St. Johns, Antigua (PRWEB) August 20, 2008
History was made on Sunday night at Bodoglife.com when the online poker powerhouse hosted its $250,000 Guaranteed Online Poker Tournament, the largest guaranteed prize pool tournament in Bodog history. On hand to battle for a share of the massive prize pool were 816 online poker players, all of whom were getting exceptional value for their tournament dollars.
By tournament's end, a total of 135 players finished in the money, but it was "KILL_BILL" of Germany, who walked away with the lion's share by claiming victory and the tournament's $56,600 first-place prize.
"We'd like to congratulate 'KILL_BILL' for his win against such a talent-rich field that included some of the biggest names from across the online poker world. We have a feeling we'll be seeing him back atop the leaderboard soon," said Morris Mohawk Gaming Group CEO Alwyn Morris. "We're thrilled by the large number of online players who came out on Sunday to be a part of Bodog history. Many of these players took advantage of our daily satellites and were able to play for the $250,000 prize purse for as little as a dollar."
Among the big names competing in Sunday's tournament were Bodog Poker pros Evelyn Ng and Jean-Robert Bellande, noted online poker pro Eric "rizen" Lynch, Bodog Poker Open champion Shawn "phatcat" Luman and Team Bodog Poker players Magnus "magpe" Petersson, Jose "head2782" Severino, Ari "BodogAri" Engel and Smith "nevertilt22" Collins.
The results from the final table, in order of finish, were as follows: "KILL_BILL" (1st - $56,600), "jobless23" (2nd - $31,400), "DrDankRx23" (3rd - $21,750), Mark "dipthrong" Helm (4th - $16,875), "Hongboy" (5th - $13,625), "CrewRepresent" (6th - $10,500), "Hunterare" (7th - $7,750), "StonecoldMS" (8th - $5,250) and "TakeEmOut" (9th - $3,000).
With this history-making event in the books, Bodog online players can now turn their attention to the World Series of Poker Europe*. Online qualifiers for this year's main event in London are running daily at Bodoglife.com with buy-ins as low as $1. The qualifiers all lead up to the Two Seats Guaranteed Euro Main Event Semifinal on September 7, 2008 where players will compete for a seat to the championship event, plus roundtrip airfare, high-end car service to and from the airport, luxury hotel accommodations, spending money and exclusive Team Bodog player gear and apparel. Each VIP Prize Package is valued at $24,000.
At the inaugural main event last September, Bodog online qualifier Matt McCullough of Cherry Hill, N.J., earned the distinction of being the last American standing when he finished third out of a field of 623 players. The impressive finish saw McCullough returning home from London, $766,674 richer.
For more details on Bodog's WSOPE* online qualifiers, visit http://poker.bodoglife.com/tournaments/world-series-europe.html.
About Morris Mohawk Gaming Group:
Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (MMGG) is located in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake just outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission to offer gaming services from Kahnawake to users worldwide. The Antiguan-based Bodog has entered into a licensing agreement with MMGG to allow this group to use various elements of the Bodog brand within North America to support MMGG's marketing activities. MMGG is led by Olympic Gold medalist, Order of Canada recipient and First Nations' leader Alwyn Morris. For more information, contact Media Relations at pr @ morrismohawk.com.
Bodog has its head office, and is licensed in, the Caribbean nation of Antigua. The Bodog group of companies offer a host of entertainment services, including an online Sports book, Casino, Poker Room and a suite of other world-class gaming products. In 2007, Bodog signed an exclusive licensing agreement with the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (MMGG) of Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada, making MMGG the sole operator of the Bodog online gaming brand in North America. MMGG is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission of Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada. For more information, contact Media Relations at pr @ bodoglife.com.
*World Series of Poker Europe and WSOPE are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC or its affiliates (collectively "Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, Bodog or its products, services, promotions or tournaments. Any promotion or tournament on this site will not guarantee your seat or ability to register for any WSOPE event or any WSOPE affiliated event which is at the sole discretion of Harrah's.