Ian Frazer becomes Party Poker Pro

Ian Frazer becomes Party Poker Pro

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Ian Frazer is the first player to become a sponsored pro with PartyPoker. The 50-year-old Londoner is the first member of what promises to be an expanding grass roots team. The emphasis is on VIPs, player loyalty and historic links to PartyPoker.com.

Frazer, who has career earnings of over $1.3m is best known for his success in shoot out events. He won the $500,000 UK Open in 2005, $125,000 in the PartyPoker.com European Open in 2006 and has cashed 3 times in short handed events at the WSOP.

Ian said: “I am delighted to have got a deal with PartyPoker.com – it allows me to focus more on my poker than my everyday job. I have been involved with Party since the early Poker Den days so it is a deal that makes sense and is based on a strong relationship over a number of years. I left Party for a while as I felt the software got dated and the VIP service dropped from the original top level but since the October re-launch, the software is second to none and I’ve seen a massive amount of extra value given back through the new VIP system which puts Party back at the top. I’m looking forward to finding out who will join me.”

A PartyPoker.com spokesman added “The sponsored player and grassroots team initiative will continue to grow with all VIPs reviewed for suitability. We have seen growth in VIPs coming back to Party since our launch of the new software and continued huge strides in the VIP programme which culminated in the launch of the new PartyPoints Store this week.”

“We are looking for players that have shown themselves to have star quality in their play but who are also fun, humorous and possess a strong character and willingness to co-operate. Our extensive international television distribution gives players the chance of brilliant exposure.”

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