Full Tilt Poker’s Phil Ivey Wins the Monte Carlo Millions and Takes the Champion’s Vase

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Ivey collects $1 million at the world’s most exclusive poker tournament.

Full Tilt Poker’s Phil Ivey proved once again why he is considered one of the world’s best poker players, winning the Monte Carlo Millions tournament at the historic Casino De Monte Carlo. By besting an invite-only field of 111 players and defeating Paul Jackson after just 20 minutes of heads-up play, Ivey collected $1 Million and the Championship Vase for his impressive performance in one of the oldest and most glamorous casinos in the world.

Ivey’s win marks the sixth final table appearance of the year for the five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, including a victory at the 2005 World Series of Poker $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament. In total, Ivey has taken home more than $2.7 Million in tournament winnings for the year.

“Phil simply continues to impress,” said fellow Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer. “To turn in these kinds of performances while playing a limited tournament schedule is simply amazing and proves again why Phil is the best all-around player in poker today.”

In addition to Ivey, Team Full Tilt members John Juanda and Chris Ferguson also finished in the top 10 at the Monte Carlo Millions, earning $125,000 for sixth place and $35,000 for tenth place, respectively.

Ivey, Juanda and Ferguson 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 Ivey, Juanda, and Ferguson, 25 other top poker professionals play 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, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, and John Juanda. Full Tilt Poker offers players the unique opportunity to play, chat, and learn with the best in the game.

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, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, and John Juanda. 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

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