Greek gambling fan won the Million Dollar Poker tournament
Athanasios Ntalakas, a gambler at Titan Poker for the last two years, came in above 1,675 other players on January 10, 2010 and took home the first prize of $200,000 in the $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize poker tournament, a monthly event at the popular online poker gambling site.
Back on November 23, 2009, Athanasios, whose home is Athens, Greece, won the first prize of $52,000 at the first event of Titan Poker’s European Championship of Online Poker gambling. That poker tournament, also a Texas Holdem No Limit Freezeout, carried a $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool and was the starter of the fourteen-night series.
Athanasios stated the Final Table was “by far the toughest” he had ever played. “People were not afraid to put their chips in the middle and put you to the test constantly by 3-betting and shoving. I was fortunate to win my big flips and even when I was low in chips my friends were encouraging me. Finally, I made it to Heads Up with Neil Channing with a 2:1 deficit. Steadily I managed to acquire the same chips and at the final hand I was lucky to outdraw Neil. It was a tough heads-up match against a great opponent.”
“My experience so far at Titan Poker is amazing and I will continue playing for a long time and also give it a try at satellites for a live event,” Athanasios said.
Athanasios, who is primarily an online poker player, added, “My win at the $1,000,000 Guaranteed is by far my biggest poker accomplishment, but my excitement was the same as when I won the 1st event of ECOOP V. Taking is a great feeling and I am looking forward to the future for similar successes.”
At his previous win in November, Athanasios came in first among 1,240 other players in an online poker tournament that lasted over 9 hours. In addition to his cash prize, he was awarded with a prestigious Tag Heuer automatic chronograph series Carrera watch, engraved with his nickname and the name of the online poker tournament that he won.