PartyPoker Enters Sponsored Players Wars, Signs Three Top Pros

PartyPoker tabbed English poker professional Ian Frazer to join Sexton on the PartyPoker team.

PartyPoker announced the addition of two more members to Team PartyPoker. Brazil’s Felipe Ramos – who had a final table appearance at this year’s World Series of Poker – and France’s Remy Biechel have accepted the sponsorship that PartyPoker has offered and will represent the company in tournaments around the world.

With the addition of Ramos and Biechel, Team PartyPoker now stands at four players and more will be added in the future, according to PartyPoker executives.

 

Will this start a sponsorship war with the online gaming sites ???

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PF_Jeff
PF_Jeff Gold 1
3762d ago

I don't think so, FTP has all the "name " pro's already, anyone who has a huge cash in a televised event can get a sponsership via an online site nowadays. Jamie Gold, Annette Overstad,and a few others have failed miserably after their big cashes, it's a pretty large risk for the sites, as well as most of the "pro's" only playing huge stakes games.

southsidecan
southsidecan Gold 2
3750d ago

The largest online poker site around keeps adding to its all-star stable of pros, and they seem to be shopping both ends of the poker world this time, as they add beloved veteran Marcel Luske and hot discovery Jason Mercier.

“The Flying Dutchman” is easily recognized at the tables for his sharp suits and upside-down sunglasses, but looks are not everything when it comes to this Dutch poker professional, who was recognized as the top poker player in Europe at the European Poker Awards in 2001 and 2003, and honoured with the European Poker Awards ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ in 2008 at the Aviation Club in Paris.

In spite of his relatively short career span, Mercier already has a number of major scores to his name, such as winning the Season Four PokerStars EPT San Remo (a $1,372,893 prize;) finishing sixth at the PokerStars EPT Season Five event in Barcelona, earning $324,946; and shortly afterwards taking down the PokerStars EPT London £1 Million Showdown High Roller tournament for £516,000 ($944,847). In this last one he faced a terrifying final table, squaring himself against notables such as John Juanda, Scotty Nguyen, David Benyamine and namesake Team PokerStars Pro Isabelle Mercier


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