Tampa Poker Pro John Racener Gunning for 2010 World Series of Poker Championship and $9,000,000 First Prize

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John Racener is sponsored by Full Tilt Poker and represented by Poker Players International. He returns to Las Vegas for the WSOP Final Table in pursuit of the Championship bracelet and the $9,000,000 first place prize.

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Tampa based poker star John Racener has already outlasted 7,300 players at the 2010 World Series of Poker Championship Event, now he is only 8 players away from being the next WSOP Champ. The 25 year-old Racener will return to Las Vegas in November as an elite member of the "November Nine" which comprises the remaining players at the WSOP Main Event Final Table.

John is proud to be sponsored by Full Tilt Poker as he pursues the title of WSOP Champ. He will return in November, fourth in chips at the youngest final table in World Series of Poker Championship Event history. Racener is no stranger to poker success, with over 2.5 million in tournament winnings including numerous final table appearances and over 80 career cashes he is poised, experienced and focused enough to bring the WSOP Main Event title home with him to Florida. Although John Racener is only 25, he is coming to the WSOP Final Table as one of the most experienced and decorated players.of the remaining nine. Racener has been a poker pro his entire adult life and has been cashing in tournaments around the world since 2006. He first appeared on the poker media's radar in 2007 when he nearly made the final table of the 2007 WPT Borgata Winter Open, eventually finishing eighth for $166,161. Not to be discouraged Racener won the World Series of Poker Circuit Atlantic City event for $379,392 just a few months later. Since then Racener has cashed eight times at the WSOP making a final table in the 2009 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha-8 Event. As an online player, Racener has also recorded over $1 million in earnings on the internet, playing under the screen names $JMONEY$, POCKET FIVE and 5MONEY5.

John is represented by Poker Players International to pursue his endorsement, marketing and sponsorship interests as a professional poker player and now as a member of the 2010 "November Nine". Eric Siegel , Director of Marketing at PPI says " The World Series of Poker had the creative vision for the "November Nine" concept in an effort to market the Championship Event and its participants during the three month break leading up to the play of the final table. John is a young and exciting professional poker player that will bridge the gap for sponsors of mainstream companies and the poker world. "

Eugene Castro Business Development Leader and Randy Kasper Lead Agent are both founders of PPI and claim "John has aligned himself with online poker powerhouse Full Tilt Poker and he will be representing them throughout the WSOP hiatus, at the final table and thereafter. He is now part of a select group of world renowned poker professionals that include Phil Ivey, Chris"Jesus" Ferguson , Gus Hanson and many others.This is just the beginning of whats going to be a wonderful poker career for John."

In addition to PPI, Team Racener includes his mother, his sister and two key mentors in John's life. Consultant and successful business developer Jeff Gigante brings his commitment to the success of John's career both on and off the felt. Also on board is Tom O'Connell President and CEO of Legends Management Group. Since 1997 , Tom has represented over 50 professional baseball players. He is a skilled negotiator and excels in event planning , public appearances,marketing and personal services.

During the hiatus, John will be balancing playing in events around the world , public appearances, charity work, relaxation and preparation for the Final Table in his quest to be the next World Series of Poker Champion.

About Poker Players International (PPI):
Poker Players International (PPI) is the World's largest poker agency, representing hundreds of current and future stars of the game. PPI also boasts a wide assortment of corporate clients marketing their brands to the poker community and beyond. PPI principals are committed to positive contributions throughout the poker world; they sit on the Boards of poker-related charities, write articles for major publications, conduct media interviews and vigorously support the Poker Players Alliance (PPA).

For more information please contact:
Randall S. Kasper Esq. , PPI Co-Founder
Direct 732.522.1627

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