|April 25, 2007 (St. John’s, Antigua) – The winner of one of three tournaments held at PlayersOnly.com last weekend is off to New York City for the premiere of Lucky You, Warner Brothers’ romantic new poker movie starring Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore. Other poker tournament winners this weekend were awarded trips to the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills and the WSOP in Las Vegas.|
Texas college student Cory C., known at PlayersOnly.com as “odessaslim”, won the Lucky You prize package that includes tickets to attend the exclusive Tribeca Film Festival premiere as well as airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations.
“My college roommate moved to NYC a few months ago and I've never been there,” said the young poker player. “So am I looking forward to this trip!? Oh ya!!!”
The tournament, co-sponsored by Bluff Magazine, was held Sunday night at PlayersOnly.com. It was clear from the beginning that “odessaslim” was one of the most likely players to end up at the final table, but he had some tough competition.
“I am usually a tight aggressive player but I change it up depending on where I stand in a tournament or my feel for the table,” said the winner. “In this particular tourney I played loose at the beginning because first was the only place that had any value to me and I wanted to have a chance to win. I thought I was the favorite to win when there were nine players left. I was second in chips and the chip leader didn’t want to take control of the table so assumed this role and when it was down to heads up I had a huge chip lead. Some of the players on the Bluff forum were the only players that I had respect for but they were unable to chip up early and were not a factor.”
His prize was a trip for two, so “odessaslim” will be taking his dad to New York with him.
It was a busy tournament weekend at PlayersOnly.com. Also on Sunday night, PlayersOnly.com held the second of their weekly WSOP satellite tournaments and awarded their second $12,000 WSOP Prize Package. The winner of a special tournament held on Friday night won a seat at next weekend’s Celebrity Poker Tournament at the Playboy Mansion.
PlayersOnly.com is offering eleven more opportunities for players to win their way to the WSOP in Las Vegas. There will be ten more Sunday night WSOP satellite tournaments where another $12,000 WSOP prize package will be awarded each week. Tournament details and registration are available at www.playersonly.com/poker/wsop.php. PlayersOnly.com is also conducting a unique WSOP Low Bid Auction (www.playersonly.com/bidwsop.) where the bidder with the lowest unique bid will get the final $12K prize package.
From director Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys, 8 Mile), Lucky You is the story of human relationships set in the high-stakes world of Las Vegas opening nationwide May 4th. Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore) is a young singer from Bakersfield with more heart than talent. Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) is a poker player whose emotions at the table often undermine his exceptional skill, especially when he is heads up with his father, poker legend L.C. Cheever (Robert Duvall).
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