Lock Poker Picks Up 3 Poker Pros for their Pro Team

May 25, 2011

One online poker room who has not been affected negatively by the events of last month is Merge Network’s Lock Poker. In fact, they’ve only grown since Black Friday, accepting all the misplaced US players who were forced out of Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. Yes, Lock Poker is one of the few online poker sites that still accepts US players.

Now in an effort to continue growth and reinvest in the brand, Lock Poker has hired a couple new pros to represent them at live events, specifically the upcoming World Series of Poker, where there will be very little Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars gear on display, and no paid gear for Absolute Poker or UB.com, as they let their entire pro team go since April 15th.

New to the Lock Poker team are Brian “PrimodialAA” Pellegrino, Michael “bigguylegend22” Drummond, and Casey “Bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek.

Pellegrino is known for his mid to high stakes game. He took eighth place at the 2009 WSOP Heads Up Championship, which paid him nearly $100K. In addition, he’s won more than $180K in other live tourney winnings and another $88K from online tournaments.

Twenty-four-year-old Drummond, from New Hampshire, won more than $90K playing on Lock Poker alone in April and is also the winner of the Bluff Poker Challenge. Drummond commented, “I actually just got on Lock Poker earlier this month and it’s been awesome. I’ve been getting a ton of action and running well, which is always a deadly combination. The software is great, customer support is fast, and I look forward to continuing to play on this site.”

Jarzabek has become an online poker sensation, earning more than $4.2 million in online tourney winnings. He’s also been ranked number one by many online poker publications. He says, “I can’t quite tell you just how thrilled I am to be joining the Lock team. I am truly pumped to be working with such dedicated and motivated people. It is an exciting time for Lock Poker right now, as its exploding on the poker scene. And I get a front row seat. I couldn’t have asked for or been given a better opportunity.”


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