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Danish Student Bags $15,000 WSOP Package from pokerListings.com and Pacific poker

A Danish student got the poker opportunity of a lifetime, a chance to go against the poker pros in the 2006 World Series of Poker. The student who goes by the handle "Yogo1" won the $15,000 WSOP Main Event prize package which includes the $10,000 Main Event buy-in and $2,500 travel and accommodation expenses.

Yogo1 won the second of three in a series of freerolls leading up to the WSOP. The freeroll tournament sponsored by PokerListings.com and PacificPoker.com took place in early June. The third is still up for grabs to be played in early July and will award another $15,000 WSOP prize package.

"It was not before we were down to four or five left that I really believed I had a shot at winning the tournament," Yogo1 said. "I had played as a low stack for much of the tournament, getting the better of some coin flips in some crucial situations."

"As Yogo1 found out, the freeroll tournaments we're offering with Pacific Poker are a great chance for players to earn a seat at the WSOP Main Event this summer," senior editor at PokerListings.com Steven Williams said. "The strict requirements of this bonus make the odds good for any player who qualifies to compete for the WSOP prize package being offered."

"Most of the hours I play at the moment are at Pacific Poker, so that would be a couple of hours per day on average," Yogo1 said referring to his almost daily regimen of playing at Pacific Poker. "I think they have come a long way lately with their recent upgrades. Before, the graphics were awful and the speed was as well. Now the design is much sleeker and the speed is better." Yogo1 came across Pacific poker through PokerListings.com, the site he uses to search for the right online poker room to suit his taste.

"When I first started playing and came across the site, searching for new rooms and new bonuses, I visited very often," he said. "I think that it's a very good site, especially for new players who haven't tried very many poker rooms. The site provides a good range of criteria to look for and some well-written reviews as well. Aside from the first room I played at, many of the rooms I tried later on were because of the information I got on PokerListings.com."

Yogo1 has only been playing poker for the last couple of years, but has been hooked ever since he won the first two of four tournaments that he joined in.

"I'm very excited about it. It's difficult not to be a bit nervous, but I believe you have to be in order to perform at your best, so it's not an issue," Yogo1 said. "I would take it as a bonus to play with some of the top pros -- another huge experience."

 

09/17/2006, Sunday
Sherry Barlow

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