LONDON, England May 26 — A 21-year-old student from Canada pocketed $52,500 and first prize at the opening event of the fourth European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP IV) (http://www.titanpoker.com/ecoop_may_2009.html), which kicked off on May 25 at popular online poker room TitanPoker.com.
Player “ch0ppy”, a two-year veteran at Titan Poker, outlasted 1,125 other avid online poker players in the $250,000 Guaranteed Prize No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament. The ECOOP IV event was the first of 14 nights of online poker action, which culminate with a $1,500,000 Guaranteed Prize Main Event on June 7. A total of $4.55 Million in prizes is guaranteed to winning players over the two weeks of online poker tournaments at Titan Poker (http://www.titanpoker.com).
As winner of the first event of the series, “ch0ppy” will receive a prestigious, jewel-encrusted bracelet. “ch0ppy” is already registered to play in the $1,500,000 Guaranteed Prize tournament, and could be the first player in ECOOP IV history to win two bracelets in a single series.
Qualifying satellite tournaments for the ECOOP IV events are being staged daily at Titan Poker. The ECOOP IV tournaments (ECOOP IV) (http://www.titanpoker.com/schedules.html) offer a wide variety of poker games, including Texas No Limit Hold'em, Limit Hold'em, 7 Card Stud, Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo. Poker buy-in amounts vary to meet every player's budget.
Titan Poker's first ECOOP series was staged in December 2007 and players competed over ten days for their share of $2,500,000 in cash prizes. In May 2008, ECOOP II was staged with a grand total of $3,600,000 in guaranteed prizes at the ten nights of tournaments. Staged over fourteen days between November and December 2008, the third ECOOP tournament series distributed more than $4,150,000 in prizes to winning online tournament players.
TitanPoker.com is the number one online poker room in Europe and part of the iPoker Network. Titan Poker's software is developed and maintained by Playtech, a public company and leading gaming software developer. With nearly 30,000 online players at peak hours, Titan Poker guarantees $16,000,000 in monthly prizes, features special sit 'n' go tournaments with progressive jackpots as high as $100,000, and awards players with entries to major worldwide poker tournaments. The Titan Poker brand is promoted exclusively by Euro Partners (http://www.europartners.com).
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