won four tournament bracelets and earned a total of $4,223,616 or an amazing 8.6% of the total $48,871,048 prize pool. In the Main Event, Full Tilt PokerÂs players collected a total of $1,686,945 of the $52,818,610 prize pool.
The performances of the Full Tilt Poker representatives confirm the premise that poker is a game of skill rather than luck Â a confirmation further substantiated by a variety of independent ranking systems that consistently list Full Tilt Poker representatives like Phil Ivey, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, and Erick Lindgren among the top 10 Players in the world.
Each Full Tilt Poker representative plays exclusively at http://www.FullTiltPoker.com where they 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.
"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. The 27 professional players who play at http://www.FullTiltPoker.com have a total of 39 World Series of Poker bracelets.
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. 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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