Full Tilt Poker’s Gavin Smith Named World Poker Tour Player of the Year

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Three final table appearances push Smith to the top.

Full Tilt Poker’s Gavin Smith capped his stellar year playing on the World Poker Tour in high style, being named the tour’s “Season IV Player of the Year.”

Over the past year, Smith reached the final table in three separate $10,000 buy-in World Poker Tour events, including a first-place finish at the 2005 Mirage Poker Showdown. In addition, Smith earned a third-place finish at the Second Annual Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship, and a fourth-place finish at the Gold Strike World Poker Open. Alone, those three performances earned Smith more than $1.6 million in tournament winnings.

“Getting to a WPT final table is an accomplishment achieved by many,” said fellow Full Tilt Poker representative Howard Lederer, “but making three final tables in one season, including a win, shows that Gavin is among poker’s elite competitors.”

Smith is the third Full Tilt Poker representative to earn the WPT Player of the Year honor, following in the tradition set by Team Full Tilt members Howard Lederer in Season One, and Erick Lindgren in Season Two.

Smith 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 Smith, 32 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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