Full Tilt Poker Signs First Swedish Red Pro, Michael Tureniec

Full Tilt Poker is well known for having the largest, most impressive team of professional poker players in its Full Tilt Pro roster. The recent signing of Michael Tureniec, however, is a landmark event for the online poker room, inking a deal with its first ever Swedish Red Pro.

Michael Tureniec, just 23 years old, has been playing poker for the past five years. His online poker presence has proved tremendously successful for the young Swede over that time. It wasn’t until the last few months of his career, however, that Tureniec discovered massive success in live tournaments.

Michael has pocketed more than $1.25 million in live tournament cashes in recent months, starting with a £525,314 ($1,042,910-USD) 2nd place finish in the European Poker Championships of the EPT on October 1, 2008. The very next month, Tureniec went on to claim his first crowned victory, finishing 1st in the Master Classics of Poker for $225,231.

Michael Tureniec - EPT Londond 2008Tureniec (pictured left) started the new year off with a proverbial bang as well, taking a 19th place cash of $46,643 in the Spotlight NL Hold’em Championship Event of the Aussie Millions.

Full Tilt Poker was quick to enter negotiations with Michael Tureniec’s agent, Vegas Group, resulting in the recent announcement of his addition to the Full Tilt Red Pro roster. According to Michael, joining Team Full Tilt is quite literally a dream come true.

“It feels great to be the first Swede to sign with Full Tilt Poker,” Tureniec commented. “This is naturally a large step forward in my poker career.” The young poker pro from Solna, Sweden will represent Full Tilt Poker, exhibiting branded attire throughout his sponsored trips to live poker events around the world.

Michael Tureniec joins an esteemed group of Full Tilt Red Pros that includes Scott Clements, David Colclough, Perry Friedman, Scott Fischman and many others; not to mention exclusive Full Tilt Pros Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, John Juanda, Erik Seidel, Jennifer Harman and more of today’s top pros.

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