Monday, September 24, 2007

Swede Wins Chance to Play Heads-up Against Legendary Doyle Brunson

Emanuel Karlen (“ManneKK”) from Stockholm, Sweden won the $25,000 Summer Series Free Roll Grand Finale at on September 19th and will now face the “Godfather of Poker” Doyle Brunson in a Heads-Up match for $25,000 at on September 30th at 6pm BST (5pm GMT). If he wins, Karlen will take the cash and receive the ultimate bragging rights for beating Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson in a heads up tournament!

Karlen said “The tournament was really fun. Early on I managed to double up with a couple of flopped sets and big slicks that held up. Things went my way. Late game was all about choosing spots carefully since the structure was pretty fast. Playing a legend like Doyle Brunson heads-up is more than I ever could have dreamed of and will be really exciting. I'm looking forward to it and I will be happy, win or lose.”

Doyle Brunson said “Congratulations to Emanuel on winning the right to take me on Heads-Up. I've seen some of our Scandinavian players in action and they are pretty good. I am looking forward to putting Emanuel to the test in the final match of the most innovative tournament series has ever produced.”

Karlen will also be appearing on the cover of Online Poker Pro with the legendary Doyle Brunson as well as appearing in feature stories of other major poker publications.

Players at DoylesRoom can get a front row seat of the Heads-Up match by tuning in to and watching the match over the Internet.