Kevin ‘Civell’ Vandersmissen Latest Lock Pro: Jackpot at Over $800K

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Kevin ‘Civell’ Vandersmissen Latest Lock Pro:  Jackpot at Over $800K

With live tournament cashes across multiple countries and continents including two EPT runner-up finishes, Kevin ‘Civell’ Vandersmissen has already amassed $863,633 in live winnings and over $550,000 online, placing the young 23 year old pro from Belgium at 3rd on the Belgium All Time Money List. He has quickly earned major respect on the live circuit as well as the virtual felt, having recently been ranked in the top 1% online, 115th in the Epic Poker League’s Global Poker Index (GPI), 144th in the 2011 BLUFF/ESPN Power Rankings and 148th in the 2011 Cardplayer POY race.

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Kevin has always been an avid gamer, so poker was a natural transition for him after finding motivation watching the film Casino Royale. Starting with freerolls Kevin (better known as ‘Civell’ online) started to learn basic strategy and then built upon that, eventually depositing $25 and he has never looked back.

Kevin’s first major win was in December 2010 at the Full Tilt Poker Series Grand Final held in Barcelona where he took down 1st for just under a $200,000. With sizable cashes in-between, his career flourished, and earlier this year Civell struck again, this time in Austria taking 2nd place at the EPT Snowfest Event in Hinterglemm for $369,601.


Kevin has recently launched his official web site, where his friends and following can track his progress, interact with him and participate in contests and promotions.

"I am really proud and happy to be welcomed to the Lock family; this is a new era for me as a player and I’m looking forward to representing Lock Poker all over the world," commented Kevin.

"I'm super excited to have Kevin as a part of the team. Not only is Kevin an amazing player, but he brings us a unique perspective to poker and is truly one of the great ambassadors of the game. I'm looking forward to the opportunityto work with him further in the future" said online legend Eric ‘Rizen’ Lynch, who serves as Poker Room Manager for Lock.

"Jennifer Larson continues to assemble the most powerful pro team in the World. Kevin is a phenomenal addition to Lock's star-studded team. In addition to being an amazing player with a poker resume that speaks for itself, much like others in the Lock family, Kevin is one of the most genuine, hardest working players I have ever had the privilege to work with," commented Randy Kasper, Co-Founder and Agency Leader at Poker Players International ( ).

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