Poker Icons Expands Into Europe, Asia

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Poker Icons, a poker agency who represents players like Annette Obrestad, Juha Helppi, Peter Jepsen, Jesper Hougaard, Alex Kamberis, Chris Moorman, Brian Hawkins, John Tabatabai, Soren Kongsgaard have annouced that they have opened offices in London and Macau, in addition to having representation in the eastern and southern part of Europe.

This is to serve it's growing list of players and partners from all over the world and increasing their coverage from 12 to 14 offices worldwide.

During the last 2 months they have also signed some new players from all over the world;

Dénes Tamás Kaló ranked #1 by TheHendonMob in Hungary ($2,5M lifetime winnings)

Richard Toth ranked #2 by TheHendonMob in Hungary ($900 000 lifetime winnings, including 1 WSOP 2nd place finish)

Ryan Dreyer ranked #2 by TheHendonMob in South Africa only trailing WSOP ME finalist Rayme. Lifetime winnings $700 000 including winning the Sun City Million Dollar Poker Tournament. Ryan is also ranked #1 amateur golfer as well as doing most of the poker commentary in South Africa.

Jay Kinkade ranked #1 by Pocketfives in Australia (online). Lifetime winnings $210 000 including winning the Victorian Poker Championship. Online winnings $1,2M

Alexiou Konstantinos ranked #1 by TheHendonMob in Greece ($400 000 lifetime winnings including a EPT 4th place)

Jonas Klausen a shooting star from Denmark with $520 000 in lifetime winnings including an EPT 8th place in addition to several cashes in other EPT's, WSOP and other international tournaments. Jonas is also a online phenom with several wins in the online majors.

Ivan Tan, ranked #3 by TheHendonMob in Singapore. Runner up in the APPT main event 2007.

In addition Poker Icons have signed the top ranked (online) players from New Zealand

Per Hagen, Poker Icons President, passes comment about the UK office;
"I'm seriously excited about the opening of our UK office. Poker in the US has clearly seen substantial growth and has only recently shown signs of plateauing. We predict that Poker in the UK is about to experience a rapid explosion; we are now in a position to provide support thanks to the opening of our UK office."

Per also explains that Poker Icons plan on piloting a new initiative in the UK;
"What we do best is arrange sponsorship packages for talented players due to the unique and special relationships we have with the online poker rooms. We have however recognized a need to provide additional support to new and existing players such as media training, legal support, financial advice, VIP perks and even career advice. Poker Icons UK will be the first to provide these additional services and if the pilot is successful then we will roll these services out worldwide."

The UK President for Poker Icons is Glen Richardson and he found there was a lack of support for British Professional Poker Players and new talent. He therefore partnered with Poker Icons to establish their UK office due to their success and reputation in the European market.

Glen expresses his enthusiasm for Poker Icons UK;
"Business isn't just about money, for me it's more about doing something you enjoy and can be passionate about. I simply love Poker and I can't wait to get fully immersed in the UK poker scene."

Dave Sito will be running the Asian Poker Icons office from Singapore and Macau, and he will be in charge of signing the talents and serving partners in the rapidly growing market of Asia. Poker Icons have already signed some of the top Asian players with Ivan Tan being one of them.

In addition Poker Icons have also now got representation in the eastern part of Europe where they also have signed some high profiled players.

Visit www.pokericons.com for more information about the poker agency.

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