More Than Just the Luck of the Irish!

    GIBRALTAR, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - James Wins Wii, Sports Car and US$52,000 Bad
Beat Jackpot in Just two Months at PartyPoker.Com!
    22-year-old James McManus from Dublin, Ireland was the big winner of's 'The Grind' promotion, winning a Mini Cooper S Convertible in
the prize draw, a Nintendo Wii when he came sixth at the final table of a
Grindroll, and, if this wasn't enough, less than two months before he won
US $52,000 on the famous Bad Beat Jackpot!!
    James recently finished studying Maths at college and intends to work in
the finance industry or as a Maths teacher but got a massive boost after
winning the equivalent of nearly US$100,000 in two months!
    "It has been a good couple of months," said James with great
understatement. "I didn't have many debts but I've paid off all that I did
have! I intend to use some of the money to build a bankroll for online cash
games. I've thought about the tournament circuit a bit but I would need a
bigger bankroll and I'm happy where I am now!"
    "I opted to take US$40,000 rather than the car. A Mini Cooper S
Convertible would be great but I don't really have the need for it at the
moment. I'm looking forward to getting my Wii though. I also won the Bad Beat
jackpot two months ago. I had pocket queens and flopped quads, my opponent had
quad nines! They got US$104,000 and I got US$52,000 and I won the hand! That
was brilliant but to win all of this in such a short period of time is
    James acknowledged that his maths skills can come in handy in his play
but that he had just been on a very, very good run. "It has been going great
recently. I normally play 2/4 or 3/6 no limit cash games and the odd
tournament. I intend to stick to the same stakes for the time being and build
on what I have."
    A spokesman said: "To bag a Wii, win a sports car in a
draw and pocket US$52,000 for flopping quad queens in just two months almost
beggars belief, it is unprecedented. James is a great guy but it almost seems
that someone is out there looking out for him!"
    'The Grind' promotion featured US$100,000 worth of Grindrolls and ran
until the 9th September 2007. To qualify for Grindrolls, users had to earn at
least 25 PartyPoints per day over a three day period by playing on the site.
Once this was achieved they then qualified for the US$2,000 Grindroll. The
more PartyPoints a player earned in a day, the bigger Grindroll they were
entered for. James managed to 'Grind' for five days in each of the two weeks
of the promotion and was automatically entered into the prize draw to win the
Mini Cooper S Convertible. Other prizes won in Grindrolls included 80 Nintendo
Wii's and 120 80GB video iPods. is a popular member of PartyGaming Plc's (LSE: PRTY)
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