November 12, 2010 02:30 ET

Simon Wing Scoop's London Calling Title Player Takes Home 1st Prize in London Calling's GBP 300 Main Event

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) - The UK's biggest poker festival drew to a close last night when Simon 'tigerwing' Wing defeated Gem Husnu with AQ against A9 to take first prize and coveted title at the London Calling £300 Main Event.

The 32 year old from Middlesex who has been a player on next-gen poker site for the last four years, took his online skill to the felt for his first big live win to date. In his quest for the number one spot, Wing outlasted PKR's own WSOP bracelet winner Scott Shelley and renowned poker players Neil Channing, James Akenhead, Barney Boatman and Joe Beevers.

Marketing Manager Erika Schwartz Poole said, "The London Calling poker festival has been a great success and we are over the moon with Simon's win. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. He came second at last November's PKR Live III and with PKR Live V kicking off next weekend, we wish him the best of luck that his winning streak continues."

About London Calling

London Calling is a new breed of poker festival delivered by which offers high quality dealt tournaments, at affordable buy-ins to the masses.

The festival ran for 28 days at the Fox Poker Club in association with, over which time it hosted 57 tournaments including NL Hold'em, PLO, PLO8, Heads-Up and HORSE events.

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Featuring stunning real-time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging and immersive gaming system, PKR brings an unparalleled and previously unseen level of realism to online poker.

Developed by some of the brightest stars in the video games and poker industries, PKR continues to be the most innovative poker room in the world.

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