Three poker players sign book deal

Eric Lynch

Dimat Enterprises announced this week it has signed three prominent poker players to produce a series of poker books focused on No-Limit tournament strategy.

Eric Lynch, Jon Turner and Jon Van Fleet, who collectively have more than 200 wins, 1,000 final tables and cashes of more than $6 million the last few years playing in both live and online poker tournaments, will take on the first two books of the series.

Eric Lynch, better known online as Rizen, is one of the top tournament players online and live. His results speak for themselves as he has seven cashes at the World Series of Poker in the last two years, including a second- and a third-place finish.

In 2006 he had his largest live cash when he finished 26th in the Main Event to take home $494,000. Online he has more than 50 wins, 300 final tables and more than $1.5 million in cashes.

Lynch has also already helped write a book. He teamed up with Matthew Hilger to write No-Limit Hold'em Tournament Strategy: Expert Strategies for Live and Online Play. It is scheduled for release in fall 2008.

Jon "Apestyles" Van Fleet started playing poker professionally in 2004 after graduating from college. He quickly moved up in the ranks of the online poker world and is one of the top 10 Internet players in the world according to

Van Fleet has close to $2 million in online poker cashes, including more than 350 final tables and 70 wins. His biggest cash so far is $135,000 for a second-place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Million.

Jon Turner is well-known online as PearlJammer even though he actually got his start playing live games in Raleigh, N.C., and then later in Las Vegas.

PearlJammer is consistently ranked in the top 10 players online, and over the last few years, he has amassed an impressive online resume with more than 100 wins, 600 final tables and close to $2 million in cashes.

His biggest online cash also comes from the PokerStars Sunday million after he took home $100,000 for a second-place finish.

Their tournament knowledge will be combined for the Dimat Enterprises series, which will analyze real hands played by the authors to demonstrate their thought processes and the strategies they use to achieve their success. The books are set for release in the spring and fall of 2008.

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