(PRWEB) October 30, 2008 — Twenty-five-year old Chris Woods, from Hartlepool in northeast England, took second place and a 106,000 Euro cash prize when he represented online poker room Titan Poker (www.titanpoker.com) at the just-concluded Irish Winter Festival tournament in Dublin.
Woods, who signed up for online poker tutorial lessons at PokerProfessor in August, has never deposited cash in his Titan Poker account. Just four days after receiving a $50 PokerProfessor quiz bonus, Woods invested $27.50 into a winning performance at an Irish Winter Festival qualifier satellite. That same day he won an Irish Winter Festival Super Satellite tournament and a $4,500 prize package, which sent him on his way to Dublin on behalf of Titan Poker.
"I avoided tangling with the other big stacks unless I felt I was drawing to the nuts or had the nuts," Woods said, after his impressive Irish Winter tournament finish. "I also used my big stack well against the smaller stacks when in position, forcing the pressure on them for the rest of the tournament."
The Irish Winter Festival was won by Irish poker player Fiachra Meere. Woods, in his stunning second place finish, outlasted a whole range of poker professionals including Andy Black, Marty Smyth, Neil Channing, and Ciaran O'Leary.
Woods was just one of fifteen Titan Poker players playing at the prestigious Irish poker tournament. Titan Poker regularly rewards its players with massive cash prizes and seats to huge land-based poker events, such as the Aussie Millions and the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It awards more than $16 million in monthly prizes and will stage the third European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP) for fourteen days this November, with $4.15 in guaranteed prize money over 14 days of online poker tournaments.
About Titan Poker
Titan Poker (www.titanpoker.com) is the leading online poker room in Europe and part of the iPoker Network. Titan Poker's software was developed by Playtech, a public company and leading gaming software developer. Titan Poker guarantees more than $16,000,000 in monthly prizes, has nearly 30,000 online players at peak hours, and awards winning players with entries to the major poker tournaments worldwide. Titan Poker features special jackpot sit 'n' go tournaments with progressive prizes and jackpots as high as $100,000. Titan Poker is exclusively promoted by Euro Partners, the worlds largest e-gaming affiliate program. For more information about Titan Poker please visit the Titan Poker website at http://www.titanpoker.com.