I definitely feel more ready than I ever have as I have played a lot more online than in past year so I won't be rusty going into the WSOP. I must also say that working with Rizen, Pearljammer, and Apestyles on the poker hands book has been helpful in simply being able to talk with these guys on a regular basis as well as learning a few tricks here and there by reviewing their manuscript.
(PRWEB) May 3, 2008
Matthew Hilger, poker author, poker publisher, and poker pro, won the Full Tilt Poker $750,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament this past Sunday evening giving him over $132K for first place. When asked about playing at Full Tilt, Hilger admitted “I've actually done very well in this particular tournament. In 9 or 10 tries this year, I have 3 top 100's, 2 final tables, and now the big win”.
Matthew now has his eyes set on the World Series of Poker (WSOP), where he has cashed three of the last four years in the main event and nine times overall. The WSOP has exploded in popularity over the last few years, thanks in large part, to the support of online poker sites where many of the players win online satellites in the WSOP main event.
Hilger became inextricably associated with Internet Poker when he released his best-selling book, ‘Internet Texas Hold’em’ aka “ITH” at the dawn of the explosion the Internet has brought to Texas Holdem. Following the book, Hilger created an online community, http://www.internettexasholdem.com, where players chat and work on their game, at one of the most well known poker forums, read strategy articles, and get exclusive poker bonuses.
This win was the exclamation point for a great month for Hilger, as his third child and first daughter, Isabel Teresa Hilger was born earlier in the month on April 2nd. His wife and newborn daughter are both doing well. One interesting coincidence that one of his friends pointed out is that his daughter’s initials are “ITH”, like his first book and online community.
Hilger is also a contributor to Card Player Magazine, has been featured in magazines and periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, All-In, and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and serves on the board of directors for Colombianitos (http://www.colombianitos.org), a charity that helps disadvantaged children in Colombia.
Having had one of the busiest years imaginable thus far, including the birth of his daughter Isabel, the upcoming release of several new poker books, and growing the websites from his company Dimat Online, Matthew managed to find time to get back to what he likes to do best – play poker, and it sure has paid off. When asked if this would affect his WSOP plans, Hilger had this to say, “I definitely feel more ready than I ever have as I have played a lot more online than in past year so I won't be rusty going into the WSOP. I must also say that working with Rizen, Pearljammer, and Apestyles on the poker hands book has been helpful in simply being able to talk with these guys on a regular basis as well as learning a few tricks here and there by reviewing their manuscript.” Rizen, Pearljammer, and Apestyles, are well known online pro’s whom he is working on upcoming books with.
About Dimat Online, Inc.
Dimat Online, Inc. specializes in poker strategy and content and was founded in 2003 by poker pro and author, Matthew Hilger. Dimat operates multiple popular poker related websites focusing on poker tournament player rankings, poker blogs and strategy/community, InternetTexasHoldem.com aka “ITH”. ITH is also the home of the original Free Poker Gift Offer. By using the ITH Poker Stars bonus / marketing code or Party Poker bonus, players receive free gifts such as poker books and chipsets with internet poker room signups.
In addition, Hilger operates a publishing business, Dimat Enterprises, Inc., which has released three best-selling poker books, Internet Texas Hold’em, Texas Hold’em Odds and Probabilities, and The Poker Mindset. In a couple of months they will be releasing their next book, a collaboration on no-limit tournament hands written by three of the top poker players in the world, Eric “Rizen” Lynch, Jon “Pearljammer” Turner, and Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet.
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