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888poker VIP, Patrick de Koster, Wins the WPT National Series in Marbella

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GIBRALTAR, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The Dutch poker professional and longstanding 888poker VIP, Patrick de Koster, has taken the title of champion at the World Poker Tour Marbella €1500 + €150 Main Event. De Koster started his journey to this event via a WPT Marbella Qualifier tournament on

The inaugural Marbella Main Event brought in the largest field that has yet to be seen in the WPT National Series with a record breaking 377 players. After a great performance, Patrick found himself on the final table surrounded by a challenging field that included four Spanish players all trying to keep the win on home turf. Eventually it became a heads-up match between de Koster and UK poker pro, Peter Linton. In mere minutes the heads up match came to an end when Linton's K10 could not hold up against Patrick's AK.

This win garnered the largest live cash in de Koster's career at €150,000. Prior to this his $44,000 WSOP Main Event win in 2010 held the title.

For more information about 888poker LIVE tournament qualifier series like the one Patrick won his entry to Marbella, please go to

About 888poker: is the fastest growing online poker brand in the industry, hosting thousands of poker enthusiasts the world over at any given time. With over 5 million registered members, 888poker continues to offer the best consumer experience. 888poker strives to provide quality entertainment by providing a safe, fun and secure poker environment. Customers play on state-of-the-art software with 3D, PokerCam, Private Games and Teams features. As part of the 888poker experience, players also enjoy an 888poker Rewards Program, 888poker Online Shop and access to my.888poker Community.

For information about this release please contact Director of Marketing and PR, Jennifer Huxley at


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