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Andy Black Wins the Player Award

10 August 2005

LONDON, UK -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Andy Black is the latest recipient of the coveted European rankings (powered by player of the month award.

His fantastic 5th place finish in this years $10,000 buy in at the World Series of Poker main event, earned the popular Irishman over $1.7 million in prize money and was voted the outstanding performance in an exceptional month for European poker.

Andy played his way through a field of over 5600 players to take his share of the historic $56 million prize pool. His $1.7 million prize is the biggest single cash in WSOP history by a European player.

Phil Quayle, Poker Room Manager at said' Andy's performance in the main event was an outstanding one, with a little more luck in some of the crucial pots at the final table, and European poker could have been celebrating its latest and greatest bracelet winner. This made Andy a deserving winner of the European Rankings Player of the Month Award.'

Other individual performances of note came from the 2004/2005 European Rankings number 1, Willie Tann, who claimed a bracelet and $180,000 in the $1000 hold em event and Roland De Wolfe, for his fantastic win in the WPT event in Paris, earning him over 400,000 euro.

Previous winners of the European rankings (powered by player of the month award include Rob Hollink, Paul Maxfield, Peter Gunnarsen and Lawrence Gosney.

Current rankings can be viewed at

WilliamHillPoker.Com is the online poker room of William Hill Organisation, the UK's most respected bookmaker since 1934. The online poker room hosts in excess of 10,000 players daily and offers the widest range of cash tables, single- and multi-table tournaments, daily cash tournament guarantees of over £30,000.

Poker 425 ' is broadcast at 11pm each Wednesday night, and repeated at the same time nightly throughout the week with news features, player interviews and pro-player tips from the European Poker Tour:

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