(PRWEB) December 16, 2007
Luke Cahill from Manchester, England, captured first place and a $220,000 prize last week at the European Championship of Online Poker's $1,000,000 GP Main Event (ECOOP) staged by Titan Poker, the largest online poker room on the iPoker Network.
Cahill defeated a field of 992 players competing in the $1000+$60 Texas Hold'em No Limit Freezeout tournament, which was the climax of the ten-day ECOOP series. The ECOOP tournaments awarded more than $2,500,000 in total prizes.
"I was awake all night," Cahill said, shortly after he won the last hand at the twelve-hour-long online poker tournament. "I wasn't as tired as I should have been towards the end."
Amazingly, Cahill had never previously played a tournament at Titan Poker, having only played cash games. "Recently I decided to try playing tournaments," Cahill said. "I only heard about the ECOOP Main Event the day before," he admitted. Cahill now promises to devote more time to Titan Poker tournaments and possibly to win a satellite seat to represent the poker room at a major mainland poker event.
"I've played only one live tournament before, and busted out on the first day," Cahill said. He says his online success can be attributed to "knowing which cards to start with, waiting for the good hands, and playing those."
"I play a few hours at a time," Cahill says of his online poker activity. "I play until bored, unless it's a tournament, when I can play for twelve hours straight."
The highly successful European Championship of Online Poker is just the latest of a long string of innovative promotions run by Titan Poker. Titan Poker just staged its $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize "Tournament Titan", the day before the ECOOP Main Event. Titan Poker regularly awards its players with seats at the world's most well-known poker tournaments, such as the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, various European Poker Tour events and the upcoming Aussie Millions and Irish Open Tournaments.
About Titan Poker
Titan Poker is the leading online poker room in Europe and part of the iPoker Network. Titan Poker's software was developed by Playtech, a public company and leading gaming software developer. Titan Poker guarantees more than $8,000,000 in monthly prizes, has nearly 30,000 online players at peak hours, and awards winning players with entries to the major poker tournaments worldwide. Titan Poker features special jackpot sit 'n' go tournaments with progressive prizes and jackpots as high as $100,000. Titan Poker is exclusively promoted by Euro Partners, the worlds largest e-gaming affiliate program. For more information about Titan Poker please visit the Titan Poker website.