Full Tilt Poker's Chris Ferguson Finishes Second at National Heads-Up Poker Championship

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Jesus plays his way to his second for the second straight year.

Full Tilt Poker’s Chris Ferguson once again proved why he is considered one of the world’s most skilled poker players, navigating his way through a tough 64-person field to score his second consecutive, second-place finish at the National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

Ferguson, who won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2000, bested notables Chip Reese, Josh Arieh, and fellow WSOP Main Event champion and Full Tilt Poker pro, Huckleberry Seed, on his way to this year’s final table. After jumping out to a 1-0 nothing lead, eventual champion Ted Forrest battled back, winning the remaining two heads-up matches after nearly three-and-one-half hours of total play.

Last year, Ferguson fell to Phil Hellmuth after working his way through an equally dangerous contingent of professional opponents, including Gus Hansen, Mike Sexton, and T.J. Cloutier.

Full Tilt Poker’s Huckleberry Seed had a much stronger run in this year’s event than he did in 2005, where he was defeated by eventual champion Phil Hellmuth in the second round. This year, Seed defeated David Oppenheim and Erick Lindgren in the first two rounds, and Scott Fischman and Barry Greenstein in the later matches before losing to Ted Forrest in the semi-finals. Seed’s tie for third earned him $125,000.

“Considering the talent and level of play shown in this event, Chris’ ability to reach the final table two years in a row shows why he is considered to be one of the world’s finest pros,” said Tiltware LLC CEO Raymond Bitar.

Ferguson, Seed, Lindgren and Oppenheim 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 Ferguson, Seed, Lindgren and Oppenheim, 29 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 Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, and Mike Matusow. Full Tilt Poker offers players the unique opportunity to Learn, Chat and Play poker with the best poker pros 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 Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, and Mike Matusow. 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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