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Amateur pockets $1 million in MansionPoker Poker Dome

23 Mar 2007

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Poker amateur Rodel Tuazon from Iowa has emerged $1 Million richer following his winner-takes-all triumph in the MansionPoker Poker Dome Challenge.

Tuazon outlasted five tough competitors in the battle for the MansionPoker Poker Dome's first prize, proving himself the best man on the day in the most innovative and sophisticated twist on televised Texas Hold'em yet. Less than 24-hours after taking down the pot of his life, Tuazon, a 40 year old mortgage clerk from downtown Des Moines, swapped his previous day's 'best man' role for that of 'groom'. Tuazon made his second 'winning hand' in as many days, walking fiancée Manisone Douglas down the aisle -- a fitting finale to a perfect Vegas weekend for Poker's newest millionaire.

On Saturday March 17, when the six final qualifiers entered the Poker Dome, "part game show, part gladiators arena", they knew the drill well, having already waded their way through two previous six-handed qualifying rounds to make the cut. This time around, the players were painfully aware that the all-ins and fold-em decisions would be better, the competition generally tougher, and the atmosphere more intense.

Almost a year in the making, a one-in-six shot at the $1,000,000 prize, and the spotlight game of Mansion Speed Poker affording players a mere 15 seconds to act, the series always promised an edge-of-your seat climax, and it didn't disappoint. For the players, the stakes were high and heart-rates soared accordingly.

 
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