Full Tilt Poker Signs Lacey Jones to Sponsorship Deal, "TheMasterJ33" Wins and MorePublished on June 12th, 2010 12:57 am EST
1. Lacey Jones Inks Full Tilt Poker Sponsorship Deal.
In late May, Lacey Jones announced that she was parting ways with Absolute Poker after spending a number of years with the company as a sponsored player.
It doesn't appear as though Absolute Poker and Jones parted on bad terms - instead, they just seem to have gone their separate ways after the expiration of Lacey's deal.
After Lacey's contract with Absolute Poker expired, Full Tilt Poker moved in quickly and inked the model/host/poker player to a sponsorship deal.
Full Tilt and Jones already had a relationship in place prior to this deal being officially announced, as Jones will be a presenter on Full Tilt's Doubles Poker Championship that premieres in mid-July.
2. Jason "TheMasterJ33" DeWitt Takes Down Event #17.
Jason DeWitt, who is also known as "TheMasterJ33" online, took down his first World Series of Poker bracelet last night when took down the $5k NLHE event.
In addition to securing his first bracelet, DeWitt also walked away with $818,959.
This certainly wasn't an easy victory for DeWitt, as the event was teeming with extremely talented players. The final table was no different, as DeWitt had to deal with the likes of Jeff Williams, Amit Makhija and David Benefield.
Here is the how the final table of this event ended up finishing out:
1. Jason DeWitt, $818,959
2. Sam Trickett, $505,725
3. Jeff Williams, $328,762
4. Peter Gilmore, $241,472
5. Amit Makhija, $179,866
6. David Benefield, $135,718
7. James Carroll, $103,594
8. Paul Foltyn, $79,957
9. Manny Minaya, $62,350
With his victory in this event, DeWitt now has over $1.5 million in total lifetime "live" tournament cashes.
3. Erik Seidel Misses Out on Bracelet #9.
Erik Seidel had a chance to capture his ninth World Series of Poker bracelet today when he reached the final table of the $10k 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship.
With a victory in this event, Erik Seidel would have pulled into a tie with Johnny Moss on the all-time bracelet list.
Instead, Erik Seidel had to settle for a sixth place finish ($41,270) after being knocked out of the event by David Baker.
Bracelet #9 will have to wait.
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