Thursday, November 5, 2015 : STRONG 888POKER PRESENCE AT WORLD SERIES OF POKER MAIN EVENT FINALE
European online poker operator secures sponsorship deals with three finalists.
888Poker has ensured that it will be well-represented when the 2015 World Series of Poker main event final table regathers this Sunday, announcing that it has signed sponsorship deals with three of the nine finalists: Joseph McKeehen, Neil Blumenfield and Thomas Cannuli.
Detailing the agreements, 888Poker said the three players would wear a triple-eight patch.
The announcement lauded the achievements of the three finalists, revealing:
"Joe McKeehen leads the stellar lineup of nine players as the chip leader with more than $60 million in chips. The North Wales, PA, native, who currently holds one-third of the total chips in play, is one of the most experienced players remaining in the tournament and is eager to take to the main table after a remarkable year of competition. Before making poker his full-time career, McKeehen graduated from Arcadia University in suburban Philadelphia with a degree in Mathematics.
"Neil Blumenfield is a seasoned poker pro from the San Francisco area, heads into the final table in third place with $22 million in chips. When Neil’s not at the poker table, he serves as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director for a business intelligence and cloud computing company based in Menlo Park, CA.
"Thomas Cannuli, a 23-year old native of Cape May, NJ, enters the lineup as the youngest player at the 2015 final table. His impressive and strategic performance this year has earned him more than $12 million in chips, and he sits in sixth place heading into the main event. Cannuli specializes in cash games, both online at 888poker NJ and live. This final table accomplishment has already guaranteed him the biggest live tournament score of his career."