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Alamo Poker Tour Has First Winner

20 Dec 2005

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – (PRESS RELEASE) -- -- The Home of Texas Hold 'Em is setting the standards for land based poker tournaments with the conclusion of the first event on the Alamo Poker Tour. Alamo Poker's formula of celebrities, pros and locals playing poker together for a great cause is a winning one.

More than 100 entrants including professional poker players such as Marcel Luske "The Flying Dutchman," professional athletes Dan "Hollywood" Henderson of UFC fame and Carlos Polk of the San Diego Chargers along with a variety of celebrities including guitarist Don Felder of the legendary Eagles joined together for two days of competitive Texas Hold 'Em play for cash money and charity in Palm Springs, CA. Included in this mix were a number of players who entered to play by winning on-line free rolls held by The tournament was won by Circle of Outlaws pro Eric Mizrachi.

"I was looking forward to a competitive event and hoping the mix of pros', celebrities, sports stars and regular folks would make for something special but I am surprised how the formula worked to create so much fun. We filmed the tournament to air on TV this spring and with the great mix at the final table the program should be truly entertaining. Being that poker programming is so popular on TV it will be rewarding to give these viewers something well worth watching," said J. Fisch Marketing Director for and its brands. "Most important is that the event was for charity and Cystic Fibrosis should really be the beneficiary of the tournament. I'm looking forward to raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at future events."

The Alamo Poker Tour moves onto San Antonio for the next tournament. The date February 18, 2006 and will coincide with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

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