Team Full Tilt's Andy Bloch and Phil Ivey Finish Second and Third in the WSOP's $50K HORSE Tournament

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Two Full Tilt Poker pros take $2,265,120 off the table at the most expensive tournament in WSOP history.

Team Full Tilt members Andy Bloch and Phil Ivey proved again why they are two of the best all-around players in poker, finishing second and third respectively in the World Series of Poker’s prestigious $50,000 HORSE tournament.

Bloch and eventual tournament winner Chip Reese played heads up for more than seven hours before the marathon battle ended when Bloch’s inside-straight draw failed to connect in the tournament’s final hand. Bloch collected $1,029,600 for his incredible performance at his second final table of the 2006 WSOP.

Fellow Team Full Tilt member Phil Ivey also made his second final table of the WSOP, and earned $617,760 for his third-place finish.

With seats in this tournament costing $50,000 each, the WSOP’s HORSE tournament attracted 143 of the world’s best players competing for one of the WSOP’s most coveted titles. Unlike the $10,000 Main Event which features more than 8,000 professionals and amateurs playing No-Limit Texas Hold ‘em, the HORSE tournament is almost strictly a professional event, with players having to be proficient at a variety of poker games, including Hold ‘em, Omaha 8/Better, Razz, Seven-Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud 8/Better.

In a game that demands so much of its players, it is little wonder that three of Full Tilt Poker’s professional representatives, including two members of Team Full Tilt, reached the final table. In addition to Bloch and Ivey, Full Tilt Poker’s David Singer also reached the final table, earning $411,840 for sixth place. Fellow Full Tilt Poker professional, Gavin Smith just missed the final table, taking home $205,920 for his 11th-place finish.

"Andy's performance in the WSOP's ultimate test of all-around skill shows how deep Team Full Tilt's talent runs," said fellow Full Tilt pro Howard Lederer.

Bloch, Ivey, Singer, and Smith 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 Bloch, Ivey, Singer and Smith, 43 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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