In the first tournament ($1,500 Buy-in Limit Hold'em Shootout), Mark came out on top of a field of 450 players and, in his second one ($1,500 Buy-in No-Limit Hold'em), he did the impossible and beat out 2,013 players for first place. Not only that, but the final table was televised on ESPN and included big pro names such as Minh Nguyen, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliot, and reigning Main Event Champion T.J. Cloutier, to mention three good candidates. It will be interesting to see how the odds play out in the end.
What all this publicity will be worth for AbsolutePoker is hard to estimate, but I am sure it will be substantial. AbsolutePoker is clearly aiming to be a serious player in the world of online poker. They have created an overall high-quality poker room, and offer a well-organized and thorough website. What a sweet deal they made when they signed up Mark Seif as their representative, he has surely delivered so far. If you want to read PokerListings.com's review of AbsolutePoker, please go to www.pokerlistings.com/absolute-poker.