Team 888poker Sit Down to Play at Day 1b WSOPE ME

Sep 30, 2012, 12:07 ET from

GIBRALTAR, September 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe has been in full force since September 21st and now it is time for the main event. Today, September 30, 2012, is Day 1B and Team @888poker will be grinding the tables in hopes that all of them will make it through the day.

Team 888poker players playing today include, Team 888poker veterans, Sam 'Last Brit Standing' Holden, bracelet winner, Tyler Bonkowski and Irish Poker Professional, Padraig Parkinson. In addition to our veterans, Team 888poker welcomes their 3 WSOP October Final Niners, Jesse Sylvia, Russell Thomas and Jake Balsinger.

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About Team 888poker October Niners:

Jesse Sylvia- The current chipleader in the Main Event with 43,875,000 in chips. Jesse is 24 and from Martha's Vineyard, MS. He has been playing poker for 3 years and his top WSOP cash until now was $2954. Fun fact, Jesse was roommates with fellow October Niner Russell Thomas when they both moved to Las Vegas to play poker professionally.

Russell Thomas- Currently 4th in chipstacks with 24,800,000. Russell is 24 from Bryn Mawr, PN and works as an actuary. Thomas has cashed 3 times at the WSOP and made the final tale in a $1500 6-max Event where he finished fifth with a $84,256 cash.

Quote from Russell when asked about being part of Team 888poker, "I am honored to be a part of Team 888 poker and represent this organization. I look forward to traveling with the other members of Team 888 to WSOP Europe where I expect to have a lot of fun and hopefully win some money. I am thrilled about this opportunity and also for what lies ahead."

Jake Balsinger- At just 21 years old Jake is the youngest player at the final table. Jake currently is a student at Arizona State University and will be starting his final table journey in 8th place with 13,115,000 in chips. Quote from Jake, "When I started out in the Main Event I figured I would play until I busted but I just kept getting more chips and people just kept folding, which was nice."

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