Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) July 19, 2007 -
Â Full Tilt PokerÂs Lee Watkinson finished strong at the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event. Watkinson took eighth place at the final table and earned $585,699 for his impressive play.
Making his way through a field of 6,358 players, Watkinson displayed the poise and patience that separates the pros from the amateurs. Watkinson was eliminated at the final table by eventual champion Jerry Yang. Yang made an amazing call of WatkinsonÂs all-in bet as Watkinson was trying to gather enough chips to make a run at the title.
Building upon his success at last yearÂs WSOP where he won his first bracelet in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event, Watkinson demonstrated why he is considered one of the gameÂs best players. The attention from his final table appearance this year should help shine the spotlight on one of WatkinsonÂs passions − animal welfare. Watkinson has been helping to build a sanctuary for captive chimpanzees and will donate a portion of his winnings to this cause.
ÂLee won his first bracelet in 2006 and has followed up that performance with a remarkable run the 2007 Main Event,Â said fellow Full Tilt Poker pro Howard Lederer. ÂWith his patience and tremendous skill, I expect Lee to have many more high finishes in the years to come.Â
In addition to Watkinson, 65 of the worldÂs best professional poker players represent Full Tilt Poker, 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.
ÂTeam Full Tilt,Â is a select group of the worldÂs 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, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, and Allen Cunningham who have collectively won 31 WSOP bracelets. 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 PokerÂ is regulated and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. ÂTeam Full Tilt,Â is a select group of the worldÂs 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, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, and Allen Cunningham. 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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