Michigan Resident Wins WSOP Seat - Sunday 18th of June 2006

SunPoker.com searched for the best Texas Hold 'Em pokerplayer in Michigan to represent 'Sun' in the 2006 World Seriesof Poker. Claude Mason, 35, from Taylor, Michigan has beencrowned by SunPoker.com as their "King of the Palace" Champion.Mason's Grand Prize is a $10,000 seat to play in the 2006 WorldSeries of Poker in Las Vegas, as well as round trip airfare andaccommodations.

Mason won by taking part in the four month long "King of thePalace" tournament, a series of online and live poker tournamentsto find the best poker player in Michigan, sponsored and organizedby SunPoker.com.

Mason, a father of three, battled it out against thousands of otheronline poker players, and beat out nine other WSOP hopefuls liveat the Palace of Auburn Hills to win his seat to the richest pokerevent in history. "Playing in the World Series of Poker has alwaysbeen a dream of mine" says Claude Mason "I'm playing very wellright now and I plan on shocking the world by winning the event!I also look forward to sharing this trip with my family"

Not only will Mason's family be there, so will poker professionalKenna James who has invited Claude to a private Sun Poker Partyfor a few lessons before the big event.

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