Another Canadian captures Full Tilt freeroll win

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Ryan Lawrence, from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, put away a win in the weekly $3,000 Full Tilt Poker freeroll hosted exclusively for players last Saturday.

Lawrence, who plays as Dirt04, signed up at Full Tilt Poker through That entitled him entry into the weekly $3,000 freeroll after he racked up 150 player points during the seven-day qualification period prior to the event.

The fact that Lawrence, a 31-year-old road construction worker, plays poker every chance he can get, and plays at Full Tilt Poker two times a week, probably helped.

"It's great if you like to play tournaments, and you have more variety in cash games if you like to play games like Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo, Omaha Hi-Lo," Lawrence said about Full Tilt Poker, "[plus] you never have a problem finding a table."


Lawrence has been playing poker regularly for about four years. He got started playing with his friends.

"A group of my friends would get together and have a game," he said. "And then one of my friends started playing online so I thought I would give it a try."

That led him to one of his biggest poker wins - a $130,000 cash in the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event. He won his way to that event through another exclusive freeroll with another poker site.

"So last year's PokerListings freeroll was better; I won the $11k package, which I turned into $130,000," Lawrence said. "The Full Tilt win was great too. So now you can see why I love"

Lawrence described the Full Tilt freeroll as having a pretty solid playing field.

"But you always have some crazy players you can sit back and wait for to make a mistake and then capitalize," he said.

His win came down to his A-6 off-suit versus the other player's pocket fours. With a 3-1 chip lead, Lawrence raised it up, and the other player re-raised all-in. After Lawrence called, the board brought him the nut straight to the ace.

The final-table results for the March 15 freeroll were:

Place Name Prize
1st Dirt04 $810
2nd mikey11773 $510
3rd JohnDimitri $382.50
4th 1monsoon $300
5th Sailam $225
6th Chucker10 $165
7th Kobbers $112.50
8th lokmon $90
9th Dao Bo $67.50

The past couple weeks have also seen winners for the $3k weekly freeroll at Full Tilt Poker. The results for the March 8 freeroll were:

Place Name Prize
1st EE Ali $960
2nd mike24778 $585
3rd GrandDonkey $420
4th 1monsoon $330
5th thricer $240
6th lpod $180
7th RobSutton $120
8th andrewdice k $90
9th Javatinii $75

The results of the March 1 freeroll were:

Place Name Prize
1st Strict 9s $960
2nd 45caliberT $585
3rd egasMoniz $420
4th soarsoar $330
5th joac87 $240
6th lpod $180
7th Fractions $120
8th Tadadonk $90
9th rominlingin $75 players also have access to exclusive satellites for $12,500 prize packages to the 2008 WSOP* Main Event. Players who signed up at Full Tilt Poker through and who earn 300 player points during the qualifying periods will gain entry into the WSOP freerolls.

The qualifying period for the March 23 freeroll just ended Wednesday, but players have until April 2 to qualify for the April 6 freeroll.

* World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.

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