Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Canadian Poorya Nazari wins $3 million at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure



    TORONTO, Jan. 13 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     Toronto's Poorya Nazari turned $700 into $3 million when he won
              the sixth PokerStars Caribbean Adventure on January 10. The
              22-year-old biochemistry graduate won his seat on PokerStars in
              a $33 triple turbo rebuy tournament, investing only $700 to win
              his trip to the Caribbean and a seat in the PCA 'Festival of
              Poker' main event. Nazari has also won a seat in the EPT Grand
              Final which takes place in Monte Carlo, April 28 - May 3.

              Pokerstars.net, the world's largest online poker room, kicked
              off the 2009 poker season with a record-breaking field for the
              sixth PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) at the Atlantis
              Hotel and Casino in the Bahamas. Nazari was one of
              1,347 entrants in the $10k no limit hold 'em event - a number
              that smashed all records for a poker tournament held outside
              the United States and created a total prize pool of more than
              $12.5 million.

    WHO:      Poorya Nazari, winner of the sixth PokerStars Caribbean
              Adventure
              Geoff Fardy, Country Manager for Pokerstars.net

    WHEN:     10:30 a.m.
              Tuesday, January 13, 2009

    WHERE:    Roof Salon
              Park Hyatt Hotel
              4 Avenue Road, Toronto

              For more information about the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure,
              please visit:
              www.pokerstars.com/caribbean-adventure/
              www.europeanpokertour.com/PCA/pca.html
    




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