Full Tilt player makes WSOP final table

19 July 2007

UBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -– Full Tilt Poker's Lee Watkinson finished strong at the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event. Watkinson took eighth place at the final table and earned $585,699 for his impressive play.

Making his way through a field of 6,358 players, Watkinson displayed the poise and patience that separates the pros from the amateurs. Watkinson was eliminated at the final table by eventual champion Jerry Yang. Yang made an amazing call of Watkinson's all-in bet as Watkinson was trying to gather enough chips to make a run at the title.

Building upon his success at last year's WSOP where he won his first bracelet in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event, Watkinson demonstrated why he is considered one of the game's best players. The attention from his final table appearance this year should help shine the spotlight on one of Watkinson's passions - animal welfare. Watkinson has been helping to build a sanctuary for captive chimpanzees and will donate a portion of his winnings to this cause.

"Lee won his first bracelet in 2006 and has followed up that performance with a remarkable run the 2007 Main Event," said fellow Full Tilt Poker pro Howard Lederer. "With his patience and tremendous skill, I expect Lee to have many more high finishes in the years to come."

In addition to Watkinson, 65 of the world's best professional poker players represent Full Tilt Poker, and spend several hours a week online helping amateur players learn the game by sharing their poker knowledge through real-time chats at the virtual tables.

"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, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, and Allen Cunningham who have collectively won 31 WSOP bracelets. Full Tilt Poker offers players the unique opportunity to Learn, Chat and Play poker with the best poker pros in the game.


Related Links
Full Tilt Site Details
Ranked Online Poker Rooms

Featured Vendors
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
RSA Executive Search
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Your one stop shop for all your gaming and OEM needs!
RSA Executive Search
A Boutique Search firm specializing in the Recruitment of Hospitality and Gaming Entrepreneurs
Slot Machines Unlimited
Casino Network
Slot Machines Unlimited
Exporter of IGT, Williams, AVP, Trimline, Aristocrat, Konami, Bally, & parts over 20 yrs experience
Casino Network
20+ years experience selling refurbished slot machines, parts & glass for all major brands
Gaming Tickets, Inc.
Bar Maid Corporation
Gaming Tickets, Inc.
35 years in the gaming industry - premium quality slot tickets, lottery tickets on time under budget
Bar Maid Corporation
Clean and dry thousands of chips, dice and tiles per hour with the high-speed CHIP CHAMPION machine!
Broadband Hospitality
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Broadband Hospitality
Improve these critical guest-facing amenities: In-room TV, Wi-Fi, Mobile App. Priced right. All here
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Leader in creating award winning player & employee loyalty programs & events proven to increase ROI
Casino City Press
TribalHub
Casino City Press
A leading publisher and distributor of casino and gaming business data and market research reports.
TribalHub
22nd Annual TribalNet Conference & Tradeshow Nov 8-11, 2021 Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine TX
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
GLOBAL TOUCH SOLUTION PARTNER OF CHOICE,10+ years OEM manufacturing,100+ thousand units application


Your Guide to 15,428 Gaming Industry Suppliers