(PRWEB) March 4, 2009
Three players from Titan Poker (http://www.titanpoker.com) have recently qualified to serve as Lords of Poker, and will represent the well-known alliance of Holland's 40 most professional poker players, successful businessmen and famous sports personalities.
Elly Steijn, Paul Wijnveld, and Rik Broekhuize, have emerged from obscurity and will play on behalf of the Lords of Poker at the first special televised poker event of its kind in the Netherlands and on Dutch TV.
Only the most talented poker players can take part in these exclusive encounters between the Lords of Poker, and the three Titan Poker players are now part of this amazing opportunity. Eventually the best Dutch poker players will be chosen out of thousands of players, to become year-long members of the alliance.
"It feels great to be a Lord of Poker and to get the chance to play with all the professional Dutch players and celebrities," said Elly Steign, who proved that being a woman was no obstacle to being crowned as a Lord of Poker. "It's a great opportunity to improve my poker game amongst Holland's best players," she said.
Elly qualified for the live event by finishing in the top 8 in a Titan Poker free roll tournament, staged online at the popular poker room.
Paul Wijnveld, a busy businessman involved in corporate fashion, celebrated his victory in becoming a Lord of Poker with a few good friends. "One of my friends told me to play in the Lords of Poker tournament at Titan Poker and on the first night, I became one of the qualifiers for the main event in Amsterdam."
The Lords of Poker qualifying tournament was staged in Amsterdam on February 6th at the "Beurs van Berlage" hall after months of preparation and freeroll tournaments. Inside the hall was a strong representation of the Dutch poker community, with attention drawn towards players that are also famous TV personalities.
The three Titan Poker players finished strong in the field of almost 600 avid players, outclassing their opponents and claiming the Lords of Poker titles.
About the Lords of Poker:
The Lords of Poker's first official event is currently being filmed in the Netherlands. The Lords of Poker will participate in eight tournaments with live coverage of all tables. The last person to remain at the table at the end of the series will be the undisputed "Lords of Poker Champion". The winner will get to visit all major poker events for free during the following year and will represent this team at all EPT, WPT and WSOP events. Dates of upcoming tournaments for Lords of Poker are still to be confirmed.