Bodog.com player wins one of the first seats to the 2010 WSOP* Main Event.
July 29, 2009 – With the 2009 World Series of Poker* Main Event on hold until the “November Nine” return, Bodog.com already has its sights set on next year’s Main Event in Las Vegas. One of the first events to qualify online poker players for the 2010 Poker World Series, the Bodog Mini Poker Series, awarded a $12,000 prize package this past Sunday to winner John “Getn_Outa_MI” Ormsby.
“The possibility of winning a seat in next year’s Main Event was the main reason I was interested in playing in the Bodog Mini Poker Series,” explains Ormsby, who has earned the distinction of becoming the first member of Team Bodog at the 2010 Poker World Series. “I’ve always wanted to go to Vegas to play in the World Series but have never had the chance. The Mini Series provided me with a great opportunity to do so.”
Wrapping up the 13-event online poker tournament series that ran alongside the 2009 Poker World Series Main Event, the Bodog Mini Series Final included 82 players, all who had either won their way in by placing in the top ten of the series’ Tournament Leader Board, placing in the top 18 of the Semifinal Tournament held on July 21, or playing in all 13 of the Bodog Mini Poker Series events.
While it was the $12,000 Poker World Series package the players were ultimately battling for, it was not the only prize up for grabs in the Bodog Mini Poker Series Final. “Dannenman” and “turningstone,” who finished second and third respectively, each won buy-ins to every event in the upcoming Bodog Poker Open IV (T$2,000). “ManHound” and “prophet” each received seats to any Bodog Flight Club Semifinal (T$270) of their choosing for finishing in fourth and fifth. For placing sixth through ninth, “Mattaru,” “Jeffrado,” “PrinceSheba,” and “757Gam” each won entry to one of Bodog.com’s weekly $100,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournaments (T$162), held every Sunday at 4:00 pm ET.
With the Bodog Mini Poker Series now in the books, attention in the Bodog.com Poker room turns to Bodog Flight Club, which awards online poker players prize packages to major poker tournaments all over the world, including the EPT, WPT and LAPT. Right now, qualifiers are running for the WPT Legends of Poker event at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. Bodog.com players can get started on their way for as little as $1 or 100 Bodog Poker Points.
For more details on Bodog Flight Club, visit the Bodog website.
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About Morris Mohawk Gaming Group
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