PKR Pro Welcomes Latest Member on November 17
UNITED KINGDOM - 11/11/11 - On 17 November, next-gen
poker room PKR.com
is set to unveil the latest addition to Team PKR Pro,
the site's stable of sponsored professional poker
of the year's most high profile signings, the new
arrival is among the best poker players in the world,
and will represent PKR
in the biggest events across the globe.
Team PKR Pro was created in 2009, 13 players have
flown the flag for the next-generation online poker
site, each plucked from the wealth of homegrown talent
which has emerged from PKR.com's
tables. The current crop of six Team PKR pro stars
includes EPT champion Vladimir 'Beyne' Geshkenbein
and WSOP Europe bracelet holder Scott Shelley alongside
rising stars Sofia 'welllbet' Lovgren, James 'james666'
Sudworth, Sascha 'locodice' Walter and Marc 'Waswini'
Bariller, a Frenchman who parlayed freeroll winnings
into a successful online career. Former Team PKR Pros
include GUKPT winner Andrew 'golfpro699' Teng and
Adrien 'zlatan35' Allain who, after winning APT Macau
as a $5 PKR qualifier, has recently gone on to claim
a WPT Amneville title.
current and former members drawn from the UK, Ireland,
France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Team PKR
Pro has a long history of unearthing new talent from
PKR's international player base, valuing not only
poker ability but the community spirit with which
PKR is so strongly associated. Aside from their participation
in major live tournaments, Team PKR Pros create free-to-access
poker strategy and lifestyle content for the PKR.com
website, provide commentary on the Poker Channel's
PKR TV show and contribute to the PKR Forums.
more information on the Team PKR pro please visit
is a revolutionary new concept in online poker that
has changed the way the game is played. Featuring
stunning real-time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging
and immersive gaming system, PKR.com
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site features 3D graphics and player animation, using
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poker experience. The site allows you to create a
character, with customisable clothing and voice.
by developers from the gaming industry, led by Jez
San, PKR.com integrates actions such as poker tells,
body language and player expressions into the game.
It asserts that these features will help players to
engage in the kind of psychological battles traditionally
experienced in the live poker arena.
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UNITED KINGDOM - Dec 8 2010 - Next-generation poker
celebrates another big win after picking up the highly
sought after Poker Operator of the Year at the 2010
E-Gaming Review Awards ceremony that took place in
off a strong field which included household names
such as PartyGaming, 888 and William Hill Online,
judges praised PKR
for demonstrating how originality and constant innovation
could build a successful business in the face of liquidity
challenges. The award also means that PKR is the holder
of both major industry Poker Operator of the Year
awards, having won the IGA version in January this
Graham, CEO of PKR said; "The EGR Awards are
very important for the online gaming industry and
it is a fantastic achievement for PKR to have won
this prestigious award. 2010 has been an astounding
year for us and we look forward to adding this title
to this year's portfolio, which also includes the
top spot in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100."
E-Gaming Review Awards ceremony took place at the
Honorable Artillery Company in the heart of London
on 24th November 2010. The event was hosted by comedian
Jack Whitehall, and was attended by over 800 people
from the gaming industry.
in 2004 by serial entrepreneur Jez San, PKR
is headquartered in Camden, London and now employs
over 100 staff. It has over 4 million registered users
and has won numerous awards including 'Hotshot Operator
of the Year' at the 2008 E-Gaming Review Awards, 'Poker
Operator of the Year' at the 2010 International Gaming
Award and the UK's fastest growing technology company
in the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100.
the likes of the other major online poker rooms, next
generation poker site PKR.com today announced the
roster of its new “Team PKR Pro.” The
six new members will represent PKR.com and act as
brand ambassadors for the website.
PKR Pro” will be exclusively sponsored by PKR
and act as brand representatives at live events, as
well as offering a variety of content for the PKR.com
website and PKR TV. They will also be available to
play on the PKR.com site in both cash games and specially
organized bounty tournaments.
inaugural members of the team include TV celebrity
Ashley Hames (ashleyhames1), GUKPT winner Andrew Teng
(PKR username “golfpro699”) and 2008 Irish
Open finalist Kai Danilo Paulsen (kingkai84), along
with PKR community members Raymond O’Mahoney
(callmebabe), James Sudworth (James666) and PKR Live
runner-up Henrik Eklund (pokey85).
been following our initial ‘Team PKR Pro’
members for some time and are convinced that they
all have the game and personality required to be genuinely
world class poker players”, said PKR Marketing
Director Simon Prodger. “They are also among
the most recognized and respected players within the
PKR community so are guaranteed to have over two and
a half million people cheering them on every time
a closer look at each of the new members of “Team
“Pokey85” Eklund (Stockholm, Sweden) --
Eklund, 24, has been playing poker for four years.
The Swede has been a regular at PKR’s nosebleed
cash game tables since April 2007 and began to make
a name for himself on the live tournament scene by
taking second place at the inaugural PKR Live in November
2008 followed by a victory in the APT Manila Headhunter
side event. Henrik’s ambition for 2009 (beyond
winning the WSOP) is to make a final table of a major
“ashleyhames1” Hames (London, UK) -- Ashley
Hames is a popular TV presenter and writer who is
known for his series Sin Cities -- still Bravo’s
highest rating show ever in the UK. Hames is also
the PKR TV commentator. He began playing poker in
2008 and rates his poker highs as playing in the WSOP
main event, reaching the final of Celebrity Poker
Club and playing on the TV table at this year’s
“callmebabe” O’Mahoney (Dublin,
Republic of Ireland) -- Like Eklund, O’Mahoney
has been cutting his teeth at the highest cash games
and tournaments since April 2007. His first major
live cash came courtesy of the inaugural PKR Live
$500 Main Event, where he finished fourth for $6,500.
Ray’s goal is to win his home major, the Irish
“KingKai” Paulsen (Trondheim, Norway)
-- The 25-year-old Norwegian has the finest live tournament
record of any PKR regular with more than $322,000
in earnings. This includes two cashes at the WSOP
(including an 18th place finish in Event #49 in 2007)
and a fifth place finish at the 2008 Irish Open, where
he earned $229,358. Kai’s aspirations include
winning one of poker’s majors -- and preferably
bring home a bracelet.
“James666” Sudworth (Kent, UK) -- This
22 year old has been a familiar face at the PKR tables
since November of 2006, playing some of the biggest
cash games the site has to offer. Sudworth’s
top poker accomplishment was a runner-up finish at
the GUKPT in January 2009 for more than £40,000.
“golfpro699” Teng (London, UK) -- Teng
has been a high-stakes pro across many online sites
for the past two years. He made an impact on the live
scene in 2008, first making a deep run in the WSOP
Main Event (126th place) and then winning the Thanet
leg of the GUKPT in October 2008 for £70,000.
founded in 2005, is an innovative online poker site
that features real-time video game-like 3D graphics
that has changed the way online poker is played.