ANTIGUA, BWI, March 9 /PRNewswire/ — World Poker Exchange (WPE) today announced an exclusive partnership with professional poker champion Susie Isaacs. The agreement is the first of its kind for the rapidly expanding poker site and calls for the organization to officially sponsor Isaacs in a large tournament series, beginning this week at the Pro Poker Tour at Bay 101, San Jose.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the World Poker Exchange and look forward to our new partnership,” says Isaacs. “I have been playing poker since I was a child and am excited to be associated with one of the new leaders of the online gaming trade that has a consistently recognized record of credibility within the trade and superb customer service among players.”
“We are fortunate to have a player of Susie Isaacs’ credibility and talent associated with the World Poker Exchange,” says Haden Ware, CEO of World Poker Exchange. “Susie is already a legend in her own right, and we are well on our way to being one of the leading online gaming destinations in the world. Our tournament play sponsorship of Susie Isaacs marks the beginning of a formal pro-team recruitment effort we have initiated, with additional player announcements to follow shortly.”
Isaacs is a professional tournament poker player who has won various titles and placed in the money numerous times throughout her 15-year career. She made poker history when she became the first woman to win the World Series of Poker ladies championship back-to-back in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, she placed 10th in the World Series of Poker $10,000 event vying for the $1 million prize. Isaacs became the second woman in history to accomplish such an outstanding finish.
Isaacs has contributed a regular column and developed feature stories for Casino Journal, Strictly Slots, Poker Player and Card Player magazines. Currently, she is a regular columnist for Poker Player newspaper, Women’s Poker Player, and Fifth Street magazine where her popular column “Chip Chatter” appears.
In the months ahead, Isaac will be appearing regularly on two television shows, “Poker Beat,” which airs on the 2005 schedule of Fox Sports National, and Final Table Challenge (see finaltablechallenge.com).
The World Poker Exchange (www.worldpx.com) is a licensed and regulated multi-player internet poker room that has served the online community since the outset of online poker play. Based in Antigua and established in spring 2001, World Poker Exchange is one of the world’s fastest growing online poker sites.