Proud Canadian Poker Pro Wins Big ... Again

    OTTAWA, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Hot on the heels of his sixth place finish
at the North American Poker Championships in Niagara Falls, Montreal-born,
Ottawa native, Marc "Myst" Karam has won an astonishing 300,000 AUD (about
270,000 CAD) by placing sixth out of a field of 747 players in the southern
hemisphere's single largest Poker Tournament, The Aussie Millions. This
victory marks the third televised final table appearance by the 26 year old
and puts his major tournament winnings at about three-quarters of a million
    Since turning pro a little over a year ago, Karam has established the
best professional tournament record of any Canadian poker player still living
in Canada. When asked if he intends to follow in the footsteps of other
Canadian greats like Daniel Negreanu or Gavin Smith and move to Las Vegas,
Marc replies "I'm shopping for my dream home in Ottawa right now so I don't
see myself leaving any time soon".
    Karam's astounding success has garnered him the attention of both the
international and local poker media. He will be featured on the cover of
February's issue of Canadian Poker Player magazine and has appeared in video
interviews on
    Like many big name poker pros, Karam has already signed a sponsorship
deal with an online poker site. Eurolinx Poker decided to back the young   
up-and-comer after he captured a fourth place victory in the 2006 European
Poker Tour Grande Finale in Monte Carlo. Thanks to his deal with Eurolinx,
Karam is able to travel the world competing in the largest poker tournaments
with the best players and the highest payouts. "I'm living a dream" says Karam
of his new globe-trotting lifestyle.
    If past performance is any indication, the dream is just beginning and
Marc is destined to become another shining example of Canada's global winning

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