Betfair and blonde join forces

Submitted by: TightEnd on Thu, 03/09/2009 - 9:16am

We at Betfair Poker are all delighted to have joined forces with Britain’s top poker forum, Blondepoker.

Launched in 2000, Betfair is best known for being the world’s largest betting exchange, with over 2,000,000 customers enjoying betting against each other, for better odds than any traditional bookie would ever offer.

In 2005, Betfair Poker was born and we are proud to have rapidly built it into one of online poker’s emerging forces.

Team Betfair Pro’s - The New Breed

Our biggest asset at Betfair is undoubtedly our Poker Pros. They’re young, they’re ruthless and they’re the shining stars of the new generation of poker players. Not only can you challenge them at our tables, you can also read about what drives them to succeed in their exclusive blogs.

Annette Obrestad aka ‘Annette_15’ – She may be small in size but she’s a giant at the felt. Aged 18, she became the youngest ever owner of a WSOP bracelet after winning the inaugural WSOPE Main Event in London. That netted her a cool £1,000,000 and she’s not looked back since. Incredibly, she’s still not old enough to compete at WSOP events in the US but, come the Summer of 2010, Las Vegas better be ready to crown the new Queen of Poker.

Sorel Mizzi aka ‘Imper1um’ – The quiet Canadian, once referred to as ‘Internet Boy’ by a flustered Phil Hellmuth, earned over $1,000,000 offline in 2008 alone. Luckily for us, Sorel’s not shy to share his secrets in his blog. Check out, for example, his strategy on Attacking the Big Stack.

John Tabatabai aka ‘kunku wap’ – Baby-faced Tabatabai may have been the butt of a nasty prank at the WSOP in Las Vegas (see the look on his face in this video), but with over $1.3m in live tournament earnings, he is nobody’s mug at the poker table. John is also generous with advice and this article on Intelligent Bet-Sizing is a must-read.

Peter Jepsen aka ‘PeterJepsen’ – The Great Dane is Betfair’s newest recruit and he’s wasted no time at all in making his mark both on and off the felt. Best known for winning a record online pot of $499,000, knowing when to join a cash table (and more importantly, when to leave) is an art that Jepsen is close to mastering. As the man himself says in his blog; “dreams are sweet when you've just made an 1800% return on investment in just 50 minutes”

World Series of Poker Europe

Betfair is the official sponsor of the World Series of Poker Europe, which means, as well as having access to all the top pro’s, our customers have the very best chances of taking a seat alongside the biggest stars.

And this year, Betfair is offering 2 unique opportunities to be involved:

The Caesars Cup

  • Inspired by golf’s Ryder Cup, The Caesars Cup will see 8 giants of European Poker take on 8 of their American counterparts in a series of heads-up and team-based tournaments.
  • Players already confirmed include Phil Ivey and our very own Annette Obrestad, so the pedigree of the field is world class.
  • Only Betfair is offering the chance for one of its customers to take the final seat on the European team for this historic event.
  • Think you could handle the pressure of a seat amongst the greats? Come and prove that you should be The Chosen One.

The Free Million Dollar Game.

  • Win Everything. Pay Nothing. The 2009 WSOPE is going to kick off with the final table of Betfair’s Free Million Dollar Game and someone is going to walk away a millionaire.
  • Daily freeroll qualifiers are already taking place across 15 regions, but it’s not too late for you to stake your claim to the most exciting poker prize of 2009!

These events, and more, are making Betfair Poker the internet’s most talked about poker room. So come and be a part of the action…