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The Mansion Poker Team -The First Ten

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Most online poker sites have their own stable of poker professionals and Mansion Poker is no different. Culling some of the best up and coming players from around the world, Mansion Poker is proud of their pro line-up. The roster of 20 players represents some of the brightest stars of tomorrow as well as a sprinkling of more seasoned pros.

These players play online exclusively at Mansion Poker, so the next time you find yourself at a table with them, you will have a little insight to just who/what you are up against:

1. Name – Allan Forsyth, Poker Screen Name – i_bot
Age - 35
Occupation – Retired from retail management.
City/Country – Norwich, UK
Regarding his poker career so far, Allan says: “The WSOP will be only my second live event after my cash in the Party Poker Million cruise earlier this year. Also won the Party Poker 300K big Sunday game in March, so winning the Vegas package with Mansion makes it a nice hat-trick for 2008.”

2. Name – Carl Edwards, Poker Screen Name – CpTiger1
Age - 23
Occupation - Student
City/Country – Sigtuna/Sweden
Talking about his poker game, Carl says, “I mostly play satellites for the bigger Sunday tournaments trying to land a big one. When I’m not playing poker I’m probably playing computer games, watching series/movies, working out or out partying with my friends.”

3. Name – Dirk Methfessel, Poker Screen Name - _DHM1803_
Age - 46
Occupation - Tradesman
City/Country - Wallenhorst
Dirk says about poker, “I am playing Poker since January 2007, won some online tourneys and also the only offline tourney I played. Other hobbies are chess, pool billiards and guitar playing. I live in the north of Germany nearby Osnabrueck.”

4. Name: Gerry Kane
Gerry says about himself, “I visited Vegas last year with Mansion to appear in The Poker Dome. I played in the WSOPE main event and busted on day 2 on the TV feature table with AA v KK in a battle of 2 big stacks. I am from Scotland and have just got married in Vegas! I am Scottish and a registered nurse by trade. My wife is also Scottish, Louise, who is 26 and we have been together for 5 years.”

5. Name - Greg Burdick, Poker Screen Name - flushfacker
Age - 23
Occupation - Perfumer
City/Country - Hertford/ England
Greg says, “I Finished Uni last year at Plymouth, loved it, therefore I’m trying to delay the real world of work for as long as possible – winning WSOP would be a good start! My Interests include: playing guitar, poker (obviously!) and student nights out!” Greg has been playing poker for 3 years on and off, with biggest win to date a WSOP package where he qualified for $10, on Mansion Poker.

6. Name – Hai Bo Chu, Poker Screen Name – Haibomi
Age - 28
Occupation - Sales and Marketing Executive
City/Country – Melbourne, Australia
With a Masters Degree in Management/International Business, Hai says, “I became a quick learner to poker through combining theoretical application to continuous practice. I was able to take down the title for the 2007 Melbourne Poker Championships in my first few months of play. I love the thrill and challenges of Poker and I am a true believer that Passion is the key to Success in life.”

7. Name Hannu Korva, Poker Screen Name Tuplarenu1
Age 26
Occupation Affiliate / Poker Pro
City/Country Tallinn / Estonia

8. Name – Janne Runtti, Poker Screen Name – 2runners2me
Age - 25
Occupation - salesman
City/Country – Oulu/Finland
Janne says about himself, “I’m a guy who loves challenges and competition. Tournament poker gives me lot of challenges. I have made more money at online multi table tournament poker than my regular job at year 2008. I have tried reach for WSOP and European poker tour past year, and finally achieved something, and next step is make myself regular there. I am also soccer freak and like to watch particularly the English premier league.”

9. Name – Kent Michael Hunter, Poker Screen Name – ChiefRed43
Age - 41
Occupation – Company Director
City/Country – Perth, Australia
Kent says: I’ve been playing poker for 4 years and play every week with the Hood Street Crew. I follow AFL footy and I’m a big Blues fan. My lovely wife Tanya and daughter Ana Macey follow all my poker.”

10. Name - Kevin Zyblock, Poker Screen Name - kevinzwsop05
Age - 25
Occupation - Warehouse supervisor
City/Country - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Regarding his poker career, Kevin says,” I have been playing poker for about 5 years and have played two WSOP $1500 events. I cashed in my first ever WSOP event finishing 57th out of over 2000 entrants.”

Want to see just what these players are made of? Then Download MansionPoker and you will receive a special bonus of 100% up to $500 when you make a deposit and use the Bonus code: POKERWORKS. Then grab a seat and get ready to play with the Mansion Poker pros!

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