The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2011-01-29T08:07:58Z Team Full Tilt’s Erik Seidel wins largest ever buy-in poker tournament 2011-01-29T08:07:58Z team-full-tilt-s-erik-seidel-wins-largest-ever-buy-in-poker-tournament Dublin, Ireland (January 29th) Erik Seidel continued his spectacular start to 2011 by winning the Aussie Millions AU$250K Super High Roller Event. Featuring a buy-in of AU$250,000 – the largest in history for a poker tournament – the recent Poker Hall of Fame inductee beat out a star-studded line-up, including fellow Team Full Tilt members Phil Ivey, John Juanda and Tom Dwan, to take down the first prize of AU$2.5 million (US$ 2.47 million). Seidel’s biggest threat for the Super High Roller Event title came from the on-fire Sam Trickett – winner of the AU$100K Aussie Millions event earlier in the week. As heads-up play began, Trickett held over 80% of the five million chips on the table. However, Seidel fought back through a series of double ups and maintained the momentum after the chips stacks had evened out. The final hand saw Trickett check-raise all-in with As-Qh on a 3s-5h-9h flop. Seidel swiftly called with Jh-9c showing top pair, and two blanks followed giving the popular poker pro another prestigious title. Seidel has been in great form since the turn of the year, winning over US$3.3 million in January alone. A fourth-place finish at the 2011 PCA High Roller Event – worth US$295K – was followed by a third-place finish in the AU$100K Aussie Millions tournament last week for a further US$618K. His latest AU$2.5 million (US$2.47 million) haul moves him up to third in the all-time career tournament money list, one place below Phil Ivey. For more information about Erik Seidel, go to:http://www.fulltiltpoker.net/erik-seidel About Full Tilt Poker.net Full Tilt Poker.net™ is a play money educational and entertaining virtual poker cardroom that has no real money gaming. Team Full Tilt, is a select group of the world's finest professional poker players, including Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, John Juanda, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham, Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the educational and entertaining aspects of the online poker experience. Users of all skill levels can download the free software at www.fulltiltpoker.net and can play for fun. Full Tilt Poker Academy at the 2011 Aussie Millions 2011-01-14T04:04:23Z full-tilt-poker-academy-at-the-2011-aussie-millions Melbourne, Australia (January 14th, 2011). One of the highlights at this year’s Aussie Millions Poker Tournament is the Full Tilt Poker Academy Live Seminar. The Full Tilt Poker Academy is an interactive online program exclusive to Full Tilt Poker that allows students to learn from members of Team Full Tilt includingChris Ferguson,Howard LedererandGus Hansen. This year’s Academy Seminar is only the second time Full Tilt Poker has offered the program in an offline classroom environment, and represents a unique opportunity for players to get face-to-face with the best players in the world. Once again, Full Tilt Poker is sending a formidable contingent of pro players and online qualifiers to the Aussie Millions including the 2007 Main Event Champion Gus Hansen and the world’s number one poker player; Phil Ivey. Speakers at the Academy Seminar will include Academy Dean Howard Lederer, Gus Hansen, Erick Lindgren and last month’s EPT Prague Main Event winner, Roberto Romanello. In addition to these world class players the Academy will feature some of the best local Australian and New Zealand Red Pros including Jonathan Karamalikis and Simon Watt. Subjects included are Table Image, Live Tells, Mixed Games, Changing Gears and hand analysis from WSOP bracelet winner Simon Watt. The seminar will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm on January 22nd at Crown Promenades P1 room, located on level 1 of the Crown Promenade functions precinct. Tickets for the Academy seminar are exclusive to Full Tilt Poker Aussie Millions qualifiers; however Full Tilt Poker is running an online tournament on January 19th at 08:30pm AEDT whereby the top 25 places will receive complimentary tickets to the Academy. In order to take part in the event, you must have an account at Full Tilt Poker. Membership is free and the software can be downloaded from the website at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/ Players can locate the tournament in the game lobby at Full Tilt Poker by pressing CTRL + T or (Command + T on a Mac) and searching for Tournament ID 211446808 For more information on the Full Tilt Poker Academy visit http://academy.fulltiltpoker.com/ About Full Tilt Poker Full Tilt Poker™ is the host of a worldwide virtual poker cardroom service. It is not in the business of betting or wagering and does not participate in the games as a player. It merely provides a service to those who wish to test their skills against others for fun, prizes or money. It is duly regulated and licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Although virtual poker is legal where the games are hosted and played, it may not be legal where individual players are located. Players at all skill levels may download the software at www.fulltiltpoker.com but it is their responsibility to determine if participating in the games is permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where they are located. For more information contact: Michele Clayborne (on behalf of Team Full Tilt) Tel: +353-1-650-1769 Team Full Tilt’s Gus Hansen wins FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million IX 2010-12-16T14:28:24Z team-full-tilt-s-gus-hansen-wins-fulltiltpoker-com-poker-million-ix Dublin, Ireland (December 16th, 2010) Team Full Tilt’s Gus Hansen finished off the year in style with victory at the FullTiltPoker.com Poker Million IX.The Danish poker star won the winner-take-all first prize of $1 million in a live Sky Sports HD broadcast last Friday. Poker Million IX was played out over six qualifying shows, with an additional runner-up heat. The winner of each qualifier was joined by online player Gary Penikent, who earned his spot by winning a Freeroll tournament at Full Tilt Poker.The star-studded final included Team Full Tilt members Howard Lederer and Patrick Antonius, plus Full Tilt