|PokerShare.com is to sponsor Mikey the Chimp in what is the most bizarre marketing coup of this year's World School of Poker (WSOP) main event.|
There will be a press conference at 2:00pm (PST) on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at the Palms Hotel, where Mikey and his trainers will be available for comments regarding his training for the tournament and his cognitive abilities.
Lucan M. Toh, CEO of PokerShare.com, said, 'Everyone has heard about the intelligence of primates and Mikey is one of the smartest around. PokerShare.com is confident that our purchase of a seat to the World Series of Poker will get put to good use by Mikey.”
The chimpanzee has been professionally trained to recognize the colours and shapes of suits and numbers and apparently his favourite move is going 'all in', but don't tell his competition.
Mikey was found in a nationwide search and has been touted as the best non-human player in the world. However PokerShare have promised that they will pay for anyone who's knocked out by Mikey this year to return at next year's World Series main event.
His website, www.monkeyshare.net will show video footage of Mikey practicing for the tournament.