I know how hard Jeremy works on his game and I'm really excited to see him to take down a huge Sunday Major. No one is more deserving.
Charlotte, NC (Vocus) March 24, 2010
Professional poker player Jeremy “endlessj83” Menard scored a massive victory Sunday, winning the monthly Full Tilt $1 Million Guarantee, besting more than 2,000 other entrants, including several Red Pros. The tournament is one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in online poker.
Menard, who is also a coach at the poker training website DragTheBar.com and goes by his other online names of "EndlessJ" and "Chipsteela" earned $180,123 for the win after a heads-up deal made at the final table.
Hunter Bick, CEO and co-founder of DragTheBar.com added, "I know how hard Jeremy works on his game and I'm really excited to see him to take down a huge Sunday Major. No one is more deserving."
When asked about the win, Menard said, "It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I've been playing professionally for several years now, and though I have had consistent results, I still hadn't achieved that big score that would really put me up there with the game's elite."
With a prize pool totaling $1,109,000, Menard beat out 2,218 other entrants, 351 of whom finished in the money. Trailing Menard were second-place finisher ‘Issalloverbeby’ with $148,196, and third-place finisher ‘THUGer’.”
"I think this score shows what years of dedication to the game can accomplish, and should let all the grinders out there know that there is indeed hope that they too can get there," Menard added.
A five-time PocketFives Triple Crown winner, Menard has been one of the world’s most consistent high-stakes online tournament players since 2007. His recent scores include runner-up performances in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Mulligan and PokerStars Sunday Second Chance events, winning more than $100,000 combined. He also final tabled the prestigious PokerStars Sunday Million.
Once a month, Full Tilt’s $1 Million Guarantee tournament preempts the Sunday Mulligan, which has a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. When the $1 Million Guarantee is held, Full Tilt ups its buy-ins from $200 + $16 to $500 + $35, and the promised prize pool is worth at least $1 million.
DragTheBar.com boasts affordable memberships and rakeback options at a variety of poker rooms. The site’s poker training videos and poker software are not digital-rights managed (no DRM) and are compatible with iPods and other MP3 players. Alongside poker, the site also offers backgammon, coached by world champion Bill Robertie.
There is no sign-up fee for joining DragTheBar.com, which has one membership level for all stakes and multiple payment options. The site is presently offering a 7-day free trial to all prospective members.