Online Poker Site Hosts Tournament

Published on: May 9, 2008 

Titan Poker is one of the Internet’s premier online poker sites and is a major force to be reckoned with in the online poker community.  Now they are planning on making themselves a force to be reckoned with in the live poker community as they host their first live poker tournament.  Titan will be joining some of their online competitors in the field of live tourney play and they are very excited about the venture.

Known as the fastest growing online poker room, Titan is hosting the Eurocity Poker Tour (ECPT) Madrid Open which starts on May 9 and goes through May 12, 2008.  It is going to be held at the luxurious and glamorous Casino Gran Madrid and 200 poker players from around the world have been invited to attend.  Those players won $3,000 prize packages offered through Titan Poker by playing in the sites qualifying satellite games that have been running since February.  The packages include round-trip airplane tickets, three nights of accommodations, and the 1,000 Euro buy-in fee for the tournament.  Players from as far away as Canada have been arriving in the city in preparation of the event.

Amateur poker players like Italian Massimiliano Assini have the chance to make a name for themselves in this event.  Assini won one of the qualifying satellites and stated, "Thanks to Titan Poker, I have been able to cultivate my passion."

Titan Poker is hoping to send more of its online players to poker tournaments and is offering qualifiers to the Irish Open in Dublin.  The World Poker Showdown Ocean World in another event Titan is offering satellite qualifiers for.  They want to be able to send amateurs like Assini to many of these events, but realized that they had to start somewhere.  The ECPT is the start of the online poker websites foray into the world of live poker matches, and it’s expected to be the first of many.

A spokeswoman for Titan Poker stated, "At the rate of our expansion, and considering the number of players we are sending to the tournaments every month, it only makes sense that Titan Poker should take it to the next level," when asked what spurred the sudden interest in live play and why Titan Poker wanted to pursue this route.  At the rate Titan Poker is going, there will be a lot of players going to the next level when they play with this online poker community.

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