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Two Final Table Players Aaron Kanter and Andrew Black At World Series Of Poker Cash In Satellites For A Shot At $7.5 Million.

Chip Leader Aaron Kanter and Andrew Black (third in chip count) Came to the Table Via World's Largest Multi-Table Poker Room - PartyPoker.

An American and an Irishman who are contending for the $7.5 million 2005 World Series of Poker title arrived at the Final Table through satellite tournaments on, the world's largest multi-player poker room.

Aaron Kanter of Lodi, CA and Andrew Black of Dublin each won their seats in the WSOP by playing online at Kanter is leading the event with a chip count of $10,700,000, and Black is in third with $8,140,000. First place in the event is $7.5 million, but the 9th place finisher at the table will be going home with a $1 million payday.

Andrew Black qualified on a $300+28 satellite on and Aaron Kanter qualified through the PartyPoker's WSOP STEPS tournament with just $12.

The event started July 7 and had nearly 6,600 competitors. Kanter and Black outlasted the top ranked professional players and thousands of highly competitive online players over the course of eight days of play. The 36th annual WSOP (2005) concludes tonight and is being filmed for airing on ESPN later this year.

Vikrant Bhargava, Group Marketing Director, PartyGaming commented "Winning the WSOP is the ultimate prize in poker. We're delighted that by playing from the comfort of their own homes, two players are on the verge of making poker history. It just goes to show that you do not need to be a top professional to win millions playing Poker!"

Launched in August 2001, is the World's largest multi-player poker room offering players a safe, secure and friendly environment to play poker. With more than one million satisfied users, is the market leader in the popular and fast growing online poker games market. Party Poker is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar. The site hosts over 70,000 simultaneous players at peak hours and over 250,000 online poker players daily, offering them a safe, secure and friendly environment to play poker. Players can play an assortment of live classic poker games including Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi / Low, Seven Card Stud, and single and multi-table tournaments.

Source: PartyPoker

Tags: Aaron Kanter, Andrew Black, Party Poker, WSOP 2005.

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