Poker pros James Bord and Barny Boatman. The line-up for the final table was completed by Tony Bloom and another Full Tilt Poker online qualifier, Seth Webber, who earned his place through the runner-up heat.Hansen dominated the final table, reaching heads-up play after Tony Bloom eliminated Bord – the WSOP Europe Main Event winner. The heads-up contest lasted just a few hands before Hansen raised with A-8 then called after Bloom shoved all-in with A-6. An eight on the flop sealed the victory for Gus.The Great Dane is one of the most recognized players in poker having been a regular at the high-stakes tables since the nineties. He is the only player to have won four WPT titles and earlier this year ended his wait for his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet by winning the High Roller Heads-up event in London. Hansen’s victory in the Poker Million IX took his live career tournament winnings beyond $9 million.To learn more about Gus Hansen and to see him playing online, visit http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/gus-hansenAbout Full Tilt PokerFull Tilt Poker™ is the host of a worldwide virtual poker cardroom service. It is not in the business of betting or wagering and does not participate in the games as a player. It merely provides a service to those who wish to test their skills against others for fun, prizes or money. It is duly regulated and licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Although virtual poker is legal where the games are hosted and played, it may not be legal where individual players are located. Players at all skill levels may download the software at www.fulltiltpoker.com but it is their responsibility to determine if participating in the games is permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where they are located.For more information contact: Michele Clayborne (on behalf of Team Full Tilt) Tel: +353-1-650-1769 Win a Free Seat to Aussie Millions with Full Tilt Poker 2010-12-15T11:04:28Z win-a-free-seat-to-aussie-millions-with-full-tilt-poker Dublin, Ireland (December 15, 2010) Full Tilt Poker, the world’s best poker room, is offering players the opportunity to win their seats at the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event for free. The Southern Hemisphere’s richest and most prestigious poker tournament will be held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, with the Main Event beginning on January 23rd, 2011. The tournament draws the world’s best players and features an estimated top prize of AUD$2 million. Full Tilt Poker is offering a prize package worth over US$16,000, which includes a 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event seat, 11 nights' accommodation at the Crown Metropol Hotel and a travel allowance. Aussie Millions prize package winners will also be able to participate in exclusive Full Tilt Poker activities during the event, including poker instruction from members of Team Full Tilt. Players can win a prize package by taking part in a series of Freeroll Qualifiers. Round 1 Freerolls are running daily through January 6th, 2011, at 03:30 ET for players in Australia and New Zealand, and 05:30 for players around the world. For more information about winning a free seat to the 2011 Aussie Millions at Full Tilt Poker, please visit: http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/aussie-millionsAbout Full Tilt Poker Full Tilt Poker™ is the host of a worldwide virtual poker cardroom service. It is not in the business of betting or wagering and does not participate in the games as a player. It merely provides a service to those who wish to test their skills against others for fun, prizes or money. It is duly regulated and licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Although virtual poker is legal where the games are hosted and played, it may not be legal where individual players are located. Players at all skill levels may download the software at www.fulltiltpoker.com but it is their responsibility to determine if participating in the games is permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where they are located. For more information contact: Michele Clayborne (on behalf of Team Full Tilt) Tel: +353-1-650-1769 Full Tilt Poker pro Jonathan Karamalikis wins the 2010 APPT Grand Final 2010-12-15T02:20:30Z full-tilt-poker-pro-jonathan-karamalikis-wins-the-2010-appt-grand-final Last weekend Full Tilt Poker pro Jonathan Karamalikis won the 2010 Asia Pacific Poker Tour - Main Event to claim the first prize of AUD$459.510 (US$452.000).The 22-year-old won the $6.000 buy-in event in Sydney after defeating a field of 289 players. To win the tournament, Karamalikis battled his way through the competition to face fellow Aussie Ben McLean in heads-up play. As they moved into the second hour of play, Karamalikis turned up the aggression and didn’t look back. On the final hand, McLean went all-in with A-6 and Karamalikis called with pocket fives. His hand held up and the title was his. Karamalikis came to prominence at the 2010 Aussie Millions, where he won the AUD$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Event collecting AUD$ 122,730. The APPT Main Event win takes his live tournament career winnings past the $1 million mark, placing him 9th on the All-time Australian money list. To find out how you can learn, chat and play poker with Jonathan Karamalikis, visit: http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/jonathan-karamalikisAbout Full Tilt Poker Full Tilt Poker™ is the host of a worldwide virtual poker cardroom service. It is not in the business of betting or wagering and does not participate in the games as a player. It merely provides a service to those who wish to test their skills against others for fun, prizes or money. It is duly regulated and licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Although virtual poker is legal where the games are hosted and played, it may not be legal where individual players are located. Players at all skill levels may download the software at www.fulltiltpoker.com but it is their responsibility to determine if participating in the games is permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where they are located. For more information contact: Michele Clayborne (on behalf of Team Full Tilt) Tel: +353-1-650-1769