DUBLIN, Ireland - Full Tilt Poker continued to break barriers and dominate the global field in the second half of 2008, exemplifying why the best pros in the world flock to their brand. With
Full Tilt Poker continues to grow in influence in the poker world. an astounding number of tournament wins, formidable and heavily attended international ground events, and an increasing number of global broadcast events, Full Tilt Poker is taking the world by storm.
Full Tilt Poker Pros were a force to be reckoned with on the global tournament circuit in the second half of 2008, most notably with John Juanda winning the 2008 WSOPE after a mind bending 19 hours of play. German Pros, Marin Klaser and Jens Vortmann took home their first WSOP bracelets, as did American Pros Erick Lindgren and David Singer. Mike Matusow won his third, and Max Pescatori took home his second bracelet. John Phan won two bracelets at the WSOP and followed that accomplishment up by winning both Carplayer and Bluff Magazine's "Player of the Year."
The international ground and broadcast assault continued with Full Tilt Poker sponsored and televised events being broadcast in Germany, London, Australia, The Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Italy, South Africa, France, Canada, and many, many others. The Million Euro Challenge in Germany drew a mind-boggling 6,000 visitors in one day and the resulting televised tournament was broadcast on DSF in Germany and additional territories. The Full Tilt Poker Million Dollar Cash Game (MDCG) and the Full Tilt Poker Million Pound Challenge (MPC) in London attracted an all-star cast of world renowned pros, pitting some of the best international players in the world against one another, resulting in a win for Phil Ivey and new Full Tilt Pro Adam Noone. The MDCG and the MPC featuring Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Gus Hansen, Roland DeWolf, Chris Ferguson and others is currently being broadcast in the UK on SKY Sports and will be followed by additional international broadcast. The Poker After Dark series also continues to be an all-star staple in international poker television.
Full Tilt Poker produces over 200 hours of programming per year, resulting in thousands of hours of broadcast in almost every continental market in the world, including South America, North America, Europe, South Africa, The Netherlands, Australasia, and the Eastern Block. With additional, globally branded events on the horizon, including their WPT sponsorship and the UFC sponsorships, Full Tilt Poker shows no signs of letting up.
The ongoing and strategic addition of International Poker Pros continue to immortalize the Full Tilt Poker brand across the world, with the inclusion of; Fabrice Soulier-France, Chau Giang- Vietnam/America, Claudio Rinaldi-Switzerland, David Colclough -United Kingdom, Raul Paez- Spain, Steve Wong-Netherlands, Trond Eidsvig-Norway, Steve Yea-Korea, Vivek Rajkumar-India, and others.
In these challenging times, Full Tilt Poker and its pros diligently continue their philanthropic endeavors more than ever, supporting charities and those in need. In November, Full Tilt Poker Pro Beth Shak, hosted a charity event in New York for the Children's Hospital raising a considerable $900,000. Supported by fellow poker pros, Full Tilt's Phil Ivey (who donated $77,000,) Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth and others, the event was one of the largest ever hosted by a Full Tilt Pro. Jennifer Harman and Phil Ivey also hosted charity events in 2008, raising over $400,000 for their charities collectively. Additional Team Full Tilt members including Howard Lederer, Eric Seidel, Chris Ferguson and others regularly donate their time and money to charities of their choice. These efforts exemplify the charitable spirit of the Full Tilt Poker team. In addition to charities hosted by the Pros, in 2008 Full Tilt Poker continued to offer support and sponsor charities ranging from supporting the Armed Forces in Iraq, The American Cancer Society, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Road to Recovery Foundation.
"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, John Juanda, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham, and Patrik Antonius who have collectively won 35 WSOP bracelets. Full Tilt Poker offers players the unique opportunity to Learn, Chat and Play poker with the best poker pros in the game.
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