|The Hendon Mob in the money again on the third stop of their Prima Poker Global Tour|
Curacao, October 29, 2003 - The Prima Poker Tour turned up trumps at the Irish Winter Festival poker tournament last week in Dublin, Ireland with their four celebrity poker players (collectively known in the poker world as “The Hendon Mob”) finishing in the money no less than five times in four tournaments!
The main event, the biggest ever on Irish soil, saw both the Boatman brothers in contention at the final stages. But the icing on the cake was Ram “Crazy Horse” Vaswani’s victory in the Tournament’s final event - 100 Euro No Limit Texas Hold ‘em, keeping up The Mob’s record of at least one trophy on every stop of The Tour.
Current Irish Open Champion Joe “The Elegance” Beevers declared this year’s competition “the toughest Ireland has seen”. He attributed the record field (125 of Europe’s best players) to the increasing popularity of poker, fueled chiefly by the availability of the sport online, bringing tournament poker to players in the most remote corners of the globe. Joe noted that “most players in the tournament play online” and it was clear from the competition that their virtual poker practice had brought a new dimension to the game.
Ram Vaswani’s win in the final event marked yet another milestone in the three continent Prima Poker Tour, and after only three of The Tour’s eight stops, the Prima sponsored Mob have finished in the money an impressive 21 times, picking up an amazing five tournament trophies. That makes The Mob poker’s equivalent to Ferrari’s F1 team – the best competitors backed by the best technology in the business.
Next stop on The Tour: Master Classics of Poker 2003, Holland Casino, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 1 – 8, 2003.
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The Prima Poker Tour is taking The Hendon Mob on an unprecedented global tour to play in over 60 events, in eight venues, in three continents in an effort to demonstrate that online and terrestrial poker go hand-in-hand. The Tour represents the first major sponsorship in online poker and has elevated its status by introducing it to the media as a mainstream sport.
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