|Las Vegas, Nevada (July 16th, 2005) - Poker veteran Mike Matusow turned in a gutsy and often-times brilliant performance before finally finishing 9th at the World Series of Poker Main Event.|
Matusow, long known as one of the game’s most outspoken and aggressive players, bested 5610 players in the record field of 5,619 before finally running out of chips at the final table. Matusow’s performance earned him a total of $1 million, and continued the string of dominating performances turned in by representatives of www.FullTiltPoker.com throughout the 2005 World Series of Poker.
“Mike Matusow has made Full Tilt Poker proud as he was the last big name pro standing in the largest poker tournament in history” said Raymond Bitar, CEO of TiltWare, LLC.
Throughout the WSOP’s 34 open preliminary events, the online poker site’s 27 professional representatives won four tournament bracelets and earned a total of $4,223,616 or an amazing 8.6% of the total $48,871,048 prize pool. In the Main Event, Full Tilt Poker’s players collected a total of $1,686,945 of the $52,818,610 prize pool.
Matusow represents one of the fastest growing online poker sites, www.fulltiltpoker.com, and spends several hours a week online helping amateur players learn the game by sharing his poker knowledge through real-time chats at the virtual tables. Along with Matusow, 26 other top poker professionals play exclusively at www.fulltiltpoker.com, where they have helped to create the best possible atmosphere for players who want to improve their games.
“Team Full Tilt,” is a select group of the world’s finest professional poker players, including Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon (co-host, Celebrity Poker Showdown), Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman and others. Full Tilt Poker offers players the unique opportunity to play, chat, and learn with the best in the game. With Matusow’s victory, the 27 professional players who play at www.fulltiltpoker.com now have a total of 39 World Series of Poker bracelets.
About Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker™ software was developed by TiltWare LLC, a software development and licensing company based in Los Angeles, California and licensed to Kolyma Corporation, A.V.V. which is regulated and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada. “Team Full Tilt,” is a select group of the world’s finest professional poker players, including Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon (co-host, Celebrity Poker Showdown,) Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman and others. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Users of all skill levels can download the software at www.fulltiltpoker.com and can play for fun or for real money where online games of skill are permitted by law.
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EMC PR (on behalf of Full Tilt Poker)