Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) August 27, 2008
The individual gold medal at the €20,000 added Devilfish Poker Devilympics has been won with a display of true Olympian courage by "olipizer" from the UK. The ballsy Brit won an astounding 12 of the 75 events to collect the medal and €5,000 first prize for topping the overall leader board with 170 points.
He beat off stiff competition from Canada's "igotabigpp" who received €3,000 and a silver medal for his 153 point tally and "Cammykaze," also from the UK, who came third with 138 points winning €2,000 and a bronze medal.
The games, which ran from Aug. 9 to 23, also saw Britain sweep to victory in the medal table with an overall haul of 59 medals (21 Gold, 16 Silver, and 22 Bronze). Its nearest rival was Ireland with 41 medals (18 Gold, 14 Silver, and 9 Bronze). Third place in the country standings was Canada with 30 medals (12 Gold, 7 Silver, and 11 Bronze).
The Devilympics kicked off with the highly anticipated and hotly contested €1,000 Opening Ceremony Freeroll which attracted 1,221 players from every corner of the globe. It was won by the UK's "R1TCHIE" who coupled this impressive feat with another victory in event three.
The huge turnout set the tone for the competitive nature of the poker marathon that would unfold and culminated in a record field of 1,276 in the colourful celebration of the €1,000 Closing Ceremony Freeroll. The emotionally charged event was won by "johnnybabz."
UK poker legend Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, who played the opening and closing events with a €250 bounty on his head said, "Congratulations to all who participated and made this Devilympics truly exceptional. The Brits medal haul was more than we could have hoped for and Gold medal winner olipizer did us proud. With the games returning home to Britain in 2012, poker players have a lot to look forward to."
Taking place at the same time as the Olympics in Beijing, the Devilympics offered poker players five money-added events each day over 15 days with €20,000 added to the total prize pool as players vied on the Devilympics Leader Board for Gold (€5,000), Silver (€3,000), and Bronze (€2,000) medals.
Players who made the final table of any of the Devilympics tournaments (excluding the opening and closing freerolls) were awarded points: Gold (1st place) -10 points; Silver (2nd place) - 6 points; Bronze (3rd place) - 4 points; 4th to 9th place - 1 point each.
The top three players who earned the most points at the end of the 75 events took home Gold, Silver, and Bronze and the corresponding prize money.
About Devilfish Gaming PLC:
Devilfish Gaming PLC takes its name from the well known poker professional David "Devilfish" Ulliott, who is active in promoting the business. Ulliott is one of Europe's best known and most recognised poker players and in 2007 had his most successful year ever on the poker tournament circuit leading to his winning the prestigious Card Player European Player of the Year award. The company is publicly quoted, having floated on London's PLUS market in March 2008. The company does not accept wagers from the U.S.A.
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