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Titan Poker Players Make a Good Showing at the 2009 WSOP

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This year Titan Poker sent a total of eighteen satellite tournament winners to the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. Each player won a fabulous $13,000 poker prize package that covered their $10,000 buy-in as well as their travel and accommodation expenses from July 3rd through the 14th. These talented Titan Poker players hailed from places such as France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom. In recapping their Vegas adventure, though some fared better than others, all will remember their trip of a lifetime, and their opportunity to play in the most prestigious poker event in the world.

After the end of Day 1C of the World Series of Poker 2009, most of the Titan Poker players were still looking forward to a hopeful Day 2. Of the group, French player Jerome Jaqcuemin, and Norwegian player Stian Stabell both suffered an early elimination.

Titan Poker player Frederik Lekuyer, another of the French players in the group, managed to hold onto the same amount of chips (30,000) he started the day with, to ensure that he would be among the fray the next day, while German player Andreas Schmidt had a chip stack of 82,000 at the end of the day. Titan Poker’s number one qualifier Sebastian Stier, headed for Day 2 with a stack of 160,000 chips. In addition, English players Matthew Hoffmann with 73,000 chips, and Neil Suarez with 40,000 chips, were still hanging tough and ready to do battle on Day 2.

After some fierce competition on Day 2, the Titan Poker playing field was considerably decreased. Among those players still in the battle of the best were German players Sebastian Stier with 135,100 chips, and Simon Buhl with just 24,300 chips. Italian player Adriano Giuliani still had hope with 37,900 chips, and French player Laurent Manzi was hanging in there with 20,000 chips. In addition, Spanish player Jose Manuel Gomez Rabenaque ended the day with 77,000 chips, while Englishman Matthew Hoffmann moved forward with 156,100 chips. And leading the pack of Titan Poker delegates was London’s actor Neil Suarez with an impressive 186,500 in chips.

After battling in the poker arena on Day 3, four Titan Poker qualifiers remained in the game. Among them was Jose Manuel Gomez Rabenaque, Titan Poker’s chip leader for the day, who ended the day’s play with a chip stack of 411, 500, and Neil Suarez, who finished with 75,500 chips. One of Titan Poker’s players was in the limelight on Day 4 at the World Series of Poker 2009 as Spanish Jose Manuel Gomez Rabenaque battled it out with Phil Hellmuth. At the end of the day Jose Manuel had snagged over 250,000 chips from Hellmuth before Hellmuth was eliminated from play. As Day 5 approached, Jose Manual stood as the last of Titan Poker's WSOP qualifiers in 44th place with a total chip stack of 937,000.

On fated Day 5 Jose Manuel found himself sitting at the table with WSOP champion Joe Hachem, where his chip stack decreased from 937,000 to 830,000. However Jose Manuel made his stand and his aggressive play led him to a great comeback and built his chip stack to 1,260,000. But, as fate would have it, the success was not to last. Jose Manuel Gomez Rabenaque lost with his pair of 10s to player Kevin Schaffel’s A-A. Still Jose Manuel ranked 83rd in the Main Event and did Titan Poker proud when left the tables with $57,991 in prize money for his outstanding play.

All in all, Titan Poker players had a good run at the WSOP 2009. And next year, you could be among the Titan Poker delegation by sharpening your skills and your poker savvy now - start here - just in time to get ready for the 2010 WSOP qualifiers!

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