Aruba Classic hits the re-run circuit on GSN

The psychological trauma from seeing Phil Hellmuth in a pair of shorts has only marginally faded, but UltimateBet's 2006 Aruba Poker Classic was still so nice the Game Show Network (GSN) is going to air it three more times starting Friday.

Annie Duke was there. Phil Hellmuth was there. (He may or may not have been in shorts. Rumors are unsubstantiated.)

But the $774,960 first-place prize went to the unheralded Devon Miller, who, more than likely, will be hooking up the TiVo to relive some of his finest moments in last fall's Aruba Poker Classic when the GSN runs the tourney again on Feb. 23, Feb. 26 and March 1.

"Devon Miller was unstoppable throughout the whole tournament," said UltimateBet Team Member Phil Hellmuth in a recent release. "It was entertaining to watch his strategy and skills trump the rest of the field, though we're not going to let him get away with it next time!"

Also likely to have the TiVo on: Rookie Brian Gabrielle, who took the simultaneously-offered "Pro for a Year" prize and is in the midst of reaping his reward of being an UltimateBet pro for a full year.

Gabrielle's contract will run until the 2007 Aruba tournament, which, coincidentally, is just seven short months away, and UltimateBet is already inviting poker players to take a shot at winning a seat online through the "Ultimate Free Roll."

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