Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 26, 2006
It took nearly four hours for Erick “E-Dog” Lindgren and Mike “The Mouth” Matusow to get heads up at the FullTiltPoker.Net Pro Showdown at Red Rock Casino, but just one hand for Lindgren to claim the victory and the $600,000 first-place prize.
On June 22, Lindgren and Matusow outlasted five other Team Full Tilt members, including Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, John Juanda, Erik Seidel, and Clonie Gowen who each paid $120,000 to enter this invitational poker tournament broadcast live on FOX Sports Network.
“E-Dog” and “The Mouth” went head-to-head after Lindgren knocked Clonie Gowen out of the tournament. On their first hand of heads-up play, Matusow moved all in after picking up Ace-Jack against Lindgren’s Ace-King. Matusow couldn’t improve, and Lindgren walked away from the table with the title and a $600,000 check. Matusow collected an impressive $280,000 for second place, while Gowen recouped her $120,000 buy-in for her third-place finish.
The FullTiltPoker.Net Pro Showdown at Red Rock Casino was the latest in a string of live televised poker tournaments created by Full Tilt Poker, and continued the tradition of exciting play and large prize pools established by their other events: The FullTiltPoker.Net Championship at Wynn Las Vegas and the FullTiltPoker.Net Invitational from Monaco.
“It was a privilege to be able to call the action live as these great pros all brought their “A” games to the table” said Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer. “Erick Lindgren played beautifully and is a deserving champion.”
Lindgren, Matusow, Gowen, Ivey, Seidel, Ferguson, and Juanda all represent one of the fastest growing online poker sites, http://www.FullTiltPoker.com, and spend several hours a week online helping amateur players learn the game by sharing their poker knowledge through real-time chats at the virtual tables. In total, 43 top poker professionals play at http://www.FullTiltPoker.com, where they have helped to create the best possible atmosphere for players who want to improve their games.
“Team Full Tilt,” is a select group of the world’s finest professional poker players, including Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, and Mike Matusow. Full Tilt Poker offers players the unique opportunity to Learn, Chat and Play poker with the best poker pros in the game.
About Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker™ software was developed by TiltWare LLC, a software development and licensing company based in Los Angeles, California and licensed to Kolyma Corporation, A.V.V. which is regulated and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada. “Team Full Tilt,” is a select group of the world’s finest professional poker players, including Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, and Mike Matusow. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Users of all skill levels can download the software at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com and can play for fun or for real money where online games of skill are permitted by law.
For more information contact:
EMC PR (on behalf of Full Tilt Poker)
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