Monte Carlo, Monaco (PRWEB) November 26, 2005
Phil Ivey gave new meaning to Thanksgiving Day, taking the top prize at the FullTiltPoker.Net Invitational Live from Monaco on November 24th, only 24 hours after winning the $1 Million top prize at the Monte Carlo Millions. During the first, live, televised tournament held at the legendary and opulent Casino De Monte Carlo in Monaco, Phil Ivey was on fire, beating out seven of the world’s best players vying for the top spot in this $1 million purse tournament.
The FullTiltPoker.Net Invitational Live From Monaco aired on FSN in the United States and in 13 other international territories on various broadcasters, reaching 120 million viewers. The show will eventually reach 250 million viewers as additional international territories are added.
In addition to his two wins in Monte Carlo, Ivey collected his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet earlier this year, winning the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament. With four additional final table appearances to his credit in 2005, Ivey has collected more than $3.3 Million in tournament winnings for the year.
Team Full Tilt member and three-time WSOP bracelet winner John Juanda collected $280,000 for his second-place finish in the invitational tournament. Making Juanda’s performance even more impressive is the fact that a day earlier he won the Monte Carlo Millions Consolation tournament, earning $100,000 and a seat at the Monte Carlo Millions Main Event. WSOP bracelet winner and WPT champion David “Devilfish” Ulliott finished third at the FullTiltPoker.Net Invitational Live from Monaco, collecting $120,000.
The high-stakes, invitation-only poker tournament – the first of its kind, attracted seven of the finest players in the world, including nine-time WSOP bracelet winner and 1989 Main Event champion Phil Hellmuth, 2000 WSOP Main Event champion Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, 2005 WSOP Main Event finalist and winner of $2.5 Million in the past four months, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, and three-time WPT title holder and winner of the inaugural Poker Superstars Tournament on FSN, Gus Hansen.
“Phil Ivey had quite a week,” said fellow Team Full Tilt member Howard Lederer. “First he wins $1 Million in the open event and then he wins $600-thousand in this very tough invitational event here in Monte Carlo.”
Ivey, Juanda, Ferguson and Matusow 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 Ivey, Juanda, Ferguson and Matusow, 24 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 “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, and John Juanda. Full Tilt Poker offers players the unique opportunity to play, chat, and learn with the best 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 “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, and John Juanda. 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.
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