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SAUREZ AXING RUINS PADDY POWER PLOY
SHARP MARKETING AT PARTY POKER NJ.
PartyPokerNJ.com marketers in New Jersey Madden Betting Pandemonia were quick off the mark this week as news broke that up to $82 million in Full Tilt Poker reimbursements is about to reach 30,000 US poker fans (see previous InfoPowa reports).
The site is to offer special bonuses on deposits made from FTP remissions.
The poker information site Pokerfuse reported that players who provide proof of remission payments when depositing at the site will receive 25 percent of $400 or $800 deposits in tournament value.
There are three levels to the promotion. For a $75 deposit, players get $25 of free credits, consisting of $10 for tournaments, $10 for casino and $5 for cash games.
The move gives PartyPokerNJ an opportunity to attract, and perhaps retain, former FTP players.
RUSSIAN POKER ACE TAKES DOWN BARCELONA SUPER HIGH ROLLER
Russian poker pro Vitaly Lunkin is celebrating his weekend victory in the Euro 50,000 buy-in European Poker Tour Super High Roller, in which he took home Euro 771,300 in prize money in a great start to the tenth edition of the popular Pokerstars series.
51 top players entered for the Super High Roller, which provided railbirds with an exciting display of talented and action-packed spectator entertainment in Barcelona over the weekend.
Final table seats and pay-outs were achieved by Lunkin and Erik Seidel, Steve ODwyer, Mike McDonald, David Benefield, Ole Schemion and Fabian Quoss - an international gathering of highly respected players.
When the heads up phase of play was reached it was Eric Seidel holding a small chip advantage as he faced Lunkin, but there was little in it as the duo battled to and fro and the hours passed.
Then Lunkin managed to pull ahead, forcing Seidel to up his game in closing the gap. It was all in vain however, as Lunkin scored a major double up that put him beyond contention and delivered the first prize of Euro 771,300, bringing his career earnings to well over $5 million.
Nevertheless, Seidel added Euro 557,100 as his second placing reward, boosting his career earnings to over $18 million.