'Buzzer' joins Betfair Poker team

Thomas "Buzzer" Bihl has signed a deal with Betfair Poker to become one of the sponsored pros on Team Betfair. He will be representing the site at major tournaments as well as take part in educating new Betfair Poker players.

"Buzzer is a very strong player with some excellent tournament results. In single table tournaments, he is one of the toughest players in the world," said Ben Fried, head of poker at Betfair Poker. "He will be responsible for passing on his knowledge to our user base."

Thomas Bihl joins Ben Grundy, nicknamed the "Milky Bar Kid," and Bengt Sonnert on Team Betfair. In the future, the site will use its professional players in educational videos that players can download from the site. Grundy will give insight into Omaha, Sonnert will advise on high stakes limit cash games, and Bihl will give lessons on single table tournament play.

"I'm pleased we have expanded our existing friendship into official sponsorship. Betfair Poker is where I first learned and later improved my game and has always been my 'poker home,'" Bihl said. "I am looking forward to a longstanding relationship."

Bihl is based in Frankfurt, Germany, where he is mostly an online poker player. His pro poker career is relatively new with only two years of professional play, but Bihl estimates he's played more than one million hands online, and has placed well in several live tournaments.

He is also on the advisory board for the World Federation of Poker and will be speaking at the European Poker Camp run by Howard Lederer and Annie Duke.

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