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Friday, May 7, 2010

PartyGaming - PartyPoker Online sponsorship deals continue

Leading listed online gaming operator PartyGaming has announced that Australian Tyron Krost has become the latest member of its Team Party Poker sponsored squad of players.

Gibraltar-based PartyGaming operates popular Internet poker site PartyPoker.com and revealed that Krost would join well-known players including Tony Guoga, Kara Scott, Mike Sexton, Dragan Galic, Bodo Sbrzesny, Ian Frazer and Felipe Ramos on the domain and at land-based events around the world.

Twenty-three-year-old Krost recently won the main event of the Aussie Millions tournament to pocket $1.85 million and stated that he was pleased to sign such a sponsorship deal with the Gibraltar-licensed site.

“I suppose it’s any serious poker player’s dream to get a sponsorship and I can’t think of a better site to represent than PartyPoker.com,” said the Sydney native.

“From speaking to all levels of management, it’s clear to see that the site is moving in the right direction. I feel incredibly lucky to be a member of Team Party Poker and offered the chance to help make PartyPoker.com one of the best places to play online.”

Krost began playing poker with his friends at the age of 18 before buying some books on the subject in order to help his game. He then made his first deposit of $50 at PartyPoker.com and began competing at limit hold’em for a year on the domain’s $1/$2 tables before moving up to the $5/$10 level.

The New South Welshman then moved on to tournament play at PartyPoker.com and was almost immediately successful. He first entered a $33 no-limit hold’em tournament in 2006 and beat 189 players to win just over $1,000. After this, he triumphed in another competition to pocket $3,102 before entering further tournaments for even more cash success.

“Along the way I’ve cashed a couple live events including the 2008 World Series Of Poker main event where I finished 249th but I’ve played nearly all of my poker online,” said Krost.

“Winning the Aussie Millions this year was a totally crazy experience and something which will never seem real. I wasn’t planning on heading to Melbourne and entered a $640 satellite on PartyPoker.com at the last minute on a whim. I won my seat without too much trouble and had a couple months to look forward to it. I took my younger brother with me and we had an awesome time watching the tennis and hanging out. I think being relaxed without any expectations helped a lot.

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