Alaskan Man Wins First WSOP Seat.
After winning the first of seven online poker tournaments in the Milwaukee's Best Light Texas Hold' em Challenge on Sunday night, thirty-four year old, Tony Green, from Anchorage, Alaska, earned a seat in the Main Event of the 2007 World Series of Poker.
‘I couldn't stop shaking,’ Green said, describing his reaction to the win. ‘It was a surreal moment and it's still kind of happening.’ Green, who only started his poker playing a mere seven years ago, will next summer play in his first major live multi-table poker tournament.
Official sponsor of the WSOP, Milwaukee's Best Light, has teamed up with the National League of Poker to give away seven seats in the 2007 WSOP in seven weeks. Each week a player will win the $10,000 entry fee, airfare, and accommodation, for the tournament to be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Green earned his seat in the first weekly online tournament by making the top 500 on NLOP's weekly leader board. Players earn 1,000 points a day just for logging in and can use points to enter tournaments, with top performers increasing their point totals. Players can also earn bonus points by completing surveys or by entering bar codes from Milwaukee's Best Light cans.
Each tournament features a brief Milwaukee's Best Light advert, tables are branded with the Milwaukee's Best Light logo, and when a player busts out of the tournament, a Milwaukee's Best Light beer can falls on their seat with a message that reads ‘Restore your Manhood, Time for a Best Light.’