|San Francisco, CA – Mar 15, 2005 - Jay Martens, an online ParadisePoker.com player who lives in Prince George, British Columbia placed second at the final table of the WPT Shooting Stars Tournament in San Francisco this weekend.|
Martens entered the tournament by participating in a ParadisePoker.com $4 online qualifying tournament. He was up against Gus Hansen, the top WPT player of all time for the $1 million first prize. ParadisePoker.com sent 100 of its online players to the WPT tournament. These players ended up winning $1.1 million of the $4 million prize pool.
“We know our site attracts the best poker players in the world,” said Bruce Stubbs, Marketing Director ParadisePoker.com, “We are happy to prove this by giving our players the opportunity to play for big cash prizes, against the best players in the world in televised tournament competition.”
Another online qualifier from ParadisePoker.com, Corey Cheresnick from Florida, made the final table and placed sixth, winning $240,000.
About ParadisePoker.com (www.paradisepoker.com):
ParadisePoker.com is the world's Premier Online Poker Room. Established in 1999, ParadisePoker.com joined forces in 2004 with Sportingbet PLC, a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange, to form the world’s largest online betting company. ParadisePoker.com has the widest selection of games anywhere online, offering a safe and secure entertaining environment for customers.