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Lock Poker Welcomes Two New Pros: Jason Lee and Tim West

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Feb/15/2012
Lock Poker Welcomes Two New Pros:  Jason Lee and Tim West

Lock Poker is thrilled to announce the new additions to their LockPRO ELITE team:  Jason Lee and Tim West.

Jason spent his College years at the University of Florida, He stumbled upon the game of poker when he stopped by a group of friend's home game.  Describing himself as "horrendous" at the time, Jason quickly fell in love with the game and became engulfed in the study of the game.  Through hard work, long nights and some help from friends, he quickly found himself among the upper ranks of online poker professionals.  The rest is history.

Since then, Lee has amassed over $3 Million in online tournament winnings and roughly $400k in live winnings including a 3rd place finish at the EPT Villamoura stop.  As once a student of the game, Jason has expanded into a teaching role as a Deep Stacks Live instructor and was even featured on ABC's Good Morning America teaching host George Stephanopoulos the ins and outs of tournament poker.  Lee was also featured in the Time Magazine article "Attack of the Math Brats" showcasing the statistical angles online poker players were bringing to the live realm.  

 

Tim hailing from Los Altos, California, is a very well known player both online and Live. He has been playing poker for just over 8 years, 6 of those professionally. He started as a limit holdem player in the Bay Area but quickly made the transition to sit n go's which eventually led to MTT's. He began pursuing poker professionally after winning a $150 buy in on party poker for $40k. In his young career Tim has racked up just over $3 million in online earnings and $ 1.6 million in live tournament earnings. Some of his biggest scores include a 2nd place finish at the Bellagio Five Diamond Classic for $180k and winning the Wynn Classic Main Event for just over $300k in March of 2011. This young gun is only 26 and has a very bright future ahead of him.

"Tim and Jason are both great players and great people! I am very happy to welcome them,"  says Jennifer Larson CEO of Lock Poker. "The goal is to create a global family that is diverse in skill, passion, poker and life. The initial vision I had for Lock is becoming a reality. Our partnership with the player gets stronger every day!"

"I wish I could put into words just how excited I am to be joining the Lock Poker team," says Jason Lee. "I'm eager to be surrounded by such an elite team of poker professionals and a staff whose primary goal is not just player satisfaction but meeting and exceeding player's every need and want. Lock truly is the best gaming site on the net and I look forward to growing with them in the future."

"I am very excited to join the Lock Poker team," says Tim. "It is an honour to be alongside the likes of Chris Moorman, Matt Stout, Jason Young and Melanie Weisner. I am very excited to see what the future has in store."

"Jennifer Larson continues to assemble the most impressive online poker team in the World," commented Randy Kasper, Co-Founder/Agency Leader at Poker Players International, which represents Tim West. "While PPI maintains it's stance not to accept fees from U.S. players for online pro deals until the law settles, we are always happy for our clients when they reach such important milestones in their careers. Jennifer has created a wonderful situation for all her pros and her passion is why Lock is turning all heads in the poker industry. Tim, and Jason for that matter, are the most recent examples validating Larson's incredible vision she has for her business."

LOCK

Lock is the world's most innovative online gaming brand. Lock launched their first masterpiece, Lock Poker, over four years ago and recently launched their ground breaking Casino. They exploded into poker industry by introducing the Bluff Online Poker challenge, becoming the first company to develop a Mac download casino, introducing SharkScope integration, live stats and a custom hand re-player. Last but certainty not leasthiring Eric Rizen Lynch as their Poker Room Manager. Lock continues to bring a fresh perspective to this exciting industry and its mandate is to drive innovation through superior design and initiative. http://www.lockpoker.com & http://www.lockcasino.com

POKER PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL 

Poker Players International (PPI) is the World's largest poker agency, representing hundreds of players from around the globe. Following Black Friday in the US, they were the only agency to immediately announce they would not accept fees from online deals for US players. Their strong and growing International Team leads all other agencies in online pro deals.  www.PPIPoker.com

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Merge Gaming is the fresh new face in the online poker world, growing rapidly and providing a solid, secure, gaming platform for its partners. We are dedicated to providing users with the best possible online gaming experience, and providing our operators all the tools necessary to run a successful poker business. Merge Gaming accepts players worldwide and is focused on catering to all player groups through active promotions, game variety, quality software and security.

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