Full Tilt Poker's Lee Watkinson Wins his First WSOP Bracelet

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Watkinson takes home more than $655,000 for winning the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament.

Full Tilt Poker’s Lee Watkinson knows how to make an entrance. Just days after becoming one of the online poker site’s newest professional representatives, Watkinson played his way to his first career WSOP bracelet, winning the $10,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha tournament.

In addition to the gold bracelet, Watkinson earned $655,746 for his victory, which came after he turned a 7-high straight to eliminate Mike Guttman following more than 90 minutes of intense heads-up play.

Watkinson’s victory gives http://www.FullTiltPoker.com its fourth bracelet of the 2006 WSOP and comes just one day after Allen Cunningham scored his latest victory in the $1,000 with Rebuys No-Limit Hold ‘em tournament. In total, Full Tilt Poker’s 47 professional players now own a combined total of 62 WSOP bracelets between them.

“Winning his first bracelet against such a tough field shows what a great all-around player Lee is,” said fellow Full Tilt Poker pro Howard Lederer. “We are proud and excited to have Lee join our team.”

Watkinson and Cunningham 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. Along with Watkinson and Cunningham, 45 other 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:

Michele Clayborne

EMC PR (on behalf of Full Tilt Poker)

310-451-1152

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